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  • #37077
    Carson1206
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    Disregard me question. I would’ve answered it myself if I would’ve read up a few comments. Haha

    #37082
    NotVerySharp
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    I’ve put knives in ultrasoic cleaners and have seen them rattle loose.  Then again, I have seen people suggest just holding the stone a few min in water, not fullly submerging it

    #37098
    Mark76
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    People have done so, but the results are mixed. Occasions have been reported where the ultrasonic cleaner shaked the stones loose.

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    #37123
    Mikeyv
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    When useing the vinegar, windex or alcohol are u letting it sit on the stones for a few min or just putting it in and scrubbing?

    I love seeing a owner of the company so involved. Thank u for all your hard work and input!!!!

    #37125
    Mark76
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    I scrub away the Windex right away. I let the vinegar work in for a few minutes. I’ve never used alcohol (for this purupose).

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    #45082
    Dan
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    I have just a few questions as I am new to the WE. I am wondering if it would be safe to use brass brushes to clean off the stones in between uses or is a stiff toothbrush a safer practice?

    As well as I have read that with the vinegar you let it sit on the stone for a couple minutes before you scrub it and then wash it off, what is the practice for using alcohol? (I have access to large supply of alcohol) With alcohol would I let the stone soak? or just apply the alcohol and scrub away until its all evaporated then rinse under warm water?

    Any help or critiques would be appreciated as I am trying to learn as much as I can

     

    Thanks Dan

     

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    #45083
    Mikedoh
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    I moisten the diamond plate, apply bar keepers friend, scrub with a finger nail brush, rinse, stand upright to dry.

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    #45084
    MarcH
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    I have never cleaned my diamond stones.  I have wiped them off with a dry towel or paper towel.  That’s it.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

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    #45085
    Organic
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    I also never clean my diamond stones and they work well. I would avoid a metal brush because the substrate that the diamonds are mounted in is a soft metal. A toothbrush should be perfectly safe.

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    #45091
    sksharp
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    I use a stiff nylon toothbrush with water and a couple drops of dawn dish soap mixed in. I’ve only cleaned them 2 or 3 times in almost a year now. I do wipe mine off like MarcH described above with a clean rag after every use.

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    #45096
    tcmeyer
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    I also never clean my diamond stones and they work well. I would avoid a metal brush because the substrate that the diamonds are mounted in is a soft metal. A toothbrush should be perfectly safe.

    The diamond particles are anchored to the steel platens with a nickel plating, which is pretty tough stuff.  I don’t think a brass brush would be a problem.  Certainly, a steel brush would probably be too harsh.

    FWIW, I wash my diamond plates about twice per year using alcohol, just like I do with the diamond film, which I wash after two knives.  For the first several years, I did nothing to clean my diamond plates and they did just fine.

     

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    #45097
    Organic
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    Oh, I thought the whole thing was nickel. Thanks for the correction.

    #45100
    JKingRPh
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    Oh, I thought the whole thing was nickel. Thanks for the correction.

    Think what those things would cost if the plate was solid nickel.

    #49107
    Steven
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    Simple Green was mentioned early on inn this thread. Any results/thoughts?

    #49109
    Organic
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    Simple green will remove the plates from the handles. It dissolves the adhesive.

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