Beaba Babycook {product review}

posted on: Friday, July 23, 2010

It's baby food.
It's not supposed to look very appetizing
 just wholesome and healthy and mushy.

Ever since I wrote the post about feeding my baby I've been on a baby food kick. I recently had the opportunity to try out the Beaba Babycook sent to me by the kind folks at Scandanavian Child, which by the way have the high chair of my dreams but I'll leave that for another post.

I used the Beaba Babycook to make some butternut squash puree with cheese. I was going for simple and easy just to test the efficiency of this appliance. Simultaneously I steamed some cubed butternut squash on my stove top. The Beaba Babybook is interesting because it steams, purees, defrosts, and warms up food all in one and even though stove top was faster I was happier with the steamed butternut squash made in the babycook.

In the past I made all of Enzo's baby food using my stove and because I was cooking in large batches and freezing I ended up throwing away a lot of food. I realized that frozen puree is not the same as fresh puree and after a couple weeks it always gets freezer burn. The Beaba has a little basket where you put your food in to steam. The size of the basket makes it so that it's impossible do do large batches. You still get left overs but it's not excessive. Also, because of the convenience of not having to worry whether your veggies are burning or whether you have enough water to steam them, it makes it so that it's easy to have fresh puree every day or at least every other day.

I also liked how the appliance kept the water that was used for steaming the butternut squash. It became a good broth that I later used for other foods.

Before pureeing I added a handful of cheese, just to add a little more flavor. The puree button allows you to control how thick to make your baby food.

Here is the thing, Maria is now a finger food baby and usually does not let us spoon feed her anymore. However, She really loved that mushy orange stuff on top and even went back for seconds. Fresh baby food is not the same as baby food in a jar. It's just not. I'm not condemning the jars, I use them frequently, but fresh purees has so much more flavor and texture. There really is no comparison.

Overall I was very impressed with the Beaba Babycook. At first I was a little skeptical but now I'm a fan. It's definitely easy to use. I'm excited to try new babycook recipes as well.

A shout out to Scandanavian Child. Your site is lovely. Your service is great. Your products are oh-so- tempting. Thanks for letting me try out the babybook.

This was not a paid post. 
I did receive the Beaba Babycook for free.


  1. Hi Damaris.
    Thank you for the great comment on MADE. I'm so happy you stopped by because I remembered how much I loved your blogs when you left a comment before. Your photos are just gorgeous. I'm adding you to my google reader right now!
    - Dana

  2. that still looks pretty good....and the french have been serving pureed veggies for a long time.....although now the big trend are foams.....

  3. I had foam at a fancy restaurant for the first time in NYC back in March and I was totally smitten

  4. Yummmm...I think I would eat this...thanks for visiting me the other day..I love your sweet babies!Adorable. xoxo

  5. I wish I had that Beaba Babycook when I was making baby food a few years ago. You are right, fresh is always better. Your kids are adorable!!

  6. Thanks Marla. I think they'r pretty cute too. I also wish i had the babycook when my son was younger.It would of really helped.

  7. this sounds like a must for our next baby! like you - we used the stove (and crock pot) to make our own....and this seems 20x's easier!

  8. FootPrints: its is 20Xs easier. i seriously wish I had this a couple years ago.


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