Hot Air Sterilisers for Reprocessing Medical Instruments
Hot air sterilisers are used for sterilising medical instruments used in foot care and for reprocessing instruments in cosmetic and nail studios. Because dry air has lower heat capacity than saturated steam, hot air sterilisers need to maintain higher temperatures and longer exposure times than when sterilising with autoclaves. Therefore, hot air sterilisers can only be used for non-heat-sensitive instruments, such as metal scissors or tweezers.
Hot air sterilisers no longer meet current standards and requirements and are consequently not recommended for use in medical practices. Loading the hot air steriliser incorrectly (e.g., with too many items or incorrect items) can cause an uneven temperature distribution; thus, not completely eliminating all microorganisms. Therefore, when using a hot air steriliser, it is vital to fill the tray correctly.
Instruments can only be sterilised with a hot air steriliser when they are in metal containers since common, paper sterilisation packaging does not withstand the high temperatures. Upon removal of the unpacked instruments, it should be noted that instruments immediately come into contact with germs in the air and can no longer be strictly considered sterile.
Hot Air Sterilisers & Accessories
In this category, we have gathered a selection of hot air sterilisers and compatible accessories for hot air sterilisation. Here, you will find the Melag 75, among others. This steriliser is characterised by an innovate ventilation system that evenly distributes the dry air throughout the inside of the hot air steriliser, which provides an even better sterilisation result. Surgical instruments and consumables can be found in the category "Surgical Supplies" in our shop.
You would like to order a hot air steriliser or autoclave, but have questions about our machines? Feel free to get in touch. Our friendly customer service will happily take the time to advise you.