Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus SSB3U 5 "Excellent" Mrs Reynolds 25 May 2020 I did wonder if buying a soup maker was worth it. What's wrong with using a pan. It's worth it! The Cuisinart is so easy to use and clean afterwards I have been making soup ever since my purchase. It sautés, stirs, boils and blends all in one and can also make risottos. The recipe book included gives some delicious recipes too.