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Bottle Warmers

Best Bottle Warmers in The Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best bottle warmers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

A bottle warmer may look like a product that is "nice-to-have" but not a "need-to-have." However, in modern times, this is a product that every parent swears by because of its simplicity and efficiency. If you also want to know that the perks of a bottle warmer is really worth investing in, then check out our buyer’s guide. And if convinced, you can also go through the reviews of the top seven bottle warmer of 2021 and buy the best.

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Philips Avent

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Warms evenly, no hotspots
Gentle warming helps in preserving the essential nutrients
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Compatible only with Philips Avent bottles and containers
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Nuk

Thermo Express Bottle Warmer

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Indicator light for heating phase
Maximum safety due to overheating protection
Easy to use
Remove glass jar and bottle easily with a practical basket
Not suitable for PE bottles or breast milk bags
Electric
Water bath
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Tommee Tippee

Close to Nature Bottle Warmer

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Keep boiling water lukewarm for 24 hours

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Dishwasher safe
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Béaba

Baby milk bottle warmer

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Steam sterilises a single bottle or bottle parts, including teats
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Tommee Tippee

All-in-One Advanced Bottle and Bag Warmer

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Nuvita

1170 Digital 4-in-1 Baby Food and Breast Milk Bottle Warmer

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SaponinTree

Baby Bottle Warmer & Bottle Sterilizer

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Bottle Warmers in the Netherlands

Best way to keep the milk warm!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for a bottle warmer

What should you look for when buying a bottle warmer?

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Use Cases: The best bottle warmer for you

Which type of bottle warmer is best for your use case?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for bottle warmers

Best practices for bottle warmer usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best bottle warmers

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a bottle warmer

1.1 Types

  • Electric

The electric bottle warmers use two methods to warm the milk and food, i.e. water bath or steam. Steam bottle warmers are faster than bottle warmers that use water to warm up the milk. The water bath method warms up the milk gradually and also retain its nutrients. However, an electric bottle warmer is not good to take around as they are usually large in size and also need a power source to heat up.

  • Non-electric

A non-electric bottle warmer consists of a thermos and measuring cup. It doesn’t demand power in any manner, no socket, no battery, nothing. You just have to pour hot or boiling water in the thermos, and at the time of warming milk, you just have to put the required amount of water in the cup and then put the bottle/jar in it.

The thermos usually has a 500 ml capacity, and it can keep water hot for even a day. Also, it is a great option to carry along anywhere. On the downside, they need more time to warm up.

  • Digital

Digital bottle warmer works either on electricity or with a battery. It has an LED/LCD screen on which the temperature of the baby food is displayed. Also, instead of a dial, they have a smart button to select timer, temperature or any other program like defrosting, timers, sterilisation, etc. Most of the digital bottle warmer models can heat and keep two bottles warm at the same time.

  • Travel

Any bottle warmer that doesn’t need a socket or electricity is best for travelling purposes. Besides being non-electric, a travel bottle warmer usually uses a rechargeable battery or accumulator to operate. If you intend to use it in a car, get a bottle warmer with an adapter that fits into the car's cigarette lighter. Since these bottle warmers are made for travelling purposes, they are lightweight and compact that you can easily take them with you in a bag. On the downside, they use less power and need more time to warm up.

  • Electric

The electric bottle warmers use two methods to warm the milk and food, i.e. water bath or steam. Steam bottle warmers are faster than bottle warmers that use water to warm up the milk. The water bath method warms up the milk gradually and also retain its nutrients. However, an electric bottle warmer is not good to take around as they are usually large in size and also need a power source to heat up.

  • Non-electric

A non-electric bottle warmer consists of a thermos and measuring cup. It doesn’t demand power in any manner, no socket, no battery, nothing. You just have to pour hot or boiling water in the thermos, and at the time of warming milk, you just have to put the required amount of water in the cup and then put the bottle/jar in it.

The thermos usually has a 500 ml capacity, and it can keep water hot for even a day. Also, it is a great option to carry along anywhere. On the downside, they need more time to warm up.

  • Digital

Digital bottle warmer works either on electricity or with a battery. It has an LED/LCD screen on which the temperature of the baby food is displayed. Also, instead of a dial, they have a smart button to select timer, temperature or any other program like defrosting, timers, sterilisation, etc. Most of the digital bottle warmer models can heat and keep two bottles warm at the same time.

  • Travel

Any bottle warmer that doesn’t need a socket or electricity is best for travelling purposes. Besides being non-electric, a travel bottle warmer usually uses a rechargeable battery or accumulator to operate. If you intend to use it in a car, get a bottle warmer with an adapter that fits into the car's cigarette lighter. Since these bottle warmers are made for travelling purposes, they are lightweight and compact that you can easily take them with you in a bag. On the downside, they use less power and need more time to warm up.

1.2 Method

A bottle warmer uses more than just one method to warm the baby milk and food. So, let’s know about the ways in which milk is heated in detail.

  • Water: If a bottle warmer uses water to warm up the milk/food, then you need to pour water in the warmer. Water will be brought to the required temperature and pushed around the milk bottle, heating it up evenly and gradually. This method, also known as a water bath, takes quite some time to do the job. But due to slow heating time, all the nutrients of the milk and food are retained.

  • Steam: Bottle warmer using the steam method has a small water reservoir from which steams come out to heat the milk. In this method, the desired temperature is achieved faster. And the downside is, all the nutrients can be lost due to hot steam. Another downside is that water becomes quite hot, so you can not immediately remove the bottle from the warmer.

  • Heating Pad: This is like your regular heating pad that you use to provide warmth to your injured body part or you pit on your stomach to get rid of the period cramps. So, it is a cloth with a heating element that you tie to the milk bottle or food jar to heat them. It is a great on-the-go milk bottle warmer. However, this doesn’t come with any indicator, so you have to keep a constant eye on it to determine how warm the milk is.

A bottle warmer uses more than just one method to warm the baby milk and food. So, let’s know about the ways in which milk is heated in detail.

  • Water: If a bottle warmer uses water to warm up the milk/food, then you need to pour water in the warmer. Water will be brought to the required temperature and pushed around the milk bottle, heating it up evenly and gradually. This method, also known as a water bath, takes quite some time to do the job. But due to slow heating time, all the nutrients of the milk and food are retained.

  • Steam: Bottle warmer using the steam method has a small water reservoir from which steams come out to heat the milk. In this method, the desired temperature is achieved faster. And the downside is, all the nutrients can be lost due to hot steam. Another downside is that water becomes quite hot, so you can not immediately remove the bottle from the warmer.

  • Heating Pad: This is like your regular heating pad that you use to provide warmth to your injured body part or you pit on your stomach to get rid of the period cramps. So, it is a cloth with a heating element that you tie to the milk bottle or food jar to heat them. It is a great on-the-go milk bottle warmer. However, this doesn’t come with any indicator, so you have to keep a constant eye on it to determine how warm the milk is.

1.3 Power

Be it bottle warmer or any other kitchen appliance; more power simply means more speed. So, if a bottle warmer has more power, it will heat up in less time. So, if you don't want to wait for long until the milk or the baby food is ready, a bottle warmer with more power is recommended.

Be it bottle warmer or any other kitchen appliance; more power simply means more speed. So, if a bottle warmer has more power, it will heat up in less time. So, if you don't want to wait for long until the milk or the baby food is ready, a bottle warmer with more power is recommended.

1.4 Heating Speed/Time

Usually, a bottle warmer takes about three to five minutes for the milk to reach the right temperature, but there are also bottle warmers that take longer. If you have an impatient baby, go for a bottle that can be warmed up quickly. However, if you can use the bottle warmer occasionally, the speed does not matter that much.

Usually, a bottle warmer takes about three to five minutes for the milk to reach the right temperature, but there are also bottle warmers that take longer. If you have an impatient baby, go for a bottle that can be warmed up quickly. However, if you can use the bottle warmer occasionally, the speed does not matter that much.

1.5 Functionality

Functionality refers to usage, purpose. You need to be sure of the reason(s) where you will put this device to use. For example, will you be using it only to warm milk or food as well? In addition to this, mothers who plan on freezing breast milk might want to get a defrost function model. If you are often busy, you might want to control the appliance from a remote or smartphone. Moreover, if you're going to make the most of it, you can choose a warmer with extra features like sterilisation, egg boiling, etc.

Functionality refers to usage, purpose. You need to be sure of the reason(s) where you will put this device to use. For example, will you be using it only to warm milk or food as well? In addition to this, mothers who plan on freezing breast milk might want to get a defrost function model. If you are often busy, you might want to control the appliance from a remote or smartphone. Moreover, if you're going to make the most of it, you can choose a warmer with extra features like sterilisation, egg boiling, etc.

1.6 Keep-warm Function

As the name suggests, the keep-warm function helps keep the baby milk and food warm for a long time. This works in collaboration with the overheating protection system or automatically switch-off feature. So, once the warmer switches off, the keep warm function gets activated, and you get warm milk/food anytime you take the bottle/jar out. However, you need to ensure that there is an integrated thermostat for the water to maintain the right temperature.

The keep-warm function comes in very handy if you do not want to feed the baby immediately, and when the feeding time is there, your baby will not have to wait for long.

As the name suggests, the keep-warm function helps keep the baby milk and food warm for a long time. This works in collaboration with the overheating protection system or automatically switch-off feature. So, once the warmer switches off, the keep warm function gets activated, and you get warm milk/food anytime you take the bottle/jar out. However, you need to ensure that there is an integrated thermostat for the water to maintain the right temperature.

The keep-warm function comes in very handy if you do not want to feed the baby immediately, and when the feeding time is there, your baby will not have to wait for long.

1.7 Bottle Compatibility

The bottle warmer should be of such size that your child’s bottle fits in it perfectly. Many uniquely shaped milk bottles won’t fit in a regular bottle warmer. The best thing to do is go for a universal bottle warmer that fits all shapes and sizes of bottles. Alternatively, you can buy a bottle after purchasing a bottle warmer. Some brands produce bottle warmer in which their brand’s bottle will, for example, Philips Avent Bottle Warmer.

The bottle warmer should be of such size that your child’s bottle fits in it perfectly. Many uniquely shaped milk bottles won’t fit in a regular bottle warmer. The best thing to do is go for a universal bottle warmer that fits all shapes and sizes of bottles. Alternatively, you can buy a bottle after purchasing a bottle warmer. Some brands produce bottle warmer in which their brand’s bottle will, for example, Philips Avent Bottle Warmer.

1.8 Capacity

The capacity of a bottle warmer can vary from model to model. Most of the bottle warmer has space for only one bottle or jar. However, there are also bottle warmers that can accommodate two to three bottles or one jar and one bottle together. If you are blessed with twins or triplets, you can benefit from a bottle warmer that has more capacity.

