Frequently Asked Questions
What are your puree food molds made from?
Beware cheap imitations!! Puree Fooid Molds are made from 2mm thick durable opaque food grade polypropylene and are the only food molds that come with a patented food safe lid.
Are the puree food molds dishwasher safe?
Yes. The food molds are dishwasher safe making cleaning a breeze.
How long will the food molds last?
With correct use and cleaning after use they will last for years.
Can puree food molds only be used in cook fresh catering systems?
No. Our molds have been successfully implemented into cook fresh, cook freeze and cook chill catering systems.
Does using puree food molds take more time?
No. In fact quite the opposite. Using puree food molds will actually save you time. Consider all the time you spend cooking and preparing puree food every day, plus the time spent cleaning the blender numerous times in one day each time you want puree a different food. Using food molds you may only have to do this once a week ! By preparing your puree food in large batches, placing them in the food molds & freezing them for later use, there is a significant reduction in time spent preparing puree meals, and cleaning the food blender !
How do I ensure I get the best puree food mold results everytime?
When you're ready to use them simply pop the frozen food onto a tray lined with baking paper or directly onto a plate and allow to thaw in the refrigerator the night before. The next day simply re-heat puree food either in a bain marie or with a gentle heat in the oven.
Why do some puree foods not keep their shape when heated?
Due to the unique properties of different foods (water content, molecular structure) some puree foods molded may not keep their shape as well as others when re-heated. For this reason be very careful how much fluid is added to the blender when preparing the puree mixture to ensure the right consistency before placing into the molds. This may take some trial and error before you get the hang of it.
Is there any way of improving the nutritional content of puree food?
Food intended to be pureed is often overcooked and/or has water added to it when it is blended, resulting in a lower nutritional content then normal textured food. So consider adding either a glucose polymer (Polycose) or protein powder to your puree mixture to increase the protein and energy content of the food. Otherwise another cheap and easy option may be to add a little milk powder to the puree mix (high in protein, calcium and energy) to better meet the dietary requirements of people on this type of diet.
Are all foods acceptable on pureed diet?
No. Some foods are not recommended to be used in a puree diet. For more inormation on this consult your Speech Pathologist or have a look at the Resources Section of this website for acceptable and not acceptable foods for people on a puree diet.
Are there any "How To" manuals that I can purchase to help improve our Puree Menu?
We recommend you look at a manual titled Puree to Perfection - A Guide to implementing the Approach. This useful guide produced by Osborne Park Hospital (Perth, Western Australia) will not only make sure you get the best looking puree food mold results everytime but also help you improve the nutritional content of the pureed food and ensure your residents/patients are meeting their nutritional requirements with a 3 weekly cyclic menu which includes recipes, nutritional analysis of meals, training guide and much more.