10 Test Kitchen-Approved Essentials for Making Soup
Craving a hot, hearty meal? These soup-making tools will help you get cozy quick. Find our Test Kitchen's favorite cookware, gadgets, appliances and more for cooking, serving and storing soup.
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This large, colorful vessel ($170) makes cooking big-batch soups a breeze. You can sear, saute and simmer—all in the same pot.
Why it made our list: Le Creuset is one of the most trusted cookware names in the industry.
Why it made our list: The LED display makes it easy to see exactly how much time is left before dinner’s done.
Between sauteing garlic, stirring in broth or sneaking a taste of your creation, we guarantee you’ll get good use out of these beautiful wooden utensils ($35). And, since each order comes with a small, medium and large spatula, you’ll have a tool for every task. Check out the other minimalist tools we love.
Why it made our list: This brand comes with a lifetime warranty.
Every chef needs a spatula, and this must-have gadget ($18) is perfect for soup-makers. Available in several colors, this spatula is strong yet flexible. Plus, the silicone head won’t scratch your pots and pans.
Why it made our list: This tool was designed for high-heat cooking and is heat-resistant up to 550°F.
Want to make just a serving or two of soup? You can do so right in this blender ($350). A special setting lets you serve hot, creamy soups in mere minutes—no stovetop required. Learn what to look for when shopping with our blender buying guide.
Why it made our list: This model was named the best blender by our Test Kitchen.
When you want a thick, velvety smooth soup, an immersion blender can get the job done. This model ($70) comes with a traditional blending attachment, plus options for mashing, whisking and chopping. Learn how to choose an immersion blender that’s right for you.
Why it made our list: This model was named the best immersion blender by our Test Kitchen.
When it’s time to serve your soup, reach for a tool that you can rely on. This sturdy ladle ($19) is sleek and simple—so it will last you a lifetime.
Why it made our list: The stainless-steel finish won’t melt or warp, even if you leave it near a hot surface.
Give your meal the white tablecloth treatment with these porcelain bowls ($55 for four). This set is simple yet elegant, and its wide diameter means you can eat mess-free. Use them when you make one of our best soup recipes.
Why it made our list: No need to handwash—these beauties are microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Take your soup pretty much anywhere with this heavy-duty thermos ($40). Its super insulation will keep your meal hot for up to 24 hours.
Why it made our list: The lid doubles as an 8-ounce cup for easy eating.
Got leftovers? Keep ’em fresh in Pyrex storage bowls ($30). These freezer containers for soup transition from the freezer to the fridge to the microwave with ease. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe! By the way, here’s how to freeze soup.
Why it made our list: The glass bowls won’t absorb food stains or odors.