Your baby looks to you to provide them with everything they need in life – including nutritious and tasty meals. But does the challenge of prepping, cooking, and blending homemade foods sometimes feel daunting? Don’t worry – you were born for this. But you may need help.
Baby food makers can greatly simplify the process of creating healthy homemade baby food. These countertop devices can take fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish from their whole state to a blended baby-friendly puree in no time.
How Does the Baby Food Maker Work?
The Baby Brezza baby food maker is a three-part system made up of the bowl with blade, water tank, and base. After filling the water tank, place the food to be blended into the bowl. Then, place the bowl back onto the base, and choose from three modes of operation: steam, blend, or steam and blend. For steam cooking time, choose from 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 minutes.
Then the baby food maker goes to work!
If you choose steam mode, you’ll have tender food cooked with little attention needed – leaving you free to go about other tasks.
If you choose steam and blend, you’ll be amazed to see broccoli, chicken, apples, or peas all reduced to a smooth, easy-to-eat puree perfect for your baby. You won’t need to transfer hot food from one bowl to another for the blending process, a top reason this baby food maker is often found on top 10 lists.
For pre-cooked food, simply choose ‘Blend’ and the machine will skip straight to pureeing your baby’s meal.
Easy, Peasy Clean-Up of the Baby Food Maker
The best baby food maker should be easy to clean, so that you can move from mealtime to playtime in no time at all!
Each model of the Baby Brezza baby food makers features a dishwasher-safe bowl and blade. However, you will want to remove the drive shaft before placing the parts in the dishwasher.
The rest of the unit, including the base, can be easily wiped with a damp cloth to clean up any residue. The steam tank will need a simple vinegar and water cycle to be run periodically to remove any mineral deposits.
Which Baby Food Maker is Best?
There are three baby food makers available from Baby Brezza to make meal prep an easy part of your routine – and a favorite part of baby’s day!
Which baby food maker is best for you?
Here’s a quick overview of each Baby Brezza model to help you decide.
- One Step Baby Food Maker: This efficient model features all the capabilities listed earlier in our article - it steams, blends, or steams and blends. The BPA-free plastic bowl holds up to 2 cups of food. The vapor blade – unique to Baby Brezza baby food makers – will blend food to just the right consistency.
This baby food maker measures 7 inches high, 8 inches deep, and 9 inches wide.
- Glass One Step Baby Food Maker: Our glass baby food maker is similar in design to the first baby food maker on our list, except that the bowl is made from glass instead of plastic and it features a removable water tank for easier filling and cleaning.
Additionally, the Glass One Step Baby Food Maker features a digital display that shows the time remaining on the cycle. It also holds up to 4 cups of food – making it a better choice if you’d like to prepare larger batches of baby food at once.
Due to its larger capacity bowl, this baby food maker measures 8.75 inches high, 11 inches deep and 8.5 inches wide.
- One Step Baby Food Maker Complete: The One Step Baby Food Maker Complete has the same capabilities as our first two baby food makers – it steams, blends, or steams and blends food to perfection. However, this model of baby food maker has a BPA-free bowl that holds up to 3 cups of food. Like the Glass One Step Baby Food Maker, it also features a removable water tank and digital display.
With the One Step Baby Food Maker Complete, you also receive three reusable food pouches and a funnel for easy meal prep. These food pouches are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and perfect for meal storage or on-the-go snacks.
The One Step Baby Food Maker Complete measures 7 inches high, 8 inches deep, and 9 inches wide.
Making delicious homemade baby food is an easy way to provide the nutrition that your growing baby needs. With the right baby food maker, you can master meal prep and have tasty, healthy meals ready in no time!