Jump to content

wdyt best puree appliance


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 beebs09

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 HollyOllyOxenfree

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.

http://www.binglee.com.au/braun-mr400-mult...mpaign=BetaTest

#24 beebs09

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.





2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Australia's top baby names of 2013

Essential Baby has compiled the data available from government records around the country to bring you the list of Australia's top baby names of 2013.

Sara James: fighting for my daughter

Sara James was a high-profile New York journalist, but it was her own daughter's story which raised the most questions.

Siblings and best of friends

I know we'll have some tense moments. I know there will be arguments. But I also know these two will always have this most beautiful bond.

In defence of mums on the phone

I know news stories always attract a range of opinions, and I know they're a place for people to have an anonymous dig in. However, I also know that this mum bashing has to stop.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Pregnancy essentials for the second and third trimesters

So you're through the first trimester of pregnancy - congratulations! Here are some tips for getting through the next six months as comfortably and happily as possible.

Coles Easter eggs recalled due to presence of tree nuts

An allergic reaction has lead to the urgent recall of a variety of Coles brand Easter eggs.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Why I love the small age gap between my kids

Six months after our son turned one, we welcomed son number two into our lives. Yes, the small age gap had been planned - and there are things I love and hate about that small gap.

Parents warned about posting kids' photos online

Parents could be putting their kids at risk by posting images and information online which give away personal details, such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Mum's the word when it comes to baby news

The arrival of a baby is big news, but friends and family need to understand it is not their news to share.

What?s in your parenting toolbox?

So often as parents, we don?t really talk about our ?parenting toolboxes?. But you need to be aware of what you and your partner are working with, and to decide what does and doesn't fit in your lives.

Classroom pregnancy prank goes viral

An American college professor has had to rethink his strict rule about answering cell phones in class after being the victim of an April Fools' prank that has gone viral.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Australia's top baby names of 2013

Essential Baby has compiled the data available from government records around the country to bring you the list of Australia's top baby names of 2013.

Video: Dad turns son into action movie hero

Many kids would love to be an action movie hero in real life, but very few will ever be able to see themselves in movies like these.

Toilet training in winter

There?s no need to stop thinking about toilet training just because the temperature is dropping: winter is a good a time as any to start the process.

What do you do all day?

It's the question all new mothers dread. For Kate Fridkis, it's a question that strikes to the heart of what it is to be a woman.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Video: Baby starts his day with a dance party

Few people start their day the same way this little guy does ? dancing, smiling, and generally having an awesome time.

IKEA announces bed canopy recall

IKEA has recalled its range of bed canopies designed to suspend above children?s beds following reported cases of injuries and entanglement.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.