Between work, transport, the children to take to school or to sport, administrative requests to be fulfilled and household chores, it is difficult to take the time to cook. Fortunately, many household robots are appearing to make our daily lives easier and in particular the Best Blender Under 100.
The latter is on the rise and is finding its place in more and more French homes. It allows you to save yourself hours of labor behind the stove without compromising the quality of your soups, gazpachos and smoothies. If you want to free up time while eating healthy, this is the perfect tool for winter.
But not easy to make the right choice. In this buying guide, I’ll give you my pick of the Best Blender Under 100 on the market right now, then some key tips to make it easier for you to make your choice.
Which is Best Blender Under 100 For Hot Liquids & Soups to choose?
I love to cook and make good meals on weekends! During the week I tend to take cooking as an obligatory step that I don’t do for pleasure. I feel like I’m wasting my time and often the easy way is ready meals. Bad solution, both for my health and for my budget. I then looked at the case of heating blenders and here are the 3 models that I particularly like among the tests carried out.
Moulinex LM962B10: the Best Blenders on the market?
This heating blender caught my attention and after testing it I can tell you that it is in my opinion number 1 at the moment, and the opinions of the users are excellent.
Firstly, it is beautiful and is not bulky for a soup cooker robot (count about 54cm in height with the bowl and the lid), this is a very important point for me because my soup maker is always out in my kitchen so it had to be design and modern. It is black and very sober, it goes with any style of kitchen. Black is also a color that ages very well, unlike white robots which often turn a little yellow with age.
Once the aesthetic aspect has been put aside, the robot keeps its promises thanks to a bowl with double glass walls with a capacity of 1.75L. The bowl is of course heat resistant and the double wall protects your mimines from the heat. If you take the bowl with your full hand, there is no risk of serious burns. You will have time to put it down before you suffer from it. It’s a good point if, like me, you are sometimes a little head in the air!
The Moulinex LM962B10 is washable very easily, it can be disassembled in two stages three movements. It can go in the dishwasher or in manual dishes if, like me, you are one of the few people who live without this so practical invention. You can also use what I call its auto-wash program: you empty the contents of the bowl, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid and a little water in the heating blender and you program on “pulse” for a few moments. You simply rinse, the bowl and the blades are clean!
This heating blender from Moulinex allows you to make your soups, smoothies, compotes and sauces among others thanks to its 8 different programs. It has 4 mixing speeds, rest assured it is amazingly simple to use. You just have to turn the robot’s central knob to the desired speed.
Before embarking on programming alone thanks to its LCD screen from which you can manage the time and temperature, I advise you to familiarize yourself with the automatic programs that the blender offers. You can use a program to make your soups (ground or velvety), another to make your compotes and a last to make superb sauces, smooth as you wish.
The robot is very powerful since it can also allow you to crush ice cubes, since I discovered this possibility the summer is much more pleasant, granita at will for the greatest pleasure of the big ones… And the small ones!
In my opinion, this heating blender has only one disadvantage. Its price, which may seem high for some budgets. It will take around 200 $ to become its happy owner. However I find that this price, although high, is justified by the quality, versatility and robustness of the robot.
Moulinex LM841110 Easy Soup: the best quality / price ratio of the moment
Simple, practical and efficient for an unbeatable price… Here are the first words that come to mind when I think of the Easy Soup model. Since the budget is an important criterion for me let’s talk about it first. For less than 100$, it keeps all its promises for a soup maker of this price. The bowl can hold up to 1.2L of preparation. It is therefore suitable for singles as well as families with children.
You know how much I attach importance to the design of my household robots. If you opt for this model, do it for its robustness and not for its originality. It makes me think a lot about my kettle , or a big thermos. Not super glamorous then, but on the other hand the bowl is made of stainless steel so if you have two left hands (like my partner) then choose the Easy Soup. Unlike glass bowls, this heating blender is robust and sturdy.
