FOOD PROCESSOR VS BLENDER FOR BABY FOOD
If you have a blended or pureed baby food recipe, you can likely use either a blender or a food processor. A blender may achieve smoother consistency for fibrous ingredients like kale or celery. But for most baby food recipes, both a blender and a food processor will yield the right consistency for baby food.
If you opt for a blender, the Small Batch Jar Expansion Pack for the KitchenAid® K150 Blender and the KitchenAid® K400 Blender are perfect for making just a few servings of homemade baby food. A sealed lid lets you store any leftovers or prepare batches in advance to keep them fresh for meal times.
You can also use an immersion blender to puree or blend baby food right in a bowl, cup or other container. This is useful if you are preparing ingredients in another dish like a pot on the stove since there is no need to transfer ingredients. An immersion blender is also useful when you want to quickly blend just one serving of baby food. Learn more about how to use an immersion blender, or compare different types of blenders.
Keep in mind that if you’re looking to achieve a chunkier result as your baby ages, a food processor’s pulse function can be helpful. Pulse allows for more incremental processing so you can stop before your mixture is completely smooth. Because food processor blades usually spin more slowly than a blender’s, you’ll be able to have more control over the results.