Welcome to my Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Soup Maker Review here at Recipe This. This is what we thought when we upgraded our soup maker to the new Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie machine.
Yeah you guessed it we have yet another kitchen gadget entering our kitchen gadget household here at Recipe This and this is one purchase we have been super excited to make.
We used to have this soup maker but we also have a teenage boy that is also very heavy handed so as you would expect it eventually broke. We originally bought a soup maker just before the birth of our daughter so that not only could I lose weight by eating more soup, but also use it for feeding her with once she was being weaned off the breast milk.
It has since kept her in soup for more than 2 years, but one day we left our son in charge of the soup making and he didn’t have hardly any liquid in it, was really heavy handed and the blade broke. This meant it was still great for making chunky soup but our days of blended smooth soup were well and truly numbered.
But considering that it did over 2 years of being used at least twice a day I really don’t think it did bad for value for money.
In the January sales (or more like Christmas Day sales) we treated ourselves to the new Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie. Of course there is a lot of choice out there and you could also go with the Saute version or just get the basic one we had originally, but we fancied one that we could use for blending soup for our baby and then double up as a smoothie maker in the summer for those delicious summer milkshakes.
The Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Machine
The soup and smoothie machine is the perfect kitchen gadget because it allows you to make absolutely delicious soup or smoothies with hardly any effort. You can throw in your ingredients, select the function you wish to do and then serve.
It really is as simple as that.
I recently bought an Instant Pot and wrote my review about my Instant Pot and have always found that it can be really hard to get your head around all the functions and it is like learning to cook again. I love it and all but it can be a scary process when you first start with it.
Compare this to the Morphy Richards Soup Makers and you have very little to learn apart from a few basic lessons:
- Always stay between the minimum and maximum levels as indicated on the front of the soup maker.
- Please make sure that your ingredients are well chopped so that it will cook and blend well.
- Always place enough water into the soup maker so that your soup can cook properly, but at the same time don’t put too much in so that your soup tastes like dishwasher water.
- Whatever you do NEVER over fill it or the lid wont slot in properly.
We also recommend that when you first start with your soup maker that you have a few practice runs with the chunky setting and do this each time you test out a new soup maker recipe.
This is because when you first get started it can be hard to understand the balance of liquid, watery vs hard vegetables and of course having the correct balance of flavour.
BUT if you start off by using the chunky setting you can have a look when it has finished whether or not it needs more liquid to mix with or if it needs more flavouring or if you need to reduce the liquid before blending.Morphy Richards #Soup & #Smoothie #SoupMaker #Review via recipe_thisClick To Tweet
For example – take the potato and leek soup. It is the most talked about recipe online for failing in the soup maker and the reason people complain is that they say it is like dishwasher water.
They have simply gone wrong by adding too much liquid and blending it from the start. If they made chunky soup, then spent a minute or two checking it and then blended it, then they would get the most delicious result, just like we have shown below in our Fail Safe Morphy Richards Potato & Leek Soup Maker Soup:
Fail Safe Morphy Richards Potato & Leek Soup Maker Soup
Welcome to my fail safe Morphy Richards potato and leek soup maker soup. It if lovely and creamy and will warm you up during these cold winter days. The portion size is also big enough for a family of 4 and goes perfectly with some warm crusty bread.
- 3 Large Potatoes
- 1 Large Leek
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 100ml Greek Yoghurt
- 1Tsp Celery Salt
- 1 Vegetable OXO Cube
- 1Tbsp Rosemary
- Salt & Pepper
- Dice your potatoes and place them in the bottom of the soup maker and continue chopping and placing them until they reach the minimum line in the soup machine.
- Peel your garlic and add this too (no need to grate it).
- Once the garlic and potatoes are done clean and then chop the leeks. Place them also into the soup maker until they hit the max line.
- Add the seasonings on top and pour 250ml of water over it so that it seeps to the bottom.
- Place the lid on the soup maker and set it on the chunky soup function and it will cook it for 28 minutes.
- When it has finished give it a stir around you you’ll notice there is hardly any liquid. Give it a good prick with a fork like you would if you were testing to see if potatoes were ready for mashing. The fork pricking will then break down the potatoes and it will be easy for blending.
- Add the Greek yoghurt and place the lid back on and blend it.
- If it is too thick add a little water and then serve with croutons
With soup always go with the minimum amount of liquid as otherwise it is like dishwasher water. You can always add more liquid before blending it. Plus I find when I want soup it is often boiling hot so I welcome adding a little water at the end.
Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Machine – Final Thoughts
After trying and testing the soup and smoothie machine we have had a great chance to gather our thoughts and decide whether it is for us or not.
Well we……really…….really…….LOVE IT. It was the perfect purchase for us and our family and we can imagine an endless supply of soups being made for us and our kids. Our son Jorge is now 4 and a half months old and we can imagine making a lot of soups for him over the next year or so while he gets used to solids.
It is also perfect during these cold evenings when the sun goes in sooner to enjoy some delicious homemade soup with some warm crusty bread.
Yet in the summer it is just as good when it doubles up as a smoothie maker for a delicious refreshing summer milkshake or juice drink.
On top of this it is going to serve as a blender for our baby’s food.
When you first start using the soup and smoothie machine you will feel like you are just using a big kettle and in many respects you are. That is what we feel when we use it and it is so easy to use a kettle and the same applies for this soup maker.
The benefit of it being the shape of a kettle means that it is perfect for fitting in a small place in your home without it taking up loads of room.
On the downside we like a lot of soup and wish it was a bigger capacity but for our baby meals it will do the trick.
Another downside is the fact that the minimum and maximum level are so close by. If they were further apart it would help a lot especially if you want just a small portion of soup. But we have a very big freezer that can cope with a lot of leftover meals. For example with the recipe above, we made this twice as we recipe tested and after six bowls of soup we still had a litre left for the freezer.
Buy The Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Machine
If you would like to buy the soup and smoothie soup maker machine (the same one we have) or explore the rest of their range then you can do so on the banner below: