Baby food can be pretty expensive – sure it may only cost $0.30 for each little container but really think about the quantity of food that is actually coming in that little jar compared to buying full portions of that actual food. So like many other parents it was time to save and try making our own baby food. You could steam the food yourself and puree it in a blender if you like but that is not always the easiest way plus you need big appliances and pots to get this done.
Kalorik’s Baby Gourmet, is an all in one baby food maker that will sanitize, steam, and puree all in one compact and easy to use machine. Setup of the machine was very easy and the instructions were very straight-forward. Kalorik also did a great job of include a bunch of different recipes and cooking times for different foods ranging from fruits, vegetables and meats.
For my review, I tested sweet potatoes which cost around $.30 each and easily could make at lest two or three small containers – which right there is already saving me money. As directed, I peeled and cubed the sweet potato to ensure even cooking and placed it in the steam cup. I added the specified amount of water, using purified or distilled, to prevent lime scale build up in the machine.
Once you add the specified measurement of water you set the machine to steam and it goes to work and automatically times itself based on the amount of water in the machine. As it was cooking you could smell the sweet potatoes cooking down and I knew this was going to be good.
About 30 minutes or so later they were done and very soft to the touch and then I simply dumped the water out in the bottom of the steam cup and placed the cooked sweet potato in the machine alone with the blades. Instruction say to switch to puree for about 15 seconds – but I found with that I did need to stop and open the top and scrape the sides to make sure all the food was pureed – especially since I was seeking a stage two consistency which is almost no chunks. Once pureed I did notice that the food was a little think and recommend adding some water to get it to a smoother consistency and adding water is pretty typical in most baby food if you check the label – don’t forget to use purified water for baby of course.
I portioned out the sweet potato into three small containers and let it cool down – I would have had all three but my son, 7, stole one and ate it saying that it tasted so good. The food cooled and I feed my daughter, 7 months, and she loved it and ate the whole serving – and I tasted it as well and it was delicious.
Clean-up was very easy and having other options including sterilizing binkies and nipples and heating up milk makes this machine the perfect all-in one easy to use baby food maker and would recommend it to any parent looking to save on baby food.
For the price, ease of use, and overall savings on baby food the Kalorik Baby Gourmet gets 4.5 stars and one Damn Good Review.
Stop wasting money on expensive baby food and make your own.
- Easy to use
- Easy clean-up