After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, January often means settling in for cosy nights at home, filled with a few new hearty and healthy meals added to your weekly repertoire.
Making a soup can be super-quick and easy, just throw all the ingredients into a soup maker and your comforting dinner for all the family, or quick lunch al-desko, will be ready in minutes.
Aldi's affordable £34.99 Ambiano Soup Maker is back just in time for your January reset, so if you've been craving a warm bowl of soup now that the evenings have a chill in the air, we suggest you add it to your basket ASAP.
Having sold out numerous times last year customers say they wish they'd bought one sooner, that it's excellent value for money and very easy to use.
Why we rate it
Let's face it, every winter we tell ourselves we'll make loads of yummy soups, only to do it once with our handheld blender, find it an absolute faff and call it a day.
Well, this affordable soup maker just may change that.
Whether you prefer smooth or chunky soups, the gadget has four built in functions: smooth, chunky, blend without heating and reheat/keep warm mode – so you can have a soup made to your exact tastes and specifications.
It can also hold up to 1.6 litres, making it perfect for the entire family. Plus, it's easy to clean which we all know is a massive bonus.
Want to use it all year round? The multifunctional gadget can even be used to whip up cold drinks, meaning it won't gather dust during the warmer months.
What the reviews say
Last year the soup maker sold out extremely quickly and there are over 350 reviews that prove that the affordable gadget is a hit.
"This is absolutely the best buy I have made this year, it is so simple to use and once you’ve diced the ingredients, takes 20 minutes to cook a delicious ready to eat fresh soup."
"Never had one before but wish I’d got one sooner. Very easy to use. Makes great soup. Quick and great value for money."
"My daughter had bought one of these soup makers and raved about it. So I took her recommendation and bought one and I can confirm what a good, simple gadget (it is) to use. Perfect soup every time and very easy to use. At this price it’s not really a risky buy."
"This item is not only value for money it makes great soups…a godsend for winter."
"This is such a good appliance! Something I never knew I needed and now I can't stop using it!"