One of the most important things that a parent thinks about is how to keep their child safe and healthy, but bacteria and germs are lurking everywhere, especially in baby bottles. Although cleaning your baby’s bottles by hand or in the dishwasher certainly helps, sterilizing will help to ensure that the bottles are as clean as possible.

It is of the utmost importance that your baby bottles are properly sterilized in order to prevent the buildup of bacteria. You don’t want your baby to get sick! Bottle sterilizers can get rid of bacteria in both bottles and breast pump parts. With your bottles being as germ-free as possible, you can rest assured that your baby is safe. We have compiled a list of some of the best baby bottle sterilizers on the market today.

Munchkin Portable UV Sterilizer

The Munchkin sterilizers sterilize bottles and bottle nipples in the short time of 59 seconds! It removes bacteria, as well as 99% of odors. This unique machine comes with a strap to carry on your purse or diaper bag, and can conveniently be charged with a USB if batteries are not ideal. It boasts killing germs that cause Staph, E. coli, RSV, Salmonella, and the flu.

The Munchkin uses UV bottle sterilizers are free of any sort of harsh chemicals or liquids. The UVC light breaks down germs and bacteria at a molecular level, breaking them down from the core. It also does not produce heat, so the items can be used immediately after cleaning without the fear of burns. It is important to keep in mind that this model is small (keychain sized) and not for the full bottle, only the nipple.

Pros Cons
Cleans multiple different product types

 Works quickly – within 59 seconds

 Child safe and cool to the touch

 Portable, straps on to a bag

 USB or batteries can be used

 UVC light, no chemicals used

 Low cost and affordable

 USB holds little charge

Dirt and particles need wiped off manually

For baby bottle nipples, not the full bottle

Only suitable for small products

Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterlizer and Dryer Machine

This baby bottle sterilizer both cleans and dries bottles immediately. Unlike the Munchkin, the Baby Brezza is more oriented for the actual bottle itself–it is therefore larger and not to be considered portable for travel. Both the bottle and nipples can be cleaned in this machine, and the products will remain sterile for up to 24 hours when left in the machine. This model can hold up to six bottles at a time, making it highly efficient for cleaning more than one at a time.

This model of baby bottle sterilizer has multiple uses–it can be used as a sanitizer only, dryer only, sterilizer and dryer, or even a storage system. The Baby Brezza uses steam as its cleaning technique, and also boasts killing over 99% of all germs. It can clean breast pump parts and pacifiers in addition to the bottles themselves and is BPA free. This model of baby bottle sterilizer takes about 8 minutes to use.

Pros Cons
Cleans, sanitizes and dries all in one

 Cleans multiple different products and product types

 Cleans entire bottle and accessories

 Holds up to 6 bottles at a time

 Uses steam rather than chemicals

Takes 8 minutes to complete the cycle, relatively longer than other models

Large and difficult to transport

Lid is a bit difficult to keep on while it is running


OMORC 550W Bottle Sanitizer and Dryer for Baby

The OMORC is a high-tech, 5-in-1 steam sterilizer. It features an auto power off mode to preserve power, as well as an LCD display. It will automatically dry bottles and other products after sterilization, and even has a time setting that can be utilized. The OMORC is compatible with 6 ounce or 9 ounce baby bottles, and can also clean breast pump accessories.

The OMORC is extremely unique in that it can also be used for an array of food purposes–bowls, spoons and cups can be cleaned with it, and it can also be used to warm up milk. This makes the OMORC more than just a baby bottle sterilizer, but a great investment for a variety of purposes. This brand comes at a cheaper price than the Baby Brezza and is extremely functional and practical. This sterilizer uses steam, much like the Baby Brezza, and boasts the prevention of dental ulcers, dysentery, and hand-foot-mouth disease.

Pros Cons
Easily assembled and disassembled for cleaning

 Contains a drying function in addition to sterilizing the bottles

 Temperature of the milk does not get overly hot

 Good for various sized bottles

 Useful for cleaning food products

 Can warm up milk, unlike many other sterilizers

 Large and bulky

May auto-stop its functions mid-cycle

Little to repair it, a new one must be purchased

Although all the baby bottle sterilizers we have gone over in this list are practical and reputable choices, your choice will ultimately come down to what you are looking for in a baby bottle sterilizer. Are you wanting to also use it for other food products and milk warming, or just for cleaning purposes? Are you looking for something portable to clean jus the nipple and pacifiers you need cleaned, or maybe even purchase both? It is amazing how many options are available on the market for baby bottle and other baby product sterilizers, each using their own unique methods of sterilization. There are tons of great options out there to keep your baby safe and healthy.