Best soup makers for easy meals: From Morphy Richards, Tower, Lakeland and more

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Preparing Green Vegetable Soup with Green Peas, Spinach and Apple Croutons in a blender
Blitz vegetables, meat and fish together for hearty soups full of flavour with these blenders. (Getty Images)

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When the cold weather arrives, sometimes there's no better meal than a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up.

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or a meat lover, there are endless recipes to try. If you're keen to expand your culinary repertoire, it's important to have the right cookware. Enter, the soup maker.

These electric blenders blitz ingredients together in less than 30 minutes, but many also have keep warm functions with the press of one button - which come in handy if you want to prep ahead of time, then enjoy a toasty bowl at lunchtime.

There are also varying sizes to help with batch cooking and serving larger families, all while making less mess and speeding up the soup-making process.

No matter if you want smooth or chunky soup, we've handpicked the best money can buy, taking into account budget, size and style.

The best soup makers for your kitchen

Morphy Richards 501050 Soup Maker | £79.99 from John Lewis

Morphy Richards 501050 Soup Maker
Morphy Richards' soup maker makes soups and smoothies, and has a keep warm function

This Morphy Richards soup maker whips up smooth soup in 21 minutes or a chunky consistency in 28 minutes. It also has a smoothie function if you want to blend fruit together in the mornings and the 1.6-litre jug is very generously sized. The keep warm function is a dab hand too, and will keep your recipe hot for up to 30 minutes.

Salter EK1548 1000W 1.6L Jug Electric Soup Maker | £39.99 (was £79.99) from Robert Dyas

Salter EK1548 1000W 1.6L Jug Electric Soup Maker
This Salter soup maker takes only 20 minutes to make smooth, chunky or cool blends

This fast-working soup maker takes only 20 minutes to cook up a heartwarming soup with three blend settings: smooth, chunky and cool. The jug design is also great for long journeys and camping. It's multi-purpose too, able to be used to create purees, dips and dressings.

Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker | £129.99 from Lakeland

Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker
This high tech Lakeland soup maker comes with a touch screen

For something more high-tech, this sleek soup maker from Lakeland ticks all our boxes. It can blend without heating soup, so if you want chilled cucumber soup, it's no bother. Taking just 30 minutes from start to finish, it can cook up thick or smooth blends, as well as crush ice. There are four settings and a stylish touch screen that'll be easy to clean too.

Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus | £140 from Selfridges

Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus
This Cuisinart soup maker cooks raw ingredients and has a slow stir function for ensuring your soup is smoothly blended

An investment home appliance for a budding chef, this Cuisinart soup maker is the real deal. The powerful blades can be adjusted with three heat settings to cook raw ingredients from scratch and the non-stick cooking plate makes for easy cleaning. Don't forget to make use of the slow stir function, which can come in handy to ensure a smooth blend or even be used to make risotto. Extra ingredients and seasoning can be added at any point during its cooking cycle.

Drew & Cole Soup Maker | £39.99 (was £59.99) from Very

Drew & Cole Soup Maker
This Drew & Cole soup maker caters to large families thanks to a 1.6-litre capacity

There are five functions on this Drew & Cole soup maker: smooth, chunky, memory function, smooth+ and auto clean. With the latter, simply add a drop of detergent and it'll clean itself. It only takes 19 minutes to make a freshly blended soup, so no more waiting at the stove, and it can alternate between cooking and blending.

Tower T12055 Soup & Smoothie Maker | £59 from Amazon

Tower T12055 Soup & Smoothie Maker
This Tower soup and smoothie maker comes with a flask too

For taking handmade soup and smoothies on the go, this Tower machine is perfect, as it comes with a 500ml flask that will keep your concoctions hot or cool. Cook up to six portions in this 1.6-litre capacity container, which is durable thanks to the stainless steel jug and blade.

George Home Silver 1.6L Soup Maker | £39 from Asda

George Home Silver 1.6L Soup Maker
This Asda soup maker is affordable and easy to use

If you're shopping on a budget, look no further than this Asda option. It can make smooth or chunky soups, as well as drinks, and the large capacity makes it great for batch cooking or whipping up a feast for larger families.

Haden Soup Maker | £52.35 (was £58.99) from Wayfair

Haden Soup Maker
This soup maker from Wayfair can make smoothies, soups and juices

Smart but simple, this soup maker from Wayfair has four functions: smooth, blend, chunky and juice – making it a budget-friendly multi-purpose machine. It's also designed with double-walled insulation to keep your soup hotter for longer.

Ninja Blender and Soup Maker HB150UK | £149 from Very

Ninja Blender and Soup Maker HB150UK
This Ninja blender and soup maker cooks and blend raw ingredients from scratch

Ninja is a leading home appliance brand, with some stellar devices in its arsenal, and this soup maker is no different. It's a powerful blender that works with hot and cold ingredients – even tougher vegetables – and the built-in cooking element means you'll have piping hot fresh soup from raw ingredients every time. There are 10 programs, as well as a cleaning function that'll save you all the washing up too. What more could you want?

Tower 1.6L Soup Maker including 500ml Flask | £69.99 from Very

Tower 1.6L Soup Maker including 500ml Flask
This Tower large soup maker comes with a rose gold flask

If you're looking for style and substance in your soup maker, take a look at this one from Tower. It has rose gold detailing and a matching flask, perfect for enjoying your tasty creations on the go. It can make up to six portions, whether you like a smooth or chunky consistency, and can even be used to make baby food.

Symple Stuff 4 in 1 Digital Soup Maker | £58.20 from Wayfair

Symple Stuff 4 in 1 Digital Soup Maker
This digital soup maker can make up to seven portions

For less than £60, this soup maker has a LED digital countdown and caters to chunky or smooth soup recipes and perfectly blended juices. It's the largest on our list too, with a 1.75 litre capacity, and includes a recipe guide for soups and smoothies, as well as a cleaning sponge and brush.

Daewoo Soup Maker | £54.96 from Amazon

Daewoo Soup Maker
This Daewoo soup maker is a fuss-free way to cook soups without making your kitchen messy

Amazon is a hub of home appliances and this Daewoo soup maker caught our eye for its clever dry-burning system that prevents soup burning or sticking to the sides. It also has an indicator light to keep you up to date on how your dish is coming along, and the overspill sensors will protect your kitchen from an unwanted mess.

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