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.

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.

Top 12 Morphy Richards Soup Makers

Morphy Richards do make a very good range of soup makers and below I 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 a top 12 list just below.

On that list you will see a number in brackets. That is the average buyer rating which we have calculated from the many online buyer reviews. We collected the information from all of the online websites that sell these Morphy Richards soup makers, and then worked out the buyer average rating and score.

  1. Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker (92%)
  2. Morphy Richards Saute and Soup Maker 501014 (91%)
  3. Morphy Richards Soupmaker with Serrator Blade 501013 (90%)
  4. Morphy Richards Soupmaker 48822 (88%)
  5. Morphy Richards Soup and Smoothie Maker 501016 (88%)
  6. Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 (88%)
  7. Morphy Richards Soup and Smoothie Maker 501018 (86%)
  8. Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021 (84%)
  9. Morphy Richards Soup and Milk Maker 501000 (83%)
  10. Morphy Richards 501010 Soup Maker (82%)
  11. Morphy Richards 501012 Soup Maker (80%)
  12. Morphy Richards 501015 Soup and Smoothie Maker (78%)

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.

If you simply want to know which one is the best then I would strongly recommend the 501014 model which you can read about below. It has all the important functions and is a really good price so great value for money.​

No 1 Choice - Morphy Richards 501011 Saute & Soup Maker

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute & Soup Maker

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  • 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.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 2 Choice - Morphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker Review

orphy Richards 501014 Saute and Soup Maker Review

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  • 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 £89.99, 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 1,100 buyers rate this model with a 91% buyer satisfaction rating which is excellent.
91%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 3 Choice - Morphy Richards Soupmaker with Serrator Blade 501013 Review

Morphy Richards 501013 Soup Maker

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  • The main difference in this one and any that we have discussed so far is that this one has a serrated blade which is designed to make the chopping of vegetable really fast and easy.
  • Like the others this one has 4 soup settings smooth, chunky, juice and blend
  • It can make a range of soups in 21-28 minutes.
  • There are over 500 buyer reviews online and they have rated this model with a 90% buyer satisfaction rating which is once again a very high rating.
  • This one retails around £99.99 but you can usually find it much cheaper online.
90%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 4 Choice - Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 48822 Soupmaker

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  • 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 £45 depending on where you make your purchase.
  • It has received around 3,000 buyer reviews at Amazon and has achieved and maintained an average rating of 4.4 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.
88%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 5 Choice - Morphy Richards Soup and Smoothie Maker 501016 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
88%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 6 Choice - Morphy Richards Total Control Soup Maker 501020 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
88%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 7 Choice - Morphy Richards Soup and Smoothie Maker 501018 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
86%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 8 Choice - Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker 501021 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 9 Choice - Morphy Richards Soup and Milk Maker 501000 Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 10 Choice - Morphy Richards 501010 Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 11 Choice - Morphy Richards 501012 Soup Maker Review

Morphy Richards 501011 Saute and Soup Maker

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  • The 501012 does not have a great deal of reviews but it has a very high rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from those who have bought and reviewed this particular model.
  • It is available in either the orange trim shown or in a black trim if you prefer that one.
  • It does not have the sauté function that most buyers look for these days and that most likely explains the lower number of buyers.
  • The average price is £58-99 but in my opinion the one above is a much better purchase as it has a lot more functions.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

No 12 Choice - Morphy Richards 501015 Soup Maker Review

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  • 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 800 buyer reviews and an average buyer rating of 92%.
  • It also has a ton more features than the more basic models.
92%
Buyer Satisfaction

​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.