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Ultra UV 3 in 1 UV Sterilizer, Dryer and Storage

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Getting Started

Great to see that you’ve purchased a Tommee Tippee Ultra UV 3 in 1 UV sterilizer, dryer and storage unit. To help you get started and to keep it working effectively, we’ve added all the guidance you should need, plus some handy hints, tips and troubleshooting advice.

This sterilizer is designed for use with Tommee Tippee bottles and feeding accessories (except the bottle brush). The sterilizer will hold a maximum of 6 Tommee Tippee bottles or a combination of fewer bottles plus pacifiers and breast pump parts. See alternative assembly method below for 11oz bottles and Anti-colic bottles under ‘using your electric sterilizer’ section.

 

Parts Guide

 WHAT CAN BE ADDED TO THE STERILIZER?

We would recommend the following items are sterilized from birth:

  1. Bottles
  2. .Nipples
  3. Pacifiers
  4. Tableware
  5. Cutlery (non-metallic)
  6. Breast pumps (not the air tube or electric components)
  7. Nipple tongs
  8. Storage lids
  9. Storage pots
  10. Nipple shields

 

How do I set up my UV sterilizer dryer and storage unit?

  • Remove everything from the box and place the sterilizer on a flat, heat resistant surface at least 4 inches away from a wall. This gap allows for ventilation when you’re using the sterilizer and dryer, to help protect your work surfaces and the UV sterilizer.
  • Open the sterilizer door and remove the blue protective film, wipe clean the inside of the sterilizer with a damp cloth and place the shelves inside.
  • Be careful not to let the power cord hang over the edge of your work surface or touch any hot surfaces like stovetops.

 

How do I use my UV sterilizer dryer?

  • Before you put any items in the sterilizer you should wash them in warm soapy water, then rinse them in clean water and drain them.
  • Don’t put dripping wet items into the sterilizer, as water can gather at the base. We suggest giving them a shake to remove any excess water prior to placing in the sterilizer.  If there is water at the base or leaking from the sterilizer, please turn off the machine and wipe away any water.
  • Place the items inside the sterilizer. Make sure all the parts are separated and place them so that all surfaces that need to be sterilized are visible.
  • If you’re sterilizing bottles, place them facing upwards to help with drying.

     

  • Plug your UV sterilizer and dryer into the power and press the on/off button.

     

  • Now choose the function you wish to use – sterilize only, dry only, auto sterilize and dry or the storage function.

     

  • The screen will illuminate and flash to show the function when in use. The countdown timer will show how long is left in the cycle.

     

  • Do not take items out of the sterilizer during sterilization. And please keep your hands, face and other body parts away from the unit when in use.

     

  • When the cycle is finished, the countdown will show 0 and emit a sound.

     

  • Remove your items from the sterilizer. Be careful as they may still be warm, especially after you use the drying function.

     

  • There may also be some residual heat in the shelf or sides of the unit, so be careful not to touch these until they have cooled down.

 

What are all the functions the machine has?

Cleaning and Maintenance

What maintenance does this machine require?

You do not need to carry out any maintenance to this product other than cleaning. Descaling is not necessary. Do not allow children to clean or maintain this product. Make sure the sterilizer is cool before cleaning.

Change the filter regularly. You can replace using the spare filter sponge provided and reusing filters by rinsing with warm water and allowing to air dry.

 

How do I clean my UV sterilizer and dryer?

We recommend that you clean your sterilizer regularly, every 1-2 days to maintain its performance.

  • Make sure that the power supply is turned off and that your sterilizer is cool before you clean it.
  • Wipe the inner and outer walls with a clean damp cloth. Do not immerse your sterilizer dryer in water.
  • Wipe away any dust on the screen with a clean damp cloth.
  • Do not use vinegar or other chemicals to clean your sterilizer as these can cause damage.

 

How do I replace the filter screen?

  • Open the filter door at the back of the unit and remove the old sponge filter.
  • Take your new sponge filter out of its packaging or use a sponge filter you have cleaned and place into the space. There is only one way the sponge can fit into the gap.

  • If you wish to re-use the sponge filters, then rinse the sponge in warm water and leave to air dry.

 

How often should I clean the sponge filter?

This very much depends on your environment. We would recommend that you wash or replace your sponge filter when you start to notice any dust build up on the sponge. Make sure you check the sponge filter regularly.

 

I’ve lost / damaged my sponge filter – where can I get a replacement?

You get a spare sponge filter with your UV sterilizer and dryer. You can use this spare if you have lost or damaged the original sponge filter.

 

How do I change the UV light bulb?

  • Turn off the power and unplug your sterilizer. Make sure the bulb inside is cool before you touch it.
  • Make sure your replacement bulb is a Phillips TUV TL Mini.

How long will the UV light bulb last?

Your Phillips UV bulb will last 6,000 hours before it needs replacing.

 

How do I dispose of my UV light bulb?

  • UV bulb contains the watermark which may be hazardous to the environment.
  • Do not crush, break, or open the tube.
  • Do not leave the UV bulb with the household garbage stacked together.
  • If you have any recycling questions, please contact your local waste management office.

FAQS

Is UV light safe?

This sterilizer and dryer uses ultraviolet or UV light which kills 99.9% of germs to give you sterilized baby bottles and other equipment.

But UV light can cause damage to your eyes and skin. That’s why we say please don’t stare at the light source.

 

I’ve just used my UV sterilizer and dryer for the first time and there’s a funny smell. Is something wrong?

No. You may experience a faint odor on first use. This is normal.

 

Help! My bottles have turned yellow after I sterilized them.

Baby bottles that have been sterilized in the UV sterilizer may become slightly yellowed in appearance. This is nothing to worry about. The bottles are still safe to use.

 

Help, my UV sterilizer & dryer isn’t working properly, what can I do?

There are a few things to check:

1. Have you opened the door while the unit was running?

  • If you open the door to the sterilizer at any point during the cycle, then the cycle with pause. If this happens during sterilization, it’s best to start that cycle again.

2. Are any items blocking the steriliser outlet?

  • If any items block the outlet, unplug the sterilizer, allow it to cool for 5 minutes, then remove all items and try again.
  • If your sterilizer and dryer doesn’t start, allow it to cool for 5 minutes then try to restart.

 

Why do I have to position my steriliser away from the wall?

We recommend a 10cm gap to allow for ventilation, this protects your work surfaces and the unit.

 

If I leave my bottles in storage mode, how long will they remain sterile for?

In storage mode the steriliser will sterilise and dry the product every 2 hours, until the steriliser is switched off with the power off button.