Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer Review

This UV steriliser and dryer ensures that bottles, other feeding items and toys are clean for your baby. It’s a really useful tool to have that requires minimal effort - just press a button and leave it to do its thing.

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer Review

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  • Really intuitive and easy to use
  • Has a drying function
  • HEPA Air Filter system
  • Storage function to keep items sterile
  • Body made of stainless steel


  • Takes a while to sterilise and dry
  • Doesn’t fit a lot in one go

Review Summary

I received the Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer as a gift from friends when I gave birth as it was on my gift registry. It’s been a godsend, freeing up time from washing bottles.

It’s a simple and easy to use machine that doesn’t require a manual to learn how to operate, perfect for time-hungry mums who just don’t have the time to read through a big manual.

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The low-down

The Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer uses UV bulbs to sterilise items. It doesn’t require any water or steam to sterilise, unlike the Philips Avent 3-in-1 Electric Steriliser, which removes the need to dry the items afterwards to prevent bacteria buildup.

This method of sterilisation has a 99.9% sterilisation rate against pathogenic bacteria, fungi and some infectious diseases. It also has a drying function to dry your items after sterilising, as you would need to rinse them before putting them in.

There are four modes that you can choose from:

  • Auto Mode: Using this mode will sterilise and then dry your items. 
  • Sterilisation Mode: If you’re just needing to sterilise your items, you can pick this mode.
  • Dryer Mode: If you need to dry some items or if your items are still a little wet after using Auto Mode, you can use this mode to dry your items further.
  • Storage Mode: To keep your items sterile over a longer period of time, use this mode to automatically sterilise your items periodically.

It can fit up to six bottles at any one time or you can also use it to sterilise toys, eating utensils, other feeding accessories, teething items or non-baby items. It also has a handy drying rack for smaller items if you need it.

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer internal space

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer internal space

It’s super easy to operate, needing just one touch of a button to get it going. There’s also a timer that shows you how much time is left in the cycle.

Why I love it

One of the main reasons why I like using the Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer is because of its drying function. Instead of having to rinse your bottles, putting it into a steam-based steriliser (or similar) and then needing to dry them afterwards, you just pop them into the container after rinsing and all those steps after are handled for you.

When my baby had to be on a strict feeding schedule due to jaundice, my partner and I found that we were constantly washing, sterilising and drying bottles which actually takes up a lot more time than you think. Having the Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer really took the hassle out of cleaning bottles for us.

It has a really handy storage mode as well, which helps to keep items inside sterile. This is great especially if you don’t need to use them right away but want to ensure that they remain clean before use.

The Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer also has a relatively small footprint and has a minimalist design. It doesn’t take too much space on our kitchen countertop and fits into the overall aesthetic of our kitchen.

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer kitchen space

The Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer in my kitchen

What I’m not a fan of

One of my gripes with this steriliser is its capacity. While there’s definitely enough space to fit more than the recommended six bottles, packing it up too much reduces the efficiency of the drying function.

I’ve tried this a few times because I just wanted to clean everything at one go. However, once the cycle was complete, some of the bottles and teats were still wet. So you just need to make sure not to overload it or run another drying cycle. At the end of the day, this wasn’t a huge downside for me as I like that the steriliser isn’t too big and bulky, so it’s a tradeoff I’m happy to accept.

Another potential downside is that the Auto Mode (sterilising and drying) takes about 40 minutes. It’s quite a long time compared to steam-based sterilisers or manually sterilising in a pot of boiling water, which usually takes 5 - 10 minutes. Having said that, given that it UV sterilises and dries as well, I’m happy to wait the 40 minutes. It also doesn’t take as long compared to other UV sterilisers such as the Tommy Tippee Ultra UV 3-in-1 Steriliser, Dryer and Storage. It takes 60 minutes to dry and sterilise on that machine, so in comparison, the Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer isn’t too bad.

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer controls

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer top lid and controls

Some things to take note of

Do keep in mind that there are some items that may not be suitable for UV sterilisation. For example, based off of their website, UV sterilisers should not be used on BIBS pacifiers. Just make sure to check the instruction manual of any item you’re wanting to sterilise, just in case.

The HEPA Air filter needs to be replaced every three months. It’s easily accessible from the back of the machine so not a major hassle to replace. You can purchase new filters on Amazon.

Types of bottle steriliser methods

If you’re new to sterilising your baby’s bottles and other items, it can get a bit overwhelming as there are different types of methods of sterilising baby bottles and various equipment that can help you achieve that. Here’s a quick summary on the types of sterilisation methods you can use:

  • Boiling: This is probably the most cost-effective way to sterilise your baby’s bottles and bottle teats. All you need is water and a pot. You’ll essentially be boiling your items in hot water to kill off the bacteria.
  • Ultraviolet steriliser (UV): This method uses UV rays to destroy bacteria and germs. You won’t need to use water with this method. It’s also more versatile and you can generally use it to sterilise a number of other items such as toys, utensils and even your mobile phone. The sterilisation effects are harmless from the UV rays, so you don’t have to worry.
  • Steam steriliser: With this method, your electric steam steriliser will use steam to steriliser your bottles and teats. You’d typically need to add water into the machine before turning it on. 
  • Microwave steriliser: As per the name, you’ll need to utilise your microwave along with the microwave steriliser equipment with this method. You’d put your baby items into the container and then into the microwave.
  • Cold water: Sterilising tablets or liquid is added to water that you then submerge your items into.
Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer filter

Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer filter


Overall, if I wasn’t gifted the Rizees Baby UV Sterilizer & Dryer, I would be happy to purchase it myself. It’s been really helpful in reducing the time I spend on cleaning baby things.

As my baby had jaundice, I had to use bottles to top up my baby’s feed. This baby bottle steriliser really helped to take the load off of having to constantly clean and dry bottles, and gave me that time back to spend with my baby.

Now that I don’t use bottles as much as I breastfeed, I use it to sterilise my baby’s toys and teethers which has been equally as useful.

Overall, the Rizees pays for itself especially if you're in constant need of sterilising baby items, and it really took some of the pressure away throughout the first months of being a mum. There are also more affordable options out there, that I would recommend to those who don’t need to sterilise as often as I did. For a full list of our favourite baby bottle sterilisers at every price point, you can visit this article.