“ Brand: Lindam / Type: Sterilisers „
I purchased this steriliser before I gave birth to my daughter, I thought there was not much difference between all of the different steam sterilisers and that this one would suit my needs. I have only had the steriliser for 5 months and already it is broken! It may have been my fault as the button had been pressed accidently when the had been no water added, this therefore knackered the element and has now left me with a broken steriliser. The other problems I found with a steam steriliser was the steamy kitchen it gave me and the foul smell which came from it after just a few uses, it did not matter how many times I cleaned it! I have now bought a microwave steriliser which I find is just wonderful as it leaves me with none of the problems listed above.
I purchased this steriliser half way through my first pregnancy and have just finished using it with my 2nd baby and I am sure it would go on for many more babies bottles (not for me though). The actual size of it is quite big really compared to say a kettle but I have found that you can fit all of the same day bottles in (total of 8 standard size bottles) plus all teats, caps and lids which are stored in the top half of the unit on a separate tray. As the bottom tray is completely flat your are also able to put bottles in with handle grips or feeding bowls which I found very useful and not having to find alternative method of sterilising. Total sterilisation takes approx. 10 mins and comes complete with its own measuring jug. As like all things that have elements it does need cleaning every so often. I used to do this about once a month with ordinary household vinegar (what you use on your chips), fill the measuring jug half with water and the other half with vinegar, switch it on and then once finished did again but with just water and the element would come up really clean. The unit did get quite hot but after 10 minutes it had cooled quite alot and your were able to use again if needed. The best thing I thought about this product is that it does have an automatic switch off which I am thankful for as on 1 occasion I did forget to put the water in.
I was given the Lindam Universal Steam Steriliser by a friend ready for the birth of my first child (Oct 2000). The friend had already used it on one, maybe two of her children, but despite this it is still in perfect working order. It costs £24.99 in Argos at the moment, which is not much more than your average cold-water steriliser, and you won't end up paying for any extras, for example, steriliser tablets or fluid - or new clothes ruined by the solution, from what I've been reading here! - but you don't get any free bottles (which you do with most cold water sterilisers). It fits up to 8 standard feeding bottles, and probably about 5 wide ones (like the Maws heat sensitive ones). It has an accessory tray which sits at the top of the steriliser chamber, above the bottles, for all the small objects (e.g. dummies, caps, teats, lids, etc.) It comes complete with a measuring cup (it takes 85ml of tap water for a cycle), and if you buy it in Argos (I haven't checked anywhere else) you get a free travel steriliser bag! Sterilisation takes approximately 14 minutes but the unit gets very hot, and you need to let it cool a bit before removing any objects. You can use it again after about ten minutes. You know it's on because it makes a noise a bit like a kettle (but quieter) and steam streams out of a little hole in the top! I sit mine beside the cooker and turn the fan on; it sucks up all the steam! Other than that there is a little light on the front which is lit when on. Possibly a negative aspect of this steriliser (or any steam steriliser) is that not everything can be steam sterilised - some dummies, for example. I'm trying to get myself an old-fashioned cold-water steriliser just for such items (e.g. the container I keep equipment in and bottles brushes) but I can't find one anywhere! I'll have to use the washing up bowl for now! Also, the steam steriliser has to be cleaned occasionally; the element in the bo ttom (as with a kettle) gets a bit mucky. You can buy steam steriliser de-scaling tablets though, but ordinary kettle or multi-purpose de-scalers work fine. Some of the differences between this steriliser and a cold-water steriliser: It costs more; no smelly, bleaching solution; it takes 15 instead of 30 minutes; it uses electricity so is difficult to use for travel. Despite any negatives, however, I definitely prefer to use this steriliser for my baby's feeding equipment because you know they are extremely clean (they've just been subjected to 100 degree heat) and there are no chemicals involved - the same reason I buy organic baby food!
Hi I have two children. For my first child we used the sterilising tablets and sometimes it was a pain as It gave me skin problems due to the solution.This time around we decided to buy a steam steriliser and chose the Lindam. It has worked well for me.Its quick and very easy to use.You just clean out the bottles as normal and put them into the steriliser,the teats and lids all go on a little accessory tray which sits ontop.You use the measuring cup and fill with water which is then put in the bottom of the steriliser.The lid goes on and you switch it on by the power button which can be found on the outside of the chamber. Its a great way to sterilise and can hold up to 8 standard bottles. Good bye bacteria because lindam will destroy you!
After having only a cold water steriliser for my first baby we were promoted to the Lindam Steam Steriliser for my second and boy cant you notice the difference! It was wonderful, wash, rinse, sterilise, simple as that no chemicals nothing I was in my element. Plus if you arrange all the equipment nicely you can make sure you get everything you need in from bottles to cups, dummies to bowls. I love my Lindam steriliser and will now use nothing else! There was even a little measuring cup so you know just how much water to put in and once your clicked on it takes just 15minutes before everythings nice and sterile for your precious little one. The only downside I saw of it was it didnt take long before it was in need of descaling but that was no problem at all, Boots sell a special Steam Steriliser Descaler and that is just as easy to use as the steriliser itself. A pure luxury in itself, whether your on your first baby or your fifth if you've never had one of these before buy one now - you wont know your born!
We thought it would be a good idea to put this on our wedding list, as we got married 5 months before my baby was due, so we got this as a wedding present, it was one of the best and most useful presents that we got, and not that expensive. (cost £23.25 from Argos) It is very quick and easy to use and doesn't use any chemicals, uses just water, and can be dismantled for easy cleaning. It holds 8 standard size bottles or 6 gripper or 5 wide neck bottles in the bottom section and all the accessories, eg teats dummies etc in the top section. It comes complete with a measuring cup so you simply fill it to the mark with water and pour into the bottom of the seriliser, put on the lid and press the button. Sterilisation takes about 12 minutes, and when it has finished it turns off automtically. It takes 10 minutes for it to cool after use before you can use it again. The only bad thing is if I'm in a rush I try to get the bottles out as soon as the cycle has finished and end up burning myself. It also comes with a travel steriliser bag which you fill up with water, put the bottles and accessories into it then put in the microwave. This can be used about 20 times, and is very very quick and convenient, especially if you leave your baby at a friends/relatives house for the day. I would advise anyone looking at buying a steriliser to take a look at this one.
After having 3 children I have had 3 differant steralisers but by far I find this the most usful.When I had my 1st child I had a maws cold water steraliser and he amount of arguments it caused aout filling it was unreal.You had to boil 3 kettles let them cool then put it in the steraliser --a very long process--so when I was pregnant with my 2nd child we bought a Lindam steraliser.It was absolutly fantastic.I think it was about £25 and was worth every penny.All you needed to do was wash your bottels pop them in measure the water in the measuring cup and press on--8mins later they where done.As simple as that! When my son was 1 I sold it only to find out 6 mths later I was pregnant again.By choice I would have bought the same steraliser but my sister bought us the Boots steraliser and matching bottle warmer.It is a about £10 more expensive than the lindam and I just don't like it as much.It doesn't have a measuring cup(small thing but when you have stacked your steraliser up then have to repack it to get a bottle to measure water it can be fustrating)and it takes about 15 mins to complete a cycle.
I have to say that this has been the most used present we received when our twins were born. It fits up to eight bottles at a time including accessories that sit on a shelf at the top and copes with the feeding demands of our two. It is very simple to use and easy to clean. I believe the price was £23.25 which I think is quite reasonable. This certainly beats the older ‘Milton’ style of sterilising and only takes about fifteen minutes to complete its cycle.