It has 5 automatic programs (including 1 program for the pre-wash). You can choose from the velvety, soup with pieces, compote or simple mix programs (ideal for mixing garlic or onions). All you have to do is load the bowl with the ingredients of your choice, close the lid and press the program of your choice, the LM841110 works by itself.
You can go about other activities while your meal is preparing itself (a good bubble bath or a little reading against the background of Zen music?). Enjoy without tiring, young and old alike: You can easily make baby food jars with Easy Soup.
Washing is very easy thanks to the model’s special program. Most of the time a simple rinse and voila, otherwise a little passage in the dishwasher or manual dishes and the soup processor is ready to be reused. The 4 blades are also very easy to wash.
Another major advantage of the blender is the ability to keep your preparation warm for up to 40 minutes after the end of cooking. No risk of serving a cold soup or having to reheat and therefore waste time. No need to cut short your activity to be able to eat hot either, it’s the Easy Soup robot that adapts to you and not the other way around.
At the same time as your robot, you will get a booklet of 30 classic or original recipes to allow you to tame your new companion little by little before embarking on free creation in all serenity with Easy Soup.
Philips HR2203 / 80: an inexpensive but reliable and efficient heating blender
The promise of the Philips HR2203 / 80 soup maker is that it is able to cook you soup for 4 people in just 18 minutes. Something to delight the impatient …
So I had to check it for myself, thinking deep down that it was too good to be true… I quickly changed my mind! This small capacity blender is already very attractive even before it arrives at home. And it only costs around $ 70, enough to make you smile before you have even tasted its soups, sauces or even compotes.
The aesthetics of this heating blender are there. Sober, black and stainless steel, it adapts to all your kitchens, modern, rustic or design. The robot’s black plastic is also very practical since it will hold up better over time than white plastic.
It is robust thanks to the stainless steel bowl, so there is no risk of it breaking during an unfortunate movement. It is handy and can be taken with you everywhere since it weighs only 2 kilos and measures only 22.8 cm wide by 34.3 cm high. At home or even at work (yes, why settle for a simple sandwich for lunch?) It is very handy, and that, I love it!
You will quickly become addicted to the Soup maker, which can be used in winter for a hot soup or in summer to concoct a delicious gazpacho… Your guests will be amazed. The service will also be very simple thanks to the spout fitted to the bowl. You will not lose any drop, for your greatest pleasure. Thanks to its bowl with a capacity of 1.2 liters you can indeed cook the equivalent of 4 beautiful bowls of soup or about 8 starters or desserts (compote type).
The heating blender can carry out 4 different predefined programs, enough to be really quiet while the robot cooks for you. You can make several recipes such as soups, veloutée or mouliné, compotes or smoothies. Since I have it at home I have never bought fruit juice from the store in a few moments I can do it myself. It’s better for my health and my wallet.
The last program allows you to manually mix your recipes, you choose the timer and determine the density of the preparation yourself with small pieces or completely liquid. You are the boss!
You can intervene during preparation and stop it if necessary when you wish. The Philips HR2203 / 80 has a power of 1000 watts and 4 sharp blades that allow you, it is true, to make soup in just 18 minutes. I was really impressed with the quality of this robot which is very affordable and very reliable and robust.
One thing to keep in mind, the blender can overflow if you are not careful with the proportions. A little too much water in the bowl and presto, a good part of your preparation will end up outside and hello cleaning. Once you have taken it in hand you will be able to dose the necessary quantities at a glance, just be careful during the first uses of the device to make soups without recipes.
I also advise you to peel your vegetables well, do not put large pieces inside, as this may damage the food processor and the blades. To optimize its lifespan, pay attention to it, especially if you use it daily, you should not tire it too much so that it stays by your side as long as possible.
How does a heating blender work?
As you will probably have guessed, the heating blender is a robot that helps you cook on a daily basis and save time on making simple dishes, sauces and even pasta (especially pancake, waffle batter).
