Small Kitchen Appliances

Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker Review

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our review on the Morphy Richards compact soup maker. Their compact maker has a model number 501021. The reason this is classed as a compact soup maker is that it has a smaller 1 litre capacity, ideal for smaller batches.

Most soup makers have a larger 1.6 litre capacity, so this 501021 model, is smaller than the average, and that smaller capacity may suit single people or a couple, who don't want to make larger batches of soup.

Morphy Richards 501021 Rating Summary

This is a compact soup maker that can make 3 starter portions or 2 large portions. It has 4 different settings - smooth soup, chunky soup, drinks and manual blend.

Overall Rating: 
4.5/5 stars




How Buyers Rate the Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker

Buyer Satisfaction
  • This soup maker has an overall buyer satisfaction rating of 90%
  • 74% of all online buyers give this a full 5 star rating
  • 6% of all online buyers give this a poor review

This is based on 5000+ online buyers at the time of writing this review.

What Buyers Say

The fact that there are over 5,000 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 loved the taste of the soup and that fact that it was so easy to use this maker
  • Many buyers said this model is very easy to clean and also to keep clean
  • Many homes with just 2 people say this is the perfect size for a couple of bowls of soup


  • No sauté function
  • A few buyers said the outside is hot to touch

Main Review

When you compare this model to other soup makers, then in terms of price, at under £50, this is one of the cheapest 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 Milk Shakes

This can also be used to make smoothies and drinks 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 drink 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 1 or 2 people who enjoy fresh tasting home made soup

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 5,000+ 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 501021 model has a 1.0 litre capacity so important to look at similar models in the market.

There are only 2 other models with similar smaller capacities which we have shown along side the Tefal model below.

Tefal Model

2,500+ reviews

1.2 litre capacity

Makes soups and smoothies

Morphy Richards 501021

5,000+ reviews

1 litre capacity

Makes soups and smoothies

Morphy Richards 501027

400+ reviews

1 litre capacity

Makes soups with sauté function

The key differences with the 501021 compact soup maker is that it is the cheapest and also the easiest to use.

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.


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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