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Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm Review

Not recommended because it is missing an auto-shutoff feature to help avoid accidentally overheating the milk
Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $24 List
Pros:  Easy to use, very few parts to clean, fast warm time
Cons:  No auto-shutoff feature means it is too easy to overheat milk
Manufacturer:   Tommee Tippee
By Abriah Wofford & the BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Apr 29, 2021
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  • Warming Efficiency - 25% 5
  • Ease Of Use - 30% 6
  • Health/Safety - 40% 4
  • Ease of Cleaning - 5% 7

The Skinny

The Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm is a product we do not recommend, even though it is a simple and affordable bottle warmer that we wanted to like. It uses water bath technology to bring your baby's meal to a perfect temperature quickly. However, it does not include an auto-shutoff feature or an audible end-of-cycle timer, and as a result, we think it is way too easy to accidentally misuse this warmer and end up with unacceptably hot milk. Because of this risk, we do not recommend purchasing the Easi-Warm.

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Pros Easy to use, very few parts to clean, fast warm timeSimple, safe, keep bottle warm for up to an hourInexpensive, travel friendly, easy to useInexpensive, easy to clean, simple to useInexpensive, fast, quick second bottle heating
Cons No auto-shutoff feature means it is too easy to overheat milkSlowerNo auto-shutoff, only works for one bottleInefficient, difficult to understand instructions, no auto-shutoffToo hot, hard to fill vial, gross build up
Bottom Line Not recommended because it is missing an auto-shutoff feature to help avoid accidentally overheating the milkExcellent value with a simple design that is easy to useAn innovative way for on-the-go families to heat baby's milkAffordable warmer with simple controls but below average performanceInexpensive, fast heating warmer with serious health and safety issues
Rating Categories Tommee Tippee Easi-... Chicco NaturalFit Tommee Tippee Trave... Grownsy Fast 5-in-1 Munchkin Speed
Warming Efficiency (25%)
5.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
9.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
6.0
9.0
6.0
4.0
4.0
Health Safety (40%)
4.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
1.0
Ease Of Cleaning (5%)
7.0
5.0
9.0
5.0
6.0
Specs Tommee Tippee Easi-... Chicco NaturalFit Tommee Tippee Trave... Grownsy Fast 5-in-1 Munchkin Speed
Heat Technology Water Bath Water Bath Water Bath Steam/Water Bath Steam
Temp or Timer Based Have to manually turn off Temperature N/A Have to manually turn off Timer
Auto Shut Off No Yes No No Yes
Audible Beep No Yes No No No
Water Resevoir No Yes No No No
Wide Bottle Capacity Yes Yes Yes yes Yes
Compatible w/ Glass Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compatible w/ Breast Pump Bags No No Yes No No
Time to Warm to 99F 5:20 min:sec 9:15 min:sec 5:38 min:sec 12:00 min:sec 3:05 min:sec
Wait Time Between Warmings Not listed Allow bottle warmer to cool completely (approx 30 min) None Not Listed 5 Minutes
Dimensions 6"H x 4.5"L x 4.5"W 6"H x 5.5"L x 5.25"W 7.75"H x 3.5"L x 3.5"W 6"H x 4.75"L x 4.75"W 5.5"H x 5"L x 5.5"W
Temp. & Time at Auto Shut-Off w/ Warmer Chart Recommended Setting (4oz Refrig. Milk in Glass w/ Silicone Sleeve) NA 9:00 min:sec 94F NA NA 2:35 min:sec 93F
Max Temp if Left in Warmer 12 minutes 131F 104F 111F 90F 130F

Our Analysis and Test Results

In the early 1960s, three Californian brothers were in the plastic business when they decided to attempt the creation of a spill-resistant cup for toddlers. The original cup had a weighted base to keep it from tipping over, and they named the product after their dog, Tommee. Hence the name Tommee Tippee. A British businessman was one of the first to see the value in this product. He took the idea and turned it into a business entirely devoted to baby and toddler products. Today, Tommee Tippee is part of the Mayborn Group, and their feeding accessories are available worldwide.

Performance Comparison


The Easi-Warm has a single knob that offers three settings: off...
The Easi-Warm has a single knob that offers three settings: off, low, and high.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Health and Safety


Unfortunately, the Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm has one of the lowest scores for Health and Safety. It utilizes water bath technology, which is a plus in our book, and when strictly following the manufacturer's recommendations, we had no problems with overheating. However, the warmer does not have many safeguard features that protect breastmilk from overheating. The lack of an auto-shutoff and end-of-cycle signal is bad news for distracted parents (many are with a new baby). The warmer keeps on warming until you manually turn it off; however, it is easy to lose track of time, especially if you are tending to a young infant.

The manual states that the recommended time to heat a 5oz bottle to the correct temperature is 5 minutes. In our tests, we found this to be very accurate and consistent, however, it is necessary for you to closely watch the clock or set a timer as a reminder to promptly remove the bottle from the water bath, or you risk continuously rising temperatures. Milk temperatures rose to >113F/45C after just 7 minutes, leaving just a 2-minute window of wiggle room. At the end of our 12-minute test, the highest recorded temperature was 130F/54C, using the recommended setting. When cranked to the highest setting, temps topped out at 142F/61C. Both temperatures are unacceptable, in our opinion.

The single knob on the Easi-Warm is intuitive to use.
The single knob on the Easi-Warm is intuitive to use.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


Coming in with an average score for Ease-of-Use, the Easi-Warm has only one dial and three settings: off, low, and high. It does not require any assembly before the first use, and it is pretty easy to figure out. The manual has a clear timetable with recommendations for different sizes of bottles and different start temperatures. The lack of fail-safe features like auto-shutoff and end of cycle signal hurt this warmer's score in this metric. While this machine's overall operation is straightforward, there is a lot of room for error or accidents.

The Tommee Tippee easily accommodates wide-neck bottles and food...
We tested the Easi-Warm with our standard 4oz Lifefactory Glass...

We like that the warmer is large enough to accommodate a variety of bottles and food jars. However, it is not compatible with breast milk storage bags. It is also easy to fill, as you just pour water directly into the warming chamber, but we wish there was a fill line to prevent any spills from overfilling.

The bottom of the warming chamber has a plastic guard that keeps the...
The bottom of the warming chamber has a plastic guard that keeps the bottle from sitting directly on the heating element.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Warming Efficiency


In the warming efficiency metric, the Easi-Warm earned a score that is slightly above average. True to its claims, refrigerated milk can be heated to body temperature in just over 5 minutes. This is faster than many options in our review; however, it continues to rise just as quickly if left for too long. When thinking in practical terms, if you have to throw away overheated breastmilk and start fresh with a new bottle, it is much less efficient than just getting it right the first time.

All you need for daily upkeep on the Easi-Warm is a quick wipe-down...
All you need for daily upkeep on the Easi-Warm is a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


This simply constructed bottle warmer earned an above-average cleaning score. There are very few cracks and crevices to harbor gunk or bacteria buildup, and it is easy to wipe the entire machine with a damp cloth. Tommee Tippee has precise descaling instructions in the manual, and it is recommended that you complete this process every 7, 14, or 21 days depending on the hardness of your water. The warmer must be emptied after every use, which allows it to dry completely and eliminates the possibility of mildew growth.

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Abriah Wofford & the BabyGearLab Review Team