How to Use Avent Bottle Warmer? 6 Easy Steps
An Excellent Single Use Bottle Warmer
Are you looking for a bottle warmer that fits your bottles and baby food jars? Would you like a bottle warmer that doesn’t need to be cleaned and requires no water measuring?
The Philips Avent Bottle Warmer is a popular model on the market for its sleek design, quick warming, versatile Warming Chamber, and technological features. It gently heats by using a steam bath ‘bain marie’ technique that mimics putting bottles in a pan, but is electric instead.
This bottle warmer is made to go with the coordinating line of Avent bottles, toddler cups, and baby food jars for a complete food warming set. There’s no extra parts that will go missing, like measuring cups or lift-out baskets. It has several settings, including defrost. It warms up a 5 ounce bottle containing 4 ounces of milk within about three minutes, so it’s nice and fast for busy schedules and late night feedings.
What Comes with the Avent Bottle Warmer?
The Warming Machine with the Warming Chamber, an indicator light, and a dial. This bottle warmer also has an on/off switch at the back. It does not come with a separate measuring cup. You’ll also want to use a regular kitchen timer with this bottle warmer.
How to Use Avent Bottle Warmer:
Step 1 – Practice Safety Precautions
Make sure the bottle warmer is completely cool before use. It does get hot, so keep safety in mind around it. You might have to use hand protection when handling the unit. It’s an electrical machine and should not be used by small children. If milk spillage or leakage occurs, turn off the machine and unplug it immediately. Wait for it to cool and then proceed to clean.
Step 2 – Place the Bottle in the Warmer
With the Avent bottle warmer turned off, place your bottle into the warmer. Add enough water to cover 0.5 inch above the formula level within the bottle. The manufacturer suggests that you change the water every time to prevent scaling.
Step 3 – Set Your Dial
Plug in the bottle warmer, if it’s not already plugged in. Flip the on switch on the back of the warmer.
Turn the dial to the size bottle that you have. On the front of the Avent bottle warmer dial are pictures of the different settings. For a regular 5 oz. baby bottle, you want to turn it to the bottle setting. When you turn the dial to on, an indicator light comes on, letting you know it’s working.
Step 4 – Use a Kitchen Timer
The Avent bottle warmer does not come with its own built in timer, nor does it make a sound when it is ready. It does not shut off automatically.
So, you want to have a kitchen timer ready. Set the timer to three minutes for a standard 5 oz. bottle warmed from room temperature. The bottle warmer comes with its own instructions chart for how long you should set the timer. Warming times vary.
When the kitchen timer goes off, the bottle should be ready.
Step 5 – Done Heating
When the bottle is done heating, turn the dial counter-clockwise to turn off the machine. Take the bottle out of the bottle warmer by using a towel, oven mitt, or some other type of hand protection to protect your hands. Set it on a dry cloth, since it has been in warm heating water for three minutes.
Pick up the bottle in your hand and swirl the milk around to test if it’s warm enough. Shake a few drops of milk onto your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot.
When it’s ready, feed to the baby.
Step 6 – Care and Cleaning
Properly care for your Avent bottle warmer by keeping it clean and using it correctly. To clean and descale it, make sure it is completely cool, unplugged, and there’s no water in it. Pour 2 ounces of white vinegar into the warmer. Pour 4 ounces of cold water into the warmer. Allow it to stand in the unit until any lime scale has dissolved.
This process usually takes about eight to ten minutes. Then empty the warmer and rinse it thoroughly. You should descale the warmer about every ten days to two weeks, depending on the lime build up.
Small but Powerful Bottle Warmer
The Philips Avent Bottle Warmer is small and inexpensive, but it heats up many different bottle sizes, has multiple settings for warming and defrosting, and is a perfect fit for both standard and wide mouth bottles. It has 110 volts of power, and it does take both glass and plastic bottles. Even the low setting works to heat up baby bottles in a short amount of time. You don’t have to measure any water, which makes it great for late night feedings.