Guide: how to use a sterilizer

Guide: how to use a sterilizer

Welcome to the world of menstrual cup sterilization – where clean cups and happy periods abound! If you're new to the game or just looking for a refresher, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about using a menstrual cup sterilizer. 

First things first – what is a menstrual cup sterilizer?
Well, it's exactly what it sounds like – a handy little device designed to sanitize your menstrual cup and eliminate any pesky bacteria that may be lurking. And our GiGi Sterilizer is the perfect solution for anyone looking for an easy and eco-friendly way to keep their cup clean.

So, how do you use it?
It's simple! Start by filling your sterilizer with water – we recommend about 2/3 full. Then, place your menstrual cup inside the sterilizer with the ring pointed to the floor, making sure it's fully submerged in the water. Your cup may float, but that's OK, the steam will sterilize the entire cup. Pop on the lid and place the sterilizer in your microwave.

IMPORTANT: Do not close the lid completely to allow the steam to escape when the water boils.

The time and settings of your microwave may vary, but in general, we recommend using medium to high heat, for 3 to 5 minutes. To get to know the best settings for your microwave you can test this by placing the sterilizer in the microwave without the lid. You know you've hit the sweet spot when you see that the water in the cup is boiling for at least 2 minutes.

Voila! Your cup is now squeaky clean and ready for its next use.

But what about the water – won't it get hot?
Fear not! Our sterilizer is made of silicone and designed to be microwave safe. Just be sure to use caution when removing it from the microwave, we don't like burned fingers. You can leave the sterilizer in the microwave for a few minutes to cool, before taking it out.

What if I don't have a microwave?
Don't worry, you can still keep your cup clean! Just boil your cup in a pot on the stove for a few minutes instead.

And there you have it – everything you need to know about using a menstrual cup sterilizer. So what are you waiting for? Give our GiGi Sterilizer a try and experience the ultimate in menstrual cup cleaning convenience!

Ready to give it a go? Find our Sterilizer here!

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