Hi I am looking to purchase a cleaner and would like some
First what is the difference between an
ultrasonic cleaner and a Ionic cleaner. Second; How
exactly do they work, and last; is it possible to build
I asked that question a while ago, and after much research this
is what my conclusion is (btw, the research was very extensive .
. . about 5 seconds! )
Ionic, I purchased one of those . . . it was battery operated,
formed small bubbles on the metal (I use silver). I found that
the tarnish was removed very quickly, I’m not sure whether ionic
cleaning actually removes gunk (ie: after polishing, or even
after long time wear.) You can use Ionic even with the softest
of stones and pearls.
Ultrasonic, vibrate very quickly, I understand it will remove
the gunk after polishing. But, the limitiation is the stones
used. Many stones will not stand the ultrasonic waves (I’m
assuming that they will crack, chip or break . . .and maybe the
worst of it would be to drop out of the setting? I don’t
Ionic cleaner is relatively inexpensive . . . even the shop size
is well below $300.00 U.S. Dollar . . . the smallest (which was
the one I purchased and then returned, I really wanted a larger
one, but our local jewelry supplier went out of business shortly
before Christmas! Darn!) I am still looking . . .
I think I may eventually want to purchase a ultrasonic, but for
now, a crock pot filled with amonia/water mix seems to be
removing the gunk which remains after polishing.
Good luck, I look forward to seeing the replies to your quire.
Happy (almost) New Year!