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Old 08-09-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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My wife wants to pure veggies for our baby and I'm not sure if I should spend a lot on a blender.
We plan to make soups and purees. Maybe occasional shakes.

This one looks goodhttp://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/stor...eyword=blender
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:56 PM
 
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Just use your normal blender. There's no need for fancy special things for something you'll be preparing for 2-3 months. You'll puree stuff very smooth for a few weeks, then thicker for a few weeks, then you'll just fork mash anything you think they can't feed themselves.

If you don't have any blender at all (no stick blender, no vitamix type, no food processor), a vitamix type like you linked to is the least practical for baby food because stuff needs to be quite liquid to blend well. If you use a food processor for grating stuff, making pastry, etc, then that is the best for baby food. If you want something compact and cheap to use for soups, smoothies and baby food then get a stick blender, the cheaper the better.
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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That one should be fine, but you don't necessarily need one that large unless she's planning on freezing the baby food in ice cube trays for later. A little Bella would be fine if she plans to make small amounts at a time. It also makes good shakes, enough for 2 glasses.
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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I'll go for a cheap one from Target, thx!
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Consider the Nutri Bullet..

I don't make baby food, but it blends anything
and is super easy to clean up..

I use mine daily...
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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I've had the Osterizer for at least 20 years. I had the one before that for at least 25. Well, the first one, mom gave to me (hers) when I moved out because she never used it. It was elderly before it kicked.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:38 PM
 
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I've had the Osterizer for at least 20 years. I had the one before that for at least 25. Well, the first one, mom gave to me (hers) when I moved out because she never used it. It was elderly before it kicked.
Got mine in'74, has made everything from baby food to pina coladas & still does the job!

P.S---you don't need a blender for home-made baby food. Example, bake a sweet potato until very soft, scoop out insides, mash with potato masher or fork tiill soft, thin to desired consistency with breast milk/formula/other milk/water as needed. Or, just mash up ripe banana, you get the idea.
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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P.S---you don't need a blender for home-made baby food. Example, bake a sweet potato until very soft, scoop out insides, mash with potato masher or fork tiill soft, thin to desired consistency with breast milk/formula/other milk/water as needed. Or, just mash up ripe banana, you get the idea.
Exactly what I did...I never bought or made blended baby foods..
Mushed, added liquid as needed...
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