Philips Avent iQ24 Sterilizer with 2 Bottles, 9 oz
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Avent iQ 24 Steam Sterilizer Many pediatricians recommend sterilizing feeding accessories to elimnate harmful bacteria. Home dishwashers don't reach or sustain temperatures high enough to sterilize reliably. Avent iQ 24 Electronic Steam Sterilizer reaches the recommended maximum sustained temperature of 212 F, for the fastest, easiest and safest form of home sterilization. The new AVENT iQ 24 Electronic Steam Sterilizer is the first intelligent steam sterilizer and is designed to communicate each phase of the sterilization cycle, so you stay informed. With features such as a digital display, electronic countdown and sound alerts, you can always be assured that contents are safe to use. The fast 6-minute cycle and optional 24-hour mode that keeps contents continuously sterile ensures contents are ready to use, day or night. A pause feature lets you remove some items without interrupting the cycle.

Baby care requires so much time and vigilant attention. Any appliance that takes the guesswork (and a few precious minutes) out of the endless feeding routine is a blessing to caregivers. The Avent IQ24 Sterilizer is a relatively small, simple appliance that sterilizes up to six (Avent brand) bottles and/or screw rings, nipples, pacifiers, and breast pump components in just six minutes. The contents then stay sterile for six hours, providing the lid is not removed. An optional second mode keeps bottle- and breastfeeding accessories sterile for up to 24 hours by continuously repeating the cycle, so baby can have clean, sterile bottles day and night. And as we know, babies actively require feeding 24/7, so this is no idle bonus!

A Sterilizer with an IQ
The Avent iQ24 Electronic Steam Sterilizer is so named because the makers consider it an "intelligent" product, using "advanced iQ technology." And it really is pretty smart. The machine communicates each phase of the sterilization cycle, so you never have to guess whether the bottles or breast pump accessories are actually sterile yet. A digital display, electronic countdown, and sound alerts give parents the assurance that baby will not be contaminated with the bacteria that lurk in unclean feeding equipment. Another cool feature is the ability to "pause" the cycle (again, read the instructions to do this properly!) in order to remove some items without interrupting the cycle.

Putting the Sterilizer Together
Although the iQ24 Sterilizer is relatively easy to assemble and use, it's not necessarily intuitive. In other words, you're probably going to have to read the instruction manual pretty carefully the first time around. After that, it should be a piece of cake. Basically, there is a pot with power cord, a lower basket, a bottle rack, an upper basket (plus a spare upper basket), a lid, measuring cup, and tongs. Two 9-ounce bottles are included, as well, along with nipples, screw rings, and dome caps. The baskets and bottle rack slide onto a central stem, and the bottles and breast pump components are placed in the appropriate baskets or rack. The sterilizer cleverly uses bottle screw rings to separate the baskets and bottle rack, putting the very items to be sterilized to good secondary use! Once the correct amount of water is added and all parts are assembled and loaded (and that's the hardest part, figuring out which basket and bottle parts go where), simply plug the sterilizer body into an electrical outlet, select mode one or two (for six-hour or 24-hour sterilization cycles), and wait six minutes (for either mode). You'll also need to study the information pamphlet for a translation of the various beeps and flashing lights on the display, but generally it will be obvious when the sterilization cycle has begun and ended, and what to do next (feed that baby!).

Dishwasher Basket
As a bonus feature, two baskets can be clipped together to hold small items such as nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, etc., for washing in the top rack of your dishwasher prior to sterilization. Keep in mind that Avent items may discolor over time if they are washed in the dishwasher with dirty dishes covered with remnants of strong sauces, such as tomato or curry sauce.

