Philips AVENT Express Microwave Sterilizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Combines the benefits of steam sterilization with the convenience of the microwave.
- Steam sterilize six bottles, nipples, and caps in as little as two minutes.
- Suitable for any microwave-safe plastic.
- Lightweight and compact--great for travel.
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Whatever you think of Avent bottles, this is a great sterilizer that works for *all* bottles, pacifiers, teething toys, breast pump attachments, and anything that can be steam sterilized. The only difficult thing was figuring out the wattage on our microwave (it was on the back panel) which determines how long you have to "nuke" the sterilizer.
It is small enough to make it fairly simple to travel with, and large enough to hold four small (8 oz) bottles or two bigger ones (16 oz).
The standard filling-out-the-registry question:
Do you *need* a sterilizer? Not always. Our doctor said it was necessary for pre-term babies, but in other cases a dishwasher will go a long way towards keeping things clean; especially if you have well water and enough bottles to keep you while your washer goes through the cycle. [If cost is a factor], then there are probably other things you should be spending money on. But we found that it was well worth the money in terms of time and convenience.
Yes, there is condensation, but we keep a bottle rack next to the sink and let them air dry for a few hours. If you hand washed you would also have to let them air dry so I really don't see the point of this complaint.
Avent is very durable - we have had ours over 3 years now and have been doing bottles daily and it has not cracked or broken. Child #3 is on the way so we will be using it for at least another two years.
If you're in a pinch for money, I'm not sure that you need to have this particular container to microwave things in - it has a nice rack and directions about how long to microwave and how much water to put in, all of which are helpful, but I'm not really sure that you couldn't accomplish the same thing with a large tupperware container, for example. The rack is nice, though, and that would be an advantage of this container. You have to decide if the rack is worth the extra money or not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was excited to receive this product, especially since the sterilizer item description said "Avent Express II Microwave Steam Sterilizer also includes two bonus 9-oz. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tricia Thielen
When I purchased it stated it'll come with a feeding bottle which I never got.it is bigger than the picture.had to purchase a bigger microwave.Published on April 14, 2014 by DORIS
I own Avent Natural bottles and this sterilizer was meant for the Classic line. All the holes and positions were specifically made for Classic bottles sizes. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Roberto Sakura
Too bulky, I ended up returning it. I love the Avent bottles but found this to be useless. I sanitized my bottles in the dishwasher instead with sani rinse cycle.Published on February 6, 2013 by AZmomma
This was recommended to me by a friend and is absolutely a necessity even if you have an access to dishwasher. Once you have washed the bottles its just 2 mins and you are done. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by new mommy