The sonic cleanser (a.k.a. sonic shower)[1] is a terran device primarily found on capital ships such as the battlecruiser. Similar to jets that blast the meat off bones at slaughterhouses, it consists of a high pressure water jet that washes the user as efficiently and in as short a time as possible,[2] a blast of hot air drying him/her immediately afterwards.[3] In some cases, the ship's commanding officer has access to less intense cleaning, possessing a regular shower with 'real' water (albeit for only thirty seconds, as per regulations).[3]

The sonic cleanser is also used at isolated research stations where water is in short supply,[4] farm dwellings and communal bathrooms.[1]


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  2. Grubb, Jeff. StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Pocket Books, February 27, 2001. ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosenberg, Aaron. StarCraft: Queen of Blades. New York, London, Toronto and Sydney: Pocket Star Books, May 2006. ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
  4. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Pocket Star Books, May 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.