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Booth Medical is a one-stop-shop for best new or refurbished autoclaves for sale at a lower than average price. Also, find a diverse portfolio of autoclave repair parts and accessories such as spore testing, replacement racks and trays, ultrasonic cleaners, water distillers, and more. With 30 years of experience in the sales, support, and repair of table-top steam autoclaves, Booth Medical can answer all of your technical questions. Never again pay too much money for an autoclave that doesn't meet expectations, or stays broken all the time. We will provide you with excellent value on both new and refurbished machines. Best of all, our shelves remain stocked with sterilizers that we can ship out today. At Booth Medical, we have a large selection of autoclaves for dental, medical, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, hospital, veterinary, and water utilities. Larger sterilizers are in-stock for research laboratories, farming, and other related industries.
Featured Autoclaves / Sterilizers
Please take a look at the following answers to the most common questions asked by our shoppers.
1. What size Autoclave should I consider?
Most of the models we offer are known as tabletop autoclaves. They didn't require large spaces, and they fit into an office or clinical environment. The physical size goes from that of a small computer printer up to the scale of a mini-refrigerator. Generally speaking, your need develops by a combination of the number of items to be sterilized, the frequency of sterilization, and the cycle time necessary to properly sanitize your items. For example, you may need to sterilize small items such as surgical instruments and assume that a small sterilizer is what you need. However, if you clean many tools frequently, then the demands of a small sterilizer may not be enough, and a larger sterilizer might be more suitable. If you are a Tattoo artist or work in a Podiatry practice, then the smaller models will probably work best for you. Larger or longer media will require a bigger machine.
You define an autoclave by its chamber size. Measure the diameter and depth of the chamber. Common sizes are 7", 9", 10" or 15" (17.8cm, 22.8cm, 25.4cm or 38.1cm).
2. What is the difference between a Manual or Automatic sterilizer?
The main difference concerns the user's interaction with the machine during a sterilization cycle. For a manual machine, you will typically need to monitor the sterilizer and take direct action to advance the sterilization process. An Automatic sterilizer does not require the same monitoring and automatically performs all the necessary steps. In other words, you set it and forget it. Another difference is in the controls. Manual machines use analog dials and buttons. An automatic Autoclave uses digital controls.
3. How long will it take to sterilize my items?
Regardless of the type or size of the machine, the first sterilization cycle takes the longest. Once the unit is heated up, the following cycles are quicker because the Autoclave does not have to heat up as much during subsequent periods, also known as Cold and Warm or Hot Cycles. Depending on the model, smaller autoclaves will tend to have shorter cycles than larger models. The more material you need to sterilize, the longer it will take. In general, it will take a smaller machine from 15-30 minutes to complete the sterilization process, and larger machines will achieve sterilization in 20 to 60 minutes.
Everything depends on the materials and the capabilities of the Autoclave.
4. What are the power requirements that I will need?
Most machines will run on standard 110-120 volt circuits. There are many Autoclaves with advanced capability that will run on 220-240 volt circuits. It's important to note that Autoclaves should always have a dedicated electrical circuit, and you would never want to use a power strip or extension cord.
5. How difficult is it to maintain an Autoclave?
There are standard cleaners available that require nothing more than running an empty autoclave through a cycle with the cleaning solution inside. There is little effort involved from the user's point of view. Various indicators are also available to determine if a sterilization cycle has indeed sterilized your items.
6. What kind of warranties are available?
Factory warranties for new autoclaves are specific to the manufacturer. For example, Midmark Autoclaves sell with one-year parts and labor warranty. The coverage on a Tuttnauer Sterilizer is two full years. Our guarantee for refurbished autoclaves varies from 30 to 180 days from the day you receive your machine. It includes parts and labor but does not cover the return shipping cost.