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Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.7 out of 5 stars 544 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 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
  • Fits most microwaves
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Keeps contents sterile for up to 24 hours
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Product Description

Size: 6 Bottle

Avent BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer The Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer's lightweight, compact design makes it ideal for use in and out of the home. Contents remain sterile for up to 24 hours if lid is unopened. Just add water, load and place in the microwave for 2 min. 2 min at 1100-1850 Watt, 4 min at 850-1000 Watt, 6 min at 500-850 Watt. This sterilizer fits most microwaves and is great for travel. Its large capacity holds up to six 260-ml/-9oz Avent Bottles or two Avent Breast Pumps and two Avent Bottles. Based on the hospital principle, the intensive heat of the steam eliminates harmful bacteria.

Product Information

Size: 6 Bottle
Technical Details
Item Weight1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions6.3 x 10.6 x 10.6 inches
UPC075020005526
Item model numberSCF271/07
Target genderUnisex
Minimum weight recommendation16 Ounces
Maximum weight recommendation96 Pounds
Number of items1
Dishwasher safeNo
Is portableYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB001C3KXPG
Best Sellers Rank #52,320 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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By R. Ocampo VINE VOICE on December 4, 2008
Size: 6 Bottle
MODEL SELECTION:

There are two microwave sterilizer models marketed by Philips/Avent. The first is the SCF271/07 (ASIN B001C3KXPG) and the second is the SCF271/02 (ASIN B000056OUH). BOTH actually contain the basic Express II Microwave Steam Sterilizer which holds up to six (6) bottles or a combination of other items including microwaveable breast pumps, cups, etc.

The only difference is that the SCF271/02 contains an ADDITIONAL two (2) of the 9oz/260ml Airflex Natural Feeding Bottle and Nippple.

Strangely enough as of this writing, Amazon is selling the SCF271/02 (the one that contains two extra feeding bottles) for a much lower price than the SCF271/07. So until prices remain like this, know what you are buying and consider it a bonus to have the two extra bottles.

TO STERILIZE OR NOT TO STERILIZE...WITH THIS MICROWAVE STERILIZER:

The argument is not whether you should sterilize your baby products (or expose the baby to germs as argument in strengthening the immune system) because if you're searching for a sterilizer and reached this page, then I'm going to assume you agree with the sterilization process.

The other argument in question is whether you are content with using hot running water and anti-bacterial soap or running a dishwasher and if these steps alone are enough to sterilize. Well it doesn't help to take an extra step to go thru a short few minutes in the microwave. Again, if you're in this page then you've come to accept that this sterilization process is worth the extra caution.

HOW MANY MINUTES IN THE MICROWAVE AT FULL POWER AND 200ml OF WATER?
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Size: 4 Bottle Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a great sterilizer. Super easy to use, and that it doubles as storage is really nice.

My ONLY issue with it is the size. It is quite bulky. I'd rather it be smaller and have to use it more frequently than have it be as large as it is. I live in a manhattan apartment. This sterilizer takes up a full bigger shelf in a cupboard or a substantial amount of space on a countertop, and that's premium real estate. For reference, you could store a stack of 12 plates on a shelf or have a blender on a countertop for the same space that this takes up.

If space is not at a premium for you, this is great. If, like me, you have enough space issues and clutter as it is, you may find that this is not worth it. I think I'm going to switch to bags unless I find a smaller version of this concept. Because it really is nice to use. But I'd have found it more useful at half the size.
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Size: 4 Bottle Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
My wife has been breast feeding our son since his birth this past January. So when he doesn't eat directly from the breast, my wife will pump and store the milk for a later time. Well storage containers and bottles need to be sterilized for sanitary reasons. This product by Philips AVENT is a good product for this task.

It should be noted that all the bottles and breast pump we have is by Medela and there was a concern that they won't be compatible with this steamer. However, the Medela bottles fit fine into this steamer. This was nice because up until we received this steamer we were using the steam bags by Medela. These steam bags are nice but only have expiration, 20 uses a bag. This steamer omits the aspect of buying bags.

In addition, the bottles can stand up nicely in this steamer which allow for an even distribution of cleanliness. The one negative aspect is this steamer is promoted as portable and that is a subjective statement. The steamer isn't too big or heavy and it can be easily transported. However, we were in a hotel recently and the microwave was too small to accommodate this steamer. Most hotel/motel microwaves aren't all that big, so one might want to hang on to those microwave steam bags. Overall this is a good product and easy to use.
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Size: 4 Bottle Verified Purchase
Almost 4 months in and still using, no wear! This sterilizer is great for daily home use and for traveling! I started using it for Avent bottles but when I switched to Dr. Brown, I found it works just as well. If you arrange the bottles efficiently, you can get 3 - 8oz Dr. Brown bottles and parts in there at one time. I can sterilize just about anything and it's large enough too. Very easy to use, sturdy and light weight.
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Size: 4 Bottle Verified Purchase
lifesaver! I like that it is bigger than the microwave bags so we can steam more bottles/nipples in a go. I would recommend though boiling bottles conventionally in a large pot in addition to using this ( I use this daily). The conventional boiling released a lot of milk residue in the nipples/bottles.
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Size: 6 Bottle
I use this to sterilize my baby's BPA-free Medela feeding bottles and Medela breast pumps. Its quick and easy to use, and fits a lot of bottles and feeding accessories. I used to use the microwave sterilization bags from Medela and found that they fit so few bottles per sterilization.
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Size: 6 Bottle
I had a few concerns about this product before adding it to my baby registry, but after receiving it, my original concerns are unfounded. First of all, my microwave isn't the biggest thing in the world so I was afraid the dimensions listed on Amazon were wrong. But it was very spot on... 6.3 x 10.6 x 10.6 inches. Second of all, I had also added the Playtex VentAire Newborn Bottle Set (angled bottles). I was worried whether the would fit. The sterilizer fits the 6 oz bottles (upright) perfectly, while the 9oz bottles must be laid (unfortunately) on their sides but fits nonetheless. But on the other hand, if the 9oz bottles were able to be upright, the sterilizer wouldn't fit my microwave... so I'm content. The sterilizer also it very sturdy, NOT made of flimsy plastic.

There were also things that were plesantly surprising to me when I got my hands on the sterilizer. One, it comes with plastic thongs for picking up newly, hot and sterilized items. However, this thongs are so small, I'm not sure how helpful it will be. I just suggest letting it cool before touching things inside. Two, there clear markings on the rack inside to help you organize and maximize its loading capacity. Although the sterilizer does come with a manual on different ways you can load your sterilizer... I don't think its realistic nor convenient to refer to it all the time. So the markings on the rack are a nice thought.

I have yet to put it to the test but I think it will fit my needs. I plan on using it to sterilize my bottles, pacifiers, and my Medela breast pump parts, which all fit (not all at once) in this Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer. I will also upload a few pictures of the product and of the rack markings. Hope this helps!
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