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How to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot in the microwave

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How to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot in the microwave

If you're new to using a Mooncup® or looking for an easier way to clean it than pulling out your pots and pans, this blog post is here to show you how to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot in the microwave.

How to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot in the microwave

Step 1: Rinse your Mooncup®

Before you sterilise, make sure to rinse your Mooncup® under running water. 

😍 It's important to not miss this step when using your Mooncup® cleaning pot. This will remove the bulk of the residual fluids and ensure a cleaner sterilisation process.

Step 2: Prepare the cleaning pot

Take your Mooncup® cleaning pot and add approximately 50ml of drinking water. Gently place your Mooncup inside the pot, sitting rim down to ensure it's fully immersed.

Step 3: Microwave with care

Next, place the lid on top of the pot, but resist the temptation to seal it tightly. Leave the lid loose to allow steam to escape and to avoid pressure build-up. Set your microwave to 750-900 watts and time it for three minutes.

Step 4: Allow to cool

Once the microwave cycle is complete, do not be hasty in removing the cleaning pot. It's important to allow the pot (and its contents) to stand in the microwave for an additional ten minutes.

Step 5: Carefully remove cleaning pot

After standing, put on oven gloves to carefully remove the hot pot from the microwave. Place it on a heat-resistant surface and allow it to cool fully before handling further.


Safety tips while using the Mooncup® cleaning pot in the microwave

Handle with care

The water and pot will be very hot post-microwave use. Always use oven gloves to prevent burns and scalds.

Prevent pressure build-up

Do not tightly secure the pot's lid during microwaving to avoid any accidents due to pressure build-up.

Storage advisory

Remember never to store your Mooncup® inside the cleaning pot.

Water quality

Always use clean drinking water for cleaning your Mooncup®.

Direction compliance

Use the cleaning pot only as directed for the sterilisation of menstrual cups.

Keep away from children and pets

Ensure these items are kept out of reach to maintain safety around the home.


Benefits of using the Mooncup® cleaning pot


Avoid the hassle of using different pans or containers for sterilisation.

Space-saving design

The collapsible design makes for easy storage, and it’s perfect for small spaces.

Travel friendly

Lightweight and easy to pack; the cleaning pot is ideal for those who are on the move.

Size compatibility

Designed to fit all sizes of Mooncups, so you don't need multiple gadgets.


No longer does cleaning your menstrual cup need to be arduous or inconvenient. With the Mooncup® cleaning pot, sterilising your menstrual cup is as simple as using the microwave. This innovative solution ensures that you can maintain optimal menstrual cup hygiene easily and effectively, whether you’re at home or travelling.

Remember to follow all safety tips, allow your Mooncup® to cool completely, and sterilise regularly for peace of mind.

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