Steam sterilization of research tools and consumables is convenient and affordable with BIOCLAVE digital research autoclaves. With a width of under 18" (under 14" for BioClave Mini), both models fit comfortably on even the most crowded benchtop. Despite the space-saving exterior dimensions, stainless steel sterilization chambers are surprisingly large, accommodating a variety of liquids, media, instruments, glassware, plasticware and other common laboratory items. Both models include a mechanical and electrical safety interlock that prevents the door from being opened until pressure has reached zero PSI. Three trays (two with the BioClave Mini) are supplied with each unit, along with a convenient tray removal tool. With large digital displays and fully automatic operation, all segments of sterilization cycle (fill, sterilize, exhaust and dry) commence and run to completion by simply pressing the start button. 8 liter BIOCLAVE Mini AutoClave is preprogrammed to meet basic sterilization needs. Although temperature can be selected at either 121 degrees C or 134 degrees C, sterilization time is fixed.