The Best Heating Blender

Posted on 18 May 2022

After testing 6 heating blenders, chosen from 20 models available online, we consider the Moulinex Easy Soup to be the best choice at the moment.

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Our choice, Best mid-range

Moulinex Easy Soup

This is one of the most interesting models for preparing soups, smoothies and compotes. It stands out for its ease of use and maintenance thanks to its 'Easy Cleaning' function.

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After testing all its functions, we consider the Moulinex Easy Soup to be ideal if you want a space-saving appliance that is mainly dedicated to soups and compotes. Although it excels in this area, note that it is also capable of making smoothies and crushing a little ice thanks to its blender button. Easy to use and maintain, it has a stainless steel bowl with a capacity of 1.2L, it is thus suitable for two to three people. It also comes with a booklet containing 30 recipes, to inspire you directly with various culinary variations.

 

 

Best high-end

Senya Cook & Ice V3

This model is the most versatile we have tested thanks to its steaming program. It also stands out for the efficiency of all its programmes and its mixing speed control.

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This blender is both stylish and functional. The 1.5 litre stainless steel bowl makes it ideal for a family of three or four who want to easily prepare hot or cold dishes with the help of automatic programmes. The ‘Pulse’ function and the ‘Steam’ function set it apart from its competitors. While we preferred the Moulinex Easy Soup for its more affordable price and its popularity among soup lovers, we highly recommend it to those who want a more versatile blender.

 

High-end alternative

H.Koenig MXC36

During our tests, this model stood out for its screen and its various manual settings. It is indeed the only one in our selection to offer you a customisable temperature, duration and mixing intensity.

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The H.Koenig MXC36 makes it easy to prepare smooth soups, crushed ice, smoothies and gazpachos, making it an indispensable ally for both hot and cold preparations. It has three speeds, a ‘Pulse’ function and different cooking programmes (60°C, 80°C and 100°C), allowing you to customise the consistency of your preparations. In our tests, it also proved to be one of the easiest to clean due to its design and fingerprint-free base.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best mid-rangeBest high-endHigh-end alternative
Moulinex Easy SoupSenya Cook and Ice V3H.Koenig MXC36
Moulinex Easy SoupSenya Cook & Ice V3H.Koenig MXC36
This is one of the most interesting models for preparing soups, smoothies and compotes. It stands out for its ease of use and maintenance thanks to its 'Easy Cleaning' function.This model is the most versatile we have tested thanks to its steaming program. It also stands out for the efficiency of all its programmes and its mixing speed control.During our tests, this model stood out for its screen and its various manual settings. It is indeed the only one in our selection to offer you a customisable temperature, duration and mixing intensity.
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Honorable mentions

Domo Soup Maker DO498BL (£74.58 upon publication): this model features an affordable price, a simple operation and a capacity of 1.6 litres, ideal for a family of four. It is easy to use and offers two preset programmes and a manual mixing function. During our tests, it performed well with the ‘Chunky’ (in 30 minutes) and ‘Smooth’ functions, although the result with the latter was a little less convincing. Lastly, the results were not very satisfactory with pure mixing. It is not the best choice for smoothies.

Philips HR2204/80: (£79,99 upon publication): suitable for two or three people (1.2 L capacity), this model combines six preset programmes with manual blending. These allow you to prepare smooth soups or semi-mixed soups quickly and easily in 18 and 25 minutes. During our tests, we were convinced by its efficiency with soups and its ease of use, reinforced by the presence of a pouring spout. Unlike the Moulinex Easy Soup, however, this one does not have an automatic cleaning programme. It also produces more condensation during cooking, and is slightly less efficient for compotes and smoothies.

 

 

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How to choose your heating blender?

A blender is able to cook and blend food: it is a must-have appliance for all soup lovers. Moreover, it is often capable of blending cold preparations.

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Some appliances can make more than just soup: smoothies, compote, crushed ice, etc. | Source: Selectos

However, choosing a model is not always easy, especially if you are new to this type of device. To make your choice easier, we have listed a series of characteristics you should consider:

  • Programmes: all heating blenders have a mode for blending and heating food to make soup, but some also enable the preparation of smoothies, crushed ice, compote or steamed food.
  • Capacity and material of the bowl: the weight of the appliance varies according to the capacity of the bowl (generally 1.2, 1.5 or 2 L) and its material: plastic (not recommended, as it is not very robust), stainless steel (which preserves the heat of your preparations) or glass. Although a heavier blender may seem more restrictive, it will nevertheless be more stable during operation. Note also that it is important to respect the Min and Max quantities inside the bowl for optimal operation.
H.Koenig MXC36
For optimal operation, make sure that the measurements inside the container are correctly observed. | Source: Selectos
  • Cleaning: check whether the model can easily be dismantled (especially the blades). Some appliances also have an automatic cleaning function that can remove tough stains. Note, however, that heating blenders are not dishwasher-safe.
  • Cooking time: most blenders generally take 20 to 35 minutes to prepare a soup and about 10 minutes for compote. Just note that some high-end models offer the option of setting yourself the temperature and cooking time of your food.
  • Screen: for an easier use, some appliances also have a digital screen (which can be touch-sensitive) that displays the cooking temperature or the speed, depending on the programme selected.
H.Koenig MXC36
Please note that heating blenders are not dishwasher-safe. | Source: Selectos

NB: Do not hesitate to consult our comparison on classic blenders, for more detailed information.

 

Translated by Aylin Akturk 

 

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