Top Soup-Maker Tips:
- Try to prepare your ingredients in advance as much as possible. Most recipes are simply ‘chop & plop’ so it’s pretty straightforward. If you’re in a real rush you could always pick up pre-chopped vegetables from your supermarket.
- It’s always best, and most efficient, to boil the water used for the stock or liquid addition just before adding it to the soup-maker. If you use water straight from the tap, you may find some vegetables aren’t quite cooked when the soup’s ready, especially if the vegetables are cumbersome or tough. Starting with hot stock gives it a better chance to add more flavour and taste.
- Chop your ingredients into small pieces, especially tough veggies such as potatoes, carrots, squash and turnip. This allows the vegetables to fully cook in the short soup maker cycle.
- Ensure the lid is placed fully on and secure.
- Make sure all meat that goes into the soup maker is pre-cooked. Soup makers do not have long enough settings to cook your meat.
- Due to the starch and sugars present in some foods, a slight burning may occur if they are placed in direct contact with the inside base of the jug. To prevent this, add half a cup of water or stock to the Soup Maker before placing in any solid ingredients. Then top up with the remaining liquid specified in your recipe.
- If you plan to use anything frozen, make sure the ingredients are fully thawed first. There may be damage to the blade if content is still frozen. (Using frozen fruit for your smoothies or milkshakes should be okay though.)
- Do NOT open the lid during cooking. If you do you may find yourself splattered with very hot liquid.
- Follow your manufacturer’s minimum and maximum guidelines. The Morphy Richards Soup Maker jug has these clearly marked on the inside of the jug.
- Do not submerge either part (lid or jug) of your soup maker fully in to water when cleaning. These contain electrical components that can be damaged by water.
- Take time to have a good read of the Morphy Richards instruction manual to help ensure longevity and optimum use.
SAFETY WHEN USING A SOUP MAKER
- NEVER fill your soup maker outside of the minimum and maximum fill levels.
- Do NOT immerse any parts of your soup maker fully in water.
- Keep soup makers and kettles away from the edge of counters to avoid them being dragged over the edge, especially if you have children.
- Do not be tempted to open the lid during cooking. Although designed to cut out, the soup maker contents may still splash over you.
- Don’t attempt to use the soup maker to warm up pre-packaged or shop bought soup. It’s designed to make perfect soup from scratch and anything else may burn to the base of the element, causing damage to the product. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised!
- Finally, it goes without saying, NEVER touch the serrator blade. Always be careful when handling and cleaning the blade element of the soup-maker.
Take a look at our Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Recipe for a step by step guide to making it in your soup maker.
And if you need convincing, read our Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Soup-Maker