CPAP Cleaner Comparison Guide
Looking for a CPAP Cleaning Machine?
A CPAP Cleaner is a quick and easy solution to cleaning your unit. CPAP cleaners make your life easier, and this comparison guide makes picking a cleaner easier! All three machines covered here are reimbursable with a HSA or FSA accounts.
By 3B Medical
By SoClean Inc
|Risk-Free Trial||30 Days risk-free trial; money-back guarantee.||30 Days risk-free trial; money-back guarantee.||None.|
|Warranty||2 years||1 year||1.5 years|
|CPAP Parts It Can Clean||Mask, Water chamber, Hose||Mask, Water chamber (including water), Hose||Mask, Water chamber, Hose|
|Cycle Time (minutes)||5||7 + 120 resting period.||35 + resting period.|
How Do These Machines Clean Your Gear?
The 3B Lumin works by emitting high energy light within a narrow spectrum referred to as UV-C. It relies on a low-pressure, mercury-arc germicidal lamp designed to produce UV light. One cycle is sufficient to kill most bacteria and mold on your CPAP unit. The makers of the Lumin have published this study (PDF) demonstrating the cleaning efficacy of the machine. The Lumin is covered by a 2 year warranty.
The SoClean 2 uses the same sanitizing process found in water purification and hospital sanitizing. By using activated oxygen, the SoClean 2 sanitizes and disinfects without having to take the unit apart, without messy chemicals or even water and leaves your equipment completely dry. SoClean 2 has demonstrated a 99.99% cleaning efficacy in this study (PDF). The SoClean 2 also comes in a travel version if you’re on the go a lot. Maintenance is easy, just replace the check valve and cartridge filter ($30) every 6 months (the SoClean device will let you know when this needs to be done). The SoClean 2 is covered by a 1 year warranty.
VirtuCLEAN automatically cleans your machine using Ozone, also known as activated oxygen. It kills 99% of disease-causing pathogens such as mold, bacteria and viruses that grow in your CPAP unit. This unit is battery powered so you do have to keep it charged. It includes a 1.5 year warranty.
Conclusions and Health Sqyre’s Recommendation
The Lumin 3B, SoClean 2 and VirtuCLEAN all have one thing in common – they are great CPAP cleaning machines! You really cannot go wrong with any of these CPAP cleaners. However, we recommend either the SoClean 2 or the Lumin. Both of these machines are praised by customers and both have a 30 day risk-free trial, money-back guarantee. The only thing that really sets these two cleaners apart is price. The Lumin is slightly cheaper at a price point of $249, whereas the SoClean 2 is priced at $319.
Whichever CPAP cleaner you choose just know that you made the right decision because the most important thing is cleaning your CPAP supplies and these machines are designed to do just that… and do it simply and effectively!
For more information on cleaning your CPAP supplies, check out our post on how to clean your CPAP. Also, if you’d like a quick one-page PDF of these CPAP cleaner comparisons just download the CPAP Comparison Guide. Happy cleaning!
Additional Product Details
|Product||3B Lumin||SoClean 2||VirtuCLEAN|
|Dimensions (inches)||11.8 x 8.3 x 7.5||7.5 x 6.5 x 8.5||4.6 x 2.7 x 2.0|
|Inside Chamber Dimensions (inches)||9.4 x 6.3 x 3.5||7.1 x 5.4 x 5.4||N/A|
|Power Consumption (Watts)||13||5||4|
|FDA Registration #||3009096682||3009534409||D29308|
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