For those mothers that cannot breastfeed, baby bottles are so convenient. And as with all newborns, they can be sensitive to germs and bacteria at the start of their life. So, it’s important to be sure you are sterilizing your baby’s bottles and other products they frequently use. To avoid boiling water and keeping an eye on it while it’s on the stove, the Baby Brezza Sterilizer is an advantageous appliance to have on hand.
The Baby Brezza Sterilizer is very easy to use and clean. But perhaps you have more in-depth questions you want answered. Where do you find replacement HEPA filters for the appliance? How long does the sterilization take? We will discuss all this and more below!
How to Use the Baby Brezza Sterilizer
Remove the lid, basket, and rack to get to the base, where you pour water up to the fill line. Be careful not to go over this line when filling it up. It is recommended to use distilled water to avoid mineral build-up on the heating plate. Tap water is fine as long as it isn’t too hard. Wipe down the base and plate until it is dry after each use to extend its length of cleanliness.
Load the Baby Brezza
First of all, the items you sterilize in the Baby Brezza need to be cleaned beforehand. The Baby Brezza does not clean the products for you.
You can place baby bottles, breast pump parts, pacifiers, etc. in the Baby Brezza. Add your bottle posts. These are the detachable posts that hold the bottles upright; they snap right onto the bottom of the appliance. Be sure to not overfill the Baby Brezza. Ideally, you do not want the items to be touching.
Using the Dryer Settings
Now that your Baby Brezza is fully loaded, you have a choice of three options: sterilize and dry, sterilize only, or dry only. To use the dry-only option, press the dry button that looks like a fan. Automatically it will set the timer to 30 minutes; if you press it again, it goes up to 45 minutes. And a third time takes it all the way up to an hour.
Using the Sterilizer Settings
The sterilize-only button looks like waves of steam. Press the button that looks like waves of steam rising. After a three-second delay, the timer will begin on its own. The boiling and steaming take about twelve minutes to complete.
For the dual setting of sterilizing and drying, press the button with both a fan and waves. The Baby Brezza will automatically steam and sterilize and then continue to the dryer setting immediately after.
How to Clean the Baby Brezza Sterilizer
The heating plate on the base, where you pour water, is the main place you will have to keep clean. The other parts, like the basket, lid, and accessory plate, must be hand washed in soapy water. After each use, be sure to wipe down the base and heating plate to prevent minerals from building up on the plate. This is why it is best to use distilled water.
Clean the Heating Plate
To clean the base and heating plate, simply pour a mixture of half white vinegar and half water or just vinegar. Leave the solution on there to sit somewhere between ten and thirty minutes. After that, wipe the base clean. It might help to run a cycle through with clean, distilled water to get rid of any vinegar smell or taste.
Use Descaler Liquid
Baby Brezza sells a solution called Baby Brezza Descaler Liquid. This is a specific solution to clean the Baby Brezza Sterilizer from that mineral build-up. Just add the liquid to 12 ounces of water and pour it into the base. Then run the sterilizing cycle through.
Change the HEPA Filters
Underneath the appliance, there is a removable Hepa filter. This ensures the air running through the system is as clean and germ-free as possible. The small Hepa filter can be bought online, and it should be replaced after three months of regular use.
The Baby Brezza Sterilizer and Dryer simplifies sterilizing through natural steam and clean air. Just add water to the base, load your cleaned baby items, and press the setting to your desire. Wipe down the base after every use. For a more thorough cleaning, use white vinegar or a descaling solution. Just remember to let the vinegar sit and then run through an empty cycle after applying the various cleaning solutions.