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Evenflo Vented + Glass Review

A basic glass bottle that won't break the bank
evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Best Value Award
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Price:  $18 List
Manufacturer:   Evenflo
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford  ⋅  Jan 22, 2023
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RANKED
#7 of 16
  • Leakage - 30% 7.0
  • Nipple - 25% 5.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 20% 5.0
  • Eco-Health - 15% 7.0
  • Ease of Use - 10% 6.0

The Skinny

The Evenflo Vented + Glass is a simple tempered glass bottle that combines functionality and affordability. We like how easy it is to clean with only three pieces. Plus, the glass body will not retain color or odor. This bottle has no tricks or special features, but it gets the job done and lets you feed your baby with no leaks or issues. The vented nipple allows air in, so only milk flows out, and despite the small nipple mound, our baby tester had no trouble getting a good latch. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of this bottle is its cost, which is lower than most plastic bottles in our baby bottle review.
REASONS TO BUY
Glass
Affordable
Easy to use
REASONS TO AVOID
Hard-to-read volume markings
Not as strong as borosilicate glass
Narrow mouth
No sleeve
Editor's Note: We updated this gear review on January 11, 2023, with new sections that will help you narrow down the selection to the perfect bottle for you and your baby.

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Pros Glass, affordable, easy to useSilicone body, breast-like nipple, lightweight, easy to cleanGlass material, clear volume markings, easy to useStable base, easy to clean, innovative anti-colic systemLightweight, inexpensive, breast-like nipple
Cons Hard-to-read volume markings, not as strong as borosilicate glass, narrow mouth, no sleeveHard to read volume markings, narrow base, slow warm timeSingle vent in the nipple, no protective sleeveThin silicone, hard-to-read volume markings, stiff nipplePlastic, slow-flow nipple too fast for some babies
Bottom Line A basic glass bottle that won't break the bankA good durable bottle, with a breast-like feelA traditional glass bottle that performs wellA healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners that's better for baby and the environmentAn inexpensive bottle that may be great for travel or daycare
Rating Categories Evenflo Vented + Glass Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Lansinoh
Leakage (30%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
Nipple (25%)
5.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
Ease of Cleaning (20%)
5.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
Eco-Health (15%)
7.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
2.0
Ease of Use (10%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Specs Evenflo Vented + Glass Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Lansinoh
Material Tempered Glass Silicone Borosilicate Glass (BPA-free) Silicone, Plastic Polypropylene plastic (free of BPA, BPS)
Available Sizes 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz
Weight 4.9 oz 3.7 oz 5.8 oz 3.2 oz 1.7 oz
Bottle Mouth Narrow Wide Wide Wide Medium
Nipple Pinch Test Medium Very Soft Soft Very Firm Medium
Anti-Colic Feature Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple Collapsible silicone pouch Air ventilation system
Cleaning Method Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe, handwashing recommended

Our Analysis and Test Results

Evenflo first launched as a manufacturer of baby-feeding products in the 1920s and has since significantly grown. Today, they provide a wide range of baby essentials, including car seats, strollers, and more, so you're ready for every stage of the parenting journey.

Performance Comparison


evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review - the three parts of the evenflo vented + glass are easy to clean and...
The three parts of the Evenflo Vented + Glass are easy to clean and keep plastic contact to a minimum.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


Our favorite part of this Evenflo bottle is its glass body, a healthier material that brings peace of mind while feeding your baby. It is easy to clean and will not retain any odors or discolor. The nipple has a single vent that works well to funnel air into the bottle, relieving the pressure that could cause nipple collapse and allowing milk to flow freely from the nipple opening. Some parents also find that the funky twisted shape of the body makes it easier to keep a firm grip.

The single nipple vent is located on the bottom edge of the nipple...
The single nipple vent is located on the bottom edge of the nipple and fits just inside the upper rim of the bottle.
The narrow nipple mound is not a breastlike as many others in this...
The narrow nipple mound is not a breastlike as many others in this review.

It is a breeze to clean with three parts, although you will need a bottle brush to fit in the narrow opening. We did not experience any leaks from this bottle, but the nipple cover fits on tightly with a satisfying snap to let you know it's secure. If there are any leaks, we feel confident they won't make it past the cap.

evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review - baby was able to get a good latch despite the narrow nipple mound.
Baby was able to get a good latch despite the narrow nipple mound.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Compared to others, the Vented + Glass price per bottle is one of the most inexpensive. This price break is potentially the most attractive thing about this bottle for the budget-minded parent, possibly making up for the increased chance of breakage.

evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review - the glass material makes this bottle too heavy for young infants to...
The glass material makes this bottle too heavy for young infants to hold on their own.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Dislikes


Even though we like the material, it is only tempered glass, which is weaker than the borosilicate type found in the other glass bottles we reviewed. So, while it is stronger than your average water glass, it is still more prone to breakage than other glass bottles and should be handled with care. There is also no sleeve for this bottle (even as an accessory), removing any opportunity for extra protection. The silicone and plastic components reflect the price, and users report that it does not take long for them to discolor or warp. However, replacement parts are readily available and not very expensive.

The nipple on the Evenflo has a narrow mound, which our tiny tester didn't mind but is something to consider for breastfed babies. It is not as breast-like as a bottle with a wide nipple mound, and some babies may struggle with the shape. The narrow mouth opening also means that a bottle brush is necessary and transferring liquids could be tricky.

evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review - there is not much contrast between the volume markings and the rest...
There is not much contrast between the volume markings and the rest of the bottle, so you must catch the light in order to read them.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The nipple cover is extra tight, which is useful when you want to catch leaks, but it is so tight that you may end up unscrewing the nipple by accident, so you need to double-check before feeding to avoid any spills. Last, the volume markings are raised glass numbers on the bottle's exterior, which can be challenging to read, especially in low light.

evenflo vented + glass baby bottle review - the evenflo vented + glass is the perfect compromise and makes for a...
The Evenflo Vented + Glass is the perfect compromise and makes for a healthy and affordable choice.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Evenflo Vented + Glass?


Compared to other baby bottles, the Evenflo Vented + Glass checks all the necessary boxes without adding complicated features. We appreciate that an affordable glass bottle is available for parents who want to prioritize health and environmental decisions but would also like to stay on budget. Although it is more fragile, we think this can be a great bottle that could last for years with a little extra caution.

What Other Baby Bottles Should You Consider?


If you want to stick with glass, but want a bottle made with borosilicate glass, consider the NUK Simply Natural Glass. The NUK has a wider nipple mound that babies tend to like. Otherwise, the Comotomo is a silicone baby that can offer more reliable durability and a more breast-like experience for babies.

Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford
 

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