The best baby bottle warmers: our top 5

Written by Agathe Rosse

When Baby is hungry and starts to get restless, you have to act fast! We take the bottle, put it in the electric baby bottle warmer, wait 1 minute, and it’s done. Very practical, these devices make life easier for parents and, above all, promote an optimal meal temperature. Depending on the model, you can even take them with you in the car, which is a good idea when you need to warm up a bottle in the middle of nature.

After sharing the best bottles with you, we give you our opinions and our top 5 best baby bottle warmers, to help you choose the one that will make your daily life easier!


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How does a baby bottle warmer work?

Comment fonctionne un chauffe biberon ? The principle of the baby bottle warmer is to heat the milk to the right temperature, without destroying its nutritional properties (which is the case with the microwave). In addition to heating, the baby bottle warmer keeps the bottle warm for a little while, which helps when you’re busy to the right and left.

Depending on the model, the operation of the baby bottle warmers may differ. Some follow the principle of the water bath. The baby bottle is placed in a container of hot water, warming the bottle and its contents. Other models heat the water to be put in the baby bottle directly, then simply add the powdered milk. You can also find models of electric baby bottle warmers that heat milk by steam.

It is therefore according to your preferences and the type of milk (breast milk, powdered) you use that you will have to choose an appropriate model.


Which baby bottle warmer to choose?

The baby bottle warmer is designed to make your life easier. So make sure you choose a model that will suit your needs and lifestyle. Here are the criteria you should be aware of before you start looking for the ideal baby bottle warmer.

  • Warm-up time

Depending on the model, the baby bottle will be heated more or less quickly. This depends on the power of the baby bottle warmer. The aim is to keep the heating time as short as possible. So remember to observe the power in Watts before you buy.

  • Performance

Unfortunately, performance is a criterion that is difficult to assess before testing. You can look at reviews or our comparisons on the net to learn more about the model’s features. Make sure you choose a functional baby bottle warmer that will do its job with care. It must heat the milk to the right temperature without being too long. The goal is not to have to put the baby bottle in the microwave or wait for it to cool down because your baby bottle warmer is not working.

  • Compatibility

Please note that some baby bottle warmers may not fit all baby bottle models. Depending on the size of your baby bottles, be sure to check whether they can work with the baby bottle warmer.

  • The use of

There are different types of baby bottle warmers, depending on how you use them. For use exclusively at home, a standard or express baby bottle warmer will be ideal. If your goal is to be able to take it with you wherever you go to warm baby’s bottle, you can find car or travel baby bottle warmers that are equipped with a cigarette lighter plug or do not require electricity.

  • Baby bottle sterilizer option

Some models incorporate a system for cleaning and sterilizing baby’s bottles. If you are interested in this option, choose a baby bottle warmer with a sterilizer to avoid buying another specialized device.

  • Added Features

Depending on the model you choose, you will be entitled to more or less functionality. Most baby bottle warmers also allow you to heat small jars, which is very practical when you have a larger baby bottle end or when baby grows. Some baby bottle warmers also have a defrosting function, even milk preparation.


Top 5 electric baby bottle warmers: our comparison table

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  1. Philips Avent Bottle Warmer – the most stylish design

Philips SCF 355/00

  • Warm-up time: 3 min
  • Power 300W

Compact and portable, the Philips Bottle Warmer not only warms, but also has a defrosting function, which is convenient for breast milk. Very simple, just put water in the baby bottle warmer, then place the baby bottle in the device and choose the functionality you want. Be careful though, it does not have a timer to alert you when the baby bottle is at the right temperature, so you have to stay close to it to avoid overheating the milk, which is not very practical if you are in the daily rush.

The + The –
  • Compatible with all models of baby bottles and small jars
  • Compact and transportable
  • The price
  • Its sober and elegant design
  • A little long warm-up time
  • No timer

Philips Bottle Warmer in pictures


  1. Babymoov steam bottle warmer – the most practical

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This mobile car baby bottle warmer allows you to heat your baby’s milk at home or on the road thanks to the cigarette lighter nozzle. Compatible with all feeding bottles, it heats the milk quickly and stops automatically at the right temperature. With a steam heating system, all you have to do is put water in the unit and start it. You will be able to warm up baby’s milk as well as any small pot.

The + The –
  • Compatible with all models of baby bottles and small jars
  • Bottle warmer for nomadic cars
  • Adapted to the car
  • The integrated pod for milk powder
  • A bit cumbersome
  • A rather childish design

The Babymoov bottle warmer in pictures


  1. Bib’Expresso bottle warmer Béaba – the most efficient one

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line baby bottle warmer, this is the one for you. With more than one trick up its sleeve, the Bib’Expresso heats, prepares and sterilizes. You can prepare the baby bottle by boiling the water before adding it to the powder like a coffee machine or warm your baby bottles and small jars in a bain marie. On the back of the unit, you will find a microwave bottle sterilizer, which allows you to store and clean up to 3 bottles at the same time!

The + The –
  • Compatible with all models of baby bottles and small jars
  • Ultra complete
  • Its coffee machine design
  • The integrated bottle sterilizer
  • A bit cumbersome
  • Difficult to transport
  • A little long to heat breast milk in a double boiler

The Beaba bottle warmer in pictures


  1. Bottle warmer Nuk – the most aesthetic one

With its cute design and soft colours, this baby bottle warmer reaches the right temperature for milk in no time at all. The integrated pod allows you to measure the volume of water to be added according to the size of the baby bottle and the amount of milk to be heated. However, the accuracy of the temperature is a bit approximate, so you should check the milk before giving it to baby to make sure it is not too hot or too cold. For milk or small jars, the switch-off is done automatically once the desired temperature is reached.

The + The –
  • Compatible with all models of baby bottles and small jars
  • Its soft and uncluttered design
  • The integrated pod
  • Approximate temperature
  • The device is difficult to clean

The Nuk bottle warmer in pictures


  1. Bonus : Badabulle baby warmer – the ultra complete one

To close this comparison, we offer you a small bonus with an ultra complete Badabulle device to prepare all the meals for your little ones! A 4-in-1 robot, it defrosts, mixes, heats and cooks for healthy steaming and time saving preparations! A baby bottle warmer function is integrated, with an automatic shut-off when the milk reaches the right temperature. You can prepare your homemade jars with the blender and warm them up with the baby bottle warmer function. If you have several small bits, this food processor is really ideal to prepare several recipes in a simple and efficient way.

The most The least
  • Compatible with all models of baby bottles and small jars
  • The multiple functionalities
  • The price
  • Plastic a little fragile
  • Difficult to transport

The Badabulle bottle warmer in pictures


How do I clean my bottle warmer?

Cleaning your baby bottle warmer is very important to avoid the development of bacteria on the baby bottle, teat or even the milk. Being in contact with your little one’s food, a clean baby bottle warmer is essential for good health.

Most of the time, you can clean the exterior with a damp cloth or a small sponge. To clean it thoroughly, make sure each compartment and room is accessible. The most effective way to clean them is to use white vinegar, which will not be harmful to your toddler and will remove accumulated limescale and destroy bacteria.


Best kids’ baby bottle: why trust us?

Thank you for reading this article! Because we know that it is not always easy to make the best choice without trying, each of our recommendations is the result of a long work of analysis of consumer opinions on flagship and little-known products on the market, of comparison of prices and technical characteristics, but also and above all of tests by a team of men and women constantly renewed in order to keep a real objectivity to help you in your purchasing process.

All the purchasing criteria are scrutinized for the realization of our comparative guides: budget, level of range, functional and practical aspects, design, pack and accessories, safety… All this in order to help you choose the products best suited to your needs, desires and constraints on a daily basis, at the best price!

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About the author

Agathe Rosse

I have been a kindergarten assistant for 4 years now, I enjoy my free time for my passions. I love cooking (gourmet food is my biggest flaw!), adventure and sports. Writing is one of my hobbies, to let the pen express my thoughts. I never leave without my little notebook!