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Re: I Might Buy A Soup Maker!

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So you've not made a great bowl of chilli? Or a lovely Bolognese to go with pasta? No pies? No soups? Not even a simple ratatouille? That's a real shame.

How does one "sweat" veg in water exactly? surely that's just boiling or blanching? What would be the point?
No chilli ever here food of the devil but you can make a reasonable bolognaise starting the base off in the microwave in water, add to the vegemince. Never made ratatouille either.

Pies and things yes but very occasionally these days, not good for a diabetic to have all those carbs.

Soups I make almost daily but again started in water.
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09-01-2017, 06:53 PM
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Re: I Might Buy A Soup Maker!

I've looked at soup makers, and tbh I can't justify the cost, and I make soup twice a week, every week

My stock pot and a stick blender if required


I don't sit and watch my soup being made either, I get on with other things. Soup is made whilst I'm in the kitchen anyway cooking dinner

And yes,veg needs sweating off or roasting first
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09-01-2017, 07:37 PM
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Re: I Might Buy A Soup Maker!

In recent years I have said a big NO to any kitchen gadgets. I have saved myself a fortune and I'm no worse off.

I've made lovely soups for years and just use a big saucepan and a blender. I don't want any more gadgets cluttering up my kitchen.

Personally I wouldn't waste your money.
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09-01-2017, 07:45 PM
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I use a stick blender and a saucepan for my soups too ....but I would like to get a new blender but havnt a clue which sort is the best to buy ...Id like to be able to blend fruit to make smooth drinks or add the blended fruit with yoghurts....
I dont have that many gadgets atm in the kitchen so a blender might be a good addition
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09-01-2017, 07:55 PM
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Re: I Might Buy A Soup Maker!

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No chilli ever here food of the devil
What?! Seriously ?! It's just Bolognese with as much or as little cayenne pepper to suit taste !

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but you can make a reasonable bolognaise starting the base off in the microwave in water
Ewwww! Microwave ?!! That's very sad imo.

There can't be any real flavour in that.

For all these things you really need to fry off onions and garlic and leeks if you're using them. It's the caramelisation process that creates the flavour. Without it all you have is drab boiled veg flavours.
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09-01-2017, 08:12 PM
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Realist, you need to remember that not everyone is as fortunate as yourself.

We have many people , who, because of problems with their health, in particular arthritis, cannot do what you can.

They still want healthy foods.

It is very easy for them to buy frozen vegetables, put them in the machine and get a healthy meal.

They cannot peel the vegetables, or lift a pan.
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09-01-2017, 09:09 PM
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It is very easy for them to buy frozen vegetables, put them in the machine and get a healthy meal.

They cannot peel the vegetables, or lift a pan.
So how will they lift a kettle of water to fill the machine?
How will they lift the soup container out of the machine when it's ready?

C'mon Swim. Frying a few vegetables isn't hard even for someone with arthritis. Just keep them moving around the pan with a spatula.
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10-01-2017, 01:34 PM
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What in the world is a soup maker? I'm intrigued.
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What in the world is a soup maker? I'm intrigued.
Linda, This is the soup maker l was thinking of buying but after looking at them in Costco. I changed my mind! I will stick to my pressure cooker or saucepan and use my 40+ year old Bamix to liquidise the soup!


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12-01-2017, 11:29 PM
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Linda, This is the soup maker l was thinking of buying but after looking at them in Costco. I changed my mind! I will stick to my pressure cooker or saucepan and use my 40+ year old Bamix to liquidise the soup!
Thanks for the info. But I'm with you. I think I'll just stick to my Dutch oven. Can't beat that for homemade soups.
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