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Best soup makers for winter warming soups

29 November 2023

Soup Makers

Thinking of investing in a soup maker? We’ve got you covered.

Thinking of investing in a soup maker? We’ve got you covered.  

As the weather gets a little bit dreary and cold, there’s nothing  more comforting than a bowl of warm, hearty soup to chase away the chill. But if the thought of standing over a simmering pan or digging out your blender fills you with dread, a soup maker may be the gadget for you. And with so many different types on the market, it’s easier than ever to enjoy your favourite soups at home. 

What are soup makers?

Designed to be quick, easy and convenient, soup makers typically have a built-in heater and blender. Some models even have a sauté function, meaning soup is made in one pot from beginning to end, leaving even less washing up for you to do. 

How do soup makers work?

Soup makers really are as easy as adding your ingredients, choosing a soup setting, and letting the machine do the hard work. It will then heat and blend the ingredients until cooked, smooth and ready to pair with a chunk of bread or toasted sandwich.

Best soup makers

Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus

From chopping and sautéing, to blending and heating, this soup maker does everything you need. And with a number of different settings, it’s perfect for making a variety of soups, smoothies and sauces.


Morphy Richards Soup Maker

Versatile, stylish and easy to use, this soup maker is another excellent option for soup-lovers.


Ninja HB150UK Soup Maker

Excellent for home cooks on a budget, what this soup maker lacks in features it makes up for in its quality soup.


Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker

If texture is a deal-breaker for you, this soup maker’s powerful blending capabilities makes short work of even the toughest ingredients, leaving you with perfectly smooth, creamy soup.


Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker

On the other hand, if you love your soup with a bit of texture, this soup maker is ideal. With a slower blending speed, you have more control over the final product.

Tips for making the most of your soup maker

  1. Chop your vegetables small to help them cook more evenly. 
  2. Don’t overload the jug, leaving enough space for the soup to circulate.
  3. Using fresh ingredients is best for flavour, but soups are a great way to use up older food too. 
  4. Clean the jug as soon as possible to prevent staining using warm, soapy water. 
  5. For more stubborn messes, use your soup maker’s cleaning function (if available) or run the soup cycle with warm water.
Cooking Soup

Are soup makers energy efficient?

Generally using around 800 watts of power, less than a standard stovetop, plenty of soup makers on the market are energy efficient. 

What grains work the best for soups?

Just like stews, grains are an excellent addition to soups of all varieties. Not only do they soak up flavours, they also act as a natural thickener, and there’s no limit on the combinations you can try. While barley, bulgar wheat and rice are most common, there are no rules saying you can’t play around with quinoa, wild rice, farro and much more. 

Can you use frozen vegetables in a soup maker?

Frozen vegetables are a busy cook’s saviour when it comes to meal-time prep. The great news is you can add your favourites to a soup maker straight from the packet – no need to thaw. 

What else can you make in a soup maker?

Soup makers aren’t just a one-trick pony. Depending on the model you get, you can also whip up a number of sweet and savoury options, as well as smoothies, cocktails, and even baby food. Half the fun with your new appliance is trying different recipes and experimenting with your flavours, so don’t be shy – give it a go!