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De-scaling the sterilizer

Discussion in 'Infants' started by Padminiramesh, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Padminiramesh

    Padminiramesh Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    How do you de-scale your sterilizer? I see one from mothercare, but it is not available instore.
    Any idea where we will get that here in chennai? any brand?
     
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  2. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    padmini i dont have the electric steam sterilizer but i have the regular microwave sterilizer from nuby.
    and TBH i have never descaled it. i just use hot water and soap and rinse it well....

    but i am not sure if the coil of ur electric sterilizer has deposits etc.

    but if u are keen u can use vinegar or lime juice with hot water and let it run one cycle.

    the reason why i chose MW sterilizer is that it doesnt really hv to be descaled as such, just that it cant take big lods, but we hardly do 3 sometimes 4 bottles a day, so it works for us.
     
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  3. tikka

    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    Agreeing with P, Vinegar usually does a good job of descaling all our kitchen equipment. What more, it is biodegradable and so very washable. I read elsewhere that you can also use citric acid for descaling sterilisers, that you should find in any nilgiris in the food section.
     
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    marrgg Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Poonam,

    Please suggest a good sterilizer which can be used during travel and can be used regulary at home.

    Regards

    Rani
     
  5. Padminiramesh

    Padminiramesh Senior IL'ite

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    Rani,

    There are so many sterlizers available in the market. I use the Avent steam sterilizer, in which you can sterilize 6 bottles at a time, and the basket can be used to air dry the bottles also.
     
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    marrgg Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks Poonam & Padmini. Are these(Avent & Nuby) BPA free.
     
  8. Padminiramesh

    Padminiramesh Senior IL'ite

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    Rani,
    I dont think we have BPA free in sterilizers...but we have in the bottles...
    Btw, If you are planning to get Avent BPA free bottles, check out Naidu Hall, bcaz it is atleast 50 bugs less than Mothercare.
     
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    marrgg Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks a lot Padmini.
     
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    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    Margg, from my understanding most PP5 (recycle code polypropelene 5) plastic does not have BPA i.e. ones that are microwave safe and food grade. It is the polycarbonate plastic or the clear plastic that one will have to avoid. I think what Padmini and Poonam say will work to be BPA free.
     

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