The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker seems like a great idea: Blend and puree without having to stand over it! It has a larger capacity than average, performs extra functions, and is reported to puree and steam well. Although a number of users say parts malfunction routinely, customer service is responsive, so if automated cooking is a must, you may want to give it a shot.
Results in smoothly processed foods. The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker steams and purees food well, according to nearly all reviewers, who say the results are very smooth. We find no complaints of this unit taking a long time to steam, as is the case with some competitors. However, as with most baby food makers, many owners find that the food prep bowl is too small, even though the Baby Brezza's 2-1/2 cup capacity is larger than most. While it also defrosts and reheats food, most users don't comment on how well it does so.
Not easiest assembly, but simple to use. Once it's assembled, using the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker is effortless, say owners, but it can be difficult to get there. Some say it's hard to get all the parts locked into place, although it gets easier with practice. When cooking's done, several users say it's very difficult to dislodge the blade. Maintenance is relatively simple: Just run the steam function with a vinegar solution to clean out the water reservoir.
Two thumbs down. There are numerous reports of the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker breaking straight out of the box or after only a short period. Its saving grace is that most customers find Baby Brezza's customer support to be very helpful, even sometimes replacing parts outside of the one-year warranty. Several say the drive shaft breaks routinely; others complain that the enamel in the reservoir flakes, or the blend function engages randomly during the steaming process.
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Review Credibility: Very Good The Baby Brezza attracts more than 200 reviews here and averages 3.2 stars out of 5, with many owners saying it broke shortly after purchase and sometimes straight out of the box. Many complain that after a call to customer service, they discovered the drive shaft didn't work. Despite these flaws, most report that the product was replaced with little to no hassle, but they still wouldn't buy it again. However, the majority of users say the Baby Brezza steams and purees well.
Review: Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Baby Brezza is rated by nearly 200 owners at ToysRUs.com and gets 3.7 stars out of 5. Like those at Amazon.com, reviewers report that the Baby Brezza malfunctions pretty often. However, comments posted within the past six months or so are a bit more positive, with most saying the machine is simple to use and effectively blends food to a puree. One owner says the blade is difficult to remove in order to scoop out the food.
Review: Baby Brezza BPA Free One Step Baby Food Maker, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of February 2013
Review Credibility: Good White names several baby food makers and lists their pros and cons. She points out that the larger Baby Brezza is also the only model that functions on a timer. However, she says there aren't many parent reviews available, suggesting that she hasn't used the Baby Brezza herself.
Review: Finding a Baby Food Maker That Is Right for You, Jennifer White, Not dated
Review Credibility: Good Wecks lists the best baby food making tools in three categories: food mills, blenders and all-in-one models. It isn't clear whether she personally tests these units, but she does list the benefits of the features available with each. Like other reviewers, she says the primary benefit of the Baby Brezza is it allows you to steam and puree on a timer, so you don't need to supervise as the food cooks.
Review: Making Baby Food at Home: Gadgets That Get the Job Done, Brandi Wecks, Nov. 7, 2011
Review Credibility: Good The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker is one of five "best picks" at Bestcovery.com. While the other write-ups here seem to reflect others' reviews, it sounds like Finnell has personally used this product. Like other experts, she says the Baby Brezza's best feature is it can steam and puree on a timer, or you can steam or puree only. She adds that it can be used to defrost and reheat, and says cleanup is a breeze thanks to the single bowl used for both steps.
Review: Best Baby Food Processor, Kimberly Finnell, April 7, 2011
Review Credibility: Good At Target.com, the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker is reviewed more than 10 times and averages 4 stars out of 5. There are fewer reports of the unit breaking here than elsewhere, and one owner specifically praises Baby Brezza's customer service. Others say that while it can be difficult to assemble the work bowl, lid and blade the first time, the unit is otherwise very simple to use. Most are pleased with the results, saying it purees well.
Review: Baby Brezza Food Processor, Contributors to Target.com, As of February 2013