The Avent Sterilizer consist of a free-standing unit, inside which a tiered plastic basket, with a transparent plastic lid on top. There is a button on the front and rear electric cable. You place the bottle in the tiered basket, pour water in the amount specified, press the switch and go and do something more useful than a 10-15 minutes wait. This sterilizer will die automatically.
The Avent Sterilizer can be charged up to six bottles, including rubber dot, collar seals and plastic lid. It takes a little experimentation to use this sterilizer which the configuration of the three plastic tiers works best for you (two is simple flat baskets, one has holes designed to allow you to place the bottle standing, upside-down and upright in it). You will also learn important tips such as the plastic caps get too hot and deform on the lowest level, you can put them at the top and they’ll be fine. Other equipment, such as baby doll / pacifiers and spoons can also be tucked. Another good tip is the correct amount of water is exactly the same as the bottle cap full (rather than having to mess about measuring the exact ml amount with a bottle).
The Avent Sterilizer can be used for non-Avent bottles. But if the bottle is higher than the Avent bottles, for example, Tommy Tippee, you can not use all three levels in the steamer because can’t fit in as much each cycle.
There are small things that must be considered in using the Avent Sterilizer. During the use this sterilizer, there was steam coming out from the top lid. So be careful to not place items that can be affected by steam such as paintings, bookshelves, etc..
Element of this sterilizer is concealed out of site at the base of the unit, making the cleaning process is very easy. Avent Sterilizer is shipped with several sachets of descaling powder, which when mixed up into a solution as instruction, only to briefly boiled in empty sterilizer and leave around for 10 or 15 minutes. After the sterilization process has been run once, it is ready for use again. If you see some yellowish marks inside the unit. You can rinse with clean water, because this sterilizer has a removable power cord, so you can bring it to the sink to rinse the appliance.
The bottles inside the unit tends to become very hot during the sterilization process, as well as the lid. Be careful with your hand when opening and trying to evacuate it after the sterilization process is complete.
Sterilization is compact and lightweight enough to take traveling. This sterilizer is recommended because obviously that is easy to use, the next is your decision.