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I like nothing better than a hot soup and in the past I have been known to cheat and buy whatever tin of soup has been on offer in the Supermarket. I then got a taste for the soups that were fresh and so I didn’t want to go back to the tins, however this was having a serious effect on my purse strings so I decided that I would start making my own soups! I enjoy cooking and with some planning on my part and getting myself organised I was able to make some fresh soup. This was great, but I was using a hand held blender and as I prefer my soup to be a little less thick and chunky I decided to invest in a soup maker. I have a number of different gadgets in my kitchen so I was not afraid to give a new one ago. After looking around I decided to invest in the Waring WSM1U Soup maker and here are my thoughts.
I did quite a lot of looking around before I invest in this product, that was about 6 months ago now and the best price for me was making the purchase off Amazon. Here, the soup maker cost me £89.99. I think that its quite an expensive product but I really hoped that the price would justify itself. I saw this on a couple of other electrical websites but for slightly more and as Amazon is reliable I opted for this.
When the soup maker arrived, it was well packaged and in a cardboard box. Once I had opened it I saw that the soup maker came with a one year guarantee as well as a great instruction booklet. Keen to give this ago I was soon setting it up on my worktop. The capacity of the soup maker is 1.75 litres and it is 1000w in power. I like the look of the soup maker, the design is simple yet effective in my opinion. It is a mixture of black and grey and then the jug where the ingredients go is clear so you can see what you are cooking up as well as it being marked with capacity measurements.
I guess this is very similar to a blender, there is 600w of power in the motor and there are 3 heat options for the soup. I tend to either use the hottest and serve almost immediately or make my soup and leave on a cooler setting, ready to eat later in the day. There are also 4 speed settings with the soup maker, it really does depend on what ingredients that you are using when it comes to which speed you operate this at.
I have found the soup maker to be very safe to use, although the chrome blades of the blender are really sharp, there is a secure lid that needs to be in place before the blades will be activated. Even when it comes to cleaning, the soup maker is dishwasher safe, you can also give it a good clean with soapy water, it is still really quite safe and you don’t have much contact with the blades themselves.
I first started using this with something really easy, potato and leek soup, it dealt with my potato really well and the leek, being the softer ingredient was really easy! I find that this is quite loud when it is doing the blending, especially when on the quickest speed but it is only for a few seconds and you get used to it. What I like is that the soup will then sit in the blender until you are ready toi serve it.
It is not just soups that I have now cooked in the blender; I have cooked all manner of sauces and puree mixtures in there now. I have certainly been impressed with how effortless this all appears to be for the blender. I have cooked soups with meats in and I find that this is better on a slower speed to start with and then you can always speed the process up, it seems to cut through the chunks better. It is also great at mixing pasta and rice into soups as well.
In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending this blender, it is really effective and efficient and although it is expensive in the first instance, it has been a great value for money item for me, it is one of those gadgets that has not yet made it to the back of a cupboard, its firmly on the worktop!
5 out of 5 from me
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