I have used Philips avent combined steamer and blender in most of the baby food recipes posted so far in my blog. Hence many readers asked about this kitchen appliance and how for its useful. I would like to share my experience with this product and here is my attempt to review the Philips avent combined steamer and blender.
Carrot makes a great first food for babies as it’s less likely to cause allergies. Carrots are rich in beta carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and they are very easy to digest. The skin of the carrots should be peeled as babies won’t be able to digest the skins. After 8 months, u can offer peeled cooked cut carrots as finger food to your baby.
- Carrot - 1 medium sized
- Water - as needed
- Sterilise the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
- Wash carrots in running water well. Peel the skin off from the carrot with a peeler. Then chop them into equal size small cubes.
- Open the lid of the philps avent jar by push the extended side and twist it. Place the chopped carrot pieces in the jar and close it.
- Fill the measuring cup with 150 ml of water and pour the water through the small opening at the side of the motor unit. Close the lid once done. Now place the jar over the motor unit and turn on the left side button for steaming. Make sure red light is on.
- Once the carrots are steamed, the light will go off with a beep sound. Flip the jar over and turn the same button to right and blend it for 10 seconds without releasing your hand. Repeat and blend it until the desired consistency is reached. Add boiled water if needed while blending. It's done!! Pour to the serving bowl!
- It’s easy to use, quick and convenient.
- It’s easy to clean and the food tastes fresh and yummy.
- You don’t need to transfer the food from steamer to blender. Just a flip will do.
- It retains more nutrients during steaming compared to other conventional steamers.
- Nothing I could think of.
- When selecting carrot, choose sweet tasting carrots.
- Choose carrots that are firm, smooth and rich orange colored.
- If your baby doesn’t like plain carrot puree combine it with beetroot or potato after introducing each veggies separate.
- Generally carrots doesn’t cause any allergies, but check for symptoms and stop feeding your baby if you find any.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
- Steaming time varies based on the vegetables, fruits and meat to be cooked.
- You can also make the carrot puree using other steamers. Steam it with Idli steamer plate by adding a cup of water or pressure cook it with a cup of water for 2 whistles. For both steaming and blending i used Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender