Best cheap record cleaning system?

I challenge all goners (I'm so proud of myself) I am using a spin wash (59.00) which actually bathes your records and runs them through brushes and then an audio advisor nitty gritty special (299.00) You have to spin it but it sucks all the moisture off the record. I am new to vinyl and am buying some of the nastiest used records you can imagine. They have all come out great after the treatment (except scratches of course). All the schmutz falls to the bottom and is isolated. I tested 750 dollar units locally and nothing comes close to actually immersing your records in this stuff and vacuuming it off. Spritsing something on doesn't work. Independently, neither really worked right. That's 359.00 total. Any other ideas?
$8 - used steam cleaner: Turbo Master220
(from Salvation Army)
$19 - used record player/changer
(circa 60's from antigue store)
$7 - crevice adapter for vacuum cleaner
(from a vaccuum store)
$4 - small square of black velvet (from fabric store)
$8 - micro fibre cloths
$10 - record cleaning brush
total approximately $60USD - YMMV
household items on hand: dremmel tool, scissors, glue, vaccuum cleaner, needle/thread or sewing machine, duct tape, hammer.

I think I overspent on the record player, but it is heavy duty, made of steel. Any turntable will do, the point being you need a platform on which to spin the records. If it actually works, then great- you won't have to 'spin' records by hand.
Use dremmel tool to cut a narrow slit, approximately 4" long, centered, along length of vaccuum cleaner crevice adapter. Seal end of adapter; cut two lengths of velvet fabric about 5" long, .75" wide. Sew fabric into a tube, inside out, pull tube inside out. Glue to vaccuum adapter along edges of slit.
The duct tape and hammer are not really neccessary; however, as every home DIY'er knows, all projects eventually need these two critcal tools!

To clean records:
1. Steam clean, (using distilled water), wipe off excess. vaccuum
2. Clean with solution and brush. vaccuum
3. Repeat as neccesary

Solution I use is three drops PhotoFlo 200 solution, 250ml distlled water. PhotoFlo is a photgraphic negative cleaning solution, and can be found at better photo supply shops.
Yep, it's a manual procedure but cheap almost always requires elbow grease:
Light/Strong/Cheap = pick two...

system is completely manual.
A hooker told me she'd do anything for $50. I told her, "Clean my records, all 3000 of them".

I use a Groovmaster kit (used to sell for $30-$35), warm filtered tap water and DIY cleaning solution.

Sometimes I use an old Water Pik for stubborn spots.
Your hand, elbow grease and a steam cleaner. Keep it simple. It works.
Nothing beats a wet cleaning with vac pick up-try nitty gritty/record doctor for 100-200.
I would NEVER use a regular vacuum machine for sucking cleaner. I wash the record with the Groovmaster label protector in place and then rinse it. The vacuum machine is for extracting clean water. Try Audio Intelligent cleaning solutions and you'll never regret it. The enzymatic cleaner is very powerful and the 'soap' is a monomolecular agent.
OK, OK so I spent too much....I'll try the hooker next time...
Thanks guys
The spin wash makes sense as you want to flush away hard foreign particles before using a brush (which simply grinds the LP with any such particles present).

The "hooker" comment is a retake on a Henny Youngman joke (the original punchline was "Paint my house").

The Groovmaster, if they are still available, is a good addition to your method as you would not have to worry about wetting the labels (you could initially run a strong flow of warm tap water over them).
Although I don't have the Spin Wash, I do have a cheaper alternative to the Nitty Gritty machine that works as well, but you need your own canaster vacuum. The KAB EV-1 is all manual, but works on the same principals as the Nitty Gritty:

It's a steal at $159. Been using it for several years to clean filthy, used LPs I get at shows and thrift stores with excellent results.

Would adding the Spin Wash produce even better results? Probably, but I am too cheap and lazy to bother.
Took a motor from a shop vacuum, an old turntable, and a nightstand. Took the arm assembly off of the turntable, screwed the turntable to the top of the nightstand, mounted the motor underneath, and have the hose coming through where the arm assembly used to be. Sold my Nitty Gritty.