Spike is now only on 3 bottles a day and our big steam steriliser was taking double it’s usual time to sterilise everything. We only have a tiny kitchen so it also took up a lot of valuable worktop space. I wanted to keep sterilising until Spike turned 12 months because he tends to catch every bug going so the lovely people at Nûby very kindly sent us their Compact Mini Steriliser to try out. It is a mini microwave steriliser (260mm wide, 115mm high and 210mm deep) that is perfect for smaller microwaves and as a travel steriliser. It sterilises in 5-8 minutes and has enough room for two bottles and accessories like spoons and dummies.
When it arrived I got cracking straight away. There was a warning not to overload it and I struggled to find out, on both the box and the instructions, how many bottles I was allowed to put in. I eventually found the information on the website and followed the instructions on how to lay the bottles. I am used to sterilisers that have specific slots for certain parts of the bottles so it did feel odd laying it out on it’s side but it allowed plenty of space to add accessories such as dummies, spoons and teethers. The lid clicks on tightly so if you do use it to travel, you can store essentials safetly and securely knowing that it won’t open in a bag.
I poured the water in, secured the lid and popped it into the microwave for 5 minutes where it sterilised my bottles to the same standard that my steam steriliser used to. Obviously, like all sterilisers, there is a risk of scalding if you don’t wait for it too cool down.
It is a great product that has saved us a lot of time and space. It will come in handy when I go away and at only £9.99 it is excellent value for money especially with its multiple uses.