I was particularly pleased with this product as I found it genuinely easy to use. It was literally a case of popping everything into it and turning it on, allowing me to get on with other things. I especially liked the small amount of mess left behind after using it, usually when making soup I have to endure tedious amounts of washing up but with this product there is no need for the endless pots and pans or having to take apart the food processor to clean it. However, I would recommend cooking the vegetables first, especially the carrots, just to ensure you get the right consistency for your soup.
I sometimes find that the contents can stick a little, but to counteract this, I add a dash of olive oil and this seems to do the trick. When popping the vegetables into the soup maker, it’s worth being careful not to overfill as this can affect the cooking, and it’s important to remember stock needs to be added too – my personal preference is the Knorr Stock Pots, as I think they add to the flavour a great deal
I now use my soup maker on a daily basis, its so quick to use I find it takes around twenty one minutes to make a batch, which is usually around four tins of soup and the end results are so much healthier too. My personal favorites are French onion and cream of tomato soup, which come out delicious. I find there is no competition with store bought soup in taste and nutrition, especially when most store bought soups contain heaps of sugar. Not only that but this is a superb idea for using any leftover vegetables that are nearing the end of their shelf life, or fruit for that matter, the manual blend option is perfect for blending soft fruits to make into smoothies also.
In conclusion the Morphy Richards 48822 Soup maker is an all round winner for me, I would definitely recommend.