A little while ago @buttons put a thread on wondering if Soup Makers were any good. I like others said nothing wrong with the good old fashioned way of doing it a pan then blending etc, which it have done for years. Unbeknown to me my daughter bought me a soup maker for Christmas, to say I have I have changed my mind is an understatement . Making all sorts of soup no mess takes 22mins, tastes great so I have to admit I was wrong. Loving my Soup Maker.