Ultrasonic gun cleaners have been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, acquiring a reputation for the best cleaning treatment for firearms. However, just like every new and unfamiliar product/process, there is a lot of intrigue, misunderstanding, and scepticism that follows. Our website is focused on answering some basic questions gun owners may have about ultrasonic cleaners. We hope to bring light to some vague ultrasonic cleaning topics and help you find the best ultrasonic cleaner for your needs.

Here are the best USGC’s available on the market today!

The interactive ultrasonic cleaner chart below and the gun safe reviews that follow will help you choose the best USGC for you and your home.

Top Ten Ultrasonic CleanersFeaturesTank Cap.PriceRating
Hornady Lock N Load Sonic Cleaner II• Resettable timer: 90-480 Seconds
• During operation, pulls 60 watts
Hornady Lock n' Load Stainless Steel Sonic Cleaner (Discontinued)• 2 transducers
• Adjustable heating element
• Max temp.: 140º F.
• Stainless steel housing
• Timer: 0-99 Minutes
Lyman Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner (115-Volt)• 5-Cycle digital timer with heater: 180s/280s/380s/480s/90s
• Engineered Plastic Basket
• Fan cooled
• Durable plastic housing
RCBS Ultrasonic Case Cleaner• Industrial grade 60 Watt Transducer
• 100 Watt ceramic heater and overheat protector
• 5 temp. settings from 104ºF-140ºF.
• Moisture proofed PCB with cooling fan
• Easy-to-use keypad
• 3-color LED display
• Durable stainless steel tank
• Drain valve with hose
• Degas function
• Timer: 1 to 30 minutes
• 1 Year RCBS Limited Warranty
Our Review
Lyman Turbo Sonic 6000 Case Cleaner (115 Volt)• Two industrial grade ultrasonic transducers w/ independent control circuits
• Two ceramic heaters
• 2-color LED display with 5 timed cleaning cycles. From 1-30 minutes
• De-gas feature: removes air bubbles & improves cleaning efficiency
• Cooling fan
• Built in drain
• Multiple circuit protectors
Kendal Commercial Grade Kendal 6 Liters 380 Watts HEATED ULTRASONIC CLEANER HB36$$$3.9
Hornady Lock N Load Sonic Cleaner II (110 Volt) by Hornady• 55-watt transducer
• 80-watt ceramic heater
• 1 to 30 minute timer
Hornady Lock N Load Hot Tub for Sonic Cleaners• 4 Transducers
• Simple-to-use keys and display
• Degas function
• 1.7 Quart Inner Tank
• Small Parts Basket
• 5 Temp. settings: 100ºF to 140ºF
• Drain valve and tube
• Timer:0-30 minutes
Lyman Products Turbo Sonic Power Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner• The 34-3/4" heated tank
• Temperatures up to 175º F
• Timer 1-20 minutes
• Industrial grade stainless steel construction
• 10 industrial ultrasonic transducers w/ independent control circuits
• High powered heater
• Cooling fan
• Multiple circuit protectors
• Built in drain system to switch from cleaning to lubrication
7 Gal.$$$$4.5

This chart contains 3 columns:

  • Ultrasonic Cleaner pictures – (click on any picture for even more details or to purchase)
  • Price – Approximate price from Amazon.com at the moment.  This can may change from time to time depending factors such as availability, promotions, etc., But we will always try to keep this column as current as possible.
    Generally: $ = under $100, $$ = $100 to $200, $$$ = $200 to $300, $$$$ = $300+
  • Rating – The average user rating (from 1-5 stars) on amazon.com. This column will let you know if people are satisfied with their purchase.

Want to See Even More USGC’s?  Click Here to See Our Full List of Nearly 20 Cleaners!

The cleaners that we have included on this table are just a few of many available on the market today.  There are hundreds of ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers around the world. Our complete chart features the best USGC’s on the market ranging from different prices and a wide variety of quality manufacturers. And also includes more sortable data such as:

  • Tank Capacity
  • Overall size
  • Transducers
  • Power Supply

What Is An Ultrasonic Gun Cleaner?

A USGC is actually a system of many components that is used to make traditional gun cleaning faster and easier. But speed and simplicity are not the only reasons gun owners today are moving on to these ever-so-popular cleaning systems. UGC’s utilize physics and chemistry to penetrate the toughest oil, grime, and ammunition residue, to provide the most effective way to clean your firearm. They have been getting very popular lately, with new manufacturers stepping into the ultrasonic arena every year.

The typical ultrasonic cleaner consists of a tank, basket, solution, timer, and heating system (with controls). Widely used to clean equipment by those in the dental and medical fields for years, the concept for ultrasonic gun cleaning is just the same. The whole goal of this system is to create high frequency, ultrasonic sound waves that will rapidly ‘sonicate’ your solution, in which your firearm is submerged. This process creates the cleaning action that will effectively clean your gun within minutes.

If you haven’t tried cleaning your firearms in an ultrasonic system, it may be time to give it a shot. These new age gun cleaners have the potential to save you hassle, time and money in the long run.