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. 16 liter BIOCLAVE 18™ AutoClave offers three cycle options (standard programs), which are preset for sterilization of liquids, wrapped instruments or unwrapped instruments/plasticware. A fourth "Dry Only" option is also available for additional drying time at the end of a cycle. For special applications, requiring variations in cycle parameters, all settings on the BioClave 18 are fully adjustable.