I usually wash it succefully under tap water. I use my fingure to rip off all the residues, then the hair dryer to dry it up.
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no need to use fancy water to rinse it off. Put it under the tap with a dab of dishwashing soap should do it.
I bought one a few years ago, used it a couple of times, and found it no better than a cartridge brush. Another item collecting dust(the irony) in the audio waste of money drawer. Just my experience, YMMV. A few swipes with a brush does the same exact thing.
Many use the Magic Eraser with good results.
I actually removed mine for the plastic holder to clean it with dish soap, Once it dried, I replaced it back in the plastic box after it dried. I have done this a coupe of times now. Cleans up quite nice. I disagree with anyone who feels this device is 'not' as good as other methods described. This is no better, nor any worse. Just safer in my opinion. No brushing, no scrubbing. No chemicals to wick up the cantilever. Just a safe dip once or twice into the jell. Should actually last a life time. I'm done trying other methods. This works as intended. What more could you ask of a product.
Thanks everyone for chiming in. I did as suggested and used dish washing liquid, wet microfiber cloth, and rinsed with tap water. Removed most of the dirt but not all of it. Seems some, but very little, of it is embedded in the cleaner now. Still works fine though.
I actually didn't purchase the Zero Dust; it was given to me by my dealer as a thank you gift to try it out. I do use the Magic Eraser and other stuff to clean the stylus. The Zero Dust works fine; not sure what all the hate is about.
5 minutes in the Ultrasonic Cleaner, 100g of Distill Alcohol per 3 liters of Distilled Water. Air Dry. Looks Like New.
Best Money I have spent for a Stylus Cleaner, no build of chemicals or residue. Gentle contact of the stylus. I have a Blue Lace, less contact the better for me. (My Honest Opinion)
A wash with your favorite dishwashing liquid revives the Onzow.
Other than removing the obvious dust, I find Magic Etaser @ $4.95
superor for a more thorough, complete cleaning. ZD will not bring back the new diamond look , which ME does. A couple of dips, swipe with brush, good to go.
My ZD is in the drawer of audio junk(based on cost and result)
IME, the Magic Eraser is good for somewhat larger-profile styli, like my Ortofon OM-30 Super. But it is not as effective on smaller profile styli, like my Denon DL-160. I had a clump of dust or something hanging from my DL-160 that neither a Discwasher stylus brush (remember those? I still have mine), nor the Magic Eraser would remove. The ZeroDust took it off cleanly on the first try. Sure made me a believer.