Whoever came up with the advertising slogan, "Soup is good food" was spot on. Soup is good food. And good for you, too, especially when you make it yourself. Cuisinart is set to introduce (sorry U.S., looks like just U.K. for now) the Cuisinart Soup Maker in September 2009. The name may be uncomplicated and accurately reflect the simple nature of soup, but this blender-meets-heater is all business.
The soup maker is designed to help you create delicious homemade soups from start to finish. Even the ability to lightly saute aromatics is integrated. For example, you could start by softening some onions and garlic on the nonstick heater plate, and then add ingredients to blend. Four blending speeds and a pulse function are available to allow you to achieve the desired consistency. All the while, an integrated heater lets you choose from a high, medium, or low settings, cooking the soup directly in the blender. A timer function keeps track of cooking time for you, truly making this all-in-one device a convenient option for soup aficionados.
One of the biggest benefits of soup is its high comfort factor. Nothing beats a bowl of warm soup. Nothing, that is, except a bowl of warm homemade soup. With a combination appliance such as this soup maker, the comfort level is pushed even further as it reduces the time spent cooking, giving you more time to relax.