Mr Frugal excelled himself this year with my Christmas present of a Morphy Richards soup maker and even did well by giving it to me on Christmas Eve morning because he knew I’d want to use it as soon as I got it and wouldn’t have been able to if he’d given me on on Christmas morning.
I love making soups and often make a batch at the start of the week for my work lunches so he decided to buy me the Morphy Richards soup maker to make life easier for me bless him.
I’ve wanted a soup maker for ages but when I looked at the price of them (usually between £50 and £100) they seemed like a bit of an extravagant purchase bearing in mind that soup isn’t all that difficult to make anyway. For that reason I don’t think I would have bought it for myself but as a gift, it’s way better than a bottle of perfume or whatever else he might have chosen.
This is the one I have:
It looks just like a kettle but the lid has a cool blendy bit attached to it:
I had leeks and potatoes in on Christmas Eve as I’d been planning to make some soup for lunch so naturally, my first attempt at soup in the soup make was leek and potato. I chopped up my ingredients as I usually do and popped them in the base of the soup maker. Then I crumbled over a stock cube and topped up with boiling water to the 16oo ml line.
There are two different soup options – smooth and chunky so I selected the smooth option for this and set it off. The timer on the top flashed to let me know that the smooth soup option takes 21 minutes from start to finish and then very helpfully counted down the minutes for me while it quietly bubbled away in the kitchen. Every now and again I heard the blender doing it’s thing but when I opened it after it beeped to tell me it was ready I wasn’t expecting the lovely smooth and creamy soup that it had made.
It was delicious and so easy to make and that’s not even my favourite bit of it! Because it’s in a jug, all you need to do is pour into your bowls – no spooning it in and making a mess everywhere anymore. 😉
It’s really easy to clean too and I’ve made three different soups with it so far and none of them have taken me more than 60 seconds to clean the soup maker afterwards.
Tonight I’ve made spicy butternut squash and sweet potato soup using a pack of pre-chopped veggies that I got reduced at Tesco this morning so it cost me 25p and no effort at all to feed us all for lunch!
The chunky setting is brilliant too and takes just 28 minutes to make a soup that has just the right amount of lumps in it – that doesn’t sound appetising when I say lumps but I hope you know what I mean.
I’m definitely a soup maker convert!
I know that you can make soup easily enough without a soup maker but this just makes the process even easier and you know what, time’s important to me as there never seems to be enough hours in the day lately.
The Morphy Richards Soup Maker also has a setting to blend and a setting for smoothies which we haven’t used too much yet although Miss Frugal did make herself some sort of caramel iced coffee in there yesterday using ice-cream, milk, coffee and caramel syrup and she assures me it was delicious!
I’m not sure how much Mr Frugal paid for my Morphy Richards Soup Maker but I’ve seen it today in town for between £44 and £59 and on Amazon for a little bit less. If you want to treat yourself, here’s the link to it on Amazon (affiliate)
Soup’s always been my favourite thrifty meal to cook for lunches and my favourite way to use up left over veggies so I know this is going to be used all of the time and it certainly won’t be gathering dust as some of my previous presents from Mr Frugal currently are (my fajita make and cupcake maker spring to mind).
What do you think, could you be a soup maker convert too?
I’d definitely recommend the Morphy Richards Soup Maker if you’re thinking about it.
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