Morphy Richards 501013 Soup Maker Review

This 501013 model of soup maker from Morphy Richards came out as the number three soup maker on our top 12 list. With an average buyer rating of 91% you can tell that this one is very high quality, and it is also affordable.

This particular model has an RRP of £99.99, but you can almost always find this a great deal cheaper online.

It has attracted over 500 buyer online reviews, so clearly this particular model sells really well.  We have completed a full review below. However if you are pushed for time you can click on the link just below to read the reviews at Amazon UK.

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For now though, lets continue on with the review of this 501013 model, so as you can better understand its features, and decide if this is the right soup maker for your needs.

Features of the Morphy Richards 501013 Soup Maker

  • This model has a serrator blade which is great for the chopping and slicing of all ingredients.
  • Four settings – smooth, chunky, juice and full blend
  • 1.6 litre capacity – serves up to 4 people
  • Fresh homemade soup in as little as 28 minutes
  • Non stick coating that makes it easy and quick to clean
  • Weighs 2.35 Kg and measures 17 x 22.4 x 31 cm
  • 1,000 watts of power

It is worth pointing out at this stage that this is a basic soup maker. As such it lacks what we believe to be a couple of important features. It does not have a pause function, and you can not saute the ingredients in the maker.

Having the saute function allows you to initially saute off ingredients like onion, garlic etc inside the maker and we think that adds a lot of flavour to soups. Having the pause function also allows you to pause the cooking cycle to add seasoning, or to add ingredients near the end of the cycle.

If you want a soup maker that has both those functions, then we would recommend the 501014 model, that is around the same price as this model.

You can read our full review of the 501014 model by clicking here.

However if you are happy enough that you don't need those two features, then please continue on reading our review of this model.

501013 Main Review

  • 78 % of buyers gave the 501013 model a full 5 star rating
  • 7% of all buyers gave this one a bad rating

Most buyers said this was a great kitchen gadget, and it certainly is a simple and effective method to quickly make great tasting soups. Buyers also said they liked the fact that they could pick from 4 different settings.

91%
Buyer Satisfaction

As with the rest of the range, this soup maker that can make up to a 1.6 litre capacity. That is suitable for making enough soup for up to four to six  servings. The easy to use control panel has an LED countdown display. That display shows exactly how long your soup has left to cook. That is handy as it allows you to get on with other things around the home. 

What Buyers Liked about the Morphy Richards 501013

Below I have summarised what the majority of buyers liked about this model

  • This is a good basic quality soup maker without the frills
  • It is easy to use and easy to clean
  • Some soups ready in just 25-28 minutes
  • Great for regular and frequent use
  • The soup is hot and delicious

What Buyers Didn't Like

  • Some buyers said this stopped working after just a few uses and had to be replaced under warranty
  • Doesn't have a keep warm setting
  • Some buyers say when they plug this in, it trips their electricity in the home

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.

Our Verdict on the Morphy Richards 501013 Soup Maker

  • This is a good but very basic soup maker
  • It did come out as the number three on our top 12 list of Morphy Richard soup makers.
  • The price is affordable for most people
  • It does have limited features and we think the pause function and the saute function are important, which this one does not have.
  • It certainly looks well and it really is a great kitchen gadget to own if you like a good tasting soup for your lunch
  • Many buyers make a couple of different soups at the start of the week and then freeze them for lunches etc
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