Tommee Tippee perfect prep

(53 Posts)
Charrin10 Wed 08-May-13 15:57:33

Has anyone got this? It's designed to create the perfect temperature bottle in under 2 mins (whist killing all the bacteria) very tempted to get but would like to know other mumsnet thoughts before I rush out and spend that sort of money! Thanks

Jsa1980 Wed 08-May-13 17:12:00

I've got one. Takes a bit longer than two mins though but I would really recommend it.

Im getting it as soon as I have the money grin

Charrin10 Wed 08-May-13 20:34:16

Thanks Jsa, did you have any trouble with measuring? One of the reviews on amazon said that it uses US oz's not UK which makes it slightly out? (I thought they would be the same tbh!) we currently use the tommee tippee bottles and measure the formula out in oz (1 scoop per oz)

Charrin10 Wed 08-May-13 20:36:04

Oops sorry just realised you have already answered this on another thread. Thanks x

Jsa1980 Wed 08-May-13 20:57:09

I didn't realise there was a difference! It appears to be measuring correctly though

Charrin10 Thu 09-May-13 08:55:01

Well I looked on amazon at 6am this morning and they had 11 in stock. Looked just now and they've only got 2! So quickly ordered one. Also signed up to the prime thing so got free next day delivery ( must cancel within the month though) can't wait to try it! I just hope it's as good as everyone says

Trishstar Fri 10-May-13 18:42:33

Is there a difference with the measurements? I can't find another thread on it? I ordered it earlier! Xx

Charrin10 Fri 10-May-13 19:21:32

Apparantly according to a review on amazon UK oz's and US oz's are different however I believe it is marginal. I use tommee tippee bottles anyway and measure in oz and I haven't had any problem with the measurements on it

Trishstar Fri 10-May-13 20:34:04

Thanks for the response! I use NUK bottles and teats as that is all DS will have after having them in special care.

Will see how it goes when it arrives xx

Charrin10 Sat 11-May-13 09:35:10

I was wrong... Tested it without the formula and it puts an extra 0.5 oz of water in sad typical their helpline is shut until Monday! He was grumpy all day yesterday as well so don't know If it was down to having extra water in his bottles! Back to the trusty kettle for now. I use the cow and gate formula, don't know if ill be able to get a US oz spoon. New it was too good to be true!

5318008 Sat 11-May-13 09:42:42

oh how awful, that is shocking shock sad

Charrin10 Sat 11-May-13 09:46:21

I know! And it doesn't say anywhere on the instructions!! Feel really awful people should know!

5318008 Sat 11-May-13 10:34:37

you poor thing, don't feel bad flowers

Trishstar Sat 11-May-13 10:55:15

Glad I saw this before ours arrived and we started using it! Where can you get a US oz scoop? Xx

Charrin10 Sat 11-May-13 12:36:43

No idea! I'm going to try and google it later and find out!

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 10:35:47

Well I've just had a reply from Tommee Tippee, unfortunately I'm still at a loss on whether this is acceptable or not, any idea?? : With all measuring devices from bottles to measuring jugs, there is an accepted tolerance level.

The tolerance on the markings is +5ml below 100ml and +5% above 100ml. This is taken directly from BS-EN-14350. The differences you have seen are likely to be the ranges involved in these specifications.

The perfect prep machine will be dispensing the correct amount of water, however what you are seeing is the accepted tolerance level.

I hope that this puts your mind at rest with regards to the safety of the machine.

5318008 Mon 13-May-13 11:44:15

I don't understand that, am I being a bit thick?

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 12:16:17

No I didn't either! I don't understand why they can't put things in plain English.. I also contacted amazon who are doing tests on the water levels in the machine so I'm going to wait until I hear from them (they seemed alot more helpful! ) I don't understand how measurements can be so difficult!

