10 BEST BABY BOTTLE STERILIZERS

10 BEST BABY BOTTLE STERILIZERS

Babies are delicate, fragile and more prone to infections when compared to adults. Since babies cannot look out for themselves, it becomes our responsibility to protect them. The baby’s milk bottle needs to be sterilized or cleaned well in boiling water with regular use. However for mothers who are working, it becomes quite the hassle. This is where a baby bottle sterilizer comes as a blessing. 

In this article we shall take a look at a list of the top 10 baby bottle sterilizers available in India, along with their pros and cons.

CONTENTS

  1. Philips Avent Electric Steam Sterilizer
  2. Chicco New Home Electric Steam Sterilizer
  3. Trumom USA Electric Steam Sterilizer And Baby Food Steamer
  4. Luvlap Royal Electric Steam Sterilizer
  5. Pigeon Bottle Steam Sterilizer
  6. R for Rabbit Peter Fighter Plus Sterilizer
  7. SToK 3 in 1 Electric Steam Sterilizer & Baby Food Steamer
  8. U-grow Single Bottle Warmer and Steriliser
  9. Dr Brown’s Deluxe Baby Bottle Sterilizer
  10. Papablic Steam Sterilizer and Dryer

1.  Philips Avent 3 in 1 Electric Steam Sterilizer

The brand name “Philips” is not unknown to us, and along with it comes a guarantee of reliability. This product, the Philips Avent 3 in 1 Electric Steam Sterilizer, is by far the best and most popular option out there, and also my personal favourite. There are a number of reasons why I would recommend this:

  1. PROS

Based on reviews from plenty of mothers, it is the most popular and best option. It is easy to use and maintain. Being very spacious, it can sterilize 6 bottles, breast pump, nipples, bottle lids, teethers and small toys. It can also be used for plastic, glass and metal.

It is quick and convenient and it has a 6-minute cycle with automatic shut-off.

The steam sterilization is natural and effective which kills 99.9% of germs, and the bottles remain sterilized for upto 24 hours, provided the lid remains closed.

  • CONS

Some of the reasons that disappointed me in this sterilizer are that it can be a little on the expensive side and sometimes the heating plate may get discoloured if not washed regularly.

However I would definitely recommend you to pick this one up, and it is definitely at the top of my list.

2.  Chicco New Home Electric Steam Sterilizer

Chicco is one of the leading brands when it comes to the manufacturing of baby products. This is another sterilizer alternative that I can highly recommend, for a variety of reasons:

  1. PROS

The space is very well utilised and you can sterilize upto 6 regular neck bottles at a time which is very convenient. It sterilizes effectively with steam only and without any chemicals which makes it safe for use and also claims to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

It also provides 24-hour protection against germs – as long as the lid is kept closed

In addition, the process of sterilization is quick, making it ideal for busy mothers.

  • CONS

It does not have independent compartments, so even if you have to sterilize a single bottle, the whole machine has to run fully.

I can confidently suggest to you to buy this product nonetheless, as it is a very popular option among plenty of mothers.

3.  Trumom USA Electric Steam Sterilizer And Baby Food Steamer

Trumom is a USA based brand, and this Electric Steam Sterilizer from their line of products, is a true lifesaver for mothers. I can easily recommend this product to you for plenty of reasons.

  1. PROS

It is very efficient as it can sterilize up to six bottles of any size, and six nipples. It can also sterilize a breast pump, along with 3 bottles. It is also very easy to use and maintain.

As it is very light (1.5 kg) and compact, it can be taken along in a flight. So if you are planning to travel, I would say this is the best option for you.

There is also no risk of electric shock due to water leakage and it is easy to clean, which makes it very convenient and time-saving for mothers.

  • CONS

One negative that I can find about this product would be that it might be a little costly.

However I would still ask you to consider this option because it is worth your money, and the material used is good fiber plastic, which makes it more expensive.

4.  Luvlap Royal Electric Steam Sterilizer

This sterilizer from Luvlap is yet another wonderful option for you to choose. It is in accordance with the European safety standards and has undergone safety trials just to give you a stress free experience.There are a variety of reasons why this baby bottle sterilizer stands out to me:

  1. PROS

It kills 99.9% bacteria and germs. It is also efficient and quick and a true blessing for busy mothers. It completes the entire sterilization process in just 8 minutes, which is great. The LED Display with Sound Indicator and Auto Shut Off is an added bonus.

One of the reasons that makes this one special to me is that this steriliser comes with accessories such as a Bottle Rack and Tong to handle warm objects.

Its large capacity tray can stack 6 standard or wide neck feeding bottles. It is made of BPA free, food grade material and has a transparent body, for easy viewing of contents being sterilized.

  • CONS

Sometimes the extreme heat may damage the plastic bottles, so I would recommend you to be mindful about that. The bottles also remain sterilised only for upto 3 hours. Also the design is a bit bulky which might be problematic while travelling.

5.  Pigeon Compact Steam Sterilizer

Pigeon is a brand that can be trusted when it comes to their line of baby products. I would say that this bottle sterilizer from pigeon is a great and unique option for a number of reasons:

  1. PROS

This sterilizer is unique from the others, for the reason that it is extremely slim and compact, like the name suggests. I would say that it is definitely a nice no-fuss product which is very useful for budget customers. I am happy with this one, and I would say that it is the best option for travel purposes.

