If you make a lot of soup, investing in a good soup machine will save you time and effort. Read our review of this Tefal machine.
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Tefal Easy Soup
Pros: Clear functionality, easy to use, fast – smooth soup in 23 mins, chunky in 25 mins, 30 recipes, keep-warm function
Cons: No timer
For a little more, you get extra functionality with this Tefal soup maker. It still falls into the simple, soup-orientated category but it does offer 'keep warm' for 40 mins, 'auto clean' and a compote setting.
We did a test run using our carrot & coriander recipe and found with a capacity of 1.2 litres, we couldn't get all the stock in. Our Good Food recipe is meant for four, the manufacturer claims 1.2 litres is enough – if you haven't got a big appetite or are having soup as a starter we'd say that's fair, and it did turn out a smooth soup.
There are a lot of recipes to choose from, and we had a go at their sweet potato & red lentil soup. The 'soup with pieces' setting doesn't blend at all and produced a good result in 25 minutes.
You need to keep pieces small to ensure thorough cooking. We also used the blend button to make their mango lassi – this machine is perfect for the luxurious texture needed.
The easy cleaning button is a handy feature, but unlike some of the other soup makers that have this, it does not recommend using detergent. We can't quite get past not using soap, so gave it a further clean afterwards.
The instructions advise not to put the jug under running water, which makes it a bit trickier, but it still proved easier than cleaning a saucepan.
Capacity: Maximum 1.2 litres, minimum 1 litre
Dimensions: 15.5 x 22.5 x 36.7cm
Jug material: Stainless steel
Functions: Smooth (23 mins), soup with pieces (25 mins), compote (20 mins), blend (4 mins), easy clean (3 mins)
Cleaning: Auto clean or by hand, not dishwasher safe
Keep warm setting: Yes, 40 mins
Removable jug: No, but detachable power lead
Guarantee: Two years
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