Table of Contents
- View The Best Baby Bottle Warmer Below
- 1. BabyX Fast Bottle Warmer
- 2. GROWNSY Baby Bottle Warmer
- 3. The First Years 2-in-1 Simple Serve Bottle Warmer
- 4. TBI Pro Dual Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer 5-in-1
- 5. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Portable Baby Bottle Warmer
- 6. Philips Avent Baby Bottle Warmer
- 7. EIVOTOR 6 in 1 Double Bottle Baby Bottle Warmer
- 8. Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Baby Bottle Warmer
- 9. WOHOME 5-in-1 Baby Bottle Warmer
- 10. eccomum Baby Bottle Warmer & Bottle Sterilizer
- Baby Bottle Warmers Buyers Guide
Let’s be honest: you want to make a fuss over your baby, but that doesn’t mean you want to fuss over every little task that comes with caring for an infant. And when you’re little one’s hungry, you don’t want to waste time finding a saucepan, plopping the bottle in hot water, and waiting an eternity for it to get warm – nor do you want to risk hot spots by heating a bottle in the microwave.
Yet many babies prefer milk or formula at room temperature – so what’s the fastest and safest answer? Bottle warmers – from basic models to machines that do double duty as sterilizers or food warmers, these little helpers don’t always show up at baby showers or on wish lists, but once you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without. If you’re ready to take the plunge and find the best bottle warmer for your needs, take a look at our top ten list. We studied, sorted, and selected the very best bottle warmers on the market to streamline your shopping. Happy warming!
View The Best Baby Bottle Warmer Below
1. BabyX Fast Bottle Warmer
There’s more than the name implies here. Yes, the Baby X Fast Bottle Warmer will warm a bottle – fast – but you can also use it to heat up food and even sanitize teething rings and the like. It’s simple to operate and understand (sleep deprivation: it’s a thing). Just set the dial to the bottle, food, or sterilization option, and the LED light will let you know when it’s ready. Tongs are included, and this warmer is compatible with bottles up to 3 inches wide.
+Heats formula, breast milk, and food to optimal temperatures
+Will cycle on again if you get distracted
+Quickly sterilizes pacifiers and more
Why We Like It – In addition to being easy to operate (even in the middle of the night with a hungry baby waiting), we appreciated the adaptability of this bottle warmer. It’s small enough to keep on your bedside table, and the quick sterilization time means less fussing when the pacifier needs cleaning.
2. GROWNSY Baby Bottle Warmer
If you put one baby bottle warmer on your wish list, this should be it. With multiple functions and a simple interface, it’s easy to heat milk bottles quickly, heat-and-hold bottles of water, defrost, or sterilize using this highly-rated device. It accommodates two bottles, so it’s especially nice for sterilizing. We appreciated the two-option warming functions, too: you can heat a bottle in as little as three minutes for immediate use, or preset the warmer to hold baby’s bottle at the perfect temperature for whenever s/he wakes up.
+Automatically heats to 40 degrees C (104 F)
+Double capacity for two bottles
+Heat quickly or choose the heat-and-hold option
+Select bottle size for customized warming time
Why We Like It – This may be a bit of a splurge compared to some warmers, but we think it’s worth every cent because of the option to set and forget so warm water is ready for formula powder whenever baby wakes. As your little one grows, this also makes a great food warmer.
3. The First Years 2-in-1 Simple Serve Bottle Warmer
No frills here, but this warmer also can sterilize and heat up baby food, so it’s handy beyond the bottle. The attached vial shows you how much water to add each time for the best milk temperature (the vial hangs on the side of the warmer so you can fill it before bedtime and just pour the water into the receptacle when it’s time for baby’s bottle). Also included is a basket that’ll hold pacifiers and baby food jars.
+Affordable and simple to use
+Prefill the vial for middle-of-the-night feedings
+Holds most milk bottles, even disposables
+Basket holds two pacifiers or a jar of baby food
Why We Like It – There’s not a lot of bells and whistles, but then again, you won’t have to shell out a lot of dollars and cents for this basic, reliable warmer. The small price tag is matched by the small footprint, making it one of the best bottle warmers we found for tight spaces – and budgets, too.
4. TBI Pro Dual Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer 5-in-1
If your counter space is at a premium, you’ll appreciate the diversity of this warmer. You can defrost, sterilize, heat bottles, and food with the TBI Pro. Heck, you can even multitask, because the spacious interior’s steaming rack can sterilize two bottles, along with small accessories like pacifiers, nipples, and rings. It’ll warm formula or milk in five minutes, or you can set the timer to delay warming. You can also customize the temperature – the display will blink when it’s ready.
+Roomy interior for sterilizing multiple items
+Timer for delayed warming bottle function
+Formula, food, sterilizing and defrost functions
+Easy to use LCD touchscreen
Why We Like It – Clutter is a fact of life with a baby in the house, but this bottle and food warmer more than justifies its allotment of counter space. Sterilize equipment in bulk, defrost milk or baby food, and warm bottles or meals with this simple-to-use device.
5. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Portable Baby Bottle Warmer
For babies on the go, this travel option is the best bottle warmer you can buy. Just fill the thermal flask with hot water, head out the door, and when it’s mealtime, empty the water into the cover, insert the bottle, and voila – dinner is served. It’s small enough to slip easily into a diaper bag, and the components are BPA free. Tommee Tippee bottles have a large diameter, so this water bath warmer will fit most bottles.
+The ideal travel bottle warmer
+Thermos keeps hot water at the ready
+Components fit together in one streamlined unit
+The Tommee Tippee wide diameter accommodates most bottle sizes
Why We Like It – This portable warmer is great for when you’re out and about, but it also works well for nighttime feedings – just fill the Tommee Tippee thermos before leaving or at bedtime, and you’ll have warm milk quickly and conveniently.
6. Philips Avent Baby Bottle Warmer
Another device with a small footprint, this Philips Avent fast warmer, made our top ten best list because it heats quickly while ensuring that the milk or formula circulates in baby’s bottle (this eliminates hot spots). It’ll warm four ounces in three minutes, making it one of the fastest baby bottle warmers we encountered. One easy dial sets you up for small or full-sized bottles, food warming, or defrosting.
+Compact size helps keep bedside clutter to a minimum
+Philips Avent fast warmer heats four ounces of milk in three minutes
+Easy to operate single-dial functionality
+Indicator light lets you know warming is complete
Why We Like It – Small, efficient, and versatile, the Philips Avent fast warmer doesn’t cut corners when it comes to user-friendly features and safety. In about the time it takes to change a diaper, you’ll have a four-ounce bottle ready and waiting.
7. EIVOTOR 6 in 1 Double Bottle Baby Bottle Warmer
Once your baby is past the bottle stage, you can repurpose many warmers to prepare solid meals – but the Eivotor six-in-one model takes it a step further. You can use this little appliance for boiling eggs, defrosting foods, and other everyday cooking tasks. While you’re still in baby mode, it’ll steam sterilize milk bottles and pacifiers, warm formula or breast milk in minutes flat, and hold a bottle of water at the perfect temperature until you’re ready to add formula powder. The LED display allows you to control time and temperature.
+Has a life beyond the baby stage
+Large capacity for sterilization
+Defrost, warm, and hold functions
+Made of food-grade materials
Why We Like It – Whether you’re using it to warm a bottle, defrost breast milk, or sterilize baby’s items, you’ll get your money’s worth with this warmer. And we loved that down the line, this handy device can be used for regular kitchen tasks as well.
8. Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Baby Bottle Warmer
While bottle warmers are way more convenient (and safe) than alternative heating methods, it can be a pain to fill the water reservoir. This model can go through several heating cycles before you have to refill, which was enough to tempt us. But beyond that perk, it features a simple control panel and emits both visual and audible alerts when the bottle is ready. The warmer also has an adjustable basket to accommodate most baby bottles.
+Chamber holds enough water to warm several bottles before a refill is needed
+Clear display and control panel
+One-button start for milk or formula heating
+Memory function for your preferred warming time
Why We Like It – The little chores add up when you’re dealing with an infant, and the large-capacity water chamber of this model makes it one of the best bottle warmers available. We also like the memory option for customized warming.
9. WOHOME 5-in-1 Baby Bottle Warmer
Another model that will outlive baby’s bottle days, this warmer also outshines much of the competition. In addition to the warming, sanitizing, and defrosting modes, this machine has a dedicated setting for making homemade yogurt – a great addition to your repertoire. The warmer will shut off if the water supply dries up, a safety feature that also prolongs the life of this device.
+Fits most bottle brands, along with breast milk bags
+Steam sterilizer reaches 212 F for assured results
+Holds two bottles – heaven-sent for parents of twins
+Manual includes directions for making homemade yogurt
Why We Like It – Some babies prefer room-temperature, rather than warm, milk or formula, and you can use the yogurt setting to achieve this. We also appreciated the simple navigability of the control panel, along with the automatic shutoff feature.
