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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  • Ruth

    My Cpap mask has a pink tint. What does this mean?

    • Chris Vasta

      Pink is a common color for bacteria, which can occur in the CPAP humidifier chamber. Try soaking it in one part white vinegar to four parts distilled water. This Pink slime can cause health issues, so please thoroughly clean the water chamber to remove this substance or replace it. If you are not currently using distilled water in your cleaning routine it would behoove you to switch. Please also use distilled water to fill the water chamber.

  • Alisa Camardo

    Hi Chris, i accidentally opened the lid while the SoClean was on the yellow light. I quickly placed everything back in the machine. Is there something i should do now thatvi interupted the 2 hour cycle, before i wear my items. Thank you,

  • Jay Smith

    Soclean says to wash equipment per manufacturer’s recommendations. But those recommendations assume you’re not using SoClean2. I bought SoClean2 to eliminate the hassle of daily washing. My question is: If I’m using SoClean2 every day, then how often should CPAP parts be washed. I don’t want to change humidifier water daily, and why should I if SoClean sanitizes the water and chamber daily.

    • Chris Vasta

      The Soclean sanitizer SoClean kills 99.9% of viruses, mold spores, bacteria, and other harmful germs that may be living on your mask or in your tube. However, it does not have the ability to replace your daily cleaning schedule, because the is no way to remove any physical properties. The SoClean 2 will not remove facial oil, dust, makeup, or other organic materials.

  • Shelley Connors

    I do not want to run my so clean every day ..maybe once a week. Is there a way to accomplish this? Just unplug and plug in and run manually when I want to clean?


    Can I use the So Clean 2 as a standalone unit and not hook it up to my AirSense 10? I’d just like to clean my house and mask. Can I just hook the thin ozone hose to my air hose and bypass my AirSense 10? I don’t want to void my warranty. I can wash my reservoir myself.

  • Michael Brown

    Can the So Clean 2 be used to clean other items if you buy another replacement side slot plug and plug the other side slot? In other words, plug both the side slots and use without a hose.

    • Chris Vasta

      No, both sides of the Soclean sanitizer chamber cannot be used if you get another side slot plug and the manufacturer of the Soclean states that the sanitizer is only intended to be used for CPAP equipment.

  • Deborah Armitage

    My timer is set for 10 a.m. I came home at 8:00 p.m. and my machine was still running and the light was red. Last night it was yellow at 8:00p.m.. Is there a problem with my relatively new machine?

    • Chris Vasta

      Please reach out to Soclean at 1-866-501-3705. Soclean prefers customers to go directly through them to resolve issues with their products.

  • Carol nadzom

    Where do you put the so clean sanitizing care in the chamber or SoClean machine. And, how much is used.

    • Chris Vasta

      The CPAP equipment is placed inside the chamber of the Soclean. The per wash is used in the sink before you place the equipment into the Soclean for the first time.


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