I had to share this with you all. I’ve been using mine for a couple of months now. It was a necessary purchase after my last soup maker got dunked by a husband who decided to help with the chores, not realising the top of the unit needs to stay out of water……….. He did manage to dry it off to the point where it heated up, but the blend function was totally kaput… I was off and running for a new soupmaker, and as I’ve had Morphy Richards as my favourite for so long, I went back to it.
I found mine in Costco, and at first, I thought I’d just bought a more expensive version that my soup and saute from a couple of years ago, but no, it’s totally different. Morphy Richards have been listening to their customers, and it’s now the almost perfect soupmaker for me. My biggest wish, would be for a larger capacity soupmaker, ie at least 2 litres of soup, as for a family of 5 or 6, the current size can mean small bowls of soup, unless you run two cycles.
- There are now three soup settings, smooth, medium and chunky. Fabulous. Honestly, genius. I tried a few times to part blend with my old machine, but it was always so strong, it just blended in seconds. This one is great.
- There is a keep warm setting, which can also be used to reheat. Double genius for me. No extra heat up microwave bowl for if I make a pot and it’s an hour or so until the kids get in. Major selling point. I’m easily pleased with this one.
- Make soup for 2, 3 or 4 settings via the jug. The soupmaker now does a smaller portion than it used to, for when just a little is needed. The minimum on the old pot was 1300ml, whereas it is now 800ml, which is much better for things like smoothies too.
- The jug pops out for ease of cleaning and storing. Ahh, I was in heaven when I realised the red button on the top of my soupmaker popped the whole jug out of the inside of my soupmaker. On the first day, I just let the soup cool, covered it with cling film and popped it in the fridge. The next day, I put the jug back in, and heated up the soup. Cleaning the jug is now a dawdle.
- There’s a pre-clean setting. I’ve not used this often, but if my machine has not been used for a few days, I’ll run it through a cycle.
What Could Still Be Improved?
- The design of the blade in the lid. It still has the screws with the hole in the top, which are my bugbear to clean. It’s not enough of an issue to persuade me to switch to a different daily use machine, but I would prefer that changed.
- The saute function is different. In one respect, I dislike how I can no longer saute with the lid off, as it now needs to be on to work, but on the other hand the saute function is now much more gentle and not so prone to doing the saute function too quickly or burning the ingredients. I’d prefer the slightly more gentle saute function, but also being able to saute with the lid off, like the last version.
- A machine with larger capacity.
For me, this machine is close to my ideal.. It’s far more user friendly than the last versions, and I loved those. This soup maker is already getting loads of attention from our household and will continue to do so, until it eventually gives up the ghost through overuse. The man of the house did me a favour by dunking my old one. If I had to choose, I’d say my favourite new additions are the removable steel jug and the reheat functions. That makes up for almost anything.
It’s pretty much a do it all jug soupmaker. Awesome….