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Simply amazing and easy way to prepare fresh food for your baby. At the phase when she was discovering food, we would give her pouches from the supermarket. But now she has her own tastes and an important part of it is that she wants quality food - as fresh as possible. With this babycook we can also give her from our own dinner - it takes less than 5 minutes.
I've had the BEABA Babycook Pro for about 2 months now. I use it usually 1-2 times/week. Before I purchased the BEABA, I had the Baby Brezza for a few months so I've got a bit of experience with another baby food maker and I'm going to do a compare/contrast here.
The BEABA feels much sturdier than the Brezza, especially the bowl part (my Brezza bowl cracked within 2 weeks and I had to return and get a new one). Seems to just have a higher quality make. The BEABA can make much bigger batches than the Brezza and it's also much easier to make multiple batches one right after the other with the BEABA than it was with the Brezza. The BEABA blends food MUCH better than the Brezza did. With the Brezza, no matter how much I steamed and blended, green beans just ended up being really chunky. The BEABA has no problem blending things like that up really smooth. I have not noticed any build up of minerals or anything else in the steam tank (yet) with the BEABA, but I did within a couple weeks with the Brezza. The Brezza steamed and blended all in one, but I actually like the fact with the BEABA that you have to stop after the steam cycle to dump the food out of the steam basket into the bowl to blend it, because that allows me to regulate the amount of water in the final blended product. I actually hardly ever used the "steam/blend" feature with the Brezza because I usually stopped the cycle after the steaming to dump out water anyway! I worried before buying the BEABA that it would be harder to figure out steam times since it's based off of what level of water you add and not how long you set the timer for (as it is with the Brezza), but that hasn't been a hassle at all. And because the BEABA just steams until all of the water in the steam chamber is used up, there's no worry about dumping out excess water from the steam tank once you're finished as there is with the Brezza. -- In conclusion, despite the fact that the Brezza steamed and blended all in one, for my needs, I actually prefer the BEABA. They're both good products, but I believe the practicality and quality of the BEABA is better than the Brezza.
After a few uses, the top will not stay clicked down on to the grinder bucket. When you are grinding just a small amount you have to add water or a bunch more of the food itself. So, instead of saving money, it is wasting it. When I turn on the machine, to grind, once I finish and want to check the food pieces size, I have to turn it back on, to continue grinding. IDK if I am using it incorrectly or if something is wrong with mine. I do not use it often. It is to grind up the food I make for dinner, not tons of baby food that I am going to store. I have used the streamer but just a few times. It is okay, but I have not seen a measuring tool for it or an amount indicated, in the directions. I think there are times to cook, but no amounts of water to pour inside of it, and the version I purchased does not have a see-through window fill line marking. It would always overflow and i had to clean up all the spilled water. I read the directions, but am not sure where I would have missed all those things. I will say, regarding the reviews about the rust, I have not experienced that, bc I figure, I have just put down three days worth of pay on this, I am not about to let it sit in water or let it drip dry. I take the blade out of the bottom, wash and rinse it thoroughly, (samesies for the pitcher), and then, I dry them. I do not reassemble any of it until the next morning, to be sure it is completely dry. TBH, I would not buy it again, it is very expensive and I feel it is a glorified Ninja. If the return window were still open, I would most definitely return it.
Maybe we got a bad one, but it didn't cook the food clear through and it made chunky baby food. It just wasn't worth the trouble or the money. Amazon was great about taking it back and giving me a full refund. Amazon gets five stars, but the machine doesn't.
Love that you can steam the food and puree it all in one. Very easy to use. I owned the older version before but I didn't clean the water compartment so when I went to use it for baby 2 it was "scaley" and I couldn't get it cleaned. With that being said, I like the older one better. the container was easier to fit on the mixer. I will not be able to tell if this one gets scalely as you cannot see inside the steam compartment. BEABA is my recommendation for a baby food maker either way as it is the easiest to use and is all in one. Makes making baby food more time efficient for busy moms.
For those moms out there who wants to cook fresh solid food for their babies, this is the machine you need and it will make your life much easier. My wife uses it daily basis and without this machine, she couldn't even imagine making solid food manually. Worth the investment.
We both work full time. While I happily cook 99% of our meals, making these meals can still be quite time consuming, and the last thing I want to do after a long day at work is spend time away from baby. Enter the babycook.
I am pretty minimal in the baby gear department, but when my little guy started on solids, I quickly found that the whole boiling/steaming/pureeing process was a pain in the bum in my TINY kitchen. Way too many cooking tools and way too many dirties to clean at the end... so we hesitantly bought the babycook pro, and it has already helped us immensely!
It is SO EASY to cut up veg, dump it in the babycook, and have a good few servings of homemade baby food steamed up and pureed within minutes. The puree function works a lot better on this machine than my stick blender, too. After sampling my kid's food and realizing how great it tastes, we started eating from the babycook, too. (Pureed squash tastes amazing!)
I know this will last us through all our kids, and to date I haven't bought a single jar of baby food. Yeah, it's an expensive little device, but it's paying for itself while my kid gets the benefits of home-cooked food. Win!