Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I bought one of those manual Mouli's? with a handle that you turn on top and blade that is supposed to smoosh the food through the holes to puree it - I only used it once - all the food used to squash back up instead of down through the mesh. I thought it was laborious, messy, wasteful and not very efficient.
I tried a blender (tall thing that makes milk shakes) but found it only pureed what was at the bottom it never got near to blending the full container.
I ended up with an excellent "oscar" food processer. As long as there is enough moisture it takes the food right down to smooth for when they are really little and you can stop the blending earlier to make it with more texture when they get older.
Don't be tempted to but a tiny one like a coffee bean blender size because before you know it baby will be eating large quantities and you'll have to go out and buy a bigger one.
You can make bigger batches and freeze in ice cube trays for other days if you have a big blender.
Half a day in the kitchen with the help of a food processer and it is possible to make the whole weeks food for the freezer.
You'll love making your baby's food. I found it very satisfying and never considered those tinned alternatives. Good luck with it.