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Welcome to my ultimate guide to the Morphy Richards Soup Maker. I am yet another member of the “love soup machines” crowd and couldn’t imagine life without my Morphy Richards Soup Maker.
My Advice To New Morphy Richards Soup Maker Owners
I have been using soup makers since 2014 and this is the advice, I would give it anyone that is planning on getting a soup maker or has just bought one:
The Morphy Richards soup 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 Instant Pot 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.
- 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.
For example – take this soup maker leek & potato 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.
How Does A Soup Maker Work?
But before we dive deeper into using the Soup Maker here is some interesting information about soup makers in case you don’t have one yet:
How To Make Soup In A Soup Maker?
To make soup in a soup maker is EASY. You load into your soup maker:
- Soup Ingredients
Then press a button and you can come back to perfectly cooked soup. I call it dump and start soup because you dump the ingredients into the soup maker and then press start!
Why Does My Soup Maker Burn On The Bottom?
If you experience burning on the bottom of your soup maker, it is because of lack of liquid. Think of it a bit like when you cook in a pan on the stove and when you don’t have enough liquid it leaves burn marks.
Or when you cook pasta and it burns because you have left it on too long and the pasta has been starved of liquid.
To solve this problem, make sure you have sufficient liquid that is touching the base. Though if you don’t have much in your soup maker the water on top is fine. It just depends on which soup you are making. If I am stuffing a lot in, then I will add liquid first.
Understanding The Morphy Richards Soup Maker Buttons
On the Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Maker there are 4 main buttons:
Smooth Soup – If you want just a traditional creamy soup like parsnip soup, cream of tomato, cream of mushroom or even butternut squash soup then this is what you press.
Chunky Soup – This is for when you want delicious chunky soup. You simply click on mode on your soup maker and press it down until chunky is highlighted. It will then set it to 28 minutes and you can then leave the soup machine to do the work for you.
Drinks – Then you have the drinks tab. Perfect for if you want to make summer smoothies, hot chocolates or milkshakes.
Blender – The last on the list is the blender. Perfect for if you have some food you want to blend or if you are making chunky soup, but want it partly smooth.
10 Soup Maker Recipes You Should Try
The question among Soup Maker users always starts the same:
“What soups should I start with?”
They all want to make all these new and delicious soups but they end up with information overload (or they are fresh out of ideas) and this is when this soup maker list comes into play.
These are 10 recipes that we cooked in the first year of owning our Morphy Richards Soup Maker all of which are recipes that we regularly cook over and over again.
You take your favourite vegetarian meal i.e. cauliflower cheese or broccoli gratin and make it into a soup. The end result is that you have this incredibly tasty vegetable soup full of cheese and you will want to eat more and more of it.
It is also a great use of your leftover Sunday dinner by converting it into a soup.
Talking about leftover Sunday dinner then this is my dream soup. Originally put together with leftovers from Christmas dinner this is serious soup heaven.
So many lovely flavours going on and then just freeze your leftovers for when you feel in the mood to re-live that lovely dinner you created.
As mentioned above here is my soup maker leek and potato soup. Perfect for winter days and for giving you a wonderful comforting carb hit. Also perfect for when you have old potatoes that need using up.
My favourite healthy cream of anything replacement. Don’t you hate it when you follow a recipe and it is unhealthy and loaded with cans of soup? Instead add in our soup maker mushroom soup instead. It makes the perfect sauce for pasta dishes or just eat it as mushroom soup.
I love this pumpkin soup and you can mix and match with what root vegetables you have in your fridge. Perfect for a warming comforting soup in the colder months.
Perfect for using up your sweet potatoes and so good you will want to binge on our soup maker sweet potato soup recipe. I just wish sweet potatoes were in season all year long so that I could eat this.
With a beautiful colour and a delicious taste, I highly recommend you give beetroot soup a go in your soup maker. Perfect served warm or cold it is perfect for a quick easy soup.
I love this vegetable pasta soup. Loaded with lots of vegetable pasta and cooked to perfection in the soup maker. This is perfect for family members that say that they hate soup. They might actually eat it if you do it like this!!!
I love Moroccan food. To me it shouts out mildly spiced Mediterranean food and once you start to get a taste for Moroccan food then you won’t go back.
In this recipe you have a good mix of Moroccan flavours over a carrot soup. It is really healthy and great for warming you up when it is cold outside.
This was the first soup I ever made and it goes without saying that it was converted into a soup for the soup maker. So good and lower in carbs than traditional potato and leek soup!
Morphy Richards Soup Maker Tips & Tricks
Before you go we decided to put together our top tips for using the Morphy Richards Soup Maker so that you can get the most out of it.
#1 – Lots Of Soup Makers Are Similar
There are lots of similar soup makers out there and all the recipes featured on here are based on the basic Morphy Richards model and then more recently the Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie.
We find that machines are incredibly similar – so if you don’t have the same one we have you will find it easy to adapt to your machine.
#2 – Leftovers Are Great!
We throw in a lot of our leftovers from our meals into the soup machine. With its blend function it can blend all your leftover meals into soups.
We also use it for baby food blending. We have a toddler and a baby and by use throwing in the rest of our food we can make a great meal for them without needing any other equipment.
#3 – Add ½ Litre Of Water & Blend
Just throw into it half a litre of water and blend and you have a quick clean for your soup machine. Forget having to scrub at it for hours, this can do the trick of cleaning it out and then a quick wipe and it is done for next time.
#4 – Don’t Reheat
Now this is a HUGE MISTAKE that we made. That is reheating the soup by putting it back on for a couple of minutes.
It is not like a saucepan on the hob where you just reheat it, what it does instead is cooks it, leaving you with burnt over cooked soup.
#5 – Just Add Lemon
If you burn the bottom of your soup maker I suggest that you slice some lemon and cook it for 5 minutes. It will then add a lemon layer to the bottom and sides and then a quick wipe and you can have it all clean as new.
#6 – Get The Liquid Balance Right
Too much liquid and you have a soup like dishwasher water; add too little and you could break your soup machine.
Test out what works best with your recipe so that you can get it right. You learn how to get the liquid balance correct and then the rest will follow.
#7 – Start In Your Comfort Zone
Just like with anything new that you buy always start with beginner steps first. Start with a really easy soup such as potato and leek soup and then expand your knowledge from there.
You could try out a new soup everyday for a month and then watch as you get more and more confident and as you learn brand new soups.
#8 – Decide What YOU Want To Get Out Of It
Are you looking for weight loss? In which case focus on loads of vegetables and a good stock. Compared to if you just want hearty soups in which case you can add all kinds of things to the mix.
Also if you want to remain frugal grab vegetables on offer at the supermarket or use up your own vegetables that are looking a little old.
#9 – Start With Chunky Soup
I always say start with chunky soup because with a chunky soup if you have not added enough liquid or if you have added too much, you can then adjust it before blending. Set it to the chunky setting, then inspect it, adjust liquids and then blend.
Another thing I do, is if the soup is really hot and I am starving, is I will blend it with some Greek Yoghurt to cool it down quicker!
#10 – Chop Your Vegetables Small
If you want blended soup you have to appreciate that the blender blade is not a professional blender. It’s just a small blender on a soup maker.
Therefore if you wish to blend your soup make sure hard vegetables are well chopped. By hard vegetables I am talking about the likes of carrots, parsnips, swede and butternut squash.
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