Midmark M11 Chamber
Autoclaves

Manual vs Automatic Autoclaves (The Easy Explanation)

Benchtop autoclaves are used by millions of different offices across the world for sterilization.  In general, they can be broken into two main categories: manual and automatic. Many times, companies like Tuttnauer or Midmark will have one series of sterilizer that is in the automatic variety and one that is a manual model.  This post is going to cover the differences between automatic and manual autoclaves to help you in the buying process. Different Ways the Autoclaves are Run An automatic table top autoclave is one that is controlled and…

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Statim 5000 G4 Autoclave
Autoclaves

The New Statim 5000 and 2000 G4 Autoclaves (Compared)

The classic Statim 5000 and 2000 autoclaves have a new, upgraded series called the “G4”.  Scican emphasizes their focus on gentle sterilizing technologies and speed of sterilizing cycles. A similar cassette autoclave is the Midmark M3 Ultrafast, fyi… for comparison sakes. The G4 series brings more electronic communication and new software to these machines.  Statims are chosen for their ability to sterilize a diverse type of instruments including dental hand pieces, eye surgery instruments, and other lumen (tubed) instruments. This is the video I created to compare the 2000 and…

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Tuttnauer 3870EA Autoclave
Autoclaves

Tuttnauer 3870EA Large Capacity Steam Sterilizer (Specifications)

Tuttnauer’s 3870 autoclaves are among the largest table top autoclaves on the market.  (With a total weight is over 200 lbs.!)  The EA version can process a huge amount of instruments at once. Another benefit to the size is that longer instruments can be run in the 15″ by 30″ chamber.  Before you choose an autoclave, make sure to go through your instruments to find the longest ones that you will be processing. There are a few different versions of the Tuttnauer 3870 that I’ll discuss towards the bottom of this…

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Autoclaves

Looking for a Bench Top Autoclave User Manual? Check this List

Lost the manual for your autoclave?  I got you covered (hopefully) with this list of URLs where they are found.  If you can’t find one, leave a comment below this list and I’ll try to find it for you. Midmark Full Manual for the Ritter M11/M9 Models Ritter M7 SpeedClave – covers M7-020, M7-021, and M7-022 versions of this steam sterilizer. Ritter M3 Ultrafast Automatic Sterilizer Tuttnauer All the following models: 1730, 2340, 2540, 3140, 3850, 3870 E, EK, EA & EKA The EZ series: EZ9, EZ10, EZ10K Pelton and Crane OCM OCR Delta Q8 Delta Q10…

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Autoclaves

Laboratory Autoclave: What Makes them Different? (A Guide)

A laboratory autoclave is a central machine to the function of any lab.  Labs do weird stuff and need sterilizers with weird capabilities!  Often they need to decontaminate and sterilize liquids or hazardous wastes, for example.  This requires a specialized autoclave. A laboratory autoclave needs to sterilize different items compared to a medical or dental autoclave.  Because of these special needs, a lab autoclave usually looks different from a medical one, too.  But, I’ll get to that… Liquids Need to be Sterilized in Labs Labs work with a lot of…

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Autoclaves

Benchtop Autoclaves: A Quick Breakdown (Main Differences)

Table top autoclaves have been the main focus of Autoclave Reviews since I started it a couple of years ago.  These types of sterilizers are used by millions every day. Whether you know it or not, you have been protected by a benchtop autoclave many times throughout your life.  It could have been at the dentist, hospital, tattoo artist, or any number of offices that use them. Steam sterilizers are important!  Contaminated items are a monumental hazard, especially in surgery  I want to protect you, your co-workers, clients, and patients through…

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Autoclaves

Midmark Corporation (Overview of Business)

Midmark’s headquarters are in Dayton, Ohio with admin and production located in Versailles, Ohio.    They have four subsidiaries in the US as well as those in Italy, India, and France. Midmark has roughly 1500 employees. Their main business is to provide solutions to the medical and veterinary industries.  I’m interested in this company for their table top autoclaves that are widely used across the world.  I personally used a Midmark M11 in a plastic surgeon’s office in my past life as a surgical tech.  It was a workhorse that ran…

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Autoclaves

Tuttnauer Company Profile Overview and Contact Info

Tuttnauer has been in existence since 1925, showing its longevity.  Right now, it is based in Hauppauge, New York.  Tuttnauer USA is a subsidiary of Tuttnauer Ltd. Europe phone number: (31) 76 5423510 US phone number: (800) 624 – 5836 Top Links for Tuttnauer International Home Page USA Home Page Service Call Form Contact Information by Region Quick Company Overview Tuttnauer’s specialty is infection control through its line of autoclaves, (also called steam sterilizers) and other machines and products.  That’s why I am detailing their info here. Steam sterilizers prevent harmful microbes, fungus,…

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Tuttnauer EZ10 Autoclave
Autoclaves

Tuttnauer EZ9 and EZ10 (Get the Details here)

The Tuttnauer EZ9 and EZ10 autoclaves are automated, table top machines used to destroy contamination of microbes.  Automatic means it is run by touching a button and has preset cycles.  Each cycle comes with their own time, temperature, and pressure. The EZ9 and 10 are the same sterilizers except for their chamber sizes.  This article will explore the features, sizes and specs for these two Tuttnauer machines. FYI, If you only need the user manual, try here for a pdf version you can download. No pressure, but feel free to like…

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Autoclaves

Tuttnauer 2540m: Manual Steam Sterilizer (Specs and Features)

The Tuttnauer 2540m sterilizer is a bench top, steam pressure model for processing instruments such as: dental and surgical tools, tattoo needles, nail salon gear, etc.  The “M” means it is manually run by knobs on the front. This is opposed to the automatic autoclaves that are electronically controlled with preset temps and times.  The manual versions bring the prices down, but don’t sacrifice on quality, in general. Here are answers to the top questions I see about the 2540M Company Website: Tuttnauer USA United States Company Phone: (800) 624-5836 You can find…

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Autoclaves

Tuttnauer 2340m: Sterilizer Details (with Specifications)

Tuttnauer’s 2340M is their manually operated, table top steam sterilizer with a 9 inch diameter chamber.  The newest version of this autoclave has a white front and a blue panel on the right, like in the picture. Manual sterilizers are run by turning dials on the front of the autoclave.  There is also a 2340MK version, which seems to be discontinued because I’ve only seen old looking ones and the manual on Tuttnauer’s site only shows a 2540MK now.  The “M” stands for manual and the “K” makes it a…

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Autoclaves

Tuttnauer Elara 11 Class B Autoclave (Details and Specs)

Tuttnauer’s Elara 11 steam sterilizer is a newly designed, automated machine.  It is a pre-vacuum and post-vacuum Class B sterilizer, meaning it adheres to the European EN 13060 standards for the instruments that it’s able to run. The Elara is also integrated with a host of electronic data features, some optional.  First, here are some quick links to help your research: The short brochure is here for you doing shopping research. You can find the user manual right here. I wanted to add this detailed product overview video from Tuttnauer’s…

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Autoclaves

The Prestige Classic 2100 Electric Autoclave Profiled

The Prestige Classic 2100 medical autoclave is a fully electric, professional grade, top loaded sterilizer by Prestige Medical U.K.  It has a similar look and size to the “pressure cooker” types of sterilizers (I cover those here).  But, the similarities end there.  This one is electric operated and is not used on the stove top. When I first found this autoclave, I had my reservations about it.  But, as I studied its features and saw its widespread popularity, I have to say that I’m impressed by this little guy! Water…

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