Loop sterilizers are designed to sterilize metal inoculating loops and needles without using an open flame. With an electric heat source, these devices eliminate any hazards common with gas and open flames making the environment safer for personnel. The features prevent infectious spatter and cross-contamination. Infrared sterilization methods are ideal for use in anaerobic chambers. Loop sterilizers also can disinfect other non-sharp laboratory tools such as pipettes and other glass instruments used in quality control or research.