I made all my own baby food with my first born. I would have a pot of water boiling, steam or boil some fruits, veggies, or soup. Then I would have to take out the blender, and blend away before letting the food cool off in ice cube trays and store away. It seemed easy enough, but cleaning pots and blenders is not fun. Occasionally, due to how sleep deprived I was, I would forget to shut my boiling water until there was hardly any water in the pot, along with some unrecognizable food item.
This time around I am being a bit more realistic. I wouldn’t characterize myself as lazy by any means, but I am definitely overwhelmed, and the baby hasn’t even arrived yet. When I heard about the Beaba Babycook, I was super interested in trying it because it just seems like such a cool gadget and I’m a Gadgetnista! I had some apples I got from our farm visit last week, and made the most delicious applesauce with it.
This cool gadget multitasks as a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits, meat and fish in less than 15 minutes, preserving their vitamins and flavors, then purees or blends them to your desired consistency. You can also use it to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods.
I was thinking that the Beaba Babycook, was too good to be true. It must have BPA. I contacted the manufacturer and was assured that all components coming in contact with food are made of polypropylene (PP) and polysulfone (PSU) – all BPA and PVC-free materials.
The Babycook is not cheap. It retails for about $150, but if you consider how much buying baby food is, especially organic baby food, it is a pretty good deal.