Note: Sterilization is not the same as, nor should it replace, washing! All bottles and breast pump supplies should be washed carefully in mild, soapy water, and rinsed, before sterilizing. Also, for optimal effectiveness of the sterilizer, and to reduce limescale build-up, use distilled water for sterilizing. Regardless of whether you use tap or distilled water, you should de-scale the sterilizer every four weeks or so (read manual for instructions).--Emilie Coulter



Baby care requires so much time and vigilant attention. Any appliance that takes the guesswork (and a few precious minutes) out of the endless feeding routine is a blessing to caregivers. The Avent IQ24 Sterilizer is a relatively small, simple appliance that sterilizes up to six (Avent brand) bottles and/or screw rings, nipples, pacifiers, and breast pump components in just six minutes. The contents then stay sterile for six hours, providing the lid is not removed. An optional second mode keeps bottle- and breastfeeding accessories sterile for up to 24 hours by continuously repeating the cycle, so baby can have clean, sterile bottles day and night. And as we know, babies actively require feeding 24/7, so this is no idle bonus!

A Sterilizer with an IQ
The Avent iQ24 Electronic Steam Sterilizer is so named because the makers consider it an "intelligent" product, using "advanced iQ technology." And it really is pretty smart. The machine communicates each phase of the sterilization cycle, so you never have to guess whether the bottles or breast pump accessories are actually sterile yet. A digital display, electronic countdown, and sound alerts give parents the assurance that baby will not be contaminated with the bacteria that lurk in unclean feeding equipment. Another cool feature is the ability to "pause" the cycle (again, read the instructions to do this properly!) in order to remove some items without interrupting the cycle.

Putting the Sterilizer Together
Although the iQ24 Sterilizer is relatively easy to assemble and use, it's not necessarily intuitive. In other words, you're probably going to have to read the instruction manual pretty carefully the first time around. After that, it should be a piece of cake. Basically, there is a pot with power cord, a lower basket, a bottle rack, an upper basket (plus a spare upper basket), a lid, measuring cup, and tongs. Two 9-ounce bottles are included, as well, along with nipples, screw rings, and dome caps. The baskets and bottle rack slide onto a central stem, and the bottles and breast pump components are placed in the appropriate baskets or rack. The sterilizer cleverly uses bottle screw rings to separate the baskets and bottle rack, putting the very items to be sterilized to good secondary use! Once the correct amount of water is added and all parts are assembled and loaded (and that's the hardest part, figuring out which basket and bottle parts go where), simply plug the sterilizer body into an electrical outlet, select mode one or two (for six-hour or 24-hour sterilization cycles), and wait six minutes (for either mode). You'll also need to study the information pamphlet for a translation of the various beeps and flashing lights on the display, but generally it will be obvious when the sterilization cycle has begun and ended, and what to do next (feed that baby!).

Dishwasher Basket
As a bonus feature, two baskets can be clipped together to hold small items such as nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, etc., for washing in the top rack of your dishwasher prior to sterilization. Keep in mind that Avent items may discolor over time if they are washed in the dishwasher with dirty dishes covered with remnants of strong sauces, such as tomato or curry sauce.

Note: Sterilization is not the same as, nor should it replace, washing! All bottles and breast pump supplies should be washed carefully in mild, soapy water, and rinsed, before sterilizing. Also, for optimal effectiveness of the sterilizer, and to reduce limescale build-up, use distilled water for sterilizing. Regardless of whether you use tap or distilled water, you should de-scale the sterilizer every four weeks or so (read manual for instructions).--Emilie Coulter

Features:
  • Mode 1 – Sterilizes in 6 minutes, keeps contents sterile for up to 6 hours
  • Mode 2 – Sterilizes in 6 minutes, keeps contents sterile for up to 24 hours
  • Large Capacity – Holds up to six 9-oz. AVENT Natural Feeding Bottles
  • Two bonus 9-oz. Natural Feeding Bottles featuring the Avent Anti-Colic Nipples with Slow Flow Rate
  • Digital display, electronic countdown and sound alerts

Customer Reviews:

  • Philips Avent iQ24 Sterilizer
    I'm not that happy with the sterilizer. I take 3 nebulized drugs every other month and 1 nebulized drug in the other months. The sterilizer was meant to cut my time caring for the nebulizers. For about a week and a half, the sterilizer performed as the instructions stated. Then I started having trouble with the sterilizer keeping the nebulizers sterile for 6 hours as stated in the instructions. The sterilizer would go through the cycle, but then it would shut itself off way before the 6 hours were up. The first time it happened, I thought it was a fluke, but it happened again. I am not feeling that well and just don't have the energy to send it back. ...more info
  • Sterilizer
    I LOVE IT.
    It is easy to use, fast, you can put a lot of stuff inside and you don;t need to use only Avent bottles. With a little bid of imagination you can use any brand nale bottle and nipple.
    This product is easy to clean, just water and vinager evry 3 months.
    I love the feature that keeps bottle sterilize for 24 hours, I mean the microwavable one does not do this. I didn't know that sterilize bottles do expiry and this sterilizer tells you when is time to run the cilce again.
    I strongly recommend this product....more info
  • Very much satisfied
    I've owned this AVENT sterilizer for almost 2 months now and i might say that i am truly satisfied. I haven't had any problems with it. Time to complete the sterilization is pretty fast. The only drawback is sometimes it does not give the sterilizing mode you want if you press the button too long. ...more info
  • Great Buy
    I bought the Avent Steam Sterilizer to save time and water when cleaning my Avent pump and bottles. I love this product. It only takes about 4 oz. of water and is ready in 6 minutes! I bought mine 4 years ago, so my older model does not have the electronic readout and alarm when ready, and I don't think either is necessary. Mine has a red light that goes off when the steaming is complete. The steamer comes with a basket that can be used in the dishwasher to hold small items. Here is a tip: when I first used my steamer, I had water spots on everything. I called the customer service, and they advised me to try distilled water. This worked like a charm. Apparently I had some ingredient in my well water that was causing the spots. Using distilled water was not costly, since the steamer uses so little water....more info
  • Muy Mal
    Muy mal ya que el producto deice que incluye dos botellas de 9 oz, las cuales no vinieron con el producto todavia las espero, es primera vez que me pasa esto....more info
  • A boon for new parents!!!
    We bought this product out of frustration over sterilizing bottles for our 2nd son. Now we wish we had this when our 1st was using bottles. It is a really great product. There is not much to do with it. All you do is stack the bottles (in neat trays that come with it) and turn it on. One thing i would recommend, use distilled water. I read this in another review on Amazon.com, and i think it is a great idea to keep the coil clean. There is not way to clean the heating element, so using distilled water is the only option.
    ...more info
  • Love it, Love it, Love it! MUST HAVE!
    Great product. I wash bottles once a day now. The 24-hour setting keeps bottles sterile for the entire time. Great for sterilizing other items as well, such as pacifiers. It doesn't take up much space at all. No more inconvenient boiling of the bottles. Basically, it just works out really well, and I can't say enough about it. Just a side note, take the instructions advice and use distilled water for sterilizing. It won't build up like tap water will. I usually just by a gallon of it every 3 weeks or so. ...more info
  • If you leave autside Usa dont buyed here. No access to technical service and warranty in Venez
    Excellent performance of the product, is fast, quiet, comfortable, spacious, included a number bottles and the pump all at once. It has easy maintenance.
    The only problem that I have was that by buying by Amazon, I had no access to technical service and warranty in Venezuela because here only covers the devices purchased in the country.
    In my case, only 2 months after use the sterilizer,the system not run properly and I had to buy a new ...
    The sterilizer Avent is so good that i do not hesitate to buy a new one, I attribute the failure to trip was the product of USA to Venezuela....more info
  • good product
    just so happens I got a defective one...burned out after the first week...bought another one at bbrus and it's been working great. ...more info
  • love it
    i love this.
    i got it off of ebay because it was cheaper there. i dont have a dishwasher so no sterilzer function, and our water takes forever to heat up. this was one of the major things we didn't get at the shower but that i really felt we needed. and i am thrilled i picked it up. i use it every day, at least once. i have had no problems with it.
    i love it love it love it love it!

    i can't imagine boiling bottles. it just seems too clumsy and time consuming for me. this is perfect. i highly recommend this. it has made my mommy routine so much easier. ...more info
  • I'm miserable without my sterilizer!
    I am not kidding!

