Always follow the recommendations of your local disease prevention center and health authorities. The following recommendations are provided to properly disinfect NUVO instruments.
1. Hot Soap and Water
Unlike traditional woodwind and brass instruments, NUVO instruments can be fully submerged in a hot soap and water mixture. This is a very effective way to ensure that the entire instrument’s surface (both inside and out) is cleaned. The reeds, mouthpieces, lip plates and headjoints can also be fully submerged. Allow the instruments and mouthpieces to air dry.
NUVO instruments can be cleaned using the top rack of the dishwasher. However, please DO NOT use the heated dry cycle as this can damage adhesive parts and thin plastic edges. Allow the instruments to air dry. If adhesive parts should separate during the cleaning process, the parts can easily be replaced.
3. Alcohol Wipes and Mouthpiece Cleaners
You can use any mouthpiece cleaner on NUVO instruments as well as alcohol wipes. We recommend wiping off the mouthpieces with an alcohol wipe at the beginning and end of each class. More thorough washing with hot water or the dishwasher can be done between classes.