After some research I find that I'm biased towards the somewhat more heavy duty Cleaners like this
That looks great. When I get more spendable cash I think I might get one like that. (Though that one has 'sealing' complaints in the reviews, I
noticed.) Mine was $30 but it makes 16oz basically. I think $80 for 85oz sounds good.
The smaller $30.00 units are mostly low powered ... in reading the reviews I find that there can be a problem with overheating and burning out
the integrated circuits ...
Mine hasn't failed yet but then I haven't been doing this very long. I do notice that already it seems like not all the foam is diminishing as well as
initially, the encapsulation with some 'extra' lecithin also seems to be becoming a little more common in my mixes despite I make them the same and
measure both water and ingredients to the gram, but I'm not sure if that's related to the machine or not.
1. How difficult is it to remove the lysosome'd C from the Ultrasonic Cleaner after preparation...? I worry about the liquid seeping into the
electronics when pouring the mixture out....
In mine (little $30), the metal well for this seems well sealed, by which I mean I don't notice any slight cracks around where it is nested which
might result in internal leaks once one began pouring out from it. However I did notice it looks like some bare leak happened in the soft-plastic
control panel even though I can see no opening to that. Note that the 'off' button on my machine does not work at all and never did. Since I can
unplug it I didn't consider that all that big a problem.
There is no spout, and the wells do not come out. So you literally have to pick up the entire machine, keeping the lid open of course, and dump the
entire contents out.
To do this without making a huge mess from both splash and the 'width' (size) of the well even at a sort-of corner, I use a big (gallon maybe?) pyrex
measuring bowl and I dump it all in that. That has a spout of sorts, so I then use that and pour some into a much smaller pyrex measuring cup with
spout, which I then hold over the big bowl and use to pour into small necked brown bottles I keep the stuff in, in the fridge.
Would the larger machine be just too awkward to lift and pour the mix into a large pitcher/container...? Or...would a turkey baster work to
draw out the mix...? How do the smaller units work in this regard...?
I thought of the baster idea, it'd leave a lot in the well. Looking at the picture of the $79 one you ref'd, comparison to the plug which is a
standard size, I'd say it's unlikely it'll be a problem. Weight would be the only issue, and unless it's made of lead, gold or volcanic ash, something
that size is probably not going to be THAT heavy. And I'm a woman so if I'm
not afraid of it...
2. Has anyone tried combining CoQ10 powder in the mix...? It's a fat soluble substance so perhaps the question answers itself....though I'd
be interested in your experience....
No but I have given a great deal of thought to this topic and googled extensively. The thing about the lecithin and AA is that the REASON the AA gets
encapsulated is because it is *first 'solved' by the water.* That means something has to be water-soluble in order to have it dissolve (so is fully
distributed) in the water, and then combine the water with lecithin, which if the lecithin was heated enough to open it up (but not so much as to
deactivate the AA) and then cooled with the AA-water (which if the AA water is cold when added, happens naturally), it encapsulates much (not all) of
it, and then the machine basically smashes up the lipospheric size to much smaller. But remove the water soluble part and you're lost.
Now, I don't know how lecithin would react when combined with some kind of oil. (I actually wondered how it would react when combined with other
non-harmful to health and even beneficial solvents such as DMSO, which might put some substances into solution that water can't.) I haven't been able
to find much on that but haven't done much searching I admit. But anything that is not water soluble is not likely to work with the lecithin+water
approach this particular DIY uses.
edit on 7-7-2013 by RedCairo because: forgot to remove a quote