New moms experiment with food processors to make baby food
Cuisinart, Prep 11 Plus Premier
Tested by Helene Michael, mom of 10-month-old Sofie, Toronto
Power (watts) 624W
Capacity 11 cups
Functions Shred, chop, purée, slice, knead.
Attachments & accessories Stainless steel slicing disc and shredding disc, stainless steel chopping/mixing S blade, metal dough blade, spatula, wide feed tube with small and large pushers, how-to DVD and instruction/recipe book.
Features Available in white and brushed chrome. Blades and non-toxic, BPA-free bowl are top-rack
dishwasher safe. Includes a 10-year motor warranty and limited three-year unit warranty.
Pros “I love the look of the machine. The functions were easy to use and it doesn’t shake like my old one. The attachments came apart effortlessly, making it easy to clean. Sofie was even able to nap while I used it.”
Cons “It is a little heavy, which makes it difficult to pull out and use unless you leave it out on the countertop.”
A close call between the higher-end brands, but Cuisinart tops the rest with loads of accessories, an out-standing warranty and non-toxic bowl.