The Best Soup Makers Available

The Best Soup Makers Available

It’s hard to beat a hearty soup at this time of year. And while homemade is invariably best, if time is at a premium, a soup maker definitely makes life easier. Keen to find the right model? Here are the most important features to look for and the machines we rate.

The Key Features To Look For…

The Jug: If this is glass or plastic, you’ll be able to see what’s going on during the cooking process. 

Size: Some soup makers and blenders can only make one portion so check the jug size – generally a single portion is around 400ml.

Cooking Time: Quick doesn’t always mean better. For all ingredients to cook through properly, slow and steady wins the race.

Cleaning Programme: Some soup makers have one of these in-built to make cleaning the inside of the jug that much easier.

Inspired? Here Are Our Top Ten…​

Ninja Soup Maker and Blender, £129 (was £149)

This blender from Ninja has a 1.75 litre capacity and a 1000-Watt power output, rooms there’s plenty of room and power for different ingredients. There are also 10 Auto-IQ programmes that combine various movements and temperatures, and when you’re ready to wash up, the dedicated cleaning programme will rinse out the jug for you. 

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Sage The Fresh & Furious, £199

This blender from Sage has a 1.5 litre jug capacity. The clever design of the Kinetix Blade and Bowl System uses wide blades to move food to the centre of the jug, with a smaller interior set to chop. Its stainless-steel blades are surgical grade, meaning your mixtures will always be thoroughly blended, too. Finally, the handy auto clean function means you won’t need to struggle when it comes to washing between the blades.

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John Lewis & Partners Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Blender, £130

Blending in a low-oxygen environment can protect nutrients, ensure a fresher flavour, less froth and less separation in the blended ingredients. Plus, storing the food in a vacuum-sealed vessel extends its life,  so your soup tastes better for longer. There’s also a removable filter and cover to protect it from dust and dirt so you can keep your blender clean and efficient.

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Magimix Power Blender, £199

With five high-performance automatic programmes you can prepare perfect smoothies, soups, desserts, cocktails and more, with minimal effort. You don’t have to muddle through confusing settings – just press a button and you’re on your way. A large 1.8 litre capacity provides plenty of space, too.

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Tefal Easy Soup, £86

This model has a decent 1.2 litre capacity, making it perfect for families or those who like to meal prep for the week ahead. Its 1000-Watt output is really powerful too, creating healthy soups from scratch in just 23 minutes. Just add your ingredients, select the consistency from one of the five automatic programmes, and you’re good to go. It even comes with a self-cleaning setting, so you won’t have to do the washing up afterwards, either.

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Vitamix® A2500i Ascent Series Blender, £549

Equipped with a choice of three different settings for smoothies, hot soups and frozen desserts, this blender’s built-in wireless connectivity means the motor base is able to read the container size you’ve chosen and automatically adjusts the blending time accordingly. 

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Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker, £99.99

This model from Lakeland makes delicious home-made soup in 30 minutes with four, easy-to-use automatic settings. Set the temperature and times for your own recipes to make thick or smooth soups. It also blends without excessive heating.

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Cuisinart Soup Maker, £140

The soup maker has three heat settings and an advanced non-stick cooking plate for easy sauteing and cleaning, as well as a slow stir function to gently mix ingredients. The glass jar allows you to easily adjust the ingredients, heat and cooking time as required, too. Meanwhile, the thermal glass jar keeps your recipe warm after the cooking cycle has finished – or simply add extra minutes to the timer to reheat.

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Morphy Richards Perfect Soup Maker, £79.99

In as little as 21 minutes, you can enjoy a bowl of fresh, homemade and nutritious soup. Or, if you prefer, it takes just 28 minutes for the 501025 Perfect Soup Maker to create a chunky soup exactly how you like it. With built-in scales and an easy pour handle, consider this a time saving device that still delivers great results.

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VonShef Multifunctional Digital Soup Maker, £49.99

Of them all, this appliance is seriously easy to use. Simply chop your vegetables, pop them into the soup maker together with the required amount of water/stock and just switch it on. The machine brings the liquid up to temperature and gently simmers everything until the veg is cooked. You can then choose your setting – chunky, smooth, pulse or blend – and blitz until you have the desired consistency. 

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