VonShef Soup Maker Review And Competition Ends 28/02

Who doesn't love a bowl of steaming tasty soup in Winter? It's nutritious, filling, generally low calorie and warming. So I immediately said yes when VonShef offered me the chance to review their soup maker and give one away to my readers.

The VonShef soup maker will automatically cook and blend your vegetables and cooked meat into soup, at a touch of a button in just 25 minutes. 




When it arrives you need to wash the inside of the soup maker with a little washing up liquid and hot water, then rinse thoroughly with cold water. You also need to wipe down the underside of the lid, and the mixing blade carefully as the blade is sharp. Important! Do not allow the power lead to come into connection with any water.

Then the instructions for most soups are very similar. First, you chop up your vegetables and cooked meat (if you are using) and then you add your stock. The stock needs to be at room temperature so prepare it beforehand and let it cool. 



The volume of the liquid and vegetables needs to be between 1300 and 1600 MLS.  This measurement is on the side of the soupmaker so it's easy to see. Then you plug it in and press the correct button for the consistency you want. There is a SMOOTH button a CHUNKY button and a BLEND button. The BLEND button allows you to make juices, smoothies, purees and dips. It does not heat in this function. For soup, you either press SMOOTH or CHUNKY. The soupmaker then cooks the ingredients and if you press SMOOTH, blends it to a smooth consistency too. If you overfill the soup maker it makes a beeping noise and it will stop cooking, so it has this safety element built in.

So I was excited to try it. Here is a recipe I found online for a tomato and vegetable soup adapted from Nanas Magic soup from the Tesco website.

Mel's Magic Soup

Ingredients

500 ml vegetable stock at room temperature
2 cloves of garlic crushed (optional)

1 chopped red onion (optional)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2 red peppers roughly chopped
400g tin chopped tomatoes
200ml light or regular coconut milk
ground pepper to taste





1. Add the garlic and onion (if using), sweet potato, carrots, peppers and a tin of chopped tomatoes including juice to the soup maker.


2. Add the stock ensuring it is at room temperature.



3.  Check that the liquid and vegetables are between 1300 and 1600ml. If it needs more stock add more to the lowest level. 
4. Press the SMOOTH button and leave it to cook for the cycle (25 minutes). Once the cycle is done the soup maker will stop and the light will come on.





5. Add 200ml of coconut milk, milk or creme fraiche to the soup.
6. Add ground pepper to taste.
7. Serve and enjoy with crusty bread.


This was the first time I made this soup and I thought it tasted great and felt very healthy too. If you wanted to replace the coconut milk you could use normal milk or creme fraiche. To add some extra flavour and some oomph, I would add a couple of chopped chilli peppers without seeds to the recipe next time.

My thoughts on the soup maker

I found the soup maker easy to use and relatively straightforward to clean but you have to be sure not to get the power section wet. It did not have any recipes with it when it arrived and it would have been great to have a few for novice cooks. If you make 1600ML of soup it would be enough for 4 to 6 people.  

I look forward to trying out the BLEND button to make delicious smoothies or even cocktails next. The motor is quite powerful as you can even crush ice in it. The Von Shef soupmaker is £59.99 RRP but at the moment you can buy it from Amazon for £42.99. 

If you want delicious soup and want to see exactly what goes into each bowl then I can highly recommend the VonShef soup maker.

Today I am giving my readers the chance to win this VonShef soup maker worth £59.99.  While you are here don't forget to check out the other competitions I have running too. Good luck!

Win a VonShef soup maker

You must be 18 + to enter 
Open to entrants in the UK only
One entry per household 
Winner will be contacted within 7 days of the competition ending.
If I do not hear from the winner within 28 days I reserve the right to redraw
Please allow 28 days for delivery 
Closing date 2018-02-28 11:59:59 PM

499 comments

  1. I think I would like to make pea and ham soup. I have had such a craving for that lately x

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  2. It would have to be vegetable soup mine & my family's favourite flavour of soup. I've always wondered how soup makers work!

