Talk to a Flinn Scientist or Customer Service Rep1-800-452-1261M-F 7:30am-5pm CT

Teacher Resources

I don't have an autoclave. How can I sterilize my equipment?

Simple equipment can be sterilized using a bleach or Lysol solution. Glassware can be sterilized by placing in an oven at a temperature of 160-190 °C (320-374 °F) for at least an hour. To sterilize culture media, an autoclave or pressure cooker is required.


P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.