Soupmaker - do I need one and if so, which one?

(49 Posts)
whostolethesocks Sun 20-Nov-16 17:46:42

Just thinking about asking for a soupmaker for Christmas. I like the sound of them. Are they worth it? If so, what model is the best and what should I look for?

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sun 20-Nov-16 17:54:24

IMO no. You need a pan and a stick blender. Otherwise the soupmaker will be used for a week and then sit on your counter, taking up room and looking at you reproachfully smile

CremeBrulee Sun 20-Nov-16 17:57:20

It's a no from me. I just don't see the point. A good pan and a stick blender is really all you need.

Ifailed Sun 20-Nov-16 17:58:56

Tin, bowl, microwave. Sorted.

Lovelybangers Sun 20-Nov-16 18:01:06

I know of a couple of friends who bought one.

They are packed away in the cupboard.

You will be fine with a good sized pan (like a stock pot) and a stick blender. I sometimes use my Nutri Ninja to blend the soup - but find it less hassle to use the stick blender.

Make a big batch and freeze in portions - always have soup to hand that way.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 20-Nov-16 18:04:50

I have a morphy Richards one . I use it prettt much weekly in the autumn / winter. But a stick blender would do just as well.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 20-Nov-16 18:06:20

No, you need a pan and a stick blender. I always imagine soup blenders are for people who can't cook at all and think soup is complicated.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 20-Nov-16 21:14:10

I can cook very well thank you.

Artandco Sun 20-Nov-16 21:21:43

No, I don't understand what they do a saucepan doesn't?

Bluetang Sun 20-Nov-16 21:21:48

No def much easier to have a stick blender and wash up too!

flumpybear Sun 20-Nov-16 21:25:03

I'm a super busy full time working mum ... i use mine all the time !!! Saves faff and it cooks and blends in 20 mins Fantastic!!!!!!

Diamogs Sun 20-Nov-16 21:26:54

I bought one last year with good intentions, used it once and ended up with burnt veg stuck to the bottom of it so gave up using it and reverted to pan and jug blender.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 20-Nov-16 21:29:03

Pan and stick blender

pennycarbonara Sun 20-Nov-16 21:33:27

Yup, agree with everyone else. Don't do it. Stockpot and a good stick blender. I got a soup maker a few years ago, tried it once, was a right faff. Much easier just to use the basic items.

Artandco Sun 20-Nov-16 21:35:04

FLump - how does it save time though? I could cook a soup in pan and be eating it in 20mins.

Artandco Sun 20-Nov-16 21:35:23

I don't even blend most soups.

pringlecat Sun 20-Nov-16 21:36:39

Once you've made the soup, you can't just leave it in the soup maker, you have to decant it into a bloody pan anyway. So unless you're definitely going to serve up all the soup straight away, it's not going to save you any time in washing up.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 20-Nov-16 21:40:25

Mine has a jug so I just chuck it in the fridge.
I'm debating an actifry but wondering if that's going to go the same way as every other gadget !

Follyfoot Sun 20-Nov-16 21:43:17

I've always made soup using a pan and stick blender, but now I've got a soup maker, it's in use all the time. The best thing about it is that you can just shove stuff in, saute the ingredients if they need it, and then leave it. No stirring, no checking, no need to blend. Just come back 21 minutes later and there's a whole jugful of really smooth soup. Bought mine on an Amazon warehouse deal at half price.

Oh and I can cook hmm

Greengager Sun 20-Nov-16 21:44:03

My DH got me one on account of me making a lot of soup. It's at the back of the cupboard I use a big pot and a stick blender which is far easier.

purpleporpoise Sun 20-Nov-16 21:47:16

I use mine twice a week. I'm on slimming world so I chuck veggies and stock in, 25 mins later I have 4 portions of fat free, syn free soup. I freeze it in portions. It's cheap and filling and a good way to use up veg. It's also set and forget, no watching pans. I can do something else at the same time

Yes you can use a pan and a stick blender, but you have to wash both. You also have to watch it so it doesn't burn.

I put water and fairy liquid in the soupmaker and switch it on and it's clean grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 20-Nov-16 21:50:23

I don't watch soup pans,just put them on low and set a timer.

pennycarbonara Sun 20-Nov-16 21:54:12

If you use a dishwasher it's easier to put the pan and blender attachment in that than to clean a soup maker separately.

GardenGeek Sun 20-Nov-16 22:12:36

Forget the stick blender,
Nutribullet is the one!

You have to do in batches which is annoying but its soooo smooth its amazing grin

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 20-Nov-16 22:16:12

You only need it if you want another large piece of kitchen gadgetry cluttering up your cupboards.

They are completely Emperors New Clothes.

Puts me in mind of a recent Facebook meme I've seen about cooking spaghetti, jar of pasta sauce and frozen meatballs in the slow cooker. For 4 hours! Hahahahaha.

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