Using the SoClean 2 CPAP Sanitizing Machine

October 27, 2016 | CPAP Reviews & Ratings |

The CPAP Shop explains how the SoClean2 CPAP cleaner allows you to eliminate mask wipes and sanitize your CPAP equipment to be 99.9% bacteria-free! 

The machine works with most CPAP machines and masks, and no water is needed. When you use the SoClean to sanitize your CPAP mask, tubing and reservoir, you do not have to disassemble the mask, tubing and humidifier. Instead of water, it uses activated oxygen to sanitize the mask, hose, and reservoir.

Using the SoClean 2

To do this, you simply connect the SoClean 2 to the back of your CPAP and place the mask inside the SoClean, with the tubing hooked to an adapter that is connected to your CPAP machine. Set the timer, and the SoClean makes a low humming sound for about 10 minutes until the cycle is finished.

The SoClean 2 cleans and sanitizes your CPAP mask and equipment.

SoClean 2 Uses Activated Oxygen to Clean

The machine works by pushing activated oxygen through the tubing and adapter, inside the reservoir of the CPAP machine, and then back to the SoClean 2 machine. The mask, tubing, and reservoir are cleaned along the way.

Activated oxygen kills bacteria, mold, virus, and fungus. When the machine adds a third atom of oxygen to the O2 oxygen that we breathe, it forms a new molecule of ozone (O3), otherwise known as activated oxygen, that destroys bacteria and viruses through oxidation.

After about two hours, the O3 reverts back into O2. The very first time you use your SoClean 2, you should pre-wash your mask, hose, and reservoir using the included Neutralizing Pre-Wash. Any time you add new equipment to your CPAP therapy, you should use the pre-wash on it.

How Often Should You Use Your SoClean2?

It is recommended that at a minimum, you clean your CPAP machine weekly. The SoClean2 can be used daily to help reduce bacteria build-up. SoClean 2 is so easy that you can increase your cleaning frequency to prevent illness and infection.

Maintaining Your SoClean2

To remove dust, you may wipe down the SoClean 2 with a damp cloth. The SoClean check valve assembly and filter cartridge should be replaced every 6 months. A reminder message on the display will appear after approximately 6 months, depending upon usage.

Keep Up On Your SoClean 2 Supplies

For replacement parts and accessories, visit The CPAP Shop. Stop getting sick from dirty CPAP equipment and make cleaning your CPAP equipment easier with the SoClean 2!

SoClean 2 CPAP Sanitizing Machine

• One of the most popular devices for sanitizing your CPAP equipment, using activated oxygen to kill 99% of germs and bacteria

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Chris Vasta CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop


Chris Vasta

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…

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  • Judi

    Just Got my So Clean. Used it right away & noticed the difference in my equipments operation. Should of got this 3 yrs ago.

  • Dave

    Do you run the cpac machine while the soclean machine is on

  • Ian Patrick

    So, two questions:
    1. I have a reservoir on my CPAP but I prefer not to fill it with water. Is it OK to be running the SoClean with it attached to the reservoir even though there is no water in it?
    2. Do I ever need to hand wash the tubing if I use my SOCLEAN every day?

    • Chris Vasta

      You do not need to have water in the CPAP humidifier in order to use the Soclean. If you are going to keep the humidifier attached, please turn it off. Indeed, you would still want to maintain the same cleaning schedule for your CPAP equipment.

  • Victor Rivera

    How do you reduce the noise the machine makes when it starts? My is not a low humming sound.

    • Chris Vasta

      You would not be able to lower the humming noise the Soclean makes when it starts. Please reach out to the manufacturer of the Soclean at, 1-(866)-501-3705.

  • Becky Weir

    I accidentally opened my so clean 2 while it was disinfecting did I break my machine???

    • Chris Vasta

      Most likely your Soclan2 Sanitizing machine is fine. You may have released Ozone into the air and would want to air out the room.

  • Cheryl

    How often do I use so clean I just got as a gift

    • Chris Vasta recommends using the sanitizer daily for 5-10 minutes each day. That being said it is really going to be a personal preference decision.

  • Nelwyn Mills

    Does the Soclean clean gunk in the mask. My husband has
    Allergies and always has nasal gunk in the mask.

    • Chris Vasta

      No, the Soclean2 will not clean the CPAP equipment. It will sanitize, but anything physical like dirt or dust will remain. The best way to clean that would be with warm water and gentle soap.

  • Greg Penn

    Can I use cpap if the so clean is still in the yellow stage?

    • Chris Vasta

      No, please do not use the Soclean if it is still in the Yellow Stage. While the machine is in that process it is converting the Ozone back into normal oxygen.


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