Cuisinart Baby – The Easiest Baby Food You Will Ever Make!


I love, love, love the idea of using fresh ingredients to make our own baby food. If I can prevent introducing preservatives and other ‘junk’ into my child’s diet for as long as possible, I’m going to do my best to do so. Of course, making baby food isn’t always as easy as just grabbing a jar off the shelf; and there are plenty of products out there that you can use to help you in the baby food making process. So which one is right for you?

Choosing a baby food maker

It really comes down to a personal preference and what you need, but for me, the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve tried other baby food makers and this one takes the cake! It is so quick and easy to make baby food using the Cuisinart that I couldn’t believe how fast we were done.

The reason I like this machine so much is because it not only purees your food (as you would expect any baby food maker to do), but it steams in the same bowl you use to puree. This means less dishes to clean, less time spent getting your ingredients ready, and quicker processing time. Another huge bonus is that everything is top rack dishwasher safe. Some of the other models I’ve tried are hand-wash only, and I cannot tell you what a pain that is!

The Cuisinart baby also has an included bottle warmer. So not only can you use this machine once your baby starts eating solid foods, but you can use it long before as well. …you know, when you need to heat up bottles in the middle of the night.  🙂  The idea that I could use this for years (baby – school age) is a huge benefit. Right now making homemade applesauce for my school age kids is an additional benefit and really shows how versatile this machine is!

Making Baby Food – Apple Puree

I decided to go with apples this time because…well, it is apple season after all and we have a ton of apples! The directions say to make sure the food pieces are uniform in size. The apples from this particular tree were really small this year, so I just picked four small ones and cut them in half (after coring and peeling).

Add your ingredients to the bowl. Make sure your blade is in place before you add your ingredients.

cuisinart apples

Place the bowl lid on. The lid has a rubber seal on the inside so you can steam right in the chopping bowl….this is an amazing feature!!

cuisinart lid

Using the provided measuring cup, measure out the correct amount of water (directions are included in the guide).

cuisinart water

Pour the water into the steam chamber and replace the cup. The cup also has a rubber seal around the outside to prevent steam from escaping through the top.

cuisinart cup

Close the top of the machine, you should hear or feel a click.

cuisinart top

Turn the knob to the steam setting. A blue light will indicate it is working properly, and the machine will shut itself off when done so you can just walk away and not have to worry about checking on it.

cuisinart steam

Once it is finished steaming the blue light will turn off. The apples are noticeably done, but for other foods like carrots or harder veggies you may need to remove the lid and test with a fork to double check.

cuisinart done

Now it is time to chop! Turn the knob to the chop setting a few times to pulse, hold to puree.

cuisinart chop

Look how smooth that apple puree is. You can’t get baby food this awesome in the store! 🙂

cuisinart sauce

Now that your baby food is ready, either use right away or put in a storage container for later use (fridge or freeze).

Another great feature on the Cuisinart Baby is that the blade locks in the bowl. This makes it very easy to pour out any purees without worrying about the blade falling into your dish, or having to try to carefully remove it.

cuisinart baby food

An integrated bottle warmer

The Cuisinart Baby also features a bottle warmer. Like I mentioned earlier, I really love this feature because it gives added life to the product. You simply measure out the required amount of water (based on bottle size), pour into the steaming chamber and then insert your bottle. Turn on the steam and wait for it to be done. If you have smaller bottles you can use the attached adapter ring to keep the bottle stable.

cuisinart bottle

The only thing that I am concerned about with the warmer is how well it will work for glass bottles. We plan to primarily use glass bottles this time around, and I have not had a chance to test out how well this warms liquids in a glass versus plastic bottle.

I also have some concerns about excess water in the steaming chamber as there is no way to clean inside the chamber. The directions say to tilt to the side to empty any water, but I’m slightly nervous about buildup that cannot be cleaned off. I suppose you could run vinegar through the steam cycle a time or two to remove build-up but I’d have to research this a bit more.

