Product Type: Brother Max kids equipment
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Brother Max baby food portioners
Brother Max Food Portioners
Member Name: maxwell_star
Brother Max Food Portioners
Date: 19/03/12, updated on 04/08/12 (34 review reads)
Advantages: Useful sizes, long lasting
Disadvantages: Pen stopped working, side slots broke, hard to open
- Why I Bought -
If, like me, you have decided to prepare homemade baby food for your baby, then you will definitely need some kind of storage pots. It is much more cost-effective and much less hassle to cook up a big batch of food for baby and freeze it into smaller portions than it is to faff around cooking up small portions of food three times a day. I bought two sets of Brother Max storage pots when I first started to wean my baby. I was drawn to them because they looked unusual and I didn't recognise the brand.
- The Pots -
The first was a set of six small pots (40ml) and the second a set of four large pots (170ml). Each pot is clear plastic and cube shaped. The lid is attached to the pot and has a green circle on it. The point of this is that you can write the date of freezing and what you are freezing in this circle using the black pen provided (each set comes with one pen) and this won't become foggy in the freezer. The circle also has a groove, making the pot easier to open as you can hook your finger inside it. Each pot also has plastic slots on the sides allowing you to slot several pots together. I paid approximately £6 per set from Boots.
What I like about these pots is the choice of two different sizes. This is very useful as baby's appetite grows. As my baby is 10 months now, the smaller pots aren't large enough for a meal unless you use several - but they are handy for freezing fruit puree to add to porridge or desserts. The pots have a line near the top to show you how full you can fill them, if you go over the line there won't be any room for the liquid to expand in the freezer and you risk the lid popping off. It is really useful to have this as a guide. I have used these pots frequently and mostly (see below) they are as good as new despite regular freezing, microwaving and runs through the dishwasher.
What I don't like about these pots are the slots on the sides for connecting the pots together. I don't see the point in being able to do this - and on a few of my pots the grooved plastic has snapped off. Despite the circle on the lid I don't find these pots easy to open unless you don't mind breaking a nail or using a knife. The pen that came provided in the pack to write on the pots stopped working quite quickly. This didn't really bother me because I have a well-organised freezer and didn't really feel the need to label the pots anyway but I imagine this would annoy some people.
Overall I wouldn't buy these pots again because there were quite a few irritations and I found other brands of storage pot which I preferred and were cheaper.
Summary: Food storage pots with too many irritations, have found better
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