    If you are planning to invest in 14+ bottles, you may not need this product. However if you have 7-10 in circulation (like we do) and don't use a dishwaher or fill it up daily, this is wonderful.

    I have had mine since my son was about 2 weeks old. He's 5 months old now, and we have never had a problem with this sterilizer. Occasionaly I have gone into a panic thinking it was dead, but it's just the plug in the back of the unit. If you unplug it to dump the water and don't push it back in far enough, the device won't power up. Imagine that!

    Prior to that we either put his bottles in the dishwasher or boiled them on the stove. This works so much better! It is quick and effective, easy to clean and I have gotten it to hold 5 Dr. Brown's bottles (with all their wonderful parts) and two breast pump horns.

    I express milk with a Medela pump multiple times in a day, and this sterilizer is more cost effective than using microwave steam bags. It is NOT more cost effective than boiling, but it is far less time consuming and sloppy. I left my sterilizer home and went on a week long trip. What a nightmare! If I never see a big pot of water again it will be too soon! And that leads me to my one complaint. This device does not travel well :( We took it with us on a prior (shorter) trip and it is somewhat aggravating to transport. But it was very convienient to be able to sterilize my son's bottles in a hotel room, so the benefit outweighted the annoyance.

    If you plan to sterilizer everything every use like I do (yup, I am a first time mom!) then this sterlizer is for you! Yes, the microwave steamers are a lot less expensive, but with all the studies of chemicals leeching out of baby bottles, why risk it?...more info
  • it works perfectly, there's nothing intelligent about it
    this is an incredibly simple device and it works perfectly. However, the intelligent IQ description is laughable.
    This unit boils water and makes steam. After placing a pre-measured amount of water the unit boils water for six minutes. After that your parts are sterile and a second timer, one for 6 hours starts. In theory, if you leave the lid closed your parts will remain sterile. that's it.

    A lot of people comment on the price of this unit, and I admit, $73 is a lot to pay for something that boils water for six minutes. you are paying for ease and convenience, ...more info
  • Great Product
    Great product design and quality.
    Easy to use and quick.
    We use it daily (usually twice) for over 21 months now....more info
  • I love that 24 hours sterilizing mode
    The first one I bought was not working properly. It always complained I've added too much water. I replaced it and the second one worked fine.

    Compared with microwave sterilizers or electric sterilizer from other brands, this sterilizer is rather pricey, but I'm glad I've picked this one. I set the sterilizer to 24 hours mode so the bottles are ready to use all the time (you still need to replace water inside every day). When I was holding my hungry and crying baby in one arm, I was really glad that the bottle is already sterilized and ready to use right away....more info
  • Fabulous sterilizer
    I think this sterilizer is fabulous. I use it to sterilize doctor brown's bottles and everything else that needs sterilization. The Doc Brown's bottles are narrow neck and this is made for wide neck but it still works like a charm (the space for the bottles just is bigger than the bottle). I recommend this to everyone and anyone (and I recommend using distilled water). I don't like putting plastic in the microwave so this solution works great for me. ...more info
  • OK product
    I bought this item before my son was borned. I will say it is useful at beginning when the baby is very small and use a lot of 2 oz bottles, it is worth to have which can stealize all bottles at once. after the baby is getting older and older, I found I only use 2 or 3 bottles a day because I am breast feeding him. So I end up to have this machine sitting there with the dust. I find out use hot water to boil it for 5 minutes with a small pot is much easier and fast way to do so. and it can save me 80 bucks. ...more info
  • I could not live without this
    I love this product. It fits a lot of bottles, it works really fast (6 minute cycle) and I don't have to put them in the dishwasher. I estimate that I use this at least 5 times a day. ...more info
  • Save many trips to the microwave
    I used the microwave sterilizer bag before I got this, and my record was running up and down from the bedroom to the kitchen 15 times a day for the first 2 weeks (bottles, milk pump parts, etc.) Life is much easier when I got this and put it in the bathroom. Get it to save yourself some time, you know how busy you are when you a new born at home....more info