10. eccomum Baby Bottle Warmer & Bottle Sterilizer
A water bath model that’s made of food grade materials, this baby bottle warmer has a spacious interior and an adjustable cover. You can preset for up to 24 hours to keep a bottle of water warm and at the ready for formula powder, or choose the fast heating mode (four minutes from fridge-cold to 99 degrees F) for breast milk. When not in use as a warmer, it’ll sterilize or even double as an egg cooker. Like some of the other water bath warmers we reviewed, this one will shut off automatically if the water evaporates.
+Cover adjusts to accommodate larger bottles or items for sterilization
+You’ll get a beep when the bottle is ready, and if the water runs out
+Defrosts and warms evenly
+Touch-button operation with a simple interface
Why We Like It – Milk, water, and formula all heat evenly and to the optimal temperature. We appreciated the versatility and sturdy construction of this warmer, as well as the 24-hour preset constant warm mode.
Baby Bottle Warmers Buyers Guide
On your search for the best bottle warmers, you’ll find that most models offer at least some multifunctionality. If you’re on a tight budget, you may be tempted to find a more traditional, basic bottle warmer – they do still exist and can be a good option if you’re certain this is what will suit you best.
But before you purchase a bare-bones device, do at least consider the benefits of warmers that act as sterilizers, food warmers, and more. Although these styles are more of an investment, you might just find that they pay off in the end. Do yourself a favor and compare and contrast bottle warmers that have at least some additional features, including:
Sterilizing. Bottle warming is nice, but sanitizing is an absolute must when you’re dealing with an infant. Baby bottles are magnets for bacteria. They’re also expensive to replace, and let’s face it: sooner or later, you’re going to discover a bottle that rolled under the bed or couch – or one that baby has managed to squirrel away.
Rather than toss it due to the gross-out factor, you can clean – and then sterilize – it for peace of mind. Bottle warmers with dual functionality can also sanitize nipples, rings, pacifiers, teethers, and just about anything else that’ll fit in their chambers. With that in mind, you may want to narrow your search for the best bottle warmer to sterilizing models with larger capacities – might as well clean in bulk.
Food warming: As you introduce solid foods to your infant, you might be tempted to use the microwave to heat up their pureed meals, but that’s not necessarily a great idea. Microwave (and stovetop heating) can create hot spots in the food, and the last thing you want is to scorch your little one’s mouth. A bottle warmer that meets your baby’s growing needs will earn its space on even crowded kitchen counters – and justify spending a little more money upfront. Look for a bottle warmer that specifies dual use as a food warmer; most will accommodate glass baby food jars as well as dishes. (Some even offer their own dish lines, specially designed to fit perfectly in the warmer.)
Defrosting: This is key if you freeze breast milk; it can take forever to defrost those bags in the refrigerator (plus moving them from freezer to fridge is a chore you’re likely to forget on busy days). The best bottle warmers will feature a defrost mode that works wonders for breast milk bags, along with other frozen items like some baby – or even grownup – food. Again, capacity is king here, so consider larger baby bottle warmers: the more you can use the device, the more the payoff!
Safe warming: Sleep-deprived parents and finicky devices don’t mix – keep an eye out for models that feature auto-shutoff, temperature control, and audible or visual cues that the warmer has done its work. A bottle warmer that’s easy to use, and does the worrying for you, is ideal for preposterously late nights (or ridiculously early mornings, depending on your outlook).
Extras: Nice to have, but not strictly necessary, features like portability, delay functions, and yogurt mode put some bottle warmer models on our wish list.
If you’re out and about with baby regularly, you might want to consider a travel bottle warmer like the Tommee Tippee model on our top ten list. It’s designed for maximum portability, but Tommee Tippee has also had customers who use this travel bottle warmer as their nighttime warmer.
Another supplemental feature that we found super-useful was the delay mode that some bottle warmers boasted. You can pop a bottle of water in, set the timer, and rest easy, knowing that when baby wakes up for a midnight snack, you can just add formula powder. Easy to use and helpful on bleary-eyed nights, these models are great for babies who drink formula – but what about babies who are on breast milk or cow’s milk? Some manufacturers have two-hour settings that keep milk warm and safe to drink; check product specifications if you’re in the market for a milk-friendly delay option.
At the tail end of babyhood, the best bottle warmer will earn a continued place in the kitchen. Look for devices that can cook eggs, warm up baby food and sauces, and even make homemade yogurt. You’ll save stove and microwave space, and maybe even discover new recipes. Homemade yogurt is simple to make, but it does require long periods of slow, warm temperatures, something that a bottle warmer is designed to do. Why not purchase a model that will outlive the bottle stage?
Whichever bottle warmer you choose, you’ll reap the benefits: no more standing over the stove in the middle of the night, or worrying about uneven microwave heating. That means less time for hungry babies to work their way up from a fuss to a tantrum – now that’s a concept we can warm up to.