This is a great question because of the nature of the cleaning process. Due to the cavitation in the tank, it is perfectly acceptable to be worried about the glass being broken inside the tank. With the right equipment and precautions, however, that will not happen.
Cleaning Glassware with an Ultrasonic Cleaner
There are two keys to safely cleaning glass in an ultrasonic cleaner, especially when cleaning finer glass, such as test tubes. You want to ensure that the glass has been completely immersed in the cleaning solution to ensure all glass surfaces are covered. Before starting the cycle, you will also want to ensure there is no trapped air in the glass.
Second, you want to make sure you are using one of our basket inserts to keep the glasses from banging into each other. This will also hold them securely in the tank so the vibrations of the tank do not break the glass.
Once you have prepared and properly secured the glassware, you can then run it through the cleaning cycle. Once the process is completed, remove the glassware from the tank and rinse thoroughly. You can then allow the glassware to air dry.
Why Is Ultrasonic Cleaning So Effective?
Most traditional washing machines would fall into the spray-wash category. There is some type of jet-spray system that either comes up from the bottom that sprays the dishes. In restaurants, they are considerably better, usually spraying water from both the top and bottom. However, even those washers do not compare to ultrasonic cleaners.
The cavitation created by ultrasonic waves makes this cleaning method so unique. This creates microscopic bubbles that travel to every surface, nook, and cranny of the item in the tank. When the bubbles reach the item, they implode, spreading the cleaning solution everywhere. Combined with the cavitation, all debris is dislodged, even those tough-to-remove items that we will often find still caked on the glass or dish in a traditional dishwasher.
When you are talking about sanitation, there is no better way to clean, at least in our opinion, than by using an ultrasonic cleaner.
Keep in mind, even if you are purchasing a tank to clean one specific item, you can usually use it for more than just that one option. This is why it is so important to discuss your purchase with our team of experts before finalizing the sale. For instance, if you are purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner for a lab to clean test tubes and beakers, you may soon realize this is also the ideal way to sanitize other equipment. Perhaps you need a bigger tank or maybe even a variety of baskets to use in that tank to ensure everything is cleaned properly.
If you are ready to talk about purchasing a tank, give us a call at 888-989-5560. One of our experts will be more than happy to discuss your purchase and the best possible tank, even if we have to custom-build it for you!