11 Best CPAP Cleaners for Home and Commercial Use

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Which CPAP cleaner is the most hygienic?

We spent more than 40 hours looking through the available methods for cleaning CPAP machines on the market. Cleansers, CPAP cleaning machines as well as mask and tube cleaning brushes were the most common ways to clean the CPAP.

After conducting tests on the different types of CPAP cleaners, we found the VirtuCLEAN CPAP and Mask Automatic Cleaner to be the best. It uses ozone gas which gets into the tight nooks and crannies where bacteria like to hide, is small and portable and very simple to use.

We also found 9 more CPAP cleaners that did a good job at disinfecting the CPAP machine. They were also very simple to use. We only required 2ml of the WILAsil Special Cleanser for CPAP Masks per liter of water to effectively disinfect the CPAP tube and mask. It also gives off a pleasant lemon smell. Continue reading to find out more!

VirtuCLEAN CPAP and Mask Automatic Cleaner Review

 

The VirtuClean uses ozone gas to disinfect the CPAP. We liked this as it could guarantee a complete and thorough cleaning. We found the equipment quite simple to use and it requires no maintenance which also means it is durable.

VirtuCLEAN CPAP and Mask Automatic Cleaner
  • VIRTUCLEAN PACKAGE INCLUDES: FREE TUBING AND UNSCENTED CPAP MASK WIPES
  • 10 YEAR BATTERY LIFE - 18 MONTH WARRANTY
  • Requires ZERO maintenance like other devices. Requires XERO soap, water, or cleaning solutions

The VirtuClean is also quite portable which we found convenient in cases where a CPAP user needed to travel.

However, the equipment only works well with certain CPAP models and not with others. Models with a larger tube fitting simply didn’t work.

Pros
  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Simple to use.
  • Uses ozone gas to disinfect.
Cons
  • Only works with smaller CPAP models.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

Clyn O3N Ultra-Portable CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer

 

The Clyn O3N Ultra-Portable CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer is simple to control with just a simple push of a button. We found that we didn’t need to add any settings as it was a simple plug and play device. This CPAP disinfector uses ozone which means we were guaranteed of a complete cleaning of the CPAP tubes.

However similar to the REAQER CPAP Cleaner Disinfector, it is not compatible with all CPAP models. It’s important to first check whether your CPAP machine has compatible tube fixing.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Portable.
  • Uses ozone.
Cons
  • May not be compatible with all CPAP models.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

BeautySu Classic CPAP Equipment and Mask Cleaner

 

The BeautySu requires no maintenance which is something that we particularly liked. It is simple to use as well with a simple push of a button. We also liked that it pumps ozone gas into the CPAP which gets in every corner, nook and cranny for a complete cleaning of the equipment.

BeautySu Classic CPAP Equipment and Mask Cleaner
  • ★ Kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria in your CPAP in about 25minutes by ozone
  • ★ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery: 2200mAh. Portable Size: 4.2x2.4x1.7inch, easy to carry.
  • ★ Application: Uses Ozone which also known as activated oxygen to sterilize CPAP Machine,Tube,Mask

The main drawback that we found with the BeautySu is that like the HuaHong Portable Mini CPAP Cleaner or the REAQER CPAP Cleaner Disinfector , it may not be compatible with most CPAP machines.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Uses ozone gas.
Cons
  • Is not compatible with all CPAP machines.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

REAQER CPAP Cleaner Disinfector Review

 

The REAQER comes in a neat design. It is simple to operate with only a single button. We found it to be lightweight and portable and it could connect to most CPAP machines. We liked that it uses ozone gas which meant a thorough and effective cleaning of the CPAP.

EAQER CPAP Cleaner Disinfector
  • 19mm Diameter CPAP Hose with standard 22mm Rubber End connectors on both ends allows it to fit all CPAP Masks and Sleep Therapy Machines and Pillows.
  • Can be used with Respironics , Resmed , Devilbliss , Fisher&Paykel and all other major CPAP/BIPAP machines
  • Premium Hose is smooth on the inside due to the smooth bore design

On the other hand, we found that it was not compatible with all CPAP models. In case the model we were using was not compatible it rendered the equipment virtually pointless.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Uses ozone gas.
  • Highly portable.
Cons
  • Not compatible with all CPAP models.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

Moocoo 2019 Upgraded CPAP Cleaner

 

Like the VirtuCLEAN CPAP and Mask Automatic Cleaner, the Moocoo 2019 Upgraded CPAP Cleaner uses ozone gas to disinfect the CPAP machine. We found that it easily connects to most models available in the market. It is lightweight and highly portable. We also liked that it runs on a rechargeable battery.

