The Tuttnauer 3870M and Market Forge STM-EL are both tabletop autoclaves that are designed to sterilize a variety of items, including instruments, glassware, and liquids. Both autoclaves are easy to operate and have a variety of features that make them ideal for use in a variety of settings.
Here is a comparison of the two autoclaves:
|Feature||Tuttnauer 3870M||Market Forge STM-EL|
|Chamber size||12″ x 19″||16″ x 26″|
|Sterilizing temperature||250°F (121°C)||230°F (110°C) to 250°F (121°C)|
|Sterilizing pressure||15 psi||15 psi|
|Sterilizing time||1-60 minutes||1-60 minutes|
|Exhaust||Fast or slow||Fast or slow|
|Dimensions||13.75″ x 20″ x 24.625″||18-3/4″ wide x 27-5/8″ high x 31″ deep (55-1/4″ high on optional stand)|
|Weight||65 lbs||95 lbs|
|Warranty||1 year||1 year|
The Tuttnauer 3870M is a more compact autoclave that is ideal for use in a small space. The Market Forge STM-EL is a larger autoclave that can sterilize a larger volume of items. The Tuttnauer 3870M has manual controls, while the Market Forge STM-EL has analog controls. Both autoclaves have optional data recorders and printers. The Tuttnauer 3870M measures 13.75″ x 20″ x 24.625″ and weighs 65 lbs, while the Market Forge STM-EL measures 18-3/4″ wide x 27-5/8″ high x 31″ deep (55-1/4″ high on optional stand) and weighs 95 lbs. Both autoclaves have a 1-year warranty.
The best autoclave for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a compact autoclave that is easy to use, the Tuttnauer 3870M is a good option. If you need an autoclave that can sterilize a larger volume of items, the Market Forge STM-EL is a better choice.