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To sterilize your cup, is it necessary to use both milton tablets AND boil them? The milton tablets themselves say to just put the object in cold water with a tablet. Would soaking them in boiled water with a tablet be more or less effective than using the tablet in cold water?

The reason I ask is after I sterilized my cups at the end of my last cycle, I put them in dixie cups in the cabinet in my bedroom (living with family, I don't trust them not to move/knock over/throw out things left in the medicine cabinet)… I forgot to put them in their cloth bags when they were done drying, and when I went to take them out today I found that for some inexplicable reason my SO decided to put some two dollar bills in there… resting ON TOP OF MY CUPS. So now I just want to make sure they're about as clean as I can get them, because… eew.
 
mercy rainmercy_rain on April 6th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
IDEK what milton tablets are, and I get by ok without problems :)
m03m on April 6th, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
If the instructions for the tablets say that they sterilize when used in cold water, then they sterilize when used in cold water. I doubt that they sterilize more when used in boiling water. Maybe even less, because most things work best when used as directed.
But if it gives you peace of mind, you can always boil before using the tablets, or after.

Yes, money is dirty, but it's no dirtier than people's hands get every single day. Don't fret it.
femininewearfemininewear on April 6th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC)
Milton tablets work in warm water, not boiling water
teacupcake89 on April 6th, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
I have always used milton sterilising tablets in cold water up until last month when I decided to use hot water from the kettle, it made the tablet fizz loads but I'm sure it made my cup loads cleaner than usual!!

seconding M03m: Money is no dirtier than your hands are during the day (unless you wash them after every time you touch money...) a clean with mild soap and water is enough. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 6th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
Despite the name, they don't really sterilize.

Washing with plain old soap and hot water disinfects and sanitizes nearly as well as boiling or chemical means so why go through the trouble, expense and risk of damage of those other methods?

Even if you did sterilize your cup -- it would become un-sterile as soon as you took it out into the open air or touched it.

Similarly, you don't sterilize other things you put into your vagina. Fingers, mouths, (if applicable) penis, etc.

Just wash the eew off.