I need help. I have just melted my breast pump, bottles and dummies by trying to use a vegetable steamer to steam sterilise them. I thought I was being very clever by not buying a steriliser when I'm only going to be expressing occasionally, but clearly that plan has backfired.
What do people who express do - do you still have to buy a steriliser or is there a non-melting way of doing it without one? Would hot soapy water and the occasional dunk in boiling water do?
I've heard hot soapy water (or dishwasher, for the bits you can) is fine too. If you want to you can also boil most parts in a large saucepan of hot water. The problem with a vegetable steamer (assume you mean a metal one on top of a saucepan) is they will have been sitting against the hot metal.