This product is loaded with other benefits. The compartments could be detached and attached according to your needs. Its design is durable and tough which ensures a long life and durability to the product.

It also has a heat resistant safety handle and a stainless steel heating element.

  • CONS

Some of the negatives of this product are that it needs ample electric supply and it has only a single function. Also the bottles remain sterile only for 6 hours, that too with the lid on, so it is not useful for long durations.

 

6.  R for Rabbit Peter Fighter Plus Sterilizer

When it comes to baby products, R for Rabbit is a leading brand. I feel that it is a must have for new parents. This is a quality product at a competitive price compared to the other products in the market. The quality of material and the working of steriliser is top notch. It is super user friendly and safe. I would say, go for it without hesitation.

  1. PROS

This product is one of my personal favourites for many reasons. Its 8 minutes quick sterilization process makes things much easier and convenient for mothers. It is a multipurpose functional Sterilizer designed to sterilize baby bottles, teethers, toddlers, plates, forks, etc. and it can also be used for steaming food or eggs too which is great.

It automatically shuts off after the 8 minute sterilization process or even in case of low water level.

It has an effective steam heating to kill 99.9% germs and 6 bottles of any brand can fit in it. Also the heating plate is made of rust-free stainless steel.

  • CONS

It can be quite expensive.

7.  SToK 3 in 1 Electric Steam Sterilizer & Baby Food Steamer

I would say that buying the StoK sterilizer means getting extra benefits at a better price, as it is quite affordable when compared to other leading brands which provide the same facilities.

Here are a few of its advantages:

  1. PROS

It sterilizes the bottles as well as other baby products. You can use this product even when your baby starts weaning as a baby food steamer.

The 3-in1 facility gives you the liberty to adjust to the desired size. You can sterilize small, medium, and large size bottles; and they are suitable for wide and narrow neck bottles (6 bottles at a time).

It is also quick and efficient, the whole cycle takes only 8 minutes with an automatic turn off. Made from 100% BPA and food-grade plastic, it guarantees your baby’s safety.

I would say that, if you are on a budget and are planning to buy a sterilizer, this sterilizer is an excellent choice.

  • CONS

Some of the disadvantages of this product are that it is not dishwasher safe and also not portable. However at the price tag it comes with, this is indeed a valuable option.

8. U-grow Single Bottle Warmer and Steriliser

This bottle sterilizer from the brand called U-grow is indeed a hidden gem. I would recommend this one for the following reasons:

  1. PROS

This steriliser is made from a lightweight material called polypropylene, which makes it very easy to handle and easy to travel with.

It is highly heat resistant, burst resistant and creates a uniform temperature and works with the help of a 180 degree rotating knob that performs different functions at specific positions. Therefore it is one of the safest options, according to me.

It also comes with a complementary food cup and a container and they are BPA free and are absolutely non – toxic. One of the things that I found attractive about this product is that it is multifunctional, as it can be used to heat food and boil milk.

 A unique feature of this sterilizer is that it performs uniform heating and prevents the nutrients and vitamins of the milk from being destroyed by facilitating dry sterilisation.

  • CONS

Some of the disadvantages of this sterilizer is that it is compatible with only normal necked bottles and can sterilise only one bottle at a time as it is very small.

Therefore for mothers who are busy, this would be time consuming and I would not recommend it.

9. Dr Brown’s Deluxe Baby Bottle Sterilizer

This sterilizer from Dr. Brown’s is another great option I would like to suggest. A few of the reasons why you should consider it are:

  1. PROS

It works really fast, and fits all bottles of Dr. Brown’s brands as well as from other brands. The steam sterilization function has features like electronic controls, indicators, automatic shutdown after sterilization.It also comes with accessories like a measuring cup and tongs.

Another advantage is that this product is made out of high-quality borosilicate glass or polypropylene plastic that are free of BPA, making it safe for your baby.

It has a unique one-button technology which makes it easy to use.

B. CONS

You will need to read the user instructions carefully before using the appliance and you should never exceed the recommended water level.

Also, it is good to use distilled water instead of hard water to ensure durability of the appliance. Using hard and excess water may result in a buildup of residue over the heating plate.

10. Papablic Steam Sterilizer and Dryer

The Papablic Steam Sterilizer and Dryer is yet another great option that I can recommend. Some of its unique features are:

  1. PROS

This 3-in-1 electric sterilizer features three different stacking options providing a large capacity for sterilizing bottles and accessories. It is easy to use and has an ergonomic shape.

To me, the highlight of this sterilizer is that it uses a hot air technology to sterilize and then dry the bottles, breast pumps, teethers, etc.

The penetrating steam manages to disinfect a high temperature and keeps the baby essentials sterilized for up to 12 hours.

 The device is large and can accommodate as many as 11 bottles and smaller items. Therefore if you are looking for a large capacity, this is the one to go for.

  • CONS

The large capacity of this sterilizer is a double edged sword, because even though it can sterilize 11 bottles at a time, it is very bulky and takes up space. I also noticed that the heat plates may rust over time.

It is also less accessible and extremely expensive in India.

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