Baby Food Processor and Steamer
Just recently my niece had a bouncing baby boy and I thought I should get the happy parents something that would make it easier for them to feed their child on a day to day basis. Although their child isn't ready for solid food it won't be too long before he is ready and this food processor and steamer will make that job a little easier.
I decided to get a baby good processor because my niece is interested in making sure that her child grows up healthy and happy and I know she is going to want to make her own baby food. Today with so many preservatives and chemicals in our food, starting a child off in the world with wholesome, natural food has to be a good idea.
The reason I chose this model is because I know they are considering having another child in the future and having two bowls can make it a little easier when it comes to preparing food for a new baby and perhaps a toddler. Busy mothers today don't want to have to do a lot of cleaning up when they are trying to get a hungry baby fed.
This baby food processor can steam foods, which I love because this helps keep more nutrients in the food. My niece can then blend the food in the same container. She is going to find this so easy to use and she will have the knowledge that what she is feeding her child good wholesome food since she made the food from fresh ingredients. What a great way for a little one to get started in life!
Update: Feb 8/14 - My niece reports that her son has started eating solid food and she loves how easy it is to make everything from scartch and more importantly he is eating everything she makes!
BEABA Babycook Plus 4 in 1 Steam Cooker and Blender
With easy one-handed operation and 2 large capacity bowls you can prepare twice as many delicious and nutritious meals for baby in 15 minutes, or sweet and savory meals simultaneously. Baby cook Plus makes over 9 cups of food at one time. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then simply defrost and reheat right in Baby cook.
Questions and Answers
How much water do you need to put in steamer to warm refrigerated food?
You have to fill the water up to level one.
Can I cook fresh baby food in small amounts?
Yes, you can cook as little or as much food as you need. You have total control over the size of the batch.
Does it come with a cookbook?
No it does not but it does come with a manual that has a few basic recipes.
Can you still use this machine after my baby moves on to solid foods?
This can still be used especially if your child does not like vegetables. Making pureed vegetables and adding the mixture to other foods is a good way to get them to eat veggies
Can I blend food when it is hot?
Yes you can blend hot food in the machine. That is actually the point of the machine.
Does it steam and blend in the same container?
Yes, however only one side blends so you might have to move the container to the side that blends and just turn it on.
Are the containers made of glass or plastic?
They are a heavy plastic and seem to hold up well.
Is any part of the machine dishwasher safe?
Yes, the plastic strainers can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher. As well the other plastic parts like the bowl and basket can also be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Does the Babycook Pro use BPA free plastic?
Yes it does.
Can I blend food and steam at the same time?
Yes, you can blend on one side of the Babycook and steam on the other side at the same time.
Recipe for Plum and Apple Puree
A super simple recipe for baby using the Babycook!
Cube 1/2 cup of both plums and apples. Put the apples and plums in the steamer basket. Pour water into the tank (level 2). Start the cooking process. When the apples and plums are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid. Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.