I was given the Milton Combi Steriliser for the purpose of this review but all words and opinions are my own.
The Husband and I have many talents (I for one can get both legs behind my head and walk on my hands) but cleaning and tidying are not two of them. We try our best but with a constantly moulting dog, a chimney climbing cat (we think she’s been weeing up there because she is pure evil) and a whirlwind pre-schooler were never going to be show home worthy. In some ways it’s a good thing – I’m sure one of the reasons the Child is rarely ill is that she’s ingested vast quantities of dog hair from conception. But with a new baby in the house I’m always worried that our less than sterile home would give the Newbie some unknown nasty. So when I was approached to review a Milton Combi Steriliser I was more than happy to give it a try.
Milton has been a leading name in sterilising for over 70 years. During that time the ‘Milton Method’ of cold water sterilisation has been used by millions of parents, and in homes and hospitals throughout the UK and beyond. Milton has more recently launched into microwave steam sterilisation.
The Milton Combi Steriliser offers these two sterilising options – in the microwave from two minutes depending on the power (it takes 6 minutes in our microwave) or using cold water and sterilising tablets (included with the steriliser) which takes 15 minutes. Both methods claim to kill 99.9% of germs and keep the contents sterilised for up to 24 hours if the lid isn’t removed. So far we’ve only tried the microwaveable method but the cold water method will be really useful when we go away as you can’t always guarantee there will be a microwave available, especially if you’ve just taken up camping like we have.
The microwaveable method is ridiculously simple that even in your most sleep-deprived state you could manage it. You just put 200ml of water in the bottom, stack the bottles, dummies, breast pump parts etc upside down and whack in the microwave for the required time. Perfect.
I was also really impressed by the size of the Milton Combi Steriliser. We’re only putting diddy things in it at the moment but it takes up to five larger bottles of any brand, which makes it a lot more versatile than some other sterilisers. As it is quite large you might struggle to fit it in a smaller microwave so it’s worth checking the dimensions before you buy.
The Milton Combi Steriliser costs around £24.99, which is pretty reasonable when you think how many times you’d use it. It is available at,amongst other places, Kiddicare, Kiddisave, Mothercare, Ocado, Precious Little One, Superdrug.com and Tesco Direct.
For us, the Milton Combi Steriliser is a great product – it’s straightforward to use and gives us the peace of mind that at least some items in our house are sterile amongst the dog hair, cat fluff and general dirt of everyday life.