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Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm Review

With a higher price, this option is too simplistic and doesn't offer a shut-off to avoid overheating the contents
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Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm Review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Price:  $39 List
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Manufacturer:   Tommee Tippee
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Apr 2, 2024
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RANKED
#11 of 11
  • Health and Safety - 35% 1.0
  • Warming Efficiency and Consistency - 25% 5.4
  • Quickness of Warming - 20% 8.5
  • Ease of Use - 15% 3.7
  • Ease of Cleaning - 5% 4.6

Our Verdict

The Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm is a warmer included in our best bottle warmer review. It has a reasonable price compared to competitors, and it is simple, but that is really the only bright spot here. This option quickly overheats most things, and there is no real auto-shutoff or timer. This impacts its consistency and potential to degrade nutrition. For a simple warmer, it is hard to use and harder to clean and we don't see many real benefits beyond speed. While speed is important, protecting the bottle contents from overheating is also important. We worry there is too much room for error here and parents will grow frustrated with milk too hot to use immediately and loss of the nutritional quality when temperatures surpass 104F degrees. These factors and test results make the Easi-Warm we aren't big fans of.
REASONS TO BUY
Simplistic
REASONS TO AVOID
No timer or shutoff
Burning contents likely
No consistent
Editor's Note: The Easi-Warm is part of our larger bottle warmer review that was updated on March 29, 2024.

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Bottom Line While it has a simple design, it is higher priced and doesn't offer an auto-shutoff to avoid overheatingThe lower price, features, and multiple settings are appealingSimple and effective warming but requires prep work and could possibly be done with things you already ownA straightforward warmer that warms quickly and is super easy to useCheaper warmer that is easy to use but doesn't heat consistently or enough
Rating Categories Tommee Tippee Easi-... First Years Gentle... Kiinde Kozii Voyage... Philips AVENT Fast The First Years 2-i...
Health and Safety (35%)
1
8.7
4.5
3.0
5.1
Warming Efficiency and Consistency (25%)
5.4
7.0
7.2
6.4
2.3
Quickness of Warming (20%)
8.5
4.0
6.5
8.5
7.5
Ease of Use (15%)
3.7
7.7
7.1
7.2
6.1
Ease of Cleaning (5%)
4.6
7.2
8.3
5.4
7.4
Specs Tommee Tippee Easi-... First Years Gentle... Kiinde Kozii Voyage... Philips AVENT Fast The First Years 2-i...
Heat Technology Water Bath Water Bath Water Bath Water Bath Water Bath + Steam
Measured Time to Auto Shut-Off 4:30 min:sec 10:21 min:sec 10m:30 min:sec 5:41 min:sec 3:42 min:sec
Measured Temperature at Auto Shut-Off 79.6°F 83.4°F 100.2°F 89.0°F 54.0°F
Measured Max Temperature 143.8 °F 88.4 °F 117.2 °F 116.5 °F 108.7 °F
Bottle Compatibility Fits a wide range of branded baby bottles and food jars Works With Most Baby Bottles Fits most pouches, bottles, and jars Designed to fit your baby's favorite Philips Avent bottles and most leading baby bottle and baby food jar brands Compatible with Most Baby Bottles

*Safety warning against using glass bottles as sudden change in temperature may cause them to break
Additional Info/Features None Keep warm for 1 hour Portable Smart temperature control selects the ideal heating mode, you only need to select the milk volume Some parts machine washable
Compatible with Glass Not Specified Not Specified Yes Yes Not Specified
Compatible with Silicone Not Specified Not Specified Yes Yes Not Specified
Compatible with Pump Bags Not Specified Not Specified Yes Yes Not Specified
Compatible with Plastic Not Specified Not Specified Yes Yes Not Specified
Compatible with Wide Neck Bottles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
From Frozen Capability No Yes No Yes No
Baby Food Heating Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Temperature or Timer Based Manual Shut-Off Timer Manual Timer Temperature
Auto Shut-Off No Yes No Yes Yes
Audible Beep No Yes No No No
Consecutive Warming Wait Time Not listed Not Listed Can do a consecutive warming until thermos is out of water *If you want to warm another bottle or jar/container right away, always fill the bottle warmer with fresh cold water and let it cool down for a few minutes. When switching on the bottle warmer, the progress indicator flashes gradually, indicating the bottle warmer is heating again.

*Information via Philips Avent Q&A
Wait 10 min before heating the next bottle
LED Indicator for Completed Heating Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Measured Weight 1 lb 1.4 oz 1 lb 3.6 oz 14.8 oz 1 lb 3.6 oz 1 lb 2.6 oz
Measured Dimensions 4.8 in x 4.8 in x 6.0 in 5.2 in x 4.9 in x 10.3 in 3.8 in x 3.8 in x 8.6 in 5.2 in x 6.0 in x 6.3 in 4.6 in x 6.2 in x 7.2 in
Contents Kept Below 113ºF/45ºC No Yes Yes No No
Keep Warm Function No Yes, up to 60m No Yes, up to 60m No

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 bottom 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



tommee tippee easi-warm - because the easi-warm can so easily and q quickly overheat milk with...
Because the Easi-Warm can so easily and q quickly overheat milk with no auto-shutoff, we worry that the potential for degradation of nutrients here is high.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Health and Safety


