making baby food -- looking for a reliable food processor that purees

Tracy - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I'm going to be making my baby's food rather than buying it in the store. Can anyone recommend a good food processor? I've done quite a bit of research and am just not finding anything decent. The majority of the ones I found do not puree. Thanks!

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Yul1ee - posted on 04/14/2013

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I have done some research as well. I found that at least there are 4 best rated brands to consider. Baby bullet, brezza, beabe and cuisinart. You can see the comparison detail at this article, squidoo.com/cuisinart-bfm-1000-baby-food-maker

I have decided which one is the best one for me and my baby and the one that I want to buy. I think you also need to do a little bit more research and read reviews. Hope this help.

Jana - posted on 02/08/2009

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I also used just a blender and had no problems getting things smooth.  One tip I also want to pass along because it worked great for me.  When your little one starts to eat larger portions, instead of using "ice cube" trays to freeze things in, I bought a silicon mini-muffin pan, once it was frozen, they were super easy to pop out into a zip-lock bag.  Have fun trying all of the fun flavors you can create!

Yanika - posted on 02/08/2009

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The magic bullet has been amazing when it come to making bay food. However, you dont need to blend for very long.. our little one is 8 months and is very content eating small finger foods like cucumber, cooked peas carrot corn beans, small pieces of cooked chicken, cheese chunks, cheerios etc.. she is very healthy and has no truoble with digestion. Babys do start slow when it come to solids, but once they've tried a good variety of food and textures... finger food solids are perfect.

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Amanda - posted on 03/09/2013

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We started to use the baby bullet, but I found it wasn't always the best at evenly blending, I'd have to stir it up ect. Then we started using our Ninja blender. IT was fantastic! Used it all the way up until she started eating table food.

Tracy - posted on 02/24/2009

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Thanks to everyone for all of the input! I decided to go with the Magic Bullet and bought it on Amazon.com. and saved $40 versus buying it on the Magic Bullet website.. Couldn't be happier with it! I'm surprised at all this machine is capable of doing.

Keren - posted on 02/08/2009

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I used a liquidiser or a handheld food press by Metaltex. The link to the Metaltex gadget is http://www.metaltex.com/index.cfm?fuseac... 



you'll see the gadget I'm on about the bottom picture. It comes with several different types of attachments that gives you different levels of puree... It's like a press you place the food in side with the disc with the size wholes you require and press it... It's easy to clean and deal with... Otherwise a liquidiser is another way to deal with baby food, remember you can freeze it once done. Both my kids loved their food being pressed with the Metaltex rather than a liquidiser, either are good rather than a food processor.



 



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Odette - posted on 02/08/2009

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MAGIC BULLET!!!



This worked the best for me. It was fast and easy to use and also easy clean-up!



Good choice to make your baby's food! Enjoy it, it's a lot of fun and very rewarding!

Kari - posted on 02/08/2009

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The Magic Bullet worked the best for me - can blend small amounts, I used it all the time. Now it works great for whole milk smoothies for 19 mo old.

Kimberly - posted on 02/08/2009

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i just use a regular blender which has a puree option on it. i boil frozen veggies or sweet potatoes for a long time till they are super soft and then throw the whole pot into the blender without any additions. then i freeze them into ize cube trays and they come out great. i made them fr both my daughters and it is so much less expensive than buying jarred baby food!

Lilly - posted on 02/08/2009

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We have a blend tec blender which is pretty pricey, but it works and I love making baby food in it!

Brooke - posted on 02/08/2009

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I have used a small food chopper, about $10,at walmart.  Just add abit of milk or water when you blend.  also I freeze in ice cube trays.  I have a hand baby food grinder, works well for meat! Can get them at specialty baby stores, about $30...then you can feed whatever the family is eating!

Kristin - posted on 02/08/2009

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i wish i would have asked this question before i started making food for my daughter. i have a cuisinart food process/blender in one that purees but i found it harder to clean and unnecessarily loud. i too am a big fan of the hand blender and i actually think i can make more food a once. it's also great for road trips. lastly, it probably depends on your child's taste buds. my daughter ate "1st foods" for a very short amount of time before she wanted to feed herself and become more adventurous. now i try to make things for my husband and me that i can easily adapt to her taste, which is where the hand blender comes in well, handy.

Michaela - posted on 02/08/2009

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A Moulinex Izzy multi plus. Brilliant! I'm on my second one! I made all my own baby food. My son is 15 & my daughter is 8. I used my multi plus three times a day for both kids. Only bought my second one last year as I now use it for every day chopping & pureeing. I used mine for pureeing fresh fruit to beef soups. I live in greece & we only give our children homemade food. The shops only sell one make of jarred babyfood with only 2-3 different meals. Well done, lets hope more mums follow your example.

Connie - posted on 02/08/2009

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I think they're still out there. they're called a baby food grinder. small enough to fit in the diaper bag when you go out to eat and easy to use. Hope this helps.

Jodie - posted on 02/08/2009

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hi there, i found the easiest thing to use was a hand blender. they are very cheap from stores such as tesco etc, and were very useful and easly cleaned !!!!

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