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Baby food blender recommendations?

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Rose138 Wed 11-Feb-15 20:52:37

Hello all!

I am going to be starting to wean my son soon.

There are so many baby food blenders on the market and mixed reviews of them online- it's hard to know what to go for!

I did think of getting a steamer and blender in one but I've read that they can make the purée more like soup as water collects due to the steaming before the blending.

Can anyone recommend a good baby food blender? Or experiences you have of steamer blenders?

Thank you in advance! Xxx

dementedpixie Wed 11-Feb-15 20:54:05

I just used a hand blender tbh. depending on age you won't be pureeing for long so no point in spending a fortune

HeyMacWey Wed 11-Feb-15 20:54:57

A braun stick blender is all you need and will last for years. No need for anything marketed specifically for babies.

badoomtish Wed 11-Feb-15 20:55:50

Do people still blend? You don't need to if you don't want to - expensive hassle!

fattymcfatfat Wed 11-Feb-15 20:56:08

I used a cheap five pound wilko hand blender

HerrenaHarridan Wed 11-Feb-15 20:56:47

www.babyledweaning.com

This worked really well for me.

But if purée is the way for you I suggest a slow cooker and a really good quality stick blender.
Like this m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/russell-hobbs-18980-3-in-1-hand-blender/p1107307?sku=232894345&kpid=232894345&s_kenid=6a43bc27-f2ee-9129-0a9f-0000226220f1&s_kwcid=402x21293&tmad=c&tmcampid=73&kpid=232894345#page_loaded

andadietcoke Wed 11-Feb-15 20:57:16

I used my Kenwood mini chopper that I've had for years, and use all the time anyway.

Carks31 Wed 11-Feb-15 20:58:55

I use a Philips hand blender I got for about £30 a couple of years ago. i find it works best if I spoon whatever foodstuff I'm going to puree into the little jug/beaker it came with as it creates a sort of vacuum and blends everything better compared to when I use the stick in the pan. If that makes any sense

PacificDogwood Wed 11-Feb-15 20:59:13

Don't get a 'baby food blender' - get a decent quality blender with as strong and engine as you can afford.

I have a handheld Bamix hand blender - my youngest is now almost 5 and I still use it every week.

Don't go for a stupid marketing ploy… hmm

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 11-Feb-15 21:23:51

If you want to blend, get a stick blender. Lots of people don't bother, and you will be onto mashing a bit really fast

mrsmugoo Wed 11-Feb-15 21:25:10

The back of a fork?

Rose138 Wed 11-Feb-15 21:39:29

Thank you all! Xxx

Pigallina Wed 11-Feb-15 21:50:10

I bought a Tommee Tippee Explora baby blender, I got it for about £14 on Amazon last year and it's been absolutely fine for me - I didn't have any other type of blender and didn't want to spend a fortune as I was unsure how much I'd use it and decided it looked quite cute. I've just seen it's now only a tenner on Amazon. x

Pepsiaddict Thu 12-Feb-15 09:16:51

I used a standard kitchen blender rather than a specific baby one or the back of a fork for things like banana. Never worried about getting the consistency too smooth as my daughter ate it anyway.

Waffles80 Thu 12-Feb-15 11:30:10

I'd agree totally with stick blender - mine's a Kenwood one, really easy to use (I blend food in a tall Pyrex jug to avoid splattering myself / entire kitchen).

As for steamer, we just use a standard pan steamer which we've always used for veg. Three tiers so can do loads in one go and freeze.

I was given a baby food blender - the Tomee Tippee one. It's pointless, takes up loads of room and only does one portion per go.

Marie1260 Mon 19-Dec-16 18:48:10

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