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Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine (White)
- Makes a fresh bottle at correct temperature in less than two minutes
- Works with any powdered formula milk
- Dispenses correct amount of water for an accurate and consistent dilution
- Initial hot shot of water kills bacteria that may be present in formula - see cleaning instructions below for how to keep your machine working effectively
- It is important this machine is only used with Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Antibacterial Replacement Filter systems to maintain its ability to remove bacteria and impurities present in water
Find out the official guidelines on how to clean and maintain your device here.
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The Tommee Tippee closer to nature prep machine makes a fresh bottle at just the right serving temperature in less than 2 minutes. When baby arrives there's so much to do and to think about, so many things to juggle, so much that's new and challenging. That’s why Tommee Tippee has created the prep machine. Specially designed to make preparing formula bottles quicker and more accurate, prep gives parents the extra peace of mind that comes from knowing baby's bottle will be ideal every time. REGULAR CLEANING ADVICE: For hygiene and safety reasons you should clean your unit on a regular basis. We recommend you carry out this cleaning cycle every 4 weeks, whenever you replace your Tommee Tippee water filter or if the machine has been unused for a period of 7 days. TIP: carry out the cleaning process when your tank light is illuminated so there is no need to discard of any water. Remove the lid, hopper and bottle stand and set the filter to one side (top side down). Clean the external machine surface with a clean cloth (it is advisable to use an antibacterial solution), taking care to clean in all grooves and under the dispenser spout. At this time the lid, hopper and bottle stand should also be cleaned using hot soapy water, rinsed thoroughly, and allowed to dry naturally (do not use cloths or tea towels to dry). Plug in the unit, the empty tank warning light will illuminate. THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR YOUR INITIAL CLEANING CYCLE: Using a cold water sterilising solution (following manufacturer guidelines for using with 1.8 litres of water), add required amount to the water tank. Fill the tank to the max line with cold water and place a suitable container under the dispenser spout. Pour 1 litre of clear/ white (food grade) vinegar into the water tank. Top up the water tank to the max line with freshly boiled water and place a suitable container under the dispenser spout. Press the cleaning button on the side of the machine for 2 seconds to start a cleaning cycle. The cleaning light will illuminate. TIP: If using a container less than 1.8 litres in capacity, you can press the start button to pause the cleaning cycle, allowing you to discard of the contents. Re-start the cycle by pressing the cleaning button, allowing the cycle to fully complete. Discard of the contents from the container used. Boil a fresh kettle of water. Refit the cleaned hopper and fill the water tank with the boiled water. Replace the empty container under the spout. Press the cleaning button on the side of the machine for 2 seconds to start a cleaning cycle. The cleaning light will illuminate. Allow the cycle to fully complete, using the pause functionality if required. The tank empty warning light will illuminate once the water has flushed through the system. Discard of the contents from the container, placing the container back under the spout. Refit your Tommee Tippee filter to the hopper, being careful to only handle the top section of the filter.Add fresh cold water to the hopper, placing the lid on once full. Wait for the water to filter through and for the tank empty warning light to go out. To prime your machine for its next use, set the dial to 4oz and press the start /stop button, to dispense a volume of hot water. Once complete, press the start/ stop button again to dispense the remaining water to finish the cycle. Replace the cleaned bottle stand, then your machine is ready to use. NOTE: If you are also changing your Tommee Tippee water filter, press the filter reset button for 2 seconds to clear the machine memory before using for a feed.
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From the manufacturer
Press to release an initial hot shot of water into your bottle. At 70°c this will kill bacteria that may be present in your formula. The initial burst of hot water also helps to dissolve the formula quickly and easily.
Scoop the desired amount of milk formula powder into the hot shot of water and shake to dissolve, then pop your bottle back under the dispenser.
The Top Up
Press again to top up your bottle with cooler water, and you’re done -a fresh bottle at body temperature, all in under two minutes.
Works with any formula
Perfect Prep works with any brand of powdered formula milk and has an adjustable base to suit different bottle shapes & sizes. Simply measure out the formula and the Perfect Prep does everything else.
Prepare different feed sizes
The Perfect Prep machine prepares the exact amount you want from 4oz up to 11oz. Simply turn the dial to set the machine to make the require amount
Each Perfect Prep machine comes with one anti-bacterial filter. Each filter can last up to 3 months* and are widely available to purchase.
Easy to clean
The machine has a clean warning light which prompts you to run a cleaning cycle. We recommend you carry out this cleaning cycle every 4 weeks, whenever you replace your Tommee Tippee water filter or if the machine has been unused for a period of 7 days.
Your Perfect Prep machine is designed for use with water straight from the tap.
Water passes through a unique anti-bacterial filter to ensure your water is clean and safe to make a bottle feed, just like your boiled water from your kettle.
We only recommend you use Tommee Tippee Anti-Bacterial filters with the Perfect Prep machine. The filter may look a lot like other water filters but inside is a unique filtration membrane to remove bacteria and other contaminants that can sometimes be found in water.
The Tommee Tippee plain white filter and blue/ white filters are compatible with both Perfect Prep Machines.
