baby food grinder? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2003, 03:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
leafylady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southeastern Illinois
Posts: 1,949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have been looking at the Tommee Tippee baby food grinder, an electric one. Has anyone used this and is it any good?

I tried the crank style, like Happy Baby and KidCo. They won't grind up anything that is not easily ground up with a fork in the first place.

Any recommendations?



(edited because I was a little harsh on the crank models
leafylady is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:25 PM
 
LEmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have not tried an electric baby food grinder. I liked my Happy Baby crank one, but you are right - it would not work so well on tougher foods. It also left the food still a bit chunky.

Do you have a food processor? Those are usually bulky, but they do the job. What about one of those coffee bean grinders? I've used mine to grind oats and flax seeds.
LEmama is offline  
Old 04-05-2003, 03:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
leafylady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southeastern Illinois
Posts: 1,949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a coffee bean grinder that works great for herbs, flax, oats like you said. I'm afraid to grind wet foods in it. Will I ruin it?
I used the ground quick oats to make baby oatmeal.

It was pretty cheap. I'll just try it and see what happens.
leafylady is offline  
Old 04-07-2003, 02:32 AM
 
cathe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 5,727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Personally, I wouldn't spend the money for an electric baby food grinder. Use a blender or food processor that you already probably have. I raised my two girls on home made baby food and even wrote a book on it and all I used was those two appliances.

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
cathe is offline  
Old 04-07-2003, 03:04 AM
 
TigerTail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: I'm finally here!
Posts: 8,660
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, my braun hand blender (i've had some others that were sheer hell to clean, and no guts to the motor) rocks for baby food.

suse
TigerTail is offline  
Old 04-07-2003, 03:53 AM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a crank model, and your right they wont grind anything that cant be mushed by a fork. Thats is till I sharpened the blade on it, now it grinds
momto l&a is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off