Philips Showcases Soup Maker At IH+HS

Looking to tap into the growing popularity of soup as a meal solution for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle, Philips will feature its new soup maker at the International Home + Housewares Show.

According to the company, the debut of its soup maker to the U.S. retail marketplace is the result of the continued consumption of soup seen in restaurants along with the growing popularity of soup cleanses as a diet solution.

Offering a capacity of 1.2-liters, Philips officials said the soup maker is designed to make soup or broth in as little as 18 minutes. Ingredients are added to the unit and one of six pre-set programs are selected.

The settings include pureed soup, chunky soup, cold soup, compote, smoothies and milked-based soup. There is also no need to stir or monitor the soup during the cooking process.

Priced at $129.95, a recipe book with 38 recipes and tips is included with the unit. In addition to making soup, the soup maker can also be used to make a variety of broths as well.