Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus SSB3U 5 "Excelkent quality" Judi 23 February 2018 We bought this to replace a very basic model that kept going wrong. The quality is excelkent it 8s do sturdy and easy to use. The base plate heats up almost instantly and never sticks as the non stick coating is high quality. We love the flexibility with the range of heat settings and blender speeds. The slow stir is brilliant such a good feature. Would completely recommend this it is a great investment, makes such good soup and then cleans itself when finished.