Can I blend the Beaba Babycook Duo/Plus on both sides?

While Babycook Duo/plus has 2 steaming chambers, it only has 1 motor for blending. Once the food is steamed on either side of the appliance, simply place the bowl in which you would like to blend on the right side of the machine and follow the blending instructions found in your manual or on this site.

Can I steam the Beaba Babycook Duo/Plus on both sides at the same time?

Yes, Babycook Duo/plus has 2 separate steam reservoirs and 2 steam buttons so you can cook 2 meals simultaneously.

Can the lids on the Beaba Babycook Duo/Plus be removed for cleaning?

Yes of course!

Why does my Beaba Babycook Duo/Plus lid have a gap when it’s locked onto the blending bowl?

This is normal. The assembly lid must have a gap to ensure steam can escape.

Can I sterilize Beaba Babycook parts?

Babycook parts are not suitable for sterilizing. Instead, we recommend washing by hand using warm, soapy water.

Does the Beaba Babycook solo require assembly?

Babycook solo comes assembled and ready to use. However, before use BÉABA recommends the following:

Before using for the first time, for reasons of hygiene, complete 3 cooking cycles of water only using 3 measures of water each time, Then clean the bowl and accessories (spatula, bowl lid, basket, blades, gasket and mixing lid) with warm soapy water. Babycook Solo is now ready to use!

Does Beaba Babycook’s gasket have to be regularly replaced?

When the gasket is properly cleaned (washed by hand using warm, soapy water) and properly attached to the blade, there is no need to replace it. However, it will wear over time, so if you notice that your bowl begins to leak water or if you see a tear in the gasket itself, you can order a replacement on our website.

How can I be assured that the lids and bowls of the Beaba Babycook are locked into place?

Babycook® Original:

 

When attaching the cooking bowl lid and water reservoir lid, be sure to lock the lids in by turning them counter-clockwise until you hear a slight “click.”

When placing the bowl on the Babycook unit, be sure to turn the bowl clockwise in order to properly lock it into place until you hear a “click.”

 

Babycook® Solo, Duo/Plus:

 

Babycook solo models have several safety mechanisms to make sure the appliance does not steam or blend unless it is fully closed. To lock the bowl into place, hold the bowl using the handle and position on the base. Then turn clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl will not turn any further. This is one safety mechanism. The appliance will not work until the top lid is also locked into place. Lock the lid by pressing on the heat-resistant rubber arrow on top of the locking arm that holds the lid. You will hear a slight click. Once the bowl and locking arm are locked into place, you will be able to steam and blend using Babycook solo.

How do I blend food in the Beaba Babycook?

Place the mixing lid on the blending bowl and ensure that it is lying flat inside the bowl so that it does not slip down when mixing. Place the bowl on the base and lock into place by turning clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl cannot turn any further.

Babycook Original: Lock the lid tightly onto the bowl, then lock the whole unit onto the pedestal. Turn the knob to the right towards the blend symbol and pulse until you reach the desired consistency of your food. For a thinner consistency, you may add liquid to the bowl before blending.

Babycook solo, Duo/Plus: Lock the lid into place by pressing on the rubber arrow on the locking arm until you hear it click into place. Plug in the appliance and turn the dial to the right, pulsing until you reach the desired consistency of your food. For a thinner consistency, you may add liquid to the bowl before blending.

Always make sure to use your mixing lid when blending! The mixing lid will prevent any food debris from entering the steam heating compartment (water reservoir).

How do I clean my Beaba Babycook?

The bowl, basket, lid and spatula are top-rack dishwasher safe. To ensure the longest life for your accessories, washing by hand with warm, soapy water is recommended (use caution when handling the blade, as it is extremely sharp).

After cleaning the blade, make sure that the gasket and seal are reattached properly.

Never submerge the appliance in water. To clean the Babycook itself, unplug the machine and then using a slightly damp paper towel or wipe, remove any excess food on the machine and then wipe dry using a towel.

How do I defrost food in my Beaba Babycook?
  • Pour 2 measures of water into the heating reservoir.
  • Place food inside a heat resistant bowl or a BÉABA Clip Portions container
  • Place the container inside the clear steam basket
  • Lock your bowls and lid(s) into place and start your steam cycle
  • When the sound signals the end of the cycle (cooking is complete), remove the container with a dry cloth with caution (the container itself and the residual water will be very hot)
  • Stir the contents with the included spatula to obtain an even temperature.
How do I reheat food in my Beaba Babycook?
  • Pour 1 measure of water into the heating reservoir.
  • Place food inside a heat resistant bowl or a BÉABA Clip Portions container
  • Place the container inside the clear steam basket
  • Lock your bowls and lid(s) into place and start your steam cycle
  • When the sound signals the end of the cycle (cooking is complete), remove the container with a dry cloth with caution (the container itself and the residual water will be very hot)
  • Stir the contents with the included spatula to obtain an even temperature.
How do I steam cook food in my Beaba Babycook?

Open the lid by pressing the coloured latch on the top of the lid. Remove basket and fill it with diced food (approx. ½ inch cubes). Determine the amount of water needed depending on the type of food you are steaming (see instruction manual). Measure out the water with the cooking bowl (using the graduations 1-2-3). Pour water into the heating reservoir by placing the lip of the bowl on the upper edge of the reservoir. Place the bowl on the base and lock into place by turning clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl cannot turn any further. Then lock the lid into place by pressing on the rubber arrow on the locking arm until you hear it click into place. Plug in the appliance and press the round steam button. A light and a sound signal when the cooking cycle starts. When cooking is complete, a sound signal is heard and the steam symbol.

How do I turn my Beaba Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus off?

Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus shut off automatically when there is no water present in the steam reservoir. Best practices include unplugging the appliance when not in use.

How long does food need to cook in the Beaba Babycook?

Babycook steam cooks foods very quickly and takes between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the amount of water in the heating reservoir. When steaming foods with high water content, such as string beans, zucchini, apples and pears, Babycook runs for approximately 10 minutes with 2 measures of water. When steaming foods with low water content, such as potatoes, carrots, peas, red meat and poultry, Babycook solo takes approximately 15 minutes with 3 measures of water. When reheating foods, cook with 1 measure of water (about 5 minutes).

Water level 1: Approximately 5 minutes

Water level 2: Approximately 10 minutes

Water level 3: Approximately 15 minutes

*Babycook will never dry boil your food. The steam cycle will only continue as long as there is water in the reservoir. If after a steam cycle is completed there is water remaining in your reservoir, it may be time to descale your machine (to remove the limescale build-up in your reservoir, which is caused by minerals found naturally in water).

How do I descale (clean) my Beaba Babycook® reservoir?

We recommend descaling (cleaning) your Babycook® reservoir every 6-8 uses (more frequently if you live in an area with mineral rich water, as non-toxic limescale build-up tends to build up faster). The Babycook® Solo, Duo/Plus steam light will turn red as a recommended cleaning alert (or "cycle counter"), but unfortunately the original does not have this feature. Should you ever notice your steam cycles running shorter than usual or there is water remaining in the reservoir after the steam cycle completes, it is time to descale your machine.

Ensuring the device is cold and not connected to power supply, pour a mixture of 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar into the water reservoir

Allow the vinegar/ water solution to soak in your reservoir overnight

Empty the mixture into your sink and check to make sure all build-up has been removed (using a small flashlight or your cell phone)

Repeat the operation if necessary until all the mineral deposits (non-toxic limescale) have been removed. If you find the build-up is quite stubborn, OK to descale using pure distilled white vinegar.

Once build-up is removed, plug in the device and then complete two steaming cycles using water 3 (to ensure your reservoir is cleaned of any debris)

Clean the mixing bowl and accessories with warm, soapy water

For the Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus, you will need to reset your cycle counter (if your steam button was red). Locking your bowl(s) and lid(s) into place, plug in the machine and then hold the steam button for approximately 30 seconds (until the light turns white again).

Never use a chemical descaler or a coffee machine descaler in the water reservoir!

My Beaba Babycook Solo is not heating. Why is it not heating?
  1. Babycook Solo may not be properly plugged in. Check that the appliance is properly plugged into a standard polarized outlet with 120V power. The polarized plug is intended to reduce the risk of electric shock. This plug is designed to fit only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
  2. The bowl lid and/or the bowl are not correctly attached. When positioned on the base, turn the bowl clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl will not turn any further. Then make sure the lid is also locked by re-opening it and then closing it while pressing on the rubber arrow on top of the locking arm that holds the lid until you hear a click. Check out the video attached to this article for more info on this.
  3. You have not pressed the round steam button. You will know that the button is pressed and a heat cycle is in progress when the steam button is back-lit.
  4. There is no water in the steam heating compartment. Add the correct measure of water to the steam heating compartment (the water goes in the tank NOT the bowl).
  5. If Babycook Solo is not heating and you have ruled out the above causes, the heating element or thermostat may not be functioning properly. In this case, either the base or the whole product may need to be replaced.
My Beaba Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus is not working at all (there is no power), what is the issue?

Most commonly, this means that power cord on the bottom of the machine is loose. Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus are designed with a removable cord for easy storage, but the cord needs to be pushed in all the way in order for the machine to function. Simply turn over your Babycook, remove the cord and then push it back in as far as it will go.

My food in my Beaba Babycook is not cooking all the way through. Why is that?
  1. There is too much scale build-up in the steam heating reservoir. Descale your appliance regularly to prevent lime scale build-up in the water tank. See above directions for descaling.
  2. There is not enough water in the steam heating compartment. Add the correct measure of water to the steam heating compartment (the water goes in the tank NOT the bowl).
  3. There is too much food in the bowl and there is no room for the steam to circulate and fully cook the food. Reduce the amount of food in the bowl and/or run the steaming cycle again.
There is fine brown silt or what looks like rust in my Beaba Babycook’s heating reservoir. What is it?

If you notice a brown deposit or what appears to be rust in your heating reservoir, this is actually lime scale (mineral found naturally in water). Your Babycook reservoir is made of stainless steel, so it cannot rust. To correct this, you’ll need to descale your appliance. Instructions for descaling are located in your product manual or on this site.

*Please note: Lime scale is not toxic to your infant

Instructions on how to descale your Babycook:

1) Fill the entire heating reservoir with white distilled vinegar and let it sit overnight

2) Pour out the vinegar

3) Run 2 cooking cycles with plain water

4) Repeat as many times as necessary until clean

 *Be sure not to run the cooking cycle until the reservoir is completely clean. Otherwise, you are just "baking" the build-up onto the sides of the reservoir.

 *Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to descale your Babycook at the first sign of build-up and also, ALWAYS use the mixing lid when blending (to prevent food from entering the reservoir).

Keeping the reservoir clean is much easier than trying to remove stubborn build-up.

There is not enough heat and my food in my Beaba Babycook is not fully cooked. What is wrong?
  1. There is too much scale build-up in the steam heating reservoir. Descale your appliance regularly to prevent lime scale build-up in the water tank. Please read the article on descaling.
  2. There is not enough water in the steam heating compartment. Add the correct measure of water to the steam heating compartment (the water goes in the tank NOT the bowl).
  3. There is too much food in the bowl and there is no room for the steam to circulate and fully cook the food. Reduce the amount of food in the bowl and/or run the steaming cycle again.
The steam button light of my Beaba Babycook has turned red and will not go off. What should I do?

Don't worry, nothing is wrong with your Babycook. The red light is just the descaling reminder light. Follow the instructions for descaling; you can find the instructions in your manual or on this site. Once you have descaled with a white vinegar and water solution, it is important that you unplug the unit for several minutes. Then, plug it back in. Lock your Blending Bowl(s) into place (Listen For Click) press down on arrows at the top of your lid to assure your lid is locked, and then PRESS and HOLD the steam button down for 30 seconds to reset the cycle counter. The steam button will turn white again.

Instructions on how to descale your Babycook:

1) Fill the entire heating reservoir with white distilled vinegar and let it sit overnight

2) Pour out the vinegar

3) Run 2 cooking cycles with plain water

4) Repeat as many times as necessary until clean

 *Be sure not to run the cooking cycle until the reservoir is completely clean. Otherwise, you are just "baking" the build-up onto the sides of the reservoir.

 *Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to descale your Babycook at the first sign of build-up. Keeping the reservoir clean is much easier than trying to remove stubborn build-up.

What are the mixing bowl and steam basket from Beaba Babycook made out of?

Babycook Original:

If you have a clear bowl, the bowl is made of Copolyester. If your bowl is clear but with a grey tint, it is made of a material called Polyphenylsufone (PPSU). The inside steam basket is made from transparent Polypropylene. All of these components are BPA-free, lead-free ad phthalate-free.

Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus:

The bowl is made of a material called Tritan®. The inside steam basket is made from transparent Polypropylene. All of these components are BPA-free, lead-free ad phthalate-free.

What is the difference between the Beaba Babycook Original and Babycook Solo?

Babycook is a one-of-a-kind, patented compact countertop appliance that functions as a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits, and meats in less than 15 minutes while preserving their vitamins and flavours. It then purees or blends them to the desired consistency. Parents can also use it to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods. There are 3 models of Babycook - Original, Solo, Duo/Plus

The Babycook Solo is our newest and updated mode. Here are the advantages of Babycook Solo, when compared to the Original:

  • One-handed operation
  • Easier back-lit button operation
  • Largest capacity (4.7 cups)
  • Audible alert timer
  • Stainless Steel water reservoir
  • Bowl graduation markings
  • Smaller footprint fits flush against wall
  • Removable cord for storage
  • Descaling reminder light

Babycook Duo has a double capacity of over 9 cups, allowing for steaming on both sides of the machine simultaneously.

