At Burtons, we take great pride in the fact that we manufacture our Autoclaves in the UK

Over the last 30 years, we have used our knowledge and experience to develop our autoclave range. With this know-how and a trusted team of service engineers, you can rely on us to know which of our autoclaves are best for you.

What should you consider when choosing an Autoclave?


We understand that in a busy surgery, a top priority is getting things done quickly but thoroughly. Our autoclaves come with a large chamber capacity of at least 22 litres to ensure as many instruments as possible can be done at any one time.

Load Types: 

The type of load you intend to process is a deciding factor in which autoclave is best suited to your practice, you need to take into consideration:

  • Quantities of instruments you will need to process, per load, per day
  • Are the loads solid? (e.g. forceps, dental probes)
  • Are they hollow items? (e.g. cannulated devices, dental handpieces)
  • Do you intend to process porous loads?
  • How many and what type of layers of wrapping do you expect to be using?

Why Choose a Vacuum Autoclave?

Are you always worried about certain instruments not being thoroughly sterilised? Then the vacuum is your answer. Using a vacuum to remove all air before the steam enters makes it ideal for cleaning pouched, hollow, linen and solid instruments without anything being missed.

Why Choose a Non-vacuum Autoclave?

A non-vacuum autoclave is designed specifically for sterilisation of non-wrapped and solid instruments. We also have a larger version available. The larger 30 litre chamber instead of the standard 22 litre enables you to process more instruments at any one time. Non – vacuum versions also give you the option of changing the sterilising and drying times to suit the load.

Autoclave Types & Intended Use:

B – For all wrapped or non-wrapped, solid, hollow and porous products.

N – For non-wrapped solid products

S – For non-wrapped solid or hollow instruments.