Those who use a CPAP every night know it’s essential to keep the machine clean. The SoClean machine sanitizes all CPAP parts with ozone technology instead of water or chemicals. We chose SoClean as one of the best CPAP cleaners because the device is so convenient and easy to use.
SoClean is a global leader in automated sleep equipment maintenance. In its most recent rankings of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America, Deloitte listed SoClean at number 39. The company is based in New Hampshire. You can buy its products on its website and at CVS locations across the United States.
- Requires no water
- Use without taking CPAP machine apart
- 30-day risk-free trial
- Two-year warranty
- Some CPAP models require purchasing an adapter
- Filter and check valve need replacement every six months
SoClean’s Latest CPAP Cleaner Design
A SoClean CPAP cleaner sanitizes your CPAP machine in a seven-minute cycle and a two-hour resting period. It uses the same waterless ozone technology many hospitals use, which stops mold, mildew or germs from growing. The device destroys 99.9% of germs and bacteria, according to the manufacturer.
SoClean’s latest design, the SoClean 2, includes these features:
- Smaller footprint and a left or right hose insertion port, so it’s not a hassle to use next to your bed
- Easy-to-read front display and indicator lights that show the current time, the daily disinfecting start time, the status of the cycle and messages
- Top three adaptors needed to work with various sleep machines
SoClean Automatic Cleaning Cycle
SoClean automates the cleaning process for your CPAP machine. You set the start time and run time for the cleaning cycle. As long as electricity is running to the device and your equipment is in place, your CPAP gets a daily deep cleaning automatically. You can clean your machine at any time using the manual mode.
Clean your CPAP mask, hose and reservoir with SoClean Neutralizing Pre-Wash before connecting it to the SoClean device for the first time. You can also use the Neutralizing Pre-Wash for regular cleaning.
The cleaning cycle has two phases, as indicated by indicator lights on the display. A red light indicates the machine is dispensing ozone. A yellow light means the ozone is working to disinfect the machine and dissipating. A green light indicates the cycle is complete. Every six months, the device will display a reminder to replace the check valve and cartridge filter. You can purchase these parts and other accessories on the SoClean website, over the phone or at an authorized reseller.
|Measures 8” x 7” x 9” and weighs under 6 lbs.||Takes up little space|
|Activated oxygen sanitation||Kills approximately 99.99% of germs|
|Two-year warranty||Covers manufacturing or workmanship defects|
|Easily replaced filter and check valve||Low maintenance requirements|
SoClean CPAP Cleaner Costs
The manufacturer’s price for SoClean 2 is $348, but we found rebates and deals online. Consider Sleep Direct, which sells the SoClean 2 with a lowest-price guarantee. You can also buy directly from SoClean, which is offering an instant $50 rebate and free shipping. SoClean also offers financing through the company Bread, so you can pay monthly over three, six or 12 months, with interest as low as 0%.
SoClean provides your first check valve and filter cartridge in the box. These parts must be replaced every six months and cost $30 together.
SoClean’s Risk-free Trial
If you decide your SoClean CPAP cleaner is not right for you within 30 days of the purchase date, contact customer service. A representative will issue you a return authorization number and a prepaid shipping label to send the unit back. SoClean issues your refund once it receives back the equipment.
Where to Buy SoClean CPAP Cleaners
You can buy a SoClean CPAP cleaner from authorized retailers (online or in-store) or on the company’s website. SoClean includes three adapters in the box. Be sure your CPAP machine is compatible with the SoClean device before you make your purchase.
SoClean customers leaving reviews on Trustpilot give the company an average of four out of five stars. The majority of the most recent reviews give SoClean a five-star rating. Amazon reviews rate SoClean 4.3 out of 5 stars, and Sleep Direct customers, 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Some consumers complained about the smell of ozone after using a SoClean CPAP cleaner. Our research shows that running the cleaner in the morning and then letting it sit all day effectively dispels the ozone smell. SoClean recommends letting the CPAP sit unused for two hours after cleaning to get rid of any odors.
The Better Business Bureau gives SoClean a B rating. Some customers made complaints that SoClean did not clearly communicate that some CPAP brands require an adapter, but the company now provides plenty of information on its website. SoClean representatives answered every complaint we read on the BBB site.
SoClean CPAP Cleaner Q&A
Does insurance cover SoClean CPAP cleaners?
While most insurances help cover the cost of a CPAP machine, Medicare, Medicare Supplement plans or other medical insurance do not pay for CPAP cleaners. This policy could change in the future.
Can I pay for a SoClean CPAP cleaner with my HSA?
Yes, you can use a health savings account or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for a SoClean CPAP Cleaner.
Can I return a SoClean CPAP Cleaner if I don’t like using it?
Call SoClean customer service if you are not satisfied with your cleaner. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Are all CPAP machines compatible with a SoClean device?
Almost all CPAP machines work with a SoClean CPAP Cleaner. Some devices by ResMed, Philips Respironics and a few other manufacturers require an adapter. SoClean provides an online list of compatible CPAP machines and those requiring an adapter.
Will a SoClean sanitizer void the warranty on my CPAP machine?
Using a CPAP cleaning device may void the warranty on your CPAP equipment. Contact the company that manufactured your CPAP to determine if using a SoClean product will void the warranty.
SoClean is one of the most innovative companies in the CPAP cleaner space. In addition to including a generous 30-day return policy and a two-year warranty, SoClean makes sanitizing PAP equipment much more manageable. Unlike many CPAP cleaners, SoClean requires no disassembly of your equipment for daily use.