Can you soak POWERbreathe in a mixture of 50% vinegar to disinfect it?

Definitely not because vinegar is a corrosive acid. We recommend using either POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablets, or a solution designed for cleansing infant feeding bottles.

Cold water sterilisation only.

Not suitable for sterilisation by boiling, steam, microwave or oven.

Can POWERbreathe be cleaned in a babies’ steriliser?

No, do not attempt to clean your POWERbreathe in any way other than instructed in your User Manual.

Cold water sterilisation only.

Not suitable for sterilisation by boiling, steam, microwave or oven.

How to clean the POWERbreathe Classic? What can I dismantle?

Simply remove the mouthpiece and handle cover and then drop the 3 pieces (mouthpiece, handle cover and body) into water with cleansing solution. You could always just drop the whole thing in complete, but it would clean the POWERbreathe more thoroughly if you dismantled it into these 3 parts.

Cold water sterilisation only.

Not suitable for sterilisation by boiling, steam, microwave or oven.

What cleaning solution should l use?

POWERbreathe Cleansing tablets are recommended. You can also use a solution that is intended for use on equipment that comes into contact with the mouth, such as that used for babies’ bottles. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist.

Cold water cleaning only.

Not suitable for cleaning by boiling, steam, microwave or oven.

Cleaning Your POWERbreathe

We receive many enquiries from users asking how best to clean their POWERbreathe, so in addition to responding to each person, we thought it might be helpful to compose a short blog about the care and maintenance of your POWERbreathe…

In the user manual that will have accompanied your POWERbreathe, there is a section about Care and Maintenance, and this is where you’ll find cleaning instructions. However, if you have mislaid your user manual you can find some very helpful videos on our POWERbreatheUK YouTube channel in our Playlist: POWERbreathe Instructional Videos

Chapter 4 – Maintenance, will show you how to clean your POWERbreathe.

Why clean your POWERbreathe?

Because you are breathing in through your POWERbreathe it will be exposed to saliva during use and you’ll need to flush this out in order to keep it hygienic and in good working order.

How to clean your POWERbreathe – Classic and Plus Series Only

1. Your POWERbreathe is NOT suitable for sterilisation by boiling, steam, microwave or oven and must not be washed in a dishwasher.

2. A few times a week, soak your entire POWERbreathe unit, including mouthpiece, in warm water for about 10-minutes and then rinse it under warm, running water, paying particular attention to the mouthpiece. Shake off excess water and leave it on a clean towel to air dry.

3. Once a week perform the same procedure as above but use a POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablet in the bowl of water. Again, after soaking it for 10-minutes, rinse out the mild solution by holding the device under warm running water so that the water runs through it, rinsing away any remaining solution. Pay particular attention to rinsing the mouthpiece. Shake off excess water and leave it on a clean towel to air dry.

If further cleaning is necessary (perhaps regular cleaning has lapsed and your POWERbreathe feels as though it’s ‘sticking’), then you can disassemble your POWERbreathe into its component parts and then clean as above.

Our video, POWERbreathe Classic and Plus – What’s in the box demonstrates how you should disassemble each unit for cleaning purposes, and then how to assemble it again, ready for use.

How to clean your POWERbreathe – K-Series Only

1. Your POWERbreathe is NOT suitable for sterilisation by boiling, steam, microwave or oven and must not be washed in a dishwasher.

2. The only part that needs cleaning on your K-Series is the removable valve head and mouthpiece, which is subjected to saliva. You must NOT submerge the entire K-Series model into water, as it is an electronic device and does not need to be sterilised as it doesn’t retain saliva.

We hope this has been helpful, and if there is anything in particular you would like instruction on, then we’re happy to oblige. Please leave a comment here or on the POWERbreathe Forum, Facebook or Twitter and we’ll see what we can do.