It's always debatable what is necessary when a new baby comes. For those of you interested in making your own baby food listen up. You may not need a separate electrical appliance dedicated to baby food making.
Check out this manual baby food processor by Boon. It's called Mush and it's operated by your power. Just pull the handle to make the blades spin. We can't tell from the website how finely processed the food will get. By it's name, we're hoping it can process down to the stage 1 level for beginning eaters. Mush won't be available until Spring 2011. The website says it's BPA-free but it doesn't say the size of the container. You can read more about it at Boon's website.