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Vee Pawson

Soup maker

I am thinking of taking the plunge and treating myself to a soup maker but there seems to be so many to choose from.

Do any of you ladies (or gents) have one that you can recommend please?

Thank you :)

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SonyaK

Soup maker

Mine's a large saucepan on the cooktop, or sometimes the pressure cooker:)

Don't know about specialised soup makers but have seen them discussed on here in the past, so I hope others can help you.
Not sure what the advantage of one really is?

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tubs

soup maker

I went to a demonstration of a soup maker at Lakeland and to be honest wasn't impressed. I could not see the advantage of it. You still had to cut up the vegetables or whatever but rather than put them in a saucepan you put them in the bowl on the machine which cooked them for you, then at the press of a button, blended it too. I suppose it saved on the washing up! It was very expensive, I thought

Having said that I have a neighbour who has one and swears by it!

Horses for courses I suppose.

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sandra

Soup maker

I simply cannot see the point I'm afraid.
Some gadgets are worth the cupboard space- this one - not.

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JuliaBalbilla

Soup maker

I have only just seen this so sorry for the delay. I am inclined to agree with the others. Yes, you will save having to wash up a saucepan and a wooden spoon and save time standing over it to stir (although most soup makers do not stir as they cook).

I would keep your money and perhaps save up for a Thermomix (yes, they are very expensive at about £885) as they do so much more. I have had mine for almost 18 months and don't begrudge the time I spent saving for it. See http://ukthermomix.com/

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Vee Pawson

Soup maker

£885??. Is that a typo lol :)

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JuliaBalbilla

Soup maker


" £885??. Is that a typo lol :)"

No, not a typo! It IS expensive, but you would be amazed at what it can do in such a small space. They are very popular in Australia (although they are German) and throughout many countries in Europe. They are just beginning to catch on in the UK. If you watch Saturday Kitchen or Great Brtish Menu, you you may have seen them in use. BUT only in their capacity as a blender - probably because few UK viewers own one and it would not be fair for TV chefs to show off their numerous uses.

They are not available in shops and you have to buy direct from Thermomix UK. You can have a free demo in your own kitchen and there is absolutely no pressure to buy one at all. Sorry, I am beginning to sound like a sales woman, but I assure you I am just a very enthusiatic home cook who fell in love with ths machine when I saw a demo at a cookery school. Even my hubby agreed that we should have one ...

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Vee Pawson

Soup maker

Well, thanks for your input but I'm afraid if I did have that kind of money I would be forced to spend it on something a bit more practical. :)

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SonyaK

Thermomix

"No, not a typo! It IS expensive, but you would be amazed at what it can do in such a small space. They are very popular in Australia (although they are German) "

Didn't know they were popular over here in Oz!! I have never seen one or heard of anyone buying one!!

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JuliaBalbilla

Thermomix in Australia

I think it does depend on where you live in Australia. WA is probably where you will find a lot of owners compared to other states. I have seen them on Come Dine with Me Australia (but not once on the UK equivalent).

There is a forum http://www.forumthermomix.com/ which is run by a British chap, but the majority of members are from Australia, so it might be worth 'lurking' on there for a while. See also http://www.thermomix.com.au/

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Nenna

thermomix

I have seen these appliances on Masterchef and have been interested to see what they can do. I have just watched the videos on the website and it is an impressive machine, pity I already have a stand mixer, a hand mixer, a blender, a magimix and various other appliances too numerous to mention, or I might be tempted to purchase one!

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Ffion Haggas

I think they're great

I have a Waring Pro soup maker, and I was skeptical about how useful it would be before I bought one. I thought I have a saucepan and an immersion blender, why do I need a soup maker? But my dad seemed to think they were such a great idea that I decided to get one to see what it was like, after all if I didn't like it I could also give it to him as a Christmas present! That was Dec 2011, I'm still using it 3 - 4 times a week. on New years eve I took it to my sister in laws to make cocktails (it can be used as an ordinary blender as well)and she ended up keeping hold of it for a couple of weeks to try it out for herself. Well I was completely lost without it, I made a couple of batches of soup with a pan and stick blender, and it really did feel like doing things the old fashioned way.

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LovesToCook

Soup maker

I got on board with a thermomix after my sister, sil, her sil and a couple of friends raved about theirs. They just reached 100,000 customers in Oz, so are doing something right at AU$1,939
But I bought mine because I cannot cook and just saw Delia on the Graham Norton Show, am keen to learn from her too.

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Mike_of_Frome

Soup maker

I took the plunge (on recommendation) and bought a Cuisinart soup maker from Lakeland (£119 I think).... Excellent product and a very worthwhile addition to my kitchen. Loads of recipes with good user instructions provided with it. Use mine every 2 days, each batch of soup made is enough for 2-4 servings, but, being a bit greedy each batch lasts the two of us 2 days .... makes a really nice lunch with a slice of home made bread !! Mike

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irenje

Worth having

Just got a soup maker. was like all the [I don't see the point folk] Well this is for me I simply chopped up the veg chucked in all other ingredients and got on with other things and this thing sat there needing no other attention and made lovely soup. Enough only for 4 but that was fine, new soup next day.I never make soup weekly as it seems too much effort and too long cooking.This is no bother daily.Morphy Richards soup maker.You could always look at the comments on Amazon.

 
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