The capacity of a bottle warmer can vary from model to model. Most of the bottle warmer has space for only one bottle or jar. However, there are also bottle warmers that can accommodate two to three bottles or one jar and one bottle together. If you are blessed with twins or triplets, you can benefit from a bottle warmer that has more capacity.

1.9 Health and Safety

Health and safety is a priority when choosing a bottle warmer. Never overheat or unevenly heat the milk as doing so can cause hot spots or alter the nutritious value of breastmilk. Get a bottle warmer that doesn’t exceed a temperature of 104°F / 40°C. In fact, it is best if milk stays at or below body temperature, i.e. 98.6°F / 37°C.

Health and safety is a priority when choosing a bottle warmer. Never overheat or unevenly heat the milk as doing so can cause hot spots or alter the nutritious value of breastmilk. Get a bottle warmer that doesn’t exceed a temperature of 104°F / 40°C. In fact, it is best if milk stays at or below body temperature, i.e. 98.6°F / 37°C.

1.10 Adjustable Temperature

The work of this feature becomes quite evident from the name. This function helps in adjusting the temperature of the bottle warmer. You might not always need a warmer to heat up the milk or food quickly. Using the adjustable temperature feature, you can set the temperature as per your convenience. So, if it is your baby’s bath time, you can choose to warm up the milk at a low temperature ( which will, of course, take more time). So, when your baby is ready, he or she will get warm and not overheated milk.

The work of this feature becomes quite evident from the name. This function helps in adjusting the temperature of the bottle warmer. You might not always need a warmer to heat up the milk or food quickly. Using the adjustable temperature feature, you can set the temperature as per your convenience. So, if it is your baby’s bath time, you can choose to warm up the milk at a low temperature ( which will, of course, take more time). So, when your baby is ready, he or she will get warm and not overheated milk.

1.11 Auto Shut-off

The name says it all. The product with an automatic shut-off feature will shut off the bottle warmer on its own once the warmer has done its job after reaching the desired temperature. It is a beneficial feature as you don't have to stay with the device all the time until it's done. It ensures that you don’t accidentally overheat the milk, as that can ruin the milk by decreasing its nutrients and scalding your baby.

The name says it all. The product with an automatic shut-off feature will shut off the bottle warmer on its own once the warmer has done its job after reaching the desired temperature. It is a beneficial feature as you don't have to stay with the device all the time until it's done. It ensures that you don’t accidentally overheat the milk, as that can ruin the milk by decreasing its nutrients and scalding your baby.

1.12 Consistency

Choose a bottle warmer that offers consistency with respect to time, temperature, food item, etc. So, the milk warmer should take the exact time always if you put, for example, a 150 ml milk bottle in it. The consistency factor will save you time. You will not have to do any estimation or assumption.

Choose a bottle warmer that offers consistency with respect to time, temperature, food item, etc. So, the milk warmer should take the exact time always if you put, for example, a 150 ml milk bottle in it. The consistency factor will save you time. You will not have to do any estimation or assumption.

1.13 Size

The bottle warmer comes in different sizes. Some of them are good only for small bottles, but some have space for wide-size bottles and jars. Also, there are bottle warmers in thick you can put 2-3 bottles at a time. So, if such is the case, then the dimension/size of the warmer will be more. You have to consider the size of the place where you will put the former as it should fit there perfectly. Sometimes the bottle warmer is tall, and they cannot fit into a small cabinet.

The bottle warmer comes in different sizes. Some of them are good only for small bottles, but some have space for wide-size bottles and jars. Also, there are bottle warmers in thick you can put 2-3 bottles at a time. So, if such is the case, then the dimension/size of the warmer will be more. You have to consider the size of the place where you will put the former as it should fit there perfectly. Sometimes the bottle warmer is tall, and they cannot fit into a small cabinet.

1.14 Smartphone App & Remote

There are bottle warmers that come with their own app offering additional convenience. They have an app that parents can download, and you can control the warmer from your smartphone, from setting the temperature/timer to shutting it off. You get all the notifications right on your mobile when the bottle is heated up and ready.

Some bottle warmers may not have an app, but they come with remote control for added convenience. You just have to keep the bottle in the device, which will keep the bottle cool until it’s needed. Whenever it is time to feed, you can simply use the remote to warm up the bottle while focusing on getting themselves out of bed.

There are bottle warmers that come with their own app offering additional convenience. They have an app that parents can download, and you can control the warmer from your smartphone, from setting the temperature/timer to shutting it off. You get all the notifications right on your mobile when the bottle is heated up and ready.

Some bottle warmers may not have an app, but they come with remote control for added convenience. You just have to keep the bottle in the device, which will keep the bottle cool until it’s needed. Whenever it is time to feed, you can simply use the remote to warm up the bottle while focusing on getting themselves out of bed.

1.15 Additional Features

  • Sterilise

A bottle warmer with a sterilisation function is a great choice. It will do the job of killing 100% of germs stuck to your baby’s bottle. It will undoubtedly be a little expensive than a regular bottle warmer, but you will not have to spend on a separate steriliser in this case. Also, it will save space as you will have to keep only one appliance instead of two.

  • Defrost

If you store breast milk in the freezer, this is a must-have feature for you. With the help of this function, your baby can have milk in no time despite it being frozen.

  • Boiling Eggs

There are bottle warmers in which you can also boil eggs! Such an additional feature is helpful in a small kitchen. Just fill the warmer with water, and with the push of a button, the eggs are cooked to perfection.

  • Water Reservoir

A bottle warmer that has an integrated or attached water reservoir can save your time and effort. You can skip the job of adding water to it with every use. Steam-based warmers need you to fill a small vial with a precise amount of water whenever the device is used. You can end up spending almost as much time filling the vial as you do for waiting for the bottle to get warm, which can be a tedious process.

  • Warming Charts

Most bottle warmers include charts to help you determine the timer for perfect warming. These charts can be simple & straightforward to eye-crossing, and frustrating. The instructions are usually given based on different bottle sizes, materials, and temperatures.

  • Sterilise

A bottle warmer with a sterilisation function is a great choice. It will do the job of killing 100% of germs stuck to your baby’s bottle. It will undoubtedly be a little expensive than a regular bottle warmer, but you will not have to spend on a separate steriliser in this case. Also, it will save space as you will have to keep only one appliance instead of two.

  • Defrost

If you store breast milk in the freezer, this is a must-have feature for you. With the help of this function, your baby can have milk in no time despite it being frozen.

  • Boiling Eggs

There are bottle warmers in which you can also boil eggs! Such an additional feature is helpful in a small kitchen. Just fill the warmer with water, and with the push of a button, the eggs are cooked to perfection.

  • Water Reservoir

A bottle warmer that has an integrated or attached water reservoir can save your time and effort. You can skip the job of adding water to it with every use. Steam-based warmers need you to fill a small vial with a precise amount of water whenever the device is used. You can end up spending almost as much time filling the vial as you do for waiting for the bottle to get warm, which can be a tedious process.

  • Warming Charts

Most bottle warmers include charts to help you determine the timer for perfect warming. These charts can be simple & straightforward to eye-crossing, and frustrating. The instructions are usually given based on different bottle sizes, materials, and temperatures.

1.16 Easy to Use

An electric appliance like a bottle warmer is here to ease your life, save your time. But if the product itself is complicated to use, it will do anything but save your time. Moreover, sleep-derive, you wake up in the middle of the night, or even the first thing you do in the morning is to warm up your baby’s milk. You might not want to scratch your head finding out that how the appliance works.

So, whichever bottle warmer type you go for, but make sure it is easy to use. All in all, it should make your life easier.

An electric appliance like a bottle warmer is here to ease your life, save your time. But if the product itself is complicated to use, it will do anything but save your time. Moreover, sleep-derive, you wake up in the middle of the night, or even the first thing you do in the morning is to warm up your baby’s milk. You might not want to scratch your head finding out that how the appliance works.

So, whichever bottle warmer type you go for, but make sure it is easy to use. All in all, it should make your life easier.

1.17 Easy to Clean

A bottle warmer should not be just easy to use but easy to clean as well. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential, but it also varies with usage frequency. An appliance used daily will undoubtedly call for more maintenance v/s an appliance used weekly or rarely.

Some warmers are challenging to upkeep, while others need only regular wiping. The external cleaning process is always easy as it requires a quick wipe with a dry cloth. However, it isn't easy to clean it from the inside because warmers use water, leading to mineral deposits. These deposits call for descaling the units every few weeks, especially in areas with hard water.

Manufacturers often suggest soaking the warmer internal surface in vinegar solution for descaling or demineralisation. Every bottle warmer demands this. It is just about time, that for how long it will be needed soaking for- for a few hours or overnight.

A bottle warmer should not be just easy to use but easy to clean as well. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential, but it also varies with usage frequency. An appliance used daily will undoubtedly call for more maintenance v/s an appliance used weekly or rarely.

Some warmers are challenging to upkeep, while others need only regular wiping. The external cleaning process is always easy as it requires a quick wipe with a dry cloth. However, it isn't easy to clean it from the inside because warmers use water, leading to mineral deposits. These deposits call for descaling the units every few weeks, especially in areas with hard water.

Manufacturers often suggest soaking the warmer internal surface in vinegar solution for descaling or demineralisation. Every bottle warmer demands this. It is just about time, that for how long it will be needed soaking for- for a few hours or overnight.

1.18 Instruction Manual

It is crucial to read the instruction manual to understand the proper way to use the product. Wrong use of the warmer can lead to overheating of bottle/jar and ruining the milk/food. Improper use can also damage the appliance in the long run.

It is crucial to read the instruction manual to understand the proper way to use the product. Wrong use of the warmer can lead to overheating of bottle/jar and ruining the milk/food. Improper use can also damage the appliance in the long run.

1.19 Warranty

Warranty is a nice to have feature, especially when the product is used often. The frequent usage increases the chances of damaging the product, and if it is under warranty, the repair will be done at zero cost.

Warranty is a nice to have feature, especially when the product is used often. The frequent usage increases the chances of damaging the product, and if it is under warranty, the repair will be done at zero cost.

1.20 Price

Bottle warmers are an inexpensive item if compared to the other baby gears. You can get an essential bottle warmer for 20 euros. However, a feature-loaded bottle warmer from a reputed brand can cost you even 80 euros.

Bottle warmers are an inexpensive item if compared to the other baby gears. You can get an essential bottle warmer for 20 euros. However, a feature-loaded bottle warmer from a reputed brand can cost you even 80 euros.

2. Use Cases: The best bottle warmer for you

2.1 Which type of bottle warmer is best if my child and I travel often?

There are bottle warmers that are specially designed for on-the-go purposes. They are lightweight, compact and need a battery to charge.

There are bottle warmers that are specially designed for on-the-go purposes. They are lightweight, compact and need a battery to charge.

