Perfect for use in schools. Sterisol Germicide Concentrate makes one gallon of non-irritating, non-poisonous sanitizer that cleans and deodorizes all wind instruments without damaging metals, lacquer, wood, hard rubber, or plastic. Don’t risk spreading germs again – get peace of mind with Sterisol Germicide.
Directions: Mix with water in a non-metal container to make 1 gallon. Immerse mouthpiece for one minute to properly sanitize (immerse for 10 minutes to disinfect) and rinse well before using.
This is a must have! I have a jug of recorders that my students use when they forget their recorder at home. At the end of class they can sterilize their recorder and set it aside to dry for use the next day.
Not sure about soaking. It seems unnecessary. It should take about twenty seconds after spraying to kill germs. If you are concerned about complete coverage dipping them should suffice. Otherwise, if they are plastic you can run them through a dishwasher!
This is VERY poor advice. DO NOT replace the manufacturer's instruction with your "shoulds" and "seems". The instructions above are CLEAR: "IMMERSE for 1 minute to sanitize, 10 minutes to disinfect." Also, washing in a home dishwasher is NOT sufficient for public use. In the food industry, at least in NY State, dishwashers are required to have a hot water input of 180 degrees, which cannot be safely attained by a standard household water heater. The other treatment allowed by the Health Department is soaking food service utensils in a disinfectant, typically a bleach solution. People working in the schools or other public situations who fail to use "best practices" and follow manufacturers' recommendations are exposing themselves and their employer to costly legal action, and their students to illness.
Best Answer:From a customer: "It works! We use the sanimist (green spray) for every day use, the red liquid about every 3 to 4 weeks for a thorough cleaning being sure to rinse the recorders well (we send them through the school dishwasher)."