Store-bought baby food, though convenient, can sometimes be expensive. It can also contain unwanted additives and preservatives, which is why many parents prefer to make their own baby food. While not always a quick and easy feat, a baby food processor can definitely help simplify (and speed up) the process. Food processors blend baby food to the right consistency, and some even allow you to cook, mash, and puree all in the same container. The following baby food processors made our list based because they are easy to use, provide the desired results in terms of speed and consistency, and also received top ratings from online reviewers on Amazon.com and manufacturer websites.
With a powerful motor and well-designed steaming and pureeing functions, this Cuisinart Baby Food Maker also doubles as a bottle warmer, eliminating the need for a second appliance. This baby food maker also comes with a four cup work bowl (the largest on this list) for large batch baby food making. Read Full Review
Cuisinart is a trusted, award-wining brand in the world of kitchen appliances, and their Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer has gained high marks for its powerful motor and efficient steaming and pureeing capabilities. With a four cup work bowl (the largest capacity on this list), the Cuisinart baby food maker steams, chops, and purees all in the same container. This powerful machine also doubles as a bottle warmer, eliminating the need for a second appliance. Online reviewers say this baby food maker is easy to use and easy to clean, and since it does not scream baby appliance, it blends in nicely on the kitchen countertop. Although this baby food maker is the priciest on our list, the majority of online reviewers say they are thrilled with their investment.
Loved by European parents across the pond, the Beaba Babycook Classic is also a favorite among parents here in the USA because it steams, blends, warms and defrosts all in the same compact machine. Easy to use and easy to clean, the Beaba Babycook Classic also steams fresh veggies in 15 minutes or less. Read Full Review
The Beaba Babycook Classic is a French-made steamer, blender, warmer, and defroster that is loved by parents not only in Europe, but also here in the United States as well. This baby food processor steams fresh veggies in 15 minutes or less and then purees them in the same container. Online reviewers love the fact that this makes for less clean up. For added convenience, the prep bowl and steam basket are both dishwasher safe. Another feature that makes the Babycook Classic so popular among parents is the fact that this cute little appliance takes up just a small amount of counter space. Reviewers say that this baby food processor is also one of the easiest to use thanks to its simple design and user-friendly dial.
The dexbaby Baby Food Processor allows parents to make, serve, and store baby food. Lightweight, compact, and also cost-effective, this is a great basic baby food maker that gets high marks from online reviewers. Read Full Review
Designed for convenience, the dexbaby Baby Food Processor allows you to make, serve and store baby food all in the same container. Simply throw your sliced fruit or steamed veggies into the dexbaby bowl, place it on top of the food processor, and press down. You can then serve baby straight from the bowl and store the leftovers for later. Although this food processor holds smaller portions than some of the others on our list, online reviewers love that it is so compact, easy to use, and easy to clean. It also scores points for being so affordable.
The Nuk Smoothie & Baby Food Maker allows you to make traditional pureed baby food or nutrient-rich smoothies without switching appliances, which eliminates the need for additional purchases. And because it is affordably priced and comes with 20 dishwasher-safe pieces, it’s also an excellent value. Read Full Review
In light of the current juicing/green drink/smoothie craze, it’s no wonder that the NUK Smoothie & Baby Food Maker gets starred reviewers from parents who love its dual features. This affordably-priced 20-piece baby food set gives you everything you need to make homemade baby food and smoothies, and also reduces the need for additional appliance or accessory purchases. One of the most convenient features on this baby food maker is the option to blend a smoothie directly in the detachable sippy cup. Online reviewers say that the traditional blender bowl makes pureeing a quick and simple process. Other bonus features include one-touch blending and a powerful Oster motor that easily crushes ice. In addition to being easy to use, this baby food maker is also one of the most affordable options on this list.
Compact, effective, and incredibly easy to assemble and clean, the KidCo Babysteps Electric Food Mill made this list not only because it is so user-friendly, but also because it is one of the most affordable baby food makers on the market. It purees fruits and vegetables to the perfect consistency and can even handle bulky produce and meat. Read Full Review
The first thing that makes this KidCo Babysteps Electric Food Mill so popular among online reviewers is its price. At under $25, it is one of the most affordable baby food processors on the market. But don’t let the price tag fool you. This food mill also gets starred reviews because it is easy to use, and also effective. Fresh fruits and veggies are pureed to the perfect consistency, and it’s powerful enough to handle meats as well. This food mill is also easy to assemble and to take apart (thanks to the fact that it contains just three pieces), which makes cleaning more convenient. And because it’s smaller and more compact than many baby food processors, it takes up less space on the kitchen counter.