Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine #Babyologist *REVIEW*

Receiving a phone call a couple of weeks ago informing me that I'd been chosen as an official #Babyologist for Babies 'R' Us, I cannot tell you how excited that made me! I love the idea of testing things out that I wouldn't normally think about using myself. Over my years blogging, I have found some serious gems that I use religiously thanks to have finding them through either my blog or other people's blogs.

My very first task as a Babyologist was to try out the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine which normally retails at £99.99. My initial thoughts were that it best had be good for that amount of money, it's not something I would ever have thought about spending when I could just do this for making bottle instead. Anyway, I'd heard some pretty good things and was eager to give it a whirl.

USING THE PERFECT PREP MACHINE.

Setting up the Perfect Prep Machine was as simple as running a few jugs of water through the tank before adding the filter cartridge, and then running water through once more. It's straight forward, making for a very easy set-up for such a clever little gadget!

The idea behind the Perfect Prep machine is that you get the perfect temperature bottle made with filtered water in less than 2 minutes. I put it to the test...

1. Choose the number of ounces you require on the round dial and press the big start button! The light will flash red whilst in action.

2. The machine will beep once a small proportion of hot water (a 'hot shot') has been dispensed. At this point, remove the bottle and add the corresponding scoops of formula needed to the ounce bottle required.

3. Screw a lid on to your bottle and shake! 

4. Place the bottle back on the stand and press the button. It will go from Red to Green (shown below) as the cooler water starts to fill the bottle.

5. A final beep will sound when the bottle is finished. Wallah! Done! Complete! Success! 

I double check the bottle on my wrist after each prepared bottle just to be sure and true to it's name it's perfect, every time.
bottle compatibility tommee tippee perfect prep machine

HANDY TIPS.

Compatible bottles - The Good
It's important to tell you that you can use any brand of bottle with this machine, it doesn't have to be tommee tippee. So if you've already bought all of your baby bottles and you feel this wouldn't be worth your while because of that, have no fear! The stand is easily adjustable with just two simple hooks slotting into holes at different heights.


Compatible bottles - The Bad
I would advise, however, that you don't use a tall slim bottle. It fits just fine, but because the inital 'hot shot' is so hot, the scoops of formula become conjealed in the neck and on the scoop. You may not get the correct amount of formula required.
Finley loves his closer to nature bottles as well as the tall tommee tippee bottles. What I end up doing it prepping the feed into a jug and transferring it into the tall bottle instead. It's not much bother at all, just remember that the jug should be sterile as well as the bottle!


Think about sterilisation
Another aspect to note - I wouldn't bother with a microwave steriliser if you have this wonderful machine. You won't be sterilising at full capacity because once a microwave steriliser is opened, you need to prep the bottles within 4 hours - not going to happen because you don't need to bulk make any more.

Instead, I have a cycle. An it's a bloody good cycle too, if I do say so myself! I wash my bottles, place them onto my drying rack. I have a single bottle in my tidy little coldwater steriliser and take out when ready to use the Perfect Prep Machine. Whilst the bottle is finishing, I pop another dry bottle into the steriliser ready for next time. And so the cycle goes on... simplicity at it's best!

Spare Parts
Spare filters are £8.99 each, I would keep one in, ready for when the light tells you it needs replacing. You are not going to want to have to revert back to kettle making bottles whilst you wait to buy one.


FINAL THOUGHTS.

The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine has made my life a bajillion times easier. No waiting for the kettle to cool for 30 minutes before being able to get started, no messing around cooling down or warming up bottles in jugs of water, no bulk making bottles taking 20+ minutes at a time. It's just incredible.

I'm sorry I didn't purchase one of these from birth - the night feeds especially would have been a breeze. It speaks volumes to say that Finley is nearly 5 months old and weaning yet I love this so very much, imagine how much more time I could have saved and how much easier this could have made my life had I have had it 5 months ago?

If £99.99 sounds out of your budget, you're in luck because Babies 'R' Us have an offer at the moment where it's just £69.99. Incredible price. If it's still a little steep, my honest advice would be to ask friends or family to chip in and buy this as your baby gift. I wish I did. I truly, truly do.

Don't miss out on one of the most innovative products I have ever had the pleasure of using.

Final word: AMAZING.

DISCLAIMER: I WAS SENT THIS FOR PURPOSE OF REVIEW. I WAS NOT PAID TO WRITE THIS POST AND ALL OPINIONS AND VIEWS ARE MY OWN, OPEN AND HONEST AS ALWAYS. 

4 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of this machine! We got one after breastfeeding didn't work out for us and have absolutely never looked back! It's just brilliant. Though I fully admit when we were buying bits before our little one arrived both my partner and I thought it was gimmicky... but then we were first time parents with no idea how much of a faff formula feeding can be without this machine.

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  2. Such good news that you have found something so useful! I love it when I find things like that which improve life a little bit X

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  3. What a great gadget, these sort of things were never available in my times when I had kids.

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  4. Wow, will have to get this if we have another bub :)

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