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How to use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean your jewelry at home?

You may have taken your jewelery to the jewelers to get cleaned ,they offer this service free and then tell you what problems the piece has. but if your jewelry was not buying from them,then you have to pay extra money for the jewelery cleaning.  well ,you can read this blog to learn more:”professional Jewelry cleaning VS the Home cleaning:which way you use it?”

Anyway, if you choose cleaning your jewelry at home ,then which methods you will use it too?


Using Brush, Water, Soap or a high efficient machine (such as steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner  you can read another blog to learn more:it’s aboutwhat different between ultrasonic cleaner and steam cleaner ?“)  ultrasonic cleaner will be the best way to clean the jewelry for you .With your own ultrasonic cleaner you can clean your jewelery the same way the professionals do it. This methods can save money, time and is very easy to use,save and environmentally.


ultrasonic cleaners simple working principle

An ultrasonic cleaner is a machine that uses ultrasound to remove the dirt from your jewelry. The parts are placed in a tank filled with a cleaning solution. After the cleaner is turned on, its motor produces ultrasonic vibrations through the liquid. These vibrations break down the dirt particles accumulated on the surface of your jewelry.The good thing about ultrasonic cleaners is that they can clean the parts of your jewelry that are otherwise unreachable when using more conventional methods.


Cleaning Solution

First option:you can directly buy the cleaning solution at the jewelry store

Second option: A homemade cleaning solution ,it’s very simple,you just fill the tank of your cleaner with water, and add a tablespoon of ammonia.Then add some dishwashing liquid and you’re done.You can turn on the cleaner and let it run without any items for 5-10 minutes so that the solution gets mixed well.

if you want to learn more about “how to make an ultrasonic cleaning solution?” please read this blog ,i think it will help you more.


Using the powerful heater function

For the cleaning solution to work best, it needs to heat the solution hot.There are too many ultrasonic cleaners that have a built-in heater to ensure that the solution is heated up,but the price may be a little more expensive than the other none. All you need to do is just heat the water up before you put it in the tank (do not bring the water to a boil). Then you can mix in the ammonia and the dishwashing liquid.


The Cleaning Process

First,you have filled the tank with water and poured the cleaning solution that you make or you buy.

Second,you can put your item into the tank,remember don’t put in too many pieces at once,it may  scratch your jewelry.

Third,it needs to heat the solution hot and set the temperatures you need. Turn the device on and let it run for as long as needed until your jewellery is clean. (Depending on how dirty the items are, this time usually varies from 1 to 20 minutes.)

when the cleaning is done, switch the cleaner off and leave your jewelry inside for another 5-10 minutes so that the dirt particles that were knocked off your pieces by the sound waves can fall to the bottom of the tank.

After you take your jewelry out, you can clean it briefly with a soft brush to make sure that any residual dirt is removed, especially from the mountings of your rings. Rinse the items to wash off any remaining detergent, and dry them with a soft cloth.


How Often Should You Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

May be every week,every month ,I think it depends on how quickly your jewelry gets dirty.If you wear your pieces every day and they accumulate oil stain or dirt more quickly, you can wash them every week.In general,you can clean your jewelry every couple of weeks.As long as your jewelry is made of materials that can takeultrasound, cleaning your items more often will not hurt them.


Should you Not Put all kinds of jewelry in an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Not all jewelry should be cleaned with an ultrasonic have to know different jewelry should use different way to you can read another blog to learn more: “Different jewelry use different way to clean”.