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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  • Eileen

    Does the COAP have to be turned onto the My Options, Sleep Report or Stop mode when cleaning

    • Chris Vasta

      The Soclean can remain connected to your CPAP, but the CPAP machine should be off when the Soclean is in use. YOu do not need to enter any other setting on the CPAP machine.

    • Chris Vasta

      YOu would want the CPAP machine to be off, but you do not need to put it in any other setting.

  • Shawna roberts

    Can I put the cushion part in the SoClean? ( the part of mask that touches my face)

    • Chris Vasta

      Hello, Shawna. Yes, you can place the complete mask into the Soclean camber. However, it will be beneficial to wipe off the cushion first before doing so.

  • Cathi Wilson

    Just replaced filter, while I did a test run the light is red, is it suppose to be red, I thought it was green before

    • Chris Vasta

      You can reset the display screen by holding down the hourglass button and manual button together until you see a smiley face icon appear on the display screen. If the light is still read after resetting it, please contact the manufacturer at 1(866)-501-3705.

  • Jerry

    Should i drain the reservoir before using soclean or can i leave water in the reservoir?

    • Chris Vasta

      According to “The water chamber does not need to be emptied before using the SoClean 2 but the water in your sleep equipment should still be changed as recommended by the manufacturer.”

  • Mike

    Could I use it as a ventilator

  • Sonja Markham

    Is it possible to sanitize cotton cloth masks used for distancing from the corona virus in the soclean machine?

    • Chris Vasta

      Soclean has not informed us of the compatibility of the Soclean with the N95 masks. If you would like to inquire with the manufacturer they can be reached at (508) 363.0415.

  • Anthony

    Does the CPAP machine be turn on or off while so clean is working? Or do I make sure to stop the air from blowing while so clean does it sanitizing cycle?

    • Chris Vasta

      No, the CPAP machine does not need to be turned on or off while the Soclean is running. YOu can set an automatic timer on the Soclean to have it run daily.

  • Michael Carpino

    Do I have to remove my filters from my cpap machine before i go through a cleaning cycle with the SoClean 2 machine? I have noticed that my filters are turning black from cleaning with the filters in.


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