Looking for the best baby food maker? Well, you came to the right place!
Babies are at their best when they’re happy. And there’s not much that makes a baby happier than great food.
To make great food for your baby, you need the perfect baby food maker (because it’s so much easier than trying to mash everything by hand).
So, here at Project Mom we decided to road test a bunch of baby food makers for you, so that you could choose the one that best suits the needs of your family.
We took a look of different factors into account when examining baby food makers. We knew that you’d want us to make sure that your baby food maker was among the best ever made.
- Safety. There’s no higher priority in life than keeping your child safe. That means no dodgy plastic or glass that breaks easily. It also means ensuring no dubious contents in the plastics that are provided (lead poisoning is not cool).
- Ease of use. If a baby food maker is brilliant but takes as much effort to use as making things by hand – it’s no use whatsoever. The best baby food makers make your life easier, the less work required, the better.
- Durability – you want these things to last. You don’t want to buy a new baby food maker for each baby that you have. You want to buy one and have it last throughout the family life cycle, right?
- Efficiency – how much food can you make and how fast can you make it? The best baby food maker is going to make enough food for a hungry kid with a bit left over for later and it’s going to do it with real speed.
- Cleanability – we probably made that word up and if we didn’t, whoever did was a genius. You want a baby food maker that’s easy to clean and easy to maintain.
We also looked at the amount of space they take up (you need to use a kitchen for more than just baby food) and also, the stuff that comes in the box.
Many baby food makers come with additional items such as storage or adaptors. Every little bit counts when you’re raising a young family.
Beaba Babycook Plus 4 in 1
This isn’t a cheap system but it handles fruit, vegetables, fish and meat all at the same time and in just under a quarter of an hour.
One thing we loved about it was that it can be operated one-handed, perfect for the mom who can’t let go of her child for any reason.
It is also incredibly easy to clean and takes up almost no space whatsoever.
These are a big deal in our home and we’ve talked to parents who use this system and they expect it to still be in use into the toddler years because of the functionality.
Color us impressed.
You can check today’s price here.
Cusinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer
It wouldn’t be a list of best baby food makers without the Cuisinart: BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker And Bottle Warmer.
Not only is it top of the baby food making league but it also doubles as a regular Cuisinart.
That’s going to save you a ton of money if you don’t have one already.
It’s not as pretty as the Beaba Babycook model and we found it a little harder (though not a lot) to keep it clean.
However, we really liked the fact that it also came with a free recipe book tailored to the device.
Philips AVENT SCF87021 Baby Food
Steamer And Blender
The Philips Baby Food Maker was one of the most compact designs that we tested and though it comes with a fairly hefty price tag we thought it was very much worth it.
The facility to swiftly switch between steaming and blending without mess was a huge help when we were using it.
QOOC 4-1 Baby Food Maker Pro
Not to be confused with the BabyCook the QOOC: 4-1 Baby Food Maker Pro is another excellent entry on our list of best baby food makers.
Our only complaint with the QOOC was it was slightly slower than some of the other models we tested.
However, this may be a trade-off – we thought it was one of the most robust models in our trial too. Solidity may come at the cost of a little speed.
Sage Spoonfuls Baby Food Maker
Not everybody has the budget for a top end baby food maker and we still think that, for the price, the Sage Spoonfuls Baby Food Maker is one of the best baby food makers.
You’ve got an immersion blender, a good processor attachment and that’s all you need (combined with a bowl) to whip up amazing baby food.
Better still, this is a really useful device for other types of cooking.
You won’t throw this away when the terrible twos arrive for the last time – you’ll still be using it in a decade’s time.
Mumun 4-in-1 Pro Baby Food Maker
We really loved the Mumun in our tests and it’s a surprise to all of us that it hasn’t ranked higher on our list of best baby food makers.
However, it’s definitely worth its sensible price tag. It steams, cooks, heats, blends and defrosts with the very best of them.
The other testers we spoke to felt that the Mumun’s space saving design was worth pointing out too. It’s great.
Baby Brezza One Step Glass Food Maker
Some moms don’t want plastic and we can completely understand that.
The Baby Brezza is the best glass baby food maker that there is. We like the really solid glass bowl that it’s delivered with and we like the fact that it’s dishwasher proof even more.
Ease of use was spot on and we found the single button operation fantastic fun to get along with.
The bowl will also allow you to steam, blend, or do both at the same time without the need for another container.
Homia Baby Food Maker
This 7-in-1 baby food maker is stupendously good value. So, why didn’t it come higher up our league of best baby food makers? We didn’t like the design as much as some of the other products and we also found it a little harder to clean.
There’s not much in it though and the huge range of functionality and sensible price tag is going to make the Homia a product that suits many moms and dads this year.
Infantino Squeeze Station Feeding Kit
If you want something completely unusual from a baby food maker – look no farther than the Infantino: Squeeze Station Feeding Kit. This is a wonderfully handy product that allows you to make baby food directly into easy freezing and easy use pouches.
Sadly, we found that we needed a few more pouches than the 10 it comes with and that meant the Infantino didn’t make the top of our list.
Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care
This 7-in-1 baby food maker is stupendously good value.
So, why didn’t it come higher up our league of best baby food makers?
We didn’t like the design as much as some of the other products and we also found it a little harder to clean.
There’s not much in it though and the huge range of functionality and sensible price tag is going to make the Homia a product that suits many parents this year.
Final Thoughts Baby Food Makers
There are no bad baby food makers in this list. They’re all capable of making food for your baby in a convenient and simple manner.
It was a hard choice to decide between all the entrants and there were many other excellent machines that didn’t quite qualify for our list.
Make sure to examine what’s most important to your family before you invest in a baby food maker – the best baby food maker is one that ticks all your boxes and not those of a group of testers.