Small Kitchen Appliances

Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker Reviews

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our review on the Morphy Richards 48822 soup maker. This remains their biggest selling soup maker and with over 10,000 online buyer reviews it clearly does sell really well.

The 48822 model has a 1.6 litre capacity and that is big enough to make 6 small starter servings or 4 large servings. It takes about 21 minutes for a smooth blended soup and around 25 minutes for a chunky style broth.

It has a stainless steel body, the controls are in the lid, and there are 4 settings, smooth, chunky, juice or blend. When you pick either smooth or chunky a countdown timer kicks in and dings when the soup is ready.

Morphy Richards 48822 Buyer Rating Summary

This soup maker has been out for a few years now in the UK and is classed as a basic model that is very easy to use.

Overall Rating: 
4.5/5 stars




How Buyers Rate the Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker

Buyer Satisfaction
  • This soup maker has an overall buyer satisfaction rating of 90%
  • 77% of all online buyers give this a full 5 star rating
  • 5% of all online buyers give this a poor review

This is based on 10,000+ online buyers at the time of writing this review.

What Buyers Say

The fact that there are over 10,000 buyer reviews online is a very strong indicator that this product sells really well in the UK Market. We know now that is also has a high 90% buyer satisfaction rating which is also a good sign.

When we do our research, we also read as many reviews as possible. We then summarise those opinions into a Pros and Cons table, which we have shown below.


  • The vast majority of buyers said this was very good value for money  
  • Buyers say this soup maker is really easy to clean
  • Buyers say the soup tastes great and you can also make the soup in batches and freeze it if you prefer
  • Buyers like the recipe book that comes with this as it gives them plenty of ideas


  • No sauté function
  • A few buyers say it just stopped working

Main Review

When you compare this model to other soup makers, then in terms of price, at under £70, this is around the average price on the market. It is a basic model and deliberately designed to be very easy to use both in terms of making the soup and cleaning up afterwards.

Making the Soup

All you have to do is prepare and chop your ingredients into small pieces. 1 cm chunks), and add a vegetable or chicken stock cube. Then place them inside the soup maker and fill with cold water and choose either the smooth or chunky setting.

(For best results add half a cup of water or stock to the soup maker before placing in any solid ingredients. The reason for this is that some ingredients have either starch and sugars in them, These may stick to the inside base of the jug if they are placed in direct contact, and the water stops that from happening)

The smooth setting takes 19 minutes and the chunky setting takes 25 minutes. Our top tip is to cut your ingredients to small sizes as that allows them to cook much easier.

The control panel has an LED countdown display that shows exactly how long your soup has left to cook.

The Clean Up

This soup maker has a non-stick coating making that makes for fast and easy cleaning a breeze. Once you are finished with the soup maker, rinse it under the tap, and then wipe it with a soapy sponge and your soup maker is ready for next time.

Drinks - Making Smoothies and Juice

This can also be used to make smoothies and juices such as milk shakes. The unit comes with a small recipe book that will give you a few ideas to get started. This maker has a Juice setting and also a blender setting for this purpose. 

Our Verdict on the Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker. (501021)

This is a good choice for a family who enjoy fresh tasting home made soup as it can make 1.6 litres

This maker is really easy to use and really easy to clean afterwards - simple LED control panel with simple selections

It is also good that it can make other drinks such as smoothies

It comes with a 12 month guarantee and if you register your purchase online at their website, they will extend the warranty for a further 12 months, which is definitely worth doing

90% buyer satisfaction based on 10,000+ online buyer reviews

This Soup Maker Compared to other Soup Maker Brands

You have to compare this with similar soup makers that are currently on the UK market to see how it compares in terms of cost and buyer satisfaction. This 48822 model has a 1.6 litre capacity so important to look at similar models in the market.

We have compared this with 2 other models with similar smaller capacities which we have shown along side the 48822 model below.

Ninja Model

2,500+ reviews

1.7 litre capacity

Makes soups and smoothies

Morphy Richards 48822

10,000+ reviews

1.6 litre capacity

Makes juice and smoothies

Tower Model

1,500+ reviews

1.6 litre capacity

Makes soups and smoothies

The key differences with the 48822 soup maker is that it sits at the average price point, sells extremely well and gets solid buyer reviews.

However if this is not the soup maker for you, then check out all the other Morphy Richard models by clicking here, where you can see the Morphy Richard's full range. There are more modern soup makers in the Morphy Richard range with more features such as sauté, a timer and pause function.

If you are not stuck on this brand, you can also check out our top 10 list of all brands of soup makers by clicking here. This list includes the different brands of soup maker so as you can see all the options that are available.


Do you use cold or hot water in the soup maker?

Morphy Richards recommend using cold water as the soup maker will boil the water. However, many people will add a stock cube to hot water and dissolve that and then add it to the soup maker. So either hot or cold water will work.

What is the soup maker made of?

The inside of the soup maker is made from food grade stainless steel and a non-stick coating has bene layered on top of that. The housing is made of plastic but that does not touch the food.

Do ingredients stick to the bottom of this?

As we mentioned some ingredients contain starch or sugar. Any ingredient like that will stick if it comes into direct contact with a hot metal base. We would always recommend adding some water to the maker first, and then add the ingredients and then add the stock. If you use that method they will never stick.

How small should you cut the vegetables?

The simple answer is as small as you can. If the chunks are too large then they just won't cook. 1 cm sized cubes are ideal and many people will use packets of frozen vegetables or ready chopped vegetables.

Morphy Richard Brand

We 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 Morphy Richards are a UK brand based in Swinton Meadows, Yorkshire, England and they were founded back in 1936. 

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 early 1970s they joined with Hotpoint, GEC, English Electric 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.

They are now owned by the Glenn Dimplex Group who are an Irish based consumer electrical good firm who 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.

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