Ophelia was exclusively breastfed up until she was 5/6 months old so i'll fully admit I didn't think we'd have much use for the steriliser. However, we started to give her a bottle occasionally so that I could go to work or go out with friends. We also had to start giving her a dummy as she was suffering with her teeth and constantly wanted to bite on something (she was using me as her teething aid, which wasn't pleasant to say the least).
The steriliser is very easy to use. You simply pour water into the bottom of the compartment. There are 2 basket sections and to get more room when sterilising, I usually remove one basket. You then place all items in to be sterilised, pop the lid on and turn the nutribaby on. Select the steriliser function and press ok. It is automatically set to 10 minutes.
My favourite thing about the steriliser is how quiet it is. Don't get me wrong it still makes a noise but all you can hear is the steam. It's a stark contrast to the steriliser that I used on Eva which had to be placed in the microwave and therefore was very noisy. I can imagine this feature is perfect for anyone needing to sterilise a bottle during the nighttime and doesn't want to wake anyone.
I really like the fact that the display counts down the minutes for you so you know how long is left. I also like the fact that it automatically finishes sterilising and will alert you with a beep. It's great that you don't have to be near it to switch it off.
The compartment itself is big enough for what I require it for. I can normally get a couple of bottles or beakers in there and a few dummies. However, I do think if you were bottle feeding you may want a bigger compartment but with how easier it is to use I think that doesn't matter.
I always find there are so many baby products you need and they always are big and bulky and take up way too much room in your house. Also more often than not they aren't nice to look at. I find the nutribaby matches well with my kitchen and I don't mind leaving it out on display as it has so many functions. It saves on me having a separate steriliser, steamer, food processor etc. I use it more than once a day so I am happy for it to be on display.
What items did you sterilise whilst weaning? Have you heard of the nutribaby before?