Idea Exchange: Microwave sterilizer bags aren't just for baby bottles

Jan 01, 2011
By staff

Quick Clean Micro-Steam bags (Medela) are made to sterilize baby bottles in the microwave; however, I found they are also a great tool for sterilizing other things, such as endotracheal tubes. We place the items that need to be sterilized into the bag with 1 or 2 oz of water and microwave the bag for three minutes. The bags cost about $1 and can be used 20 times.

Dr. Sara M. Williams
Brooklyn Park, Minn.