There is no reason not to like soup. It's endlessly variable before any discussion of ingredients even begins; it can be hot or cold, smooth or chunky, thick or thin, vegetarian or not. And of course, there can be combinations. Perhaps a silky smooth soup studded with chunky veggies or protein is called for.
The base of the soup is a platform that can appreciate any structure; it is all up to you to define -- and where to place the one machine that will make it for you.
The VonShef Jug Soup Maker Machine Blender is an affordable soup-making appliance. Combining a blending mechanism with a heating element, the countertop appliance offers one-stop soup preparation that's almost easier than opening up a can. The best part? This little guy will currently set you back only $50 with free shipping.
Recently available in the US, the electric soup maker comes from the UK, where its user reviews have been very positive and it costs around £30. (No modifications or adapters are necessary; the US version will plug right into the wall.)
In use, the 56-ounce (1.6-liter) soup maker automatically blends and cooks ingredients according to the preset mode that was selected, taking about 20-30 minutes to complete a batch. Convenience and versatility at an attractive price: what's not to like?