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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  • Katherine

    Is it safe to use the CPAP after the ozone has gone through, but before the whole 2 hour cycle is finished?

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Katherine, it is not recommended to use your supplies until the SoClean has completed the entire cycle. The SoClean needs time to dissipate the residual Ozone.

  • margie

    is water to remain in reservoir while disinfecting

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Margie, you can keep water in the reservoir. It is just recommended to keep the end of the injection hose below the water level.

  • Dawn Knox

    I’ve been using my Airsense 10 for about a week and connected SoClean 2 days ago. My CPAP is always on standby and automatically starts when I attach the mask so I detach the mask before placing it in SoClean and place the heated hose in the slot for cleaning. Since I haven’t found an Off switch for Airsense 10, the machine is still on standby while being cleaned. Is this okay ? I just want to be sure I’m not damaging either machine or if wrong, how do I turn off Airsense10 without pulling the plug each time.

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Dawn, you are not damaging your machine or the SoClean. You can press and hold the Start/Stop button for 3 seconds to enter power save mode.

  • Cindi

    Can I run the SoClean with water in the CPAP reservoir? Can I keep the same water in it or should I empty it out every day?

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    • Chris Vasta

      Hi William, yes you can keep water in the reservoir. It is just recommended to keep the end of the injection hose below the water level.

  • Anthony

    Hello is it possible to run the Soclean machine without placing a mask in the chamber? I just want to disinfect my CPAP machine.

  • Anthony Campeggio

    after the machine stops do I need to take mask out or can I leave it in until I use it at night

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Anthony! It’s not necessary to remove the mask right away. Most of our users turn the machine on when they leave for work, and remove it when they come in the evening.

      • Ron

        Hi Chris, so how long can it stay in machine

        • Chris Vasta

          Hi Ron! Most of our users leave the mask inside the SoClean while they are at work, or running errands. So it’s completely safe to leave your supplies inside the SoClean for several hours. Once the SoClean is done sanitizing, it will turn off automatically.

  • Linda

    How often should I use the SoClean machine, daily?

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Linda, it’s really your preference! However, most users do use it daily, for example, running it while they’re at work so their equipment is ready for use in the evening.


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