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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
It's not rust...and it comes right off if you follow the instruction manual
on May 16, 2014
This is a must have baby item for me. I use this sterilizer multiple times per day for bottles, nipples, pacifiers, and pump parts. Saves me so much time compared to boiling method and way less expensive than buying several microwave bags. It does take up a considerable amount of counter space - think 2 2-liter bottles standing next to each other.
Regarding the "rust" that several people comment on. Your machine did not corrode overnight - you dumped milk sugars on a hot plate, now they are caramelized (just like cooking). The instruction manual addresses this - 2 parts vinegar in 8 parts water soaking in the hot plate for about 1 hour and the "rust" wipes right off. As for the plastic base that can also get some of the brown stain - fill sink with same ratio of water and vinegar and let soak for 15'. I wash/wipe the hot plate with water until the vinegar smell is gone, I just put the other plastic parts in the dishwasher to rinse off any remaining vinegar solution. So far I have not noticed a foul odor or change in my baby taking bottles indicating foul taste or leftover solution.