5318008 Mon 13-May-13 12:23:44

and the machine is so so expensive, you would have thought they could at least make one that is ok to use in this country

I am so sorry, Charrin. But hey, you are GREAT, following this up with TT, and Amazon, go you [thumbs up]

5318008 Mon 13-May-13 12:30:27

Would you come back and post an update on this thread, Charrin? If you remember, of course; you will be busy with your darling baby [heart]

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 13:02:39

Of course smile

Trishstar Mon 13-May-13 13:17:52

Thanks for posting back on here! Xx will keep checking!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 13-May-13 13:33:21

I've ordered on for dc3 due July, got £10 off too for doing the amazon family free trial, says it'll be here in 2-3 weeks, I've got mam bottles so hoping they fit!

Trishstar Mon 13-May-13 14:14:29

TT emailed me back saying it measures in UK measurements so I'm confused now!

janey223 Mon 13-May-13 14:16:52

If us measurements are 0.5ozmore isn't this like measuring in ml instead of oz?

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 14:42:24

I've just emailed them back ( I did ring but was just an answer phone! ) because I measured out 2 oz in a jug exactly and tipped it in my bottle and it's exact so I don't understand this tolerance level thing! Anyway will see what they say / see what amazon say and will feedback!

Twinklestar, it comes with a little shelf thing which you move up and down and before you use you are meant to run a clean program that will allow a litre of water to go through and have to use a big enough container to catch it... I used a big jug and that fitted so all bottles should fit smile

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 14:49:05

Hi Janey, tbh I didn't even think of that and have just gone and tested it that way, but it is still slightly out by about 8/10 ml I know it's not much but still, my Dh thinks I'm being over cautious and it's fine, maybe i am?

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 15:40:55

Quick update, TT have acknowledged my concerns and are going to test a range of machines to see if there is a problem and will get back to me tomorrow

5318008 Mon 13-May-13 15:42:22

gosh quick response from TT, and thank you ever so much for updating; I'll bet there are hundreds of lurkers wanting answers from your leg-work smile

Jsa1980 Mon 13-May-13 18:15:15

I'm confused, mine seems to be measuring fine

Trishstar Mon 13-May-13 18:19:43

Jsa do you measure in ml's? I currently use ml's not oz

Trishstar Mon 13-May-13 18:20:06

Mine should arrive tomorrow! Xx

Charrin10 Mon 13-May-13 20:05:14

Really Jsa? Mm maybe just a problem with mine then!

dizzy77 Mon 13-May-13 20:12:21

We got this Bosch kettle when DS was small, and set it to 80c (sterilisation point) for doing bottles. I see its half the (full) price of the TT appliance and still functions for us as a kettle now he's weaned.

We were in the market for a new kettle anyway as we'd had our kitchen redone and now use the lower temp settlings for hot chocolate, herbal tea etc. if you're looking for a bottle appliance is recommend it: you still have to measure but we just used another (clean) bottle for that.

Jsa1980 Mon 13-May-13 21:16:30

Measuring in fl oz. he's on 5 fl oz per bottle. I got mine from Toys R Us though not Amazon, not sure if that makes any difference or not.

Charrin10 Tue 14-May-13 17:39:54

Update: TT came back to me and said after testing several machines they couldn't find any that showed an extra 0.5 oz and believe it may be a fault with my machine and asked for me to send it to them. In the meantime I contacted amazon who asked me to return it foc and I would get a full refund so I'm sending it back tomorrow.

In the meantime babies r us have the same machine on offer £66!) non in stock in my local stores but available for delivery so have ordered another one with next day delivery ( found a £5 off code) so fingers crossed I won't have the same problem again!!

Trishstar Tue 14-May-13 17:56:42

Ooh thanks for reporting back! Least it seems to be a one off!! Xxx

Charrin10 Wed 15-May-13 12:15:38

Ok my new one arrived.... And it's exactly the same!!! Maybe it is just me! I've done exactly as the instructions said and it's still 0.5 oz over or 8-10ml

For those that have them and are using tommee tippee bottles do you mind letting me know if yours is over by that much? Just by pressing the buttons and not adding formula? Mainly for peace of mind because I'm just not happy using it at the mo! Thanks!

Trishstar Sat 18-May-13 19:44:58

So mine arrived today and measures perfectly! So pleased!

