For the soup connoisseurs among us, an electric soup maker can be a big help in the kitchen to cut down the mess, effort and washing-up involved in cooking up a batch of home-made soup.
The Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup and the Tefal Easy Soup are two of the latest models.
Like all soup makers they can cook and blend ingredients all in one machine, and like most models they also give you the option to make smooth or chunky soup as well as a few other helpful extra features.
Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup vs Tefal Easy Soup compared
Both models cost less than £100 and can whip up a batch of soup in less than half an hour. Here’s how the rest of their specifications compare.
|Soup maker key specifications|
|Power||1,000 watts||1,000 watts|
|Jug Capacity (litres)||1.6||1.2|
|Easy Clean function||No||Yes|
|Smooth soups – cooking time||21 minutes||23 minutes|
|Chunky soups – cooking time||28 minutes||25 minutes|
Soup makers – are they worth it?
Which? researcher Francesca Lo Castro tried out both machines and said: ‘On paper there’s not a lot between the two models’ headline specifications, but the Morphy Richards has a bigger capacity which means you’ll probably get an extra serving of soup out of it over the Tefal’s 1.2 litre jug.
‘The Morphy Richards soup maker also has a sauté function, which uses a heated plate at the bottom of the jug to brown ingredients such as onions, garlic or meat.’
‘Both models offer extra features so that they can make more than just soup; the Morphy Richards makes smoothies, and the Tefal has a ‘compote’ setting as well as a keep warm function.’
When we tried them out, both soup makers were easy to use and to wash up, but not all the extra features seemed 100% effective. You can find out which soup maker had the edge in our Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup and Tefal Easy Soup reviews.
Cheaper alternatives to soup makers
There is another version of the Morphy Richards without the sauté function which is about £10 cheaper, but this makes it still a little pricier than the Tefal Easy Soup.
And if you just want a machine that will blend rather than cook, Best Buy blenders start at £30.
- Read our hand blender reviews
- Which? guide to buying a soup maker
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