Some of you may remember the week long giveaways I did in December. On one of those days we gave away a Beaba Babycook. After that, I was asked to do a review of this one-of-a-kind baby food making appliance. At first I was a little hesitant as I have relied on my oven and food processor to do most of my baby food making and did not see the need for yet another appliance in my kitchen. But the moment I made my first puree with this little green wonder I knew I was wrong.
The Beaba Babycook is an all-in-one appliance that functions as a steamer, defroster, warmer, and blender to prepare healthy baby food purees. As we all know the best way to attain the most nutrients out of food while cooking is to steam but I always used the oven because I found it a hassle to pull out my huge steamer from the pantry. Let’s face it, making your own baby food is rewarding on so many levels but sometimes it can be a bit of a job. That is the main reason I love this product! Simply put, the Beaba Babycook makes feeding your babies fast, functional, easy and incredibly simple to do even on a daily basis.
Here’s how it works: (I’m making a Peach Ginger Chicken puree, suitable for babies 8 to 10 months)
Peach Ginger Chicken Puree 1 serving stage 2 (8 to 10 months)
- 1/4 cup chicken, raw and diced
- 1/3 cup organic peaches, can be frozen
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and diced
Add water to the measured and marked blending bowl. You will find how much water to use for certain foods in the enclosed booklet. For this purpose fill to the 3 mark.
Pour water into the steam heating compartment and close the lid.
Place the bowl back onto the Babycook, snapping it into place. Place the chicken in the steamer basket and insert the basket into the blender bowl. Secure the lid on by snapping it into place.
Turn the knob to steam and go prop your feet up or whatever it is you have to do for 15 minutes (time varies for certain foods).
Once finished, remove the chicken from the basket and place in the blender.
Add the peaches and ginger. Since peaches aren’t in season in the winter I used frozen and defrosted them using the Babycook before hand. Place the orange mixing lid and the blender bowl lid onto bowl, locking it it into place.
Turn the knob to the blender setting and puree for 1 minute. Serve.
So simple! Seriously, the next best thing to the invention of the diaper. The pros are it is compact, the blender is powerful and really better than my food processor, it’s an all-in-one steamer and blender, comes with easy instructions and small cookbook with a food guide and it is very easy to clean. The cons are that I did not find it big enough to do large batches of puree to freeze for future use. But keep in mind that I usually spend a day cooking, pureeing and freezing rather than making purees on a daily basis.
I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants to make their own fresh, healthy and nutritious food for their babies! No really, just the invention of this incredible machine is having me consider the possibilities of another child!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Scandinavian Child. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255