Review: Morphy Richards soup maker – pea, ham and mint soup

This is a guest post from Mari of Mari’s World fame as I have a small kitchen and a disinclination towards cooking.

It’s not very often you get invited to guest post on somebody’s blog and then get to call them a doughnut, right? But that is what I am about to do and I am so very pleased that Slummy single mummy missed the trick on this one as I am now the very proud and excited owner of a Morphy Richards soup maker.

I have been longing for one since the summer time, dreaming of me quickly whipping up homemade soups for my lunch and being very nutritious and frugal but prices range from around £40.00 to £140.00 so that stopped me.

THEN I met Slummy single mummy at an event, funnily enough it was a cooking event and she is very forward in saying cooking is not one of her passions and she’ll take the easy life every time. She said she’d been offered a soup maker by Morphy Richards and didn’t want it as she didn’t have space and didn’t know how to use a soup maker, and was anyone interested. My hand shot in the air faster than the blenders spinning blades, ‘Me, me, me, I’ll have it… please’

It was a match made in heaven, I got the soup mixer and Slummy single mummy gets a post all about it.

The Morphy Richards soup maker takes up the same amount of space as a kettle on the worktop, it’s made in stainless steel and has a removable lid which contains the blade and heating element. It is so easy to use any fool could work it out and my first trial was to make one of Morphy Richards’ own recipes that intrigued me for the speed to make it, the frozen peas element and of course the delicious ingredients used. I tried

Really quick and easy pea, ham and mint soup

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time: 21 minutes
Setting: smooth
Serves 4

Ingredients

450g frozen peas
20g fresh mint, leaves only (I didn’t have this)
200g ham – chopped/shredded
800ml hot stock from cube or vegetable
4 tsps olive oil
75ml creme fraiche (I didn’t have any so used Philadelphia instead)

Now get this…

  1. Place the peas, hot stock, mint and ham in the soup maker and select the smooth setting (this will last 21 minutes)
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add the olive oil (I didn’t) and the creme fraiche and using the blend button blend the soup again for 20 seconds
  3. Serve with crusty bread or sliced bread like I did. ;)

How easy is that? Chuck it all in and press a button. That is the moment I fell in love with my soup maker.

I was careful not to immerse the bits in water but it washed up very easily and now sits waiting for today’s trial of French Style Pistou but you’ll have to nip over to Mari’s World to see the outcome of that one and this time I’ll be using the chunky setting…isn’t it exciting?

 

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15 Comments

  1. 26 November, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I love my soup maker though mine is a different brand, I also invested in the covent garden soup company recipe book which has some great soup recipes but also some very strange ones – even a chocoholic like me raised a questioning eyebrow at chocolate soup!

    • 27 November, 2012 / 8:01 am

      Chocolate soup??? I cooked a Covent Garden soup recipe once – cheese and bacon I think it was. It sounded like it was going to be delicious but it was horrid – just like eating a bowl of cheese sauce!

  2. 26 November, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    must admit I did not like mine, tried it twice and gave up with it.

    • 27 November, 2012 / 8:00 am

      Really? What didn’t you like about it? I let Mari review this one as I knew I wouldn’t get much use out of it, but that’s because I tend to have a go on gadgets like this and then get bored after about a week!

  3. 27 November, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    I LOVED it and have since done the French style pistou which was simple to make and delicious too, I think I’ll be using this a lot as a WAHM, thanks Jo ;)

  4. 19 March, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Your very lucky… as the saying goes one persons loss is another persons gain… enjoy your soup maker

  5. 13 December, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Superb site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get suggestions from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

  6. John
    28 January, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Is there a difference between this model and the 501010 red version?

  7. 23 August, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Never thought about getting a soup maker but this one sounds like a good Idea, the pea and and mint soup sounds lovely I would love to give it a try

  8. 20 July, 2016 / 6:47 am

    Great recipe! Love my soup maker and how easy it is to use.

  9. Emma Davies
    28 April, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Have just tried this recipe and it is absolutely beautiful. Even my partner liked it and he’s such a fussy eater!! Thanks for sharing xx

  10. S Rope
    4 February, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    I used the recipe for pea and ham soup from the booklet that came with my Murphy Richards soup maker. Was very disappointed with the result as extremely thick and very stodgy. So I decided to check on line recipe for same soup maker and noticed the quantity was different. In the booklet it says…..600gms of frozen s peas…..20gms of mint leaves….225gms cooked shredded ham….100gms potatoe diced….800ml hot ham stock made with ham stock cube….2tbsp olive oil…3 rounded tbsp creme fraiche. Salt and pepper to taste.
    So obviously a mistake made in the printing. I love my soup maker and this is the first failure I had.
    Morphs Richards should make it known to perspective buyers that the recipe for this soup is incorrect in the booklet.

  11. 12 August, 2021 / 7:33 pm

    At home we love our soup maker. We have been using it for 10 years already and we never get tired of it.

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