Breville Soup Maker

breville-soup-maker-1If you’re looking for an easy way to use up your leftover veggies each week, or want to whip up healthy lunches in a hurry, the Breville Soup Maker could be the ideal gadget for you. This soupmaker can make you a big batch of soup from scratch, all you need to do is cut your veggies or ingredients up and throw them in and you’ll have a hot bowl of soup in 20 minutes.

Rating: 4.75

Price: ££

Key Points

  • 1.75 litre capacity, jug made of glass rather than plastic
  • 600 W motor
  • makes a hot bowl of soup in 20 minutes
  • fairly heavy: 5.5kg
  • multifunctional: can also whip up smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, and dips and crush ice
  • hot plate to sauté vegetables and other soup ingredients
  • 4 different speeds and a pulse button allow you to customise your soup consistency
  • hot or cold blending speeds
  • timers to alert you when each process is complete
  • able to work through larger and harder pieces of vegetables
  • can be fully disassembled for cleaning; dishwasher safe

Design

breville-soup-makerThis is quite a big soupmaker: it has a 1.75 litre capacity, so it’s ideal for making plenty of soup to freeze and store for chilly days. Unlike most other soupmakers, the jug is made of glass rather than plastic, making it sturdier and of a better build quality. The base unit is made of stainless steel, giving it a strong, stylish look that will complement your kitchen.

Because of its design and size, the Breville soupmaker is quite heavy, it weighs about 5.5 kg, so customers who have difficulty lifting heavier things or want a more light, compact machine might want to look elsewhere.

Otherwise, we were impressed with the quality of this soup maker, especially for a mid-range device. It’s definitely stronger than others that we’ve seen, and it should have better durability as a result, giving you years of easy soup making.

Plenty Of Functions

Aside from making soup with the Breville soupmaker, you can use it for plenty of other kitchen tasks. The machine can make quick smoothies, milkshakes and cocktails, and you can use it to crush ice or make sauces or dips.

In terms of its soup making capabilities, this machine is ideal for getting you through the entire cooking process with no extra work. While some soupmakers simply heat and blend your soup, this one can sauté your vegetables for you on its hot plate. It then boils and simmers, then stirs and blends to your own taste. You can choose from 4 different speeds to pick your preferred consistency, and there’s also a pulse button to customise your recipe further.

Easy To Use

breville-soup-maker-3For the most part, the Breville soupmaker is extremely easy to use. The soupmaker does have to be watched for most of the time while you’re cooking. There are timers that let you know when each section of the process is complete, but you may want to keep an eye on things to ensure that everything is as you want it before the machine moves on to the next step. When the cooking process is complete, you can blend the soup to get the kind of texture you’re after, and the Breville soupmaker allows you to choose between hot or cold blending speeds.

Fast And Powerful

The Breville soup maker works very quickly: it’s one of the fastest on the market, producing soup in 20 minutes, and gives consistently good quality results. The powerful six way angled blades are efficient and make for speedy soup making, which is perfect for people short on time. It can also work through larger chunks of vegetables or meat, while other soup makers struggle with bigger pieces and require you to slice your ingredients finely before cooking.

Easy To Clean

breville-soup-maker-2Unlike many other soup makers on the market, the Breville machine can be fully disassembled, making it far easier to clean than some of the competitors. It’s also safer in this sense, because you can remove the parts and avoid the blade instead of having to reach in and clean around it.

You can take everything apart, and as long as you rinse it off soon after making your soup it’s quick and simple to clean, so it’ll be ready for your next batch in no time.

The non-stick cooking plate also makes everything much easier. Many soup makers suffer from problems with burning on the bottom or certain ingredients sticking, but this machine works well in that sense.

If you have a dishwasher then you’ll be pleased to hear that the Breville Soup Maker is dishwasher safe, setting it apart from most other soup makers.

Should You Buy It?

We were very impressed by the Breville Soup Maker. It isn’t the cheapest on the market, but it does cost a fair bit less than some more expensive models, and it offers superior performance to some of the cheaper soup makers out there.

If you’ve got a little extra to spend then we’d definitely recommend this machine. It’s fast, reliable and has a design quality that will guarantee long lasting performance. Depending on what you’re looking for in a soup maker, it could also save you time on the cooking process, unlike cheaper devices that don’t do as much of the work for you.

Thanks to its multi-functional capabilities, the Breville Soup Maker can do many of your kitchen tasks for you, making it an all around convenient, good value appliance.