I got the Pigeon
Universal Steam Sterilizer
as a hand-me-down from my cousin when I gave birth to my baby boy 3 months ago. Description: It is a compact, easy-to-use, and over-all practical and efficient sterilizer
. The cover lifts to a slotted layer where you put the nipples, bottle covers, and other small items for sterilization (I also put small breastpump parts & medicine droppers in this area). The slotted layer then lifts to the main compartment where you can put up to 8 12-oz bottles, as well as other larger items for sterilization.
How to Use: It couldnít be any easier to use this sterilizer
. What you do is, after washing bottles/nipples/caps etc thoroughly with soap and water (I use the Pigeon
edible bottle and vegetable washer, which I aslo love), you place everything into the sterilizer
, putting the small parts in the upper compartment and the bigger parts in the main/bottom compartment, measure out the required amout of water which is 75ml (measuring cup is also provided with the unit), pour it into the sterilizer
(it will go to the bottom layer), put the cover on, and press the power bottom. In 5 to 10 minutes, all your stuff are sterilized. Itís as easy as that.
What I love: I love that itís so very easy to use, even a very inexperienced and technically challenged person (like caregivers or maids or grandparents etc) cannot get this wrong. I also love that itís very quick to sterilize, and it uses very little water to get the job done, so i get the sense that it is very efficient. No need to stand over the stove, no need to wait 30 or so minutes to get the deed done, and this sterilizer
is very easy on your bottles.
What I hate: Although I recognize that this sterilizer I think is meant to be placed beside a sink, I hate that a little bit of water trickles out at the bottom of the sterilizer, and I have had to put a try under the sterilizer to collect the water and pour it out once a day, since I use the sterilizer inside my babyís room. Also, my cousin told me specifically not to put more than the required amount of water or you will damage the unit.