Product Battle: Midmark Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner vs Tuttnauer Clean and Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner May 11 2016
Welcome back readers to another exciting installment of Product Battle! Today's match squares up two Ultrasonic Cleaner Systems: the Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner and the Midmark Ritter Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner. Let's see how these two challengers compare!
The Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner wins by a big margin with a price point just above $500, that is over $800 less expensive than the Midmark Ritter Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner! Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner is clearly the round 1 winner!
When it comes to Aesthetics, both units feature a simple, clean design. But the Midmark Ritter Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner takes this round! It glows with its classic design, its blue-and-white color scheme, and its curved corners. Though the Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner is also appealing to the eye, the Midmark product takes the cake in this round.
With a tied score, it all comes down to the features. And we’re not sure if we can pick a winner! Both products clean instruments using cutting-edge cleaning technology, and both work quietly so as not to be a distraction for their owners.
The Midmark Ritter Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner uses small cavitation bubbles to produce a high frequency in order to penetrate smaller crevices; it is capable of reaching 12-15 watts per square inch (this is generated by the stack transducer combined with the Soniclean's Overlapping Wave Frequency technology). Plus, it is also offered in three sizes; 1.5 gal, 2.5 gal and 5.5 gallons.
The Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner embodies its name, Clean and Simple. They are constructed with the highest quality components and provides 60 khz of cleaning power. This means that the product is less aggressive to instruments while continuing to remove all surface contaminates. There are two sizes available, 1 gallon and 3 gallon, to meet the needs of your office.
Both system are chock full of features which are important depending on each practice’s individual needs. This back and forth battle has left the judges undecided in this category.
And the winner is...A TIE!!! Both units are clearly designed with the user in mind. The most important feature in this product category is efficiency and both products offer accuracy and speed when cleaning instruments. Get one today!
We recently explained Ultrasonic Cleaning in our blog focused on Healthcare Associated Infections. In case you missed it, Ultrasonic Cleaning is a cleaning process where high frequency sound is used in conjunction with a cleaning fluid to clean particulate matter off of heavily soiled items, like surgical or dental instruments. In the case of a medical office, Ultrasonic cleaning with units such as the Midmark Soniclean Ultrasonic Cleaner or the Tuttnauer Clean & Simple Ultrasonic Cleaner, is often used to prepare instruments to be sterilized in an autoclave. Now that we’re all caught up on what they are used for, let’s look further into how they work.
In an Ultrasonic Cleaner, very high frequency sound is emitted into a cleaning solution, which can be a chemical solution, or simply water. Sound waves, in the simplest sense, are actually just pressure waves. These waves contain high-pressure areas and low-pressure areas, known as compressions and rarefactions respectively. In compression, molecules of the matter the sound is passing through are pressed close together. In a rarefaction, molecules are relatively far apart. This compression and expansion when occurring in a liquid causes cavitation, which is the formation of microscopic bubbles on the surface of the items in the solution. In other words, by using a very high frequency sound wave that is outside of the range of human hearing, many thousands of bubbles are formed. Since these bubbles are so small, they can work themselves in to the small nooks and crannies of medical instruments, making ultrasonic cleaners ideal for pre-sterilization cleaning. But what happens after the bubbles form is actually what does the cleaning.
As kids, there is one thing we learned about playing with bubbles…they always pop. This popping of a bubble is what actually performs the cleaning in an Ultrasonic Cleaner. The inside of cavitation bubbles are very hot and very in high pressure. When a cavitation bubble pops on the surface of an object in the cleaning solution, that pressure and heat jets toward the surface of the object, blasting away particulate matter. This allows instruments to be safely cleaned and with minimal labor and effort.
There are many sizes and styles of Ultrasonic Cleaners on the market today so call our sales professionals to assist you in finding the model best for your practice.