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Clean Bottles vs. Sterile Bottles

Created By: Hyprowira | Published Date: 26 June 2017 | Last Modified: 31 July 2019

Clean bottles vs. sterile bottles sometimes there are still many people who cannot distinguish them. Clean bottles are bottles that are free of pollutants. For example, micron dust. Clean bottles still allow for bacterial contamination. Whereas sterile bottles are a condition of bottles that are not contaminated by biotic and abiotic substances. The following is how to clean and restore bottles that you need to know.

How to clean a bottle

Use a solvent that is sprayed with a certain pressure, then the washing results are validated with the procedure found at ISO 3722.

How to sterilize bottles


If you sterilize the bottle by boiling it, you must pay attention to the type of bottle used. If you use a polycarbonate type baby bottle, then the bottle can produce residues in the form of chemical compounds if boiling is done. Bottles with pastik made from polycarbonate with the type of bisfanol will produce residues that can endanger the health and hormone systems in the body. If the bottle used is safe for the sterilization process, then the way is to prepare a large pot and lid. Fill the pan with enough water until the bottle is completely submerged in the pot filled with water. You must make sure there are no air bubbles in botl. Next cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.

Microwave Sterilization

Bottles can also be sterilized using a microwave. You only need 90 seconds to sterilize the bottle in the microwave. Do not close the bottle as long as you sterilize it in the microwave because it can cause pressure. You must be careful when removing the microwave lid when there is a sterilization or a bottle while still storing heat. This method has the advantage that this method does not leave the taste and smell on the bottle. If you can keep your bottle closed, your bottle will stay awake in a sterile state for 3 hours.

Using Cold Water

Make sure there are no air bubbles left in the bottle. Keep all parts of the bottle submerged for 30 minutes so that the bottle can be optimally sterilized. You can use plastic containers with covers to use this method. You can also use a clean container or bucket to soak the bottle.


Hopefully you can apply this method and understand the difference between clean bottles and sterile bottles.