What is the size of Beaba Babycook Original’s bowl?

Babycook Original’s bowl is 3.5 cups or 800ml.

What is the size of the Beaba Babycook Solo and Duo/Plus bowl?

Babycook Solo bowls hold up to 4.7 cups or 1100ml. Babycook Duo/Plus comes with 2 bowls for a total capacity of 9.4 cups or 2.2 L.

Where does the water go for steaming in the Beaba Babycook?

First, determine the amount of water needed depending on the type of food you are steaming (see instruction manual). Babycook’s bowl has graduation marks (1,2,3) that help you measure out the water needed to start a steaming cycle.

Babycook Original:

Remove the round lid, which is located directly above the steam/blend knob, and then pour water into the heating reservoir in the main body of the appliance.

Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus:

The water reservoir is filled via the small hole under the handle. To find the water reservoir, release the lid by pressing the coloured latch on the top of the lid. Then lift the lid until it is positioned like clock hands clock at 12 o’clock. Pour water into the heating reservoir by placing the lip of the bowl on the upper edge of the reservoir. For the Duo, make sure to pour water in the reservoir on the side you wish to steam.

Why are the back-lit button and logo on the front of the Beaba Babycook Solo not staying lit?
  1. The bowl lid and/or the bowl are not correctly attached. When positioned on the base, turn the bowl clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl will not turn any further. Then make sure the lid is also locked by re-opening it and then closing it while pressing on the rubber arrow on top of the locking arm that holds the lid until you hear a click. Most people find that they can solve this issue after watching the video attached to this article.
  2. If the instructions above and the video attached to this article do not help you, the heating element or another electrical element may be out of order. In this case, either the base or the whole product may need to be replaced.
Why is my Beaba Babycook leaking water?

Leakage can be caused by a variety of issues. It is best to check each one to ensure your product is working properly.

  1. Check the gasket and ensure that it is properly assembled under the knife blade. The gasket should be mounted with the thin edge of the gasket touching the metal part of the bowl. Please watch the video that is part of this article to make sure that your gasket is properly attached to the blade and bowl.

If there is no gasket underneath the blade or if the gasket is work out or ripped. You must replace the gasket. Use the additional gasket supplied with your product or open a ticket with us to order parts.

  1. The bowl is cracked or broken. Open a ticket with us to order parts.
  2. There is a significant gap between the silicone nozzle on the outside of the steam reservoir and the bowl lid so some steam comes out, creating water drops along with casing. Replace the bowl if excessive amounts of water are escaping. However, some water droplets are normal. Open a ticket with us to order parts.
  3. There is no nut on the knife blade. Reattach the nut. Correctly fasten the nut with the flat side in contact with the metal part of the bowl and turn the nut counter-clockwise.
Why is my Beaba Babycook not blending?
  1. Babycook may not be properly plugged in.

Check that the appliance is properly plugged into a standard polarized outlet. The polarized plug is intended to reduce the risk of electric shock. This plug is designed to fit only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.

Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus: The power cord may have become loose. Turn over the machine and then using your thumb fingers, push the cord in as far as it will go, to ensure a snug fit.

  1. There is no locking nut on the knife blade.

Place the blade with the rubber gasket (flared side down) inside the bowl and then underneath, attach the locking nut. Proper placement is for the flat side to sit flush against the metal part of the bowl (with the side of the nut with raised edges and a visible capital "TB" facing down/ the base of the machine). Twist the locking nut and blade in clock-wise motion to ensure a snug fit.

  1. The bowl lid and the bowl are not correctly attached.

Babycook Original: Lock the bowl and the bowl lid by turning them clockwise until you hear it click. The appliance is then fully engaged.

Babycook Solo, Duo/Plus: Turn the bowl clockwise until you hear a click and the bowl will not turn any further. Then close the lid arm while pressing on the rubber arrow using the palm of your hand until you hear a loud click. 

  1. You hear the motor running but the blade does not turn.

Remove the blade assembly completely, lock the bowl and lid(s) into place and test the blend function again. If you see the post (where the blade sits) turning without issue, your blade assembly has become warped. Please contact us to obtain a replacement part.

  1. The motor is not functioning properly.

If your machine has power and you are able to steam (but not blend), contact our aftersales department to have it looked at. helpdesk@dutchkid.com