We have the Beaba cook thing. My mother bought it off ebay for us or we wouldn't have owned it. :) OMG - I LOVE the thing! I chop the veggies, stick them in, 10 min. later I push blend and 10 seconds later scoop into ice trays. Then I wash exactly one dish. I think it's probably worth it's weight in gold (for me) just not to have to wash more than one dish. I'm a fan. I would say that I wouldn't buy it new though...check ebay or craigslist. They have a cheaper version at Target too by First Years.