We know that when our children were babies - a long time ago - we wanted them to have only the very best of everything and that included their food.
The best way to know what you are putting into the mouth of your babies is to make it yourself.
That's easier said than done you might think but not so with one of the following hand blenders.
These can chop and blend down vegetables and fruits to a smooth puree suitable for weaning infants.
Much easier than mashing with a fork as we used to do.
These handy machines do much, much more than preparing food for the youngest members of your family.
They are great for making smoothies that everyone loves. Salsa is a cinch, whipping egg whites and cream a doddle. Your soups and sauces will never have been smoother.
With the Utalent and the Mueller whip up some frothy milk using the frother attachment and enjoy a well earned cup of your favorite coffee.
As always we consider the safety of the products that we recommend and these are no exception. The stick part and blades that chop along with the whisk are stainless steel.
They are all for use with American style plugs and use 110 volts dc.
Many thousands of people rate these at least 4.1 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.
It has eight variable speeds operated by a button that you have to hold down as you use it. This is not difficult and people with arthritis who have one already say that they manage this unit.
The detachable stick has an S shaped blade for chopping and blending. Other attachments are a whisk for use with such ingredients as eggs and cream and a milk frother.
All the detachable parts are dishwasher safe but remember not to put the hand part in water as this is where the motor is.
The chopper bowl and the cup are chemical free with ETL and are BPA free so are safe to use when making baby food.
The attachments can go in the dishwasher for ease of cleaning or rinse off under running water.
When you are finished using it it has a loop on the head of the motor unit to hang it up out of the way.
Included with this unit is a two year warranty.
The comfortable ergonomic grip handle has a push button control that is easy to use for pulsing or constant running. Above the operating button there is a lock/unlock button to ensure safety when not in use.
A slide controls the various speeds so that you are in control at all times.
Included with this unit are a chopper with bowl, blender, whisk and a beaker. Both the beaker and the bowl are BPA free which makes it perfect for preparing baby food.
This unit comes with a 3 year warranty.
It also has a whisk to whip up cream or egg whites so now making a pavlova will be a dream.
There is also chopper with a BPA free bowl to grind nuts or make salsa or pesto and can puree baby food.
The 1 litre BPA free jug is a useful addition for blending smoothies or larger amounts of baby food.
A new idea to is the guard to put over the end of the bell blades to save your non stick pots from getting scratched.
A handy box to store the tools in completes the set. Note that the jug does not fit in the box.
The removable parts are dishwasher safe on the top shelf of your machine but most people hand wash theirs as it is so easy to do.
Ours does not have the bell shaped stainless steel shaft that this one does.
This unit has an anti splash shape that sucks the food in towards the blades for a smoother, less messy operation.
The attachments are easy to change with a squeeze of the buttons on the side of the motor unit.
As well as a 350 watt motor with two speed settings and turbo boost it comes with a blender, whisk, masher, chopper with bowl and a beaker. Both the bowl and the beaker are BPA free.
As a nice touch the motor of this unit has red coloring on it making a change from the all white or black and silver.
Engineered in Germany but made in Poland.