Frequently Asked Questions
Below is the list of the frequently asked questions for each product group. Should you have any additional questions or can’t find the answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Separators and Butter Churns
- What is meant by "Cream separator with butter churn"? Is this one device to do both things?
This is a simple manual unit that's separates milk into cream and skimmed milk and later can be used as butter churn.
The separator comes with a butter churn attachment.
Unfortunately, I do not have the video for the butter churn yet, but I will try to do it shortly.
The video about the separator can be viewed on the item description page.
- What is meant on separators by "Electrical Metal/Plastic", "Electrical Metal/Metal", "Electrical Plastic/Plastic" and "Electric Metal+"
For 80L electric separators, they are available in these variations:
- plastic/plastic: all parts, besides the motor and drum, is made out of food grade plastic: milk bowl, spouts, discs, casing etc
- plastic/metal: drum, motor and milk bowl is made out of metal (milk bowl is food grade aluminum) the rest: motor casing, spouts and discs are out of plastic
- metal/metal: drum, motor, spouts, discs and milk bowl is made out of metal (milk bowl, discs and spouts is food grade aluminum) motor casing is out of plastic.
- metal +: all parts out of metal
- Do these units work with goat's milk?
Yes, they do. We sell to a lot of customers with goats and they are happy with it. Please view the video about the 80L/H electric model (section: video). The separation process on the video is shown using goat's milk.
The 50L/H model is also goat-milk compatible.
- Do I need to use fresh milk for separation?
Yes, this is very important. The milk must be fresh and warm. It should be warmed up to about 100F (37C) for the milk to properly separate. If you use milk that is not fresh or milk that is cool, all the cream will just clog in the drum discs.
- Will your electric models work in the USA with 110V?
All the electric models separators I sell are 220V and have a standard European electric plug. However, I sell many units to the USA and they work great with the right transformer (see next question for transformer information).
- What kind of transformer or converter should be used?
A 200W Step Up Voltage Converter/Transformer will work. It's important to go for 200W ones, since neither 50W nor 100W converters will be powerful enough.
- Can a separator be used with a plug adapter?
Just a plug adapter won't work due to voltage difference.
- Is it important to add oil to the manual separators?
Yes! About 2/3 of a cup of oil should be added before the first use. If used without oil, the separator can get broken.
- What kind of oil should be used for hand crank models?
A non-detergent 10 weight (ND 10) or 3-in-1 oil (a general purpose lightweight household oil). Remember: 2/3 of a cup!
- Do your units come with a warranty?
Each unit is covered with one year warranty. Please contact us though our contact us page should you need any help.
- Where can I get spare parts or replacements?
Please contact us should you need any spare parts or replacements in the future. We'll be happy to assist.
Please watch our video section. There are many videos on how to use different model separators.
FOR ALL SEPARATORS: Wash the separator parts in a soapy, warm water and rinse before the first use. And always use fresh warm (100F) milk!
FOR MANUAL SEPARATORS: Remember to add oil before the first use.
UV-B Phototherapy Lamps
The UVB lamps provided by Slavic Beauty serve a simple purpose in helping people clear up their skin conditions in the privacy of their own homes. For people around the world, treating their skin conditions by using UVB phototherapy lamps has proven to be a safe, effective means of treatment.
What follows are a few questions that you may have about the UVB phototherapy lamps offered by Slavic Beauty. These are the most frequently asked questions about the product itself and the answers will cover all the lamps that Slave Beauty provides
- What does "UV" Stand for?
UV stands for "ultra violet" which is light that cannot be seen by the human eye, but it still affects the skin. You may have heard about the effects of ultraviolet rays on the skin and wonder if these lamps will burn the skin or contribute to the formation for cancers.
The answer is that unlike the UV rays from the sun which cover a broad spectrum in terms of light, the lamps themselves are very narrowing targeted to affect the cells which contain eczema, psoriasis and other conditions in which the lamp is designed to treat.
It is true that if left over the area long enough that the UV rays will eventually burn the skin. However, the UV lamps do come with timers which can be pre-set to either raise an alarm or shut off the lamp entirely so that the risk of burning is minimal. For those with fair skin, as soon as your skin starts turning a light pink it is time to remove it from exposure to the lamp.
- What Conditions does the UVB Lamps Treat?
The UVB phototherapy lamps treat a number of skin conditions, but there are four in particular that they are specifically designed to treat.
