Baby feeding first look reviews Breville Baby Meal Times set VHB010
The Breville Baby Meal Times set is claimed to make meal times a happy occasion for both parent and baby, by providing everything you need to prepare and store food to feed your baby quickly and easily. We gave the Breville Baby Meal Times set to a mum to try out: find out how she got on in our first look review.
Breville recently launched the Baby Meal Times set (£60), so we enlisted the help of a mum to give us her first impressions trying it out.
The boxed set comes with a 400W hand blender; chopping bowl, four plastic pots, a spoon, spatula and recipe book.
Our mum found the blender easy to hold and use, but she felt that the awkward speed buttons weren't very ergonomic.
On the plus side, she was impressed with the powerful blender and felt it was a proper kitchen blender and not just a baby gimmick, which meant she could use it to make soup as well as blend food for the baby.
The twin speeds were useful for achieving different blending results needed for each stage of weaning.
Cleaning and add-ons
Our tester found the blender as good as her normal Braun MR5550 blender, but had an issue cleaning the chopping bowl attachment included with the Breville.
It’s dishwasher-safe but, unlike our mum's usual blender, it didn't have drainage holes – so pools of dishwasher water collected in it and it had to be sterilised after cleaning.
It’s the add-ons that make this a 'meal times set' – but our tester thought the pots were far too big at the start of weaning. The included recipe book didn't have enough recipes for each stage of weaning, and our mum wasn't keen on the tone of the book, either.
We thought the kit was pricey for what you're getting; you can get a Best Buy hand blender for around £20.
The Breville baby meal times set costs £60 and is available now from Amazon and Boots.
Pros: Powerful blender
Cons: Recipe book doesn't include many recipes, pricey for the kit
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