Best ultrasonic cleaners for 2019

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Many years have passed since the discovery of the ultrasonic cleaning concept. Since that, countless persons worked hard to improve, perfect and extend the applications of this process.

Now, with certitude, we can say that they have succeeded, by creating machines suited for industrial, professional, and personal needs.

In this article, we have chosen the best ultrasonic cleaners designated for both professional and home usage for you to select from depending on your needs.

Our ultrasonic cleaners classification

 

We have classified these machines by two different criteria. First, the price range, that can start under the 50$ mark for those of you who have a limited budget; climbing above the 200$ mark, for those of you who can afford more advanced devices that can offer more functionalities and generally better results.

The second criterion that we have chosen is the category of the ultrasonic cleaner, and with that, we mean:
What are the objects that you can clean with this or that type of machine? You may say that one device can certainly clean a huge range of objects, right? Well, I agree with you to a certain point, but keep in mind that these machines offer different functionalities.

For instance, one ultrasonic cleaner may perform its task with a high frequency, effective on delicate materials, and another one will function at a low range, suited for more durable objects. I think that you got my point now, but we will take a deeper look into that later.

Now, before we start with our individual products reviews, let us shed some light briefly on the ultrasonic cleaning concept so that you can understand how these machines work, what precautions you need to take before using one, how to use this device etc..

If you want to acknowledge this information deeply, check out our other article titled: how does an ultrasonic cleaner work? If you don’t think that this will be necessary, then keep scrolling and let us continue!

What is an ultrasonic cleaner?

An ultrasonic cleaner is a machine made to clean many objects such as jewelry, glasses, gun and mechanical parts…
It utilizes an accelerated procedure of cleaning by the effect of ultrasonic waves of frequency generally ranging between 20 KHz and 400 KHz, coupled with a heating process of the liquid in which your object is submerged in.

What are the different kinds of ultrasonic cleaners?

While every ultrasonic cleaner may work relatively in the same way, there are many factors that you could take into account to classify these machines. For instance:

Having a heater or not

Although the ultrasonic process generates heat whether there is a thermostat in the device or not, the majority of the ultrasonic cleaners do provide you with a heating option. With this technology, you will be able to control the temperature, critical for the welfare of the cleaning operation.

Also, the temperature you will be choosing will be highly influenced by the type of material you want to clean, and how much impurities there is.

Transducers and generator power

We can also classify ultrasonic cleaners by looking at the difference between transducers (they produce ultrasonic waves) and generator power.

The first types of machines are ultrasonic cleaners widely spread to the public, generally good on cleaning small objects such as jewelry, contact lenses, etc…They have small transducers and simple and weak generator power. This type shouldn’t be considered to purchase when you are looking for critical results,.

The second type includes ultrasonic cleaners with bigger dimensions than the first ones. They generally have better transducers and stronger generators allowing them to function for longer periods of time, thus making them pretty practical for people looking to clean bigger objects while having more satisfying results. I would recommend this type for even professionals.

Lastly, the third type; destined for industrial usage, this kind of ultrasonic cleaners is characterized by heavy transducers and extremely powerful and performing generator and a tank with big dimensions.

Flat water or cleaning solution?

This is a classic question, and it has also a typical answer. You can use an ultrasonic cleaner with water, but if you want optimal results, you should consider using cleaning solutions. You can buy these in many online websites, but if you are a fan of homemade products, you could check some Youtube videos that can show you how to create solutions with your own hands.

Precautions of use

Just like any heat generating machine, using electricity and chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners may cause some risks related to the safety of the user, the materials intended to be cleaned, and even sometimes to the machine itself. Following the instructions listed below, you will be able to manipulate the majority of these devices while avoiding unnecessary risks:

-Do not run dry: Use the device with the tank filled to at least it’s 2/3 to avoid irreversible damage.-Place your machine’s generator out of reach of humidity and moisture.- Do not place objects directly in the bottom of the tank, this would damage the transducers and also risk perforating the tank. Place them in the basket provided with the device.

-Do not heat the machine while using a vegetable or hydrocarbon solvent.
– Never leave the machine unattended while it is running.
– Do not operate the machine for more than one hour continuously. Allow a break time of at least 15 minutes every hour.
-Due to the cavitation action and even with units not equipped with heaters, the temperature of the solution will certainly rise to a point that can risk you burn injuries, so you should never inspect the cleaning process manually while you are not wearing protective gloves
-Wear hearing protection if you are running the machine with low frequencies. It may not cause you danger if you are not considering this advice, but it will certainly be annoying to hear these extremely loud sounds.

What can we clean with it?

If you want to purchase an ultrasonic cleaner, you will certainly have to consider this point right? Imagine purchasing one, only to found out that the materials you want to clean can be damaged by this device.

However, ultrasonic cleaners can clean a huge type of objects, such as jewelry, mechanical parts, and even electrical devices. Cleaning electrical devices? Yes, you heard me right. Most people think that associating these kinds of materials and liquids together does not make sense. As long you dry them well, you will encounter no problems, mark my words.

On the other hand, there are indeed some materials you can’t clean with an ultrasonic cleaner. They can suffer damage from the high intensity of the vibrations produced by the machine. Such objects won’t stand the stress and the perturbations caused by the device like microphones.

Other things to Consider When Buying an Ultrasonic Cleaner

-Dimensions of the tank: The size of the objects you want to clean will influence the choice of the cleaner. If you need to clean big parts, you will wish for an ultrasonic cleaner that can contain them with ease.

-The power of ultrasound: this is the energy power of the transducers that will determine the performance of your device.

-The number of the transducers: Although the number of transducers is closely related to the volume of the tank, however, with equal capacity, a larger number of transducers allows a more homogeneous cleaning since the entire tank will be subjected to the same frequencies

-The heating: The cleaning fluids are designed to have optimal efficiency at a given temperature

-The quality and materials used in the fabrication: Stainless steel is often a sign of quality since it will tend to be more resistant over time and facilitates the maintenance of the device

-The frequency of the ultrasounds: Expressed in kHz or Mhz, it determines the fineness of the cleaning. For delicate products, keep in mind that you will need an ultrasonic cleaner that can perform at high frequencies, while for more robust and durable objects, a 25 kHz range will certainly do the job.

-The basket: The size and spacing of the mesh should be adapted to the elements you want to clean.

-The degassing function: Often present on professional devices, it allows the disappearance of gas bubbles responsible for perturbing the cavitation process.

-The timer: It allows to pre-set the duration of a cleaning cycle. Some models also have a digital display that allows you to select cycles predefined by the manufacturer

-Warranty: You should opt always for a longer warranty time even though it may come at a higher price.

How to use an ultrasonic cleaner?

An ultrasonic cleaner works in a very simple way. Firstly, it is preferable to dilute 3 to 5% of concentrated detergent specially adapted for ultrasonic cleaning. Then you have to select the right temperature, which will depend on the type of object you want to clean. A 104 or a 120 degrees Fahrenheit will generally do the job. The device heats up quickly, and this temperature will be reached rapidly enough.

After that, you need to deposit the materials intended to be cleaned in the basket placed in the ultrasonic tray. To complete the process, simply select the treatment time via a timer, which commonly, can’t be less than 1 minute and must not exceed 60 minutes. Do not forget to take into account the precautions enlisted above.

Products reviews

Now that we have understood the concept of the ultrasonic cleaners, how they work, and what are the precautions that we should account for when using one, I think it’s time for us to view together some of the best products available by categories. We will divide them first by the price range, then by functionalities.

