Morphy Richards Soup Maker Reviews

One of the most popular brands for high quality soup makers in the United Kingdom is Morphy Richards. They have the widest range available and all of them get top notch reviews.

So if you are in the market for a machine that can make great tasting soup, then this range is certainly well worth a look.

Top Rated Morphy Richards Soup Makers

Morphy Richards do make a very good range of soup makers and below we have listed their best models. They have a total of around 12 different models and they all get good reviews. They are all slightly different though in terms of features so we have explained those differences below. We have provided our list just below.

  1. Morphy Richards Soupmaker 48822 - This is by far their biggest seller with over 9,500 online buyer reviews.
  2. Morphy Richards Saute and Soup Maker 501014 - This model is also popular because it has the very useful sauté function which allows you to sauté items such as onions and garlic in the soup maker when starting to make your chosen soup
  3. Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 - Some buyers prefer a soup maker with a clean white appearance, and this is an ideal choice for that preference. Also a very good choice for beginners.
  4. Morphy Richards 501027 Compact Saute & Soup Maker - Most compact. This is a newer and smaller 1 litre size model and includes a sauté function. This is better suited for someone living alone or for a couple.
  5. Morphy Richards 501050 Clarity Soup Maker - Transparent. If you prefer to see what is going on, then a clear glass soup maker is the answer to that issue
  6. Morphy Richards 501025 Soup Maker - This one comes with integrated weighing scales and is fairly new to the UK marketplace.
  7. Morphy Richards 501011 Saute & Soup Maker - this model gets the highest buyer rating for Morphy Richard soup makers.

As you can see from the list above the model numbers are all pretty similar and they have a lot in common as well in terms of power and capacity. They are all mainly powered by 1,000 watts and they have a soup capacity of 1.6 litres. The main variations are in the price points, the appearance and also in a few of the features so let's have a look at those.

Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 48822 Soupmaker

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90% buyer satisfaction rating based on 9,500+ online buyer reviews

  • This model has been out the longest and has been for a very long time their biggest seller. The average price for this model is around £60 depending on where you make your purchase.
  • It has received around 9,500 buyer reviews at Amazon and has achieved and maintained an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars which is of course a very high rating.
  • This model uses a motorised blending style in the actual lid and has a stainless steel body.
  • It still remains a very popular choice and is of course fast at making soup with the average time being 21-25 minutes from beginning to end.
  • This is a good basic soup maker that has been well tested and very well rated and reviewed.

Morphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker Review

orphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker Review

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92% buyer satisfaction rating based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews

  • This one probably is the best choice of all for a number of reasons.
  • The price is really good  with an average price of around £70, but is usually cheaper online. You also get the sauté function, which I think all modern soup makers should now have as standard.
  • It has the usual 4 settings to make a wide range of soups and it also has the all important pause function should you wish to add other ingredients or seasoning during the cooking process.
  • With this one you can also make juices and smoothies so that for me is a great added function which I particularly love.
  • You can also make milk shakes with this one and for me this model is hands down the best Morphy Richard's model of them all.
  • Over 3,000 buyers rate this model with a 92% buyer satisfaction rating which is excellent.

Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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88% buyer satisfaction rating based on 1,100+ online buyer reviews

  • As you can tell from the title of this model this one has the important sauté function. In other words you have the ability to actually sauté vegetables and meats in the soup maker which is very useful for retaining flavours. This one is  expensive with an average price of around £116 depending on where you decide to buy.
  • It has 4 settings for smooth soups, chunky broth style soup, blended soup and also can create juices in about 2 minutes.
  • It also has a pause function which is handy as it allows you to pause the cooking cycle and add seasoning during the cooking process. (Also useful if you forget to add an ingredient) 
  • This one has over 1,100 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 88%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.

Morphy Richards 501027 Compact Saute & Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 501027

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90% buyer satisfaction rating based on 350+ online buyer reviews

  • This is a smaller and more compact 1 litre model, so better suited for someone living alone or for a couple - makes 2 large portions of soup
  • It has 4 functions - smooth, chunky, blend and pre-clean
  • It also has the very useful sauté function and making a soup takes around 20 minutes from beginning to end
  • This one has over 350 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 90%.
  • There is an automatic keep warm function and it is also really easy to clean
  • The majority of buyers liked the size of it as it made it easier to store.

Morphy Richards 501050 Clarity Soup Maker Clear Like Glass Review

Morphy Richards 501050

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84% buyer satisfaction rating based on 200+ online buyer reviews

  • This is a 1.6 litre model, and as you can see, it is designed so as you can actually see the soup while it is cooking
  • It has 2 soup settings and a blender setting
  • This one has over 200 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 84%.
  • There is an automatic keep warm function and it is also really easy to clean
  • Like most soup makers this takes around 20 minutes to make your soup and it makes chunky soup which you can the blend using the blend function

Morphy Richards 501025 Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 501025 Soup Maker

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90% buyer satisfaction rating based on 250+ online buyer reviews

  • This is a 1.6 litre model, and as you can see, it is designed so as you can actually weigh your ingredients
  • It has 2 soup settings and a blender setting
  • This one has over 250 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 90%.
  • There is an automatic keep warm function and it is also really easy to clean thanks to the top down blade
  • Like most soup makers this takes around 20-25 minutes to make your soup and it makes chunky soup which you can the blend using the blend function

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute & Soup Maker

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute & Soup Maker

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92% buyer satisfaction rating based on 750+ online buyer reviews

  • As you can tell from the title of this model this one has the important sauté function. In other words you have the ability to actually sauté vegetables and meats in the soup maker which is very useful for retaining flavours. This one is  expensive with an average price of around £126-£145 depending on where you decide to buy.
  • It has 4 settings for smooth soups, chunky broth style soup, blended soup and also can create juices in about 2 minutes.
  • It also has a pause function which is handy as it allows you to pause the cooking cycle and add seasoning during the cooking process. (Also useful if you forget to add an ingredient) 
  • This one has over 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.

The Morphy Richards Brand

I think before you buy something from a company it is always a good idea to know a little something about the company. First of all they are a UK brand based in Swinton Meadows, Yorkshire, England and they were founded back in 1936 just before the First World War. Donal Morphy was an electrical engineer and Charles Richards was a salesman who combined their knowledge and started this now well known company.

In the 1950s they then started to develop steam irons. Morphy then sold his shares to a company called EMI and Richards joined a company called GEC. A new Managing Director was appointed called Willis Roxborough and he changed the emphasis of the company to making home and domestic appliances.

In the early 1970s BDA joined with Hotpoint, GEC, English Electric and Morphy Richards and dominated the UK market for millions of household products. Almost every home in the UK would have had some form of appliance made by Morphy Richards, be that a toaster or an iron. At one stage they even merged with the Schreiber Furniture company, before eventually BDA changed its name to the now popular Hotpoint brand.

They are now owned by the Glenn Dimplex Group who are an Irish based consumer electrical good firm and acquired them in 1985. They have continued to produce household appliances and as you can imagine are up against plenty of competition in this market.

Summary of the Morphy Richards Range of Soup Makers

As you can see they have a nice range of soup makers. For me there is only one choice and that is the 501014. The models all have the same 1.6 litre capacity and the same power so there is nothing to choose between them on that. For me having a sauté function is a must for getting the very best flavours. I also have found the pause function to be invaluable.

Often I may forget to add an ingredient such as garlic or a pinch of something. Being able to pause the cooking process and add this is I think very important. So overall for me the 501014 is my best recommendation.

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