The Degritter Thread

Wntrmute2

Junior Member
Maybe a use of "The" is a little presumptuous. So maybe substitute an"A" if it bothers you.

Anyway, the unit arrived from Estonia on Thursday after being shipped last Friday. UPS did an excellent job especially getting the unit through customs. I'v cleaned about six records between yesterday and this morning with what I believe are good results. Currently using the "Heavy" cleaning program which is about 8 minutes of cleaning and 3:30 of drying. Records are coming out spotless and dry except for a single drop of water left in the run-out track on one or two. I'm going to increase the drying time another 30 seconds and see. If not perfect then a q-tip or similar will fix that.

I am starting with 2ml of the manufacturer's cleaning solution which I believe is anionic. Taniel said adding a little alcohol would be safe so I might try that. Records are as quiet as expected. One additional thing I am enjoying is that I can listen while the thing is doing it's job in the furnace room. Plop in a record, hit start and I can go do something else!
 

Wntrmute2

Junior Member
I've cleaned about 50 records since the unit arrived on Thursday. I'd hazard that I haven't cleaned 50 records this year on my VPI! Basically a no brainer. Fill the tank, add 1-2ml of their cleaning fluid once degassed and go. The settings are easily understood and with one click the machine fills, washes, drains and drys. There are three wash settings and you can adjust the drying power and time. You can stop the cycle before drying which, when my second tank shows up, will let me try a true rinse cycle. At the moment, I don't see the need for that as there seems to be nothing of consequence left on the record.

The unit seems well made with an anodized aluminum shell and black end pieces of either aluminum or a delrin type material. There is only noise from the fan, the ultrasonics themselves seem quiet. A breathable cover would have been nice but that is my only complaint!
 
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