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Clean Zone CPAP Cleaner

Clean Zone CPAP Cleaner

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1.9

34 Customer Reviews

Summary

Clean Zone uses ozone to disinfect your CPAP machine, saving you the time and labor it would take to wash your machine by hand.

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Clean Zone CPAP Cleaner Review: Is It Right for You?

By HighYa Editorial Team

Published on: Dec 26, 2019

The Clean Zone cleans CPAP machines using activated oxygen that’s meant to kill up to 99% of germs and bacteria.

A device like this presents an easy way to clean your CPAP machine. The traditional way to clean your CPAP device includes daily and weekly cleanings with soap and water. This can become labor-intensive and time-consuming.

Clean Zone promises to remove the labor-intensive part of owning a CPAP machine. Our review of this device will help you understand if its mix of features and pricing are a good fit for your needs.

How the Clean Zone Works

Cleaning your CPAP machine with this device is simple. The Clean Zone has two adapters that will fit most CPAP machines.

To use Clean Zone, remove your mask from your CPAP tube, attach one of the adapters to the tube, then plug the adapter into the cleaner.

Press the power button. The device will beep once and then begin a 30-minute cleaning cycle. During this cycle, your Clean Zone will circulate activated oxygen through your CPAP tube and into the reservoir. As the air moves through your device, it kills off bacteria and germs.

These bacteria and germs can give you skin rashes and skin infections if left unchecked. Also, germs and mold can build up in your CPAP machine’s water reservoir, increasing the likelihood you could get sick.

At the end of the cycle, the machine shuts itself off automatically. At any time during the cleaning cycle, you can press the power button to turn off the Clean Zone.

You also have the option of cleaning your entire machine in a sanitizing bag that comes with the device. Using this cleaning method allows you to clean your mask as well as the outside and inside surfaces of your reservoir.

The Clean Zone uses a rechargeable battery you can charge with a USB cord Clean Zone includes with your device.

The device can clean A-PAP and BI-PAP machines, too.

Activated Oxygen: Scientific Efficacy and Safety

Ozone is what’s known as an “unstable” molecule. This means that one of its three oxygen atoms is prone to break off. That molecule can then attach itself to things like bacteria, change their chemical make-up and kill them.

Ozone stabilizes in about two hours, at which point it no longer disinfects.

Jose Acosta, a certified respiratory therapist with The CPAP Shop, told us that ozone’s disinfecting powers are used in a variety of ways.

“The method of using activated oxygen for disinfection has been used commonly for water purification, in the handling of fruits and vegetables, and even in hospitals,” Acosta said. “It kills 99.9% of all germs and bacteria on the surface without the use of chemicals or water.”

There is substantial research to show that ozone treatments can kill many types of bacteria including MRSA, a bacterium commonly found in nursing homes and hospitals. Furthermore, in 2003, the FDA approved the use of ozone machines to sanitize medical devices.

What makes this research so promising is that it means there’s a good chance Clean Zone will give you the convenience and the effectiveness you’ve wanted for your CPAP machine.

Ozone CPAP machine cleaners are widely accepted as a safe way to clean your machines. While ozone in large doses can be dangerous (respiratory irritation), the Clean Zone ozone emissions are below the FDA-required limit of 0.05 parts per million.

Though you shouldn’t experience any side effects, take note of any breathing irritation or coughing you experience during a cleaning cycle, especially if you have a pre-existing lung condition.

Pricing and Return Policy

One Clean Zone device costs $99.99 plus $8.95 for shipping. Clean Zone ships via UPS and will take up to 30 days to arrive.

For $10 more, you can add CPAP cleaning wipes to your order. You can use these wipes to clean off debris like oil and dirt that could harbor bacteria.

If you need to make a return, you have 60 days to make a return. Call customer service at (800) 340-3418 to start your return.

How Clean Zone Compares to Handwashing Your Machine

Efficiency

Clean Zone’s main benefits over handwashing a CPAP machine is that it requires a few seconds of setup and you can use the device immediately after a 30-minute cleaning cycle.

A hand wash requires you to use soap, water and, when needed, a long brush you can use to scour the inside of your breathing tube. You’ll need to let your CPAP machine dry, too. The entire process can take more than an hour.

Clean Zone saves you a considerable amount of cleaning and drying time. This is important if you tend to procrastinate and don’t wash your machine until later in the day.

Cleaning Effectiveness

You should consider effectiveness, too, as one of the goals of cleaning a CPAP machine is to prevent bacteria and germ growth.

This is where ozone machines are on equal footing with handwashing, according to an interview Harvard Health did with Dr. Lawrence Epstein, a doctor at a Harvard-affiliated hospital.

Epstein told Harvard Health that ozone cleaners work but that he is “not aware of any comparative trials to say the machines are better than hand washing.”

So, while your Clean Zone provides a convenient, non-messy way to clean your CPAP machine, it likely isn’t any more or less effective than handwashing the machine.

The Bottom Line

Clean Zone uses proven ozone disinfecting methods to clean your CPAP machine without the hassle of handwashing its parts every day. In our opinion, this device provides a lot of value for CPAP owners.

Who Clean Zone Is Good For

  • You Are Forgetful: If you have a hard time remembering to clean your CPAP machine, the Clean Zone’s 30-minute clean cycles are a lifesaver. You can forget to clean your machine all day, remember around bedtime and turn a cleaning cycle on. You’ll have to wait 30 minutes. However, that wait time is shorter and less labor-intensive than handwashing the machine and waiting overnight for it to dry.

