Steam, cold water, microwave or electric? We explain the main types of sterilisers you’ll come across when you need to clean your baby’s bottles or breast pump.
An electric steam steriliser uses steam to kill any germs. The steriliser unit sits on your bench top and is plugged into the power socket like a toaster or electric kettle. You pour a small amount of water into the unit, put the cover on and the metal element at the bottom heats up, turning the water to steam. Many electric steam sterilisers now offer fast sterilisation cycles, and while some are bulky and take up a fair bit of work space, the designs are getting more space-efficient. You will need to clean/de-scale the metal element every few weeks or so, or else its performance can be affected.Great for those without microwaves, or who want a independent unit that frees up the microwave.
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