Are you like me and love a good bowl of soup? I love it because it is cheap to make, tastes great, is so handy for lunches and there is nothing quite like it on a cold winter’s day. For years I used a large pot, but that was until I found a soup maker.
Now I don’t know if you have heard of these or not but for around £30 you can let these do the work, and save yourself a whole lot of trouble along the way. Check out the video below to see how they work.
Video of a Soup Maker Being Used
Pretty cool I think but I would also add a little ginger for a bit of a kick. Personally I like a little heat in my soup. The one above is one style but there are others as well. Have a look at this video and you will see another style.
It looks slightly different to the first one, but the principle is exactly the same. These are becoming more popular all the time, due to the low preparation time and you can set it up and then get on with doing other things.
If you make batches of soup, you can of course then freeze those, and use them as and when you need them.
This is a long article, and if you are in a hurry, then the best soup maker in the UK market is the Morphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker, currently available on Amazon UK.
Top 5 Rated Soup Makers In The UK Market
Below we have quickly reviewed the top 5 rated soup makers that are available right now. We hope you find that helpful.
Best Soup Maker Reviews UK*These are prices on Amazon.co.uk and may not always be current and accurate. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. Please be sure to double-check the actual price on Amazon.co.uk. Please also note that the ratings used are from Amazon and are based out of a maximum score of 5 stars. These can also change so make sure to check at the time of purchase.
|Product Name||Average Amazon Buyer Rating||Average Price|
|Morphy Richards 501016 Saute and Soup Maker||4.8||£80|
|Morphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker||4.6||£55|
|VonShef 800W Soup Maker Machine||4.6||£32|
|Tefal Easy Soup Automatic Soup Maker||4.6||£58|
|Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker||4.6||£99|
|Salter Electric Soup Maker||4.4||£44|
|Morphy Richards 48822 Soupmaker||4.4||£38|
You can see these vary in price from around £32-80 and only a few points separate them all in terms of rating. Let’s have a closer look at each one so as you can decide which one will suit your needs the best.
Morphy Richards 501016 Saute and Soup Maker
The 501016 model tops the ratings with an impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars. That puts it to number one on our list, but it does come with the highest price. That is because it is a soup maker and then some.
Now it is of course in its most useful form a great soup maker. However, this is also a blender, and as such can be used for making smoothies. So if you like the idea of this being a dual purpose kitchen appliance, then it is certainly worth the extra money.
Another key feature of this model though is that, it also allows you to saute the food before making the soup. Now the reason that is important, is it then retains all the flavours right inside your soup maker. In other words better tasting soup.
It can make a full 1.6 litres of soup, and that is enough to be able to serve 4 people. It can also do normal chunky style broths, make smooth soups and also blend and juice. So quite a handy kitchen gadget for sure. Check out the video below to see an up to date review.
You can literally go from some cut up vegetables to a bowl of delicious soup in about 20-15 minutes. That is how good this Morphy Richards 501016 really is.
Morphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker
This is another model from Morphy Richards. It doesn’t get quite as high a rating as the one above, but it a great deal cheaper. You can pick this one up for around £55. With ratings of 4,6 out of 5 stars, you can see that buyers clearly love this one as well.
In my opinion, there is not a great deal of difference between these two top models from Morphy Richards. This one though is a slightly older model, but not by that much. I also prefer the lower price.
The saute flavour is once again present in this one. It also has a really useful pause function. With many of these soup blenders, you have to put the ingredients in, switch it on and then let it cook for the allotted time.
With this one though, you can pause the cycle, add other ingredients, or add seasoning and then restart the cycle.
That is a lot more useful than many people may first think. I know that I use that function quite a lot. Here is a useful video review of the 501014 soup maker.
VonShef 800 Watt Jug Soup Maker
This one can also serve up to 6 people, so ideal for family use. On average the entire process is just under 30 minutes
At a price of £32, this one is I think the best value for money of all of these five. It is easy to use and works really well. you can also use this one to make cocktails, smoothies and it can even crush ice.
So if you also enjoy slushies, milk shakes, juices, grind coffee and make a variety of sauces, then this VonShef will tick all of those boxes.
This one was advertised a lot on TV, and appeared on “This Morning” getting great reviews along the way.
I have a video below, which is certainly worth a watch.
Tefal Easy Soup Automatic Soup Maker
This one used to be more expensive at around £60, but I think the £38 is a more accurate price for this one.
If this one had been cheaper from the start, then the reviews would I am sure be higher. It is a good quality product from a very good brand, but the price is comparatively high.
Now having said that, you do get some really good additional features on this one. It is double walled and that allows is to have a keep warm capability, that lasts up to around 40 minutes.
It has a 1.2 litre capacity, and you have four different cooking options which are, chunky, smooth, compote or a simple and fast blend.
Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker
It also has 4 settings which I like because you can make a variety of soups with those functions. These include smooth, chunky, juice style and fully blended.
It also has a sauté function, which is great to start your soup off and give it some great flavour.
It also has a pause function, which allows you to temporarily stop the cooking function, add ingredients or seasoning, and then restart the process.
With an average rating of 4.6 it is right up there with the best and for £99 is probably a bit expensive for most people.
Have a look at the video below to see it in action;
Salter Electric Soup Maker
This is a relatively new soup maker to the market. It also rates highly at 4.6 out of 5 stars and prices in around the £45 mark, depending on where you buy it. This one is pretty powerful and uses a 1,000 watt motor to drive that power.
This one comes with a recipe book which is great because it is pretty easy to run out of ideas for making different types of soup.
As I mentioned earlier these makers are really all about saving you time.
Some of the reviews did mention that it was not great for being able to measure out the ingredients, and some had an issue with some ingredients sticking to the bottom.
Generally speaking though, the reviews overall are very positive.
Morphy Richards 48822 Soupmaker
Another model here from Morphy Richards and this one gets a slightly lower rating at 4.4 out of 5 stars, so still a very good product. For around the £40 price tag, you are getting decent value for money.
Now I have to say I prefer the first two on the list, but this soup maker has its merits and supporters as well. It has a capacity of 1.6 litres, and with that size it can serve up to 6 people.
On average from beginning to end the soup making process will take around 25-30 minutes. Basically you chop up your ingredients, add them to the jug, add your stock, and then pick either the chunky or the smooth setting.
Within half an hour your soup will be ready to serve. This one is made from stainless steel, is super simple to use, and even easier to clean.
So there you have it folks, some of the best soup makers currently available in the UK. I was dubious about buying one of these when they first came out, as I was not sure how good they would be. I am glad I did though and they work really well, are fast and make a really quick and tasty soup, without all the hassle.
Below I have included a few of my favourite soup recipe books which you may find useful. You can use these along with your new soup maker to make some great tasting soups.