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New soup maker from Cuisinart

Which? takes a first look at the Soup Maker Plus

The Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus is an updated version of the original Cuisinart Soup Maker, which we tested back in 2010. It promises to whip up speedy, hassle-free soups, risottos and more – as well as tackling everyday blending jobs like smoothie-making.

The new version has an advanced non-stick coating on the hotplate which Cuisinart says should stop ingredients sticking and make it easier to clean.

It also has a slow stir function, which should allow you to stir ingredients without blending – so that your risotto doesn’t turn to mush. But with a price tag of £140, is it really worth the investment? One of our researchers has been busily making soups and risottos to find out.

Watch the Cuisinart soup maker in action in the short video below, or head straight to the Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus review to see the full video and get our first look verdict.


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Soup-making blenders

The Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus looks very similar to an ordinary blender. The key difference is the heating element at the base of the jug, allowing you to saute and cook ingredients before blending. This is handy as you don’t need to worry about hovering over the stove to watch your soup and transferring it to a jug blender to blend after cooking. 

This type of soup maker is different to dedicated models like the popular Morphy Richards soup maker range. Dedicated soup makers look more like a kettle or large Thermos and are designed specifically for soup, although they usually have a smoothie blending program as well. 

To find out more about the pros and cons of the different types, check out our guide to choosing the best soup maker.

Latest soup maker reviews

We’ve been busy trying out all the most popular soup makers to see which ones will make hassle-free soup and which are more effort than traditional soup making methods. Follow the links below to see our latest reviews:

You can also see our full test results for the original Cuisinart Soup Maker SSB1U.

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