If you’ve read through the above reviews, you might have noticed one key flaw with many bottle sterilizers we tested: they do not DRY bottles. That extra step can be frustrating, especially if you have a hungry baby who isn’t happy with delays!
We tested a handful of bottle sterilizers that also dry bottles before landing on the Papablic sterilizer and dryer as the best bet.
Yes, it is more pricey than most plain sterilizers—but you probably would have guessed that since this extra function adds to the device’s complexity. Here’s more on why we liked this choice:
What We Liked
• Quickly sterilizes and dries. This took about 8 minutes total. Note that some bottle sterilizers take six minutes to sterilize—and then you still have to dry the bottles after that!
• Can hold 10 bottles at a time. There are three stacking options, which worked well in our tests.
• Easy to clean. The maker suggests using filtered water; we’d suggest distilled water to keep mineral deposits from building up.
• Accessory tray for smaller items like nipples, pacifiers or toys.
• Auto shut off and timer.
• One daily control.
What Needs Work
• Some bottles may be too tall. You can slant the bottles at an angle to fit, however.
• Hot steam. Read the instructions to make sure you aren’t burned when opening the lid.
• Hard to clean. It’s best to wipe down the heating element with a paper towel after each use to avoid rust or deposit build-up—and that is a hassle, in our opinion. Other folks didn’t think that was too taxing, so the jury is out on that issue.