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Good, but not as good as I hoped
on 10 February 2011
I had high hopes for the Wean Machine, but it isn't as good as I thought it would be. The two down sides are: 1. It doesn't get the food as small as a food processor so younger, picky babies may not like it so much. The smaller grill gets the food to stage two baby food, not stage one. 2. The food has to be much softer to be mashed by this than a food processor. I typically cook our food until it is just past tender-crispy so I have to cook much longer, almost to over-done, to use in the Wean Machine (that means baby isn't eating the food cooked the same way I made it for the family, which is why I wanted this little gadget). Once the food is soft enough for the WM, a fork can do almost as good a job, although a fork is harder work.
On the other hand, it is probably easier to transport than a hand run mill so is great when on the go, if very soft food is available. Because it can be taken completely apart, it can be cleaned easily, with no food hiding in unreachable corners. The price is very good for a baby gadget. I do use this a fair bit, but not as much as I had expected to.