2.2 Which type of bottle warmer method is best for less milk warming time?

A steam-based bottle warmer is best if you want to heat the milk quickly. However, when the milk is rapidly warmed, it loses its nutrients. Therefore, ensure that whichever method you use but the warming temperature should not exceed 104°F / 40°C.

A steam-based bottle warmer is best if you want to heat the milk quickly. However, when the milk is rapidly warmed, it loses its nutrients. Therefore, ensure that whichever method you use but the warming temperature should not exceed 104°F / 40°C.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What do you use a bottle warmer for?

Well, the name says it all. A bottle warmer is used to warm the baby milk stored in a bottle. However, a feature enriched bottle warmer can do more than this. You can use it even to warm up the baby’s food and formulas.

Well, the name says it all. A bottle warmer is used to warm the baby milk stored in a bottle. However, a feature enriched bottle warmer can do more than this. You can use it even to warm up the baby’s food and formulas.

3.2 Do I actually need a bottle warmer?

If convenience is of supreme importance to you, then yes, you need a bottle warmer. It heats the milk simply and quickly while keeping its nutrients intact.

If convenience is of supreme importance to you, then yes, you need a bottle warmer. It heats the milk simply and quickly while keeping its nutrients intact.

3.3 Which bottle warmer should I buy for the Difrax bottle?

The Difrax bottle has an S-shape, and you can not use any bottle warmer for it. Such bootle needs a special bottle warmer, which, unfortunately, is difficult to obtain. If you can find it, that’s well and good, but if you can’t, then use warm water to heat the milk. Never use a microwave to warm the baby’s milk. 

The Difrax bottle has an S-shape, and you can not use any bottle warmer for it. Such bootle needs a special bottle warmer, which, unfortunately, is difficult to obtain. If you can find it, that’s well and good, but if you can’t, then use warm water to heat the milk. Never use a microwave to warm the baby’s milk. 

3.4 Why should I not use a microwave to warm baby's milk and food?

You can always use the microwave to warm up your baby’s food and formula. However, the microwave is not recommended to warm baby’s milk because it can lead to overheating the milk and killing the nutritious factor.

You can always use the microwave to warm up your baby’s food and formula. However, the microwave is not recommended to warm baby’s milk because it can lead to overheating the milk and killing the nutritious factor.

3.5 What are the benefits of using a bottle warmer?

Some of the benefits of using a bottle warmer are:

Safety: Microwaving your baby’s bottle is not recommended as it unevenly heats the milk and causes hot spots causing your baby’s mouth to burn. Bottle warmers spread heat evenly around the milk until it reaches the ideal temperature. 

Instant Nutrients: A bottle warmer warms the milk gradually and evenly, ensuring that the milk's nutrients remain intact.

Saves Time: Consider any modern appliance. They are meant to save your time by ensuring the task is completed efficiently and quickly. Things are no different with the bottle warmer.

Replicates Breast Milk’s Temperature: Yeah, that’s true. Usually, bottle warmer heats the milk at 104°F / 40°C, which is a little more than the body temperature - 98.6°F / 37°C. And the milk directly from the boob is nothing but the body temperature.

Some of the benefits of using a bottle warmer are:

Safety: Microwaving your baby’s bottle is not recommended as it unevenly heats the milk and causes hot spots causing your baby’s mouth to burn. Bottle warmers spread heat evenly around the milk until it reaches the ideal temperature. 

Instant Nutrients: A bottle warmer warms the milk gradually and evenly, ensuring that the milk's nutrients remain intact.

Saves Time: Consider any modern appliance. They are meant to save your time by ensuring the task is completed efficiently and quickly. Things are no different with the bottle warmer.

Replicates Breast Milk’s Temperature: Yeah, that’s true. Usually, bottle warmer heats the milk at 104°F / 40°C, which is a little more than the body temperature - 98.6°F / 37°C. And the milk directly from the boob is nothing but the body temperature.

3.6 Can breast milk be stored?

Yes, you can store breast milk. You can keep baby milk at room temperature for up to 4 hours. You can use it for up to 4 days if stored in the refrigerator and last for six months in the freezer. However, do not warm the breast milk microwave and never reheat breast milk more than once. Such acts destroy the nutrients of the milk and make room for harmful bacteria.

Yes, you can store breast milk. You can keep baby milk at room temperature for up to 4 hours. You can use it for up to 4 days if stored in the refrigerator and last for six months in the freezer. However, do not warm the breast milk microwave and never reheat breast milk more than once. Such acts destroy the nutrients of the milk and make room for harmful bacteria.

3.7 Does the bottle warmer has to be of the same brand as the bottle?

No. Manufacturers do recommend customers buy their bottles to accompany their bottle warmer. However, there is no such necessity until and unless that warmer is compatible only with the brand’s bottle, as in the case of Philips Avent.

Usually, bottle warmers are universally compatible with standard-shaped bottles as their mouths are made to accommodate different shapes and sizes. However, warming time can differ as bottles made of thinner materials will take more time to warm the milk than the ones made of thick glass.  

No. Manufacturers do recommend customers buy their bottles to accompany their bottle warmer. However, there is no such necessity until and unless that warmer is compatible only with the brand’s bottle, as in the case of Philips Avent.

Usually, bottle warmers are universally compatible with standard-shaped bottles as their mouths are made to accommodate different shapes and sizes. However, warming time can differ as bottles made of thinner materials will take more time to warm the milk than the ones made of thick glass.  

