Rewiew on My Baby Weaning Gadget No. 1 (Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender)

20120214-051341 PM.jpgI bought a Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender despite Hubs protest when I was weaning Ethan 3 years ago. I am glad I did as I think it’s an awesome gadget. It makes superb nutritious food for baby and non babies with just a flip and a couple of knob twisting!

After making Ethan’s baby food (3 years ago), the gadget was not kept in the dark in the corner of the kitchen…NO SIREE! The Combined Steamer and Blender is frequently used to steam veg for the family and to make good portions of soup without boiling the ingredients to oblivion. I have even used it to make fruit lollies for Ethan. Right now the gadget will be used to make Ewan’s baby food. Definitely well worth parting with your money for this.

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Product information for the Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender

It has an in-built powerful steamer and bender whereby the compartment can be used to steam fruits veg, meat, fish when attached on one end and when flipped on the other end the food can be chopped or blended using a pulse function. (Note all this done whilst the food is hot and steaming without the need of transferring anything, how awesome). It does do what it says on the label. Very compact, easy to use and clean.

Technical specifications
Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Power 400 W
Voltage 220-240 V
Safety Classification Class 1
Safety Safety lock system for lid and bowl detection
Capacity 800 (solids)/450 (liquids) ml
Speed 1
Water tank volume 200 ml
Cord length 70 cm
Colour/finishing White/Green
Weight and dimensions
F-box dimensions 193 D x 243 W x 344 H mm
Number of F-boxes in A-box 2
Product dimensions 16.50 (round base) 30.8 (height) cm
Product weight 2 kg
BPA-Free Yes


Compact, easy to use, easy to clean convenient


Pricey, have to be careful when flipping the compartment straight after steaming as water can leak out from the little ‘steaming’ hole, and its HOT (a given really). Although the main food compartment is easily cleaned, I find that the water compartment (compartment where water is added to creat steam) can be quite dirty and difficult to clean.

My Verdict

To me, all Pros no Cons (ok I did write some Cons, but I can overlook them cos its brilliant).

To me, only one real down side is that it is a little pricey approx 80 GBP. But hey, looking at the bright side, some food processors cost more. Compact easy to use, easy to clean and makes delicious food. I can definitely taste the sweetness of mushy carrots and peas which is a sign that most of the nutrients are retained whilst cooking in this superb gadget.

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