Our Hanil UV Sterilizer – New Toy for the Family

I was recently introduced to Hanil UV Sterilizer by an ex-colleague. Then I saw Belinda Chee and Yasmin Hani’s posts on instagram featuring Hanil UV Sterilizer too. I wondered what it is all about and found out that this is a newly introduced product in Malaysia. They brought Hanil UV Sterilizer from Korea to Malaysia in December 2016! Yeay, you know how I love everything Korean. So, I couldn’t wait to get myself one!

Finally got in touch with Hanil in Malaysia and got 1 unit for the house. Most people told me “After baby turn 6 months old, no need to sterilize already” but I am getting it not just to sterilize the bottles. It is more than a bottle sterilizer, I am actually getting it for the family. We got a  bottle steam sterilizer from our friends as baby shower gift which was really useful. So why am I still getting a UV Sterilizer? I’ll tell you why …

OBebe Steam Sterilizer

Before I knew about UV Sterilizer or steam sterilizer, someone told me that I just need to boil water and sterilize all bottle parts with boiled water. THANK GOD our friends got us the  Obebe bottle steam sterilizer! I will go crazy if I have to feed/pump, wash bottles, then boil water and sterilize the parts one by one. (you must be kidding me). How I use my steam sterilizer:


  1. Wash all the bottle parts, breast pump parts, etc
  2. For the parts and bottles that can be sterilized, I will put them into the steam sterilizer. There are 2 parts, 1 for all the bottles and top to put the teats, bottle covers and smaller breast pump parts.
  3. I pour some water into the bottom tray and press the menu button. It will sterilize everything in 15 minutes.
  4. For those that I cannot sterilize or advised not to such as the breast pump valves, I will leave them in a covered storage box.
  5. I specifically bought this covered storage box so that I can put all the sterilized bottles and parts in them to dry.
  6. When I need to use the bottles or breast pump parts, I will take it out from the tray and repeat the steps.
This is my OBEBE sterilizer. It has served me well for the past 6 months.
This is our Obebe steam sterilizer. 3 parts. Bottom for water, middle for bottle, top for small parts and teats.

 

Hanil UV Sterilizer

With Hanil UV Sterilizer, there are lesser steps involved:

  1. Wash all the bottle parts, breast pump parts, etc
  2. Put them all in the sterilizer. There are 2 trays, top for bottles, breast shields etc while bottom tray for teats, valves, bottle caps
  3. There is no need to segregate those that cannot be UV Sterilized because you can UV Sterilized everything!
  4. There are four available modes:
    • Auto to sterilize and dry (40 mins).
    • Sterilization to sterilize only (10mins).
    • Clean to ventilate the unit.
    • Storage to keep everything inside and auto sterilize every 2 hours.
  5. When I need to use the bottles or breast pump parts, I will take it out from my UV sterilizer (like a mini fridge) and repeat the steps.
My Hanil UV Sterilizer. Looks super sophisticated, doesn't it? Like a mini refrigerator.
Our Hanil UV Sterilizer. Looks super sophisticated, doesn’t it? Like a mini refrigerator.

 

What is so special about Hanil UV Sterilizer?

More than a baby bottle sterilizer? Yes, it definitely is. If you have the budget of around RM1,000, you should definitely consider Hanil UV Sterilizer. It is definitely more convenient and most importantly safe for baby and family. What are its advantages, in comparison to the steam sterilizer:

  • No heat/steam from the unit. When I use the steam sterilizer, you can feel the steam and heat from it. I was afraid that it may damage my built-in wooden kitchen cabinet with prolonged usage. So far, the UV sterilizer has been great – no heat or steam!
  • No need to fill water for the UV Sterilizer. I once forgot to add water in the steam sterilizer and it auto-off without me realizing it. My bad, I had to fill the water, wait 15 minutes before I could use the bottles.
  • No need to descale the UV Sterilizer. With steam sterilizer, there is a tendency for limescale to build up. You would then need to descale them every now and then which takes up time and effort.
  • Dry function available. The dry function in steam sterilizer is to manually dry it at a separate storage space. With Hanil UV Sterilizer, there is an infrared low-heat drying function.
  • Save space especially if you have a small kitchen like mine. 2 in 1 as sterilizer and storage so no need to remove and place in another storage unit.
  • More than bottles sterilizer. The UV sterilizer works as a machine that kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses. So, it is not just the baby bottles that you can use the UV sterilizer for. It is basically everything and anything. From items that your baby touches and licks to your kitchen utensils to your computer mouse and even toothbrush.  I love that I could sterilize my baby’s soft toys, my silicone valves, the kitchen scissors and also my watches.
  • Anything you can think off you can sterilize them, except living things.  
  • Auto-off function when you pull open the front door. First thing that came to my mind, what happened when I pull the door open? Love that Hanil knows this can be a concern. Once you closes, it will right back where it left off. Very smart!
  • The only UV Sterilizer in the market with HEPA Filter. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. Just like how it is used in air purifier. So you can be assured that there are no dust particles when you store your items in the sterilizer.

