Top positive review
Great for one or two people, so easy and healthy.
7 October 2018
I dithered on getting the big version or this and this is just perfect as I live on my own. I fill it to the lower line and it does me two bowls of soup, one of which I have the next day. I'm just making it up as I go along, not following recipes, but I suppose onions, sweet potato and half a vegetarian stock cube are essentials at the moment (I'm a vegetarian but you can use precooked meat eg ham). I made a tomato soup with tinned tomatoes, left over baked beans, onions, half stock cube, some sweet potato and chose the smooth setting and it came out great, not too thick or thin. I made a pea soup (including potato) which was quite thick, and my next attempt will be mushroom. Chop up your veg into small pieces which isn't hard as you aren't doing huge amounts. Put some liquid in first eg stock or a light spray of olive oil to the inside base, then the veg etc and then top up to the min or max line (marked on the inside so easy to see) with water. I always use hot water. There are some recipes in the instruction booklet but I'm happy using leftovers or what's in my fridge. I don't add sugar or salt so feel this is much healthier for me and I love the taste. I fill it, turn it on, choose the setting and then it heats, and whirrs away near the end, for about 20 minutes and you come back to a delicious soup. Be aware the outside gets hot. The lid comes off easily as it has a lift up handle and isn't that heavy. It just looks like another kettle in my kitchen. I'm hooked now, absolutely love it. It's not bad to clean; I often put water inside it leaving it to soak inside, then after eating wash it, you can use blend just to help it along first if you wish; but I haven't had anything stuck so far. So glad I bought this. I'd recommend it.