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Soup maker thoughts please

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Noola Fri 30-Dec-22 15:47:59

I often find I have too many vegetables. I don't want to waste them though.

Do you have experience of a soup maker?

I live alone and so am wondering if it would be good to use one, but fear it may be just another gadget.

I'd be grateful for advice and thoughts, please.

Cs783 Mon 30-Jan-23 05:34:06

One tip from experience: red lentils can stick and burn onto the soup maker base, perhaps especially with tomatoey soup. I’ve learned to soak the lentils for a few hours before tipping them into the machine. My soup maker was out of action and in disgrace in the cupboard a copule of times for this! Other than I’ve enjoyed soup maker soup for lunch for years now. I’m definitely in the really love it group.

mumofmadboys Mon 30-Jan-23 07:28:55

I always start by putting some water in the soup maker and that stops things from sticking.

ParlorGames Mon 30-Jan-23 07:40:29

I used to make soup in a large saucepan on the hob but that was before I bought an Instant Pot which doubles as a pressure cooker or a slow cooker - It has been a game changer for soup making.
Personally, I wouldn't bother spending on a soup maker, as someone else commented "just another gadget in the cupboard".