Tips for choosing the best soup maker for your budget

Soup Maker

There’s nothing like a warming bowl of soup in the winter, and when you make soup yourself you can be confident that it’s perfectly fresh and preservative-free.

Making soup may seem like a chore, but a soup maker ensures that the process is simple and hassle-free, and there are great options available for all budgets.

Here, we take a look at three soup makers across different price points, so that you can find the best option for your needs.

Budget soup maker: Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021

With an RRP of £33.99, the Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021 is the perfect choice for those looking for an efficient soup maker on a budget.

Morphy Richards Soup Maker
Morphy Richards 501021 Compact Soupmaker
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Listed as a Which? Best Buy, this soup maker has a 1l capacity which makes it ideal for making three starter portions or two large portions of soup, and its compact size is suited to smaller kitchens. The Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021 boasts four settings: chunky soup, smooth soup, drinks, and manual blend, so you can use it for multiple purposes despite its low price point.

Using the Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021 couldn’t be easier, and you can be enjoying homemade soup within just 19 minutes of chopping up your ingredients. Pop your ingredients into the soup maker, choose the smooth or chunky setting, and let the appliance do the work.

The control panel is very easy to use and the LED countdown timer lets you see when your soup will be ready. If cleaning puts you off of buying a soup maker, you’ll be pleased to know that this option has a non-stick coating which enables you to simply wipe it clean after use.

Mid-range soup maker: Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020

Our mid-range soup maker (RRP £74.99) also comes from Morphy Richards, and is Which?’s top rated soup maker. Boasting nine settings, including: smooth soup, medium soup, chunky soup, saute, drinks, reheat, blend, and pre-clean, this soup maker really does have it all.

The Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 has been designed to make it very easy to make soup, even for those who have little experience in the kitchen. Its Smart Response Technology means that it will make your desired number of portions at the consistency you choose, and its 1.6l capacity enables you to make up to four bowls of soup.

Another great thing about the Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 is that it will automatically keep your soup warm once it’s been made, or will reheat it for you when required. This makes it ideal for those with busy lifestyles, and gives you the chance to eat your creation in your own time.

Cleaning the Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 is simple too, and you can add water and washing-up liquid directly into the appliance and select the ‘pre-clean’ option which will start up the blades and clean the base.

Top price soup maker: Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus

If you want a soup maker that has a wide range of uses in the kitchen, the Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus (RRP £125) could be your ideal match. With the ability to blend, saute, cook, simmer, and stir, this appliance can help you out with a number of food types, including soups, jams, curries, and risottos.

Multi-function soup maker
Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus
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The Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus’ unique slow stir function is perfect for mixing up your chunky soups as they cook, and its thermal glass jar will keep your culinary creations warm once they’re ready. This soup maker’s lid has a triple seal, so you can be confident that it’s perfectly designed to hold hot liquids, and it has a 1.4l hot liquid capacity.

Like the two Morphy Richards’ options, the Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus is very easy to clean – simply add soap and water and put it on a low blend setting to remove any excess that’s left behind.

Its strong stainless steel blades can rotate at one of four different settings, the strongest of which can effortlessly crush ice, and its heating element boasts three settings which make it ideal for preparing a range of dishes.

No matter how much money you have to spend on a soup maker, if you choose one of these you’ll find that it makes excellent soup, is easy to clean, and will look great in your kitchen.

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