Gadget that will make you look like Nigella in the kitchen

cuisinart soup makerWith the winter season fast approaching, it’s time to think about replacing your tankini’s for tights and smoothies for soup, and it seems John Lewis is giving us a helping hand with the latter.

The highstreet store has added the Cuisinart Soup Maker to its range of kitchen gadgets, which lets you make fresh hot soup, with no added preservatives in just 20 minutes from start to finish (eat your heart out Jamie and Gordon).

Now we’re not the best of cooks, but we think this little gadget will make us look better than Nigella in the kitchen.

All you have to do is set your cooking time, select the low temperature setting and separately fry any base ingredients; such as garlic and onions until soft (that’s soft, not burnt.)

You can then use the soup maker’s stir function and add all your other ingredients such as stock and seasoning and even choose your soups consistency (does that mean we can wave goodbye to lumpy, porridge type soups then?)

However, it doesn’t end there, this kitchen marvel can also be used to make sauces, dips, dressings, purées, smoothies, cocktails and desserts and it can also crush ice.

Now we recommend you hide the evidence after you cook, what’s more beneficial than telling your other half or housemate that you’ve been slaving over a hot stove, yes that’s right they have to do the washing up.

Look out tomorrow for our picks of the best soup makers around.

Andrea Petrou