When my daughter first started eating solid foods at six months old, I had already lovingly prepared a freezer full of homemade baby food. To make my own baby food, I used a small food processor and a blender. Now that she is two years old, I still mash up some foods for my daughter. I also plan to make homemade baby food for any future children. Thus, when recently offered a chance to review the Baby Bullet, I jumped at the opportunity.
I received a Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System to review. The Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System comes with a power base, milling blade, baby blend blade, batchbowl, short cup, spatula, stay-fresh resealable lid, batch tray with lid, six date-dial storage cups with lids, and tray plus a user manual and cookbook and a pocket nutritionist. The retail value of the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System is $59.97.
When I first opened by Baby Bullet box, I was impressed with both the completeness of the system and the high quality of the parts. The Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System gives me all the tools that I need to make nutritious and delicious homemade baby food for my child. All of the pieces of the system are sturdy. I especially appreciate that the blade parts are a single piece. My other small food processor and blender both come with removable rubber gaskets that form a tight seal. I hate cleaning both. The blade pieces of the Baby Bullet are a single part, making use and clean-up easier. All the other parts of the Baby Bullet are equally high quality.
Using the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System to make homemade baby food is incredibly easy. Although I have spent over a year and a half making my own baby food, the Baby Bullet cookbook offers a couple dozen recipe ideas for helping parents just starting off with making baby food. I particularly like the toddler recipes for foods such as stealth scrambled eggs and mac and cheese, both of which incorporate vegetables.
For my first attempt at using the Baby Bullet, I created some butternut squash and banana baby food. I also milled some chia seeds to add to half of the squash and banana mixture. After preparing and cooking my fruit and vegetable, I spooned some of the cooked chunks into the Baby Bullet. I first used the baby blend blade in the batchbowl. The batchbowl resembles a miniature blender and works perfectly for making larger batches of homemade baby food. I simply screwed the blade base on, put the food in the batchbowl, placed the lid on top, and then used the power base to blend up my squash and banana baby food.
In addition to the baby blend blade for mashing and pureeing fruits, vegetables, and other foods, the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System also comes with a milling blade for grinding up grains. I have previously used my other food processor to grind chia and flax seeds. For my squash and banana baby food, I decided to grind up some chia seeds in my new Baby Bullet. The milling blade worked perfectly to grind up the chia seeds.
After using the batchbowl for a while, I decided to also test out the short cup. The short cup works best for making smaller batches of baby food. I added some cooked squash, cooked banana, ground chia seeds, and almond milk to the cup. Then I screwed the blade base on and placed the entirety on the power base. I then pushed down and blended the mixture into a thick baby food for my daughter.
I am very pleased with the grinding and blending action of my new Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System. The milling blade grinds grains and seeds up finely, which makes creating wholesome cereals and adding healthy fiber to baby food super easy! The baby blend blade makes baby food as thin as purees to as thick as mashes. I will definitely be using my Baby Bullet to make homemade baby food for my daughter and any other future children.
The Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System offers a number of storage solutions. You can simply blend up your baby food in the short cup and then use the stay-fresh resealable lid to keep the baby food covered in the refrigerator. You can also transfer the baby food into the six date-dial storage cups with lids using the Baby Bullet spatula. For larger batches of baby food, you can freeze the purees and blends in the batch tray with lid. The frozen baby food pops out of the silicone tray and fits perfectly inside the storage cups.
Cleaning the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System is fairly easy. If you get any food on the power base, simply unplug the base and wipe off any mess with a damp cloth. Do not submerse the base in water. The rest of the Baby Bullet system should be handwashed in hot, soapy water. When I consulted with Baby Bullet about not washing the plastic parts in the dishwasher, the company told me that high heat will warp the plastic cups, blade assemblies, and lids. In general, do not place the parts of the Baby Bullet in the dishwasher. I will admit that I did put one of the storage cups and lids in my dishwasher with no problem. However, my water heater is set to a non-scald temperature, so my dishwasher does not get very hot. Handwashing the Baby Bullet pieces is just as easy and is the recommended washing method.
Final Verdict: If you plan to make homemade baby food for your child, I highly recommend the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System. The system comes with all the tools you need to make your child delicious and nutritious purees and mashes. The Baby Bullet is super easy to use and just as easy to clean. The Baby Bullet cookbook offers dozens of ideas to get your started on your journey to making homemade baby food. Plus, the Baby Bullet Complete Baby Care System provides a number of ways to store your homemade creations. My daughter and I give the Baby Bullet four enthusiastic thumbs up.
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Baby Bullet Box © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside the Baby Bullet Box © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Batchbowl and Power Base © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Short Cup and Power Base © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Stay-fresh Resealable Lid, Short Cup, and Milling Blade © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Baby Blend Blade and Milling Blade © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Accessories © 2014 Heather Johnson
Using the Baby Bullet Short Cup 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Using the Baby Bullet Short Cup 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Short Cup with Food and Power Base © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Food Mashed with the Baby Bullet Short Cup © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Batchbowl on Power Base © 2014 Heather Johnson
Grinding Chia Seeds in the Baby Bullet © 2014 Heather Johnson
Using the Baby Bullet Batchbowl © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Food Made in Baby Bullet Batchbowl © 2014 Heather Johnson
Spooning Baby Food into Baby Bullet Batch Tray © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Food Frozen in Baby Bullet Batch Tray © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Bullet Batch Tray and Storage Cups © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baby Food in Baby Bullet Storage Cups © 2014 Heather Johnson