Looking for the best baby food blenders? We were too. After all, mashing up a plate of veggies with a spoon and fork can be more hassle than its worth, especially when there is a high chance your little one is going to fling most of it across the kitchen table anyway. But we all want to make sure our children are getting the correct nutrients and many parents will want to know exactly what they are feeding their children, which is why home cooked meals are always favourable. That, and baby food can be rather expensive to buy.
The one thing that no parent seems to have enough of is time. So how do you make delicious and nutritious meals for your baby and still have time to do the million other things on your to-do list? A baby food blender is the best way to simply chuck in the healthy ingredients and whip it up into a delicious purée that should go down a treat at dinner time.
There are different types of baby food blender you can get, and these are often different to a regular blender as they are designed for smaller amounts of food, but you can also get some which are multifunctional as regular food processors which often come with steamer functions, too. Make sure you opt for a baby food blender that can whip up food in less than 15 minutes and one that has dishwasher safe parts if you want a hassle-free dinner time and an easy clean up.
If you don’t have too much kitchen space to barter with, then a hand mixer is an easy alternative that can be tucked away in the drawer, and can even be taken with you if you’re going on holiday. However, some stick blenders aren’t the best at blending up small quantities.
We’ve rounded up the best baby food blenders to help ween your little one off the milk or formula and onto something more substantial, and we’ve picked ones with a range of features to cater to your lifestyle. Feeding time has never been so easy!
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If you’ve got a super busy schedule and want to get ahead with meal prep, then the baby version of the Nutribullet is a great purchase. It comes with everything you need to prep a weeks’ worth of food for baby, including Tupperware for the fridge and freezer. The blender itself is quite small which means its great at finely chopping and it doesn’t take up loads of space on the kitchen counter, either. It comes with date stickers and overall users love how cute this blender looks. Some say it can be a challenge getting frozen puree out of the freezer tubs, but everything else is so easy that this really is a great time saver for busy parents. You’ll get the full package with the Baby Bullet which makes it excellent value for money and on top of everything else, the parts are dishwasher safe so you’ve saved yourself yet another chore with this one.
This 4-in-1 food processor is great for cooking dinner for all the family. You can blend, reheat and steam foods in this baby food blender in as little as 15 minutes, and the cyclone-effect blade is designed to tailor the mixing to your desired consistency which makes it perfect for children of all ages. It has dishwasher safe parts which make this blender low maintenance, but some users have commented on the wear and tear of the jug which can be prone to stain from certain foods. However, if you don’t have much space on your worktop, this multi-functional tool will certainly make your life easier in the kitchen.
This is another large capacity baby food blender which is great for multi-tasking. You can both blend and cook food in this food processor, but users have said it is much better for blending than it is for re-heating. The clear LCD screen makes this mixer easy to use and it is designed for you to whip up baby food for any age from birth. It has automatic switch off for peace of mind and it also memorises your cooking time so if you have a regular pattern, all you need to do is press go! Great for busy households that want to whip up healthy food quickly.
If you don’t have space for a standing blender, then a hand baby food blender could be the way to go. This Bosch hand blender is extremely powerful and comes with a small blade attachment which makes it ideal for whipping up baby food. It’s not the easiest to clean, but overall it makes less mess than a full blender, and you can always take this round to the grandparents or anywhere else where you might need to prepare baby food while away.
The Phillips Avent mixer is a great little machine. It is both compact and powerful and users love how quickly it can blend up almost anything. It is suitable to use to prepare food for babies from birth and to ween them off of milk, and it comes with a handy advice and recipe book which users found useful. The only issue some had was with getting the lid on and off, but in terms of function, you simply flip the switch and its job done. Users found it easy to control the consistency they needed when blending all different types of food.
For families who only have one child or frequently blend one meal at a time, the Explora Baby Food Blender might be just the right size. It is specifically designed to blend up small a portion, which naturally makes it smaller in size too – perfect for storing away easily. It has two speed settings so you can control the consistency and a safety lock so nothing can escape! The only niggle users had about this baby food blender is that it is fairly noisy, but it is quick, so you won’t have to put up with the racket for too long.
If you are visiting this guide because you are looking for a quiet baby food blender, this manual hand mixer is great for grinding foods into fine, medium and coarse textures and users say it takes the lumps out of things perfectly. But, more importantly, it is not electrical, meaning no more waking the baby with a loud electrical food processor during nap time, hurrah. Yes, it does require some elbow grease, but the sharp blades do most of the work, and the stainless steel bowl is much more durable than some of the plastic parts of other baby food blenders. It has non-slip feet and an easy grip handle which really takes most of the work away from the churning and customers have been very impressed with the overall quality of this mixer. If you are willing to put in the effort to avoid stirring the sleeping little one, this is the baby blender you need.
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