It does exactly what it says on the tin! Can't believe it!!!

Charrin sorry yours didn't seem to work xx

Bkwes Thu 30-May-13 09:41:30

Just saw this and wanted to say I'm having exactly the same problem as Charrin - measuring over by at least 0.5oz when I use this machine. Mine is also from Amazon. I've given DS these bottles as I didn't notice the measurement was out at first and he doesn't seem to be bothered but not ideal as I want to know I'm giving him what he needs. Considering adding an extra bit of formula to compensate as that's what we would be doing if using a kettle? I'm using TT bottles so can't believe they're not measuring perfectly!

Trishstar Thu 30-May-13 09:49:30

Mine measures perfectly but is now leaking! Just emailed them x

holymoly83 Mon 17-Jun-13 23:06:09
Dobby14 Wed 19-Jun-13 09:06:49

Hi All

When making bottles we are supposed to measure water by mls and powder by scoops therefore 150 ml should have 5 scoops that's what it says on the box. That's why might be showing extra 5 mls

Dadsnet2013 Fri 26-Jul-13 11:29:16

Hello, have just purchased perfect prep machine in the hope it would make life easier and reduce any risks in preparating feeds for our twins. Have used over last 24 hours and consistent discrepancies in quantity of feeds from each machine run and when compared to kettle/manual method!

It has in fact created more problems and we have been concerned that our 4oz feeds with 4oz worth of powder are coming out at 5oz and therefore babies not getting correct amounts.

I am now cleaning machine to return it which I haven't really got time for, I would have hoped for the money this machine would be more accurate and will be returning to the kettle method!

Trishstar Fri 26-Jul-13 11:57:20

Dads, my machine measures perfectly. Try running it and don't add formula and hopefully you will see it measures correctly. It's the adding of the formula that turns the water into milk therefore increasing the volume.

My DS has 7oz/210ml bottles which made in the machine come out at 225/230ml

Dadsnet2013 Sat 27-Jul-13 11:17:31

Thanks for response TRishstar, I will give it a go.

joanna0211marie Sun 28-Jul-13 20:32:01

I bought one of these and it is the best thing I have ever bought! I would recommend this definitely, takes all the hassle away and removes the temptation of making bottles up for the night feeds because it's ready before the serious crying starts x

TakingTheStairs Wed 13-Nov-13 15:24:51

I've bought one of these machines and was also initially confused that the made up formula seems to be far more than you would think it would be, but it is exactly what Trishstar said.
If you made up the bottle without powder, the water measures exactly right. It's the addition of the powder that increases the volume.

If you were making up the bottle from a kettle, you'd measure the water into the bottle first and then add the powder. This would give you the same volume as the perfect prep machine, it just does it in a different order.

laughingeyes2013 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:18:54

The machine works by giving a shot of hot water to mix the formula (killing off bacteria) and then adding cooler sterile water to make it the perfect temperature in no time at all.

If that's the case, what's to stop anyone boiling a kettle and mixing a small amount with formula and then adding previously cooled water from the fridge so you don't have to wait?

I've never had to exclusively FF so don't know, but have just started combined feeding so would be interested if anyone could enlighten me.

5madthings Fri 15-Nov-13 19:25:18

You can do exactly that!

Just pre measure out your cooled boiled water so you know you are using the right amount if water.

So 6oz feed, mix the powder in a bottle with 2oz HOT water, then add 4oz of cooled boiled water, give a good shake and it it a 6oz feed pretty much the right temp.

NomDeClavier Fri 15-Nov-13 21:06:03

Many people do do that laughing

You need to make sure that a) you really shake the powder in so it does all get dispersed and b) you add the full correct amount of water, not just to the 6oz mark for a 6oz bottle but 6oz of water in total.

laughingeyes2013 Fri 15-Nov-13 21:16:43

Oh thanks for that! I will give it a go, I can imagine it will make life a whole lot easier!

I am combined feeding and to be truthful hating it sad. But this will make it a little simpler.

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