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Can I blend soup with a food processor, or will I need a blender as well?

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MrsMerryHenry Mon 14-Sep-09 18:05:31

Help!

fidelma Mon 14-Sep-09 19:11:32

Food processor will do just fine.smile

MrsMerryHenry Mon 14-Sep-09 21:37:45

Marvellous, ta!

vinblanc Mon 14-Sep-09 21:42:57

You can only put small amounts of liquid in a food processor. It will slosh out and make a terrible mess.

The easiest thing for soup is a Braun hand blender. You plunge it into the pan and give it a few blasts. You don't need to dirty another pan/bowl.

Lilymaid Mon 14-Sep-09 21:44:45

Buy a cheap stick blender for around £10 and save yourself a lot of mess and extra washing up.

MrsMerryHenry Mon 14-Sep-09 21:46:50

I did once buy a cheap stick blender. It blew up after less than a year. Also it creates more mess when making soup, I find, as everything splashes around the pan.

<<unimpressed emoticon>>

MrsMerryHenry Mon 14-Sep-09 21:47:48

Good point, about liquid, though, vinblanc.

vinblanc Mon 14-Sep-09 21:47:57

That's why you need a Braun

Lilymaid Mon 14-Sep-09 21:53:41

Its all technique! Mine doesn't splash, cost £10 and has been in use for 10 years [nauseatingly proud emoticon]

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 14-Sep-09 21:56:58

I love my hand blender - instant soup, no work whisk and makes bread crumbs peasily.

GrendelsMum Tue 15-Sep-09 10:44:06

A good hand blender is much much better for making soup than a food processor. Honestly. And far less washing up.

MrsMerryHenry Wed 16-Sep-09 12:21:03

Actually I've just discovered that the fp I have my eye on comes with a blender included. I should think so, at that price!

Thanks for your tips, all!

Flutterbye Wed 16-Sep-09 13:06:07

My food processor (kenwood) won't blend hot soup, i think you have to wait for it to cool before blending it. Stick blender vote here too.

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