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How to clean vintage sewing machine parts without scrubbing
Believe it or not it's true! There's a better solution.

I'd like to HIGHLY recommend a new 'toy' I bought for cleaning vintage sewing machine parts. It's a 'Costway 2.5 L Digital Heated Ultrasonic Cleaner' with a heat option. I ran these parts through several times, with the heat option on, and they look like new! I added a dime sized amount of simple green to the cleaning chamber.

I didn't scrub the parts at all, I simply wiped them off and they look new! It's the last time I scrub any old grimy part! I looked at so many ultrasonic cleaners before I settled on this one, because it has the perfect size basket area to lay the face plates down in. I chose this model with a heat option to help lift the nasty grime. It's simply awesome.

The price was decent too, considering there are other more expensive options out there. The pictures tell no lies.

Buy the Costway 2.5 L Digital Heated Ultrasonic Cleaner.  Note: if this item is no longer available, then check out eBay for similar models.

 

I added a dime sized amount of simple green to the tank.

I added a dime sized amount of simple green to the tank

The parts before cleaning.

The parts before cleaning

You can see the grime lifting off the parts.

see the grime lifting off the parts

The ultrasonic cleaner running with the heat option on. I ran the parts through several times.

the ultrasonic cleaner running with the heat option on

The parts after cleaning, they look new! (and I didn't scrub them at all!)

the parts after cleaning

The Costway 2.5 L Digital Heated Ultrasonic Cleaner

Costway 2.5 L Digital Heated Ultrasonic Cleaner