👉 This design is a staple made by several companies (including a Turntable Lab version). The carbon fiber bristles won't damage your records + help to remove static charge (which attracts dust). The built-in cover is also a great feature.
📊 Best Record Brushes + Record Cleaners - TTL Levels
↳ Basic Carbon Fiber Brush, Effective
↳ Upgraded Carbon Fiber Design
👉 This model is more expensive than your standard Carbon Fiber brush but boasts more conductivity (more effective at removing static charge) and a more substantial body/grip.
↳ Fabric Pad Cleaner, Wet + Dry Cleaning
👉 This throwback-style cleaner (based on the classic D4 cleaner) features a replaceable cleaning pad that can be used dry or with a spray cleaner (included). We love the feel of the chunky, real wood handle.
↳ Cleaning Pads + Carbon Fiber Brush In One
Triple Operation Vinyl Record Cleaning Brush
starts at $24.95
👉 This model incorporates cleaning pads (dual!) and carbon fiber bristles for doubly-effective cleaning. The grippy oversized handle also features a conductive design. Comes with a convenient removable brush cover.
↳ Ultra-Effective On Dust, Works On Both Audio Gear + Records
👉 100k soft bristles 'magically' remove dust, often in a single stroke. This brush works equally well on audio gear. Use it to clean turntables, dustcovers, amps, furniture, etc.
↳ Self-Powered Record Cleaning Machine
👉 The Spin Clean has been around for a while because it's very effective. The system bathes your records in specially formulated cleaners + uses pads to get deep in the grooves. The process is a bit time-consuming; but it's inexpensive compared to powered models.
↳ Utilizes Sound Waves To Clean Without Chemicals
Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner
starts at $479.95
👉 This model was the first (and best) to offer ultrasonic cleaning at an affordable price. This compact, quiet machine uses only water + sound waves to remove dust + dirt; also dries records. Note: you'll want to only use distilled water.
↳ Fast Wet To Dry Cleaning, Powerful Vacuum Design
VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machine
starts at $499.00
👉 The heavy duty VC-S2 works 3 times faster than most machines - cleaning and drying records in 2 quick rotations. It also features an internal tank that captures the used fluid.
↳ Classic, Made In The USA
👉 VPI record cleaners are the classic design that others have copied. This model uses the effective wet / dry method with a powerful suction vacuum. The integrated dust cover is a great feature.
↳ No Machine Needed, Quick Drying Fluid For Everyday Cleaning
👉 One step cleaning that dissolves dirt. Quick-drying lab-grade alcohol formula leaves little to no residue. Mobile Fidelity recommends using with their own brush, although you can use with any wet-style record brush or cloth.
↳ Concentrate Cleaner For Use With Machines
👉 This eco-friendly formula is non-toxic and contains only high-purity components, no alcohol. Works with all cleaning machines that use cleaning fluid. Optimal mix ratio between 1:10 - 1:20. Use distilled water only!
🥈Honorable Mention: Silicone Cleaner Uses Stickiness To Pick Up Dust
👉 Silicone rollers use their inherent stickiness to pick up dust. This residue-free cleaning method also pulls dust out from grooves for a deeper cleaning. Once there's too much dust on your roller, simply rinse with water to get it back to new.
🥈Honorable Mention: Gadget Removes Static Charge
👉 Static charge builds up on records resulting in dust + dirt buildup and clicks + pops in playback. This scientific tool has been adopted by vinyl enthusiasts to remove that charge from records. Simply point at the record and pull the trigger.
🥈Honorable Mention: Wet and Dry Cleaning 🐐
Goat hair brushes are ideal for cleaning vinyl because they're super-soft; have anti-static characteristics; and can be used wet or dry. This high-quality model also features a large contact area for efficient cleaning.