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  3. I'd probably make leak and potato first then experiment abit more

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  4. I'd make my favourite carrot and coriander soup

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  5. Red pepper and tomato soup,which is my favourite,and French onion soup.

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  6. i would make leek soup, or maybe onion

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  7. Carrot and ginger would be my choice, its a fabulous combination with that 'kick' from the ginger to lift the taste

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  8. I would make pea soup. I love the idea of this - I definitely think it would make me make more soup!

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  9. I would love to make carrot & coriander soup :) Fantastic prize!

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  10. butternut squash and red pepper

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  11. What a fantastic piece of kitchen kit, I'd make all manner of delicious soups.
    Winter vegetable with lots of crust bread.
    Yummy

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  12. Red pepper & tomato soup.

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  13. Chicken soup because I've had a cold for months: every time I feel like I'm getting over it, it flares up again. Also pea and ham soup: the kind they sell down south doesn't taste the same as the kind you get up north.

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  14. Stilton and Broccoli is my fav!

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  15. I think I would make spicy chicken and lentil soup!

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  16. This looks fantastic for easy soup making. I would make carrot and coriander soup as it is my daughter’s favourite.

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  17. I would make Butternut squash and sweet potato soup first

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  18. i would make my favourite carrot and coriander

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  19. chicken and chorizo is lovely this time of year x

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  20. I would make some Carrot soup, my kids favourite

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  21. Cheese and broccoli :)

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  22. Lentil and bacon soup.

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  23. A nice vegetable soup would be first on my list!

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  24. sweet potatoe soup is my fav

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  25. I would love to try and make Pea & Ham

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  26. Torn between carrot & coriander and tomato & basil

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  27. Would be Pea soup with a hint of mint

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  28. Tomato and red pepper soup my fav

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  29. Tomato and red lentil soup it's yummy 😊

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  30. Leek and potato, my favourite

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  31. Ideal for mum love of soups!!! 😍🤞⭐️

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  32. Leek and potato !!

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  33. I would make parsnip and black pepper soup

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  34. I would make minestrone

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  35. Chilli and tomato soup would be my first make.

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  36. I would love to make a creamy leek and potato soup

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  37. Tomato & Basil

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  38. This looks great. I'd make my vegetable and lentil soup first.

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  39. I would make my favourite tomato and basil soup first.

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  40. Chicken soup - simple but so good!

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  41. I will make vegetable soup with carrot, potatoes and leeks.

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  42. Chorizo, tomato and red pepper

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  43. French onion soup, my old favourite.

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  44. Chicken & vegetable or a tomato, simple but tastes great!

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  45. I make loads of different veggie soups but I think my favourite is leek and potato.

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  46. A carrot and coriander soup first

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  47. I would make carrot and corriander soup. An absolute favourite. :)

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  48. I make soup every day for lunch! I absolutely adore pumpkin soup so i would definitely make that (or squash when i cant get my hands on a pumpkin)

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  49. I'd use it to experiment so I'd make all sorts.

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  50. Anything with butternut squash - like creamy butternut squash with a hint of spice and cumin - yum!

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  51. I would make Leek and Potato

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  52. I would make Butternut squash and parsnip soup!

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  53. I'd make sweet potato and coconut with ginger, garlic, red chilli and garam masala. My favourite!

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  54. Definitely tomato my favourite

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  55. Carrot and lentil with a hint of chilli - always a favourite of ours

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  56. I'd probably start with a simple tomato soup.

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  57. Mels magic soup looks lovely, might have to steal this recipe, I would also makemmy lovely vegetable soup x

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  58. I would make my favourite soup which is Curried Parsnip soup x

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  59. I would love to make spicy parsnip soup- it is so tasty and keeps me going in the cold weather!

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  60. I'd go for a broccoli and Stilton - delicious

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  61. Potato and leek

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  62. I would try carrot & coriander first.

