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SoClean Cleaner Reviews

The SoClean 2 is a cleaner and sanitizer machine that automatically cleans and dries parts of the sleep apnea equipment by using activated oxygen.

If you use a machine for sleep apnea, you’re already taking a step on improving your health. But part of having a machine involves routine cleaning, otherwise, you may be harming your health, rather than improving it.

Sleep apnea equipment generally requires daily cleaning of the water chamber and mask, and at least weekly cleaning of the tubing, depending on the manufacturer. Cleaning usually consists of warm water with a mild soap, and always letting the parts hang to air-dry thoroughly to prevent bacteria or fungi from forming.

The amount of time it takes to clean and completely dry can be time consuming and because of this, many people with machines are not compliant with daily care.

Fortunately, there are now cleaners on the market that can clean and sanitize your machine for you, and in a lot less time.

SoClean 2 Cleaner and Sanitizer

The SoClean 2 is a cleaner and sanitizer that uses activated oxygen to sanitize, just like in a hospital setting. When this device generates activated oxygen, it pumps it through your equipment. Activated oxygen is known to kill germs and bacteria it comes into contact with.

SoClean 2 Cleaner and Sanitizer

What sets the SoClean 2 apart from other cleaners is the ease of use. To use, you simply place your equipment inside the SoClean device, close the lid, and it will start cleaning and sanitizing automatically.

 

The SoClean 2 Cleaner and Sanitizer easily connects to most devices, and if it is not compatible, they offer an adapter you can add onto your purchase, with no extra charge. Their website offers a list of common machines and whether it will need an adapter or not.

 

SoClean Cleaner Factors:

  • Cleaning cycle time of 2 hours
  • The manufacturer offers a 30-day risk-free trial and free shipping
  • Financing is available
  • A cartridge filter kit needs to be replaced every 6 months at a cost of about $30, less if you subscribe to their email.

SoClean Coupons and Discounts

Merchants sometimes offer coupons and discounts. If there are any live coupons or deals, we will try to list them here. With the increasing popularity of CPAP and increasing awareness of sleep apnea, equipment manufacturers regularly try new marketing tactics in order to gain market share. Machine discounts and coupons are one of the ways that they try to compete.

SoClean 2 Cleaner Reviews

One thing many reviewers of the SoClean 2 agreed on was the ease of use. It’s very easy to set up, as well as easy to use on a daily basis. Some reviewers also mentioned that it’s great for some elderly people that don’t understand technology since all you have to do is open and close the lid; it does the work on its own.

SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner

Many SoClean users admitted they weren’t in the habit of cleaning their machines as much as they should, and the SoClean was “worth the money” and is now helping them be compliant with daily cleanings.

One SoClean purchaser mentioned that he’s always struggled with cleaning and drying the hose, and sometime’s he would wake up feeling like he was “drowning in water.” He stated that this machine has solved all of his problems and now he sleeps like a baby.

Other benefits mentioned from using the SoClean 2 cleaner are fewer respiratory infections, improved cough, and a fresher smelling machine and mask. There are other techniques that people can use to clean the machine.

SoClean FAQs

Does SoClean use water?

No, SoClean does not use water. It uses activated oxygen to clean and sanitize

Is SoClean 2 cleaner covered by insurance?

Every insurance policy is different. Many insurances do not cover SoClean and require it to be paid out of pocket, however it is eligible for FSA or HSA reimbursement. You might also be able to deduct it as a healthcare expense.

Is SoClean covered by Medicare?

No, generally sleep apnea equipment cleaners are not covered by Medicare

Does SoClean work with ResMed Mirage, Airfit, Philips DreamWare, Wisk, AirSense and Others

There are adapters available that work with the most popular sleep apnea equipment.

SoClean Filter: Where can I get it? When should it be replaced?

You can get a replacement SoClean Filter Kit directly from the SoClean website. The SoClean filter should be replaced every six months, if you use your SoClean once daily.

