How long should I clean an item for?
Another commonly asked question with no definitive answer! It will depend on the type of contamination, the quantity, the temperature of the cleaning fluid, how many items are in the unit, the type of cleaning fluid etc. If it’s not clean, then clean it some more! With fresh cleaning fluid you should see the contamination being removed within the 1st few seconds. When you can see no more being removed, maybe it’s clean! Inspect the item and if not happy re-clean, increasing the cleaning period next time. Saying that we do recommend a 3 to 6-minute cycle is initially implemented for dental instruments.