After a nice weekend in the country, I've returned to my test kitchen here in Brooklyn to try out the BeabaBabycook. Babycook is billed as an all-in-one solution for moms who want to prepare fresh food. The idea is that you can steam and puree all with one appliance.
I set up the Babycook (BPA-Free) in about ten minutes. I selected something easy for my first go--a pear compote. I picked this from the recipe book that Babycook includes in the box. The instructions say: 1 pear and add water to level 2. Easy enough. I added the water to the cooking container and the steamer. But it didn't say whether I should dice, slice, peal the pear. I guessed and cut up decent pear chunks and added them to the steamer basket. I clicked the lid on and attached the cooker to the steaming unit. It took me a few tries to get the hang of the "clicking" system. I turned on the steamer and waited, watching the timer on my stove.
In ten minutes, I stopped the steaming and let the unit cool a bit (no info. on how long to let it cool). Then I took out the steamer basket, poured out half the cooking liquid and switched lids . I put the device back onthe base unit and this time used the puree function. This worked OK. It got about 85% of the chunks into compote form (I'm thinking I probably didn't steam long enough).
What I like: Only one thing to clean, easy to operate.
Wish it had: a timer, clearer instructions on the recipes.
Best for: easy prep of fruits and vegetables for baby