In these best baby food maker reviews, you should be able to find something that suits both your needs and your baby’s. The products compiled here range from the simplest and cheapest—at about $10—to premium products that contain the actual cooking apparatus within their designs. What they all have in common is that they work well and can help you reduce the time and effort you spend on preparing your child’s food by a significant amount.
The BELLA Baby Rocket Blender is an 18-piece baby food making set that includes the blending bowl and processor as well as cups to hold the finished food. The parts are BPA-free for safety and the blender comes with both a grinding blade and a milling blade. There are three 2-ounce lidded cups and an 8-ounce batch tray.
- Blending bowl is made of sturdy plastic
- Very sharp milling blade
- High quality storage units
- Not dishwasher-safe
This is a great food processor set to own if you prefer to make your baby’s food by batches and like to use a blender for it. The storage and batch pieces are really quite nice and the blender is also sufficiently powerful to make using it a joy. It’s not dishwasher-safe, but few plastic items really are, in spite of what most manufacturers like to claim. On the whole, it’s a sound buy for about $145.
This traditional food mill is made of hard-wearing 18/10 stainless steel for long-lasting construction. The milling bowl comes with pot rests and a wooden handle to keep it stable when in use. It comes with three puree discs in fine, medium and coarse.
- Durably made
- Easy to use
- Could use one more (extra-fine) puree disc
This is an excellent traditional food mill for the price, which is $38. The heavy-duty and good-looking construction is really appealing and the overall design works well in practice. You may sometimes have to deal with some peels getting through the discs or having to use a spatula to push remaining food out, but those are really minor issues considering this is an issue with most other traditional food mills. This can be used to make your applesauce as well as your baby’s food, so it’s definitely a must-have for the kitchen—versatile and useful even long after your child has outgrown mashed-up vegetables.
This contraption allows you to steam, blend, defrost, and reheat your baby’s food. It has a 4.7-cup capacity and offers one-handed operation for convenience. It is made of BPA-free, lead-free and phthalate-free materials. It has a timer and a stainless steel water reservoir.
- Very easy to use
- Stainless steel water reservoir is not prone to mold, unlike the plastic ones on other brands
- Small and easy to store
- Instructions in the package are limited
- The lid is really sensitive—it can sometimes pop open
This $150 machine is a nice all-in-one solution for making baby food if you would rather keep all the work confined to a single instrument. Yes, you can technically break out your stovetop steamer and blender and possibly even your microwave to do all of the same things. But you would also take much more time in the process than if you had used the Babycook Pro. One particularly nice feature this device has is the stainless steel water reservoir. A lot of steamers often build up fungus in their water reservoirs, but this one can be left with the lid open and dried out properly to prevent that. Overall, it’s a really good buy for the time-pressed parent.
Equipped with a stainless steel cutting blade, this simple food processor also has BPA-free plastic construction and a top-mounted motor. It has a snap-on lid and a base designed to prevent slipping. It also includes two bowls for baby food storage.
- Small and easy to store
- Motor location makes it less prone to leaks
- Doesn’t have huge blending/pureeing capacity
Available for a mere $25, this food mill stays on as long as it’s plugged in—the motor only starts up whenever you press the lid into the blending bowl, though. It’s a convenient, simple design that works quite well, even if it doesn’t have the huge pureeing muscle as some other pricier processors. At this price point, though, it’s already a steal as it is.
Nuby Garden Fresh Mash N’ Feed Bowl with Spoon and Food Masher and Fresh Steam N’ Mash Baby Food Prep Bowl and Food Masher, Colors May Vary
This steamer and masher set is made up of three core pieces: a food masher, colander, and steaming bowl. The bowl’s textured interior facilitates pureeing by hand and a non-skid base keeps it stable as you work.
- Allows you to do all the work—steam, mash, and feed—the baby using a single bowl
- Very cheap
- Durably constructed
- Can stain with some foods (like carrots)
- You can technically do the same things with a variety of other kitchen instruments
This $10 set is really only for those who don’t want to have to break out a number of other kitchen tools for preparing their baby’s food. If that’s you, then this is a pretty good buy as it lets you do the steaming, mashing, and feeding from a single handy bowl. An added bonus is that it comes in a lot of really nice color combinations, too.
The best buy here is the BELLA Baby Rocket Blender. Its processing power as well as all the things that you get in the package makes it a good buy for any conscientious parent. Tying for second place are the Babycook Pro and F900 food mill.
The Babycook Pro technically offers more since it can steam the food itself, but the F900’s low price and overall durability give it enough value to compete with the pricier product.