  • You Care About Convenience More Than Price: The Clean Zone’s $99.99 price tag is well worth it if you’re tired of handwashing your device every day and you want a neat, quick alternative.

Who Clean Zone Isn’t Good For

  • You Have a Sensitive Respiratory System: While the Clean Zone puts out ozone levels below FDA limits, the FDA says you could still be at risk of coughing and respiratory irritation. “Some healthy people are more sensitive to ozone,” the organization says. “They may experience health effects at lower ozone levels than the average person.”

Customer Reviews

1.9 Stars out of 34 Reviews
5 Star:8% 4 Star:2% 3 Star:14% 2 Star:11% 1 Star:61%
18% Recommend This Company
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Posted on Feb 26, 2021

Trying to contact Clean Zone

By James C., Minster, OH, Verified Reviewer

Can't contact them. No phone number listed. The email address listed is non-existent. The form to write them cannot be found. What a terrible website.

Length of Use: 1–2 years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Product is fine

Cannot contact them

Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Not reliable

By Carl B., California, Verified Reviewer

There is no way of knowing battery state. You just have to guess when to recharge. Mine stopped producing activated oxygen "ozone" after 11 cycles. Would not buy again. Back to hand washing.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Easy to use

Fast set up

Affordable

Machine stopped working after 11 cycles

No charge state indication

60-day warranty

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 12, 2021

I like it

By Lynn S., Oregon City, OR, Verified Reviewer

Easy to use, I have used it every other day for about 12 months. My only complaint is that my masks turned yellow and got sort of stiff. I found that rinsing it in hot water for about a minute softens it back up and gets rid of most of the yellow, also gets rid of ozone smell. I let everything else air out for about an hour before using. No experience with customer service.

Length of Use: 1–2 years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Easy to use

Good quality product

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Jan 1, 2021

Ripping elderly off!

By Walter R., Nebraska, Verified Reviewer

Saw that they charged my elderly father-in-law's card and he never was sent the cleaner. I called and talked to Sam and she said oh we will send you one right out four months later. Shame on you!

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

They are taking advantage of elderly

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Oct 21, 2020

Works just fine for me

By D H., Yarmouth, ME, Verified Reviewer

Customers complain of smell, the smell is the ozone at work. I put my hose tank and facemask in the ziplock bag and turn the unit on in the morning. When I get home from work I do a quick rinse to get the face oils out of the mask and hose and then let everything air out overnight.

I have two hoses, tanks, and mask so use them every other day. The 24 hours of air out is key to the smell complaint.

I get about six cleanings per battery charge. I have had the unit for six months plus and have no issues.

Try a different charging cable that works with another device you own if the unit will not charge for you.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No direct contact with company

Love small size especially for travel

Since all ozone is in a ziplock bag vs others, a lot less offset is in the room while cleaning

Unit arrived about 10 days after order

No easy options to buy supplies or bag and second hose adapter

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Sep 1, 2020

Product lasted 2 weeks - won't respond to customer service complaints

By Mick J., Wisconsin, Verified Reviewer

Pretty poor. Within the first week, the zipper broke and needed to be repaired daily. Now the main unit won't take a charge. And they don't respond to issues. Money wasted - buy something else.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Product and customer service sucked

Helpful Review? 4 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

Crooked company

By Terry B., Jackson, OH, Verified Reviewer

I ordered one. They didn't ship it to me and won't give me a refund. Everyone with problems please report them to the Federal Trade Commission. Let's get them put out of business.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

They are liars

They are cheats

Helpful Review? 4 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 18, 2020

Poor customer service

By Ronald P., West Bloomfield, MI, Verified Reviewer

After only a short couple of months the connecting charger failed to operate properly. When I called customer service they told me I was beyond the 60-day warranty and would have to purchase another device! Product is not made well and certainly did not hold up for me. I will purchase a competitor product that has better customer service and stands behind its product. I was not asking for a refund but rather just a product that works for more than 60 days!

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Poor quality

Poor customer service for repair of defective device

Helpful Review? 4 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 3, 2020

Cleaner not working after three months

By Judith A., Sarasota, FL, Verified Reviewer

I ordered my cleaner during the shutdown in March 2020. I was very happy with it for a little while, but about two months later, I noticed that it wasn't keeping the charge so I recharged it. Now it is not working at all. It won't charge and it won't turn on. I am very disappointed and would really like a replacement.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 7 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 25, 2020

Does not do the job!

By Colleen R., Florida, Verified Reviewer

If zero was a choice that would be my rating. Bought this for my husband. It is inconvenient to put everything in their stupid little bag and they have to reassemble the system. IT DOES NOT CLEAN. The mask still had residue that had to be cleaned by hand in soapy water! RUN FAST AWAY FROM THIS CRAP.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 8 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 7, 2020

Misleading advertising

By John T., Durango, CO, Verified Reviewer

It takes 1-1/2 hours to complete the cleaning cycle not just a 1/2 hour as advertised. It's true that the machine's cycle takes 30 minutes, but you must also leave everything in the tightly sealed plastic cleaning zip bag for another hour to allow the ozone to revert to ordinary oxygen. According to the Clean Zone operating instructions, elevated concentration of Ozone is HARMFUL to your health. The instructions state that the Clean Zone does not remove skin oils or mucus from the mask, so it must be cleaned manually.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 9 People Have Voted
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