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How do you like your soup
Lets start by exploring the ways you can enjoy soup. Firstly there is the convenient option where you go to the shop and buy a tin of soup, take off the lid and pour into a pan to heat or place in a bowl and put in to a microwave, the problem with these tins is that they are full of salts and preservatives so you are not really sure what you’re getting unless you carefully read the ingredients label on the back, also you have to have the flavours on offer. on the plus side they are very quick and easy to use.
Another option is the packet soup where you just pour boiling water onto the contents, stir and you’re ready to eat, again what you are getting is dried out ingredients that you’re not sure whats in them but they are very simple and convenient to use.
The third option is to make your soup yourself using pots and pans a blender and a hob, this is probably the best way to make soup. You know the ingredients that you are using will be fresh with no added preservatives and will be of your choosing but it does take longer to make and you have a lot more washing up to do.
In between these options sits the soup maker, it is quick and easy to use has less washing up and you can make your own healthy soup with fresh ingredients of your choice.
If you are a lover of soups then you’re going to love using one of these electric soup machines, its the kitchen appliance that once used you will never want to go back to the shop bought tins that you used to buy. If you would like to create fresh tasty steaming hot soups with the minimum amount of fuss in as little as 15 minutes then you really do need to consider buying a soup maker. Its fast, convenient and you can make a traditional satisfying and comforting meal every time. Great for all year round use although you cant beat a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold dark winters day.
No more saucepans. You choose your own fresh ingredients to create your own delicious healthy homemade soups and you can experiment with all sorts of combinations of vegetables and meats to make some very unique flavours to your own individual taste. Simple add your fresh ingredients and let the machine do the rest. You can also decide how chunky or smooth you would like your soup to be with just a touch of a button. Soup is a very healthy meal by itself or as a starter for your main meal but which ever way you have it you cant beat being homemade.
Which one to buy.
So you fancy buying one but which one to buy. In reality there are three types that you can purchase.
The first type is one that has a hot plate on the bottom of the jug for sauteing. The way I see it is the best selling Cuisinart and the Warring are almost identical and now they are joined by the Breville. These all work in more or less the same way, you add the ingredients that need to be sauteed first, using the stir button to stop any burning. You then add your chopped ingredients of your choice and your stock, bring to boil and then simmer until fully cooked. Finally blend to your desired consistency either chunky or smooth or anything in between. Your soup is ready to be served in under 30 minutes. They are not only for making soup but can also be used as a traditional blender for cold ingredients such as smoothies.
The next one is what i call the kettle type simply because it looks like a big kettle, these include the best selling Morphy Richards and the Prolectix. They use a mixing paddle that is fixed to the lid and that does all the blending, a heating element in the base is there to heat the soup. You simple add all your ingredients into the jug and choose the desired setting for smooth or chunky soup, press the button and in as little as 15 minutes your soup is ready. These can also be used for blending cold ingredients for such things as smoothies and purees.
The last type is looks just like a normal blender. These do the same job as a blender but with the added feature of a heated element that heats the ingrediants. There are plenty available for you to choose from with the Andrew James 7 in 1 being the best seller in this category.
All the above will cook your soup in under 30 minutes with no need for pots and pans as the ingredients are cooked in the respective jug that you then use to pour into your bowl or mug of your choice making life a lot easier and less washing up. You can get up to six servings but are more likely to get four which should be ample for the average family. The beauty of these soup maker is once you have added the ingredients of your choice the machine does all the work for you. You can keep them on your worktop or if space is limited or you don’t like leaving your appliances on show you can store them in a cupboard.
There are plenty of recipe books for soups that you can use with your machine which will give you inspiration with recipes you would never had thought about, so be adventures and impress your family and friends with your new found skills. You will find different types of blenders to suit all tastes and budgets on this website, so feel free to browse our pages for impartial information and reviews of some of the best selling soup makers on the market today. We aim to make buying these great machines easy and a real pleasure.
Soup making the traditional way.
If you prefer to make your soup in the traditional way with pots and pans then we haven’t forgotten you and you could consider buying a hand blender. These small hand blenders are great for blending your soup in the pan, they are very easy to use and simple to clean. You can buy them as a stand alone unit or you can buy a complete package that comes with some great accessories such as chopping machines like the best selling Russell Hobbs 3 in 1.
Also available is the jug blender were you blend your ingredients in the jug on top of the unit. Although these are used to blend cold ingredients and not cook like a soup maker they do make life a lot easier when used to get a smooth consistency for your soup. These can also be used for all your blending and smoothies making. There are plenty of great machines available which you can check out in our reviews.
The slow cooker is a great way to cook soup and stews. The idea is to cook on a low heat throughout the day letting you get on with other things You can prepare the meal the night before and as you leave to go to work in the morning you can set the slow cooker so that when you arrive home from work in the evening you will have a perfectly cooked piping hot meal ready to be served. Various sizes are available from small up to large family sizes.
Winter is now upon us and the dark cold nights are here, so now is the time to find a great recipe you like and cook your delicious homemade soup, fill up a bowl or even better a mug, then sit back relax and enjoy it piping hot and feel it warm you through as you curl up in your favourite chair, I love winter.
Thank you for visiting our site, if you are looking to buy a soup maker we hope you find the information very useful and most of all help you to decide which one you would like to purchase.
For more information about soup in general and the history of it check out the description on wikipedia.