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No time to cook ? Try Babycook!! For lazy mums!!

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gaelou Wed 04-Feb-04 11:28:16

I am not sure why this Babycook is not available on the English market yet, but it is already all over Europe and has revolutionised the kitchens there,,, It is simply a blender/steamer at the same time, you put all your ingredients in it, switch it on and then do whatever you want ( play with your baby, bath etc), you come back and the food is ready !! It also comes with a very extensive receipe book. It is great because it does save a lot of time, you can cook fresh every day, steaming is the best way to cook and keep the vitamins, not too much washing to do (sorry it does not peel the vegs but you can use frozen one if you are that lazy!) I have asked Mothercare but they do not sell it. The only place you can buy it is on ebay or or if you go on a day trip to Calais... But IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH IT !! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!!
Anybody here who's got it and can share your opinion on it??
Just wanted to let you know about it in case someone is interested.

Enid Wed 04-Feb-04 11:32:18

A baby catalogue that I worked for used to do it actually but they stopped as it didn't sell that well.

gaelou Thu 05-Feb-04 10:36:49

That's interesting. I just don't understand why it is doing so well in other countries but not in England. Probably a cultural thing, I guess English mums are not as lazy and love cooking!! or probably something more cynical like the marketing of the product... anyway, I was thinking of introducing it on the English market and make lots of money (just kidding and dreaming!!), but if you say it did not work, I might as well forget about it and find something else!! Thanks anyway for your answer, at least one person has heard about it!!

Beccarollover Thu 05-Feb-04 10:38:33

urchin do it i think

emmatmg Thu 05-Feb-04 10:45:16

Yes Urchin do do it Becca.......and I have to say I thought 'Jeeeez how lazy is that'

Ooops....sorry gaelou

Sonnet Thu 05-Feb-04 10:46:46

It was in the GLT (great little trading) sale catalogue I got yesterday - wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't for this thread....

prufrock Thu 05-Feb-04 11:08:44

I bought one. And I'm not lazy.
I found it really good, because it meant I could cook in small batches, and didn't have to get out (and wash up) pans and my big food processor. I never used the recipes, just used to shove a bit of fresh fruit or veg in, steam it and then tip it out and press the button to whizz it up. Because the food processor bit is so small I found it made a smoother puree than a hand blender or my big Waring.

emmatmg Thu 05-Feb-04 11:12:39

Oh ,the extra smooth puree sounds good. My hand blender thingy leaves tiny lumps that cause the whole lot to come back up when I'm feeding.

I will retract my let me find that Urchin catalogue

pie Thu 05-Feb-04 11:13:42

I want one...

JBB Fri 26-Nov-04 09:33:09

Just so you know, Blooming Marvellous sell the Babycook. It doesn't seem to be on the website, but they definitely sell it in my local store (Marlow) so they probably have it (or can get it) in any of their stores....

jane313 Fri 26-Nov-04 10:06:52

I bought one from Lakeland, its great but they stopped selling it, They used to sell it in blooming marvellous but its was £5 dearer. My recipe book wasn't extensive though. I still use it to heat up or defrost and to make stuff for all the family as its much easier to clean than my kenwood chef.

Blackduck Fri 26-Nov-04 10:24:48

I got mine from lakeland (and I'm not lazy!) My problem is ds (at the moment) eats before us quite often and this means I can steam his veggies or whatever and he's sorted...Great when he was on purees as well. Thou' not partic cheap...

JBB Fri 26-Nov-04 15:49:10

Forget my message about Blooming Marvellous stocking it - I went in there today and they have stopped selling it, apparently BEABA may even have discontinued making them - nightmare! I was really hoping to get one.... Oh bum!

Ang100 Sat 15-Jan-05 20:24:25

You can get Babycook from I've just seen it in the spring 2005 catalogue and bought one.

jane313 Sat 15-Jan-05 20:27:27

If you live in a hard water area remember to descale it regularly as mine stopped steaming recently. But I descaled it a zillions times and it has come back from the dead, phew!

TracyK Sat 15-Jan-05 21:08:45

went to buy it - it's blooming fifty odd quid! changed my mind!

Fairykate Fri 28-Sep-07 23:07:42

Hi there! Was thinking that your little ones must be a bit bigger now, so was wondering if anyone wanted, say, £30 to free up the space on their worktop and pass it on to an ever-so-grateful mum...?

chipmonkey Fri 28-Sep-07 23:27:17

No Chance! I still use mine to make salad dressings and steam small portions of veg! Ds3 is 2.7!

alibubbles Sat 29-Sep-07 21:36:01

My 21 year old dd uses mine all the time! She introduced me to it, as she used it for her french baby that she cares for, so I had to buy one. It is brilliant and worth every penny ( ebay)

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