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  63. Margaret Clarkson
    Green split pea and ham

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  64. l'd make my favourite . . . . leek and potato

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  65. I'd start with a spicy carrot soup I think

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  66. Spicy sweet potato and butternut squash soup

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  67. I'd try that Nana's Magic Soup, sounds lovely (not to mention I wouldn't have to search for another recipe!)

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  68. I would love to make leek and potato soup x

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  69. Garlic vegetable

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  70. Sweet pepper and tomato soup sounds like a good idea to me xx

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  71. I would make a delicious pot of minestrone soup :) Yum!

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  72. I would make a butternut squash soup- my Kids love it

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  73. i would make a lovely thick warming winter vegetable soup

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  74. A nice tomato and herb soup :)

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  75. I'd make a thai green curry soup

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  76. red pepper and butternut squash

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  77. Butternut squash and sweet potato x

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  78. I'd make leek and potato soup - yummy :) xxx

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  79. Carrot and coriander

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  80. i would make my partners favorite, leek and potato

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  81. Carrot and sweet potato with a touch of coriander and ginger

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  82. I like to make curried lentil soup as it is filling enough for a meal

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  83. id love a haddock chowder mm lovely always wanted a soup maker

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  84. I would make carrot and coriander

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  85. I would make some brocoli and Stilton soup! Yum! X

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  86. I would make sweet potato and red pepper soup.

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  87. Chicken and sweetcorn soup my favourite

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  88. I would make a nice spring asparagus soup :)

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  89. I'd like to make a vegetable soup to use up all the odds and ends that accrue.

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  90. I would make a nice healthy veggie soup to help fight all the winter bugs xx

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  91. I would make my favourite, smoked haddock chowder

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  92. I'd make my daughter's favourite "Green soup" broccoli & stilton

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  93. Dean T (ribbons1978)6 February 2018 at 00:38

    I would make some hama nd pea soup, one of my faves

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  94. I would make Vegeatable Soup or Leek

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  95. Mushroom Soup - would love to win this!

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  96. I love a spicey butternut squash soup and also Nanna's magic soup for the kiddies :-)

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  97. kayleigh Robinson6 February 2018 at 06:11

    Roasted red pepper and tomato with a hint of chilli, it’s my favourite. I love experimenting with different soups so this would be fab!

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  98. I'd make my favourite red pepper & butternut squash soup

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  99. carrot and corriander, my favourite

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  100. I would make a good chunky Northumbrian broth

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  101. Butternut Squash and Red Pepper

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  102. A nice warming chicken and mushroom soup for the family.

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  103. spicy butternut squash is my absolute fave

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  104. I make a roasted vine tomato and carrots with garlic, chilli and herbs

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  105. Pea, mint and ham hock for me. It's one of my favourites even though I cannot stand peas as a vegetable!

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  106. I'd love to make a smoked ham and green pea soup, my brother makes it and it's so tasty :)

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  107. Love a winter vegetable soup x

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  108. Potato, leek and stilton soup would love this!

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  109. I would make vegetable first.

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  110. Sweet potato, chilli and coriander.

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  111. I'd make tomato soup:)

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  112. I'd make tomato soup

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  113. Michelle Ferguson6 February 2018 at 19:55

    Chilli and tomato soup

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  114. Butternut Squash Soup

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  115. Broccoli and Stilton

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  116. Spicy Parsnip and Carrot, or Curried Tomato and Lentil

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  117. I would attempt to make my favourite, Carrot and Coriander :)

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  118. Mark Witherington6 February 2018 at 21:07

    would make a potato and leek soup

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  119. I think I would do the tomato and vegetable soup as it looks good. I might do leek and potato though, I would just see what veg. I had available and get busy

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  120. I'd make pea and ham soup because we always have left over gammon

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  121. Scotch Broth soup - perfect for warming our family up from the inside out.

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  122. Spicy tomato and roasted red pepper

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