Have you ever think that how doctors are able to use the same surgical tools many time without passing any single germ from one patient to another. You likely figured out that it has something they use for cleaning these tools. Autoclaves are the instruments that are used in medical facility. They are highly efficient machines that uses pressure & steam to maintain a favorable temperature for different microorganisms or their spores to live. Our Autoclaves are like pressure cooker where high heat and pressure are applied to the living microorganisms to kill them. Speculums and scrapper are some tools that are frequently autoclaved.