Different from most baby bottle sterilizers, The First Years Electric Steam Sterilizer adapts a vertical design to achieve maximum capacity and functionality.
As pictured left, you can see that this bottle sterilizer has 3 layers.
Apart from the bottle rack at the bottom, there are actually two other separate built-in racks on top of it that act as drying racks.
These adjustable trays allow you to sterilize smaller items such as nipples, pacifiers and breast pump equipments etc. alongside your baby bottles (a maximum of 5 of any size and brand can fit) at the bottom.
But perhaps the biggest reason behind the unique tower-like design is for its sterilizing purpose.
You see, this vertical arrangement allows steam to be directed straight (and deeply) inside each bottle, thereby achieving a thorough sterilization process, killing off common household bacteria and germs.
Another convenience that many parents love about the First Years Electric Steam Sterilizer is how the built-in tray is totally removable to stand on its own as a drying rack.
This means you do not need to buy a separate drying rack to air-dry your sterilized items. Given that this is not a sterilizer + dryer combo, this feature becomes extra handy.
For those that'd like to sterilize their baby accessories besides feeding bottles, the First Years Power of Steam Electric Steam Sterilizer is the top bottle sterilizer that we will recommend.
Sure, it is bigger in size compared to other models/brands but that is something you will have to compromise for the convenience it brings.
If it is of any comfort, know that this sterilizer is only tall in size and not wide, so it does not take up as much counter space as you would've thought.