Sometimes it feels like cold season lasts all year and there's nothing you can do to prevent it. Then, before you know it, everyone's talking about flu season again. Being prepared for an outbreak is great, but everyone knows that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Of course, I love it when I find products that really keep my home and family safe and even better if they also make my life easier. With a full line-up of products that any germ-a-phobe would covet, Germ Guardian takes a lot of the worry out of the cleanliness of our home.
For nearly 8 months of my daughter’s first year of life she was on a medication that weakened her immune system dramatically. This made it so just about anything was a serious threat to her health and we became overly cautious about germs and bacteria on levels even new parents would giggle at. Granted, her immune system has likely caught up by now, but all the research I did when she was little left me completely traumatized by what I learned about household germs. So now, even though she’s a healthy 20-month-old, I tend to be extra careful about what she comes in contact with. So, you can imagine that when I found the company Germ Guardian, I created a wish list that included just about their entire product line that I would love to keep my house and children’s areas clean and sanitized.
The first thing on that wish list was the Germ Guardian NS-2000 Dry Heat Nursery Sanitizer that can disinfect all my daughter’s small toys, pacifiers, and mouthpieces without chemicals so that I don’t have to wonder what’s going in her mouth while she sleeps, eats and plays. Instead of being a steam or boiling sanitizer that uses moisture to get rid of germs and bacteria, the Germ Guardian Dry Heat Nursery Sanitizer uses a dry heat to kill germs while still cleaning to 170 degrees. I loved the idea of this because a good portion of her toys are wood, plastic, fabric and rubber that is unable to be steamed or immersed in liquid and haven’t had a good way to clean them until now. The Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer is completely safe for use on all of these surfaces and more and won’t warp, shrink, melt, or discolor items that are run through the sanitizing cycle.
The sanitizing tray is meant for mostly small items, which is why it has three divided compartments to help keep things organized while cleaning. Unfortunately, that does mean that two full-size bottles won’t fit in the unit at one time, but a whole pile of pacifiers, nipples and more have plenty of room. We even fit all of the contents of our Step2 kitchen refrigerator in the Nursery Sanitizer at one time and were very pleased with the results.
My breast pump attachments and tubing all fit fine as well, but I know others have had problems fitting all their odds and ends in at once and are stuck doing two cycles on the Nursery Sanitizer, but I found that mine fit perfectly in one. While we haven’t tried cleaning a stuffed animal yet, please bear in mind that the furry friend would have to be small in order to fit inside properly, so don’t be expecting to clean the entire toybox in an hour. While I have my fingers crossed hoping for a bigger unit down the road for parents with multiple children, daycares and more, I really like the size of the Nursery Sanitizer for our family.
Not only is the Nursery Sanitizer completely safe for a wide variety of items, the sanitizing process really couldn’t be any easier. I was really hoping that the Germ Guardian Nursery Sanitizer wouldn’t require a whole lot of hands on time from me, and I absolutely got that wish. To use, you simply dump in your items to be sanitized, place the lid on the sanitizing tray and press the one button on the unit. A half hour or so later, the fan goes off and you know the items are dry, clean, and ready to be placed back in rotation. While the fan on the unit is really quiet, the Nursery Sanitizer does have approximately the noise of a typical room fan. I found the sound to be soothing, really, and not something I would take away points for, especially since it’s by far the quietest electronic in my kitchen.
I would definitely recommend the Nursery Sanitizer to any new parents out there and would highly suggest registering for one of these if you have an online registry. The Germ Guardian NS-2000 Dry Heat Nursery Sanitizer has a list price of $69.99
Another must-have item for any household is a good humidifier, and of course, Germ Guardian makes an awesome Ultrasonic Humidifier that is perfect for everyone in your family. The Germ Guardian H1600 Digital Ultrasonic Midsize Humidifier isn’t your traditional drug store humidifier, this is a serious electronic with some really cool features. With silver clean technology that prevents the growth of mold and bacteria in the water tank, the Germ Guardian Humidifier provides a healthier breathing environment by making sure the water it emits is clean and safe for your family. With its super sleek design and options for both warm and cool mist as well as a variable mist control, it means you can use this humidifier in any room in your house.
The humidifier has a 20 hour run time on its max setting with its large 1 gallon tank as well as a low water indicator so you know when to refill. Whereas other units we’ve tried only had a few hours worth of water in the tank, I love that on a medium setting I can leave the humidifier on all day long, or use for a few nights in a row without refilling. Speaking of using at night, the fact that the Germ Guardian Humidifier is Ultrasonic means that it is extremely quiet and you can run the unit at night and still sleep peacefully. It even has a night light function that you can turn off and on, which is great if you find yourself up with a sick baby or trying to navigate around a child's room at night.
I love that the Germ Guardian Humidifier is quiet, efficient and economical with no pads, filter or wicks to clean or replace, but mostly I love that my family is getting clean and germ-free humidification without the use of chemicals and toxins. The Germ Guardian H1600 Digital Ultrasonic Midsize Humidifier has a list price of $169.99
Germ Guardian makes having a clean and healthy home not only possible, but also efficient and easy. The chemical-free solutions they offer make me feel good about using them for every member of the family and for every day use. With some of the most innovative and technologically advanced cleaning products and electronics available, Germ Guardian has become one of my favorite household brands ever.
And now for the Giveaway…
One lucky Rave and Review reader will win a Germ Guardian H1600 Digital Ultrasonic Midsize Humidifier (ARV $169.99)!
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On March 20th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents.
Winner, Winner! This giveaway is closed. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to Melissa who said:
I would love to try the Touchless Soap and Liquid Dispenser we are germ a phobes here at my house lol
A huge thank you to Germ Guardian for sending us their Dry Heat Nursery Sanitizer for chemical-free solutions for a clean house and offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. No type of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.