Rated 5 out of 5Â by NewMomOnTheGo Great product!
If your baby can drink formula cold or is patient enough to wait for warming the bottle then this product is perfect! It works great to mix the formula and is very nice for doing a day's worth of formula at once. However, it didn't work for us because my daughter is very impatient (no warning when she's getting hungry, just screaming when she's hungry) and she couldn't drink it cold. Plus you can't put the Playtex Drop Ins bottles in an electric warmer so I had to warm it in a coffee cup which took like 5 minutes. But if your baby is patient enough, go for it!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cwynne Do Not Waste Your Money
The short of it: Leaves clumps in the formula, formula sticks to the bottom of the pitcher and to the mixing blade, and when mixing, formula splatters out of closed lid. This all causes inconsistency in the formula mixture and money down the drain.
The longer review: I purchased this item, like you, thinking, "Oh! How convenient and functional!" My morning started with a horrific diaper (up the back, out the sides), so already my mood was tainted. BUT when it came time to make more formula, the spring in my step was renewed as I remembered I now had the Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcher! I eagerly filled the pitcher with nursery water to the 32 ounce line. The pitcher itself is actually a 40 ounce pitcher, allowing for a true 32 ounces of water plus the necessary amount of powdered formula. I began meticulously measuring level scoops of powdered formula into the water. Once all powder was added to the water, I began to doubt the claimed 32 ounce capacity of the pitcher. The formula sitting atop the water was nearly at the top of the pitcher. Still having faith in the Dr. Brown's name, I confidently and gently placed the "locking lid" (with blade, mixing post, handle, and locking ring affixed and set, of course) on the pitcher. As I began pumping the blade up and down ever so slowly (much slower than the recommended 1 second per up/down motion), I noticed water seeping out of the back of the pitcher's lid. Holding on to all hope and continuing to take care with this very full pitcher, I continued to gently pump up and down to mix the formula. Water continued to pour out of the pitcher while mixing, creating a mess all over the counter. Not giving up, I poured some of the water into my old jug (which I simply shake to mix formula) and then continued the slow pumping motion. Most of the clumps dissipated, but clumps were still present. When I removed the lid, I saw large amounts of formula stuck all in the mixing blade. And when I poured the remaining formula back into my old jug (remember I had to pour some water out and the consistency was now off), I discovered large amounts of formula stuck to the bottom of the pitcher. The formula stuck to the bottom of the pitcher and on the blades had to be scraped off because it was hanging on for dear life.
My formula was the wrong consistency. My son has to have a thickened formula because he spits up so much, so ensuring the consistency of his formula is of utmost importance (really for any child, the consistency is important). After cleaning a horrid diaper mess, I really didn't feel like cleaning a sticky formula mess which now plagued my counter top and the inside of my shiny new pitcher. To begin with, I felt the pitcher was over priced. But I figured convenience always comes at a price, so I went against my better judgement and bought the pitcher anyway. I am truly sorry I did. It ended up being a very poorly executed investment. Even if you attempt to mix a smaller batch of formula, the formula will still stick to the bottom of the pitcher and on the blade, causing inconsistency. It is not worth your hard-earned dollar and surely isn't worth the hassle. I guess I'll just go back to violently shaking my trusty (much, much cheaper) mixing jug.