How do you choose an immersion blender for baby food?
Choose immersion blender for baby food
Only want to use the immersion blender for baby food? While a standard immersion blender is sufficient, we recommend that you choose a slightly better immersion blender. This way, you can also use it for other preparations and when your child is a bit older. We'll help you choose based on the following questions:
- Which ingredients and what quantities do you want to mix?
- What kind of food do you want to prepare?
- What do you want to use the immersion blender for?
- Do you want a sturdy and hygienic immersion blender?
Which ingredients and what quantities do you want to mix?
The power of the immersion blender determines the type of ingredients you can mix and the intensity of mixing. For example, an immersion blender with a low power capacity is only suitable for soft ingredients, while a powerful immersion blender can also mix hard ingredients. You can use a powerful immersion blender for a long time without the motor overheating. This is why a powerful immersion blender is useful if you want to prepare several portions at the same time or if you also use it for other preparations with hard ingredients.
What kind of food do you want to mix?
When your baby is still young, you want to mix ingredients until they're completely smooth. After a while, the structure can be a bit more coarse. An immersion blender with a lot of speed settings is useful. You can use a high setting for a smooth result and a low setting for a coarser preparation. Some immersion blenders are continuously adjustable. The harder you press the button, the harder the hand blender will mix. This gives you a lot of control over the speed.
What do you want to use the immersion blender for?
You need the standard immersion blender foot for baby food. Also want to use the immersion blender for other preparations or buy a set for when your child is a bit older? Accessories come in handy. For example, you can use a food chopper for a fruit snack or homemade peanut butter. With a food processor, you can cut and grate vegetables if your child begins eating solid foods. You don't necessarily use a balloon whisk for baby food, but it's ideal if you want to whip cream or beat egg whites.
Want a sturdy and hygienic immersion blender?
You puree and mix the ingredients with the immersion blender foot. Because the foot comes into contact with the food, it matters which material is used. A plastic immersion blender foot weighs less and is more affordable, but a stainless steel model is a better investment. Stainless steel doesn't absorb odors, colors, or flavors. It's very hygienic. Stainless steel is also stronger than plastic. As a result, a stainless steel immersion blender foot lasts a lot longer than a plastic one.