Do you really need a sterilizer, can’t you just boil bottles? Yup, but it’s a pain in the ass! Just spend some money and buy a stand alone sterilizer, it’s worth it. To be honest we chose the Philips Avent 3-in-1 Sterilizer because it looked the least bulky for our limited amount of counter space and it turned out to be a great value.
With 2 separate compartments for the bottles and all the other bits pieces and parts we found this baby gadget to be a huge help, especially in the early days of bottle feeding when you need several a day. We would was our bottles and dry them on the Boon Lawn and once we had a few piled up they would get thrown in the sterilizer for a set it and forget it sterilizing, so easy. The white Boon Lawn and the Sterilizer look great together on the counter.
We chose to avoid the dishwasher type since I don’t trust all the chemicals from the soap would be removed and you’re at the mercy of your dish washing cycles. We also stay clear from anything that goes in a microwave because I just don’t trust the “science oven”. The Avent Sterilizer just sits there ready to do it’s job whenever we need it.
The only 2 flaws that we found was the Evenflo 8 oz bottles that we started using at around 12 months were a little too tall to stand up straight so we had to sterilize them on a bit of an angle. Don’t lie them down or water will puddle. The second issue we had was some slight warping of the base in the section that holds the bottles. We did have a replacement warranty but it wasn’t bad enough to bother replacing it.
I highly recommend the Avent 3-in-1 Sterilizer to new or soon to be parents.