In this post, I have detailed easy steps you can follow to clean a Baby Brezza sterilizer using water, vinegar, soap, and a soft cloth. I also have details on the steps, what to use, how often to clean, how to clean rust, and how to clean different parts such as the filter and dryer of your Baby Brezza.
A Baby Brezza sterilizer is a baby bottle sterilizer and dryer machine suitable for pacifiers and glass and plastic feeding bottles. It is made by Baby Brezza company which manufacturers a range of other products such as baby food makers, formula prep kits, and bottle warmers, among others.
The Baby Brezza sterilizer is a life savior to infants and toddlers because it makes sterilizing of the feeding bottles and accessories very easy because it takes only one automatic step and keeps the products sterile for up to 24 hours when the lid is closed.
You can read more about this product on the manufacturer’s website here.
In fact, the Baby Brezza sterilizer is arguably the most trusted by parents because of its ease of use and the only one that has a drying feature also. Besides, the Baby Brezza sterilizer is sensitive to the needs of each parent because it allows the user four functions; sterilizer and dryer, sterilizer only, dryer only, or as a storage rack.
Finally, the Baby Brezza sterilizer promotes the health of your baby because its stainless steel heating plates protect against rust and the buildup of hard water is a danger to the wellbeing of your child.
If you are new to this device, the video below explains how to use the Baby Brezza sterilizer;
What to use to Clean Baby Brezza?
You will need 4 main items to clean your Baby Breeze thoroughly and these are water, soft cloth, soap, vinegar. It is extremely critical for you to keep your Baby Brezza sterilizer clean to ensure its efficiency in sterilizing the baby feeding products.
All you need to clean the Baby Brezza sterilizer thoroughly is water, a soft cloth, soap, and often, some vinegar. The soft cloth (dampened) cleans the base and the control console of the sterilizer machine by dampening in hot soapy water. Finally, use vinegar and water (i part vinegar to 4 parts water) to remove deposits of mineral residue buildup on the heating bowl. To clean the heating bowl, heat the water-vinegar mixture in the bowl for about 30 minutes and then wipe it with a clean dry cloth.
Step by Step process of Cleaning the Baby Brezza Sterilizer/Baby Brezza cleaning instructions
Efficient cleaning of the Baby Brezza sterilizer demands a step-by-step process to ensure that you clean all its parts (lid, upper posts, accessory rack, lower posts, the stainless steel heater plate, the sterilizer base, the filter, and the control panel). Below are the steps to follow;
- Unplug the Baby Brezza sterilizer and dryer
- Assemble all the necessary clearing materials (water, a soft cloth, soap, and vinegar)
- Dismantle the machine into the different parts for easy cleaning.
- Clean the accessory rack and the lid using hot soapy water and rinse off with distilled water.
- Clean the control base using a damp soft cloth
- Use water and vinegar in a 1:1 ratio to descale the machine and the healing plate of any mineral residue or rust during the weekly cleaning. For daily cleaning, wipe the heating plate and the base using a clean, soft cloth to wipe off any residue deposits.
- Clean the filter by removing it from the filter box and ensure that it is completely dry before fixing it back to the filter box.
- Finally, reassemble the Baby Breezer sterilizer and dryer after cleaning and drying the different components.
- Never immerse the base, the supply cord, or the plug in water or other liquids
- Never clean the base underwater tap
- Never use abrasive pads to clean the plastic parts of the machine
- Never use abrasives or solvents for cleaning to avoid damaging the surface of the heating bowl and the appliance as a whole
- Always ensure that the filter is fully dry before placing it back to the filter box.
How to clean baby Brezza sterilizer rust
The base of the Baby Brezza sterilizer is prone to rust, primarily when using tap water. The good thing is, vinegar is an effective solution to the rust problem. To clean the rust, put one part vinegar and one part water on the heating plate for about 30 minutes. Pour the water-vinegar mix after 30 minutes and wipe the heating plate with a clean dry cloth. Most, if not all rust, will be cleaned out.
Note. Some discoloration spots may remain after the process but do not worry as they are harmless. Clean the Baby Brezza daily to avoid rust development.
