Very good steriliser. Have used other brands with last 3 babies & the plastic was not the quality of this one or as fast. They are a little expensive but in saying that I think they are worth it. Major department stores are always having baby sales so that's the time to snap one up. Happy with ours & recommend to other parents looking for a reliable value for money product to purchase one of these.
Quick & easy to use. Very high quality plastic. Usually comes with a bonus bottle/ dummy etc.
This steriliser is very easy to use and has clips that really secure the lid in place, unlike other brands I have used. This model of steriliser also doesn't require steriliser tablets which other models do. I was given this steriliser by my caring mother-in-law, who bought it for me after the birth of my son. I was planning on sterilising bottles via boiling water on the stove and I am so lucky that she bought this for me. I have never looked back. The only concern is that Dr Brown's tall bottles (240ml) don't fit upright.
Easy to use, plastic doesn't warp.
Can't fit all bottles.
A must have for bottle feeding. Really great design, so simple yet efficient. I have the older 4 minute version, so the cool touch handles is a great improvement in the new design.
How quick it is!
Gets very very hot outer and high risk of steam burn
Easy and effective to use. Not too big, not too small - I can sterilise a couple of small bottles and my breast pump all at once. In general would definately recommend this product.
Quick and easy to use - no fuss. Can be easily packed away. Mine came with a couple of extras - Avent bottles and a dummy.
Doesnt fit larger 240ml bottles standing directly upright, have to put them on a lean. Must leave for a couple of minutes after sterilising otherwise steam can escape and will burn. A bit pricey - we paid about $70 for ours which was on special. Takes up a bit of bench space.
when I bought this I actually thought ti was going o be a bit of a while elephant... However now I have it and I needed it quickly one night, I was very very grateful to have it. Its pretty big but I guess i has to be to be able to "Sterilise" the amount of bottles and pumps and teats it can in one go. Good that contents stay clean for 24 hours. I usually run it befire I go to bed so that the stuff is there and ready to go in the night if needed.
Quick and easy to use.
Slightly pricey for what is essentially a microwave container
I brought my Avent steriliser over 6yrs ago (mine is a 4min one) and it is fantastic. Still in excellent order and sterlising bub no.2s bottles really well.
Fast, easy and time effective.
Definitely recommend to all my friends and online parenting forum buddies.
I love my Avent steam steriliser, quick easy and effective.
I dont have the 2min one....lol
What a fantastic product. After weeks of boiling water in the kettle and then placing everything in a large pot, turning on the timer and risking major steam burn, we invested in this steriliser. It is superb. Basically you just put all your dummies (check instructions to make sure they are okay to be sterilised in this manner), bottles, breast pumps etc, add 200mL of water and put in the microwave for 2 minutes. Very easy to use and means one less gadget that you need to plug in. The other big bonus is that if you keep the lid on the container..., the items remain sterile for 24 hours. This means that you can sterilise your breast pump and bottles as soon as you've finished using them (ie. when the baby is happy and quiet) and don't need to go through all the rigmarole of sterilising under time pressures! This is a great product and highly recommended. So easy to use!
At first I found the steriliser to be both cumbersome and fiddly - but that may just have been sleep deprivation. Now that I have sorted myself out and know what I need each day I find it to be quick and easy.
Quick, easy and chemical free. Fits all the Avent products easily. No need for yet another appliance taking up valuable bench space. Portable.
I thought it was a bit expensive for what it is. Only just fits in the microwave.
I love my sterilizer! It makes it so easy. I can fit in my bottles and teats to last me the whole day. Just pack it all in, sterlize and theres my bottles for the day. easy!!!!!! I would highly recommend this to anyone.
DON'T KNOW WHAT ID DO WITHOUT THIS!!! Holds Heaps of bottles, teats etc.
Very light to pick up, Easy to use, Quick way to sterilize
Nothing bad about this at all.
this steriliser is very easy to use. it holds 6 bottles, teats and lids so you can prepare all your bottles in advance, only takes 2 mins which is great if you've forgotten to sterilise and you have a screaming bub demanding their food. the cooler touch safety grips are great as in the previous model me and hubby found ourselves constantly burning our fingers when removing the unit from the microwave.
easy to use, quick, stores a great amount of bottles so can sterilise in one go, easy to clean, not heavy or bulky so easy to take away with you
it's a good size sterilizer, fits enough bottles and nipples at one go. quick sterilization and you don't need a plug. portable and easy to clean
easy to use and quick, compatible with all avent bottles and nipples. comes with thong that helps you pulling out bottle parts without touching them. easy to clean.
can't think of any
Well worth buying and very useful for any parent. It is a much cheaper product than an electronic steriliser and works just as well. It only takes 2 minutes in the microwave to sterilise the equipment which means less fussing around if you need things in a hurry (i.e. baby is crying). Also it can fit the manual breast pump parts as well as a couple of bottles at the same time. We have used it for 3 months now and my newborn has never been sick so it must work well.
