Germ Terminator Toothbrush Sanitizer
- All Natural - Uses only steam and dry heat to clean
- Easy - Takes only seconds to use after every brushing
- Compatible with electric and manual toothbrushes
- Modeled after the steam device used in dental offices to sterilize instruments. 3"L x 6"W x 11.5"H
- Kills greater than 99.9999% of toothbrush germs and keeps your toothbrush germ-free between brushings
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Use the Germ Terminator only for its intended use as described in instruction manual. Use only water in the Germ Terminator.
First, plug in Germ Terminator. Next, place your toothbrush in the toothbrush basket and replace cover. Finally, add water. The steam cycle starts automatically when you add water. Your toothbrush is being sanitized when you see and hear steam filling the chamber. The dry heat cycle follows automatically and keeps your toothbrush sanitized in the clean chamber until your next brushing.
Top Customer Reviews
We use only distilled water in ours and clean regularly but still can't seem to get more than a year out of it. One lasted around eight months. The warranty is only 90 days, so it's essentially useless. We keep buying, though, because until its inevitable demise it does sterilize the brushes and keep them dry and covered, and there's nothing better out there. Consider the money spent on it an annual expense. The UV ones have their own issues, and the ozone generating ones are usually built cheaply as well.
I tried to chat with someone from Amazon, hoping to find out if there is any way to have someone in the fulfullment warehouse CHECK to see which model is actually being shipped, and was told that they couldn't, but that the chat transcript would be forwarded on to 'address the issue'. I was also told to leave feedback here, and that it would be 'corrected' within a week.
Again, the photo currently being shown APPEARS to be correct... but this photo was also shown last time I ordered, and I still received the 'other' units. At that time, I wasn't aware of the safety issue (units getting too hot). The problem I would have with them was the almost immediate build-up of yellow 'gunk' that was impossible to keep clean, so I would just throw the unit away after a couple of months, and get another one. When I found out that those units should have been destroyed, and can become overheated, I was shocked. So, AMAZON... somehow, PLEASE find out if the units you are selling are the UNSAFE models that were meant to be destroyed!!
Now use Germ Terminator -- just as effective but takes less time and less water and less energy. For best results, use distilled water, but you can use tap too. If you use tap regularly you will need to watch for calcium build up like in coffee maker and run vinegar through it to get rid of calcium build up. I am able to sterilize my Braun electric toothbrush heads (which cost $10 each!) in this unit too besides regular toothbrushes. They fit in the little baskets.
This unit is very light so it will be good for traveling even though footprint not as small as UV travel sanitizers.
I love my steam sterilizer. I am going to buy a second one for traveling.
Why should you buy this unit instead of UV light sterilizer/sanitizer?
Most toothbrush sterilizers are UV light based. I did research on steam versus UV sterilization:
UV light is non-ionizing radiation. Good for destroying airborne organisms and organisms on exposed surfaces that UV light makes contact with. UV light has low penetrating power. Dust, soil, anything that shields organism from UV light will protect micro organism from sterilization. Must keep UV light bulb very clean (dust/soil on UV light will reduce effectiveness). Must regularly test UV light because they lose power to sterilize over time. Sterilization percentage for UV light: 99.95%. Sterilization percentage for Germ Terminator (tested results): 99.999999%
UV light causes sunburns.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This works for what I wanted, but didn't realize I had to plug it in instead of using batteries. I don't have a readily available outlet in my bathroom, and would have preferred... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cassie S.
exactly what i need for my tootbrush, saved me some money and keeps them clean and healthyPublished 1 month ago by Andrew afolabi
This sanitizer sucks. It burns my toothbrush and it smells horrible.Published 2 months ago by Kaitlyn Vandermeer
The plastic basket where the brush goes burned pretty quickly, and after 6 weeks it stopped working completely. Don't waste your money!Published 2 months ago by vibe clausen
I really like this, I feel like it really gets my toothbrush clean & sanitized. I have tried another's but they just don't compare.Published 3 months ago by dbacksgirl