The easiest way to keep your CPAP in good condition is to keep your CPAP clean…. By choosing the best CPAP cleaner – this becomes a quick and painless task.
Hoses, tubes, and masks from your PAP machine can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. This dust and bacteria in your CPAP gear can become a hazard.
There are lots of CPAP cleaners available, some good, some bad and some downright ugly.
So, to clear the fog, we’ve compiled and reviewed the best CPAP cleaners we can find on the market today.
… but if you are in a hurry we have summarized the results below:
Our Top Products
** Number 1 Choice!
Sleep8 CPAP Cleaning Companion System
We love this device! It uses the same trusted technology used in the United States for years by the food, water and skincare industry.
Sleep 8 is one of the new kids on the block, and offers a superior product to many of the traditional manufacturers’, the full Sleep8 review is here.
It comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty – to give you total peace of mind. Additionally, there are several financing options available to help with payments.
This cleaning device is compatible with almost every type of CPAP/BiPAP/APAP device – including both heated and non-heated tubing… all without the need to buy an expensive adaptor.
- Compatible with all masks and tubing
- 24-month warranty
- Superior build quality
- One click cleaning system
- Lightweight and travel friendly
- Very quiet during operation
- Not covered by insurance
** Best Priced!
Top CPAP Cleaner And Sanitizer - LEEL
This is another one of our favorites. It’s small yet powerful with 8 cleaning cycles per charge – activated by a simple press of a start button.
The LEEL Top CPAP Machine Cleaner and Sanitizer uses an activated oxygen system (ozone). Ozone systems have been proven to kill 99.9% of all germs, bacteria and other nasty microorganisms (that you don’t want on your device).
- Free shipping
- FCC and FDA registered and tested
- Reliable all in one system
- Long lasting charge
- Kills all odours
- One of the most compatible systems
- Not covered by insurance
Top UVC Sanitizer
3B Lumin CPAP Cleaner - Ozone Free UV Sanitizer and Disinfectant
The Lumin UV light Sanitizer from by 3B Medical relies on UV C light to clean your CPAP and accessories. This is the same high-power UVC light used worldwide in operating rooms and surgical centers. It effectively kills harmful bacteria, viruses, fungus, and mold.
- Fast cleaning cycle
- No maintenance needed
- Automatic and easy-to-operate
- Leaves an after-use residual odor
SoClean 2 Go Travel CPAP Equipment Cleaner
The SoClean Go Travel CPAP machine cleaner is an amazing option. It is a CPAP sanitizer that is compact and travel-friendly.
- Great for home or on the go
- Small and easy to carry around
- Portable and battery-operated
- Made of cheap plastic
- Missing parts upon delivery based on customer reviews
Genmine Portable Mini CPAP Cleaner Disinfector
The effective cleaning of bacteria and germs easy with the help of this CPAP cleaner. Constructed with high-quality materials, and is easy to carry without any hassle.
With this product, there is no need for water, soap, cleaning solutions or maintenance. You can operate this machine with a single control button.
Also, there are no requirements for setting, and it’s compatible with almost all CPAP models. It also has an automatic design with one-button control.
This cleaner can also disinfect both ventilator tubing and the humidifier.
- Low maintenance
- Fits 22mm diameter CPAP tubes
- Comes with a rechargeable lithium ion 2200 mAh battery
- No requirement to connect AC and analog blocking cup
- Lightweight design that’s easy to carry
- Takes 25 minutes to clean
- May be confusing to use
Mask M8tes CPAP Cleaning Wipes
The Mask M8tes Wipes can remove everything from bacteria and mold to grease and dirt. Useful to clean the interior and exterior of your mask. With regular use, they help minimize your chances of picking up an infection. Allowing you to sleep safely night after night.
- Easy to use
- Safe and natural
- Carefully sanitizes and decontaminates the entire CPAP machine
- Does not use harmful chemicals
- Not an automated system, so requires a little effort to wipe down your CPAP gear
Sani Bot CPAP Cleaning Machine + Sanitizer
The Sani Bot CPAP Sanitizer Cleaning Machine is a unique system of CPAP cleaners. It simply uses tap water tank and disinfectant tablets, instead of ozone (activated oxygen) to clean your CPAP.
- Automated cleaning process
- Removes debris, dirt, oil, and several organic residues in a quick and easy manner
- No after-use foul odor
- Removes harmful bacteria, mildew, and mold
- Compatible with an extensive range of mask types
- Time-consuming to clean and maintain
VirtuCLEAN CPAP Equipment and Mask Cleaner
The VirtuCLEAN CPAP equipment and mask cleaner is a great option. It is a sanitizing machine that takes up very little space. It can be easily transported anywhere because of its small and portable size.