There are other skin conditions as well, but these are generally the four main conditions that are treated by the UVB lamps. The entirety of the skin conditions that can be treated will be indicated by your doctor who will prescribe the use of a UVB lamp to treat your condition.
- How Exactly does the UVB Lamp Work to Clear up Skin Conditions?
The basic principle is fairly simple. A select band of UV rays are shined on the affected skin area for a pre-set period of time. The specific frequency of UV light is such that it only affects the skin conditions and not the healthy skin that surrounds it. The light will actually damage the eczema, psoriasis, or vitiligo which in turn causes these cells to die. In their place, healthy skin cells will start to grow over the area.
To put it simply, the ultraviolet rays actually destroys the skin condition directly so that only healthy skin cells are left to replace them.
- How Many Treatments will it take to Clear Up the Skin Condition?
It will depend on the type of skin condition that is being treated as the damage that is done to the skin condition occurs a little bit at a time. Most people will start with sessions that last under a minute and then over the next several days as the healthy skin builds up a tolerance to the UV rays that are being applied they can stay under the lamp for longer periods of time.
Within the first few sessions, most people will notice that the itchiness is subsiding and the color differential of their skin starts to fade. As the sessions wear on, the condition starts to improve dramatically until it becomes fully healed. There may be a leftover discoloration that fades with time, but for the most part the skin condition is cured.
- Will the use of UVB Lamps Interfere with my Prescribed Medications?
There is no evidence at all that using a UVB lamp will have any effect on the medications that you may be taking for other conditions which you might currently be suffering. In fact, one of the best benefits of this type of treatment is that it is drug-free and causes no interaction with medications or prescriptions that you might be taking for other conditions.
Always check with your doctor first, but generally speaking there is no worry about any interaction between exposure to ultraviolet light and any medications that you might be taking.
- Are UVB Lamps Expensive?
Actually, they are very reasonably priced and you can find the ones that work best for your condition. If for example your skin condition is relatively small, there are UVB lamps that are hand held which are simple to use over the area that is affected.
However, even larger lamps are fairly easy to use and are affordable as well. In fact, your health insurance company may even help pay for such a lamp, but you will have to check with your provider to see what your policy contains in terms of treating skin conditions.
- How Long with the lamps continue to work?
With a little maintenance and care, you'll find that the lamps will actually continue to work for many years to come. This can be quite handy if you have reoccurring bouts of a skin condition or other family members have the condition as well.
It is recommended that you keep the lamp stored in a clean area such as a closet or cabinet where it can be wiped for dust when not in use. If the lamp is not going to be used for a long time, then it might be covered with a light cloth to keep away the dust as well.
This means as an investment a UVB lamp will last a very long time and can be used for multiple members of the family. Just be sure that it is properly cleaned and maintained so that you can get the most use out of it.
Violet Wands and Electrodes
- Can I adjust the output intensity with this unit?
Yes. The unit has a dial on the bottom that regulates the intensity.
- Can this unit be used in the USA without plug adapter or transformer?
Both 220V and 110V units are available for sale. 220V units have a European standard plug and will require a transformer to use in the USA. 110V units have a US style plug and can be used in the USA and Canada without transformers or adapters.
- What is the maximum power output voltage of the unit?
The peak value of the output voltage is gradually adjusted from the minimum value (no more than 8 kV) up to the peak value (from 16 to 25kV).
- How many electrodes come with the unit?
The original set includes one unit and 3 electrodes (a stick, a small mushroom and a comb).
- What extra electrodes are available?
There are 14 different electrodes available besides the 3 that come with the set. The electrodes emit orange (neon gas) or purple (argon gas) light. All available shapes can be seen at the "Electrodes for Violet Wands" section of the site.
- Is there a difference between the violet color electrodes versus the orange/red electrodes?
As far as we are aware, the results are the same from both violet and orange electrodes. They both have the same ozone generation. Many people are used to violet light, so that is what we have available.
I've read that violet is good for healing and red for increasing collagen and elastin. However, it is just the high frequency of the current that is used for healing and cosmetology, while the gas is just the current conductor. The orange electrodes are a bit brighter.
- What are the sizes of the electrodes?
We sell 2 sizes of electrodes: 12mm and 11.1mm (or 7/16").
The 12 mm electrodes will fit the violet wand units we sell on the site. They will also fit the following models with 12mm opening for electrodes.
The 7/16" electrodes will fit almost all American violet wands.
For more information on the use of the unit and its applications, please read the manual.
These are the most common questions that people generally ask about our products, if you have more questions you can contact Slavic Beauty for further information.