The unit is also light in weight, only 4.2kg. Its dimension: 27 x 39.5 x 31.5 cm (W x H x D).  Power consumption is 50W.

Notice my wooden built-in cabinets on top? That is what I meant when I am afraid that it may cause my furniture to be moldy.
Notice my wooden built-in cabinets on top? That is what I meant when I am afraid that it may cause my furniture to be moldy.
My covered storage space after I have sterilized my bottles
My covered storage space after I have sterilized my bottles. Taking up the extra space in my kitchen.
Limescale built up. Although it is probably harmless. You still need to descale it.
Limescale built up. Although it is probably harmless. You still need to descale it.
Notice the difference between the bottle on the right and left side? Right side: Completely dry. Left side: leftover water from the steam sterilizer.
Notice the difference between the bottle on the right and left side? Right side: Completely dry after using the UV Sterilizer (40 mins). Left side: Leftover water from the steam sterilizer (15 mins) and leaving it in the storage space for 1 day.  Usually takes 2 to 3 days for it to be completely dry.
First thing I put into the sterilizer to try. Baby's OOGI silicone toy and MamyPoko free soft toy
First thing I put into the sterilizer to try. Baby’s OOGI silicone toy and MamyPoko free soft toy
Now the real deal, sterilizing all the bottles and breast pump parts. OK to sterilize the valves!
Now the real deal, sterilizing all the bottles and breast pump parts. It is OK to sterilize the breast pump valves too! I’ve just turned on the Auto mode to sterilize and dry.
Next attempt - soft toys and watches! Yes, I sterilize my watches and they came out perfectly fine - still ticking.
Next attempt – soft toys and watches! I have always wanted to know how else can I clean her soft toys instead of hand-washing it. Also, the seahorse comes with electrical parts so it cannot be washed. Hanil is my savior. And yes, I sterilize my watches too! It’s one of Arissa’s favorite item to lick. Don’t worry, they came out perfectly fine – still ticking.
This is the Sterilization mode. Meaning sterilize only, no need to dry.
For soft toys and my watches, I used the Sterilization mode.  Meaning sterilize only, no need to dry with infrared.
The HEPA Filter is on the top part of the unit. Easy to remove and change.
The HEPA Filter is on the top part of the unit. Easy to remove and change.
The HEPA Filter (a closer look)
The HEPA Filter (a closer look)

What you need to know about Hanil UV Sterilizer?

There is no beep sound to tell you that the function that you have selected is completed. You just need to go and check and then press storage function so that it continues to sterilize every 2 hours. The 2 UV bulbs, 1 infrared bulb and HEPA filter needs to be changed annually. The coil for the plug is not that long, so make sure you have a power plug nearby.

However, these are minor things that didn’t bother me that much. I am happy with our little Hanil UV Sterilizer.

Safe for my baby. Arissa with her favorite seahorse!
Safe for my baby. Arissa with her favorite seahorse! Yes, the one that went inside our UV Sterilizer!
And her favorite bunny plusy
And her favorite bunny plushy who went into the UV sterilizer with the seahorse.

 

Time to get your very own Hanil UV Sterilizer!

You can own a Hanil UV Sterilizer for only RM 1,169* (Retail Price: RM 1,299)
Just 3 Easy Steps:
1. Go to Hanil UV Sterilizer’s FaceBook page
2
. Click on Send Message
3. Give them the code KPOPMOM and you will be given the special price of RM1,169!

*Comes with FREE Replacement set (UV and Infrared ) worth RM150
*Exclude shipping fee
*While stocks last


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