I mentioned earlier this week that our baby girl was starting on solids. Since she started earlier than we expected, we’ve been buying her baby food. However we’d like to make our own baby food for her, not only to save a bit of money, but to also introduce her to more foods than typically offered at the stores.
What that means for us is it’s time to buy a food processor for the job. Our current food processor isn’t up for the challenge. It’s a very small unit that only has one setting and it doesn’t even do that well (we have very chunky salsa).
Our Baby Food Processor List
I started looking around and talking to friends and family to get an idea of what they recommend. After whittling it down here is a list of the contenders that we’re looking at buying.
- Power base
- Batch bowl
- Baby blend blade and milling blade
- Easy pop silicone batch tray
- 6-date dial storage cups
- Spatula and 1 short cup
- 1 stay fresh resealable lid and tip proof tray,
- User manual and recipe book
By the way you should really check out their commercial on YouTube, a couple of the lines are hilarious. While I do think it has some handy features for parents, I wouldn’t get as excited as they do about them.
After I had our baby, our moms came to our home to help us out (each had their own time -couldn’t handle both!) as we got adjusted to the new routine. While my mother in law was in for her visit she mentioned this as an option.
The Babycook offers a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster in one compact appliance. I absolutely love how portable it is, but I wonder if it could handle more than just baby food.
The great news about this processor is all the fantastic feedback, customers look to be happy with it.
I found this one on Amazon and it seems to be simple and extremely easy to use, which is a big plus for us. Unfortunately reader reviews have it as a big or miss. I’m also wondering if it could help with other food processing work.
Thoughts on Food Processors for Baby Food
What we’re going back and forth on is whether we want the all in one option or if we want a set of stuff. The appeal of Babycook and the Breeza is how little space would be used for them. On the other hand if something breaks, it’s pretty much done and we’d have to replace everything.
We’d like to ask for your advice. Which do you think is the best option? Can any of these do a decent job of pulling double duty and take care of our family’s overall food processing needs?