In a nutshell

A very good electric steam steriliser that looks stylish and does a good job, quickly.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Ease of cleaning
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Compactness
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.


  • Fast, doesn't emit too much steam, easy to use, looks good


  • Has a three-minute warm up to factor in

Sterilising your baby’s feeding equipment and bottles is an important job, but one that needs to be quick. So, an electric steam steriliser with a five-minute cycle is fantastic, particularly when it looks as good as the Nuby One-Touch. Just make sure you factor in the three-minute warm-up.


The Nuby One-Touch Steam Steriliser is a neutral, stylish steriliser that can hold up to five bottles, of any brand, and it’s easy to stack. It can certainly do the job of sterilising your bottles in five minutes, but you do need to allow for the three-minute warm-up when you switch it on. The contents can then be kept sterile for 24 hours.

The Nuby One-Touch really is simple to use. Just load the steriliser, pour in 70ml of water (measured in one of the bottles included), put the lid on and press the button. A painless process.

What we love

Some electric sterilisers look bulky, but the Nuby One-Touch is sleek and curvy. Its neutral colours should blend well in any smart (or messy!) kitchen.

And, it works. I followed the very simple instructions of loading the steriliser and pouring in the right amount of water, and the bottles were sterilised in no time. This is very unlike an electric steam steriliser I started out with a few years ago, which made the whole process very complicated. It put me off electric steam sterilisers, but the Nuby One-Touch has certainly changed my mind.

I found the steam emissions were also a lot less than other electric sterilisers I’ve tried. Some seem to emit steam through the whole process, but this just seemed to do so at the end, which is a big plus. I lived in a small cottage when I first had Tippi, my eldest daughter, and our electric steriliser caused so much damp it became a bit of a problem. It seems this particular type of product has come a long way in a few short years.

Another good reason for using the Nuby One-Touch is there’s no need for a microwave, which is handy if you haven’t got one! Also, some parents like to use their microwaves solely for cooking.

Overall, the steriliser gets a big thumbs up.

What to watch out for

Although Nuby claims the steriliser does an ultra fast job in five minutes, you may want to factor in the three-minute warm-up as well. If you’re in a rush, minutes can make all the difference.

It’s expensive compared to a microwave steriliser, but comparable in price to other electric models around. And good steriliser is worth it if it’s well used.

The top layer can be a little unstable at times so you need to be careful when taking the teats and lids off.

Who is the Nuby One-Touch Steam Steriliser best for?

Busy mums who like style and need speed.


MadeForMums verdict

A good electric steam steriliser that does its job fast and very well. The Nuby One-Touch is easy to put together, emits just enough steam to do the job and can handle a wide range of bottles. On top of that, it looks stylish and modern. Just remember, there’s a few minutes warm-up if you’re in a rush and need a bottle quick!

Product Specifications

ModelOne-Touch Steam Steriliser
Steriliser typeElectric
Number of bottles it can hold5
Bottle typeVarious
Length of sterilsing cycle5min(s)
  • Holds up to five 10oz bottles
  • Easy slots
  • One-touch button for simple use
  • Sleek and curvy