Most mothers prefer making baby food at home rather than buying it from the supermarket. Since our baby’s immune system has not developed enough yet, we need to be exceptionally careful with what we are feeding them. We can only be fully satisfied with the quality of food we make for our babies at home rather than a product bought at the supermarket. For making baby food, we need a couple of our conventional kitchen gadgets to start with. If however, you are a working mom and looking for better management of your time, you would want to buy a baby food processor to make your task faster and simpler. As with any other product in the market, there is a wide variety of baby food processors for you to choose from. You need to consider some features before making your decision. These features will help you chose which is the best baby food processor for you.
Electric or Manual
Baby food processors come in two broad categories. They are either electric or manual. Most people prefer electric because it’s easier to use, more efficient and a lot faster than its manual counterpart. However if you travel a lot, manual food processor would be a more convenient choice for you. Also, if you are want to save money, manual is a lot cheaper than electric baby food processor.
You need to ask yourself two questions. How much countertop space is available to you in your kitchen? Do you prefer making large quantities of baby food and storing it or do you want to make it fresh every day? If you have a large counter-top space available then you can easily buy a large baby food processor with a larger capacity to make food in large batches if you want to. If you prefer making food in small quantities you should buy one with a smaller capacity. If you want to make large batches of food at once and store them, look for a large capacity baby food processor provided you have enough counter-top space available.
Easy to clean
It is very important for you to choose a machine that is easy to clean if you are looking to save time. One that does not have a lot of small parts and is dishwasher safe is the best option for you.
Baby food processors range from simplest models with the most basic functions of grinding or blending to most advanced models with steaming, cooking, blending and sterilizing functionalities. It is needless to say; the more the functionality, the higher the price. You have to decide what features you need and how much are you willing to spend on them.
The more advanced machines will come at a greater price than the simpler ones. It is dependent on how much functionality you require in your machine and how much are you willing to spend. You will need to do a little research to find the most cost-effective options that meet the list of functionality you want.