Review: BabyCook by Beaba

On March 7, 2012 by Kelly

While I don’t normally purchase kitchen equipment that has one specific task, if I were just starting my family, this baby food maker by Beaba would be a handy appliance to have.  It steams and purees baby food, all in the same appliance – handy!  When I first read the instructions I was a little confused about how to use this appliance.  But with the help of my husband I realized my mistake and I pretty quickly steamed and pureed a pear.

Using the Babycook is as Easy as Four Steps

Pear in the BabyCookStep 1: Dice fruit or veggies and place in the cooking basket.  To try this out, I peeled, cored, and diced one pear.
Purees in the BabyCookStep 2: Measure the appropriate amount of water and pour into the steam compartment. The instructions include details about how much water to add for different types of fruits and vegetables.This is where I went wrong initially.  I must have completely skipped over the part in the instructions about the steam compartment until my husband pointed out my error!
Pear Puree in the BabyCookStep 3: Plug in the Babycook and turn the button towards steam.  At this point you just sit back and wait while your fruits or vegetables steam.  This step takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.  When the food is ready the little orange light on the button shuts off.
Pear Puree in the BabyCookStep 4: Dump the cooked fruits or vegetables out of the steam basket and into blending bowl along with the cooking water.  Turn the switch to blend and puree to the consistency you want.

The instructions come with a handy chart detailing how much water you need to add for common fruits and vegetables.  It also came with a great recipe with some interesting baby food combinations for different age ranges.  The Baeba babycook would be a great addition to your kitchen if you want an easy way to prepare fresh purees for your baby.  If on the other hand you want to prepare larger amounts and freeze them, a larger food processor or blender would probably serve you better.  The steam and blending bowl are not very large and cannot accommodate the larger quantities that some of the baby food menus require.

Pear puree ready for baby.

Pear puree ready for baby.


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  1. I have actually done a lot of research regarding making vs buying baby food. Here is what I have found..Although it is nice to make your own to know what is in it, an organic baby food is about 30 cents per jar on sale. (earths best) with that being said, to buy organic produce, taking the time to make it all, making room to store it all, and then cleanup.. in my opinion, it’s way easier and about the same cost effective, to buy baby food.When my daughter was little, I bought all Plum and Earths Best products. It was easy, convenient, and if she didn’t like plums, i didn’t make 12 jars of it!I should also say that now, at almost 15 months, I make all her food from scratch. She has a treat every now and then, but she eats what we eat for supper, a nice balanced whole supper! It is wonderful not having to make separate meals.Hope this helps someone! Next time around I will do the same thing!

  2. I looked into these, too. But I don’t really want to cook with plastic for my baby. And these seem like they’re trying to make money off of parents who want to cook wholesome, simpler foods for baby and you don’t really need a gadget for that anyway. All you need is a steamer basket for your pan and some way to blend up the food. It goes against the grain to me to spend money on something new to make an easy job have its own machine.They do seem convenient, though, and I considered getting one for a while. I can understand why they’re so popular.

  3. I’ve looked at the BabyCook as well. It is a really great machine. But in the end, I went with the Cuisinart baby food maker. This one also has an integrated bottle warmer. I use it all the time.Thanks for posting this review. Despite the fact that I don’t own it, I think it’s fun seeing you use it. You made some yummy food, judging by your pictures!Do you always make food for the coming days and then freeze it? I usually make food by the week.

    1. Yes – I make batches of food and freeze them for months – depending on what is in season, whats on sale, and what is readily available to cook at the time. That way I always have a variety handy in the freezer.

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