Is The SoClean CPAP Cleaner Worth Buying?
The SoClean is a unique machine that disinfects, sanitizes and cleans your CPAP machine, mask, hose, water reservoir and other accessories without having to take your CPAP apart.
The SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizing Machine uses activated oxygen cleaning to eliminate any mold, bacteria, and viruses that may be lingering in your home CPAP Machine.
You put your mask (with the hose and straps still attached) in a black box a bit larger than a toaster, set the timer and bacteria and mold are blasted away in a few minutes by “activated oxygen, ” which the machine pumps through the CPAP reservoir, hose and mask. This is a natural process that kills bacteria, mold and viruses upon contact. SoClean is designed to be an environmentally-safe means of avoiding bacteria build-up that occurs over time even with regular soap and water cleanings.
The SoClean comes packed with quite a bunch of features. This machine was built with a sleek design and small footprint in mind.
Probably the best feature of the SoClean is that it will sanitize your entire CPAP without requiring you to remove the mask, hose or reservoir.
The SoClean destroys 99.9% of CPAP bacteria, viruses, and mold, without the use of chemicals or water. The machine is FDA registered and independently lab tested.
This is a versatile unit, which can connect to your CPAP, Bi-PAP, VPAP or BPAP.
It has an automatic safety shut-off, and does not require any assembly.
There is also a front display alerting you to when it is done cleaning and allowing you to customize what and how long you want it to stay in the cleaner. The indicator light will come on when the cleaner hits certain spots of the cleaning cycle.
How It Works
Activated oxygen is the formation of an added atom to oxygen (O), this atom is attached to the oxygen we breathe (O2), making it an (O3). This (O3) is a new molecule that has an stunning ability to destroy germs and organisms through oxidation. This technology makes the SoClean an effective CPAP cleaner.
The SoClean machine produces “activated oxygen” (O3) and pumps it into you CPAP machine’s humidifier. It is able to connect to your CPAP by fitting its hose into the humidifier reservoir.
First, the activated oxygen travels and sanitizes the reservoir and water inside
the humidifier. The (O3) then passes through the main hose which kills germs as it goes through.
Second, the activated oxygen (O3) then travels through your CPAP mask and is released into the compartment that holds the mask. This ensures that the interior and exterior of the mask comes in contacted with the activated oxygen.
Third, the activated oxygen is then safely trapped within a special closed system. This ensures that both the outside environment and the delicated wires and electronics of the CPAP are exposed.
The SoClean machine only needs to run for about five minutes but the items should be left inside for about 2 hours to complete the process.
Timothy Leyva, creator of the device, explains in a press release that “the SoClean allows for daily, hands-free sanitizing of CPAP machines. Having a freshly-sanitized CPAP machine will prevent bacteria build-up helping to avoid respiratory infections and make for a significantly better user experience.”
Leyva added, “Knowing that the CPAP is always clean, ready, and safe to use increases the likelihood that sleep apnea sufferers will wear it every night.”
It is definitely much less labor-intensive than hand-washing everything. In fact, the timer can be set just once for the SoClean to run at the same time each day. Just drop the mask in, close the lid and be on your way.
The best part is that the cleaning occurs without having to disassemble everything (which CPAP users hate doing). The device hooks into the CPAP unit so the reservoir is being cleaned at the same time as the mask via the hose.
Though this machine gives you everything you would want out of a CPAP machine cleaner, its price tag leaves more to be desired. Or should I say less? The price of this machine is expensive and for some it will break the bank.
Also, there is a distinct scent that your mask has when it emerges from SoClean. The company describes it as a very mild bleach smell (similar to after a thunderstorm) that can be dissipated by blowing air through the mask for about 15 seconds prior to use.
Read Amazon customer reviews for the SoClean.
Video User Manual for the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner & Sanitizer
The SoClean adds a new level of convenience to CPAP users’ lives by sanitizing and disinfects your CPAP accessories such as your mask, hose, and water reservoir (including the water inside) without needing to take any pieces apart.
Full and complete sanitizing is accomplished without any messy chemicals or even the use of water. Your equipment remains completely dry, and the SoClean machine uses safe, natural, activated oxygen to thoroughly sanitize your CPAP system.
Remember that the the filter and check valve should be replaced every six months, so you may also want an extra Cartridge Filter Kit for the SoClean.
The Cartridge Filter Kit includes one replacement filter and one replacement check valve for the SoClean.
This kit is suitable for all SoClean machines with “1200SC” in the serial number. The cartridge filter converts activated oxygen back to regular oxygen as it leaves the SoClean 2 chamber. The check valve prevents water from your CPAP from damaging your CPAP electronics.
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