How to descale a Tommee Tippee steriliser


by Lorna White |
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Keeping your steriliser clean is just as important as keeping your baby’s bottles clean. After all, you can’t rely on your bottles being clean if your steriliser isn’t.

If you’ve been putting it off and you’re not sure how to tackle the job, we’ve put together simple step-by-step instructions on how to descale your Tommee Tippee steriliser safely and easily.

How often should I clean my steriliser?

It’s advised to clean and descale yoursteriliser every 4 weeks (once a month) and every 14 days (2 weeks) if you live in a hard water area.

How to descale Tommee Tippee steriliser

Step 1: Remove the top and bottom trays of the steriliser.

Step 2: Wash the trays in warm soapy water or on the top shelf of your dishwasher. Just be sure to avoid washing with strongly coloured foods such as curries or tomato sauces as it can discolour the trays.

Step 3: In the meantime, tip out any leftover water from the base of the unit and wipe with a dry cloth.

Step 4: If you see discolouration on the heat plate, you need to descale the unit.

Step 5: You’ll need a stainless steel descaling solution or white vinegar to do this. It’s a good idea to avoid using multi-purpose descaling solutions as it can cause damage (unless it says it can be used with an electric steam steriliser).

Step 6: Pour 250ml of white vinegar into the unit and leave for 30 mins or up to 24 hours if there’s a lot of build up.

Step 7: Discard any liquid when it’s done and rinse with cool water.

Step 8: Plug the steriliser back in and pour 80ml of water back into the unit.

Step 9: Run it on a normal cycle then give your steriliser a final rinse and it’s all ready to use.

Watch this video tutorial below to see the cleaning in action.

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