Quick summary

Product nameFeaturesTank capacityLink
Magnasonic CD2800
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...20 oz (600 ml)Product page
VIVREAL Ultrasonic Cleaner
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...20 oz (600 ml)Product page
GT Sonic cleaner
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...20 oz (600 ml)Product page
Ultrasonic Cleaner with Digital Timer
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...27 oz (800 ml)Product page
Magnasonic UC71
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...28.7 oz (850 ml)Product page
GTSONIC Detachable Ultrasonic Cleaner
Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...45 oz (1300 ml)Product page
Happy buy cleaner
-Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...
-Includes a heater
44 oz (1300 ml)Product page
Skymen ultrasonic cleaner
-Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...
-Includes a heater
-Have a degas feature
67 oz (2 L)Product page
ROVSUN Ultrasonic Cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Includes a heater
-Destined for professionnals
101 oz(3 L)Product page
Kendal ultrasonic cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Includes a heater
-Destined for professionnals
101 oz (3L)Product page
Nexttechnology Cleaner
-Classic ultrasonic cleaner for jewelry, watches...
-Includes a heater
-Destined for professionnals
-27 oz (0.8 L)
-44 oz (1.3 L)
-108 oz (3.2 L)
-152 oz (4.5 L)
-203 oz (6 L)
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X-Tronic ultrasonic cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Includes a heater
-Has a degas mode
-Has a sweep mode
-Destined for professionnals
-68 oz (2 L)
-101 oz (3 L)
-203 oz (6 L)
Product page
Mophorn Ultrasonic Cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Contain a heater
-Destined for professionals
338 oz (10 L)Produt page
Sonix 4 SF126H cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Contain a heater
-Contain an adjustable frequency feature
-Destined for professionals
338 oz (10 L)Product page
Ultrasonic Cleaner with Dual Frequency Control
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big sized objects
-Contain a heater
-Contain an adjustable frequency feature
-Destined for professionals
1014 oz (30 L)Product page
iSonic F3900
-Ultrasonic cleaner for dental prosthesis
6.8 oz (200 ml)Product page
iSonic DS400B cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for dental prosthesis
-Destined for professionals
27 oz (800 ml)Product page
Hornady 043310 cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for gun parts
-Contain a heater
-Destined for professionals
304 oz (9L)Product page
Lyman ultrasonic cleaner
-Ultrasonic cleaner for big gun parts
-Contain a heater
-Destined for professionals
34-3/4" tank (volume not provided)Product page
Gunslick 3.2 Quart 49000
-Ultrasonic cleaner for gun parts
-Contain a heater
-Destined for professionals
101.4 oz (3 L)Product page
CleanerVinyl One
-Ultrasonic cleaner for Vinyl disks
-Contain a heater
-Destined for professionals
Can contain up to three disks with additional attachementsProduct page

Reviews by prices

1-Under 50$

a- Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner (UC71)

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There is no better way to start off this review than with a well-known and appreciated product. Perfectly adapted for little objects with a tank capacity not surpassing 850 ml (28.7 oz), the Magnasonic Professional ultrasonic cleaner may be the best choice for your jewelry, eyeglasses, and other related objects with relatively small dimensions.

If you have jewelry oxidized by time, you will be amazed to find out in a few minutes the brilliance they had at the time of their purchase. It offers also 5 different time settings with a digital countdown display. All of that followed by an automatic shutdown feature, for those of you who want to conserve energy.

ProsCons
-Perfectly adapted for personal usage
-Automatic shut-down feature
-Portable and easy to use
-Good volume for a “made for home usage” device
-Relatively small tank
-Not very effective on greasy objects
-Plastic cleaning basket
-No heater available
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

b- VIVREAL Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner with Digital Timer

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It is one of the cheapest 20 ounces (approximately 600 ml) ultrasound cleaners on the market, but it remains very effective. Long and wide enough, it can clean big glasses, watches, and a lot of equipment. Its use is very simple since there are only 2 buttons which are waterproof: one to turn on and off, and another to set the timer. No need to have an engineering degree to understand how it works.

On top of that, its basket is made of stainless steel, so quality is guaranteed. Just like the Magnasonic ultrasonic cleaner, Vivreal offers 5 timer setting modes (from 90 s to 480 s) and an automatic shut down feature.

ProsCons
-Automatic shut down feature
-Stainless steel basket
-Water proof buttons
-1 year money back guarantee
-Portable
-Small tank capacity
-No heater available
-Does not provide adjutable cleaning frequency

c- GT SONIC Jewelry Cleaner Machine

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If you are looking for the most instinctive ultrasonic cleaner, then this one may be the right pick for you. The GT SONIC may offer only a one button option which is to turn on or off the machine, but you will be certainly wrong to misjudge its efficiency. Its relatively small size (20 ounces or 600 ml) and low power consumption will surely not make it the perfect fit for cleaning big objects or extremely greasy and oily ones, but with your regular rings, earlobes, and necklaces, you will get a well-done job.

If you are doubting its durability, then think again, its tank is made of stainless steel thus ensuring that it will survive the test of time. As for the frequency it uses when running, it is approximating the 42 kHz; pretty standard if you ask me.

ProsCons
-Extremely simple to use with only one button
-Stainless steel tank
-Transparent LID to check the cleaning operations
-Automatic shut down feature
-Portable
-Small tank capacity
-There is no options to select the time or temperature of the operation
-Not very efficient on greasy and oily objects
-Only 60 days guaranteed money back
-Does not provide adjutable cleaning frequency

d- Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Machine for Cleaning Eyeglasses, Watches, Rings, Necklaces (CD2800)

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Yes, we know, we have already seen a magnasonic ultrasonic cleaner earlier so why we are reviewing another one? Well, don’t blame me if this brand is popular and successful at the same time. While the CD2800 product may offer a tank capacity inferior to its sister (600 ml(20 oZ) compared to the 850 ml(28.7 oz)), and does not provide different time settings(only 3minutes cycle), it has two noticeable advantages.

It is more pocket-friendly than the previous one and has embraced more positive feedbacks then the uc71 model. Just as expected from the Magnasonic brand, this ultrasonic cleaner will be a perfect fit for your household. It is perfect for cleaning your regular objects like jewelry, CD, DVD, razors, etc..

ProsCons
-Pocket friendly
-Simple to use
-Automatic shut down feature
-Portable
-Small tank compared to the UC71 model
-Not very efficient on extremely greasy and oily objects
-Plastic basket
-No heater available
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

2-Between 50 $ and 100 $

a- Ultrasonic Cleaners Digital Timer for Cleaning Jewelry and Eyeglass

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A little bigger than its previous three competitors above (27 oz(800 ml)), this ultrasonic cleaner is still very effective. Its format makes it possible to clean glasses, watches,  jewels or mechanical parts that can be brought inside its tank.

We appreciate its use, and the ability to adjust the working time. Thus, depending on the type of objects and the level of fouling, we will be able to choose a cycle between 1:30 and 7:30 minutes. This will usually be enough for most of the material you will have to scour thoroughly. It is also really simple to grasp how it works, just schedule the time and turn on the device and you will be all set.

ProsCons
-Simple to use
-Good volume for a “made for home usage” device
-No heater available
-Plastic basket
-Does not provide adjutable cleaning frequency

b- GTSONIC Ultrasonic Cleaner Jewelry Glasses Dentures Professional Detachable Cleaning Machine

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Since we have increased the budget by 50$, you will be expecting us to show you more advanced devices, right? Well, now that we have seen the obvious, then let us take a look at an ultrasonic cleaner that will certainly make you think twice if you are considering getting another one.

The GTSONIC Ultrasonic Cleaner may offer a cleaning function that doesn’t include a thermostat to control the temperature as you please, but with its positive feedbacks, its big-sized tank(45 oz (1300 ml)), its detachable feature(can be easily reassembled), and most importantly, its degas function (for optimal cleaning operation), you certainly can’t complain about its current price.

