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on July 17, 2015
As a collector of vintage vinyl, I frequently purchase albums in need of a good cleaning. This is an excellent kit to use in cleaning and maintaining your record collection. The detailed instructions are very helpful. The cleaning tool itself has helpful making on one end to assist you in placing the tool properly for cleaning the album. The cleaning liquid is easy to dispense onto the pad and doesn't have an odor (a big positive in my book). A small brush is also included to clean the device of the pad on the cleaning tool. It snaps onto the cap of cleaning liquid for storage. The kit also includes a black drawstring pouch to store everything inside.

The only negative is that a very soiled album will require more than one cleaning. However I believe this would be the case with any cleaning method when dealing with a badly soiled album so I didn't lower my rating based on that.

I've used this cleaning kit on all if my collection - around 75 albums - and was very satisfied with the results. I recommend it to the causal collector like myself and anyone wishing to maintain and care for their current record collection.
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on April 9, 2017
In the 70s the brush handle made of wood was hollowed out and the liquid container and cloth would slide into the handle making it all one unit. This one does not do that. So you have multiple items to store next to each other. I wish the old design was still around.
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on August 19, 2014
I have recently bought a lot of old Beatle albums to go with the ones I already had. The purchased albums, as well as my own older ones, are in various conditions, ranging from clean to "what the heck is this stuff on my record?". This cleaning system has done an excellent job of getting even the dirtiest records clean, and back into playable condition. Very happy with this product! A great investment to maintain these records!
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on September 5, 2017
Great cleaning kit. Received quickly and had a STACK of nasty, dirty, filthy old records to clean. After two days of mind-numbing work the records were looking good and ready to play. Received quickly. Good price. No problems except I need another because those records were disgusting.
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on January 16, 2015
I've had a Discwasher for the past, oh, 30 years. I bought my nephew one of those retro suitcase turntable and decided to also give him this Discwasher set. It feels and looks like my old one with two important differences -- the Discwasher wood handle used to be hollow and you could store the bottle and lil brush inside of it by sliding it in at the open end of the handle. It was a great design and you just didn't lose the small pieces since the brush fit on top of the bottle and the bottle fit in the handle. I thought the picture just was showing the other closed end with the logo. Also, it came in a small box that was sturdy and still is in good shape after living with me through college and more moves than I can count. Now the handle is solid and they give you a dinky bag to store all three in. The discwasher, bag, brush and bottle came encased in plastic with each item separate, what a waste. The nap of the Diswasher looks the same as my old one and I'm assuming the "juice" is the same so my reason for giving a 4 star instead of a 5 star is because of the design and packaging.
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on December 12, 2016
It is what it is. The package had been opened. It was so poorly taped that someone stuck their hand in the box and went through it. Good thing they didn't want it.
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on December 24, 2014
A must-have for anyone interested in protecting their vinyl collection and reducing the pops and clicks that come with dust. I've had one of these for many years, but it finally wore out, so this was purchased as a replacement. As far as I can tell it is as good as the first, with one exception: the classic version featured a hollowed-out area in the wooden part of the Discwasher designed to store the bottle of fluid and nap cleaning brush. This version does not have that, so it lacks that practical design elegance and of course takes up more space, and you have three pieces to keep track of. No real value in eliminating the storage area other than it may have cost less to produce. It's like leaving the tailgate off of a station-wagon.
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on September 23, 2015
I had the AT kit and decided to get this to compare with it. This works better as it cleans deeper in the grooves. I know because when cleaning it's harder to turn the record and new records are dead quiet after an initial cleaning. TIP - When trying to spin the record while cleaning it becomes too hard to do using a finger on the label. Better method is to spin the platter using fingers on the edge of the platter at the strobe marks. TIP2 - Run a narrow bead of cleaner down the pad rather than the 6 drops as the instructions say. Records become quieter that way.
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on February 25, 2015
I purchased this product based on my father's great experience with a similar kit. The brush and disc cleaning pad were great, but unfortunately the tube of liquid I got didn't need to be opened with a pin because it was already leaking around the nozzle on top, which is fairly irritating. Other than that, the whole kit fits neatly in a black cloth bag that comes with it, which makes it pretty easy to handle, and it has definitely improved the quality I've been getting out of my records.
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on April 8, 2015
I agree with several of the posted reviews that see this RCA cleaner as a poor imitation of the original Discwasher. I still have the original Discwasher that I bought in 1990, and this RCA version does not compare favorably. The original has a cutout in the wood handle that is used to store the fluid bottle and the brush. This new one does not. The cleaning material on the original one has directional fibers. The material on the new one looks like plain corduroy. I am not sure if the cleaning ability of the new one is any less than the original, but I greatly prefer the original.
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