Ultrasonic cleaner baskets are designed to work with Ultrasonic Cleaners and Ultrasonic Baths. Ultrasonic cleaning uses ultrasound technology to move the fluid within the machine and clean the items inside. Using a basket within your ultrasonic cleaner allows the cleaning solution to reach the item from every angle, with less risk of missing parts. The basket also allows the item to be submerged into the tank and removed easily.
Baskets often have handles which sit over the outer edge of the ultrasonic cleaner to suspend the items. This prevents the items from touching the bottom of the cleaning tank and allows for the fluid to circulate better. Keeping items suspended within the tank also helps prevent any potential damage to the transducers at the tank bottom.
Ultrasonic cleaning baskets are made from plastic or metal, such as stainless steel. Stainless steel baskets are ideal as they are durable and corrosion-resistant. The baskets are sometimes made from mesh which is ideal for cleaning smaller items, or it may have larger slots to hold a beaker or other object.
Ultrasonic cleaning does not sterilise the item. Bacteria may still remain on the items that have gone through the cleaning process. Therefore, items that need to be sterilised will follow the ultrasonic cleaning with a sterilisation process.