If this device didn’t have weak transducers and generator power, we would have classified it as a professional device.

ProsCons
-Spacious tank for a “made for home usage” ultrasonic cleaner
-4 different time cycles
-Automatic shut down feature
-Detachable
-Portable
-Does not include a heater
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

c- ROVSUN 3L Ultrasonic Cleaner, Professional Sonic Cleaner

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Don’t you all love to have a spacious ultrasonic cleaner coupled with an integrated heater and at an affordable price? Well, I guess that ROVSUN did indeed take two steps forward by designing this machine, answering all of these requests.

With its 101 oz(3 L) capacity, you will be able to clean voluminous objects. There is no need to worry if this or that mechanical part will fit inside its spacious tank.

Now for the heater, this machine does provide you with a standard range, starting at 68 degrees f and ending at 176 degrees f, so as you can expect, cleaning will be much easier and more efficient than the machines which do not offer this technology.

Finally, just like we hoped for, ROVSUN has pretty good two transducers running at 60 W each. This feature will provide more stable performance, higher cavitation effect, in short, better cleaning results.

ProsCons
-Very spacious tank
-Include a heater
-Include different time settings
-Stainless steel basket
-Noise reduction lid
-Can be used at a professional level
-Not a very popular product
-Not very clear manual
-Does not provide adjutable cleaning frequency

d- Happybuy Ultrasonic Cleaner 1.3L Large Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner Stainless Steel Ultrasonic Cleaner with Heater

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If you think that the previous ultrasonic cleaner, due to its large tank, will cause you to waste water, detergent and most importantly time (a large tank generally needs more time to heat up), then this machine will hopefully be a good match for you.

With its good transducers power (60 W), and its embedded heating function (from 32 degrees f to 172 degrees f), and its acceptable tank size (44 oz), Happybuy can certainly be used at a professional level.

However, there is a big downside that you should take into account before initiating any transactional action. There is almost no feedback on this product available on the internet.

If you don’t mind being one of the few to try things on their owns, then go ahead, and hopefully, you will get an ultrasonic cleaner that will satisfy your needs.

ProsCons
-A precise timer with a good range (from 0 to 30 min)
-Includes a heater
-Portable
-can be used on a professional level
-No feedbacks from users
-Does not provide adjutable cleaning frequency

e- Nexttechnology Ultrasonic Cleaner Stainless Steel Ultrasonic Tank Cleaning Equipment Heated Sonic Jewelry Washer

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We thought that we could close the 50-100$ section with a product well appreciated by the public and offering a large set of options for those of you who want a specifically sized tank while having the advantages of a professional ultrasonic cleaner.

Nexttechnology did presume right by offering a large set of volume options. Starting by the standard 44 ounces destined for little objects going up to gradually to the 135 oz capacity for heavy and big objects, all of that under the 100 $ mark, price increasing linearly of course.

These devices include a digital timer that you can program to a maximum of 99 min. Of course, let’s not forget about the heater included into the machine, just as expected from any good ultrasonic cleaners manufacturer.

ProsCons
-Different capacity depending on your needs
-Good timer range
-Includes a heater
-12 months warranty
-Can be used on a professional level
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

2-Between 100 $ and 200 $

a-Mophorn Ultrasonic Cleaner Stainless Steel 10 L Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner 240W Ultrasonic Power Ultrasonic Cleaner

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We should presume now that 90% of the devices have huge tanks (over 67.6 oz) and are destined for professionals. With that being said, what does the Morphorn cleaner have as features?

With a huge tank capacity (338 oz (10L)), this machine will naturally have additional transducers to cover all of this volume, and in our case, they are 4 with a 60 W power, pretty standard for an average professional ultrasonic cleaner.

Besides that, just like any advanced machine, this one will provide you with a timer programmable up to 30 min and a heater that will allow you to choose a temperature ranging between 32 degrees f and 176 degrees f.

