Small Kitchen Appliances

Morphy Richards 501014 Soup Maker Review


Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Morphy Richards 501014 soup maker. This model is currently the best selling soup maker online and is a replacement for their original 501011 model, which is much more expensive.

This 501014 is so popular because it has the all important sauté feature. This is where you can add onions, bacon, garlic, ginger or spices into the maker at the beginning. They then get cooked in the maker which greatly enhances the flavour of the soup.

Once that is done you then add the vegetables and stock for a great tasting soup. It has some other very useful features which we shall explain below.

Features of the Morphy Richards 501014 Soup Maker at a glance

  • It has 4 settings – smooth, chunky, juice and full blend
  • It also has the all important sauté function
  • It also has a pause function - that means you can pause if you want to season or add another ingredient during the cycle of cooking
  • 1.6 litre capacity – serves up to 4 people
  • Fresh homemade soup in as little as 21 minutes
  • Non stick coating that makes it easy and quick to clean
  • It is made from food grade stainless steel, weighs 2.3 Kg and measures 22.4 x 17 x 31 cm
  • 1,100 watts of power

How Online Buyers Rate the Morphy Richards 501014

Buyer Satisfaction

Based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews

80% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review

4% of all buyers gave this a poor review

What Online Buyers say about the Morphy Richards 501014


  • Buyers say this is simple to use with clear instructions  
  • Buyers say the sauté feature makes a huge difference to the overall taste of the soup
  • Most buyers say it makes soups in just 21 minutes so good for regular and frequent use
  • The majority of buyers say the instruction booklet is clear, easy to understand and also has some very handy recipes
  • Buyers say it is very easy to clean


  • A few buyers say this has tripped their electric

Our Opinion on the Morphy Richards 501014 Soup Maker

Morphy Richards are one of the leading soup maker manufacturers and are a well known brand with a wide range of excellent products.

The overall rating is the one of the highest rating of all the Morphy Richard models at 92% with lots of online buyer reviews

This is their best selling option for very good reasons as it does make great tasting soup very quickly and the sauté function is what makes the difference.

92% buyer satisfaction based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews

This maker can be cleaned by rinsing the jug and blades under a hot tap, and then wiping with a cloth. (Just be careful though as the blades are sharp)

When reading through the reviews, we noticed that a few people complained that the soup maker tripped their consumer unit. During the cooking process all soup makers draw a lot of power for a short period of time.

If there are other appliances plugged into the same circuit, such as irons, washing machines, kettles etc, then that circuit can get over loaded. When that happens the fuse will trip. To avoid that happening make sure only the soup maker is being used for the cooking period of about 20 minutes.

In most cases, these electricity trips are caused by old wiring and an old system and may be worth getting those checked by a qualified electrician.

One other tip we would offer here is if you have made a batch of soup, then let the soup maker cool down before making a second batch. That also helps avoid tripping your electric.

Thankfully there are only a few complaints about this issue, so the majority of buyers will never experience any problems.

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. 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.

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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