The Bottom Line
- It does everything for making baby food.
- Easy assembly and washing.
- It would be nice to have the few parts stored on machine.
- Unit comes with main body, main bucket, steam basket, top, spatula and pureeing top.
- Has three functions: cook, grind, reheat.
- BPA Free.
Guide Review - Beaba Babycook - Baby Food Maker
Once the steaming is done, you lift the basket out using a special spatula. You can pour the water out or save it to add back into the puree, depending on the consistency you'd like. Place the food into the main chamber and cover it, then select puree.
Once you've done it, you really can quickly get the hang of what to do. The hardest part was trying to figure out which food required what amount of water. The instructions are not inclusive of all vegetables and other foods, so you had to make some simple deduction, like a sweet potato would require about the same water level as a regular potato. It also provides you with some recipes to get a bit more bold. Our you can just use it to puree your table food.
My complaints are few, but I would add that I'd like to see another spatula included. The instructions were also a bit light for me when I got started but I did figure it out fairly easily once I got going. When you're steaming food to warm it up, you're supposed to put a container into the steam basket. The problem is that it's too hot to take out immediately. I'm impatient. And I wish that the parts all stored together. I'm a bit picky that way.
I truly enjoyed using the Beaba Babycook. My kids enjoyed helping me prepare food for the baby. Even a toddler was able to help "flip the switch" and grind up food or set it to steam. Even better my baby seemed to enjoy the food!