Moocoo 2019 Upgraded CPAP Cleaner
Moocoo CPAP Stanizer is a portable CPAP/BIPAP disinfecting unit and is intended to be used in the home and travel. A user who uses CPAP equipment can use the Moocoo to have a simple disinfector when one fails to follow daily cleaning procedures or wants the added benefit of a thorough disinfecting in addition to daily cleaning. The Moocoo has optimized its sanitization cycle to 25 minutes including desired time with activated oxygen and one minute with fresh air blowing for reducing the odor.

The main downside that we found was with the lithium battery. In case the battery ran out, we had to wait until it has a decent amount of charge for us to disinfect the CPAP machine.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Uses ozone.
  • Lightweight and portable.
Cons
  • Runs on battery power which is not the best thing for people who live in zones where there are power outages.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

Contour CPAP Wipes Review

 

The Contour CPAP wipes are soft and very simple to use. Unlike the RespLabs Medical CPAP Mask Wipes, we found that these left a freshness smell. The antiseptic ingredients are completely natural which means that any residue that is inhaled will do no harm. We also liked the fact that Contour wipes are latex free.

However, they are made from cotton which means that in case they catch a sharp edge, the cotton can leave residue. We also found that they are not suited for reaching deep into the hose. For that we needed extra equipment.

Pros
  • Smells good.
  • Easy to use.
  • Ingredients are completely natural.
Cons
  • Can leave residue when the wipes come into contact with sharp edges.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

CPAP Cleaner, SoonCat Portable Mini CPAP Cleaning Machine

 

The CPAP Cleaner, SoonCat Portable Mini CPAP Cleaning Machine gives off a pleasant lemon scent. We found it to be quite the powerful disinfectant requiring only 2ml per liter of water. By dipping the CPAP mask and hose together with the humidifier, we found that we could effectively clean the equipment with the WILAsil cleanser.

However, given that it is a chemical, were not keen on inhaling the residue as we were not sure whether it would cause any long-term negative effects on the lungs.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Effective disinfectant.
Cons
  • May not be healthy when inhaled for a long time.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

RespLabs Medical CPAP Mask and Hose Cleaner Brush

 

We found the hose cleaner brush to be particularly effective at reaching deep into the CPAP hose. We finished cleaning within a few minutes. The brush also reached into tight nooks which helped ensure that the tubing was completely sanitized.

RespLabs Medical CPAP Mask and Hose Cleaner Brush
  • CPAP TUBE BRUSH is specially designed for scrubbing the inside of the CPAP tubing. It looks like a plumbing snake, with a long flexible handle and a brush on the other end.
  • RECOMMENDED FOR: A more thorough cleaning of your CPAP hose that's easy and hassle-free. The CPAP brush can effectively travel run the whole length of your regular CPAP hose to remove all the dirt or microcontaminants that could accumulate inside your CPAP tubing.
  • FEATURES: 8 in 1 CPAP tube brush, for every tube (universal or slimline) and mask orifice you can think of.

We also liked that the package comes with an additional brush for getting to the elbow joints.

However, we didn’t like the ring found at the top of the brush. It stuck quite a few times near the connector of the tube.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Very effective at cleaning the tube.
Cons
  • The ring at the top stuck to the tubes connector.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

IBEET CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush Review

 

This CPAP tube cleaning brush from IBEET is made from stainless steel. This makes it rust resistant. We liked the quality of the bristles. They felt soft and when we got to cleaning, found that they were very effective.

IBEET CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush
The 7 Feet CPAP Tube Brush is designed for scrub and clean the insides of Standard 22MM CPAP & BiPAP Tubing. The 7 Inches Brush is handy for cleaning smaller staffs, such as difficult to reach areas on humidification tank or mask or small tube.

The tube cleaning brush extend 7 feet which means that we could clean the entire length of the tube easily and without any hassle.

However, this is not the best item for reaching those nooks and crannies where bacteria tend to hide and thrive.

Pros
  • High quality build.
  • Easy to use.
  • Long enough to reach the entire length of the tube.
Cons
  • Doesn’t clean the tight spaces very well.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

RespLabs Medical CPAP Mask Wipes Review

 

We noticed that these mask wipes are very soft and easy to use. We were done cleaning the CPAP mask within a few minutes. We also liked that they didn’t leave any residue on the mask. We also found that we could use them with a CPAP brush to reach into the tubing.

RespLabs Medical CPAP Mask Wipes
  • CPAP MASK WIPES makes it easier to remove debris, skin grease, and other residues that build up on your CPAP mask.
  • RECOMMENDED FOR: A quick, convenient, and efficient daily cleaning of your CPAP, BiPAP or any PAP therapy device and accessories.
  • FEATURES: Alcohol-free, Unscented, Lint-free wipes designed to be used safely for everyday CPAP cleaning. This works gently on your CPAP mask and equipment too so that you can prolong the longevity and use of your CPAP investment.

