Spin Clean vs. GrooveWasher May 14, 2016 15:06
Funky Moose Records sells 2 systems that claim to be "the ultimate LP cleaning solution", but which one do you choose?
Spin Clean Record Washer
The Spin Clean is an affordable record cleaning solution. This unit dunks your records in a bath of distilled water with a proprietary cleaning solution. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and clean your whole (or at least part of) your collection.
It's pretty satisfying to see the water run off the record through the grooves when you take the records out of the bath. After a quick wife with the towels that come in the package, you set aside the records to fully dry and you can put them back in the sleeves.
GrooveWasher record cleaning kit
The GrooveWasher is also an affordable solution, but instead of soaking the record in water, you put your record(s) on either your turntable, which I prefer, or on a towel on the table and spray them with the G2 cleaning solution. To protect the label, a label protector is included in the package.
You use the GrooveWasher brush to get the cleaning solution into the grooves of your record and by twisting the brush, you dry the grooves and pick up the debris out of the records.
The pros and cons
Both systems have their place, and I will personally continue to use both. If I have a batch of records to clean, the Spin Clean will be pulled out. If a record on my turntable needs a quick cleaning, the GrooveWasher will be the choice.