It is, after all, produced by the brand that has, over thirty years, worked hand-in-hand with healthcare professionals, clinicians and moms alike to come out with a full range of innovative baby products that have since became staples in almost every household.
Their 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer is one of the top rated baby bottle sterilizers in the market and it is not hard to see why.
First of all, this sterilizer has an adjustable 3-in-1 modular design. See the picture above - from the left, it is the complete set, comprising the bottle compartment and accessories tray.
Remove the latter and you get the configuration of the middle picture, a pure bottle sterilizer. Replace that with the accessories tray and voila, you get the right picture where you can sterilize just your accessories.
Such versatility and flexibility are no doubt the signature feature of this baby bottle sterilizer - it is hands down our favourite part of the device because it can be compact when needed, so that only minimal kitchen space is required, yet doesn't compromise on capacity when required.
You can still fit a variety of bottles, pumps and accessories you want to sterilize, whether it is a few small items or a full load thanks to this modular design.
On top of that, it uses an open design so you can easily keep the heating plate clean, so as to be able to sterilize with clean steam every time you use it.
Speaking of which, this sterilizer uses natural steam to sterilize its content without any chemical and it is able to eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful germs.
All it takes is just 6 minutes to complete one full cycle after which it will automatically shut off for safety purpose.
If the lid remains unopened, the contents will remain sterilized for up to 24 hours.
One downside of the Philips AVENTS 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer is that you will need to wait for 10 minutes before you can sterilize your next batch. This is because you may shorten its lifespan if you don't as you need to let the device cool down after one use.
We also feel the need to address another common ‘complaint’ about this sterilizer - that ‘rust’ will form at the base after several uses.
This is a big misunderstanding as these ‘rust’ are generally milk residue that got caramelised at the base of the machine due to the intense temperature. This is addressed in the instruction manual provided which also directs the proper vinegar-water ratio for clean-up.
Like Dr Brown's and The First Years, this baby bottle sterilizer does not come with a dryer function as well so you will need to air dry your sterile contents on a drying rack after removing them from the sterilizer.
If you are looking for the best electric steam steriliser that fits a lot yet is compact in size, the Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer is it.
Parents love this sterilizer for how fuss-free and convenient it is to sterilize their bottles and other feeding equipment without having to take up much counter space.