Hints & Tips – Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker.

When cooking in the Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker, the timer should be set to at least1 minute. The timer can be increased or decreased throughout the cooking cycle. To heat oil or melt butter, set the timer to 1 minute and then heat on low for around 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Once heated, add further ingredients and increase the timer for further cooking. If the timer runs down to zero during cooking, a ‘beep’ will sound. If the recipe requires further cooking, simply put the timer back on, reset the temperature and keep cooking.

The Soup maker machine comes with 3 temperature  settings;

1/. Low is suitable for all browning, frying, sauteing and cooking most foods.


2/. High is suitable for bringing liquids to boil or for cooking with a very high heat.


3/. Simmer is for simmering soups and sauces  until the vegetables are tender and ready for blending. The simmer setting can also be be used for delicate foods that require lower temperatures for cooking, melting cheese or warming cream that has been added at the end of a recipe.

Use the stir function throught the cooking process, this will prevent foods from sticking to the base of the soup maker machine, or from being overcooked and burning. Use of the stir function in short bursts, little and often is recommended. This prevents burning without chopping the ingredients too much.

When cooking in the Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker, always make sure the lid is left on the blender jar. Use the hole in the lid to add ingredients, or set the temperature to simmer when adding larger quantities of ingredients, but always replace the lid once they have been added. Remember… alway add ingredients with care, the cooking plate gets very hot!

The Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker can either heat and stir or blend. It cannot blend whilst the heater is in use. During the cooking process the blend function will not work (safety feature). If you need to blend foods, turn the timer off, this will de-activate the heater and then you will be able to blend.

When blending hot ingredients, level 1 or 2 is all that is needed to get a silky smooth liquid. If you prefer a good texture to be left in your recipe, use the pulse button in short bursts. Like the blend function, the pulse cannot be used during the cooking process, so turn off the heat before pulsing. When blending cold ingredients or crushing ice, level 3 or 4 will give smooth results.

If you have used the Cuisinart SSB1U Soup Maker to cook and blend hot ingredients, allow the glass jar to return to room temperature, before blending very cold ingredients, and the same vice versa. This will avoid damage to the glass jar. Never overfill the Soup Maker machine, as vegetable sizes vary always ensure the maximum capacity marked on the glass jar is never exceeded.



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