What Is The Best Food Processor For Baby Food?

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With the increased rate of childhood obesity, Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, now more than ever before, parents are taking positive steps to ensure their children from a young age are getting exposed to healthy food, that is free from added sugars and preservatives.

The best way to do this is to prepare your own nutritious baby food from all-natural (organic if possible) fresh products that you select, with a little help from a baby food processor.

Food Processors For Baby's

There are no shortages of baby food processors available in the market, so we have gone on the hunt to find the best food processors for baby food that have the highest customer star ratings and that meet a handful of requirements to make baby food preparation – and cleaning up afterwards - a walk in the park.

Baby Eating Processor Food

If like most parents, time is a valuable resource, and if you don’t want to know how we selected our winners, we will jump straight into our top 5 food processors before discussing our important criteria.

OUR TOP PICK

The Evla baby food maker has been designed for the parent who hates to cook and clean. The all-in-one baby food processor Steams, Blends, Reheats and Defrosts. It even Sanitizes and Cleans itself.

The Evla is stylish and sleek and will blend in (excuse the pun) comfortably on most kitchen counter tops and will not add to the kitchen appliance clutter. It is available in choice of 3 colours - grey, baby blue, and white.

The easy-to-use touch screen allows you to easily navigate your way around the food processor’s functions.

The Evla's steam function is suitable for all vegetables, fruits, meat, chicken, and fish. Once the food has been cooked, simply blend your baby’s food in the same container to the required consistency (pureed – chunky). Then transfer the pureed food into one of the 6 (included) reusable food pouches for storage and feeding. A convenient “cheat-sheet” is located on the side of the processor to give you indication how long different foods need to be steamed for.

The Evla can also be used for warming milk bottles and defrosting baby food.

As with all parents, time is in short supply, the Evla has a self-cleaning mode, just add water and activate to start the cleaning cycle. If you prefer to clean it yourself, this can be easily done due to the large openings on the water tank and plastic jug.

The Evla comes with a 100% money back guarantee

Pros

  • Stylish compact all in one design
  • Ease of use
  • Self-Cleaning function
  • BPA, Phthalate and Lead free
  • Risk Free 100% money back guarantee

Cons

  • Self-Cleaning cycle takes time to complete
  • E1 Error displayed when used for the first time – Filling the water tank and running the Sanitizer cycle clears the error

EDITORS CHOICE

The Homia 8-in-1 is a super food processor that can Steam, Sterilize, Cook, Juice, Warm, Defrost, Puree and Chop. It consists of a 3-tiered basket design that allows for 3 separate meals to prepared at once. A time saver for sure. This food processor comes in 4 amazing colours; Rose, Green, Peach and White.

The smart touch control panel is easy to operate with a single button for each function. The blender consists of a stainless-steel blade and all the plastic containers are BPA, Phthalate and Lead Free. They are all dishwasher safe.

The Homia 8-in-1 is capable of steaming vegetables, fruits, meat, chicken and fish at the same time in the 3-tiered pyramid design. As one food group completes it's cook time, it can easily be removed or replaced while the remaining meals continue to cook. The large water tank has a convenient easy to view water level indicator and a handy descale indicator.

Pros

  • Small counter footprint
  • 3-tier pyramid food steaming containers
  • Has a pause option if you need to step away for a moment
  • Assembly is easy

Cons

  • Water tank has a small opening which can make cleaning a challenge
  • Only works on 110v outlets (Voltage converters are available if required for your electrical grid)

Best Value

Babymoov is a 6-in-1 food baby food processor. It has a relatively small footprint on the counter and has the capability to Steam Cook, Blend, Warm and Defrost food, in addition, it is a bottle warmer and sterilizer.

The Babymoov Duo Meal Station comes with two separate food preparation stations, joined by the centre LCD console. The base edition comes with 2 steaming trays (The XL Model has 3), that can be stacked one on top of the other to steam different foods at the same time. The steamed food and nutrient rich water are then transferred to the Blender “station” to puree the food to the perfect level of smoothness or texture depending on the age or your baby.

The duo system allows for both steaming and blending to take place simultaneously

The large 9oz, 9 Cup capacity is great for preparing multiple meals (up to 25 portions) and with the 3-speed blender, a variety of textures can be created depending on which stage of eating you little one is at.

Cleaning: The steaming trays and blender are dishwasher save and easy to remove from the appliance.

Pros

  • Steam different foods at the same time
  • Both blender and steamer can be operational at the same time
  • It can warm up to three bottles at once
  • Easy-to-read LCD panel,
  • BPA, lead and phthalate free and dishwasher safe.
  • Large capacity steamer and blender
  • Additional parts can be purchased if required.

Cons

  • Blender not as effective as other standalone blenders.
  • Only available in 1 colour
  • Runner Up

    This compact processor is a 4-in-one baby food processor that can steam cook, pulse blend, defrost and reheat food.

