If you want a baby food maker that will let you produce large quantities quickly, the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker may be your best bet. It can puree and steam simultaneously in two separate chambers, so you can cook twice as much in the time it normally takes to prep one batch. It may not be the best for thicker consistencies, but it works well enough for most owners.
Good choice for bigger batches. With heat and puree functions that work independently and simultaneously, the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker is great for cooking large batches or multiple meals at once. It also claims to reheat food or bottles, but some owners say the bottle warming function doesn't work well. We find no complaints of this blender leaving chunks in baby's food, but a couple of owners say it doesn't handle thicker consistencies. Its two containers hold 4 cups total.
Simple, with good storage options. Owners say the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker is simple to use and clean. They like that its tools can be stored right in the unit, and they appreciate the included blending cup lid that makes food portable. One user points out that it takes some time to learn how much water to use with various foods, which tends to be true when using any food processor or blender.
Good customer service, but a few problems. There are a handful of reports of durability issues with the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker. One owner says the blender base cracked and broke, and another says the unit beeps constantly when in use. However, several users say customer service is excellent, and even replaces cups that have been dropped and broken. The Baby Chef Ultimate has a one-year warranty.
Review Credibility: Very Good The Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate gets 3.9 stars out of 5 in more than 95 reviews. One owner says it works very well, but it does take some time to learn how much water to use when steaming. While several users rave about the bottle warmer function, a few say it's mediocre. Customer service is deemed excellent, having sent replacement cups for ones that were dropped. However, a couple of parents note that the blender doesn't work as well for thicker consistencies.
Review: Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2013
Review Credibility: Good White names several baby food makers and lists their pros and cons. She seems to find the Beaba Babycook the most appealing, even though the pricier Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker has a larger capacity and also warms bottles. Here the Baby Chef is listed under the FAO Schwarz name, but it's the same as the Kidsline product.
Review: Finding a Baby Food Maker That Is Right for You, Jennifer White, Not dated
Review Credibility: Good Here Wecks lists the three best all-in-one baby food makers, including the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate. She says it's multifunctional and will serve your baby well for years. It isn't clear whether she tests these units, but she does list the benefits of the features available with each.
Review: Making Baby Food at Home: Gadgets That Get the Job Done, Brandi Wecks, Nov. 7, 2011
Review Credibility: Good Bestcovery.com lists five "best picks" along with a No. 1 product, the Baby Chef Ultimate Food Maker. Finnell says she owns the Baby Chef, lending this review some additional credibility. She praises its convenient storage drawer and likes that the two sides are entirely independent.
Review: Best Baby Food Processor, Kimberly Finnell, April 7, 2011
Review Credibility: Good Target.com posts about 10 reviews for the Kidsline Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker, which averages 4 stars out of 5. Most owners are very happy with this unit, but two report that it doesn't work as expected. One says the base of the blender broke, and another says the unit beeps constantly while in use.
Review: Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Center, Contributors to Target.com, As of February 2013