Round-up: Sterilisers

A steriliser is an essential piece of baby kit. Laura Mason puts a selection to the test to help you find your perfect match

Quick Clean Microwave Bags

These handy pouches are perfect for when you’re away. Incredibly quick and easy to use, they’re large enough to hold a couple of bottles and teats. Simply place the bags in the microwave and the steam guarantees to clean 99.9% of germs and bacteria in three minutes.

Best for: travel

Turbo Steam Electric Steriliser Zen

If your baby seems to go through endless bottles, this is the one for you! It easily fits up to six bottles and bundles of other accompanying accessories, and will clean and dry them evenly. Practical features include an alarm, measuring accessories and an easy-to-clean structure.

Best for: cleaning

Nurture Microwave Steam Steriliser

This will hold up to four bottles, teats and lids, and sterilises efficiently in the microwave in less than four minutes. The two bottles that come included are a particularly nice surprise, and kudos goes to its lightweight and compact size.

Best for: microwave

Closer To Nature Black Electric Steriliser

What hits you about this steriliser is its sleek, glossy black design – one you won’t mind cluttering up your kitchen countertop.  It’s a great all-round electric steriliser – one button cleans up to six bottles, teats and lids in just five minutes.

Best for: electric

Cold Water Steriliser

Milton’s cold-water sterilisation products are proven to be just as effective as warmer cleaning methods. Taking 15 minutes, this is used with the Milton tablets. The large bucket-style container with lockable lid can hold up to six bottles or a range of toys. Better still, no drying is required.

Best for: cold water