If you went to a restaurant and they served you food from a can, would you go there a second time? Then how do you expect that your child will enjoy his very first meals on this earth if they come from a jar that was mass produced? And speaking of mass production do you honestly expect that those jars of food can really survive without going bad for months and sometimes years at a time without any type of preservatives or techniques that have killed everything of use in that food? Finally, have you checked the basic ingredients that go into making the jars of baby food and have ever wondered just how expensive it would be to make that food yourself? The answer is not expensive at all. And if you were the one cooking the food fresh you could also control the quality of the products that go into making it as well as its freshness. Of course most people are forced to resort to using canned baby food because it is almost impossible to make it on your own every day without some form of help. The good news is that there is a tool on the market today that can help you make excellent baby food with very little effort. The best baby food makers on the market require 10 minutes at the most to prepare excellent baby food. We have found the top them best baby food makers on the market and have prepared reviews for each one of them, so you will know which one best fits your needs. So make sure to scroll past the following list to find our in-depth reviews.
1. Cuisinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer
Our favorite baby food maker is the Cuisinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer. There are several reasons why we like it so much but one of the most important ones is the fact that once you have started the steaming process you do not need to worry about handling the vegetables at all. So what you need to do is place the work basket, turn on the steam, and after 10 to 20 minutes depending on what you are cooking, you just switch the button to purée and you are done. From their own is really up to you and your imagination to come up with the best recipes for your baby. However you are not completely alone in this task because we the Cuisinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer you also get the comprehensive cookbook that tells you what type of vegetables and combinations you can use for different age groups. The other great thing about this baby food maker is the fact that it also doubles as a bottle warmer. It has its own internal timer for that so you can make sure that even if you forget it on it will not overheat the milk.
If money is not an issue for you, there is a somewhat better baby food maker on the market, and it is the Beaba Babycook Pro. There are several reasons why we think this is a better product, and we have to admit the fact that one of those reasons is its design which is more modern and more compact. The other interesting thing is the fact that it comes with a steaming basket which allows the vegetables to cook through the same rate and thus improve flavor. It is also important to note that the steaming basket allows the juices from whatever is getting cooked to be collected and be used if they are okay, but you also have the option of throwing them away if they contain impurities like leftover dirt from the vegetables or even blood clots from fish or chicken. However the Beaba Babycook Pro does not have a baby bottle warmer and it is a more expensive product than the Cuisinart we have already talked about.
3. Sage Spoonfuls Baby Food Maker
If you are really working on a budget an interesting alternative is the Sage Spoonfuls Baby Food Maker. On the surface it may look like a simple immersion blender but it is actually a lot more than that. In the first place you get one of the best baby food recipe books we have had the chance to read, and in the second place you get the perfect storage solution for baby food. So why you will have to steam the vegetables separately, the Sage Spoonfuls Baby Food Maker is the perfect solution for cooking big batches of food for your baby. After that is a simple matter of freezing the food and heating it up in the microwave whenever necessary. There are those who will argue that frozen food is not as good as fresh food, but still you have the control over what goes into your baby’s mouth, and as a parent you deserve a break from time to time.
4. Beaba Babycook Pro 25th Anniversary Food Maker
Before we move on to other brands of baby food makers we have to draw your attention to the 25th anniversary Beaba Babycook Pro edition.. It has the same basic functions that the other Beaba baby food maker we have talked about has, including the recipe book and the steamer basket. However it is somewhat cheaper and it comes in a gorgeous red color. It has a 4.7 cups capacity which, depending on the age and appetite of your child, may give you anywhere between 9 and 18 portions. Since with this offer you are not getting any storage solutions, we would recommend that you use an ice cube tray to get the perfect baby portions.
5. NUK Smoothie and Baby Food Maker
At a glance the NUK Smoothie and Baby Food Maker may look like an average blender. However it has several interesting features that make it into an extremely affordable baby food maker. On the one hand it comes with its own storage solution and sippy cup. The other great thing about it is the fact that the sippy cup can be mounted straight on the blender, so you can prepare your smoothies on the go without getting anything else dirty. The interesting thing is that the blender is actually extremely powerful and you can even crush ice with it so it is useful also for making cool drinks and smoothies in the summer.
6. BabySteps Electric Food Mill
As we moving the second part of our top 10 best baby food makers list let us just express our hope that you will make your choice from our top five products. However there are some baby food makers that have impressed enough to mention them here. The best case in point is the BabySteps Electric Food Mill which is the most affordable baby food maker on the market today. You do not pay for a cook book, since you get a lot of the recipes from the internet anyway, and no storage solution since you can use your ice cube trays. So you have to be to be more resourceful with this solution but you also get to pay a lot less.
7. Baeba Babycook Pro 2X
People with twins usually have very twice the money that parents with just one child have to shell out. However with the Baeba Babycook Pro 2X you only pay a little bit extra, and you get is basically a double baby food maker. You can use it the same meals but in double quantity, or you can use it to create two completely different meals at the same time. We really do not think this is worth the money if you only have one child, but it can be a real lifesaver for parents with twins or with babies that were born within a year of each other.
8. Smart Planet Baby Oasis Baby Food Maker
If you have a large kitchen, or need to stay on a tight budget, then an excellent choice for you might be the Smart Planet Baby Oasis Baby Food Maker. It is an excellent steamer and blender, so it is one of those complete solutions, and yet it costs very little. The only catch is that the steamer and the blender are completely separate, so when you have to clean it you will have double the jobs you have with the Cuisinart that we started this list with.
9. Beaba Babycook
A different way of saving money, while still buying one of the best baby food makers on the market is to choose the older generation model. The Beaba Babycook does not look as good and it is a little bit bulkier, but it does the job very well, and it has the guarantee of the Beaba brand. It also has just a 2.5 cups capacity so you need to take that into consideration if you decide to buy.
10. Baby Brezza Formula Pro One
The final product going to talk about day is completely different from anything we have featured so far but it is such a brilliant solution that we had to include here. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro One does not make puree of any kind, but instead it makes the perfect formula without any effort on your part. Think of the same principles you have in a regular coffee maker, you just fill the tank with water, and you fill the storage compartment with baby formula powder, and the machine does the rest. The storage compartment is air tight so you can put an entire load of powder and it will not spoil over time. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro One works with all types of formula on the market, so it really is a perfect solution to a very common problem.