Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer

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We like

Works in two minutes with no mess

· Sterilizes bottles, pumps, nipples, and cups

· Lightweight and easy to transport and use

· Keeps bottles sterilized for up to 24 hours

· Works with almost any brand of bottle

· Fits into almost any brand of microwave

We don’t like

Does not wash bottles

· Can only be used for plastic items

How it works

The makers at Philips Avent have created an easy to use bottle sterilizer for the parent who needs to get things done fast and efficiently. For many parents, having cleaned and sterilized bottles is a necessity for when they feed their child, and sterilizing bottles and nipples and pumps and cups can be time consuming and easily forgotten about. With the Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer, you can now sterilize your bottles and cups and nipples and pumps in two minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave. With a clip-to-shut top that keeps bottles sterilized for up to 24 hours, the sterilizer has been praised by parents everywhere for its efficiency, its quickness, and its ability to make feeding a newborn easy and hassle free with a peace-of-mind that everything is clean and ready to go. The Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is a great purchase for the parent who wants to ensure their child’s safety with every feeding.

 

Design

Design

The design of the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is one that makes the device look like you are cooking something in the microwave. The base of the device is a flat circle that allows you to put as many bottles as you can fit inside without overloading or damaging your bottles. You can also put the nipples inside of the sterilizer as well as breast pumps or any other feeding device that needs to be cleaned and sterilized for pumping or feeding.

The top of the device that makes it look like a crockpot of sorts, then goes over the bottom and the top clips shut to the bottom making it super secure and preventing it from opening up while it is in the microwave. The device is clear with some hints of blue, so it blends in with any home décor with ease so that it doesn’t stand out. As you wash bottles and put them out to the dry, you can then put them directly into the sterilizer for when you are ready to put it into the microwave. As long as you keep the sterilizer clipped shut, your bottles and pumps will stay sterile for up to 24 hours. Once the sterilizer is opened, then the bottles should be used that day.
Safety

Safety

The highest safety precaution that must be taken when using the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is that you must treat this device like you would treat any other item you would put inside of a microwave. Never put anything metallic into the sterilizer or into the microwave as metal in a microwave can cause an explosion or cause a fire to happen in your home. Plastic is the only item that should ever go into the sterilizer.

Before using the sterilizer, read the directions carefully so that you know how long you should keep the sterilizer in the microwave when you go to sterilize your items. Every microwave is different, and you don’t want to put the sterilizer into the microwave for too long as you will start to “cook” your plastic bottles and they may warp or melt as you are sterilizing them. Always know what your wattage is on your microwave before using it with the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer.

Microwave Wattage

Microwave Wattage

Every microwave is different and runs at a different level of power, so once you know what the wattage is of your microwave, you should be able to set the sterilizer at the proper time to not only fully sterilize all of your items, but also sterilize them for the correct amount of time to get them the most clean and the most ready to be used.

For microwaves that run on a wattage of 1200-1850, you must set your microwave at two minutes to fully sterilize your bottles and pumps. For microwaves that run on a wattage of 850-1100, you must set your microwave to four minutes to sterilize your bottles and pumps, and for microwaves that run on a wattage of 500-800, you can set your microwave on six minutes to fully sterilize all of your items. Everyone should have a microwave that runs on one of these wattages so the sterilizer can be used in most microwaves found in the home.
Using the Sterilizer

Using the Sterilizer

Using the sterilizer is quite easy. The sterilizer has been designed to fit into just about any microwave that is on the market. The dimensions of the sterilizer are eleven inches by eleven inches by 6.5 inches. Dimensions of this size make it easy to fit into any microwave. The Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer also only weighs about two pounds, so it will never be too heavy and will always be easy to carry and move about.

