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Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender SCF870/21

Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender SCF870/21

3.7 from 122 reviews

The Unit Is Collects Food And Water - Unable To Clean Properly

I bought this unit for my first child.. the steamer/blender is great, really worked, made great purees and the blender is powerful enough.

However, food and water gets caught in the bottom section, which can not be opened to clean properly. It takes ALOT of time (which you do not have when raising children), to clean to a safe level. When I contacted the technical team they told me to rinse water through the hole near the handle and everything should be fine.... The hole is about a millimetre... this is incredibly difficult, I have soaked the unit so many times but without the use of a brush to move the food, its very difficult to clean.. let alone get that dirty water out of the tiny hole... Not impressed. :(

Purchased in March 2018 for $250.00.

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Product is used: Several times a week

Best blender out there

100% satisfied with the product. Been using Philips product since I was little.
It blends everything perfectly, never had a complain or funny noises or having to worry about repairs.

Purchased in March 2017.

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Used for: Cocktails, Juices and Smoothies
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Hi Larry, great to hear you're happy with the combined steamer and blender. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts here! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Steamer does not turn on no matter how many times I have put the jar properly on the appliance.

Read the troubleshooting page and no matter how many times i put the jar properly on the appliance, it does not steam. Really really frustrating product. Meant to be smart with safety lock, but it just doesn't work properly.

Purchased in February 2019.

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Product is used: Daily
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Hi there, Lidya, Thanks for contacting us about this. We'd like to help you out! Is this the first time you encountered this defect? If this is an older model already, it may be that scale has built up inside the device. In that case, please follow the descaling device as per the manual: https://www.download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/scf870_21/scf870_21_dfu_eng.pdf#page=12 Hope this helps! Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

What a time saver! must have for all moms!

This product is excellent for preparing baby food at home, quickly steams and blends food very smooth, perfect for baby’s early days discovering food.
I bought this ages ago for my first baby, and is still working perfectly for my second, truly I cannot survive without this combo.
It’s compact and very easy to clean which was my number one criteria for choosing this product, it has an inbuilt strainer so no need to have or wash extra utensils.

Date PurchasedDec 2011
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Hi there. It makes us very happy to hear you're having such a positive experience with the combined steamer and blender. How convenient you were able to use it for your second little one as well. We wish you all the best. :-) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

Convenient but leaks water when steaming and hard to clean

Easy to use and great for steaming small batches of veggies and meats. However the opening where you pour water in doesn't close tightly so steam escapes, so I have to put something heavy over it to stop the steam from escaping. It's also hard to clean the edges inside the lid especially after steaming meat. It's more compact than the other steamer/blenders out there so it's easy to pack away and doesn't take up much bench space.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
Hi Serena. Thank you for writing down your thoughts on the Avent steamer and blender. It's good to hear you've found it easy to use. For the cleaning, please feel free to let all parts soak in warm soapy water, this should make it easy to clean all parts. The steam coming out of the opening is however not supposed to happen, and so we'd like for you to contact our customer support so that we can look into this for you. You can reach us on Facebook or Twitter (@PhilipsCare), or through any of the options mentioned here: https://bit.ly/2wukcTf. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.Dear Avent team, I'd like to thank you for your response to this and that after contacting yoru customer support, the flap that was causing the steam escaping was replaced and posted to me which seems to have fixed the problem for now. I appreciate you following up on my concerns through this review and am impressed at the speed and ease of how this was resolved.Hi, Sarena. Thanks for the feedback. We're happy to hear the issue was resolved so quickly. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

This has come in super handy not just blending but steamed too

This blender has been fantastic and works like magic. As we have two youngsters that need mashed food the steam function has really assisted making sure the food is also warm and super yummy. I've blended carrots & veggies along with a few different type of fruits which have all come out really smooth and nice

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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Hi Sarah, Thank you for sharing your experience on the SCF870. We're glad to hear you find this product so handy. It's also great to hear you've already found a few nice combinations to blend. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

Steamer is ok but blending bad

Since buying this it doesn't blend food down very well always leaving bits in the blends food. The steaming is exelent and can save time having to put things into a pot and get down to softer. There also isn't very much options to finenes on the blades only getting the one

Date PurchasedAug 2017
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Hey there, Matt. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences here. Great to hear you're loving the steaming function, but it's a pity to hear you've expected more from the blending aspect. But we appreciate your honest feedback, and please consider this noted. If you require further assistance, please feel free to reach out via the following phone number; 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Don’t buy

I bought this product 3 months ago as it sounded really appealing for its convenience of preparing my baby’s meals. It was leaking water from the start, but I continued using it as it seemed to still function. Up until recently it has now gone a lot worse. It leaks water everywhere and no steam goes through the food compartment. So it doesn’t steam the food anymore. I contacted Phillips and they just said to pay my own postage and sent it back. There wasn’t much of customer service on their part as I had to call a few times to get someone to speak to. What is upsetting is that I will have no steamer for a long time as sending it back and waiting for them to test it could take time. When I asked for a better solution they went on to tell me that there are other ways to cook food for my baby foo. I found this extremely rude. The product also leaves a mouldy residue inside the steamer compartment which is extremely difficult to clean. Don’t buy this product as you will be wasting your money.

Date PurchasedMay 2018
Hi Eli, thanks for your honest review. We're sorry to read about your experience with this Steamer Blender which was supposed to make your life as a parent easier. We'd always be willing to see what we could do to help, so if you'd like us to look into this, please let us know on here, or through social media or on 1300 363 391. Hope to hear from you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamHi Eli, if you'd like we could reach out to you directly about this. We've sent you a private message with a form asking for a couple of contact details, this for for a product specialist to get back to you about this. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamHi, I sent you my details within a day of you asking me, which was almost a month ago and nobody has contacted me yet.

Convenient device.

I bought this item because I thought it was a good idea, as the size is very convenient, the price was accessible and it was what I was needing. very easy to operate, very effective and convenient, a good way to stop wasting food and create another healthy meal with left overs.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Hi there, Juan, Thank you for sharing this here with us. We're of course very happy to find out the steamer blender has become a valuable asset in your kitchen set up and routine. It's always good to stop food waste, and create healthy meals. :) Many thanks again! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Amazing for time poor parents to provide nutritious meals for babies

Great product got loads of use but once buns moved to more meal based with servers ingredients I started using my thermomix more but was a life saver when I had babies starting solids. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars as it does get food stains and is annoying to clean if doing meats as the seem to get stuck in the vents.

Date PurchasedFeb 2012
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Hey there, Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. We appreciate this, since it is the most valuable for us to hear about your experiences. We can use this to improve our products, so consider this noted. We're happy that you enjoy using the steamer/blender and wish you and your family all the best! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Fault in product allows mould to grow in jug

I do not recommnend this product. There is a small hole at the bottom of the jug that allows food and water to enter an area that cannot be cleaned and mould to grow. Philips Advent customer service state this ius still safe to use as the mould does not directly touch the food but I dont think it is safe to wash mouldy appliances in the kitchen or to allow mould to grow on any kitchen appliance.

Date PurchasedMar 2018
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Hi Manj, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us. We regret to hear about your Combined Steamer and Blender, and we understand that you don't like to have mould in your kitchen appliance. Therefore, we kindly recommend you to reach our to our customer service again. You could contact us at 1300 363 39, but it's also possible to send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@PhilipsCare). We'd be more than happy to see if there's still anything that we can do for you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Best baby food blender

Avent really did their job in providing utensils for baby. This steamer and blender is easy to use, easy to clean and the final food is in perfect texture! It really saves my time - I can just leave the food inside the steamer and come back to it later on with the food steamed into perfection.

Date PurchasedJan 2018
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Hi Denny, How wonderful to hear that the Avent steamer and blender is making your life easier. :-) Thank you for the review here as it will definitely help consumers that are still hesitant to buy the product. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

The blades are sharp.

It does it work and is quite reliable. However when my mother in law washed it she had her fingers cut by the blades. I would hope the design of the blades are safer for cleaning. In general the function is good, but if there is a timer for the steaming function or blending function it could be better. Now we have to stand next to the machine in case it over cooked the food.

Date PurchasedJun 2017

Amazing appliance

I love this appliance because it doesn't just help me make food for the bub but it also help me in making soups, pastas etc. One thing I am not happy about is the noise that this blender makes everytime i use it. Considering the price, I thought it was silent but it produces that sound. If you're not bothered by it, you can get this one.

