The Sage Spoonfuls Puree and Blend immersion blender with food processor bowl is a quick and easy baby food making solution that can be used in almost any container with very little mess to clean up after. This makes it an ideal choice for quick meal preparation, on-the-go food making, or large batch food prep to store for later meals. We think this cool easy to option is a good choice for parents with health related concerns about plastic use as it doesn't heat or store food in plastic containers. With an economical price, quick clean up and simple features we think this handy tool will be a nice addition to any family kitchen where parents hope to create their own baby food options.
Sage Spoonfuls Puree and Blend Review
Pros: Quality puree, easy to clean, inexpensive
Cons: Does not cook
Manufacturer: Sage Spoonfuls
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|Pros||Quality puree, easy to clean, inexpensive||Quality puree, inexpensive, easy to use||Quality purees, one bowl for cook and steam||Dishwasher safe parts, safety lock||Easy all-in-one design|
|Cons||Does not cook||No cooking feature||Plastic components, hard to see and clean steam tank||Higher price, hard to clean steam tank, poor puree quality||Chemical taste for first several batches, chunky puree, harder to clean|
|Bottom Line||Simple, inexpensive and versatile, this unit makes baby food making a snap||Super easy puree blender with minimal parts and quick clean up for busy parents||Easy to use all-in-one with smooth purees and quick preparation for busy parents||Harder to use option that requires food transfer and may hide rust or mold you can't see||Nice design but the puree consistency is poor and the cleanup harder if you wait|
|Rating Categories||Puree and Blend||Baby Bullet||Cuisinart BFM-1000||BEABA Babycook||Baby Brezza Complete|
|Puree Quality (35%)|
|Ease Of Use (30%)|
|Ease Of Cleaning (15%)|
|Health Safety (20%)|
|Specs||Puree and Blend||Baby Bullet||Cuisinart BFM-1000||BEABA Babycook||Baby Brezza Complete|
|Capacity||Not Listed for Food Processor, N/A for Immersion Blender||Single-Serving Storage Cups - 2 oz, Short Cups - 12 oz, Batchbowl - 32 oz||4 Cups||4.7 Cups||3 Cups|
|Settings||Blend, Puree||Chop, Blend, Puree, Mill||Puree, Chop||Blend||Blend|
|Special Features||None||None||Steam, Bottle Warmer||Steam, Reheat||Automatically blends food after steaming|
|Included Accessories||HomeMade Essentials Package Available with 1 Recipe Book, 6 Glass 4oz Storage Jars, 60 Labels, Immersion Blender with Food Processor Attachment and Pocket Guide||6 Date-Dial Cups, Short Cup, Stay-Fresh Lids, Blend Blade, Milling Blade, Spatula, Batchbowl, Pocket Nutritionist, User Manual and Cookbook, Batch Tray, Tray||Recipe Booklet, Spatula, Bottle Adapter Ring, Integrated Measuring Cup||Spatula, Recipe/Menu Booklet, Mixing Lid/Smoothie Filter||3 Baby Food Pouches, Easy-Fill Funnel|
|Available Accessories||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||To-Go Bag, Turbo Steamer, Storage Completer Kit||Work Bowl Lid, Work Bowl, Steam Blade, Measuring Cup||Rice, Pasta & Grain Insert, Babycook Book - New Edition, Kid Cook Book, Mum Cookbook||None|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Sage Spoonfuls was founded by a mom of four, Liza Huber. Liza was inspired to create Sage Spoonfuls so parents could have a convenient way to provide healthy food for their baby. Sage Spoonfuls helps provide nutritional fresh foods on a daily basis.
This comparison chart shows the overall score for each baby food maker tested int his review. The Sage Spoonfuls earned a second place score and an Editors' Choice award.
The information provided below includes details on how the Sage Spoonfuls performed during testing. Individual metric results helped determine the overall score with an emphasis on puree quality and ease of use. Metrics we feel are essential to a good baby food maker.
The Sage Spoonfuls received an 8 of 10 in the puree quality metric. Puree quality includes consistent and smooth food blends without large chunks that could cause problems for younger babies.
The Sage Spoonfuls creates smooth purees with minimal effort for most of the foods we tested. It did have trouble with the roughage items like kale and spinach, but the majority of the food makers we tested struggled to make a nice puree of these foods.
The Sage comes with two different blades that help ensure that foods of all types can be blended with ease. It may take a quick glance at the manual to determine which blade to use, but using the right blade helps ensure a nice puree.
The Sage had some difficulty with chunky peaches and skins on peas and blueberries, but it did puree some meats where other products only shredded them. Overall, the consistency for most foods is smooth enough for first foods, and the remainder can be saved for when baby has been managing smooth purees with ease.
Ease of Use
When looking at ease of use, the Sage Spoonfuls got a respectable 8 of 10 score. For ease of use, we consider how intuitive a product is to use out of the box without the manual and whether or not it takes a significant amount of prep work or time to create food for baby.
This product is very easy to use with minimal settings and no cooking options. This blender has two settings for puree speed and can be used right out of the box without the manual indicating a very intuitive interface.
While the Sage comes with several parts very few are needed for each batch creation. Food is prepared quickly but the motor on the blender shouldn't be used for longer than 15-30 seconds continuously without a break. we do wish the puree time was longer and we aren't a fan of counting while blending, but in general, it isn't hard to do and it gets the job done. Parents can choose between the dedicated immersion blender or the food processor bowl.
Health and Safety
The Sage Spoonfuls earned a near perfect 9 of 10 in this metric. For health and safety, we considered concerns over plastic and parts that were hard to see or clean that might harbor mold, bacteria or rust. We also considered moving blades and potential burns.
The Sage is BPA, Phthalate, Lead and PVC free thanks to the use of glass and stainless steel. We did not experience any non-food taste when using this product, even during the first use. The health factor goes up from there without a steam tank for mold, rust and bacteria to grow. With no nooks or crannies that can't be cleaned this unit should remain a healthy option. This unit is also cooking free which means no concerns over burns related to steam escape or transferring cooked food to a blending container.
Ease of Cleaning
The Sage earned a 9 of 10 for ease of cleaning. Ease of cleaning includes all parts and the amount of time required for proper cleaning.
The Sage has some dishwasher safe parts and some handwash only components. We think it is better and just as easy to hand wash all of the components, but if you are in a hurry, the food processor bowl and blade can be tucked into the dishwasher while the immersion blending rod and food processor top will need hand washing. The manual doesn't indicate any regular or long term maintenance cleaning for this product, unlike the steam products that require regular descaling and tank cleaning.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz