Morphy Richards Soup Maker Vs Cuisinart Soup Maker. A full review and comparison of both the Morphy Richards Soup Maker and its rival the Cuisinart Soup Maker. Lots of key information to help you choose the right soup maker for you.
If you have visited recipethis.com before then you will know that we love our kitchen gadgets. We have all the famous ones including an air fryer, 2 electric pressure cookers, blender, 2 slow cookers, a bread maker, ice cream maker and of course a soup maker.
We started building up our kitchen gadget collection in the year 2004 with our first slow cooker, followed by our first air fryer in 2011, which was followed up with our first soup maker in the year 2014.
I remember the year 2014 well because it was the year that my beautiful daughter Sofia was born. Its hard to believe that this week she will turn four. She was a 6-pound baby and always looked so little and delicate.
We bought our first soup maker mainly for her. We figured that when she was old enough we would use it to make her blended baby food, plus it would be big enough for us grown ups to have some soup whenever we wanted to as well.
I bought it a couple of months before she was born so that I could get some soup maker practice in. It was used for everything from making soups, homemade baby food, my homemade tomato sauce or just when we needed something quickly blending. Three years on and it broke. It turns out that it doesn’t like it when a teen blends something hard without liquid. I was gutted, and I still haven’t got around to replacing it. It was the Cuisinart Soup Maker.
Our next round of soup maker cooking came via the now famous Black Friday deals on Amazon.
We were with child again and this time we were looking for just a quick cheap one for mainly blending baby food with. As we were now doing most of our every day country style soups in our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, we were just looking for something that was cheap!
Jorge had been born in the September and then with his appetite and love for soup and the fact that he had bad colic meant that the November after, when he was 14 months we were looking for something just for him. We got it on an AMAZING deal and paid about £25 and even now can’t believe the price. It was the Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Maker.
Why Get A Soup Maker?
The first thing you must ask yourself is whether or not you should get a soup maker, before you even start to consider which soup maker brand/product would suit you.
The best thing about soup makers is how hands-free soup making can become. Instead of having to boil vegetables in a pan, then get out the blender or the food processor, it can all be done at once in one small sized kitchen gadget.
You can peel the vegetables (or use ready peeled if you have them), throw them into the soup maker, add a bit of stock and then let the soup maker do the work. Your setting that you choose on the soup maker will then give you either chunky or smooth soup.
It can also go beyond just making regular soup too.
When you first start weaning your baby off the breast milk, you can puree all their first fruit and vegetables and it can be a real time saver. I notice that there is a LOT of baby food makers on the market that cost more than a soup maker and don’t produce as much food for your baby.
Morphy Richards Soup Maker Vs Cuisinart Soup Maker
Let’s discuss the differences between the two and that way it should help you decide whether you want the Morphy Richards Soup Maker or the Cuisinart Soup Maker.
The Cuisinart Soup Maker
The Cuisinart Soup Maker was first released in 2006 in Great Britain. It is known as the SSB1U Soup Maker and is available in black with a clear blender style jug so that you can watch your soup cook. It takes just 20 minutes to produce amazing homemade soup.
Pros: Not only can you make soup in just 20 minutes, but you can also sauté your soup first, blend it to whatever style of soup you like and best of all use it in the summer for making your smoothies.
Cons: It is rather heavy duty so not so good for travelling with your soup maker.
RecipeThis.com Opinion: We loved the Cuisinart Soup Maker because we could make big batches of soup or sauces and then batch freeze the leftovers. It was also the perfect size for soup each for dinner for our family of 5. Many soup makers blenders are not that strong but with Cuisinart it feels like they had a blender first and added soup to it, making it a strong blender.
You could also use your Cuisinart as your main family steamer, blender and food processor and then free up some space in your kitchen. We did this.
The Morphy Richards Soup Maker
The Morphy Richards Soup Maker was first released in 2016 in Great Britain. It is known as the Morphy Richards Soup and Smoothie Maker and is available in black with a stainless-steel base. It is in the style of a large jug kettle. It takes 28 minutes to make perfect homemade soup.
Pros: At just over 2 kilos it is very light and perfect for travelling with. You could take it to work with you, take it on holiday and it fits nicely into a small cupboard. It is very good value for money, even more so if you pick it up during a sale like we did. If you have small children, its perfect for fast lunches or for pureed baby food.
If you are on a diet such as Weight Watchers or Slimming World, it’s the perfect budget gadget for loading up on soup. I know many of our readers follow Slimming World and use this model of Morphy Richards Soup Maker.
Cons: The soup area that you have for producing soup is small. I often have to make 2 batches in order to feed my family and its no good for bulking up meals.
Its blade comes down into the soup maker this means that you have less space for your soup ingredients and it would be better if it was just a quick fasten lid like most soup makers.
The blender function is not as powerful as many other soup maker brands. This means that if you have foods that are quite chunky like carrots, that it can take a while to blend and sometimes feels like an effort.
RecipeThis.com Opinion: We recommend the Morphy Richards Soup Maker especially for single people on a budget. It is just like having a large kettle and doesn’t take up much room in my kitchen.
Its easy to clean and we love also using it for if we just want a quick batch of soup to go with dinner.
My Soup Maker In ACTION
My favourite ever recipe with the soup maker has to be my homemade tomato sauce. I used to go through a lot of pans and a lot of washing up to make it before. It would take me an hour and that would include a big batch of it for the freezer. But add in a large soup maker like the Cuisinart Soup Maker and all of a sudden you have done 10 batches of tomato sauce in a flash.
Buy Your Soup Maker Today!
You get what you pay for, the Morphy Richards Soup Maker is really cheap compared to the Cuisinart Soup Maker. The Cuisinart Soup Maker had a much better blender and a capacity to bulk cook soup. It just comes down to how much soup you want to make and how often you will blend the soup for which one you should buy.
We are planning on upgrading on our Morphy Richards Soup Maker back to the Cuisinart Soup Maker, because now as a family of 5 with 5 hungry tummies to fill we need a larger soup maker.
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But if you are outside of the UK, then you won’t find the same choice in soup makers.
United States Soup Makers – We have noticed in the USA they have only just started to become available and are not really a trend. Portion sizes in the USA tends to be bigger and hearty soups are more preferred. Therefore, in the USA I would recommend the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker instead. We made soup when we were camping in 6 minutes and there was enough for 8 portions. If you want blended soup then a hand blender over the Instant Pot is the way to go!
Or alternatively you have the SoyaJoy kitchen gadget that makes soup, soy milk and a few other things and is more in the style of a soup maker.
The Instant Pot is more in your mid-price range with an average price of $80 and the SoyaJoy is priced at approximately $140 and is more in line with the Cuisinart brand.
Australian Soup Makers – We have noticed a growing trend of Aussie love for soup maker. Just like us they get a cold winter and love a big bowl of soup. We love the idea of the EuroChef brand and their 10 in 1 premium soup maker. It looks like the crème de la crème of soup makers. We just wish that it was available here in Portugal. It is also priced reasonably at $110 Aussie Dollars!