Do Ultrasonic Stain Removers Work?

Do Ultrasonic Stain Removers Work?

Stains happen. Sure there are large appliances with built in stain fighting tech, but not everyone has the space or the option to own their own washing machine. As city dwellers without a laundry room, hand held stain fighting solutions are always items of interest. Ultrasonic stain removers are the new kids on the block when it comes to stain fighting, but do they really work?

Ultrasonic stain removers claim to work by generating cleaning bubbles which vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency. When these bubbles reach the "ultrasonic level" they explode, supposedly releasing "extraordinary cleaning power." We found these two devices, while researching ultrasonic stain removers, both are under $30 and promise quick and easy stain removal.

The Stain Doctor from Viatek weighs 2 lbs and is designed to not only remove stains from clothing, but also from jewelry. Lightweight and rechargeable with a one hour battery life, the device claims to clean using 70,000 cleaning bubbles a second without damaging fabric. The Stain Doctor sells for $23.

Tide Buzz Stain Remover System from Black and Decker has received some good reviews on Amazon and like the Stain Doctor uses ultrasonic waves to remove stains. Unlike the Stain Doctor, Buzz also uses a Tide stain removal solution along with pads to get the job done. Replacement liquid and pads sold separately. Buzz sells for $26.

Do you have any experience with ultrasonic stain removers? Do they work? What are some of your stain removal solutions for when you do not have easy access to a washing machine?

(Image: Flickr user Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten under license from Creative Commons.)

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