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. Keeps items sanitized in sterile environment for more than 12 hours. Auto shut off timer.
Can be challenging to fit tall bottles like those from Dr. Brown.
UV light eliminates 99.99% of E. coli and other viruses and bacteria in 6 minutes. Can also use with bottle nipples. Internal pacifier clips can be removed, allowing for larger sized pacifiers. Portable. BPA-free. Blue LED indicator light. Takes three AAA batteries. FDA-registered.
Can only sterilize one item at a time.
Portable, compact sterilizer for pacifiers, bottle nipples, and sippy cup spouts. Uses UV-C sterilization to kill 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria in 3 minutes. Portable, easily fits in a diaper bag.
Button on top must be held down to work, but this prevents it from turning on accidentally in your bag.
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.
Steam sterilizes baby products in 6 minutes. Kills up to 99.9 percent of bacteria. Sterilizes up to 9 bottles and accessories in a single load. Auto shut-off. No accidental opening, thanks to upward-locking tabs. Removable, adjustable tray. Heat resistant handle and tongs.
Bottom plate may start rusting sooner than expected. If this happens, try descaling it with vinegar.
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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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