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#1 beebsoferal

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

I currently have a big combo blender/food processor but it's not great at getting a nice smooth puree. I used to have a cheap version of the magic bullet which was great until it broke.

WDYT is the best appliance for making smooth puree for baby food?

#2 Holidayromp

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

A handheld blender is perfect - you don't have to spend a fortune on one.  I have a kenwood triblender which is fantastic around $190.00 but for around $20-$30.00 you can get something good as well and will last you for years.  Look for a blender that comes with its own beaker/container for blending which cuts down on time and mess.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I just use an ordinary stick mixer. Easy!

#4 ubermum

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

LOL, a Thermomix of course for nearly $2K. You can cook the food in it and then puree it. I am guessing that is not the reply you want though.

You can even grind your own rice for rice cereal in it.

Edited by ubermum, 17 April 2012 - 01:49 PM.


#5 glowlight

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

I wasw just given a bodum handheld blender and it's perfect. Everything I used before doesn't compare. It comes with different blades and easier to clean than any other blended I've used. Highly recommend it. Some soft foods I just mash with a fork and DS has no issues with this either (he's just under 6 months)

#6 Bluenomi

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

A stab blender. I've got an awesome one that comes with various attachments so you get more use out of it than just pureeing vegies and soup. Currently I'm forever using it to make breadcrumbs for DD"s chicken nuggets.

#7 paddyboo

Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

I have the avent steamer & blender. It is great. Cut the food up, put some water in, it steams itm then you flip it over and blend it. Love it.

#8 debut dad

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 17/04/2012, 01:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LOL, a Thermomix of course for nearly $2K. You can cook the food in it and then puree it. I am guessing that is not the reply you want though.

You can even grind your own rice for rice cereal in it.


LOL, I thought exactly the same thing... it's the selling pitch my wife used on me to convince me that the Thermomix was a MUST for preparing food for our DS.

Besides baby food though... it makes preparing our own meals so much easier!

#9 lucky 2

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Thermomix or fork!

#10 Katie_bella

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

moulli...or however the crap you spell it. Stops pototo going all starchy.

#11 hubble

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'd be another one for a thermomix, but I didn't have mine at that stage, and the bamix worked adequately!!

But, seriously, if you're in a position to get a thermomix, get one!  It is my kitchen saviour!

#12 loola

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

stab blender after trial and error is quickest and best result without getting a thermomix etc

#13 ~ky~

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

Unless you are planning on having several children, a sieve and the back of a spoon is enough. The puree stage is such a short one (or should be) that it's not really worth paying out a heap of money on an appliance that will only be used for a short time.



#14 paddyboo

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (~ky~ @ 17/04/2012, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are planning on having several children, a sieve and the back of a spoon is enough. The puree stage is such a short one (or should be) that it's not really worth paying out a heap of money on an appliance that will only be used for a short time.


agree. whilst I loved my avent steamer/blender, I used it for 2-3 months. Considering it cost me $150 not really cost effective.

#15 Fossy

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

Cheapest option - skip the purée stage and do baby lead weaning! Your baby doesn't need puréed food.

#16 *Caro*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Bubs10 @ 17/04/2012, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheapest option - skip the purée stage and do baby lead weaning! Your baby doesn't need puréed food.

I wanted to do baby led weaning with #4 but he wouldn't be in it, so I ended up having to do some purees.

OP, I wish I'd bought my Thermomix when my kids were tiny, it would have been perfect for baby purees.  I had a bamix stick blender at the time and it worked perfectly adequately.

#17 spersephone

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

If you like smoothies and soups, sorbets etc, get a Vitamix for the future.  It will do an awesome job of pureeing as well, but has so many other functions.  However, you might need to make a little more than a single serve, and you can freeze it.  

If you don't want to do this, do what the others suggest, and just put up with what you have in the meantime, as it's not a stage which will last very long.  I never pureed any food for my children, but I've never given them baby food either, I just mashed up what was necessary at the time.

#18 happygurl06

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Mchn gave a handout in first foods and now they suggest not to purée, rather to fork mash.

#19 Jax12

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (♥~patricksmum~♥ @ 17/04/2012, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have the avent steamer & blender. It is great. Cut the food up, put some water in, it steams itm then you flip it over and blend it. Love it.

QUOTE (♥~patricksmum~♥ @ 17/04/2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
agree. whilst I loved my avent steamer/blender, I used it for 2-3 months. Considering it cost me $150 not really cost effective.

Same and same.  I think I'm going to have at least another 2-3 kids to justify the purchase.

#20 *Mumma-to-A*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

We were hardly in puree stage at all and just went with a fork but then straight to finger foods. Even at 4 Ds hates anything in a puree/mash form. Won't touch yoghurt, jellys and soups at all.

Don't stay on purees long as I was told they need to learn the chewing skill to help with speech (Not sure of this is was from my CHN)

#21 MintyBiscuit

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

I have this and it's awesome - http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en-au/Products.../Hand-Blender3/

Got it the christmas before last and use it for blending and some food processing anyway, and have just started using it for purees for DS and it's perfect

It also has a masher attachment, and the mashed potato you get from it is silky smooth biggrin.gif

#22 Holidayromp

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

QUOTE (Holly-Meow 84 @ 17/04/2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have this and it's awesome - http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en-au/Products.../Hand-Blender3/

Got it the christmas before last and use it for blending and some food processing anyway, and have just started using it for purees for DS and it's perfect

It also has a masher attachment, and the mashed potato you get from it is silky smooth biggrin.gif


That is what I have - the triblender but I don't bother with the mashed potato attachment - it is a pita to clean it out and it takes ages to get to that smooth stage - DH raves about it but alot of stuffing around.

However get one if you will use it for other things but not if you are only going to puree for baby as pps said it is a short stage and some babies like dd2 and ds skipped that stage (baby led weaning)

#23 Lifesgood

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

I have one of these. At $59 I have well and truly had my moneys worth. I love how little washing up there is with it. I puree directly in the saucepan/pot that I have done the cooking in. We use it for making tomato soup and pumpkin soup as well, not just for baby food.

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#24 beebsoferal

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Well I wont be buying a thermomix anytime soon although they do sound grand. Sounds like a stick blender is the way to go. Think I'll give this a try.
http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/bellini-stic...ource=catalogue

With DD, blending all her foods stage didn't last that long. But even when she could handle chunky solids, she would still have puree pouches like rafferty gardens etc. I intend to do my own pouches as I can buy new empty pouches and fill them with my own mixes - but the mixes need to be very smooth otherwise they're difficult to fill. With DD she would still have these until around 2ish and was a great way to get veges into her.

I rarely get out my food processor as it's so big and bulky. If the hand mixer is a good unit I like the sound of pureeing soups in the saucepan itself.

Cheers for your thoughts everyone.

Edited by beebs09, 18 April 2012 - 04:07 PM.





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