A Look at the Bottles and Extras for the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night Bottle Maker
A little research will reveal that, while there are a few other brands selling bottle-prep machines (Beaba and Burabi), Tommee Tippee has been doing it longer and better than anyone else.
Preparing a powdered formula feed with this machine is much easier and faster than using a kettle - it hygienically and safely produces a bottle of feed that is ready for your baby to drink in just two minutes. Amazing work.
Tommee Tippee has now released the Perfect Prep Day & Night, an updated version of the original machine that has won MFM Gold and Silver awards.
Elizabeth Bleakley lives in Essex with her husband Steve and their baby Aidan. The Perfect Prep machine was tried out at home for Aidan's feedings and was kept on the breakfast bar for easy access.
What is Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
Its primary function is to prepare a bottle feed at ready-to-drink temperature in under two minutes for parents who want to feed their hungry babies right away. This it accomplishes. However, so does its less expensive forerunner.
How does the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night differ from the original?
The first distinction is the price: it costs £55 more than the original Perfect Prep (£70 on Amazon).
Despite being more compact, a feature praised by both our home tester and some Tommee Tippee parents, the machine is nearly identical, with a few welcome updates.
A digital display has replaced the manual dial, and you can convert from milliliters to fluid ounces. You can also change the feed size - although some Tommee Tippee parents were disappointed that the smallest feed is 4oz, claiming that some formula was wasted, especially with young babies.
There is also a backlight, which eliminates the need to turn on a light during night feeds. And, after the previous model was chastised by parents and our MFM reviewer for its loud notification beeps, the new model includes volume control, allowing you to turn these down - a feature that 15% of Tommee Tippee parents appreciated.
Another difference is that the method has changed; the new Perfect Prep requires you to enter the formula first.
The new version has the advantage of providing step-by-step instructions on what and how to do everything, so you're very unlikely to make a mistake. If the grandparents are babysitting, you should be able to leave the house with confidence that they can make up a feed.
One change that many Tommee Tippee parents dislike is that the new model requires you to press a button multiple times while making a feed.
Finally, the Day & Night machine employs the same filters as the original machine.
What are your thoughts on the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
Once you've 'primed' your machine for the first time and the filter has spent 10 minutes ensuring that the water is clean and ready to use, you're good to go.
The instructions, both in the manual and on the screen, are clear and concise.
- Choose the size of the feed you want to prepare.
- Place your bottle with the formula already added onto the tray.
- The 70°C hot shot is administered, which kills any bacteria in the formula, and once completed, you must gently shake your bottle with the lid on.
- Then, with the lid removed, tell the machine you're ready for the rest of the water, and it fills it to the desired volume.
- The feed has reached body temperature (similar to breast milk) and is ready to drink immediately.
At each step, the machine requires you to confirm that you have completed the previous action, making it fairly foolproof - even if it is late at night.
How much time does it take to make a feed?
It takes less than two minutes to prepare a feed that is the proper temperature for your baby to drink - a 4oz feed takes just over a minute - which is incredibly fast when compared to making one with a kettle and then cooling it down.
What is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
I used the previous model, and while I wouldn't say this model is significantly more effective, I can't fault this product, and neither could our home tester. "It's an absolute must-have for all bottle-feeding parents," she says. It was often difficult to get a bottle ready in time for a screaming and hungry baby before using this product. This is no longer the case. Perfect Prep is simple to use and set up, and it produces a bottle of formula at the proper temperature in minutes. ”
Other parents appear to like the new Perfect Prep, with 82% of Tommee Tippee parents and 84% of Argos parents giving it 5 stars.
Is it simple to use?
Yes, and 30% of Tommee Tippee parents, 25% of John Lewis parents, and nearly a quarter of Argos parents agree.
The digital screen, which provides step-by-step instructions on what to do, leaves little room for error.
How many bottles of Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night can you make at once?
Like the original, the machine can only prepare one bottle at a time. The tank does hold a decent amount of water, so you'll get a couple of feeds from a full tank.
Is it suitable for all types of bottles and formulas?
One of the best aspects of the Perfect Prep is that you can use almost any bottle and formula. The brand avoided making their products incompatible with competitors in order to ensure brand loyalty, and as a result, they are likely to have more loyal customers as a result.
What are the best features of the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
For me, the best feature is knowing that the bottle will be ready quickly and at the proper temperature, because a hungry baby does not appreciate waiting for a bottle to cool. Its speed was also a popular feature among parents, with nearly a third of Tommee Tippee parents, a quarter of John Lewis parents, and nearly a quarter of Argos parents praising it the most.
Our home tester appreciated how it gave her peace of mind that the feed was prepared hygienically and safely for her baby, stating, "The temperature has been perfect and consistent each time, which is reassuring and one less thing to worry about." I particularly like the first hot shot, which kills bacteria while also quickly dissolving formula. ”
How loud is it?