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer Demo

More about the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker & Bottle Warmer:

  • Steam, chop/pureé and bottle warmer functions
  • 4 cup work bowl
  • Patent-pending Bladelock System holds the blade in place while pouring
  • Steam blade creates even steam distribution for quicker, more efficient results
  • Bowl seal to prevent spitting and improve steaming
  • User-friendly dial control with LED indicator light
  • Powerful motor for quick steaming and precise chopping
  • Recipe booklet, spatula, bottle adapter ring and integrated measuring cup included
  • 18-month limited warranty

Hungry for more info? Check out Cuisinart Family & Health and follow Cuisinart on Twitter!

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So tell us….

What was your baby’s favorite food to eat? Have you ever tried to make your own baby food?


The Mommy Bunch received a Cuisinart Baby Food Maker for review, all opinions are our own.

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32 thoughts on “Cuisinart Baby – The Easiest Baby Food You Will Ever Make!

  • September 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Wow, that does look easy! We have two pregnant family members, I'll have to share this with them! Reply
    • September 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm
      Yep, I just set it and went to put the kids to bed...when I came back it was all done! Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    I enjoyed making our son's baby food and mixing it with breast milk. It felt good to know exactly what he was eating and that it didn't have preservatives. This would be a great baby shower gift! Reply
    • September 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm
      Never thought about mixing it with breast milk... I'll have to explore that option! Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    I'm sorry that I never tried making my own baby food, It looks so easy here when you do it. Reply
    • September 18, 2013 at 9:06 am
      I'm sure your teens turned out just fine w/out homemade baby food. ;-) Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    This would have been perfect for when my kids were little. For sure a lot cheaper than buying baby food. Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    This is too perfect for my aging dog! She has trouble eating solid food, so I've been giving her baby food...but it's SO expensive. This is perfect to make my own! Reply
    • September 18, 2013 at 9:06 am
      Wow, never thought about it for pets (since I don't have any), but that is a great idea! Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Um yea, this thing is amazing. I totally need it for my 3 month old. Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm
    I never made official baby food when my kids were young, I had to actually smash it with my fork. This sure looks so much better! Reply
  • September 17, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    What a great machine I can definitely use one of these. I have always just put mine in a blender after its cooked but this would be so much easier. Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 6:25 am
    Wow, that's awesome. I remember attempting to make my own baby food with my 2 girls, and it was definitely not as easy as that! Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 9:37 am
    I didn't even know they made such a thing! It's awesome! Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 10:22 am
    i used to have the baby bullet but it broke, this one looks much cooler! Reply
    • September 19, 2013 at 8:41 am
      I've tried both, and this is easier since you don't have to steam in a separate place. Reply
  • September 19, 2013 at 12:37 am
    I wish I would have done this with my daughter when she was a baby Reply
    • September 19, 2013 at 8:40 am
      I didn't do it with my first two either Kristin, I think as a first time parent we don't really know that much and if you have the chance to do it again you learn a lot from the previous times. Since it has been 4yrs since my youngest was born, I know a lot more now than I did before! Reply
  • September 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
    I tried making baby food before it was a mess. I would have loved this product. My first child will be two soon so when I am pregnant with the second child i will definitely try this. Reply
  • September 22, 2013 at 9:18 am
    I really wish I would have had one of these when my daughter was little. Baby food is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. And you never know what is in there. I remember a few years ago they recalled some Gerber because it might have BROKEN GLASS in it!! Reply
    • September 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm
      I hope you get it too! I really do like it, it is so easy to use and easy to clean! Reply
  • September 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    I would like to have this so I can make baby food for my little one Reply
  • September 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    I am hoping to not just make but grow our own baby food! This would be a great investment Reply
  • September 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    WOW!!! This is amazing! I want to try so bad, definitely a money saver! Can't wait :) THANK YOU! Reply
  • September 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    I'm expecting my first baby this fall.. I haven't attempted making baby food yet, but this seems like a nice product to try! Reply
  • November 4, 2013 at 9:33 am
    I make all my twins baby food, it's so much fun and makes me feel good knowing what's going into their bellies. I didn't know Cuisinart made a baby food system, but I do use their food processor when making their food sometimes and a Baby Brezza machine. Reply
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