Soup is a very personal thing, for everyone. This website is NOT here to convince you to buy a soup maker. It’s here for those who already have, and want to find out more about how to use it, or get easy recipes to fill theirs with.
Some of us will prefer a pan and a blender stick, others will use a tattie masher as a blender, which is the method I used to use most often in my days pre soup maker ownership. I made the mistake of recommending one to a family member, who hates hers, so I’ve learned that we all have different expectations from what our gadgets can do, and what the results will be.
Personally, I wouldn’t be without mine. Ever. My friend thinks she tastes motor oil when she uses hers. I can’t figure that one out, but we’re all different. She just doesn’t like it, which is fair enough.
I often feel pressure from people to buy gadgets, but I tend to decide for myself. I certainly have my own fair share of used once gadgets in my kitchen cupboard, but my soup maker isn’t one of them.
Here’s Why I Love Mine.
As a busy mum, who is also a carer, I don’t often have time to stand over a pot of soup, and my wrists are slightly arthritic, so spooning out and pouring bits into separate blenders are all movements that I don’t have to make with a soup maker.
Is a thing of the past for me now. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve had food cooking, only to have to sort out my mum, or one of the kids hurts themselves, and by the time I remember what’s cooking, it’s burnt. For some of you, that will be totally alien, but others will know exactly what I’m talking about. I intensely dislike the taste of overcooked vegetables in soup, and for me, the soupmaker avoids that one hundred percent and more,
When I made pans of soup, it took forever. I’d make my stock, then add vegetables, and it never seemed worth it for a small batch, so I always made a large one. It would feed us, then everyone would get fed up of the same soup, so packs would go in the freezer, which would get forgotten about, and eventually end up in the bin. From 1.6 Litres of soup, I can get three adults and three children a portion of soup each. If I want to cook more, I simply pop on another pot as soon as the first one is done, and by the time we’ve finished eating plate number one, the soupmaker is beeping away again with another fresh batch.
The maximum in my soup maker is 1.6 Litres, which does spin out quite well.
Different Soups Every Time
Smaller batches means I can make different soups regularly. I’d grudge making large batches, so I’d put it off. With the soup maker, it really is on several times a week in our house.
I’m on a mission to find out what else I can do in a soup maker. So far I’ve tried porridge with some success, smoothies are a breeze, as are shakes and milkshakes. I’ll get those written up as time goes on. Hopefully sooner rather than later.