Monday, July 22, 2013

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer Review

Thank you Cuisinart for the Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer to help with this review
Julia Child let people in on the Cuisinart secret and so did James Beard. They were among the first culinary experts to hail the food processor as a revolutionary kitchen appliance when it was introduced to America in 1973 by the late Cuisinart founder, Carl Sontheimer. They saw the food processor as a quick and easy way to make fine food and healthy dishes.

Under management from Conair Corporation since 1989, the legacy is alive and well. Today, Cuisinart is a universally recognized name.

A fast and easy way for parents to turn the foods they choose into healthy meals for baby, the unit steams and purees in the same bowl. A 4-cup work bowl means lots of leftovers, which can go right into the refrigerator or freezer. A built-in bottle warmer heats baby's bottle to just the right temperature. Includes Cuisinart Baby recipes.

Being a mom of two little ones, I've done many things differently with baby #2 than I've done with baby #1. One of those things that I've switched up on is wanting to make my own baby food vs buying baby food from the store. There's so many things in the store bought baby food that I wasn't necessarily pleased with. This time around, I was excited about making baby food on my own and knowing exactly what I put into it is exactly what my baby will be eating.

My first thoughts on the Cuisinart Baby food maker and Bottle Warmer is that it was bigger than I expected it to be. With that being said, It is able to hold a full FOUR cups of food in the work bowl so you're able to make a lot of food at once and store for later. Also, with this being a two in one set, the size is understandable.

The bottle warmer part was very simple to use and heated our bottle to the perfect temp. The instructions were very helpful in explaining how much water was needed per the ounces of formula or breast-milk in the bottle. I was concerned it would make my bottle too hot but it did not.

The baby food maker part looks difficult to use, but after carefully reading the instructions, It wasn't as hard as it appeared. I peeled and chopped up 2 medium apples to make applesauce. I added the water into the steam chamber and set the baby food maker on "steam". 

The LED light automatically shuts off when the steaming is complete. While checking the apples to see if they were tender enough for chopping after the steam, I noticed that they were very hot. Open the lid slowly and be careful to avoid burning yourself.

After chopping the apples, the consistency was exactly like applesauce should be. The taste of the applesauce wasn't as sweet as the store-bought but it also didn't have all that unneeded added sugar and was still delicious.

Clean-up was a breeze. I simply rinsed the parts under water and it was all clean. The Cuisinart Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer is a must-have for moms looking to make their own baby food. If you're looking to buy one, they are available at all of the following retailers. On amazon they retail for $185 but are marked down to $123!


bg75 said...

Steamer and processor all in one? This product looks amazing!