KidCo. Electric Food Mill
I use a KidCo. brand electric food mill to make Lucas' food, which runs around $30.00. There are many different bands and models of food mills available on the market, in both electric and hand-operated, but it's all about finding what you are comfortable with, and what's in your family's budget.
The KidCo. electric mill is great because it purees food quickly, smoothly and easily, without excessive stirring. It's relatively quiet, and plus the container, blades, and lid are dishwasher safe! I've tried using a regular food processor to puree fruits and veggies, but it doesn't blend to as high quality or smoothness as the food mill.
This particular mill comes with a blade extension attachment, which I found adds time and frustration to the process. Simply using the standard blade completes the job neatly and efficiently.
1. If you are using the ice cube tray freezing technique:
- Label the tray with contents and date on the day you place it in the freezer
- When transferring to storage bags, use the date the food was made
- Only write on marker-safe storage bags to prevent ink contamination
- Be sure to use a marker that won't wear off
2. If you are storing in individual-portion containers:
- Label and date the top of each container
- Use "day and date" stickers or masking tape for long-term storage
- Dry erase marker is great for short-term refrigerator storage