View Full Version : What is a good food processor?
05-06-2006, 09:17 PM
I have a 6 month old, and I've just begun the process of feeding him solids (which he is loving!). I have the little food mill (that you turn the crank on, and you can mush up a banana or whatever, and it's great for single portions. But now I'm thinking I'm going to want something bigger for bigger portions (for freezing?). Do I want a food processor? If so, which one do you recommend?
I'm new to this whole realm of feeding mush on a spoon. Are there any fun message boards regarding feeding solids? (I need a new passion!)
05-06-2006, 09:19 PM
WOW, this is so crazy. I just jumped on here to basically write the exact same post: I want to start making DD's food now since all our veggie will be coming up in the garden soon (we had terrific asparagus today :) ). I can't wait to hear the responses!
05-06-2006, 09:28 PM
The Cuisinart mini-prep worked the best for me, better than my larger Cuisinart.
I love this thing - I use it all the time, not just for making baby food.
mom to Neel, January 2003
dog mom to a PWD and a cocker (at the Rainbow Bridge)
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05-06-2006, 09:40 PM
I used my cuisinart blender. It was easy and no problem at all. If you have a blender, I think that would do the job fine for the short time you give your baby purees. My DD was eating table food around 9 months, so by then I wasn't pureeing anything anymore. I also have a tiny mini food processor that was about $10 at walmart that I still use for meats, although I bet I could do that in the blender as well!
05-08-2006, 09:18 AM
I got a food mill as a gift...used it for the first time this weekend and HATED it. :)
So far, we've just used a fork for bananas and avocados (even large amounts), but had good success with the Mini Prep Cuisinart (like the pp) on sweet potatoes and pears.
I'm not sure that I would urge you to run out and buy one if you already have a food processor or blender...we already owned it. But, if you're a gadget-lover like I am, then it's a fun thing to have.
05-08-2006, 09:21 AM
I recently bought a Kitchen Aid from Amazon for around $85. I love it so far, and it got really good reviews. If you don't think you'll use it often enough to justify that price, you can also find Hamilton Beech ones for around $35 that would do the trick.
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