Finally, to ease up the cleaning of the device itself, there is a tap installed on the bottom of the tank that will grant you the possibility to evacuate all of the used cleaning solutions.

ProsCons
-Tank made of stainless steel
-Huge volume
-Contain a heater
-There is a tap for solution’s evacuation
-Can be used on a professional level
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency
-Temperature adjustable in degrees Celsius

b- Skymen Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Heated Sonic Cleaning Machine

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Looking for a professional ultrasonic cleaner that offers efficiency, an average sized tank, at an affordable price? Well if that is the case, then the Skymen ultrasonic cleaner will surely respond to these criteria.

With a transducer power averaging  60 W, we can safely assume that this device is destined for the professional needs. Just like we have hoped for, it is equipped with a precise and advanced heater, but however, it does not provide you with a huge range of temperature (from 60 degrees f to just 149 degrees f).

To compensate for that, this machine will allow you to chose between 7 different cleaning cycles. These cycles begin with the standard 60s cycle for fast and easy cleaning operations, climbing to the 60 min mark for those in search of optimal results.

As for the tank, it has only a 67 oz (2 L) capacity, some people will consider this an advantage that will allow them to save water, detergent and most importantly time (heating take less time), while others may think that this is a downside, because it will reduce the range and numbers of items that they can clean with it.

Now for the best part, this machine does include a degassing function, extremely useful to eliminate gas bubbles that can disrupt the cavitation effect.

ProsCons
-Tank made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Has a degas feature
-7 different cleaning cycles
-Pocket friendly
-Can be used on a professional level
-Does not provide a huge temperature range
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency
-Not a very popular product

c- Kendal Commercial Grade 220 Watts 3 Liters Ultrasonic Cleaner HB-23MHT

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Before we close this section, we thought that we could take a look at a machine that has indeed caught our eyes. The Kendal commercial Grade does provide theoretically regular features, regarding the heating that can range between 68 and 176 degrees f, and the cleaning cycle (between 0 and 20 min).

However, what makes it special is a good power (60 W) and in particular the high number of transducers that it includes. Their total number is two, but in a 101 oz (3L) tank capacity, this is considered pretty high.

Keep in mind that the Mophorn ultrasonic cleaner has 4 transducers in a 338 oz (10 L) capacity, that means that the Kendal Commercial is 33% more efficient. Besides that, this machine has made good impressions on the majority of the public, so you don’t need to worry about its quality and durability.

ProsCons
-Tank made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Different cleaning cycles
-High transducers number
-Can be used on a professional level
-Expensive for a 101 oz (3L) tank capacity
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

3-Over 200 $

a-X-Tronic 2 Liter, 3 Liter & 6 Liter”Platinum Edition” Stainless Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaners

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Just like you would expect from ultrasonic cleaners with high prices, the X-Tonic machine is made of stainless steel. It does also provide you with all the classic features available in devices with a lesser price, such as the heater, the large tank capacity, the powerful transducers, the programmable cleaning cycles, and the degas mode.

So what does make this unit such an expensive one? Well, the answer is simple. It offers a new feature called “sweep mode”. It allows the machine to purposely, slightly and symmetrically deviate from its center established frequency to enhance the cavitation effect.

The last thing I want to point at, this machine comes in three different sizes: the 67.6oz (2L), 101 oz (3L) and 203 oz (6L) one. You could also guess that the price is changing depending on what dimensions you pick.

ProsCons
-Tank and basket made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Different cleaning cycles
-Has a degas mode
-Has a sweep mode
-Can be used on a professional level
-Expensive
-Does not provide adjustable cleaning frequency

b- Ultrasonic Cleaner (30L) with Dual Frequency Control, 20khz, 40khz

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We know we know, this ultrasonic cleaner has an extremely huge capacity (1014 oz). It’s not very practical for an average professional, but we couldn’t let the minority leave our reviews without viewing an item that could fit their needs.

