A Podiatry autoclave is a valuable and in some cases essential piece of podiatry equipment for any podiatry practice.
A good quality appropriate autoclave can last many years and forms the main part of an effective decontamination procedure.
There are many different types and brands of steriliser used in Podiatry. In this article we run through 10 of the most common podiatry autoclave companies and brands available in the UK.
You may have noticed that we named this post “Top 10 UK Podiatry Autoclave Companies” this is because although many are manufacturer’s, equally, many are not.
All companies have been listed in alphabetical order, you can click on the links on the names to find out more information on a particular company or range.
For those looking for a guide to buying your first autoclave check out our recent article.
1. Burtons Medical
Trading for over 30 years Burtons have a range of medical equipment and consumables covering a range of medical sectors, including Podiatry.
Based in Kent Burton’s offer a small range of vacuum and non vacuum autoclaves for the podiatry market under the “Instaclave“ brand names. View Burtons Autoclaves.
2. Eschmann Holdings Ltd
One of the largest supplier and manufacturer of autoclaves in the UK, Eschmann Holdings offer the popular “Little Sister & SES” brand names.
Many practitioners will be familiar with these machines as many are in use in dental, veterinary and podiatry practices, as well as NHS departments across the country.
Eschmann autoclaves are known for their reliability and price! they have the largest servicing backup of any UK company with excess of 40 engineers covering the country.
3. Excel Healthcare
Based in Essex Excel Healthcare have been supplying cost effective autoclaves for over twenty years.
The current range of autoclaves the “Enigma” range offer the cost conscious practitioner an ideal choice.
Available from a range of podiatry supplies companies including Excel healthcare direct, Trycare and Just care podiatry.
Excel are also the only company to offer a rental scheme for their machines.
An Italian company based in Vicenza, founded in 1975 with a long history in the supply of high quality autoclaves.
Euronda autoclaves have previously been sold into the UK by Algeos. Their autoclave brand “Pro System” includes the E8, E9 & E10 machines.
A UK company based in Rushton Northamptonshire, MDS are are an established supplier to the Podiatry market.
MDS machines have a range with a look similar to the Excel Enigma and Nova range.
Focusing solely on the Vacuum models MDS offer an 8ltr & 12ltr “B” Type machines.
All machines are available with full backup and support for their machines.
An all round medical decontamination company, Medisafe used to offer two machines for a private practice setting as well as a range of washer disinfection units for larger practice and sterilization departments.
The company no focus on their washer, ultrasonic and sonic irrigation units.
Known for producing the worlds first “Sonic Irrigator” Medisafe are an established UK company with a good reputation.
German firm Melag are one of the most expensive choices in the market but can claim over 60 years experience in the market.
Currently supplied direct through Algeos. The Melag machines offer exceptional quality. Sold into over 20 countries.
Available in a range of sizes including 7, 9 ,18ltr versions. Support and backup for Melag machines may not be countrywide.
Italian manufacturer Midmark Newmed offer a range of high quality autoclaves.
The machines are serviced through authorised agent Dentalex Medical who sell their machines through a distribution agreement with Canonbury Products.
The 6ltr Speedy N is not only one of the quickest machines on the market, it’s also one of the most reliable.
9. Nova Tech International
Originally supplied through podiatry trade supplier Algeos, the novatech range of autoclaves are very similar to the Enigma in look, appearance and operation.
Machines available are the vacuum 8ltr & 12ltr “B” types. Since publication this brand no longer seems to be offered by Algeos.
It is unsure if backup and support and parts will continue to be offered.
10. Prestige Medical
Prestige Medical Ltd will be a well known names to many podiatry practices.
They’re the manufacturer of one of the most recognisable machines to smaller private practices the Prestige Medical Classic.
The machines have recently been upgraded and sub categorised into various markets including Podiatry, Veterinary and Medical.
Prestige are widely considered to be the second largest Autoclave supplier to the UK podiatry market.
Buying a Podiatry autoclave is an essential choice for any podiatry clinic, it is critical that the company you choose can offer a good level of reliability and backup with qualified engineers.
All autoclaves benefit from routine servicing to ensure your machine is working correctly and safely.