Why Does My Soup Maker Burn on the Bottom?

Why Does Soup Maker Burn

Using the soup maker to cook your favourite broth helps you get the job done in a shorter time and with minimal effort. However, many people have encountered a problem whereby the soup maker burns at the bottom.

Well, this is a very common occurrence and it is caused by one of three things:

  • Cooking soup in too high heat
  • Not stirring the soup
  • Inserting solid ingredients first

This article intends to address each of the three causes of a burning soup maker.

Cooking in Too High Heat

Soup makers come in varying power ratings. There are those with very high ratings and others with average and lower ratings. If you cook your soup in a very high heat setting, there are chances that the soup maker will burn at the bottom. Preventing this problem is very simple. You only need to avoid setting the soup maker in its highest heat rating. If the soup maker does not allow you to adjust the temperature (heat), then it is recommended to get one with a bit lower heat ratings.

Not Stirring the Soup When Cooking

The soup cooking process requires you to stir the broth once in a while to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the soup maker. This happens because the solid ingredients of the soup go to the bottom of the vessel and stick to the bottom in a process that is accelerated by the heat. You can avoid this from happening by simply stirring the soup from time to time until when it is ready to serve. Also, do not leave the soup with the soup maker on to work on other house chose unless the soup maker has an auto shutoff function.

Inserting Solid Ingredients First

This is one of the most common causes of a burnt bottom in a soup maker. Some foods have a high content of sugars and starch.

Such foods tend to burn really fast when exposed to direct contact with the inside base of the cooking vessel in a soup maker.

You can prevent this from happening by adding a half a cup of water to the soup maker before inserting the rest of the solid ingredients. 

If you add the solid food first, it will be in direct contact with the base of the cooking vessel and burn easily.

Inserting Solid Ingredients First

Asyou can see, the three causes of a burning soup maker are easily preventable and you can avoid them by following simple tips. However if you do burn it and you want to buy a new one, check out the latest models on the market here https://productspy.co.uk/best-soup-maker-reviews/

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.