You can make baby food or turn grown-up food into a baby-friendly puree with Oxo’s Mash Maker. This is a great option for parents who want their baby growing up to eat the same foods they do.
To make a puree, you put the food in the bottom of the Mash Maker and push down, adding water to control the thickness. A nonskid base adds stability. It has a wide mouth so you can scoop the puree right out, and you can take the Mash Maker apart to clean it (the metal blade doesn’t separate).
Parents find that the Mash Maker leaks liquid and requires some effort to use, yet is easier and does a better job than other grinders. Soft foods are no problem, but if you’re grinding meat, you’ll have better results if you cut it into small pieces first.
If you want to minimize gear and avoid the expense of another kitchen appliance and you don’t mind putting a little muscle into it, you can skip the high-tech baby food makers and go for this one.