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Cheap ultrasonic cleaner
13-01-2011,11:29
Post: #31
Re: Cheap ultrasonic cleaner
ALDI have an ultrasonic cleaner for 20 quid in today's specials

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/spe..._17130.htm

Same price as the one in Maplins but the tank is nearly twice the size, so I'll see if I can grab one after work tonight. It's not the same model that was in Lidl recently.
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13-01-2011,14:18
Post: #32
Re: Cheap ultrasonic cleaner
panzanella Wrote:ALDI have an ultrasonic cleaner for 20 quid in today's specials

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/spe..._17130.htm

Same price as the one in Maplins but the tank is nearly twice the size, so I'll see if I can grab one after work tonight. It's not the same model that was in Lidl recently.


Well, it's 750ml and the SilverCrest that Lidl had was 600ml, so I'd say well short of twice the size - it is 25% larger however...
      • It doesn't say how many settings for the timer (the SilverCrest has 5 pre-sets).[/list:u][/list:u][/list:u]
        • I have had no problems with my new one from Lidl, but I know someone whose machine worked for about an hour then died totally. Fortunately he got a refund sorted (no replacement machines available, of course), and bought a Maplin's one (if I remember correctly) - no timer other than the auto-shut-off, I think it was.[/list:u]

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13-01-2011,14:37
Post: #33
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Spot on John - The Maplins one has no of the bells and whistles of the Lidl one, but it cleans just as well, and seems to have a longer life span (touch wood) Wink

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13-01-2011,14:54
Post: #34
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@UrbanHermit

The comparison was ALDI/Maplin: 750ml/420ml = 1.79
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26-06-2011,12:56
Post: #35
RE: Cheap ultrasonic cleaner
Hi All

How did people get on with these cleaners?

Is this the maplin one? http://www.maplin.co.uk/compact-ultrason...000-353828

Has anyone had a one of ebay that they would recommend?

Cheers
Craig
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26-06-2011,14:14 (This post was last modified: 26-06-2011 14:24 by FrenchBlade.)
Post: #36
RE: Cheap ultrasonic cleaner
(26-06-2011 12:56 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Hi All

How did people get on with these cleaners?

Is this the maplin one? http://www.maplin.co.uk/compact-ultrason...000-353828

Has anyone had a one of ebay that they would recommend?

Cheers
Craig

I had a cheap one, and it didn't last long, went and bought something a bit more rugged, and it's perfect. Buying "cheap" is not always the best solution.

Mine is a bit similar to this one, but one size smaller:
(heated tank and adjustable timer etc...)

http://cgi.ebay.fr/NETTOYEUR-Ultrasons-U...0358107038

Works very well, and I'm very pleased with it.

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26-06-2011,15:45
Post: #37
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(26-06-2011 12:56 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Is this the maplin one? http://www.maplin.co.uk/compact-ultrason...000-353828

Thats the one I bought, it's not as good as the Silvercrest one I had prior. It will clean soap scum etc off an already clean razor, but I wouldn't rate it's chances against a grubby razor picked up off the bay etc. If you just want something for general maintenance of your already clean razors though it's fine.

Regards James.

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27-06-2011,17:26
Post: #38
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Im looking at this one at the moment. http://www.maplin.co.uk/professional-ult...-h-261248. The good lady is giving me some funny looks though.
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27-06-2011,17:54
Post: #39
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(27-06-2011 17:26 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Im looking at this one at the moment. http://www.maplin.co.uk/professional-ult...0-h-261248 The good lady is giving me some funny looks though.

Link was buggered because of the full stop Wink (fixed it above)
You're probably better of with a stainless steel one, and off ebay it'll only cost you a tenner more for the small one. (including postage to the UK)

Second thing is you need to fill it, 2.5 litre is one hell of a tank, and will use a lot more liquid. (and cleaning agents), for 1 razor it's a bit of a waste in my opinion.

A heated tank is only useful if you do a lot of cleaning in a row to keep the water hot.
(otherwise just use hot tap water)

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27-06-2011,18:18
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(27-06-2011 17:54 )FrenchBlade Wrote:  
(27-06-2011 17:26 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Im looking at this one at the moment. http://www.maplin.co.uk/professional-ult...0-h-261248 The good lady is giving me some funny looks though.

Link was buggered because of the full stop Wink (fixed it above)
You're probably better of with a stainless steel one, and off ebay it'll only cost you a tenner more for the small one. (including postage to the UK)

Second thing is you need to fill it, 2.5 litre is one hell of a tank, and will use a lot more liquid. (and cleaning agents), for 1 razor it's a bit of a waste in my opinion.

A heated tank is only useful if you do a lot of cleaning in a row to keep the water hot.
(otherwise just use hot tap water)

Max



Reading the reviews its would seem to be a little hit and miss anyway.
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27-06-2011,18:29
Post: #41
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(27-06-2011 18:18 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Reading the reviews its would seem to be a little hit and miss anyway.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View...0437119390

This is the one I got, 75 quid, works like a charm.

You can get it on UK ebay for a bit more (same seller)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eumax-PRO-Ultrason...0750666917

I did make a liner for the basket out of plastic (since the tray is metal), as not to damage the razors with vibrating metal on metal.

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27-06-2011,19:16
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(27-06-2011 18:29 )FrenchBlade Wrote:  
(27-06-2011 18:18 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Reading the reviews its would seem to be a little hit and miss anyway.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View...0437119390

This is the one I got, 75 quid, works like a charm.

You can get it on UK ebay for a bit more (same seller)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eumax-PRO-Ultrason...0750666917

I did make a liner for the basket out of plastic (since the tray is metal), as not to damage the razors with vibrating metal on metal.

Max




Does it get the really old crud off??
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28-06-2011,08:16
Post: #43
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(27-06-2011 19:16 )SIRUSKEY Wrote:  Does it get the really old crud off??
An unltrasonic cleaner (USC) will not do "all" the work, quite a bit of manual work is still required. It's not just a question of putting it in completely scummy, and it coming out like new.
It is to be used as part of a cleaning process, there are quite a few steps before and after the USC to make a razor look good again.

All in all, it takes me a good hour (sometimes more) to clean/restore a razor, only 5-7 minutes of that hour is in the USC.

Leaving a razor too long in the USC will kill the plating if it's fragile.

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