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Bad, Little Green Grinding Machine.

  • Jul 28, 2008
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Pros: Price an idea, not bad.

Cons: Leaks no matter what you do, and is a two-man operation.

The Bottom Line: Stay away from this like the plague if you opt put $10 in your pocket and not in the big companies pocket.

If you like going shopping and spending lots of money then throwing the product away. Then go ahead and spend $10 and purchase one of these. These are very hard to use even though the idea and concept a very good. We always like to feed our children the best that we can usually by grinding up their food when they are at that certain age. You can save a lot of money by not purchasing all of those store-bought processed food. We have seen other people use these, but they warned us that they were hard to use and they would leak. But we thought maybe it was just them. So we decided to forgo for the money, and I know this is not the first time that we will just throw money away, but we decided to try it anyway just to see what the problem is.

This is not a very large food grinder. It is ideal for the children anywhere from six months old and older. There are no batteries needed to operate this just a lot of strength from you arm at wrist. The idea is excellent about trying to replace the commercial baby food that you purchase and give them some more healthy people food. This is approximately 9" x 6" x 4" and weighs a little over half of a pound. This is a fluorescent green in color with a blue handle and blue bottom.

You would think, being that this is not a very large grinder and made mostly of plastic parts that it would come completely assembled but that is not to be. There are several metal parts along with the plastic ones that when put together resemble an actual food grinder. The parts that are metal are; a blade, a bolt, and a metal grate that attach to some plastic sleeves and a handle. It can be a little confusing when you have all of these mixtures of plastic parts with metal parts. So make sure you read the instructions thoroughly.

We gave this and honest to goodness try several times by trying to grind up different types of food to see what it would be better at. All you have to do is supposedly put the food in the top and turn the handle and with the pressure on the food. It should proceed through the blades come out of the bottom. We have tried carrots, apples, meat (chicken, turkey, beef, etc.). But to no avail. We have had problems with this thing leaking, and it usually takes two people to operate it. But just like all of the people that told us don't waste our money; this thing was a waste of time. We have found that it was easier to shut up the hard stuff with a knife then use a fork to mash it up. At least this way it was just a one-man operation, and it did not leak all over the place. And a lot of our friends that have purchased this had the same problem. No matter what we did and what speed we ground up the food at, it still leaked. We also found out that this works a little bit better on the dry food, rather than wet food.

As far as durability goes for this unit it can take it beating. You can drop it and kick it and it will not break. But, not to worry, this will still leak letter no matter what you do to it. But, when it comes to clean up that's a different story. You cannot just take the whole thing and throw it in the dish washer; you will have to take it apart and reassembled it because the food gets caught in all of the little crevices.

After going through all the trouble with this one, we are a little bit leery to even purchase another one. But, after doing a little bit of research we found that there are a few other ones on the market for just a little bit more money. These include the Magic Bullet, Kidd Co., and one by Cuisinart the Smart Stick. If you are going to purchase one, and the one that sounds the best is the Smart Stick and we also found out that the best thing to do was if you are going to grind, do it in mass quantities and then you are able to freeze the excess. This way, you will still get all of the fresh goodness of the fresh food that you desire for your children. I would not recommend anyone purchasing one of these. You may as well stick to doing it the old-fashioned way or purchasing it in jars instead of purchasing these.


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Make natural baby food - just fill, grind and serve! Munchkin's Baby Food Grinder is quick, easy and compact - ideal for travel. No electricity or batteries needed. Comes with instructions and recipe booklet. Top rack dishwasher safe. Select color of grinder base below.
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