Are you a soup lover? Do you love to make fresh healthy home-made soup for you and your family?
Are you fed up with all the hassle and mess that it makes and wishes there was an easier way?
Step forward the soup maker.
These great kitchen appliances will make life a lot easier when you make soup.
Prepare your ingredients, throw them in the soup maker, switch on and let it take the fuss out of the cooking, when its ready serve straight from the jug.
Tasty home-made soup in as little as 20 minutes with little washing up to do.
Below is a selection of the best soup makers to buy.
Morphy Richards 48822 Soupmaker – Black
This best selling soup maker from Morphy Richards is designed to be quick and easy to use.
It has a large capacity 1.6 litre jug which they say can serve up to 6 people (but more likely 4) and can make soup in under 25 minutes.
You can choose to have chunky or smooth soup by using the simple on touch setting on the led control panel situated on the lid.
Once you have started the machine the led panel will countdown how long your soup has left to cook so you will know exactly when it will be ready.
If after cooking you find its still a bit to chunky for your taste you can use the blend button to make it smoother.
You can also delicious, healthy smoothies and juice drinks with the additional juice function.
Easy to clean and available in red.
Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Soup Maker
You may be thinking this is the same one as the one above but this soup maker from Morphy Richards has a sauté function that allows you to add onions, bacon, garlic, ginger or spices into the jug to fry before adding the vegetables and stock.
There is also a pause function that allows you to take the lid off so you can add seasoning during cooking without it affecting the timer.
Using the settings in the led control panel smooth soup can be made in 21 minutes while chunky soup takes 28 minutes, you can also use the blend function to ensure texture is to personal taste.
Serves up to 4 people and the non stick coating makes it easy to clean.
Can also make smoothies and juice drinks.
Only slightly more expensive than the one above and well worth the extra money.
Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker, Black
Create fresh, home-made soup from start to finish in as little as 20 minutes with the Cuisinart SSB1U soup maker.
It has a powerful heating element for fast cooking and a non-stick cooking plate for sautéing.
Easy to use time and temperature controls with 4 speed options plus pulse and an audible beep at the end of the cooking cycle.
It also has a stir button that mixes the ingredients during cooking.
The thermal glass jar has a capacity of 1.75 Litres for cool liquids and 1.4 Litres for soup and hot liquids, it also maintains temperature after the cooking cycle has finished.
The powerful blender with stainless steel blades blends all your ingredients and can even crush ice.
Also suitable for preparing sauces and blending smoothies and it comes with a self-clean function.
You also receive a recipe book to get you started.
Breville Soup Maker – 600 Watt
Make healthy home-made smooth or chunky soup from scratch in as little as 20 minutes with the Breville soup maker.
There are three heat settings, low, high and sauté/simmer, a timer and 4 speeds plus pulse and stir functions for maximum control and versatility so you can make your soups exactly how you want them without all the mess and hassle.
It comes with a non-stick cooking plate to fry and sauté your ingredients.
The heat resistant borosilicate glass jug has a large 1.75 litre capacity with cool touch handle and a two piece lid with built in measuring cup to add ingredients whilst blending or cooking.
Fully disassembles for easy cleaning with some parts being dishwasher safe.
It can be used for hot and cold blending so great for soups, sauces, smoothies, milkshakes, cocktails and even crushed ice.
Andrew James Automatic Multifunctional 7 in 1 Soup Maker
With the Andrew James soup maker you can make chunky or smooth soup in as little as 20 minutes.
It will blend and cook the ingredients of your choice to the consistency of your choice using the two different programs but as the title says the Andrew James soup maker does more than just make soup.
It’s a food blender for making healthy fruit juice, delicious milkshakes, refreshing smoothies and tasty sauces.
It’s a Coffee grinder for grinding foods such as fresh coffee beans, nuts and spices.
It’s also an ice crusher a vegetable steamer an egg boiler and a food warmer all combined in one unit.
It has an easy one touch operation control panel and a non-stick heating plate for easy cleaning.
The heatproof jar is detachable for easy serving and added safety along with over-spill and anti dry protection with built in micro-switch for automatic safety shut off.
Also available in red.