The Easi-Warm did not perform well in our health and safety tests. These tests are a combination of temperatures at max setting and using the manufacturer's directions. We are looking to see how long before the warmer heats bottle contents over 104F degrees (where nutrition degradation can begin) and when it gets hot enough to potentially burn the user or the baby. Because there is no auto-shutoff, this warmer can continue to heat milk indefinitely until you remove the bottle or turn it off. Combining this with the quickness of heating, you have a higher probability that milk will get too hot quickly. This warmer heated milk to 96F degrees at the hottest setting at 5.5 minutes. It passes 104F around 6 minutes. If you get distracted or forget to set your timer, the temperature of the bottle contents goes up swiftly, and by 12 minutes, it's over 145F degrees! By comparison, some of the competition struggled to even reach body temperature by then.

tommee tippee easi-warm - the easi-warm struggled to be consistent and had one of the widest...
The Easi-Warm struggled to be consistent and had one of the widest ranges of temperatures in our repeated tests.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Warming Efficiency and Consistency


The Easi-Warm is one of the lowest-performing options in our consistency testing. These tests are performed by following manufacturer guidelines, heating the bottles over multiple tests, and comparing the range and consistency of the temperatures. At 6 minutes, the Easi-Warm has a range from 86-111F. This is a range of 25 degrees, which means you really have no idea what the final warming temperature might be. The range doesn't really decrease until almost 9 minutes when the contents were recorded at temperatures from 117-131F. This is a 14-degree range, but no matter how you slice it, they are all too high for safety or nutrition. Overall, we think the lack of consistency means you can't be sure how warm your bottle contents might be, even if you use the same bottle, at the same temperature starting milk, and at the same time.

The Easi-Warm gets hot quickly.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quickness of Warming


The Easi-Warm is one of the fastest warmers in the group, and it is the real bright spot for this warmer. We ran tests using the manufacturer's instructions and tracked the temperature of the bottle contents over time. We then repeat the warming over five trials. On average, over five trials, it takes about 6 minutes to reach body temperature (the ideal goal). Some trials got there in 5 minutes! When the water heating the bottle reaches the goal temperature, the light on the dial turns off. This does NOT indicate that the bottle contents are warm. It will turn back on if the water temperature gets too low. You need to set a timer based on the instructions to know when your milk might be warm enough.

The Easi-Warm is very simplistic in setup, but the directions are brand-specific and not as useful as we'd like.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


This warmer should be easy to use as it has a limited interface and a very simplistic design, but alas, it is not. The Easi-Warm earned one of the lowest results in the group for ease of use.

The heat settings on the Easi-Warm are for heating, re-warming, and...
The heat settings on the Easi-Warm are for heating, re-warming, and off, which is not clear when looking at the icons.
The bottom of the Easi-Warm has a cord winding feature.
The bottom of the Easi-Warm has a cord winding feature.

The instructions are written in a font that is so small it could be impossible for some parents to read. The heating chart only offers information on Tommee Tippee bottles and sizes that might not directly relate to your own bottles of different sizes or materials. If you aren't using on-brand bottles, you'll have to do some trial and error to determine the best heating settings.

The Easi-Warm manual has very small font and has directions based on...
The Easi-Warm manual has very small font and has directions based on the Tommee Tippee brand bottles.
Filling the Easi-Warm is based on the bottle and the contents inside...
Filling the Easi-Warm is based on the bottle and the contents inside and can be accomplished with any container.

The unit turns on and off to keep the water warm, but there is no auto-shutoff, no timer, and no temperature readings. So, there is really no indicator of when it is done or how long it needs to sit in the chamber to be warm. All you have is the instruction guidelines that recommend times based on oz. Requiring parents to use a separate timer feels like a design flaw and something parents will likely forget to do late at night with a fussy baby. This warmer is a strange combination of extremely straightforward design but difficult to use.

tommee tippee easi-warm - the easi-warm cleaning instructions are not the most useful, and the...
The Easi-Warm cleaning instructions are not the most useful, and the design of the heating element means you can't get in the nooks and crannies if you need to.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


The Easi-Warm did not score well in our tests for ease of cleaning. The cleaning instructions are in very small font as if an afterthought. While straightforward, of emptying water and wiping the inside, we wonder if this really gets anything clean. The descaling instructions are also quite small and include buying a descaling detergent or using a vinegar solution. The process is not presented that well and is somewhat confusing, and we wonder how well it will work. It first seems to be largely wiping clean but then offers more but not enough to feel confident you are doing it right. The manufacturer's manual states:

Use a descaler that is suitable for use with stainless steel and use as per the manufacturer's guidelines. Alternatively, you can use white vinegar to descale your food and bottle warmer, please use as per manufacturer's guidelines. Once you have descaled then perform a final cleaning cycle

It seems to imply that you need a commercial descaler or that the vinegar bottle includes descaling instructions you should follow. We wish they were most straightforward and direct to avoid confusion or doing it wrong.

tommee tippee easi-warm - the easi-warm is a confusing option that often overheated contents...
The Easi-Warm is a confusing option that often overheated contents in our testing.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Tommee Tippee Easi-Warm?


The Easi-Warm is not the best warmer in the bunch, no matter what your goals might be. While it does heat bottles swiftly, it can easily overheat them, given its simplistic design that includes no auto-shutoff. Because of the ability to overheat bottle contents and disappointing consistency of warming, we think the risk of potentially creating a bottle that is too hot or contents with degraded nutrition. Given the higher price, we think parents aren't getting much bang for their buck, and the risk is not worth the cost.

What Other Bottle Warmer Should You Consider?


Our preferred warmer is the First Years Gentle Warmth Digital because it has a reasonable price, is fairly consistent, and is easy to use and clean. However, if you want the most consistent option for predictable warming that is also somewhat faster, the Baby Brezza Safe and Smart is the best if your budget allows it.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz