Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Magic Bullet is not as "magic" as I had hoped

DH and I have used the Magic Bullet for a while to make smoothies, dips, etc., and we were very excited to start using it to make our own baby food.  This past weekend we took a trip out to a local organic farm and stocked up on veggies before the winter and set up shop in our kitchen.  Making baby food- at least in this early stage- is relatively easy.  Cook the food (I used recipes from, puree it, and plop it into individual serving sizes.
The Magic Bullet surprisingly required a lot of time and energy.  It may be because we filled the cup almost to the top, but it wasn't mixing well.  The food by the blade pureed well, but the bottom of the cup didn't move down.  I had to keep taking it off, shaking, banging, and stirring.
It was a long night, but in the end, the Magic Bullet did the job.
Anyone out there have a processor they love?

Here is the squash as it came out of the oven.  mmmmmmmmm

These trays are great because they have covers, stack well, and you can write on them with dry erase markers.  HOWEVER, it was VERY hard to get the frozen food out.  I had to get DH to do it.

This is a soft mini muffin tray I usually use for baking.  The frozen food popped right out, and it stores well in freezer bags.

The freezer is filling up!  The containers with the purple tops are small reusable containers I had ordered from Tupperware.  They are the "Freezer Safe" containers.  As you can see, we started with the oranges.


  1. I don't have a Magic Bullet however my blender was the same. If I filled it too full it didn't work. Also sometimes I had to add a little liquid to get it going better.

  2. I made my own baby food. In fact, even though Sophia is 16 months, I still cook for her separately. I love!!!

    I considered purchasing the Magic Bullet but opted to get the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender with Travel Lid from

    I have absolutely no complaints. And it is super affordable. If you fill it too the top, I don't think any product will work 100%

    Add a little of the food and then some water (use the same water you used to make the food and later on you can use some broth) and add in the remainder of the food little by little.

    Good luck!

  3. I have a little tiny mini Cuisinart food processor someone gave me as a wedding gift and it works GREAT for baby food. I was afraid the small size would mean I had to do everything in batches but it's just the right size to make an ice cube tray full.

    Also, if the food gets too frozen to get out, just run hot water over the bottom for a few seconds - voila! it will pop right out.

  4. I love my Kidco Baby Food Mill Grinder. I blogged about it a little while ago. It requires no electricity and grinds up just about any cooked food really nicely. I usually stir in a little water afterwards to make it the food a little more smooth. If you want to puree a large amount at once, it may not be the best choice, but it's great for grinding up smaller amounts of food on the spot. You can see my review here:

  5. I happened across your site searching for why my Sassy Sensation Station quit making noise even though we've only had it for a month... and since you have the opposite problem, maybe you would you like to trade?-hah :)

    I also use a Magic Bullet for making purees for my 8-month old. I think it is more convenient and easier to clean up than my blender. Looks like you were having trouble with squash and carrot... I also have trouble with those and other veggies with similar textures. Try blending when they're pretty warm still, if you didn't already. Other than that, the only solution I've found is to add quite a bit of water, which ends up being fine because then I add rice, barley, or oat powder when I'm actually feeding my son. The fruits are a lot easier to puree. Also, if you want to save freezer space (as much as I love Tupperware), I use a Food Saver (pretty reasonable at Costco for around $40) for my food cubes and then just reseal the bag once I've taken out a couple days' worth. The purees don't get ANY frost on them and I can fit a lot more in my freezer!

    Good luck!

  6. The Beaba Babycook is the best!!! Just love it! It will steam your food and puree it all in one! It was great!


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