I used to sterilise my kid’s milk bottles and my breast pump with the usual “traditional” electric steam method. But recently I have been using a more conveniently efficient (IMHO at least) way to sterilise bottles for my baby. While it is A WHOLE LOT MORE EXPENSIVE compared to electric steam sterilisers, many moms like me prefer UV Sterilising to Electric Steam Sterilising and I’m about to share why. I am currently using the 3rd Generation, 2016 model of the Haenim UV Steriliser. For reasons below, I am now an advocate!
- DRY & STERILISE, 2 in 1
Using TWO Osram Germicidal UV Lamps, the Haenim UV Steriliser is proven in lab to kill 99.99% of germs! The old perception is that steaming anything kills germs best. But does it really?
I really like that the Haenim UV Steriliser has a built-in drying function that works so well. The bottles in my previous old electric steam steriliser were ALWAYS wet, and we all know that warm and humid places are where bacteria breed and reside – be careful how long you leave your sterilised bottles wet in a steam steriliser！
Now with the UV + DRY functions working purposefully together, I don’t have to worry about bacteria or mold growing. As it is, life is busy enough already.
I usually use the AUTO mode 1 which is 20mins of DRY time and 5mins of UV time. I also super love the STORAGE mode because without any supervision from me, the storage function starts UV & DRY for 1 min each every 2 hours, keeping all baby equipment germ-free all day.
- Super sleek design with beautiful choice of colours
Look at all the lovely colours that it comes in!!! I chose GREEN only after a very long time!
This is so pretty I didn’t want to put it in my kitchen. It is now taking up a pretty space in my living room!
- Very spacious
Look at how much I managed to fit in there neatly! These are all the breast pump parts and bottles that I sterilise every day. That’s awesome because now I don’t have to find another space just to dry and store sterilised bottles.
Unique to the 2016 models, the Haenim Steriliser even has an app which I can download and control it. It is connected via bluetooth and it really makes our life so much easier.
While the pros are many, there are cons to UV Sterilisers (but these are not unique to Haenim UV Sterilisers).
1. A LOT more pricier than electric steam sterilisers.
2. There is a slight smell after operating the steriliser.
3. Baby bottles and pump accessories might also discolour and turn yellow.