CleanKey™ FAQ

What is CleanKey made of?

CleanKey is manufactured with solid brass, which is made of (at least 62%) Copper and Zinc.  

What are the dimensions of CleanKey?

3.63in long x 6mm thick x 1.35in wide

Does CleanKey kill bacteria?

CleanKey is made of copper alloy. Copper alloy is inherently antimicrobial and kills 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours.

*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination or infections; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices. 

Does the antimicrobial effect wear off?

No, the CleanKey’s antimicrobial properties will remain effective as long as the surface remains clean and it is used as directed.

What is the best way to clean CleanKey?

You can clean CleanKey with steel wool, a soft cloth or a disinfectant wipe. You find other ways to clean copper here.

Will CleanKey patina over time?

Yes, CleanKey is made of solid brass so it will darken over time. 

Is CleanKey TSA-friendly?

Yes, TSA generally allows hand tools to be permitted in carry-on bags.

Does CleanKey work for round doorknobs?

No, but it can help you push, pull or turn a door lever. Most round doorknobs are found in homes. CleanKey was designed to help open public doors which are primarily have push, pull or turn functions.

Does CleanKey work at gas stations?

CleanKey can help you use touchscreens and push buttons at gas stations but it does not help you hold the nozzle or squeeze the pump trigger to dispense gasoline into your vehicle. 

Can CleanKey be engraved?

Yes, bulk orders can be engraved with a company name or logo. To place an order for an engraved CleanKey, click here.

Does CleanKey include a bottle opener?

No, the current version does not include a bottle opener.  

Is CleanKey a patented design?

 CleanKey™ is patent pending and trademarked.

Why isn't my CleanKey working on touchscreens? 

A common mistake is to try to use the tip of the CleanKey on touchscreens. In order to properly use a touchscreen with CleanKey, you must make contact with the full flat surface edge of the CleanKey. See example below: