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Best bottle for homes with no dishwasher?

My husband and I live in an 1870s farmhouse, so we don't have a dishwasher. I plan to BF, but of course we'll have bottles as well, so I'm wondering which bottles are recommended and yet are easy to clean.  Any suggestions?
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  • Playtex drop-ins!  You wash the nipple and ring and open bottom bottle separately.  Plastic liner gets thrown away.  Definitely easy.
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    I'm also without a dishwasher and am hoping to try drop-ins!
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  • My dishwasher is, well, crap.  When I put the bottles in there they don't get clean.  Therefore, we handwash all the bottles.  We have Tommee Tippee bottles and they come clean so easy!  I love them.  We also have a couple Playtex Vent Aire bottles that are easy to clean also.
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  • We BF and Born Free bottles work well for us.  DS took to them easily and they didn't cause any problems with BF.  I always wash them by hand and they're very easy to clean. 
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  • We don't run a dishwasher every day so we hand wash the bottles on those days.  We have Dr. Browns with their 27 parts.  We just soak them in hot soapy water for a little bit before washing them and haven't had any issues.
  • We have a dishwasher but I don't understand how you can wash bottles very clean with a dishwasher. I have to say, our dishwasher is semi old so I don't know if that's the problem but I wasn't going to use any bottle that had dried water marks on it and most of them flipped over during the drying process. We've had great success with drop ins (the nipples are awesome). For pumping with the Medela freestyle, I use the Geber 9oz bottles that are a buck a piece. They are super simple, 3 pieces and very easy to clean.
  • We have a dishwasher and I used it once for bottles. Honestly, I find it easily to just wash them by hand. We have Dr. Browns & Ventaire's and neither is that difficult to wash though I'll admit the Dr. Browns are a bit annoying with all the parts. We pretty much use the Ventaire's 90% of the time.


    We have the drop-ins for when we travel and can't wash her regular bottles. I wouldn't use them regularly because I hate the expense of buying the liners.

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  • We wash our bottle by hand. I don't want them baking in the dish washer and I don't want those chemicals on the bottles. I use Medela and they wash well. We just keep a little bowl in the sink for bottles. I wash them every time there are about four in the sink. I'm sure hand washing most bottles is easy, except for ones with many parts.
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  • so many choices but I will tell you what to avoid instead:  anti-colic bottles with lots of parts like the dr brown's bottles.  Good luck!
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  • We have Born Free and there aren't too many parts to wash plus we love their bottle brush. I've tried to wash Dr Brown's when watching my cousin and they were such a pain - avoid those if you can
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