Microwave sterilization

David Hills David.Hills at bbsrc.ac.uk
Mon Dec 9 10:54:33 EST 1996


Usual situation: gone to cupboard to get sterile bottle and the last one 
has been used (what else should you expect!). Can a microwave be used to 
sterilise plastics/glassware as a last resort? I have just discovered 
that 5 mins Full power (600W) seems to bend large polystyrene dishes, 
although a couple of 1L bottles on top straighten them out!

Anybody out there use this method of sterilization??
Dave

Roslin Institute
Edinburgh




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