I bought this Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup Maker with Serrated Blade recently, to replace my older Morphy Richards Soup Maker. I love the quantities and ease of cleaning with the Morphy Richards soup makers, so there was not even a discussion in my mind as to whether I should get one or not. I was lucky enough to get mine from Costco at a great price, though Amazon seem to have them for around £52.
I have six people to feed, and my mother, who had dementia, is also diabetic. To get good food into her, the soup maker is just so easy. I throw all the ingredients into the pot, then twenty minutes later we have bowls of great tasting soup for her.
I did find that trying to sauté ingredients with my old maker was a bit of a faff, as it had to be done separately, so another pan to clean. Because of that, I rarely bothered, unless I wanted a specific taste. I did get a bit of a surprise when I switched on the Sauté and Soup maker, to find out just how quickly that it heated up the integrated sauté function.
The inside of the soup maker has a coating, which you can effectively fry onions, butter, garlic and any vegetables you fancy on it. The smells that come off are amazing and to be honest, they really do make any soup taste much more appealing.
The secret to good soup is always great stock, but there are ways to cheat with good herb and stock pots. You have to find a way that suits you.
Here’s a little about the maker.
Just pop a little butter or oil into the bottom of the jug and throw in onions, bacon bits, some herbs, garlic, ginger or spices and let them fry for a minute or two. I use a wooden spoon to give the vegetables a little stir around while they’re cooking.
We can choose which settings to use. Smooth takes the soup into a quick pureed state, while chunky is just that, although it takes a few minutes more for the soup to be ready. There’s actually even a pause setting that allows you to remove the lid and add some seasonings before the cooking starts again. There’s a blend function for if the soup isn’t smooth enough for you, and the last one is the juicer function, which I have to admit, I haven’t used with this soup maker yet.
1.6 litres, or 1.4 litre options. The booket says for servings up to 4 people, but I manage to get enough with one kettle full for three adults and three children. And if we need more, it only takes 20 minutes to make it, so I can have another pot brewing while we eat our first bowlful.
Non stick coating
This is a fabulous addition to the soup maker. I’m not sure what more I can say. It is easier to empty the soup immediately out of the soup maker and rinse it off there and then. Dried on soup is harder to remove afterwards and you don’t want water to get into the electrical points.
Making soup is a dawdle in a soupmaker. It even means that I can just leave it to get on with the job while I do something else. Anything that saves time foodie wise is a bonus in my eyes, and I don’t have to worry about a pan drying out or boiling over.
A soup maker is the one item, apart from an oven obviously, that I will replace time and time again in my kitchen when one fails. I can’t say more than that really. Have I said before how fabulous these are? Maybe so, but I’ll probably repeat myself for the rest of my life on this item.
I have a fair few soup recipes online. You can find them here if you’re interested, or check the soups section on the menu bar.