This multipurpose sterilizer is the best out there! It sterilizes so well! Amazing quality! It is very easy to use and a must have to keep your bottles, pacifiers and teethers extra clean! You won’t be disappointed!
Tried the Avent microwave sanitizer and found that even that was too much hassle to do and maintain, when you have a newborn at home, you want things easy and that's exactly what this dryer AND sanitizer does. I wash all the baby bottles, shake them off put in the UV dryer and sanitizer and done! In 41 minutes you have dry and sanitized bottles and nipples; and pacifiers if you use those. You can store up to 8-12 bottles depending on size, so I really don't mind it takes 41 minutes. You can also select longer drying times if needed. Another great point I found was that there is a maintain feature that dries and then sanitizes every 2 hours, I select this since I am opening and closing the unit to get what I need so this is very handy. The bulb is a Philips UV-C bulb which is replaceable for about $10 if the bulb ever does go out. You know the UV light is on by an translucent indicator on the lid. I would say this is definitely well worth the money if you plan to clean and store multiple bottles for use; and great if you're a germaphobe like I am so the maintain feature is great. You are able to select 4 different modes: Auto (dry and sanitize 41 mins); Sanitize (11 mins); dry (41 mins); and Maintain (dry first, sanitize every 2 hours). Bottles come out dry at the lowest setting of 41 mins - 30 mins dry time, 11 mins sanitize time.
A side note:
There is a manufacturing plastic smell when you first open the unit, the instructions address this and it says to wipe down the inside, and either put peeled ginger or sliced lemon and run a cycle to get rid of the manufacturing smell. I used limes and this worked fine after two cycles. So if you do purchase this, make sure you have some ginger, lemon, or limes on hand to get rid of the smell.
Purchased in spring 2019 during COVID-19 pandemic. As a healthcare provider, I wanted to use this to clean my cell phone. Perhaps a bit overboard but certainly didn�t seem to hurt. It is simple to use, however sanitizing multiple cell phones at the same time was a bit of a challenge.
I love this! I always hated putting bottles In the dishwasher, this sanitizes and dries with no issue
Very easy to use and has enough room to fit your keys, phone, wallet, sunglasses and face mask for a quick 11 minute sterilization when you get home. Works great for bottles too, but COVID-19 shifted what we use it for. Lightbulb says it is good for several years.