To use the sterilizer, all you have to do is take the bottom portion of the sterilizer and remove the bottom “floor” of the piece. Once removed you will see that there is room to pour water into the sterilizer. There is a ring that goes around the bottom portion of the sterilizer, and that is the “fill line” for the sterilizer. Fill water up to that ring and then replace the floor of the device. Once the floor is replaced, you can then load up the sterilizer with whatever you need to sterilize without over loading the sterilizer, and then place the lid on top. After placing the lid, you can snap the lid shut and then put the sterilizer into the microwave for the amount of time needed to sterilize the bottles depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Once the bottles have been sterilized, you can then either use them after they have cooled off, or you have up to 24 hours to use them before they will need to be sterilized again. The bottles will stay completely sterilized as long as the lid is kept clipped shut, or you can let them air dry, but you will need to use the bottles relatively soon in order for them to be completely sterilized.
Keeping the Sterilizer Clean

Keeping the Sterilizer Clean

To keep your Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer clean, wipe it down with some warm water and soap to ensure that all areas of the sterilizer are clean for when you are using the device. Always make sure that the device is completely dry before you use it.

Keeping the sterilizer clean is a great way to prevent other germs or molds or any other kinds of foreign bodies from getting inside of the sterilizer. When you are working with water, there is always the possibility that something may get into the sterilizer, and if that’s the case, when you are heating it up in the microwave, you may be heating up that foreign body as well. Always make sure the sterilizer is clean and dry before using it.

It is also a good idea to clean and rinse the bottles before you sterilize them. It should be noted that the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is not a bottle washer, but instead it is a means of sterilizing the bottles after they have been washed in order to ensure that when you put breast milk or formula into the bottles they are fully free of germs. Before using the sterilizer, make sure the bottles are free of any kind of left over milk, formula, food, water, or juice that may be in the bottles from when they were previously used.

It should also be noted that the sterilizer does not heat up formula. The bottles must be cooled off and dried before you put the formula or breast milk into the bottle. If you need to change the temperature of your formula or breast milk, you must do that on your own or use a bottle warmer once the bottle has been sterilized and cooled and filled with whatever liquid you need to put into the bottle.
Portability

Portability

Because the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is so light and can fit into most kinds of microwaves, it can be brought with you anywhere you go. It can be brought with you to a friend’s house, family’s house, or on a road trip where you have access to a microwave so that you can still sterilize your bottles even when you are on the go or not at home. Although the sterilizer may take up some space in your travel bags and car, it is still accessible anywhere you go.
Fast and Easy

Fast and Easy

Because the sterilizer works in about two minutes or a few minutes more depending on your microwave, you can have cleaned and sterilized bottles in no time. The only issue with the quickness of the bottle sterilizer is that the bottles cannot necessarily be used right away because when they come out of the microwave they are hot and they are wet. What you will need to do is give the bottles some time to cool off and cool down before you use them because the hot temperature may negatively affect the breast milk or formula that you will place into the bottle if the bottle is too hot. It may be a good idea for some parents to sterilize in the beginning of the day and then have fresh bottles to use throughout the day as they feed their child.
BPA Free

BPA Free

Because the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is made entirely of plastic, many parents are concerned that toxins from the plastic may get into their BPA free bottles and pumps. The sterilizer is also BPA free, so there is no risk of any toxins finding their way into your baby’s bottles or soothers or into your breast pump. You can sterilize and feed your baby knowing that everything is complete safe for your newborn.
Price

Price

The Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is not that expensive and can fit into the budget of just about any parent. For the price that you will pay for the sterilizer, you get a fast and easy way to sterilize your bottles and have them ready for feedings whenever your baby is hungry. The sterilizer can last a very long time, and it becomes more of an investment than anything else. It’s a great investment for an extremely low price. The sterilizer is great for the parent who wants to ensure that everything is safe and clean for their child, and there is no other better way to have that done fast and easy than with the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer. It’s an affordable tool that can help make the first few months of parenthood easy and stress free.

Conclusion

The Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is a must-have item for the parent who wants to make the first few months of parenthood and beyond as stress free as possible. The sterilizer works fast and can help parents save time when it comes to sterilizing their bottles. The sterilizer is also good for the mom who is pumping breast milk as the sterilizer is great for sterilizing the pump and the accessories that come with it. Philips has created an item that takes the hassle out of the most simple of tasks so that parents can have the time to attend to their child and not be stressed out over the small details that come with taking care of a newborn. The sterilizer has also been made out of toxin free plastic, which is another perk that helps you keep your child healthy and safe while they are eating. With a lightweight design, versatility in what items it can be used with, and the ability for it to be taken anywhere, the Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer is a great gift or purchase for anyone who wants to take the stress out of feeding time and making parenthood just a little bit easier.
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