When it comes to our children we want nothing but the best. During their first years of infancy, children are more sensitive than even. The vast majority of parents decide to invest in premium products that are specifically designed for toddlers due to the quality they offer. One big concern is the contamination of food and baby bottles. This can happen very often and there are multiple ways of dealing with it. In the past, parents used to boil baby bottles. As technology progressed, things changed a little.
One item that should not be missing from any household is an electric steam sterilizer. These devices are highly efficient at removing germs, bacteria and contaminants. At the same time they heat up very fast and do not require all that much time to properly sterilize a baby bottle. They work using a fairly simple principle which involves heating water to turn it into steam then flood a small chamber with the hot steam and sterilize the bottles.
Best Electric Steam Sterilizer in 2023
Today we will have a quick glimpse at 10 different models of electric steam sterilizers. They have been handpicked to comply with the most demanding standards and have the capacity to remove at least 95% of contaminants. With no further ado here are the top 10 best electric steam sterilizer in 2016 reviews.
Philips AVENT SCF922/01 2-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer
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Philips is a brand with which everyone should already be familiar with. They offer a wide range of products including several different electric steam sterilizers such as the AVENT SCF922. It is a simple model that comes with all the needed features.
The sterilizer can kill about 99.9% of all contaminants. It works with dedicated Philips AVENT 330ml bottles which were made to survive high temperatures and work with most of their devices. The sterilizer is very easy to use and heats up very fast.
Munchkin Steam Guard Electric Sterilizer
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The Munchkin electric steam sterilizer is a great pick for the ones that have a limited budget. It is inexpensive and offers similar performance to much more pricy sterilizers. It has a decent capacity and can run a full cycle in just 6 minutes.
According to the technical sheet the sterilizer can handle up to 9 bottles at the same time due to its large capacity. The model has just an on and off button and a simple lid that is very easy to put on and secure. As for performance the hot steam allows the sterilizer to kill up to 99% of all harmful germs and bacteria.
Wabi Baby Electric Steam Sterilizer
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Wabi Baby steam sterilizer is a reliable product that offers a great capacity and excellent performance. The model is quite expensive when compared with other similar models but very few can match its quality.
The sterilizer uses an advanced system to remove almost 99% of all germs. It has simple touch controls on the base of the body and can also serve as a dryer. The lid of the unit is semi-transparent while the recipient can be removed which makes it a bit easier to clean.
Philips AVENT 4-in-1 Electric Steam Baby Bottle Sterilizer
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The Philips AVENT 4-in-1 electric steam sterilizer is a model that comes packed with features. It is not just a sterilizer as very few other models offer similar performance and features.
Having more features also means it is a bit more expensive. The model was designed to be capable of killing 99.9% of all bacteria. Its sterilizing cycle takes just 6 minutes which means it is also quite fast. The model can maintain the bottles sterile for up to 24 hours if the lid is not opened.
Avent SCF274 30 BPA Free Electric Steam Sterilizer
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The Avent SCF274 is a great choice for parents that are concerned about the safety of their baby. It is a mid range model that offers both reliability and high performance while having a fast sterilizing cycle.
Similar to other Philips sterilizers the model takes about 6 minutes to run a full cycle. It has a large capacity recipient and a dedicated holder for the baby bottle caps. The lid of the device is transparent and operation is straight forward as it only has a on and off button.
The First Years Power of Steam Electric Steam Sterilizer
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The First Years Power of Steam electric steam sterilizer is the most popular product from the manufacturer. It is simple, reliable and very straight forward to operate.
One of the things that sets this model apart from other steam sterilizers is the fact that it has multiple layers and allows for smaller items to be sterilized as well. A full cycle runs for about 6 minutes and can kill about 99% of all germs and bacteria.
Baby Brezza Sterliizer Dryer
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Baby Brezza sterilizer and dryer is an advanced model but what is interesting about it is the low price tag. It is a simple device with a small control panel with an LCD display at the bottom and a large transparent lid.
The model can maintain a sterile environment on the inside as long as the lid is not open. It has multiple programs including a drying one that can be manually adjusted by the user. Also it offers a high efficiency as it can kill 99% of all contaminants.
EIVOTOR Bottle Steam 6-in-1 Double Bottle Baby Food Heater
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The EIVOTOR Bottle Steam 6-in-1 Double Bottle Baby Food Heater is a great combo device that comes with a rather surprising low price tag. It is inexpensive, reliable and very simple to operate with large control buttons and a digital display.
The model has a large capacity and a fast sterilizing cycle. It can be set to dry the bottles and can maintain a sterile environment if the lid is not taken off. The model is very easy to clean and can kill almost all contaminants.
Tommee Tippee Electric Steam Sterilizer
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Tommee Tippee makes a great sterilizer that comes with a modern design and a low price tag. It is just as efficient as other models that are much more expensive and offers about the same capacity.
According to the technical sheet the sterilizer can work with large batches and can sterilize enough bottles to last an entire day. A sterilizing cycle lasts for about 5 minutes and can kill 99% of all harmful contaminants. The device is very easy to operate and comes with a secure lid that completely seals the interior.
Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer
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The Philips AVENT 3-in-1 electric steam sterilizer is by far the most appreciated model in our list. It has been selling well due to its low price tag and excellent performance. At the same time it has a stylish design and a large capacity, being able to sterilize and entire batch of bottles to last for a day.
The model can kill 99.9% of all harmful germs in a short 6 minute cycle. It has a 3-in-1 design as its parts are modular which also means that they are easy to remove and just as easy to clean.
There are not that many different electric steam sterilizer on the market. For most part they all work the same but it seems there is a lack of interest from the major manufacturers to offer a bit of diversity. Out of all the models available only 10 managed to get into our list.
The main focus has been on selecting models with a high efficiency. This means that all the sterilizers in our list can kill 99% of all harmful germs which is actually the biggest concern for any parent.
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.