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


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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  • Lisa Harris

    What would cause pink residue (pre-mold?) in the reservoir if the So Clean unit is used daily?

  • Teresa

    I see that the red cycle runs for 7 minutes. How long does the yellow cycle run for?

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Hi Teresa, the yellow light indicates the SoClean’s two hour cycle. When all cycles are finished and you can remove your equipment, the light will turn green. Hope this helps!

  • Donald Dooris

    Is there a way to sanitize my hose and mask without putting ozone into my cpap machine, I mean like unplugging the hose from my cpap and plugging it into an adaptor that connects to the Soclean tubing. I see no reason for injecting ozone into the machine except to sanitize the humidifier which I clean every other day when I refill it.

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      The only machine that has an adapter for the tubing is the ResMed AirMini and it is designed specifically to fit that tubing.

  • Robyn Dee

    Does the SoClean 2 work with the new Dreamstation 2 auto pap machine? The hose outlet on the Dreamstation 2 is not on the humdifier, it’s on the other end of the machine.

  • Darla McGrath

    Can I use SoClean on ResMed Air Mini ? Do I have to disconnect the tube from the machine ?

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      The SoClean can be used with the AirMini. Yes, disconnect the CPAP tube from the AirMini and attach the appropriate adapter with the rubber hose to the tube. Place the CPAP mask in the SoClean and close the lid. Run the SoClean normally. For any additional questions, give us a call at 866-414-9700.

  • Sunnyjoy

    I’m getting ready to use my SOCLEAN for the first time. I read about washing the CPAP equipment before the sanitizing, because of (skin ?) odors, but does this washing apply even if supplies (mask, hoses, tank) are brand new out of the package? Never been used. For this first use, I’d love to be able to skip the washing so I can set up SOCLEAN quickly. But at the same time, I’m happy to do the washing if I know there’s an important reason.

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      It is important to wash your CPAP equipment before using with the SoClean, even if the equipment is brand-new out of box. The prewash that came with the SoClean will help your CPAP mask, tubing, etc. last longer and not become discolored with the use of the sanitizer. It is also beneficial to ensure that any residue from the manufacturing process is removed from your equipment before placing it on your face. Hope this helps!

  • Andy Stevens

    I can’t really tell if my SoClean machine is still working properly. It is about 5 years old. It used to emit a strong scent of ozone when in use and briefly thereafter but I no longer detect the scent while using the machine. Is there any way to tell that it is still functioning properly? (It still makes the grinding/buzzing noise that it always made.)

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Per SoClean, the device has been tested successfully to run longer than 5 years. As long as the filter and valve are being replaced every six months and the unit is still running properly, there should be no reason to suspect that your SoClean is malfunctioning.

  • Willie Hardin

    I have only had my so clean 11/2 yes and the lights light up but compressor not on!

    • Chris Vasta

      We are sorry to hear that the Soclean2 is not acting properly. Please reach out to Soclean. One of their customer service representatives can be reached at 1(866) 501-3705.


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