This ultrasonic cleaner is mainly made to clean medical types of equipment, car and gun parts, in short, big sized objects, but that doesn’t mean it will be useless on jewelry as well. On the contrary, its efficiency has been well appreciated by many users.

Besides its huge tank, this device does include a feature that is crucial and yet not commonly found in the average ultrasonic cleaner, which is the adjustable frequency. I may have pointed out at the beginning of this article, the importance of this function, which will allow you to change the cleaning process: high frequency for delicate objects, and low frequency for durable ones.

Now you have it; this machine made by “Digital Pro technologies” has a frequency controller that will permit you to switch between the 20 kHz and 40 kHz range.

ProsCons
-Tank and basket made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Huge tank capacity
-Allows switching between two preset frequencies different cleaning cycles
-Destined for the professional usage
-Very expensive
-Does not include a degas or sweep features

c- Dual-Frequency Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner Heated – Sonix 4 SF126H

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There is no better way to close the “over 200 $” section than with an ultrasonic cleaner that is similar to the previous one but which comes at almost half the price and with a third of its tank capacity (only 338 oz (10L)).

The sonix 4SF126H offers a dual frequency so that you could choose between the regular 40 kHz, and the 28 kHz range, best suited for robust and durable objects.

Let’s not forget about the degassing function, absent from its previous competitor, and it goes without saying, that this machine does provide you with different programmable cycles and of course a heating feature.

ProsCons
-Tank and basket made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Huge tank capacity
-Allows switching between two preset frequenicies
-Different cleaning cycles
-Destined for the professional usage
-Good warranty time
-Does not include a sweep mode
-Expensive

Reviews by features

In this section, we will take a deeper look into machines specialized in certain categories. If you don’t get what we mean, keep scrolling you will understand right away.

1- Best ultrasonic dental cleaners

iSonic F3900 Ultrasonic Denture

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This cleaner is mainly used for cleaning prosthetic dentures, as it was designed for this purpose. Its tank provides a container which will hold the dentures with ease.

This device does have other noticeable advantages that will make it a perfect fit for your household. It has small dimensions, thus making it perfect for displacements. Also, the absence of battery (works with AC),  will avoid you the problems of dying batteries.

The cleaning time will generally take about five minutes, however, this will be influenced by the impurities. After the cleaning cycle ends, the auto shut down feature will take care of the rest. Don’t forget to let it cool for a couple of minutes at least before reusing it.

ProsCons
-Tank and basket made of stainless steel
-Contain a heater
-Huge tank capacity
-Allows switching between two preset frequenicies
-Different cleaning cycles
-Destined for the professional usage
-Good warranty time
-Does not include a sweep mode
-Expensive

iSonic DS400B (PET) Miniaturized Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner Clean Dentures at Dental Offices

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Now, what about a machine created for dental offices? Don’t worry, we won’t forget the professionals in this article, but let’s go straight to the point. What does this ultrasonic cleaner have as features?

You could guess first that it has a tank specially designed to hold dentures just like the previous cleaners so what’s the difference between the two? First, it has a much powerful transducer (55 W), approximating the ones installed in bigger professional ultrasonic cleaners. Second, it can hold more than a single denture.

Finally, it offers a disposable PET cup which will allow you to change the water more easily than doing it in the main cleaning tank of the ultrasonic cleaner. If you are a dental chirurgical looking for a denture cleaner, this one will be a perfect match for you.

ProsCons
-Specially designed to clean prosthesis denture
-Small and delicate, practical for bathroom use
-Small tank capacity (can clean only one denture at a time)
-Only five minutes cleaning cycle
-Does not contain a heater

2- Best ultrasonic cleaners for gun parts

Hornady 043310 Lock-N-Load Hot Tub for Sonic Cleaners

 

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The revolutionary Hornady 043310 ultrasonic cleaner is one of the best gun cleaners available for the wide public. Its huge capacity (304 oz) will certainly allow you to clean up to a 16 inch AR-15 upper. As for the heater, you can set it with 5 different options, ranging between 100° and 140 ° f. Let’s not forget about the degassing function, also included in this piece of art.

