UV Sterilisation vs Steam Sterilisation. Which is right for you?

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From the moment babies are born they are exposed to microbes and bacteria that can put their health at risk. As babies are so vulnerable, it’s incredibly important we properly sterilise their bottles, teats, soothers and your pumping expression items.

Investing in a great steriliser, ready for baby’s arrival, is a sure fire way to protect them from germs lurking on their bottles. Whilst there are many other ways to sterilise baby bottles and teats, our sterilisers make the job easier, faster and a lot safer. Minbie sterilisers remove the need for boiling water, drying racks and microwaves whilst also eliminating the risks associated with chemicals, making the whole process safer and less hazardous for you all.

Whilst both our UV Steriliser and our Steam Steriliser & Dryer effectively kill 99.9% of harmful pathogens and are exceptional at giving you the peace of mind you deserve, they are very different machines. In this article we aim to give you the information you need to make the decision to choose natural steam sterilisation or UV sterilisation for your family. So, read on to see which of the Minbie sterilisers is right for you! 

The Minbie Steam Steriliser & Dryer 

This large capacity steam steriliser and clean-air dryer uses high-temperature steam and dry-air technology to protect your baby from harmful germs. If you’re looking for a mess free, easy to use, effective steam steriliser this is the one for you. Timesaving features like the capacity (it can fit up to six 9oz bottles + accessories), drying function  and an auto-switch off make it convenient and safe to use. When the lid is kept closed the contents remain sterile for up to 24hours because we know things can get in the way when you’re a busy mum!  The Minbie steam steriliser & dryer does all the hard work for you; within minutes baby’s bottles are sterilised, dry and ready to be used again. 

So handy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I have the steriliser and dryer and it’s fantastic. It’s compact and so easy to use. It has everything you need and fits neatly on the bench. It was a recommendation from a mum friend and I am so glad I went with this one.” Rebecca.M

Uses natural steam to kill 99.9% of germs without chemicals in just 5 minutes ✔
BPA Free for extra peace of mind ✔
Capacity for nine 9oz bottles + additional accessories ✔
Removable trays for easy loading and cleaning✔
Backlit display for nighttime use✔
Multiple settings: Sterilize only, Steam only, Sterilize & Steam✔
Visual countdown to cycle completion✔
Auto power-off function for added safety✔
HEPA air filter for complete cleanliness ✔
Stainless steel heating plate✔
Keeps contents sterile for up to 24hours after cycle completion✔
Quiet motor✔
Sleek, modern countertop design✔
Works with most brands and different size bottles✔
In love with this!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“In love with the Minbie steriliser and dryer. It has made my life so much easier and the drying function means no more wet bottles in the morning. It works perfectly and is as described. I highly recommend this product!! 5 stars from me.”- Melissa P.

The Minbie UV Steriliser

Busy families across Australia are using the UV Steriliser to kill viruses and germs on their baby items and their belongings! They choose UV simply because this type of sterilisation + drying is the gold standard when it comes to killing harmful pathogens as it’s the only sterilisation method that kills germs and keeps them away!  (It works by breaking down individual chemical bonds and the structure of a microorganism’s DNA, RNA, and proteins, halting its ability to multiply.) This technology has been proven to kill microorganisms even the eye can’t see, so you can see why this is a real ‘peace of mind’ appliance for us parents!

This incredible ‘water free’ steriliser has the capacity to fit up to 9 bottles + accessories and allows you to sterilise personal items too! Yes, you really can pop your phone and your wallet in there! The numerous functions of the Minbie UV Steriliser enable you to choose the way you use it depending on what you want it to do and how much time you have to do it! You can simply sterilise & dry or you can sterilise and store sterile items for up to 3 days!  That’s right! The UV Steriliser’s storage function re-dries and re-sterilises every 2 hours for up to 3 days. This is perfect for busy families and let’s face it, water & chemical free UV Sterilisation is a great option for your family and for the environment.

One of my top baby items⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely love the UV steriliser! I tell all 'mums to be' about it. So handy to have the bottles completely dry. Also lots of space with the 2 racks”. - Jessica


Multi-function ability enabling sterilisation of phones, keys, wallets, glasses, gloves, face masks (not single-use), baby feeding items, kitchen utensils, toys, electronic devices and more ✔
Fast-drying PTC heater and dual fan (approximately 80degrees Celsius) ✔
Clear & easy to use touch button LED display ✔
 Storage function for maintaining sterilisation for up to three days✔
Two germicidal UVC lights with sterilising wavelengths in the range of 254nm to kill bacteria, viruses and other pathogens✔
Two stainless steel sterilising racks for increased capacity up to 9 bottles + accessories✔
Mirrored stainless steel for high reflectivity✔
Night light ✔
Safety features (including automatic off switch when the door is opened)✔

Keeping my family safe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We are so happy with this UV steriliser. Each time we return home after a day of school, work or adventuring we simply pop our belongings into the steriliser & know that we aren’t bringing germs into our home. I also love using it for all of our baby products, it’s so easy to sanitise toys & my breast pump & the drying function means I can pack them away as soon as the cycle has finished!” - Skye

Of course there are many other ways you can sterilise baby’s bottles, but it's important to remember, your baby’s immune system is still immature so however you decide to sterilise your little ones bottles make sure you always wash your hands thoroughly and choose an effective sterilisation method recommended by a professional!

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