July 10, 2011 11:00 AM

Courtesy Baby Brezza

When you decide to make your own baby food, you give up a very valuable chunk of mommy time including taking a bath, reading a book, or watching the final rose ceremony on the The Bachelorette (but we digress!) Here’s a way to cut your prep time in half: The new Baby Brezza ($100), a baby food making system that steams and purees food for you, which means more free time for mom.

Check out our review below:

Things We Like:

Since it’s one of a handful of baby food appliances that steams and purees food, you don’t have to fuss with putting your fruits, meat, veggies on the stovetop. Just chop and load them into the bowl, add water and press start. Minutes later, the food is ready and you don’t have to lift a finger!

Also, the Baby Brezza is affordable and compact enough to fit on an already crowded countertop. A convenient chopping board (with a cut-out hole for easy dumping into the circular steamer) and storage cups are also included.

Things We Don’t Like:

The bowl that comes with the unit is quite small, so you can only make about two days worth of food for older babies. We also found it quite difficult to get the blade out of the bowl, so a couple of times we had to toss pureed food caught underneath it — a painful waste for parents who take the time to make their own.

We also found that the blade doesn’t puree as finely as other machines we’ve tried. Even with extended steaming or fine chopping our purees were sometimes lumpy.

Moms & Babies Rating:

The convenient and afforable Baby Brezza is a good starting place for parents who want to venture into the world of baby food making — but still want to have time for evening TV!

Amy Jamieson

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