Thanks Carol for the post -
If you are still using ammonia in your ultrasonic, you might
want to switch to something less toxic (and smelly).
I tried a non toxic powdered formula - from a jewelers supplier
locally. It left a slimy feeling - even when rinsing well.
And during a winter outdoors event I did with rain and high winds
(am now in the safe confines of the coop gallery) - all the
sterling pieces developed splotchy orange spots that wouldn’t
budge with a polish cloth. So, I was concerned about the people
who were wearing these pieces and what kind of tarnish problems
they might encounter. We have a very humid environment here. So,
I went back to the ammonia /soapy solution and gave the big
container of non toxic cleaner to the high school where I gave a
workshop. I will look up the one you mentioned - it sounds
great. Sometimes there is a problem of shipping liquid chemical
solutions to HI.
What brand is your ultrasonic? It may just be well used. (I am
certainly no expert on the subject!) I had a Branson ultrasonic
cleaner before - and it was relatively noisy. The Branson died
and then I bought an L&R. . Don’t think Branson even makes the
machine anymore. The L&R works great. My mentor had an L&R for
as long as I remember. I got one with the heater feature - but
wish I had gotten the timer too. Cynthia