It’s a matter of choice. According to the Cleveland Clinic, there’s no major gulf between jarred baby food and homemade baby food. It’s a matter of personal choice. If you buy yours in a store, it can be more expensive, plus have more preservatives and excessive processing that can nullify nutrients. But making baby food at home, per the Cleveland Clinic, also has some drawbacks. It takes more time to make it, it won’t last as long and it needs to eaten within a month of being frozen. And if your child is a picky eater, he or she may have texture issues with homemade food that’s too lumpy.
And while it might sound like a massive undertaking, the latest baby food makers streamline the process. All are able to prepare food fit for your little king or queen. Just be aware that, no matter which baby food maker you choose, none come with perhaps the most important tool in the baby feeding process: wipes. Things, will still get dirty.
Best Baby Food Makers BEABA Babycook Baby Food Maker and Blender
The Babycook from Béaba is insanely popular because it combines both steps of the baby food-making process into one machine.
Buy Now $149.95
First, the BEABA steams the raw veggies. Then, with the flip of a button, it blends them into a puree (either with or without bite-sized chunks).It lets you prepare fruits, vegetables, meat or fish from raw to any stage baby and toddler food in 15 minutes. And you don’t need to dirty up additional pots or blenders in the process. The bowl holds 4.7 cups, it’s dishwasher safe, and the thing can even cook/blend meat too. Béaba also sells other models that can warm bottles and/or cook rice and pasta.
Homia Baby Food Maker
This baby food maker will blend, chop, disinfect, clean, reheat, and defrost your tot's grub.
Buy Now $95.20
This is like the Instant Pot of baby food makers. It’s seven machines in one. You press one button to steam your broccoli, and then another button to chop it up. The capacity of the bowl is, however, not as big as we wish it would be.
Babymoov Duo Meal Station Food Maker
This baby food maker does it all: It cooks, blends, warms and defrosts your food and can also be used as a bottle warmer/sterilizer.
Buy Now $127.98
With this baby food maker, all you need to do is provide the actual food. It comes with two steaming trays, so you can cook everything separately. You use the LCD display to choose your timing, and then hear an alarm when the food is ready. There’s a bottom container under the food trays that retains the dripping, so pour them back into the blender to add taste. You get three blending speeds, for fruits, veggies, or proteins.
Elechomes Baby Food Maker Processor
This baby food machine is made from FDA-approved, BPA-free, food-grade materials. It also features built-in protection mechanisms to prevent injury. Its steamer basket is machine washable, and the detachable blade can be removed and cleaned thoroughly in seconds.
Buy Now $65.44
Easy to operate, this baby food maker automatically steams and blends food without requiring any transfer. Recipe booklet helps with creating new meals. Parents love the kid-proof safety switch.
Baby Food Maker Chopper Grinder
This seven-in-one baby food maker steams, blends, chops, disinfects, cleans, reheats, and defrosts. Two safety switches prevent the food processor from operating when the stirring cup or its cover are not in place. It will automatically shut down when the water level in the water tank is below the required level.
Buy Now $95.20
Stylish and cute, the unit it comes with a cookbook and baby food guideline. Busy parents love the self-cleaning option. It doesn’t take up much countertop space and alerts you with a beep when your food is ready.
Infantino Squeeze Station Baby Food Maker
As any parent knows, kids love pouches. But store-bought ones aren't cheap, and they're often loaded with extra sugar. Now, you can easily make your own.
Buy Now $19.79
This ingenious pouch-making station fills three pouches at one time, with whatever pureed ingredients you want. And best of all, you can get reusable silicone pouches, so less waste for everyone. As a bonus, the squeeze station is dishwasher safe.
Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System
You can whip up an entire week's worth of baby food with this baby food maker.
Buy Now $53.99
This thing lets you prep baby meals for an entire week. Meaning, one and done. The Magic Bullet baby food maker includes a batch bowl, a baby blend blade, a milling blade, and an easy pop silicone batch tray. You puree the baby food, put it in the storage cups, refrigerate them, and you’re done.
OXO Tot Mash Maker Baby Food Mill
Unlike electric baby-food makers, the Tot Mash is a food mill and requires a little effort to mash and sieve those veggies.
Buy Now $24.58
After filling the base with fruit, vegetables, or cooked meat, simply attach the crank on top and get down to grinding. Turn the crank until you reach the bottom of the mill, and you should have food of a perfect consistency for your hungry tot (although you can also add water or broth to the mill to make things easier, attain a different texture). What’s nicer still about the OXO is that, at roughly the size of a coffee cup, it’s small enough to bring to a restaurant or grandma’s house.
Braun MultiQuick 5 Baby Hand blender
This is a one-and-done baby food maker. It comes with a hand blender to chop up the food, a bowl to contain the food, a freezer tray to freeze the food, and attachments for soups, sauces, smoothies, and other dishes.
Buy Now $59.95
Whatever food your little one craves, you an easily make it. Blend whole ingredients into baby food with Braun’s powerful hand blender. Then, store it in the freezer tray. Best of all, the blender works for everything non-baby related, because it comes with multiple attachments.
Chef'n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper
Billed as a hand-powered food chopper, the Chef’n VeggiChop is a hybrid mechanical blender and manual food-mill-style masher. And if you know how to start a lawnmower, then you won't have any trouble using it.
Buy Now $13.87
Simply fill the container with food, attach and lock the lid, and pull the cord like you were starting an engine ⏤ the blades will spin and handle the chopping. It’s small enough to not be inconvenient for travel yet large enough to make a couple meals in one go. And, unlike some of the other manual mashers, the Chef’n chopper can also handle harder foods like raw veggies and nuts.
Nuby Garden Fresh Steam N' Mash Baby Food Prep Bowl and Food Masher
This set is perfect for parents who don't want any big appliances or gadgets in their kitchen. You can make fresh baby food quickly feed your baby from the bowl or snap the lid on and store it for later.
Buy Now $54.92
So you don’t want to invest in yet another appliance you’ll use for a year? This is your answer. You steam then mash fresh foods into the purees and serve your baby directly from the bowl or store it for later. The set includes a lid and steaming basket to steam your fruits and veggies before mashing it.
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