Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hmm...

I don't know what to make of this:

On one hand, I am thrilled that the Beaba Babycook may encourage some otherwise-not-willing moms to make homemade babyfood.

On the other hand, my steamer insert in a plain ole' pan and food processor did just fine for making all our homemade babyfood and I didn't have to have a new piece of equipment taking up space in my cabinet, nor did I have to pay an extra $150. But does that sound old and crotchety?

Anyone out there tried the Babycook?

SPC

9 comments:

fearlesschef said...

I WANT this! But I want this because I live for kitchen gadgets, not because it is a necessity. In favor of being rational and practical, I've told myself that this would be a wasteful purchase. That and I have a lovely steamer basket and nifty food processor which takes up plenty of space on its own. So no... you are not crotchety.

Momma Bear said...

my friend just got this. i like you use something simple-hand grinder, back of a fork. no old and crotchety...more like honest and straightforward.

Momma Bear said...

my friend just got this. i like you use something simple-hand grinder, back of a fork. no old and crotchety...more like honest and straightforward.

Momma Bear said...

my friend just got this. i like you use something simple-hand grinder, back of a fork. no old and crotchety...more like honest and straightforward.

JerseyBaby said...

My vote is for "overpriced gadget that will take up valuable counter space". And no, you don't sound old and crotchety. Just wise.

Deep in the Heart said...

I'm with you SPC. There's the cookbook that goes with this gadget - hardbound with gorgeous photographs. It's beautiful, but truly they only eat baby food for a few months!!

Amer21 said...

Funny you should mention this. I got an email from Williams Sonoma recently about this. I thought it was a great idea but I'm not sure I can justify the price. It seems a little small too. I'd have to check it out but I like that it does everything with one piece of equipment. I made all of Evan's baby food with my steamer basket and food processor. It's actually one of the few times I ever used it and it worked great. I do remember though that it was a bit time consuming.....we'll see with Baby #2 but I plan on making my own food again.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have never made my own food and no longer need to anyway but this sure does look adorable. Not sure if I would spend the money either. I love gadgets but don't go for all of them. Like a potato ricer. I just would never even though Barefoot Contessa swears by one!

Happy V Day!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I don't think I'd ever buy it--even though it's darling to look at.

I'm new to your blog. I found it while searching for DIY baby food. Thanks for all the great tips. I can't wait to get started!