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quality of water makes ALL the difference!
on May 26, 2013
We purchased this sterilizer after seeing the benefits of sterilizing baby's toys, bottles, veggies using the "baby bullet" sterilizer that came with the baby bullet system. Clearly their sterilizer/steamer was meant for veggies as it doesn't have the capacity or stamina for continuous use. Almost every time I buy something from amazon, I read a few good reviews, but then I'll read as many bad reviews as I can. Many of the bad reviews have to do with the unit malfunctioning or developing a bad smell after some time. We purchased it anyway due to the affordability, but we were always wary of any possible smell. I am pleased to report that after a year of use, we still have the original and It's still in use now! I just put a round of sippy cups through it not 10 minutes ago! I usually check it for a smell, but after a year, we only had that issue once, then we learned a valuable lesson: even the filtered water in the refrigerator is better than distilled or even nursery water! Let me explain why: distilled and nursery water, unless it specifically states otherwise, usually has something added to it to either add taste or to make sure it stays sterile. We have a drinking water dispenser in our fridge that uses a PUR 3 stage filter. We quickly discovered that if we use this water or nursery water with no taste added, the sterilizer stayed odor-free. We've been extremely pleased with it's performance and has continued to work just as it did when it first came! Thanks to our dilligence and water savvy, we are pleased with the product! My only reason for a 4 star review is that I wish the upper basket had more places to fit more items like sippy straws, or earlier, we used Playtex bottles that had 5 parts. More room or extra surfaces would make it easier to ensure a good sterilization for all parts of these bottles or cups.