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★★★★★

“A really useful product for parents who like to batch...”

Written on: 23/06/2011 by sp055 (1 review written)

What's it all about?

The Brother Max Food Portioners are perfect for preparing home cooked food for your baby. The tubs are available in two sizes, holding 40mls and around 150 mls of liquid. The smaller containers are available in packs of six and the larger containers come in packs of four. Each of the packs retails for around six pounds; it is quite rare to find these available cheaper, but if you are lucky they occasionally become available on boots 3 for 2 offers.

The packaging

I know we shouldn't be fooled by packaging, but I have to admit that I really like the way these are packaged! The box has two popper studs at the top, so the box can be resealed once opened. I like this feature as I will put the tubs back in their boxes once I am finished, and they will be ready for baby number two. The box comes with a marker to write the contents of the side of the tub. I have bought a number of boxes now and have found that the marker is a hit or a miss, some of them have worked beautifully and others have only left a very faint outline of what I have tried to write.

Which size to buy?

I initially bought one pack in each size, thinking that my baby would quickly outgrow the smaller pots. However, she is now nine months old and I still use the small containers regularly, sometimes I give her two pots for a main meal, but often if I have made fruit compote for pudding, one will suffice. I actually like using two smaller tubs rather than a larger one as it gives me the freedom to decide how hungry she is likely to be and give me the option of only heating one pot. The bigger containers are good too, but I think there are cheaper products on the market which will do a similar job in the larger size.

The features!

These tubs have got a handy little button on the bottom of them so frozen food can be popped right out in order to be heated in a bowl, however, these tubs are microwave safe so there is not always a need to do so. The tubs also join together which is really handy when putting them in the freezer.

The downside!

The only negative is that strong foods can stain the pots, particularly the button at the bottom of the pot. This is not much of an issue and not one which I think the company could easily avoid.

- Please note that I have posted this review on other websites also; I have used the same username.

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