Top 5 Best Sterilizers | 2018 Reviews
There’s probably no chore that can take the glow out of having a new baby in the house faster than having to wash and sterilize her bottles. You can do it several times a day or you can let them pile up for days and do them all at once – but either way, it’s definitely a buzz kill every time you have to put your gorgeous newborn down and go slave over those never-ending bottles. And if you’re out of town visiting the in-laws or your parents, it’s even worse (unless they’re so excited about the baby that they volunteer to do all of the dirty work).
Cheer up and look at the bright side: sterilizing baby bottles used to be even more of a tedious job when you had to boil them (which didn’t really sterilize them anyway). Today, we have the choice of electric sterilizers, microwave sterilizers and UV (ultraviolet light) sterilizers, all of which make the chore a lot more bearable and a lot less time-consuming.
Electric and microwave units each make use of hot steam to kill all of the nasty bacteria and germs that can find their way into baby bottles; many units can handle multiple bottles at once (taking care of that depressing sight of dirty bottles lined up on the countertop), and some electric ones will even clean, dry and deodorize the bottles while they’re being sterilized. UV may be the future, but it’s expensive and most units will only sterilize the nipples.
It’s easy for first-time moms to overlook the need to completely sterilize and disinfect their baby’s bottles, since most of the dishes we use as adults come out of the dishwasher just fine. But bottle sterilizers are one of the most important purchases you can make when you have an infant to take care of, and unlike most baby accessories, even high-end sterilizers are pretty easy on the wallet.
Here’s our rundown of the top 5 best sterilizers you can buy; we’ll include choices from all three categories of sterilizer to give you a good range of choices.
You may also want to check our comprehensive Baby Bottle Sterilizer Buying Guide.
Quick Comparison Table
Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer
Wabi Baby Electric Steam Sterilizer and Dryer Plus
Munchkin Steam Guard Microwave Sterilizer
Philips AVENT Microwave Steam Sterilizer
UviCube UV Sterilizer, Sanitizer and Dryer