There’s no denying that the original Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep was a game changer when it came onto the market back in 2013.
A machine that prepares a perfect temperature bottle of formula in just 2 minutes, what wasn’t to love?
Four years later, after much success, and some scandal, there is a new Perfect Prep machine and it’s got a sleeker, more modern design with updates that are aimed at making night feeds, in particular, easier and quieter.
How does the new Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep work?
Pretty much like the last one, it makes a ready-to-drink bottle in under two minutes.
How is it different from the older model?
There is now a glow nightlight, to help exhausted carers locate the Perfect Prep in the middle of the night while keeping the house lights low.
The old manual dial has been replaced with a back-lit digital display.
What’s more, users can now adjust the volume of the beeping on the machine. Many parents, including our MFM reviewer, found the beeping too loud and irritating on the previous model.
The digital display now also shows notifications such as when to change the filter and clean. On the previous Perfect Prep, notifications were in the form of lights along the right side of the machine.
The bottle stand is more robust and a more appealing design.
The process for making formula has also changed in the new model, Tommee Tippee now recommend adding the formula first – followed by the shot of hot water.
How will this newer version address the safety concerns of the older version?
You probably have heard about the concerns of mould or black deposits in the sterilising tubes of the older version. After independent tests and an investigation that lasted weeks, there was no evidence that mould did build up in the machines.
In fact, Tommee Tippee released a statement saying it was 100% confident that it is impossible for bacteria to enter the pipework through the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep filter.
The brand does, however, say the machine should only be used with official filters and following user guidelines.
It’s the same filters in both the new and old model, however they have now been given a blue top so that they can clearly be identified as official.
Additionally, Tommee Tippee recommend that set up, usage and storage should be done according to manufacturer instructions, and parents should follow and respond to the prompts for regular cleaning and filter changes.
The official filters should last for approximately 3 months which is roughly equivalent to six 9oz bottles per day.
How much does it cost?
The Perfect Prep has an RRP of £130. It will be available for pre-order on Amazon, Mothercare and John Lewis from 1st February and on sale from 18th March.
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