5 Best Baby Food Processors In India
One of the most important things that you have to take care of while starting your baby on solids is Hygiene. Babies till the age of 1 year are extremely prone to food infections resulting in diarrhea and vomiting. And if your baby unfortunately falls sick after consuming a food, he/she is most likely to develop an aversion to that particular food. That is why a baby food processor is vital in the weaning stage. It makes cooking nutritious and hygienic food easier.
Of course, you can just use your pressure cooker to steam the veggies and blend it in the usual kitchen blender (aka mixie). But prior to cooking, you will have to wash and clean everything right from the cooker to mixing bowls to blender with boiled water for sterilizing, and clean it all thoroughly after cooking too—something that’s pretty time consuming. Whereas, a baby food processor is a lot easier to clean and maintain and saves a hell lot of time, and most importantly preserves the nutrients in the food. All these factors make a baby food processor a worthy investment.
So, here are some of the best baby food processors that you will love. The first three are a complete package—with steamer and blender, while the next two are just blenders.
Out of these, we highly recommend Philips Event Combined Steamer and Blender as it is made especially for the Indian market. You can make almost all varieties of first foods with this baby food processor and can cook small quantities using it, thus being able to feed your baby with fresh food for each meal. This way, you will be able to introduce maximum variety of food and hence inculcate healthy food habits in your baby right from the very early days.
Best Baby Food Processors
Find latest priceThis highly rated steamer cum blender is fairly easy to use and saves a lot of time. All you have to do is fill in the jar with the vegetables, fruits or meat, and start the steaming cycle. After steaming, you can turn the jar upside down and at the press of a button, you can blend the food. The processor comes with a water-measuring cup that helps you pour just the required quantity of water based on how long you want to steam the food.
One of the best thing about this food processor is that you can cook small quantity at a time and hence offer your baby different food for each meal. As your baby grows, you can adjust the consistency of the food with the pulse knob and make food with coarser texture so that your baby starts chewing her food.
Please note that you cannot cook rice, dal and food items that need to be boiled, using this food processor. Also, take care to inspect the product thoroughly once you get it, as there are a few complaints from online customers saying that they received damaged goods.
Rating: 4.5/5 based on 173 customer reviews
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Find latest priceNuvita Food Processor has a lot more features compared to Philips, but is also a tad more expensive. You can use it for chopping, steaming, blending vegetables, fruits, fish and meat as well as warming your baby’s bottle. Nuvita has a digital display, which allows you to choose any of the programs and set the timer between 5 to 30 minutes. Unlike Philips, you don’t have to flip the jar after steaming to get started with blending. As the jar can be easily removed, you can clean it thoroughly after every use.
Nuvita is the best choice for busy working moms and moms of multiple kids as you can just set the program and the processor will take care of the rest without your supervision.
Find latest priceBEABA BabyCook Classic can be used to defrost, blend, steam and warm vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. The manufacturers claim that the food can be steamed and blended in just 15 minutes. The puree consistency can be adjusted with a knob and as the baby grows you can offer food of chunkier consistency to your child. A disadvantage however is that the machine doesn’t make any beeping sound when the cooking is done. Also, the jar’s limited capacity lets you cook just one meal at a time. You also have to take care to thoroughly clean the reservoir (in which you pour water for steaming) in order prevent mold formation.
Rating: 3.8/5 based on623 customer reviews.
Find latest priceBaby Bullet comes with a complete baby food storage unit system that consists of 6-date dial storage cups, a storage tray and batch tray—helping you store up to 2 weeks of frozen food for your baby. The blender has dual blades for different types of food. So, as your baby grows, you can make chunkier food that helps the baby learn to chew. Unlike the first three food processors, Baby Bullet doesn’t have a steaming unit. So, you will have to pre-cook the food and then blend it. Another drawback is that its small motor tends to develop electrical problems after long use. Buy it only if you intend to make baby food only once a week to freeze and use it later. Baby Bullet is not suitable for those who are looking for a blender for making fresh baby food daily.
Rating: 4.3/5 based on 803 customer reviews.
Find latest priceThis lightweight immersion blender can be used to mash vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat and fish in no time. Thanks to its powerful motor, the food is blended without any lumps, and is much quieter compared to regular food processors. The food-processing jar is a bit large in size and unsuitable for preparing single meal. So, you may have to use smaller mixing bowls to make smaller portions. Sage Spoonfuls also do not have a steaming unit.
Rating: 3.8/5 based on 99 customer reviews.
Out of all the food processors, we highly recommend Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender as it is a value for money product with necessary basic features . Though it doesn’t have advanced features of Nuvita, it is pretty simple to use and is made especially for the Indian way of cooking and weaning.