Kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and microbes. Disinfects at a higher temperature than most dishwashers, using penetrating steam. Settings for sterilizing, drying, and deodorizing. Offers 3 set-up configurations to better fit pacifiers, teethers, bottles, and plastic toys. Auto shut off timer.
Can be challenging to fit tall bottles like those from Dr. Brown.
Destroys up to 99.9% of common bacteria in 2 minutes. Open-away latch helps to prevent injuries from steam. Lightweight and compact. Handles resist heat. Fits up to 4 bottles and 2 breast pump shields at a single time.
Sometimes leaks water outside of the container.
The spacious container can fit a multitude of pacifiers or other baby items needing to be cleaned. No chemicals are used for more peace of mind. Takes approximately 2 minutes in the microwave for quick sterilizing. Safety clips keep the lid secure.
Creates a good amount of condensation after use, and takes a while to dry.
Uses a steam sterilization method for a safe and thorough clean. Has electronic controls that are easy to use. Will automatically shut off once the sterilization cycle is completed. Comes with tongs for additional safety and cleanliness, and a measuring cup for adding water.
Doesn’t have a dry function, and tends to leak out the back.
Combines a breastmilk or formula heater with a food warmer and a pacifier sterilizer. Cleans pacifiers and toys well and heats bottles to the ideal temperature. Includes tongs to safely remove items.
No clear indicator that a bottle is ready. Instructions for heating bottles are unclear.
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Is there anything more cringe-inducing than when your baby’s pacifier falls on the ground? The inevitable ensuing wail means you want to get the pacifier clean as fast as you can. However, a quick rinse or wipe won’t get it truly clean – you need to sterilize to ensure the pacifier is completely germ-free. Pacifier sterilizers generally come in two sizes – a more portable size for only pacifiers and a larger size that can accomodate nipples and/or bottles. Most sterilizers work with steam generated from the microwave or an electric heating device built into the machine. More expensive sterilizers have different modes and settings you can play around with, too.
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