3.8 What are the best brands for milk bottle warmer?

Kiinde Kozii, Philips, the First Years, and Tommee Tippee, Go Intelligent, Nuk, Nuvita are some of the best brands for baby milk bottle warmer.

Kiinde Kozii, Philips, the First Years, and Tommee Tippee, Go Intelligent, Nuk, Nuvita are some of the best brands for baby milk bottle warmer.

3.9 How safe are the bottle warmers?

Bottle warmers are safe to use. They do have hot components that are meant to be kept away from children. Also, while taking the bottle or jar out of the appliance, attention to be paid as it can be hot to touch. If it is a steam-based warmer, then remove the lid carefully not to burn your skin with the steam.

Bottle warmers are safe to use. They do have hot components that are meant to be kept away from children. Also, while taking the bottle or jar out of the appliance, attention to be paid as it can be hot to touch. If it is a steam-based warmer, then remove the lid carefully not to burn your skin with the steam.

3.10 When should I descale the bottle warmer?

Bottle warmer should be descaled every four weeks or when it stops working. Over time, hard water can lead to limescale buildup on the warmer’s inside. Vinegar is excellent for breaking up that buildup.

Bottle warmer should be descaled every four weeks or when it stops working. Over time, hard water can lead to limescale buildup on the warmer’s inside. Vinegar is excellent for breaking up that buildup.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for bottle warmers

  • There are huge complaints from parents against a bottle warmer overheating the milk while defrosting it. So, either carefully uses the function of defrosting or the best option is to thaw the frozen baby milk in warm water or keep it in the fridge overnight before using the warmer. Overheating the milk simply means killing the nutrients.

  • Carefully read the directions given for the bottle warmer for saving the milk, food, and appliance from any damage.

  • It is not enough to touch the bottle. You must test the final temperature of your milk or food before offering it to your little one. Put a few drops on your inner wrist to check the milk or food’s temperature. It should always be lukewarm and not hot.

  • Never warm milk or food in a microwave because the kitchen appliance warms them unevenly, causing hot spots. In addition to it, a bottle that feels tepid on the outside might be having a boiling ilk inside, destroying the nutrients and causing your baby’s mouth to burn.

  • There are huge complaints from parents against a bottle warmer overheating the milk while defrosting it. So, either carefully uses the function of defrosting or the best option is to thaw the frozen baby milk in warm water or keep it in the fridge overnight before using the warmer. Overheating the milk simply means killing the nutrients.

  • Carefully read the directions given for the bottle warmer for saving the milk, food, and appliance from any damage.

  • It is not enough to touch the bottle. You must test the final temperature of your milk or food before offering it to your little one. Put a few drops on your inner wrist to check the milk or food’s temperature. It should always be lukewarm and not hot.

  • Never warm milk or food in a microwave because the kitchen appliance warms them unevenly, causing hot spots. In addition to it, a bottle that feels tepid on the outside might be having a boiling ilk inside, destroying the nutrients and causing your baby’s mouth to burn.

4.2 How to use a bottle warmer?

Usually, using a bottle warmer is very easy. In most models, you are required to put the milk bottle or food jar in the bottle warmer and take it out after a few minutes. How long it takes to warm up the food items that vary with the brand and model bottle warmer.

Usually, using a bottle warmer is very easy. In most models, you are required to put the milk bottle or food jar in the bottle warmer and take it out after a few minutes. How long it takes to warm up the food items that vary with the brand and model bottle warmer.

4.3 How to clean a bottle warmer?

  • Unplug the warmer.

  • Let it cool own. It will take around 15-30 minutes.

  • If it has a water reservoir, fill it with soapy water.

  • Let it soak for about 5 minutes.

  • While the soaking is being done, wipe down the appliance with a damp cloth and wash the basket. 

  • It’s time to empty the heating chamber. Hold the warmer over the sink, open the cover and tip the warmer sideways so that the reservoir is facing upward. The water will drain into your sink.

  • Now put about 2 tbsp (24 g) of raw rice and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water in the reservoir.

  • Shake the reservoir stringly for about 15-30 seconds as the agitation from the rice and the water will remove any left soapy residue.

  • Pour rice and water in the sink.

  • Clean the reservoir with clean water once, and air dries all the parts before storing it.

  • Unplug the warmer.

  • Let it cool own. It will take around 15-30 minutes.

  • If it has a water reservoir, fill it with soapy water.

  • Let it soak for about 5 minutes.

  • While the soaking is being done, wipe down the appliance with a damp cloth and wash the basket. 

  • It’s time to empty the heating chamber. Hold the warmer over the sink, open the cover and tip the warmer sideways so that the reservoir is facing upward. The water will drain into your sink.

  • Now put about 2 tbsp (24 g) of raw rice and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water in the reservoir.

  • Shake the reservoir stringly for about 15-30 seconds as the agitation from the rice and the water will remove any left soapy residue.

  • Pour rice and water in the sink.

  • Clean the reservoir with clean water once, and air dries all the parts before storing it.

4.4 How to descale a warmer?

  • Unplug the warmer.

  • Let it cool own. It will take around 15-30 minutes.

  • Empty the heating chamber and reservoir.

  • Pout 50 ml of white vinegar and 100 ml of cold water into the reservoir.

  • Plugin the warmer and run the mixture on a normal heating cycle until it takes to empty the reservoir.

  • Unplug the warmer, remove the reservoir, and rinse it several times to ensure no vinegar residue is left inside.

  • Let the reservoir air dry before you return it to the warmer. 

  • Unplug the warmer.