Date PurchasedOct 2017

Good life start from it

I need sometime fresh juice every day. Before that I was using the Kmart combined steamer, it is not bad, my boyfriend get me a new one which philips agent combined steamer and blender, I like it so much, easy to clean and easy to use. It is not complicated.

Date PurchasedMay 2017


Absolutely amazing product for mum with the new baby steam tip over blend. baby food is done so easy to use so easy to clean. it is a little bit noisy but what blender isn't. And it's just not for baby food you can use it with every day use making smoothies purees bananas fruit veggies meet perfectly I'm so happy with this product I've used it for both my babies Which are five years apart and it still going strong love Love love this product

Date PurchasedMay 2010
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Hi Jamie, that sounds wonderful! :) We love ❤️❤️❤️ this review and thanks again for your kind words. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Life saver little machine

I bought this little magical machine only recently. It is amazing, very easy to prepare healthy meal for my baby. I wish I had it with my first 2 children would’ve saved myself a lot of money and effort in preparing. My only down side it needs regular cleaning but still life saver for mom of 3.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
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Hi Sam, This means a lot to us, thanks a lot! Let us know if there is anything we can help you with alright? We're here for you. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Simple to use

It is a blender that does does everything a blender needs. Although it may look slightly ugly at first. But what gets the jobs done is what matter. Also steam do come out sometimes and can be quiet dangerous. I think Philips need to look more closely at the safety features.

Date PurchasedMay 2017
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Hi Erik, Many thanks for bringing this to our attention and for sharing your experiences. We're very glad to hear that you like the device, but we'd also like to know a little bit more about the steam that came out of the device. Therefore, we'd like to ask you to contact our product specialists via 1300 363 391 (if you're in Australia) or 0800 658 224 (if you're in New Zealand). Thanks again for sharing your review! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Easy to use and save my time

It’s easy to use and can save my time. If you look after your baby by yourself, it’s worth to have it. But the lid of it is hard to clean up. So the lid will look very dirty after a few times use which I think is a design defect of this product.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
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Hi Xuezhu, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We like to hear the SCF870 has been so easy to use and felt as a comfortable tool while looking after your baby. Thank you as well for the feedback on the cleaning. We'll make sure to pass it along to our product team. Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

Really helpful product

I found the steamer/blender fast, easy to use and I could make a months worth of purees in a couple of hours. It pureed everything really well. The only faults would be that it's a bit fiddly to clean and the steam got me a few times. I'm still really happy that I had it.

Date PurchasedNov 2014
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Hi there, thanks for taking your time to write this review and we're glad that you enjoyed the product! :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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Questions & Answers

Hello, I have 4in1 model. Everytime after steaming (no matter the time or the food), when I turn the jar upside down for the blending option, excess water leaks into the jar. Is that normal?
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Hi Marina. Thanks for your question. It is actually quite normal for a bit of water to get in the jar when turning it upside down. This is simply steam that is released from the products you're steaming, so it's perfectly safe. Hopefully this helps. :) Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

Hi The blender function is not working anymore What should i do? Thanks Enath
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Hi Enath, thanks for your message. We're sorry to hear that your blender has stopped working. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and/or Twitter (@PhilipsCare) for further assistance. Alternatively, you can contact our support team by phone on: 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

My rubber valve is missing. Is there a spare part for that? Or is it really necessary to put the rubber valve on the cover?
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Hi there, Thanks for contacting us. We regret hearing you misplaced the rubber valve of the steamer and blender. Or was it not in the box in the first place? In any way, we would recommend reaching out to our customer service team for more assistance. You can reach them at 1300 363 391. We'll cross our fingers that they can help you locate the valve. Kind regards, The Philips Australia teamBut is it still safe to use without the valve?Hi again, for this question we kindly advise you contact our product specialists directly on 1300 363 391 to discuss this further. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender SCF870/21
CategoryFood Steamers and Blenders
Price (RRP) $219.95
Capacity0.45 L
BPA FreeYes
Number of Speed Settings 1
Colour / Finish White/Green
Dimensions 344 x 243 x 193 mm
Power400 W

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