OXO Tot Food Masher Review
Pros: Minimal, small in size, compact, lid included, easy to clean, inexpensive, portable
Cons: Below-average puree quality, small amounts, requires effort, lid may pop-off, staining
Manufacturer: OXO Tot
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|Pros||Minimal, small in size, compact, lid included, easy to clean, inexpensive, portable||Easy to use blender that creates excellent purees, can make large batches, and is easy to clean||Quality puree, easy to clean, inexpensive||Bowl scraper accessory, large quantity||Portable, fairly easy to clean, low-cost, free from BPA and PVC|
|Cons||Below-average puree quality, small amounts, requires effort, lid may pop-off, staining||No cooking feature, takes up counter or storage space, and not portable||Does not cook||Bowl scraper accessory scratches bowl, plastic doesn't feel high quality, larger footprint on countertop||Does not grind all foods, blade is dull, liquid can leak, and grinds small quantities of food|
|Bottom Line||A muscle-powered food maker that mashes food and is portable, but does not produce puree quality like machines||Excellent blender that creates smooth purees, can make large batches, but can take up kitchen space||Simple, inexpensive, and versatile, this unit makes baby food in a snap||A food processor that we don't recommend as the removable bowl scraper leaves fine scratches on the plastic bowl, an issue that hurt its puree quality score||A portable, no-frills baby food maker with a low price-tag|
|Rating Categories||OXO Tot Food Masher||NutriBullet Blender||Puree and Blend||Hamilton Beach...||Fresh Baby Food Mill|
|Puree Quality (35%)|
|Ease Of Use (30%)|
|Health Safety (20%)|
|Ease Of Cleaning (15%)|
|Specs||OXO Tot Food Masher||NutriBullet Blender||Puree and Blend||Hamilton Beach...||Fresh Baby Food Mill|
|Capacity||Not Listed||8 cups||Not Listed for Food Processor, N/A for Immersion Blender||10 cups
Manual states: 2 to 3 cup max for fruits and vegetables, .7 lb for meats
|Settings||Blend, Mash||Blend, Puree||Blend, Puree||Chop, Blend, Puree, Slice||Blend, Puree|
|Included Accessories||Lid||Tamper, Recipe Booklet||HomeMade Essentials Package Available with 1 Recipe Book, 6 Glass 4oz Storage Jars, 60 Labels, Immersion Blender with Food Processor Attachment and Pocket Guide||Reversible Slicing/Shredding Disc||None|
|Available Accessories||None||Yes||Sage Baby Eco Steamer, Sage Spoonfuls - Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies; Sage Spoonfuls Pocket Guide, Assorted Storage Jars, Pouches, Snackie and Munchie Bag Sets||Crinkle Cut/Fine Shred Disc||None|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Founded in 1990, OXO is an American manufacturer of housewares and kitchen products, with a mission to create tools that make everyday tasks easier.
The OXO has one of the lowest scores for puree quality. It will not produce silky-smooth purees for a beginner baby, and it cannot remove skins or seeds. But, this product is not designed or expected to achieve similar quality to electric machines. It is essentially a glorified fork and bowl, with a lid, to be portable and aid in mashing food on the go.
We recommend this product for an advanced eater or toddler who can manage texture and some pieces. It did a fair job mashing bananas, avocados, pasta, and broccoli.
The OXO struggled the most with kale and raw carrots, followed by chicken, which appeared tuna-like, and blueberries, which had many medium-size skins still present.
Ease of Use
The trade-off of simplicity is no features, and the OXO is one of the few muscle-powered products in the review.
As a small and compact product, the OXO can easily be packed along for travel. The masher dismantles into two parts and nests within the bowl. The bowl's capacity is about 8-10 oz, which will yield one or two servings. The lid can cover leftover food to transport home and store in the refrigerator. Note that some users report the lid pops-off in a diaper bag; however, we did not experience this issue during testing.
Health and Safety
The OXO receives a high score for this metric, primarily due to its simplicity, limiting the potential for harm and concerns. For instance, it does not have a steam tank or sharp blades, plus there are no nooks or crannies for yuck to grow.
The product is made from polypropylene plastic #5 (recyclable) that is phthalate, BPA, and PVC free. The soft, non-slip grip is Santoprene (a type of rubber), which contains no chemicals.
Ease of Cleaning
The OXO is dishwasher safe, but handwashing is a breeze, too, and we strongly encourage handwashing to prolong the product's use. The bowl is white, so some foods, not all, may stain. During testing, we noticed that carrots are one of those foods that may stain, regardless of how quickly it is washed after use.
The masher doesn't have holes to prevent food from getting trapped. It should be inspected for food build-up and be thoroughly cleaned regularly.
— Molly Bradac