If you have not heard about this little gadget it’s a cool little steamer and blender for your little one. It’s made from France and now available worldwide. So if you hear anything that’s made in France… means it is a little costly. But before you make up your mind, let me finish my review first before pass any judgement.
This is the complete set for Rm 699. I agree it’s a hefty price tag for a baby cook but in my opinion it’s worth it. The quality and design is excellent. A lot of baby food maker out there is just a hand blender or just a blender but this one does the steaming for you. When the food is cooked it’s not too hot so your baby don’t have to wait for it to cool down (but of course always check the temperature first before feeding the baby)
I never thought i needed a baby cook cause baby Berry eat porridge at home. But now that i’m away i needed fresh baby food for her and started to look at the baby cook seriously.
At first i was so reluctant to buy, not only it’s expensive what if it’s such a hassle to make the baby food then i would not use it and it’s wasted. So i did some research and watch some you tube videos had more information about it only then i had the confident to purchase it. I must say it was no regrets.
It was so easy to use and make, what was i thinking. Just turn the dial to the left for steaming then follow the easy instruction of removing the food into the container turn the dial to the left and blend. That’s right easy as 1,2,3.
Besides the portion set freezer tray are the most common way to store baby food. That’s right, in case you didn’t know all you need to do is to make your baby food once or twice a week and just freeze it. Pop one portion out and put it in the portion set container or any container that can fit into the Beaba and steam it.
I find that the Beaba accessories are a little too pricey. I have to admit that the design is great and all but some accessories are just not needed. It’s more of fashion than function 😛 This is just one of the baby cubes that i’m using and there are lot’s out there that are very affordable.
Other freezer alternatives
I bought this at ToysRus for $7.99 (70ml) I prefer the cubes than a tray, it’s more convenient and useful for me. I just put 1 cube into the Beaba and steam and pour it out on the bowl. For bigger portions i feed directly from the container. I made sure that the container fit inside the Beaba. This is very convenient when i travel or go out. Just bring 1 or 2 cubes with you and just microwave when the baby want to eat (sit at Starbucks or while you eat just ask the restaurant to microwave it for you)
Today i went to William Sonoma and thought i wanted to buy this lunch box and i can’t believe that it’s so big. It comes with a plate a bowl and fork and spoon together with the cover. All of them are stackable but the size is just ridiculous. It’s definitely too big to bring out and i don’t need such a compact set up if i’m using it at home.
Cons: the size
It’s just too big. It can be use for a toddler only. You won’t be able to use it when your 6 month old is eating solids. The size is just too big, not appropriate for a infant. Can’t get maximum usage out of it.
I thought the design is good. All 3 items can be put in together: bowl, plate and utensils. On top of that it’s stackable (would be great if it’s smaller then it’s compact) It says that it can keep food warm for a few hours. I definitely don’t doubt the quality but need improvement on the lunch box.
My first trial
I made chicken with broccoli. Yes it can even cook poultry that was my main concern before buying. I want it able to steam meat. Blending is control manually so that you can adjust the consistency. I made this a little grainy cause baby Berry is already 13 months.
I have made, sweet potato, carrots, fish, spinach and potatoes. I don’t really have any recipes just research online. Definitely check out momtastic. I think they have a lot of useful information. Beaba has their own recipe book but the price of the book is just ridiculous. It’s common baby food recipe you can find online for free.
Don’t forget you can also make fruit puree for your little one when they are 4 months old.
Hubby bought this but i return it back. It’s an insert to cook rice, pasta and grains. I’ve never used it but just didn’t think it was necessary at the time being. On top of that it has bad reviews of the rice not being cooked. If i really need it later on i’ll do my research first before buying it again. They have more interesting accessories that you might want to research before buying.
All in all although it might be a little pricey i think it made up for it’s convenient and quality. Feeding your baby healthy baby food is just never the same again. Trust me i know. I’m very lucky baby Berry eat jar supermarket baby food. I’ve tried all the brands from Heinz to Gerber and some Organic brand,Canada brand she eat all of them. So did i… and it just taste nasty. Ever since i bought the Beaba and see how fresh and healthy the food is compare to the supermarket ones. You will look at those can baby food in a different way.
I would highly recommend to mothers like myself which does not know much about cooking or even their way around the kitchen 😛 This little cooker does it all. I don’t have to use the stove or the microwave (which is not recommended to microwave baby food unless you really have to) So you don’t have to know how to cook. Just buy fresh produce chop it in little pieces and pop it in. Have fun!