Finally, it goes without saying that the manufacturers did equip this device with a good powerful number of transducers (total of 4), making it an efficient machine, perfect for people looking to obtain the best cleaning results.

ProsCons
-Specially designed for gun parts cleaning
-Different time and temperature cycles available
-Has a degassing feature
-Can be used on a professional level
-Pretty expensive
-Best suited for big gun parts

Lyman Products Turbo Sonic Power Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner

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You can use the previous gun parts cleaner on a domestic level as well as the professional one, but what about this one? Well, this product is 100% targeting professionals. Forget about it if you are thinking to get one just for your personal use.

It is an expensive unit but with what it provides as features, you can’t blame the manufacturer for setting such a high price.

Just as you would expect from this ultrasonic cleaner, it features an extremely wide tank (with a heater) that will be a perfect fit for almost any barreled action, upper receiver, or other related gun parts.

Keep in mind also that this device does include a huge number of powerful transducers, counted as 10! Yes, you heard us right: 10 transducers! That’s a scary number that will be more than enough to enhance the cavitation effect to its maximal of potential.

ProsCons
-Specially designed for gun parts cleaning
-Different time and temperature cycles available
-Has a degassing feature
-Can be used on a professional level
-Pretty expensive
-Best suited for big gun parts

Gunslick Ultrasonic Cleaner 3.2 Quart 49000

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The two previous gun parts cleaners are professional ones destined mainly for rifles and big guns, but what about your average sized handgun?

The Gunslick cleaner maybe 10 times cheaper than the Lyman one, however, that shouldn’t automatically mean that it has a poor performance. Remember Lyman has 10 transducers embedded into it, as for this one, judging by its tank’s dimensions (101 oz), this number shouldn’t be above 2 (this information isn’t provided by the manufacturer).

Unfortunately there isn’t much to add, except for the fact that this machine does have a timer and five different temperatures settings, but to be honest, with the positive rating that this item has encountered and with taking into account that at this moment, there is only a handful of Guslick ultrasonic cleaner available for sale, we can safely assume that betting on it is a good idea.

ProsCons
-Include a huge number of strong transducers
-Different time and temperature cycles available
-Destined for the professional usage only
-Extremely expensive
-Not very practical on small gun parts

3- Best ultrasonic cleaners for vinyl disks

CleanerVinyl One: Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner

 

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It’s not easy to find an ultrasonic cleaner that can fit a vinyl disk unless you opt for a large one, but you will be wasting energy and time at the same time.

To solve this problem, multiple manufacturers did create ultrasonic cleaners that can fit these disks with the minimum of waste possible. “CleanerVinyl one” does belong to the best ones that befit this category.

With its simple and user-friendly design, you can be sure that your precious vinyl disks collection will be cleaned and preserved for the longest time imaginable.

“CleanerVinyl one” does offer also additional attachments that could allow you to extend your cleaning operations by up to 3 disks per operation: pretty handful if you possess a large collection.

However, just like the previous gun parts ultrasonic cleaner, the manufacturer did not provide us with detailed technical information but keep in mind that this device did encounter positive feedbacks from many users.

ProsCons
-Different time and temperature cycles
-Relatively cheap
-Destined for small guns
-Can be used on a professional level
-The manufacturer didn’t provide precise technical information

Conclusion

Now for sure, we have globally understood the ultrasonic cleaning process. We viewed the top ultrasonic cleaners available on the market for both the professional and personal usage.

Now depending on your budget and your needs, we can safely assume that you have all the required background to make a safe and satisfying purchase that will hopefully benefit you for the long term. If you want to see other reviews related to ultrasonic cleaners, then follow our website and stay tuned!