This 2-in-1 steamer and blender is what I always want to get for making baby food as I think it is one of the great baby food making equipments.
Besides enjoying the convenience of ‘steam, flip and blend’, all in one appliance, the main plus point of buying this is actually the benefit of retaining possibly all nutrients from the food.
Yes, steaming is probably the best cooking method for baby food as it helps to preserve the most original flavour as well as its nutrients. Oh well, you might be thinking why can’t I steam it with the usual steamer or the conventional ‘wok’ way? Of course, you can. It’s still workable and good. However, in my opinion, this steamer cum blender may be able to do a better job here. According to their introduction, this Combined Steamer and Blender actually retains more essential nutrients as the juices that are released from the food during the steaming process will be retained and mixing back into the food during the blending process, instead of evaporated through the steam releases out during the conventional steaming process.
Yes, you do not have to transfer food from steamer to blender. You do not need to do alot of washing of different tools. Most of all, your baby food will be served with much more nutrients in it, providing a even healthier diet to your precious one.
Just want to make a note here, this is neither an advertorial nor promoting post. Knowing that many parents, including my surrounding friends, are wondering if they should be getting this appliance, am just trying to share what I think is worthwhile for the parents, if the cost of ~S$190 – $220 (price varies at places) is considered an affordable price to spend on a kitchen equipment for baby food. :D
Anyways, please don’t worry if it would be too complicated to work around this kitchen appliance thingy. I find it pretty simple, actually.
1) Simply push the extended side and twist open the lid of the jar, place the raw food in the jar. Cover lid back.
2) Fill the **measuring cup with the requirement amount of water.
Open the small opening at the side of the motor unit and pour in the water. Cover lid.
3) Turn button on the motor unit to the left for steaming. Make sure orange light on the button is lit.
4) When done, orange light will go off. Flip the jar over.
5) Turn the same button to the right to blend by holding on to the button without releasing your hand from the button until the food is blended to your desired texture.
6) Complete, pour out, cool and serve!
** The measuring cup shows water measurement in millimeters together with the corresponding steaming time in minutes. All the water filled for steaming may actually goes into the steamed food which means the more water used for the steaming process, the longer time it requires, at the same time, wetter steamed/ blended food it yields.
21 thoughts on “Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender for making yummy and nutritious baby food”
i bought the avent food processor too, look forward to using it when my baby girl hit 6mths! Do you know if the machine can make rice cereal or process rice?
Hi miu miu cat,
I saw the promoter demonstrated and I did ask her about making rice porridge. Yes, it is possible. Simply use cooked rice and add into the jar to steam for 10min, then flip to blend. Steaming time varies depending on your desired texture.
Hi. Did you try it before?
Can you explain your question?
Try it? Are you refering to my recipe and the unit? If so, yes. I did.
thanks. i look forward to more sharinv from you!
Hi there.. I am wondering where you purchased it from. :)
I got it from Mothercare store.
Hi…i just bought mine…but i dunno how to open the lid huhu
Twist to the left then open up..
hi, do u know if the machine can re-heat and defrost? thanks
You may try to reheat and defrost by using its steaming function, but not sure it would end up overlooked by its ‘reheating’ process, or semi-cook the raw frozen food, if were to treat as defrosting. However, I guess it simply works like a steamer where you may probably expect its outcome by using so.
Hi, can this equipment make juice? Can the juice become fine?
I think it can. Just add some water together with the fruits in the jar to blend.
Hi there just got this and like lady above can not open. I’ve tried everything. Twist to the left and it won’t budge. Am I missing something? Thanks
Thanks but figured it out! Love it!
hi can i make oatmeat for my baby using this machine?
I understand that it can be used to cook porridge. If your oatmeal recipe is similar to cooking porridge, then, yes, you can.
Hello. May I know if u have tried steaming cakes using this? Thanks.
Ar… nope. But it’s an idea, if you need just a mini cake!
Hi just to check how do we cook porridge using this machine??
Hi.. Don’t think can cook porridge. :)