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Though we've just experienced an unexpected flash of summer, don't be fooled: soup season is almost upon us, and we can't say we're mad about it.
A bowl of warm soup is food for the soul, as well as the stomach, and makes for a comforting dinner, starter or quick lunch al-desko.
Why we rate it:
Let's face it, every winter we tell ourselves we'll make loads of yummy soups, only to do it once with our handheld blender, find it an absolute faff and call it a day.
Well, this top-rated soup maker just may change that.
Whether you like it smooth or chunky soups, the gadget has four built in functions: smooth, chunky, blend without heating and reheat/keep warm mode - so you can have a soup ready to your exact tastes and specifications.
It can also hold up to1.6 litre capacity, making it perfect for the entire family. Plus, according to the reviews, it's easy to clean which we all know is a massive bonus.
Want to use it all year round? The multifunctional gadget can even be used to whip up cold drinks, meaning it won't gather dust during the warmer months.
What the reviews say:
With almost 150 five star reviews, it's fair to say the affordable gadget has been a hit.
"This is absolutely the best buy I have made this year, it is so simple to use and once you’ve diced the ingredients-takes 20 minutes to cook a delicious ready to eat fresh soup."
"My daughter had bought one of these soup makers and raved about it. So I took her recommendation and bought one and I can confirm what a good, simple gadget to use. Perfect soup every time and very easy to use. At this price it’s not really a risky buy."
"Got this to replace a Tower soup maker that went faulty after just a few months. This is so much easier to clean and makes great soups, as well as a 3 year warranty."
"This is a very good soup maker I’m very easy to use. Just cut everything up very small put it in the machine and cook it. It can be cooked smooth or left chunky but then at the end there is the extra option to blended a little more do you liking. The only thing I would suggest is that you fry off any onions first just to soften them."
"This is such a good appliance! Something I never knew I needed and now I can't stop using it!"