Kills 99.9% of harmful germs, Sterilizes in 2 minutes, Fits 4 Philips Avent bottles, Fits most microwaves
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Philips Avent Microwave steam sterilizer SCF281/05 Kills 99.9% of harmful germs Sterilizes in 2 minutes Fits 4 Philips Avent bottles Fits most microwaves is rated
4.3 out of
Rated 5 out of
A great product with many pros and a few consI am the father of a sweet (and hungry) 7 months old girl and washing and sterilizing bottles is a (multi)daily routine. We already have a microwave sterilizer of a different brand and when I received a free sample of the Philips Avent SCF281/05 Microwave Steam Sterilizer to review I was curious to find out if there were appreciable differences. After using it for over a week, I can definitely say that there are several things that I really like about this microwave sterilizer.
First, the size is just right, not too big and not too small. The construction is quite sturdy while still being lightweight. One feature that I really like is the locking system: while assuring a better sterilization it will also avoid spills of hot water when you remove it from the microwave and you handle it right after use.
Talking about cons, the pre-set spaces are useful only if you use only Philips Avent bottles. While the sterilizer works well also with bottles from other brands, a flat surface would have been much better! Also, the tongs are totally useless, they are small and I was never able to use them efficiently to really grab anything
Overall, I like the Philips Avent Microwave Steam sterilizer much better than the one I own. It is sturdy, the color is nice and the locking system is great, even if I would have preferred a design allowing a higher versatility when mixing and matching with bottles of other brands.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 2 out of
bottles don't fit as designedI purchased this with the expectation of sterilizing my bottles all at once, leaving me only having to wash and sterilize twice a day. The natural avent bottles do not all fit as indicated in the manual, so I am left washing and sterilizing just as much as I was with the generic brand sterilizer I previously used.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of
love iti love this sterilizer i use it 3 times a day now for 3 mounts and still looks like new i love avent products
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of
Best Bottle Sterilizer out there!Best baby sterilizer I'v tried. This is my third baby&this product is the best in the market.it's super easy 2 use,doesn't consume too much kitchen space,safety locks ensures u don't get burned by hot water&fits perfectly intro my microwave.every mom should have this product.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 3 out of
Hate itI like the brand but wish I never spent my money on this wish I could get my money back no warranty when bottle is ready too much water still hav to dry bottles I hate it
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of
Simple, quick cleaningI was excited to try out this free sample! When I first opened the steamer I thought it was pretty big (it's about the size of a cake carrier), but realized it holds a lot. It's probably best for families that have lots of feeding supplies that need to be sterilized and/or have a little extra cabinet space.
Assembly is easy! Three pieces that are easy to clean and dry and put together. Instructions are simple and sterilizer is quick and easy to use.
It's important to note that the items going into the sterilizer need to be cleaned first with hot soapy water, this item will not clean milk residue off the bottles and nipples.
I liked that I was able to fit my other brand bottles in the sterilizer. There are notches in the tray of the sterilizer that fit the Avent bottles perfectly, but I had no trouble placing other brands in there.
This is definitely a two-handed endeavor. I wasn't able to remove the hot sterilizer from the microwave with my baby on my hip (her favorite place to be!) I would like there to be a handle on the top, so I could at least get it out of the microwave with one hand.
I really like the added feature of a little notch that holds the lid for the bottles around the sides of the sterilizer. There are four hooks in total. It frees up tray space.
I would definitely recommend this to both my formula feeding friends and my breast feeding friends. I could easily use this to sterilize my breast pump parts in addition to the bottles and nipples.
Overall, I love the simplicity and versatility. A good buy!
In return for my review, I was given the above mentioned product for free. The impressions stated are 100% my own.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 4 out of
Time saver compared to traditional sterilizationThe microwave steam sterilizer is a time-saver and more convenient than traditional sterilization methods (boiling in a pot), but it does not replace the necessity to clean bottles with a brush and soap prior to sterilization.
Overall, compared to boiling in a pot, the microwave steam sterilizer saves about 7-8 minutes. That`s not much savings, and one of the drawbacks is that the unit itself is rather large, taking up more precious kitchen storage space (and counter space while it`s air drying).
One minor note is that the rack is very specific for where to put parts of the bottles, but because the space is so cramped, they don`t sit well and move around.
We don`t sterilize every night, so a positive note is that the convenience of the sterilizer will probably get us to do it more often.
For people who sterilize every day, this is a very good product. If it saves you 7-8 minutes a day, that`s about an hour a week. New parents know that`s a lot!
Please note I received a free sample for providing an open and honest review of the product.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of
Overall excellent productI am a first time mom and upon creating my baby registry I saw all different kinds of sterilizers, not to mention the 'old fashioned way'. I ended up finding this product at a baby consignment store and I couldn't be happier. I would have purchased it at full price knowing the benefits. It is so incredibly easy and fast, why anyone wouldn't use this is beyond me, especially with more than one child. I will be using this for future babies as well and I will continue to sterilize all I can for my daughter. Great product and highly recommend!
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