The system is always practically the same, a fixed support, often in plastic, which contains the motor, the start-up and programming buttons and sometimes an LCD screen which allows you to manage the manual programming of the soup cooker. Finally the main element, a bowl, stainless steel or glass in which are immersed the blades that will be used to cut your ingredients and mix them.
The blender is heated, it allows you to both cut and cook your ingredients, once the program is finished it’s ready to eat! Depending on the model, the heat is diffused from the inside or the outside, which allows your recipe to cook evenly.
My first piece of advice is going to be a bit painful to read, but I strongly advise you to read the instructions supplied with the robot in order to know the keys to allow your robot to live by your side as long as possible.
Depending on the power of your heating blender, you will know if it is able to crush ice for example. If the engine does not have the right power, you run the risk of burning it if you ask too much of it.
Often times you will have a recipe book that came with the robot, at least use it for the first time. It will be of great help to you in gauging the measurements that your bowl can hold.
Once you have that in mind, go for it! Owning a soup blender is a real life change, even for your dishes in sauce, the time saving is considerable. Clearly, I couldn’t do without mine. I don’t even put it away after use, it’s part of the decoration of my kitchen and I use it literally every day.
How to choose a good soup maker?
Several schools are competing in the choice of materials for your soup mixer cooker. Personally, I really like stainless steel. It washes very easily and ages very well. No risk of it turning yellow over time and it is very easy to maintain. If it loses a little of its shine, you will easily find products on the market capable of giving it back its youth.
If I had to choose a heating blender without having the right to stainless steel, I would choose a plastic one. The robustness of plastic is no longer to be proven, if you take a look at your home, you will see that almost all of your household appliances are made of plastic.
For the bowl, it all depends on your skills as acrobats. If you are able to handle the bowl, it can be heavy when full without dropping it. If you never slip up when doing the dishes then choose a glass bowl. For my part, I swear by stainless steel which in my opinion does the job wonderfully.
If you have planned that your cooked soup will sleep warm in a cupboard, you can skip to the next section, otherwise stay a while. I love the robots with the glass bowl because they are generally more designer and above all they allow you to see what you are cooking and personally it arouses my appetite for sure.
Then, to each his own, I don’t have too many good or bad advice to give you. Try to choose a fairly sober model that will be able to adapt to a possible change of decoration in your kitchen without doing “task”.
If you can choose a bowl with a nice handle, very practical for lifting the full bowl and with a spout. It may seem trivial to you, but think again, you will be green with rage if half of your soup runs down the side of the plate.
Pre-defined or manual programs? The answer is simple, if you can, both! A predefined program guarantees you a certain saving of time, you put the ingredients, press a button and you’re done. Regarding the manual program, it is not that simple since you have to manage the time, temperature and sometimes the speed of the blades yourself. You may have to do it several times and it may waste your time.
If you are comfortable cooking vegetables go with your eyes closed on manual programs, otherwise choose the preset programs. Much easier to use every day.
If you also have the possibility, choose a robot with a wash or pre-wash program. It’s great for washing straight after use or for pre-washing if you’ve forgotten your soup maker and the contents have dried overnight. It is very practical and it avoids hurting your arms by rubbing the bowl and risking damaging it.
Determine if you choose a soup maker or a food processor instead. The simple heating blender is already very versatile and allows you to make many recipes. If you choose a robot with a higher power it will be able to mix more solid ingredients, in particular ice cubes. Personally, my robot is quite powerful and allows me to crush ice, I could not do without it for the realization of cocktails, it is a precious help.
Single, in a relationship or with children and a Labrador? I live as a couple and we have a 1.2 liter heated blender. When I use it I keep the soup or the recipe made in the fridge and we finish it the next day, or I dose the ingredients so as not to have too much on the plate.
Let’s say that in general I prefer to have too much than not enough. Everyone has their own mode of operation, but a little advice if there are 4 of you at home, a 1.2-liter bowl is necessary and if you have teenagers, opt for a large-capacity heating blender with a minimum 1.5-liter bowl.