How to clean Baby Brezza sterilizer with vinegar
You can clean your Baby Brezza sterilizer with vinegar to eliminate a build-up of mineral deposits or rust. Put a ⅓ cup of white vinegar and a ⅓ cup of distilled water in the sterilizer machine for at least 30 minutes and then wipe the heating plate with a clean cloth. Refill the base with purified water, plug in the machine, and heat it for at least 10 minutes. Unplug the sterilizer, pour out the water, and use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the plate dry. The deposit scaling problem will have been solved.
How often to clean Baby Brezza sterilizer
A daily and weekly cleaning of the Baby Brezza sterilizer is necessary to maintain the machine’s efficiency. The daily cleaning of the sterilizer entails the wiping of the base and the control console with a damp cloth and the wiping of the heating plate with a clean soft cloth to wipe off any mineral residue. The daily cleaning also includes the cleaning of the lid and the accessory rack in hot soapy water.
The weekly cleaning, on the other hand, is deep cleaning. It involves the daily cleaning plus descaling and cleaning of the filter. To descale the machine use one part vinegar and one part water and it sits for at least 30 minutes. Pour out the water-vinegar mixture and rinse the sterilizer with distilled water. Finally, wipe off the plate with a soft, clean, and dry cloth.
The video below suggests a monthly thorough cleaning of the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced;
How to clean Baby Brezza sterilizer dryer
Cleaning the Baby Brezza sterilizer dryer entails the cleaning of the machine because it is a one-step unit. You must therefore clean the lid, the accessory rack, the control base, and the heating plate to have a clean sterilizer dryer.
How long does Baby Brezza take to sterilize
The Baby Brezza takes 8 minutes to complete a sterilization process, eliminating 99.9% and making it a convenient and necessary machine for parents. Besides, the sterilizing machine is convenient because it preserves feeding bottles and accessories free of germs for up to 24 hours when covered.
How to clean baby brezza filter
The Baby Brezza filter needs to be cleaned at least once a month. Disassemble the filter box by unscrewing the filter from the lower cover and the upper cover and cleaning the filter. Place the filter back to the filter box when it is fully dry by reassembling the filter components by arranging the filter between the upper cover and the lower cover and screwing them together.
FAQs and How to Fix
Baby brezza not heating water
A faulty Baby Brezza water tank or one inserted the wrong way can stop the sterilizer from heating the water. To solve the issue, refer to the manual to ensure that the water tank is inserted correctly. A faulty water tank requires a replacement.
A faulty power cord could also stop the sterilizer from heating water. If so, the only solution is to replace the entire sterilizer.
Baby brezza not dispensing water
A Baby Brezza that is not dispensing water could be faulty, requiring replacement or correct assembling. First, reassemble the water tank to rule out the need to replace the Baby Brezza or the water tank.
Baby Brezza not dispensing formula
A Baby Brezza that is not dispensing formula or dispensing inadequate formula shows that the powder mixer is clogged. A clogged powder mixer limits the amount of formula that reaches the water, making a very water mixture that has insufficient nutrients. The solution is to ensure that the powder mixer is cleaned properly. Always ensure that the built-in spirals of the powder mixer have no powder stuck during each cleaning episode for a sufficient amount of powder to reach the water.
Make sure you clean the powder mixer correctly at least after every four bottles by following the steps below.
- Remove the powder mixer from the Baby BrezzA unit. The powder mixer is directly below the “Baby Brezza” logo and sliders in and out like a drawer.
- Scrape away any powder in the powder mixer using a dry towel. A dry towel prevents any powder from caking that perpetuates the clogging problem.
- Re-insert the powder mixer. Ensure that it is securely locked.
Baby Brezza not mixing correctly
A Baby Brezza dispensing too much water, too little water, too much powder, or too little powder does not mix correctly. A Baby Brezza producing a watery formula shows that it is dispensing inadequate formula powder or a lot of water. Ensure the powder mixer is not clogged and unclog it if clogged to allow sufficient formula dispensing.
A Baby Brezza dispensing a very thick formula shows that the unit is dispensing too much powder or insufficient water. Ensure that you are using the right mixer setting to make a formula of the right powder-water ratio.
Below is a troubleshooting snapshot from Baby Breeza sterilizer manual;
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