    Food (fruits, veggies, meat or fish) can be prepared from raw within 15 minutes, from steaming to pureeing the foods all in the same container, which makes cleaning up less of a chore – and it is dishwasher safe.

    Babycook Solo can puree food from stage1-4 (fine to chunky), so you know you will get plenty of use out of it as your little one grows.

    This processor comes with a large 4.7 cup bowl, cooking basket (for steaming), spatula and recipe book.

    The safety features include auto-shut off and timer sounds, BPA, Lead and Phthalate free.

    It is available in an assortment of 8 colors, that should complement most kitchens.

    Pros:

    • Removable components may be cleaned in the top rack of a dishwasher.
    • Auto-shut off feature.
    • Capacity of 4.5 cups (1l) – up to 12 portions of baby
    • Stage1-4 infant food preparation.
    • Quick, efficient, and secure.
    • Removable cable for easy storage

    Cons:

  • It only works with 120v outlets. (Voltage converters are available if required for your electrical grid)
  • Can either blend or steam food at a point in time
  • Only has a 4.5 cup (1L) bowl – Babycook Duo model has 9.1 cup (2.15L) if required.
  • Comes with a plastic bowl – a 5.2L glass bowl is available in the Babycook Neo model.
  • Runner Up

    Cuisinart is a well-known brand that manufactures some of the greatest kitchen goods. Cuisinart has now expanded its product line to include a baby food processor and bottle warmer after catering to the high-tech kitchen required by modern parents.

    There are four options on this machine: steam, chopping, puree, and bottle warming. When adding liquid, the measuring cup housed within the mixing jug is clearly labeled; so there is no mistake. For the specific quantities needed for each procedure, definitely consult the instructions.

    The four-cup bowl is best suited for large quantities of dishes for the whole week, cutting down on the amount of labor you have to do. It almost perfectly purees meals. You can have issues with a specific cuisine that hasn't been completely prepared at times. Cuisinart's consistency, on the other hand, is sure to please your toddler.

    The steaming or chopping dial on the front is clearly labeled. Turn the dial to chop after your ingredients are perfectly steamed and observe as they pulp to your chosen texture quickly and effectively.

    It can rapidly warm bottles, and if you've ever had a hungry, screaming baby, you'll appreciate it. The milk will be at the perfect sipping temperature in a minute or two.

    Pros

    • When water evaporates, the auto-safety feature turns off.
    • The cover features a tight seal that keeps the flavors and steam within.
    • Although no food processor is completely silent, this one is muted, making it less likely to disturb or terrify your youngster.
    • The bowl, blade, lid, and spatula may all be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher.
    • Bottles made of plastic and glass are compatible.

    Cons

    • Descaling is required regularly.
    • The steam chamber is now completely sealed.

    Buyer’s Guide

    There multitudes of baby food processors available on the market, making the right choice can be daunting. We have shortlisted the most important considerations to take into account when making your purchase so that you make the correct purchase for your family and that the appliance will actually get used to achieve your goal of providing your little ones with a nutritional healthy meal.

    Easy To Use with Simple Instructions

    Choosing to prepare natural healthy food for your child is the right choice for your family. Make sure that this additional task you are taking on is as easy and quick as possible. The food processor should be relatively easy to assemble, use, disassemble and clean. If this is not the case, this will quickly put an end to good intentions.

    Convenient and Easy to Clean

    Dishwasher safe is a must! Time is precious, so make sure you can load the dishwasher with all the dirty components and get on with spending quality time with you little one.

    All plastic components will discolour with use – just cook an orange vegetable to find out how quickly this happens! 

    If this fact will add to your anxiety levels, it is best to search products that contain glass bowls or jugs (which come with their own cons).  

    Quality Factor

    The baby food processor is going to be used weekly for at least the next 12 months, check that the quality of the product can last this long and that a warranty covers any malfunctions for at least a year.

    Size Matters

    Actual footprint of the appliance determines where you can store it. Make sure it is easy to store and retrieve if packed away – this reduces one more hurdle to making use of the baby food processor. If it can find a permanent home on the kitchen counter, it is more likely to be used.

    The size of the steamer is important – the more you can steam at once the better. This step in the process is what consumes the most time. Blending only takes seconds to complete.

    Cost

    Spending a little more for a larger steamer will definitely save you time in the future. If it is within your budget, it is advisable to purchase the largest option available.

    Final Thoughts

    Every parent is concerned about their child's diet and want them to consume foods that are healthy and nutritional. The primary reason for purchasing a baby food processor's is to produce natural healthy meals for your child, where you as the parent knows exactly what is contained in their meals. It is not a decision you will regret as a parent, and is a great investment of your time.

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