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  1. I've been using the SoClean 2 with my ResMed AirSense 10 for a year, and with another unit for a year before that, so I've been using the SoClean 2 for 2 years.
    I read the FDA News Release dated Feb. 27, 2020. In it, they claim to have received 11 reports.....let me state that again, 11 reports from 2017-2019 concerning possible adverse effects using equipment similar to and including the SoClean 2.
    Now, considering SoClean has sold thousands of these units, 11 complaints would have to be well below .1 percent. Still, they advise to discontinue using the units until they've been deemed safe.
    To date, I've had no adverse health issues and this is my routine.
    I use the SoClean 2 every second day. I make sure the reservoir is filled to the full line with distilled water before I start the process. When the process is completed and I see the green light, I remove the tubing and turn on the CPAP for about a minute to dispel any leftover ozone. I do not disinfect my nasal pillow. I remove it daily and use CPAP wipes to clean it before reattaching it. I give my tubing/mask/reservoir a regular cleaning approximately every 2 weeks and place it all in a Hurricane CPAP dryer to thoroughly dry it. This is especially good for drying the tubing, which can take days to completely dry under regular conditions.

  2. The weak link of the So-Clean-2 is the lid latch. It is a small tab that fits into the body of the machine when closed. It does not have any electrical function. It simply keeps the lid shut during cleaning. I have had two units, both of which had the tab break under normal use. There is no replacement part for repair and the only option is to pay $200 for a replacement machine from So Clean. This is unfortunate since the machine works fine. I could find no fix on-line for this so I came up with a solution. For a few pennies and a few minutes, put two Velcro adhesive pads on the lid and the machine body and use a velcro strap to keep the lid closed. It looks makeshift but Is better than paying $200 for a broken piece of plastic.

  3. I spoke to my supplier about obtaining new gaskets due to the color change caused by using my SoClean machine. She informed me I have voided my warranty on the machine due to the FDA not approving the SoClean machine. I looked on line at https://search.usa.gov/search?query=SoClean&affiliate=fda1 and sure enough, though it ponly states the FDA is reviewing things. Now, as of February 1, 2020, ResMed has indicated that ozone damage will void the CPAP manufacturer's warranty. ResMed is recommending that SoClean not be used with ResMed CPAP/APAP machines. I am in a quandary since the machine does a wonderful job in cleaning the entire unit!! What is the big deal since no one is sharing that part...

  4. I am a fan of SoClean but there is something users and prospective buyers should know. SoClean makes a point if using the term Activated Oxygen. This is actually a pseudonym for Ozone (O3), which is very effective at killing germs (over 99%).

    One word of caution. If you have silicon components (soft nose pillows of your mask and silicon seals), the ozone interacts with silicon and will, over time, cause the surface of the silicon component to turn brown and change in texture. This doesn't change the effectiveness of the mask but the change in surface texture can cause skin irritation like contact dermatitis if you have sensitive skin.

    The semi-conductor industry uses ozone to help cleanse silicon which increases semiconductor efficiency

    As of February 1, 2020, ResMed has indicated that ozone damage will void the CPAP manufacturer's warranty. Therefore, it is recommended that SoClean not be used with ResMed CPAP machines.

  5. I have used a So Clean machine for years and love it. I do not put any water in the hose due to Psudemonas infections that I have had and I am also allergic to mildew and mold. I change my tubing out monthly. The FDA send letters out to docs talking about the ozone. Now I know you are not supposed to breathe it in. I use it with my Resmed machine and the So Clean w that will ruin ones warrenty. This week I noticed a smell in my room and the lid was not closing tightly. So I need to find another machine and am not sure what to use. The Lumin bullet uses the light, but the FDA has not approved it either for lack of data there. So I am frustrated.

  6. My Doctor tells me that the So clean machine that I use has been declared to be a safety hazard by the FDA. I cannot find anything about the caution on the FDA site. What is the real story?

  7. We purchased a So Clean machine after April, 2020. So Clean was aware that Resmed stated in April that use of So Clean would void the warranty for the machine. So Clean did not convey that message to consumers. So Clean does not appear to be an honest company. They refused to take back the machine.

  8. When ordering this machine, It’s offering a free adapter and requires me to pick one. How do I find out which one to choose?

  9. What about the smell left in the hose and mask, are there any dangers? I find the smell to be strong enough that I am afraid to use the cpap machine.

  10. The area under the rim of my facemask is causing a very painful irritation on my skin can you help me with what is causing it or what I can do to relieve the pain

  11. Is there any short or long term risk of using Soclean, I have been using for few months, one of my friends told his equipment supply company representative told it has health risk for long term. Is this device has any data to support your possible claim, Thanks

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