“ Brand: Avent / Type: Sterilisers „
When we had our baby girl we already had a steriliser from our son. However I spotted this and I thought it looked rather good and so bought it!
It was another bulky steriliser though which disappointed me as I was hoping for something a little more slimline on my kitchen counter. But apart from that I was impressed with how it looked. It had a more streamlined look about it and it seemed that little bit more modern.
It can fit 6 Avent bottles but we had Tommee Tippee bottle and found it held 5 of these including the lids and teats.
What I liked about this steriliser is that it has two functions. Option one sterilises your bottles and providing the lid isn't opened the contents will stay sterile for 6 hours. Option Two keeps your bottles sterile for 24 hours as it automatically re-sterilises the contents every 6 hours.
It is very simple to use simply add the required amount of water in (this depends on what function you are going to use) and press the button to select the option you want. Then within 6 minutes your bottles are sterile. This is much quicker then my older steriliser.
You need to clean this out with the solution they provide you with every few weeks to keep it working properly again this is simple. You just put a bit in and run a cycle with no bottles inside.
It also comes with a handy little tray to put at the top, I found this useful to put the bottle teats and dummies in.
This has been a brilliant steriliser however 9 months after we bought it, it suddenly stopped working and we couldn't turn it on. We changed the fuse but to no avail so unfortunately now its in the bin. I hope that ours was just a one off as up to this point it was brilliant however we are now back to our old one which we luckily kept!
This is a fab steriliser, it is really quick and easy to use. I use mine about 3-4 times a day as i also use it to sterilise dummys, medicine spoons and the parts for my breast pump. The baskets are really useful as you can fit all these different things in to sterilise and not just the bottles. The set of tongues that come with it are really useful if the teats are still hot after being sterilised and it also means that at no time do you touch the teat meaning it stays clean.
Also all the inside parts can go in the dishwasher which is great as you can sometime get a build up of limescale on the baskets.
I would advise anyone buying this steriliser to also but the citric acid de-scale sachets at the same time because if you live in a hard water area the limescale does build up quite quickly especially if like me you are using the steriliser more than once a day. I descale my steriliser every 2-3 weeks and the sachets are quite inexpensive to buy.
Easily one of the best items I have bought for my baby. I find it very easy to use. Just wash the bottles with the provided bottle brush, wack them in the sterilizer, pop in 90mls of water, close and bobs your uncle, perfectly sterelized bottles in around 8 mins. It does need cleaning with the provided tablets every now and again. A WORD OF WARNING, About 7 months after using it it stopped working correctly and started to 'click off' mid clean. It is easily fixed however by giving it a 'super clean' with vinigar and then a couple of cycles with just water and no bottles in it. The sreilizer comes with three bottles a litttle measuring jug a bottle brush and a little 'pincher' that allows you to take the inside of the sterilizer out when it has 'just' finished without burning your fingers ( you dont really need to use this). It is fairly expensive at first glance but when you look at the individual price of bottles, bottle brush ect its actually not too bad. A must have buy
Excellent product, top of the range. This sterilizer does it's job quickly, quietly and reliably. It holds plenty - I usually do a full breast pump, and three bottles with teats and lids, or you can do upto 6 bottles.
It takes 6 minutes, and the best bit - it then stays sterile for upto 24hrs. Fill it up when you've got 2 spare mins and it'll always be ready when you need to use it.
It will need cleaning with citric acid powder but this is quick and easy. You get the powder with the machine and when it's gone you can buy citric acid cheaply online, a bag which will do about ten cleans costs a couple of pounds.
I have used the traditional milton tablets instead of my sterilizer when we have been away, but I found it irritated my skin, especially if I got some of the liquid trapped under my wedding ring (if you have been getting a band of dry itchy skin on your ring finger, this is probably the cause).
The unit is quite expensive but is a fantastic piece of kit, I always felt that my bottles were squeaky clean.
The main disadvantage is that it will take up space on your kitchen worktop - but you only need to sterilize for the first 12 months, so it won't be a permanent fixture and it can double up as storage for bottles etc when not in use.
One other cautionary note, if you take the lid off as soon as it's finished the cycle - be careful the steam is extremely hot and you can scald yourself. If possible wait a few minutes before removing lid.
I'm happy I paid the extra cash for it, but if you are looking for something cheaper why not buy a second hand one from an auction site - after all it sterilises itself every time it's used so it can't be harbouring any germs!
I am so impressed with this sterilliser it is unbelievable!!
It is so easy to use and so quick that baby never ever has to wait. It comes with really easy to use instructions that give you a step by step guide making sure your bottles and soothers are sterillised to high/ safe standard for your baby!!
It is really quite pricy at about £60 which is the highest price sterilliser on the market but it is really worth it for the piece of mind that your babys bottles are being sterillised properly.
This sterillier takes 6 minutes only to sterilise your bottles and has two settings enabling you to keep your bottles sterillised for either 6 hours or 24 hours. It is easily set up using 2 different amounts of water for the setting you wish to use.
This sterilliser can hold up to 6 avent bottles which fit in perfectly or on avent breast pump. It is designed to fit the avent bottles perfectly and holes whic they sit in and shelves which the lids sit on but one can only assume you would be able to fit other bottles in here too!
Beware - This sterilliser becomes very hot and you MUST leave to cool for a few minutes before tking the lid off otherwise as you take it off the water drips out of the lid and burns you.
The sterilliser is really easy to descale and comes with descaling powders and instructons. You must do this every 2-4 weeks to ensure you are getting a proper cycle in your sterilliser!
The sterilliser comes with a bottle brush and a pair of tongs for easy teat placing and for just £60.00 this is a bargain!!
I bought this steamer and my husband would sterlise the bottles every night. It was easy to use but we found it to be time consuming compared to the Avent microwave steriliser. Also, it would require cleaning as well ie. drop in sterilising tablet and let it do a cycle without any bottles in it. It took a fair amount of room on my limited amount of work surface. With frequent visits to Glasgow and Liverpool to visit the grandparents, this was to big to take. We decided to invest in the Avent Microwave steriliser which is half the size, can be stored the the microwave (so not taking up work surface space), is much cheaper (about 50% cheaper), can be easily transported, is much easier to use and much quicker too! I personally think that this Steamer Steriliser was a waste of money and think that anyone interested in buying it should consider the Avent microwave steriliser as we feel that it was a better and more practical solution and ultimately does the same thing.
Ok so as far as sterilisers go, this is state of the art, however is it perhaps taking things a bit too far?
I have had and used this steriliser for 7 ish months now and even though I swear by it I know I could honestly have gotten by with a cheaper model.
The Avent iQ24 steriliser is relatively new on the market and has of course gotten great reviews from all the baby magazines, but is it really worth the money?
The steriliser works by placing the bottles, teats, caps etc on the trays, adding 90mls water and pressing the button. In hardly no time (6 mins) the bottles are sterilised and ready to go.
It has two modes, 1 keeps the contents sterile for 6 hours once the steriliser remains unopened. 2 keeps contents sterile for 24 hours, re-sterilising every 6 hours. The steriliser should be dried out after each use and cleaned with a solution(supplied) every few weeks. It contains dish-washer-safe trays, meaning you can load the smaller parts ie teats in the tray in the dishwasher and not have to poke around looking for them after! There is also a tray for the ISIS breast pump.
There is an electronic display, telling you how long the bottles will be sterile for.An a audiable beep when bottles are ready.
My steriliser did not come with any bottles of a bottle brush which I found a little disappointing.
This is really a great little steriliser, however I have never once used the 24 hour option. I simply dont need it. And not using the 24 hour option makes it exactly the same as the previous model which is roughly £20 cheaper so all in all, yes it may be the latest thing in steam sterilisers but it is not necessary and the extra £20 could really be spent elsewhere!
The Avent iQ24 Steriliser works in rapid time and keeps the contents sterile for longer, giving you more time to get on with your day. Simply load, add water, press the button and let the Avent iQ24 Steriliser do the rest!