Soup is a very popular snack/meal in the UK. Some times, I even buy ready-made pots to have for lunch. But I’m usually wary of how much processing these go through. Obviously tinned soup and soup in cartons are very simple to make and are extremely convenient to have at home. However, I would much prefer to buy fresh ingredients to make my own soup at home. Let’s face it, making soup is far better than buying it from the supermarket. It’s a healthy meal and if you make it yourself, you’ll have that confidence that there’s nothing processed in it. On top of this, you can try different recipes and experiment with different flavors, spices, meats and ingredients in general.
In order to do this efficiently, I’ve had to try different soup maker models. For me personally, the best product is one that makes delicious soup in very little time. However, I always buy an appliance if it’s easy to use. What’s the point of buying electrical appliances that are so complicated that it takes 15 minutes to work out what button you’ve just pressed?
At this stage, you’re probably wondering what is the best soup maker I’ve come across so far?
Different Types of Soup Making Machines
There are lots of different products available but I tend to go with the kettle-type. This has it’s own drawbacks but the heating function is excellent and the end-results have almost always been very impressive. My personal favourite model is the Morphy Richards 48822. I’ve found that this is the best when it comes to making a tasty hot bowl of soup without requiring too much time. Obviously before you choose a soup maker for yourself, it’s a good idea to do your research and a good place to start would be this ReviewInsider guide: What is the Best Soup Maker in 2015?
In regards to my Morphy Richards 48822, the capacity is 1.6 litres, which is usually enough for 4 people. That’s perfect for me because there are 4 of us in the family. As I mentioned above, the most important aspect of buying an appliance like this is that it’s simple to use and this is extremely easy to use. All I ever need to do is to cut and chop the ingredients of my recipe and throw them into the machine. Following this, I just need to add the liquid up to the mark. There are different settings on the front and you can usually choose between a soup of smooth consistency or a slightly thicker consistency with bits. I usually use both of these settings depending on my mood. After completing each step, the soup takes only about 20 to 30 minutes to prepare and I’m ready to drink. The best part about this is that it’s absolute delicious and feels extremely fresh.
Sometimes I add meat too. However, one thing to note is that meat has to be cooked separately before being added to the soup making machine. Of course, I can’t expect the meat to cook in the machine so I have no complaints regarding this. I think in general, the ease of usability, the performance and price makes the Morphy Richards 48822 soup maker as the best I have ever owned. Sometimes the soup comes out a bit thicker so I just use the blend button to reduce the thickness a little bit. These functions have really impressed me and I don’t think I’ve found any bad points about this product yet. Of course, some people might not like the fact that you can’t really see what’s happening inside as the soup is being made but I don’t see this as much of an issue.
In general, at a time when the weather is freezing cold, all you ever want is to come home from work and warm yourself up with a delicious bowl of freshly home-made soup and this is the perfect soup maker that allows me to do that. I love the way there aren’t any saucepans or other inconvenient appliances involved! I do believe that Morphy Richards have brought out some updated versions of the 48822 but mine’s still going strong so I’ve got no reason to buy another one.