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My Philips Avent sterilizer has an unpleasant smell when in use

Published on 2018-04-10

Do you notice an unpleasant smell when using your the Philips Avent sterilizer? This can happen when the parts are not well cleaned before placing them in the Philips Avent sterilizer. Use this troubleshoot to easily solve this.

All parts are not thoroughly cleaned

Baby milk or food residues may end up on the heating plate when the bottles are placed in the sterilizer. These residues can cause an unpleasant smell when the sterilizer is heating up. To avoid this, always clean all parts before sterilizing.

For detailed instructions, please read Do I have to wash the bottles before I put them in the sterilizer? in the user manual.

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