All About Portable Autoclaves

All About Portable Autoclaves
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Portable Autoclaves

Are you searching for the right autoclave for your business? Do you want to know more about the benefits of portable autoclaves?

Do you want to know how to go about buying the right portable autoclave for your unique requirements?

Following is everything you need to know about portable autoclaves.

Autoclaves are used in a variety of industries including hospitals, dental clinics, laboratories, the construction industry and beauty salons among others.

All these industries require complete sterilisation of different tools used by them in order to prevent the spread of infections.

Autoclaves work by creating a high temperature and pressure environment that completely kills various harmful microbes and bacteria clinging to the tools.

These microbes and harmful bacteria cannot be cleaned with common detergents and water. This is the reason, autoclaves are a necessity in these businesses.

While traditional autoclaves are kept in a fixed position, there are also portable autoclaves available in the market.

Thankfully, technology has come a long way and portable autoclaves offer excellent performance similar to bigger units.

The tabletop/portable autoclaves are available in a wide variety of designs and these are the preferred choice for steam sterilisation at tattoo shops, dental clinics, laboratories and hospitals. 

Benefits of Portable Autoclaves

One of the biggest benefits of portable autoclaves is that these are compact in size and do not require a designated space for installation.

This makes it ideal if being used somewhere when there isn't a lot of space available. 

The capacity of these portable autoclaves ranges from as low as 5 L to more than 40 L which makes them perfect for use in a variety of places.

The compact size also means they are relatively inexpensive compared to bigger autoclaves and also consume less power consumption compared to bigger units.

The turnaround time for the sterilisation process is also lower compared to the big wall units. In many cases, a sterilisation cycle takes only around 30 to 40 minutes.

Installation is also easy as these are plug and play devices. You just need to place it on a flat surface and plug in the power in order to run it.

Buying the Right Portable Autoclaves

As mentioned in the beginning, these tabletop sterilisation devices are available in a wide variety of sizes and designs which means you need to do some research in order to get the best value for your money.

Here is what you need to look at in order to make the right choice.

An important thing you need to look at is the size of the chamber. It will depend on your particular requirements.

Here at MES Australia, we offer benchtop autoclaves ranging in capacity from 8 L to 45 L.

The smaller size benchtop autoclaves offer reliable steam sterilisation at affordable prices.

The bigger sized benchtop sterilisers combine large loading capacity with the added advantages of fast operating times and reliability.

It should be easy to setup. It should also have detailed instructions for use, setup and maintenance.

Another important thing you should keep in mind is the technical support.

The modern benchtop sterilisers are highly technical devices and it's important that the seller offers around the clock technical support in order to make sure that you are able to use your autoclaves without any disruption in service.

So, pay special attention to the support offered by the seller.

While price is an important parameter, you shouldn't compromise on reliability, quality and support even if you're able to get an autoclave at a cheaper price.

Don't forget that a lower quality autoclave might not perform reliably over a longer period of time and you might end up spending a lot of money on repairs and maintenance.

It's better to buy a higher quality unit and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the reliability and excellent technical support.


Overall, the modern benchtop or portable autoclaves have come a long way from the days of pressure cooker style appliances.

The modern autoclaves are reliable and affordable with easy-to-use controls.

Check out our range of portable autoclaves and you'll surely find one that is just right for your unique requirements.

If you are searching for the best autoclave supplier in Australia, then look no further than Medical Equipment Services Australia

We were originally established in 1952 in order to provide electro-medical products to healthcare professionals across the country. 

The company (Medical Equipment Services) was acquired by Medical Equipment Australia in 2009. Since then, we have also expanded into the dental industry. 

For all your medical and dental supply requirements, please call us today on 1300 342 013 or contact us through our website.

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