Hoping that someone can help me figure this out. Sterling put in
our ultrasonic cleaner has recently started to tarnish while in the
Just leave stuff in the ultrasonic long enough to get the dirt/rouge
off (maybe 30 seconds).
If I leave sterling in my ultra- for a half hour it gets "tarnished"
I use ZEP Heavy Duty Floor Stripper & water in my ultrasonic
It has a very high pH (basic) and won’t damage pearls, amber, or
even cameos. (To test it I dropped one of each plus an opal and a
Paraiba tourmaline in a jar of the straight cleaner for 11 months, to
I discovered it accidently one Christmas season when I ran out of
the fancy store-bought Ultrasonic Cleaner and didn’t have time to run
out to the store and so experimented with whatever was on hand.
I’ll never use anything else again!