The Statim sterilizes instruments in less than five minutes. A forced steam injector begins sterilization in less than three minutes. Fast heat up and cool down greatly reduces the total time instruments spend in moist heat conditions. Instruments that once were bathed in antiseptic solution can now be sterilized. The Statim uses pure steam only once. Condensate is discarded after each cycle. Conventional autoclaves re-circulate harmful contaminants through a closed water system. Entire sterilization cycle, including instrument drying, is computer controlled for foolproof operation.