The volume control only applies to the machine's beeping, and it's worth noting that the actual bottle prep is quite loud as well - only slightly quieter than a standard kettle. If you're purchasing the machine because you don't want to wake your family during night feeds, you should think about this.
What did you think of the 'night-time glow' feature of Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
Maybe my expectations are unrealistic, but if a product has a digital display screen, you'd expect it to be backlit. It's certainly convenient to have.
What is the size of the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
The machine is 21 inches tall. 6cm x 30 It measures 6cm x 33cm and is about the same height as a toaster. It fits nicely in a kitchen and doesn't take up much space. It is undeniably more appealing in black than in white.
How transportable is it?
This product is not intended for travel. You can't take it with you because it runs on mains electricity, and it's too big to fit into your changing bag 'just in case.' In fact, the instructions state that it is only intended for use in the kitchen.
Is it simple to clean?
Cleaning the machine takes about 10 minutes and is very simple because the machine instructs you on what to do.
Tommee Tippee recommends cleaning your Perfect Prep Day & Night before the first use, and then every four weeks, when the filter is replaced, or if it hasn't been used in a week.
Cleaning the Perfect Prep:
- Go to the settings menu.
- Select 'Clean unit.'
- Press the select button and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Although the digital display does not tell you how much time is left, it does notify you when it is halfway done because the receptacle you're filtering into needs to be emptied.
Tommee Tippee also recommends wiping down the machine's surfaces, including the dispenser spout, with an antibacterial cleaner and a cloth on a regular basis.
Along with cleaning, you'll need to descale the machine on a regular basis to remove calcium and other minerals that could impair its performance - don't worry, the machine will notify you when this is necessary. For this, Tommee Tippee recommends using food-grade white/clear vinegar.
Descale the Perfect Prep as follows:
- Navigate to the settings menu.
- Choose 'Descale unit.'
- Select the option and then follow the on-screen instructions.
It is possible that the descaling process will take up to 30 minutes.
What's inside the box?
One filter is included, as well as the machine with a removable bottle tray, a Tommee Tippee feeding bottle (150ml with slow flow teat), and one filter cap.
Is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night simple to assemble?
Putting this together is actually quite simple. You literally cannot go wrong with the instruction manual and the digital display that gives you step-by-step instructions as you do each part of assembly and prep.
What did you think of the product's design?
The plastic feels a little cheap, but I think in black - it also comes in white or grey - this can be overlooked. I believe the materials should feel more premium for the price, but 72% of John Lewis parents rated it "Excellent" for style, and our home tester agreed, saying "The quality of this product is very high." I highly recommend it, from the sleek design to the digital display to the various mode settings. ”
What would you have liked to know about the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night before purchasing it?
If I'd spent £130 on a new machine, I'd want to know that I'd have to spend an extra £11 on maintenance. Every three months, 99 on it for a new filter It's not much, but nearly £48 per year adds up.
Are there any design elements that you found especially useful?
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night is an excellent product. It's not far ahead of the original Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep, but after using and researching its predecessor, I believe the digital display's step-by-step cleaning instructions are especially helpful.
Is the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night worth it?
I believe it is dependent on how much you value your time - and at 3 a.m., you can't put a price on it. "Yes, it is absolutely worth the money as I have used this item every day for all bottle feeds," says our home tester. Feeding time is crucial, as is bottle temperature. This product helps to overcome a HUGE barrier by consistently delivering the perfect bottle of formula. ”
The number of five-star reviews from Tommee Tippee, Argos, and John Lewis parents also suggests that they are willing to pay for the convenience and speed that this machine provides, as it means (hopefully) less time spent on the computer. ) less crying and stress during feeding times, as well as a quicker return to sleep following night feeds
However, after six months of bottle-feeding, we have successfully sterilised water and made our own bottles without the use of this machine. So, while I believe this machine is fantastic, not having one saved us £130. I'd be more likely to consider it if it were half the price, because bottle feeding and formula can be expensive even without the addition of expensive machinery.
It's also worth noting that the machine only comes with one filter, which must be replaced every three months. That's an additional £11. 99 (or £21 99 for two), four times a year, significantly increasing the machine's cost.
What stores sell Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day & Night?
Tommee Tippee, Amazon, and John Lewis all stock it.
The verdict of MadeForMums is:
The Perfect Prep machine is simple to use and relieves parental stress by quickly producing a ready-to-drink bottle. Every parent I know wants to save time while also knowing that what they're feeding their child is safe. There aren't many household name brands that provide such an easy solution to bottle-feeding, and Tommee Tippee appears to have thought of everything.
However, while I would recommend the product to mothers who intend to bottle feed, I would not recommend this specific model because I believe some of the previous models are less expensive and just as effective. However, many parents thought the new model was an improvement over the old one, particularly with the addition of a volume button.
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