Cleaning can be such a hassle. Whether it’s making sure you have the right products for the right stains or just the hassle of running it through the machine, cleaning is hardly fun. Add the ongoing cost of dry cleaning and detergent, and the inconvenience continues to get worse.
However, one company has adapted a high-tech, easy-to-use medical cleaning method to a personal product that you can buy right now.
The Sonic Soak is an ultrasonic-based cleaning tool that will clean virtually anything you can fit into a container of water.
The device was pitched to the world originally in a pair of Kickstarter campaigns (Indiegogo in the U.S., Makuake in Japan) where it raised over $121 million in pre-orders in two countries, and has had massively positive coverage across the world, from TechCrunch to Digital Trends.
Sonic Soak aims to revolutionize cleanliness and hygiene in our daily lives by utilizing ultrasonic cleaning technology. But, how so?
According to the company’s website, “Sonic Soak’s modulated ultrasonic waves travel through water to clean at a microscopic level…The device sends out ultrasound to generate microscopic cavitation bubbles. Cavitation bubbles implode and creates immense pressure, immediately displacing contaminants.”
This sort of technology sounds like something out of Star Trek, but it is actually a method used in labs and hospitals alike.
Basically, the device produces 50,000 high-frequency, high-intensity vibrations per second in a liquid to help remove foreign contaminants from surfaces submerged in the ultrasonically activated liquid.
How Do You Use Sonic Soak?
The way Sonic Soak operates is straightforward.
- First, put the transducer in water with the items that need to be cleaned, as well as a small amount of soap or detergent.
- Then, after drying your hands and plugging the device in, allow the Sonic Soak to run 10-15 minutes with the items inside the tub of water.
You should then be able to scrub any remaining dirt from objects without much of a struggle. That can help make stain removal a breeze.
Sonic Soak also works on fruits, vegetables, jewelry, and even glasses that aren’t dishwasher friendly. It’s a wonderful way to cut down on water and electricity usage.