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When you first unpack the machine you need to complete a cleaning cycle to ensure that the machine itself is clean and ready for filtering your tap water. This process took about 20 minutes rather than the advertised 10 minutes in the instruction booklet as the water tank seems to take a bit of time for the water to fill all of the way through the water filter into the bottom section of the water tank. However this in my opinion was not a negative to the product but I just thought I would mention it in case another person thinks like I did that I was doing something wrong. The instruction booklet is very clear with a step by step process (and pictures too) and describes how to set up the machine and do the cleaning cycle along with how to actually use the machine, how to stop it if needed, maintenance and descaling so I was quite impressed with the clear and easy to follow instruction leaflet.
The machine has a cleaning mode and de-calc/de-scale mode which I thought is a brilliant idea and saves you having to faff around with de-scaling products. The machine is also very clever in that it detects when these things needs to be done and alerts you to the fact by lighting up one of the corresponding warning lights. The machine also indicates when the water level is low in the water tank to enable you to fill it, when the water tank is hot and when the filer needs changing. The water filter needing changing was to me one of my negatives about the machine as apparently each filter only lasts around 3 months and you then have to purchase another filter which I can understand but I think that the machine should have come with at least a years worth of filters considering the price and if not that Tommee Tippee should have offered some sort of discount on the cost of the filters for your first year as they whilst not totally expensive aren't exactly cheap at £9 a filter.
The machine itself is quite large and I put it alongside our Tommee Tippee Electric Steriliser to get a comparison and it's not far off the same length and width. This isn't a problem for us as personally we store ours in the Kitchen rather than upstairs in the Nursery as I think it would be a bit too bulky to be in the Nursery unless obviously you have a large Nursery. The other thing that has put us off storing it upstairs is that when it beeps it is very loud and I think would more than likely wake up your little one if you were trying to get a bottle ready before they were due to wake for their night time feed. The actual water filling into the bottle and general noise of the machine is also loud however not overly loud and nowhere near as loud as the machine's beep noise.
The machine comes with a bottle stand that you simply adjust by hooking it into the holes that are provided underneath the dispenser outlet according to whichever size bottle you are using so that there is no water spit when the water is filling the bottle. I thought that this was a good idea in that Tommee Tippee have included other hole settings than what would be needed for their own brand of bottles so that you were not automatically limited to using Tommee Tippee bottles if they were not your bottle of choice, although we do use their bottles in our household.
The machine does a 'hot shot' of water prior to you adding your formula to help kill any bacteria that may be living in your formula, which I thought again was a fantastic idea and provides additional peace of mind for parents. The instructions then direct you to add the supplied lid to shake the bottle and ensure that the formula is mixed well but as only one lid is provided you would continually have to wash this each time in order to use it. We just add the teat and lid onto the bottle and use this to mix the formula rather than the lid as these have obviously already been steilised with your bottle and it is only around a minute for the remaining water to be filled once you re-press the button. We just keep hold of the lid and teet until this process is complete and re-screw it all back on.
There have been a few comments from other reviewers about the quantity of water coming out of the machine being more than it should and I feel I can hopefully dispel some of this confusion/upset. Basically if you use the traditional bottle prep method i.e. without this machine and fill a bottle normally with say for example 150ml of boiled water and then add the formula to this amount and shake to mix - you will discover that the bottle has now risen to more than the original 150ml and this is because the formula changes the water to milk and as this is thicker the volume increases. Honestly my husband and I have had hundreds of 'arguments' over this with our first born in that when we were recording how much he had drank I was using the original water level measurement and my hubby was using the milk level measurement which was more. To double test/check this I have used a bottle without adding the formula with this machine and I can confirm that the water levels although minutely more than the measurement (and I mean minutely as in you can barely see it's more) are pretty much the desired measurement at the end and so I am sure that it is the added formula that pushes the level up.
6oz setting used - fills up to 40/45ml mark on bottle for the hot shot (no formula added) and then fills to 180ml (just over the 6oz mark) when the remaining water is added by the machine.
9oz setting used - fills up to 70ml mark on bottle for the hot shot (no formula added) and then fills to 260ml (just over the 9oz mark) when the remaining water is added by the machine.
Finally I also noted that another reviewer has thought that the measurements on the machine are in US oz and not in UK oz and that Tommee Tippee replied to her to ask why she thought this. I suspect she has though this as on the inside of the lid that covers the water tank there are US conversions for fluid oz to ml along with Metric conversions for fluid oz to ml which could make someone think that the machine is in US oz when it is in UK oz.
The bottle temperature when finished is perfect and ergo the name Perfect Prep. Whilst a bit cooler than what our 1 year old is used to he has no problems whatsoever with drinking it and guzzles it down just like a traditionally made bottle - he has not shown that there is any difference in taste than when we used to make his bottles up in the old traditional lengthy way. The temperature is absolute perfect for newborns as it feels like it is made to be at body temperature and I am looking forward to getting more extensive use out of the machine when our second baby arrives later this year. A really fantastic invention with just a few shortcomings in my opinion (noise level, filter longevity/price and in my opinion a bit pricey for the average parent although at present priced at a much more reasonable £56.49) but I don't think that these few negatives should be enough to put someone off purchasing it as it truly is a wonderful piece of baby kit.
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