You might consider these two the mandatory tools needed for making good quality food for your bundle of joy.
What is so great about making your very own baby food is that you do not have to go all out to get your hands on tons of electric equipment. The probability is that, by now, your kitchen is already brimming with all the requisite culinary gizmos.
So the most important questions that comes to one’s mind is whether to use a baby food blender or a food processor to mix your baby’s homemade baby food recipes or not. This is a commonly asked question that is essentially a comparison between a baby food blender and food processor.
There are numerous people out there who are able to make high quality purees with baby food blenders while there are also others who churn out decent homemade baby food with the help of food processors. As far as my personal experience goes, I have had great success with food processor.
Let us share with you some of the main differences between the baby food blender and food processor for making classic homemade baby food.
Baby Food Blender
The blender is ideal for working around with liquids or gooey solids. Having said that, a blender is not the greatest of culinary equipment when it comes to creating small quantities of homemade baby food owing to the size and shape of the blender basket. In addition, the baby food blender is also quite good at chopping ice. Owing to its shape and probably the large size of the container, some may get an impression that it is able to hold more food in comparison with a food processor.
A blender’s actual role is to liquefy smoothies, ice drinks, soups and purees. So, a blender typically lets you make fine liquid purees but may not be an ideal choice for pureeing up three to four carrots.
The Food Processor
The food processor, on the other hand, is excellent at working around with solid foods. It also enables you to grind up grains for making homemade baby cereals. As a matter of fact, it is quite a versatile machine that can puree, slice, dice, chop, shred and even knead dough thanks to its interchangeable disks that accomplish all these tasks differently.
Generally, a food processor tends to work at a constant speed and hence may seem to be slower in contrast to a baby food blender. The food processor comes with blades that rotate in varying directions; thereby ensuring a seamless chop or puree approaches. Moreover, the inherent pulse action in the food processor provides you greater command over the processing of foods.
The Bottom Line
So, which machine is more suitable for you? A baby food blender or a food processor? If you own both the machines, I would strongly urge you to try both of them out and then decide for yourself which one is the handier contraption for you. If you own any one of the two, then it is not at all mandatory that you visit the market and get the other one.
For machines of all sorts, take care to see the amount of food that you put in the container baskets at first. No device will function appropriately if it is stuffed more than its capacity.
The containers should be stuffed to slightly more than half of their capacity and a little liquid may be added in the beginning.