  • Let it cool own. It will take around 15-30 minutes.

  • Empty the heating chamber and reservoir.

  • Pout 50 ml of white vinegar and 100 ml of cold water into the reservoir.

  • Plugin the warmer and run the mixture on a normal heating cycle until it takes to empty the reservoir.

  • Unplug the warmer, remove the reservoir, and rinse it several times to ensure no vinegar residue is left inside.

  • Let the reservoir air dry before you return it to the warmer. 

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best bottle warmers

5.1 Philips Avent Bottle Warmer-SCF355/00

  • Our comparison winner, Philips Avent Bottle Warmer-SCF355/00, is a low power consuming bottle warmer.

  • It consumes only 300 W to operate.

  • This water bath method bottle warmer is equally suited to heat milk and baby food.

  • The appliance takes only 3 minutes to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • It heats the milk evenly and leaves no hotspots by continuously circulates the liquid during heating.

  • It is easy to use and features a handy defrost setting.

  • Due to the keep-warm function, it keeps the milk/food warm at the right temperature and be ready when you need it.

  • On the downside, it is compatible only with all Philips Avent bottles and containers.

  • It is made up of PP and ABS material.

  • Our comparison winner, Philips Avent Bottle Warmer-SCF355/00, is a low power consuming bottle warmer.

  • It consumes only 300 W to operate.

  • This water bath method bottle warmer is equally suited to heat milk and baby food.

  • The appliance takes only 3 minutes to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • It heats the milk evenly and leaves no hotspots by continuously circulates the liquid during heating.

  • It is easy to use and features a handy defrost setting.

  • Due to the keep-warm function, it keeps the milk/food warm at the right temperature and be ready when you need it.

  • On the downside, it is compatible only with all Philips Avent bottles and containers.

  • It is made up of PP and ABS material.

5.2 Nuk Thermo Express Bottle Warmer

  • As the name includes, express, it is indeed an express bottle warmer.

  • It takes only 90 seconds to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • The product is suitable for warming baby food as well.

  • It is an easy-to-use product, and the operating indicator light further adds to the easy usage.

  • It switches off automatically after the heating-up is done.

  • The overheating protection feature ensures the safety of the appliance.

  • It is a space-saving and lightweight warmer.

  • It consumes 500 W power while operating.

  • The separate basket serves as a holder for bottles and baby food jars. You can easily put and take out bottles and jars into it.

  • It should be regularly descaled, ensuring that it functions properly.

  • Ensure that the water level stays above 11 ml to warm the baby food properly.

  • As the name includes, express, it is indeed an express bottle warmer.

  • It takes only 90 seconds to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • The product is suitable for warming baby food as well.

  • It is an easy-to-use product, and the operating indicator light further adds to the easy usage.

  • It switches off automatically after the heating-up is done.

  • The overheating protection feature ensures the safety of the appliance.

  • It is a space-saving and lightweight warmer.

  • It consumes 500 W power while operating.

  • The separate basket serves as a holder for bottles and baby food jars. You can easily put and take out bottles and jars into it.

  • It should be regularly descaled, ensuring that it functions properly.

  • Ensure that the water level stays above 11 ml to warm the baby food properly.

5.3 Tommee Tippee Close to Nature Bottle Warmer

  • It is a thermos with boiling water that keeps water lukewarm even after 24 hours.

  • It is a non-electric bottle warmer that can be your perfect on-the-go partner.

  • You can put 500 ml water in the thermos.

  • This is suitable for warming both breastmilk and baby food.

  • This bottle warmer consists of three parts, i.e. a measuring cup, stainless steel thermos and the screw cap to completely shut the hot water in the bottle warmer. 

  • It is effortless to use. Fill the thermos with boiling water. And at the time of use, put the required amount of water in the measuring cup, and place the bottle in that cup to warm the milk/food.

  • Moreover, there is no need to open the thermos. A single press on the top ensures the safe pouring of the water into the measuring cup without any splashes!

  • The heating time varies with the water temperature.

  • It is a dishwasher-safe bottle warmer.

  • It is made using BPA-free materials.

  • It is a thermos with boiling water that keeps water lukewarm even after 24 hours.

  • It is a non-electric bottle warmer that can be your perfect on-the-go partner.

  • You can put 500 ml water in the thermos.

  • This is suitable for warming both breastmilk and baby food.

  • This bottle warmer consists of three parts, i.e. a measuring cup, stainless steel thermos and the screw cap to completely shut the hot water in the bottle warmer. 

  • It is effortless to use. Fill the thermos with boiling water. And at the time of use, put the required amount of water in the measuring cup, and place the bottle in that cup to warm the milk/food.

  • Moreover, there is no need to open the thermos. A single press on the top ensures the safe pouring of the water into the measuring cup without any splashes!

  • The heating time varies with the water temperature.

  • It is a dishwasher-safe bottle warmer.

  • It is made using BPA-free materials.

5.4 Béaba Baby milk bottle warmer

  • The bottle warmer from Béaba is a steam bottle warmer with a removable lid.

  • The bottle warmer is suitable for bottles of various sizes and materials.

  • The patented, ultra-quick steam heating system heats bottles in 2 minutes.

  • It is equipped with an audible beep at the end of the heat cycle.

  • It automatically shuts off to help avoid overheating. 

  • Due to tall making, it is not ideal for those with lower hanging cabinets.

  • You can easily see the waterline.

  • The one dial operation makes it easy to use the product.

  • It is a little harder to clean with an overnight descaling process.

