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Beaba Babycook

*Est. $120
Reviewed
February 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker

Best Baby Food Processor

Pros
  • Steams and purees in one set of dishes
  • Small footprint with stylish design
  • Simplifies baby food prep
Cons
  • Can't process large batches
  • Maintenance can be a hassle
  • Dedicated food processors do better

Bottom Line

The Beaba Babycook has given hundreds of new parents the confidence to make homemade baby food for their children, according to reviews. Feedback is overwhelmingly positive, especially among owners who don't regularly cook or don't already own high-quality steaming or blending appliances. The Babycook steams and purees baby food in one space-saving unit.

Performance

Superior convenience. When it comes to blending, owners say a dedicated food processor out-performs the Beaba Babycook, but it's the best for steaming and blending. We find no reviews directly comparing the Babycook to other baby food makers; most compare to conventional cooking tools and say the Babycook wins out for convenience. Some users prefer the high-quality blender, steamer, rice cooker or food processor they already own. Others find that the Beaba Babycook's bowl is either too large for single servings or too small for bulk food prep. It also has defrost and warm features, but most parents don't mention their effectiveness.

Ease Of Use

There's a learning curve. Owners almost unanimously agree that the Beaba Babycook is a cinch to use once you figure out the instructions, which can be troublesome. One flaw that crops up in user reviews is you have to continuously press the blend button to puree. And despite the Babycook's ease of use, it's less simple to maintain; it has to be descaled, and several owners say their water reservoir became moldy. Others say the blade and bowl can be difficult to disassemble for cleaning.

Durability

Good reviews for lasting performance. While there aren't many reports of the Beaba Babycook malfunctioning, there are a few. One owner says the steamer basket warped in a matter of months, and a handful of others say the steam function stopped working. The Babycook comes with a one-year warranty and customer service numbers are clearly listed in the manual. We find no reports of reviewers filing a claim, although one user says he received cleaning recommendations from a customer service rep.

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Review Credibility: Very Good The Beaba Babycook gets more than 260 reviews at Amazon.com and averages 3.7 stars out of 5. Some users complain that the water basin gets moldy or mildewy, and that the cooking bowl isn't large enough. Others resolve mold issues by always leaving the reservoir open and occasionally cleaning it with vinegar. Several owners say that the Babycook simply isn't necessary or especially helpful.

Review: Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2013

2. Williams-Sonoma.com

Review Credibility: Very Good Williams-Sonoma.com customers offer hundreds of reviews for the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker, and they're nearly all positive. They say it cuts down on food prep time, takes up very little space and is very easy to use. However, owners do note some flaws: The Babycook doesn't work well for small batches of one or two servings, and the lids are difficult to grasp and remove. Others say it's okay but could be replaced by full-sized appliances.

Review: Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2013

3. ToysRUs.com

Review Credibility: Very Good The Beaba Babycook is the highest-rated baby food maker at ToysRUs.com, averaging about 4.2 stars from nearly 90 reviewers. Owners say it makes food prep a breeze and is very easy to use. Some note that the blend button must be held down continuously to puree, and that the machine can be hard to disassemble for cleanup. A few users report of lime buildup, which they say is very difficult to remove.

Review: Beaba Babycook BPA Free Baby Food Maker, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of February 2013

4. About.com

Review Credibility: Good White lists several baby food makers along with their pros and cons. She seems to find the Beaba Babycook the most appealing, calling it "compact, multi-functional and practical."

Review: Finding a Baby Food Maker That Is Right for You, Jennifer White, Not dated

5. BabyGizmo.com

Review Credibility: Good Wecks names the three best baby food makers, and the Beaba Babycook is one of them. She says it's best for making small batches of baby food with minimal cleanup, but you must remove the steamer basket and drain the water before you can set the machine to puree your food.

Review: Making Baby Food at Home: Gadgets That Get the Job Done, Brandi Wecks, Nov. 7, 2011

6. Parents.com

Review Credibility: Fair Parents.com lists 12 widely available baby food makers, from manual mills to all-in-one units. Authors describe each and compare features but don't name any best bets. The summary of the Beaba Babycook simply describes its features.

Review: 12 Baby Food Makers, Jessica Hartshorn and Hallie Scheflin, Not dated

7. BuyModernBaby.com

Review Credibility: Fair The author of this blog and guide to the best in baby products has considerable experience, but doesn't appear to do any formal comparison testing. Although products are evaluated in her home and generally compared against each other, it's the closest thing to a comparative test available in this category. Garfield says, "The Beaba Babycook really revolutionized home baby food making and made it popular again," but doesn't explain why it's better than other models.

Review: Baby Feeding, Esther Garfield, Not dated

8. Target.com

Review Credibility: Fair Target.com offers several products for baby food prep at home, but most receive few or no reviews. The Beaba Babycook gets only a handful of comments, but each user gives the unit 5 stars out of 5 and says it's very easy to use. One notes that it's especially great since she doesn't cook often, and another says the Babycook gives him the "confidence" to make baby food.

Review: Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker, Contributors to Target.com, As of February 2013

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