It is easy to use and noiseless. It also claims to clear out 99.9% of bacteria and germs present inside the CPAP machine.
As for maintenance, the VirtuCLEAN CPAP is easy to clean and maintain. You can clean it up in 30 minutes.
- Easy to use
- Small and portable
- The ozone use leaves an odor, which is typical for units using activated oxygen as a cleaning agent
CleanSmart Daily Surface Cleaner
- No harsh fumes or chemical residue left behind
- No rinse required
- Kills 99.9% of germs
- Hypochlorous Acid Technology
- Doesn’t eliminate all odors
BeautySu. Classic CPAP Equipment and Mask Cleaner/Sanitizer
- Portable, travel-friendly size
- Does not require maintenance
- Long battery life
- Takes a while to fully charge
Care Touch CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush
The Care Touch Brush takes the hassle out of trying to clean your machine’s tubing. Hundreds and thousands of air particles move through the CPAP tubing. This cleaning brush helps clean out all the nasty germs and bacteria inside.
The bristles are soft enough to not ever damage the hose – but rigid enough to scrub out the gunk and germs build up.
It is very important to clean the CPAP mask and tube regularly. These Care Touch CPAP Cleaning Brushes make it easy to do so. The cleaning brush extends up to seven feet, so you can clean the entire length of the tube at once. You can also fold up inside a small plastic bag included in the kit so that it won’t take up too much room.
- Ultra-soft bristles preventing damage to tubings
- Space saver
- Easy cleaning
- Not compatible with all CPAP models
The MVAP RespiKit is a convenient cleaning kit. It has both a large disinfecting and deodorizing solution as well as a mini one that you can take on the go.
It includes a RespiSoak weekly maintenance solution, a measuring cup. Plus a soaking container for heavier cleaning. It already has everything you need to clean and disinfect your CPAP equipment.
It is perfect for deep cleaning your equipment. The MVAP RespiKit comes with a 4 oz RespiSoak soaking solution. This gives you enough cleaning solution to last a month. All in all, it is a safe and cost-effective solution.
- Suitable for CPAP machines and nebulizers
- Accommodates two masks at the same time
- Deep cleaning action
- A bit overpriced
- Not automated
- More time-consuming
CPAP Cleaner Reviews - Our Conclusion
It can be difficult to decide among these high-quality cleaners. Good thing there are a few simple considerations that may make your purchasing decision easier.
The first thing to consider is the kind of effort you’d like to exert when using the CPAP cleaner.
Some people prefer a manual or hands-on approach to cleaning, so they find wipes moistened with CPAP-safe chemicals as the best option. As thorough as modern methods are, nothing quite beats the certainty of cleaning something by hand.
However, most people prefer less manual CPAP cleaners. They opt for soaking solutions, sprays, and various CPAP cleaning machines that require very little effort to keep a CPAP machine clean and sanitized.
Whatever cleaning option you choose, it is important to clean your CPAP machines and accessories from time to time. Therefore, you can consider one of the above-listed CPAP cleaners.
What Happens if you Don't Clean Your CPAP Device?
Still Unsure About Getting a CPAP Cleaner Machine?
Frequently asked questions:
Which CPAP cleaner is best?
We love the Sleep8 CPAP cleaner device. Our sample product did exactly what we had hoped, and the manufacturer offers a risk free trial 🙂
Do CPAP cleaners really work?
The most important thing is that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific CPAP / sleep apnea machine or CPAP masks. The majority of CPAP machines can be simply washed with soap and water. Both ultra violet and Ozone CPAP cleaner manufacturers claim that they kill 99% of germs and bacteria. However, it is also important to note that the FDA has yet to rule on the safety features of CPAP cleaning products.
Do doctors recommend CPAP cleaners?
Cleaning CPAP equipment with liquid dish soap and hot water is recommended by most practitioners. The FDA (The USA Food and Drugs Administration) has not approved or cleared any home CPAP cleaning devices that use ozone gas or UV light (ultra violet light).
Are CPAP cleaners worth it?
Manufacturers’ of CPAP cleaner products claim they effectively kill the majority of germs and bacteria. Of course, there are options such as cleaning wipes, using vinegar or using a common household detergent such as soap. The FDA has no proof that CPAP cleaning systems effectively clean or disinfects CPAP equipment to remove germs or allergens.
What should I clean my CPAP with?
There are several options, but cleaning CPAP equipment with liquid dish soap and hot water is widely recommended. Sometimes, diluted vinegar is used instead. Simply using these standard methods has kept CPAP hygiene from being a public health issue for decades.