  • The bottle warmer from Béaba is a steam bottle warmer with a removable lid.

  • The bottle warmer is suitable for bottles of various sizes and materials.

  • The patented, ultra-quick steam heating system heats bottles in 2 minutes.

  • It is equipped with an audible beep at the end of the heat cycle.

  • It automatically shuts off to help avoid overheating. 

  • Due to tall making, it is not ideal for those with lower hanging cabinets.

  • You can easily see the waterline.

  • The one dial operation makes it easy to use the product.

  • It is a little harder to clean with an overnight descaling process.

5.5 Tommee Tippee All-in-One Advanced Bottle and Bag Warmer

  • Tommee Tippee all-in-one Advanced bottle warmer is a quick milk warming appliance.

  • It takes only four minutes to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • The warmer is suitable for warming baby food as well.

  • It fits most brands of bottles and pouches.

  • It automatically sets the time required to warm the milk based on bottle type, volume and starting temperature.

  • Its gentle warming helps in preserving essential nutrients of baby milk and food.

  • It is made using BPA-free material.

  • The one dial operation makes it easy to use the product.

  • It has an easy-lift cradle as well that keeps your hands dry.

  • Tommee Tippee all-in-one Advanced bottle warmer is a quick milk warming appliance.

  • It takes only four minutes to warm 150 ml of milk.

  • The warmer is suitable for warming baby food as well.

  • It fits most brands of bottles and pouches.

  • It automatically sets the time required to warm the milk based on bottle type, volume and starting temperature.

  • Its gentle warming helps in preserving essential nutrients of baby milk and food.

  • It is made using BPA-free material.

  • The one dial operation makes it easy to use the product.

  • It has an easy-lift cradle as well that keeps your hands dry.

5.6 Nuvita 1170 Digital 4-in-1 Baby Food and Breast Milk Bottle Warmer

  • The Nuvita milk bottle warmer is based on digital technology.

  • The smart touch screen button and LCD display make selecting and setting the different programs easy. 

  • It is suitable for all feeding bottles with a diameter of up to 8 cm.

  • It has four different heating programs and an additional bottle steriliser.

  • Besides ultra-fast heating (1 min 15 sec), it warms up supplementary food and offers gentle defrosting.

  • It provides safety against overheating. 

  • It features an alarm to remind you after each program cycle.

  • It is equipped with an adjustable automatic shut-off function.

  • Auto-switch off feature ensures maximum safety.

  • It features an automatic keep-warm function. A sensor measures temperature fluctuations, and the heating cycle switches on again, maintaining a constant temperature of 37°C.

  • The product comes with 24 months warranty.

  • The Nuvita milk bottle warmer is based on digital technology.

  • The smart touch screen button and LCD display make selecting and setting the different programs easy. 

  • It is suitable for all feeding bottles with a diameter of up to 8 cm.

  • It has four different heating programs and an additional bottle steriliser.

  • Besides ultra-fast heating (1 min 15 sec), it warms up supplementary food and offers gentle defrosting.

  • It provides safety against overheating. 

  • It features an alarm to remind you after each program cycle.

  • It is equipped with an adjustable automatic shut-off function.

  • Auto-switch off feature ensures maximum safety.

  • It features an automatic keep-warm function. A sensor measures temperature fluctuations, and the heating cycle switches on again, maintaining a constant temperature of 37°C.

  • The product comes with 24 months warranty.

5.7 SaponinTree Baby Bottle Warmer & Bottle Sterilizer

  • It is a 6-in-1 multifunctional baby bottle warmer.

  • Besides warming milk, you can warm formula, sterilise bottle, heat food, defrost and heat evenly and quickly.

  • The temperature range for warm milk is 40°C, baby formula is 45°C, heat lining is 65 - 75°C, bottle sterilisation is 100°C, defrost is 37 - 42°C.

  • It is made up of food-safe material, which produces no toxic chemical compounds when heated.

  • It has a large capacity design. You can put two to three bottles at once.

  • Under steam sterilisation, the temperature can reach 100°C in 10-15 minutes, eliminating 99% of bacteria on the bottle.

  • It has a smart touch screen and digital display.

  • It features preset temperature; you can set accurate temperature (±1°C) and heating time (±1 min).

  • The anti-dry heating system automatically disconnects power sources providing ultimate safety.

  • It can keep milk and baby food at a constant temperature for 24 hours while preserving its nutrition. 

  • It is very easy to use. Simply insert the bottle, add water and switch to the desired operating mode.

  • It is a 6-in-1 multifunctional baby bottle warmer.

  • Besides warming milk, you can warm formula, sterilise bottle, heat food, defrost and heat evenly and quickly.

  • The temperature range for warm milk is 40°C, baby formula is 45°C, heat lining is 65 - 75°C, bottle sterilisation is 100°C, defrost is 37 - 42°C.

  • It is made up of food-safe material, which produces no toxic chemical compounds when heated.

  • It has a large capacity design. You can put two to three bottles at once.

  • Under steam sterilisation, the temperature can reach 100°C in 10-15 minutes, eliminating 99% of bacteria on the bottle.

  • It has a smart touch screen and digital display.

  • It features preset temperature; you can set accurate temperature (±1°C) and heating time (±1 min).

  • The anti-dry heating system automatically disconnects power sources providing ultimate safety.

  • It can keep milk and baby food at a constant temperature for 24 hours while preserving its nutrition. 

  • It is very easy to use. Simply insert the bottle, add water and switch to the desired operating mode.