Simple to use
Can fit bottles and breast pump parts
What a convenient way to sterilise my babie's bottles. No boiling water, sterilising tablets or chemicals involved. Just wash the bottles, place up to six bottles in it, add some water and pop it in the microwave. I even sterilise my babie's dummies in it. I pop it in the microwave before going to bed and get it in the morning. Contents stay sterile for up to 24 hours if not opened. Perfect!
If you are opening it straight after it has been in the microwave, please be careful as you can burn yourself from the hot steam escaping from the lid.
easy to use, no chemicals
I use my Avent microwave steriliser every day.It is so easy to use as all you have to do is add water and pop in the microwave for a few minutes,depending on the wattage of your microwave.I have an Avent Breast Pump,bottles,dummies and storage pots.They all fit into the steriliser.It is compact so doesn't take up a lot of space on your bench top or in the cupboard yet fits SO much in it.Worth every cent.
Compact,easy to use,reasonably priced,fits all Avent equipment,no use of chemicals
It is great, would not use another. It is easy and convient, easy to transport with the bottles in. This is great for travel with kids, in the car or in the luggage
Easy to use, quick strong and durable. Others just dont last the distance
I bought mine second hand for a trip overseas to visit family (I use the electric one at home). I found that it was really handy for the trip and just filled it up with clothes for while it was in the suitcase! I also like that once you finish with it, you can put it away versus leaving it out on the bench like I do the electric one.
It is quick and easy to use to sterilize bottles. It is reasonably priced (new or second hand) and relatively compact. I chose this over other Avent microwave models as it has the clips on the side and just felt safer knowing that the lid was secure given that I would be moving it around with hot water in it.
None that I can think of.
I have used this unit since I started bottle feeding my first child and it has lasted through to my second child also. I did not like the smell and was worried about sterilizing babies bottles in any kind of solution which is why I purchased my advent sterilizer and have never looked back. It fits perfectly into my small microwave and I can fit up to 7 bottles, lids and teats in at once. I highly recommend this product.
An easy way to sterilize baby bottles without using any chemicals or cleaning agents.
I like everything about this unit.
I didn't need to sterilize very often, but when I did I was thankful that it was easy and didn't take very long.
I bought this product when I discovered how long it takes to sterilize by boiling. It is easy to use and a great price. It also stays sterilized for 24 hours.
If you follow the instructions to the letter you will do your head in. I found that you can put items in wherever and it works just the same.
Time depends on wattage of your microwave. But instruction booklet is easy to follow & has charts/diagrams on what wattage to use with what time, also on how to pack the steriliser with different products. We use ours everyday and find it easy, convienant and compact. Good that it's sterile for 24hrs so you can leave it overnight until you need to use it. Holds a lot (enough for 2 pumps or 6 bottles). Will fit medulla brand pump and bottles also. Easy to transport when you travel/away from home.
Reaonably priced, convienant, compact and portable. Large enough to hold my breastpump as well as bottles. Sterile up to 24hours if you don't take off the lid.
Came with dummy, 2xbottles. Easy to use & effective.
makes life easier, i didnt pay for mine my mother did so i didnt have to worry about cost. i have had it for 2 years now and still in good condition.
easy to use
had to buy a bigger microwave to fit it in.
Questions & Answers
How do I store my bottles and teats after sterilizing? I left it on the drying rack but there's still moisture in everything (everything evaporates nicely when I boil though).
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi CinD, thanks for reaching out. It is recommended that you do not leave a feeding nipple or AirFree vent insert in direct sunlight or heat. Also never leave in disinfectant for longer than recommended, as this may weaken the parts. Keep all parts dry in a covered container. You can find more information here: https://philips.to/2TbYEoF
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The cover melted as i accidentally pressed on grill in the microwave
Can i still use it to sterilizer? Is it safe or shall i get rid of the lid?
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi Sally, thanks for reaching out to us here. We're sorry to hear the cover of your Avent Microwave Steam has melted. We'd recommend putting it aside for the time being until our product specialists have had a look for you. You can reach them directly at 1300 363 391 (Australia), or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand). They'll be happy to look into it for you, and will guide you through the whole process. If you have any further questions, just let us know.
My bottles and microwave steriliser have not been used for 7 years. Will it all be ok to use for my second child?
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hello Louise, thank you for the question. We recommend you to contact our product team, to get the best possible answer. You could reach them through: 1300 363 391 for Australia and 0800 658 224 for New Zealand. They're available from Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. We hope that this information will help you!
The Philips Australia team
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