However, we didn’t notice any difference after we were done using them. We were expecting a freshness smell but there was actually no smell at all.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Left no residue on the mask.
Cons
  • The mask didn’t smell fresh afterwards.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

Clinell Universal Disinfectant Wipes Review

 

The Clinell wipes come in a pack of 200. We found using them very simple and convenient as we had a reliable supply of CPAP cleaners for a long time. They are also very effective and left a clean fresh smell on the mask and machine. The fact that they are bleach free makes them safe to use.

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Clinell Universal Disinfectant Wipes
  • THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY CLINELL BCW200 WIPES
  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED - Contains aloe vera and moisturisers; these multi-purpose wipes are dermatologically tested and proven to be kind and safe to use on skin
  • EFFECTIVE IN 10 SECONDS - Clinell's disinfectant wipes are fast and effective, proven to kill bacteria in 10 seconds in dirty conditions and are effective against most viruses within one minute

On the downside, they are not the best wipes to use on rough edges of the CPAP machine as they do leave residue behind.

Pros
  • Simple to use.
  • Effective at cleaning the CPAP.
  • Comes in a large pack of 200 pieces.
Cons
  • Not the best for cleaning sharp edges.
  • May not reach to the nooks and crannies.

However, this will not increase the prices you pay for products.

Frequently asked questions

What Is CPAP Cleaners?

A CPAP cleaner is an equipment that is specially designed to Clean CPAP machines. You simply put the CPAP inside the cleaner which then pumps ozone gas through the tubes and kills any harmful bacteria.

CPAP cleaners could also be specially formulated disinfectants that kill harmful bacteria and any residue left on the CPAP will not cause any harm when inhaled.

You can also consider a special rod for reaching into the CPAP tubing when cleaning as a type of CPAP cleaner.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of CPAP Cleaners?

CPAP cleaners are more thorough in cleaning the CPAP machine. Bacteria and mold often hide in the tight crevices of the CPAP where it’s hard to reach with a wipe or cloth. CPAP cleaning units pump ozone gas into every corner and crevice thus providing complete disinfecting of the CPAP machine.

CPAP cleaning units use ozone gas. This is safer than cleaning the equipment with chemicals which can leave traces and get inhaled when using the CPAP. Such chemicals have been known to result in negative reactions.

On the other hand, CPAP cleaners do come with a few disadvantages one of which is the size. Since they come in different sizes the unit you choose may not be compatible with your CPAP machine.

Ozone gas evaporates quickly. However, it may make the CPAP machine uncomfortable to use as ozone gas is not very pleasant to smell.

What’s the Approximate Price Range for CPAP Cleaners?

Depending on the type of CPAP cleaner you choose prices will start from £10. Some automatic CPAP cleaning units on the other hand can cost as much as £250.

What Should I Look for When Choosing a CPAP Cleaner?

If you choose to go for a CPAP cleaning unit, you need to ensure that it is compatible with your model of CPAP. That means the CPAP machine should fit neatly into the compartment including the mask and hose, if this is the type of model you are want to buy. The cleaning unit should also be able to close neatly without being forced.

The second thing you want to consider when choosing any type of CPAP cleaner is how effective it is at killing harmful bacteria and pathogens. If the CPAP machine is not well disinfected, you may find yourself getting sick more regularly.

Cleaning the CPAP machine should not be a strenuous task. If it is then chances are high you will skip on days when you are supposed to clean your CPAP. The CPAP cleaner you choose should thus be simple to use.

Lastly, the CPAP cleaner should allow you to dry your CPAP. If water droplets are left in the tubing for example, they can create a breeding ground for mold, bacteria and other pathogens that can cause you to fall ill. Ensure that your CPAP machine is always dry.

Do CPAP Cleaners Work?

CPAP cleaners will disinfect the CPAP machine helping to get rid of disease causing organisms. The lack of regular cleaning of the CPAP machine causes the user to fall sick more often.

Are Ozone CPAP Cleaners Safe?

Ozone CPAP cleaners offer the best way to clean the CPAP machine. The nature of the gas allows it to reach every corner of the machine where bacteria could be hiding, killing them instantly.

What Is the Best Mask Cleaner? Why Is It the Best?

The RespLabs Medical Inc mask and hose cleaner brush is the best CPAP mask cleaner. The wipes are effective and simple to use and then hose cleaner allows you to reach far into the mask tubing.

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