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5 tools from Amazon to help you make the best soup ever, because soup season is real

In a world that’s brimming with bad news, we can all find solace in one piece of good information: Soup season is here. Sure, dropping temps brings chapped lips, icy conditions and shorter days — all things that are less than ideal. But cold weather also brings the perfect atmosphere for a steaming bowl of soup.

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If you are a soup lover, you could certainly go to the store and buy can after can of pre-packaged soups. While the payoff is fast, the satisfaction is low. To truly enjoy soup season, you need to put on your culinary cap and boil up your own comforting creation.

If you’re new to the world of cooking your own soup, there are a few necessities that can help you master the go-to winter meal. These top tools are easy to find on Amazon, from the right pot for boiling and toiling (duh, a Dutch oven) to gawk-worthy gadgets that basically make soup for you.

Get ready for slurp-worthy soup satisfaction. If you want to make the best soup ever this season, check out these five soup tools from Amazon that will up your cozy food game.

A Dutch oven is the perfect type of pot for simmering, stirring and serving the best soup ever. Bonus points if it has an enameled surface — like this highly rated Lodge Dutch oven — which helps prevent burning and sticking. With more than 28,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, Lodge's six-quart pot comes in several different colors to match your kitchen aesthetic. Looks and performance — need we say more?

$80 at Lowe's

Contrary to what you may think, you don't have to sweat over the stove to make the best fresh soup. Instead, let a Crock-Pot do the hard work for you. With a 3-quart capacity, this low-profile Crock-Pot is the perfect size for solo soup lovers who don't want to be overrun with a bathtub's worth of broth. Plus, the components are dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.

$27 at Amazon
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$30 at Target

If you're serious about soup, an immersion blender is a game-changing device to have in your arsenal. Instead of sloshing hot liquid in a blender to get the right soup consistency, an immersion blender allows you to blend right in the pan. Incredible, right? This KitchenAid hand blender has variable speed, helping you control the soupiness of your soups, chowders, bisques, purees and more. With more than 9,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it's tried, tested and approved.

$45 at Amazon

The gadgetiest tool on the list, the Philips Soup Maker, is more than a mere gimmick. This automatically heats and blends your soup concoction in as little as 18 minutes, making it perfect for the office or a quick lunch. Make pureed soups, chunky, cold or even milk-based soups (sans any curdling!) with ease. Plus, the soup maker comes with a book of 38 recipes and usage tips to help you get the most out of your new soup savior.

$130 at Amazon

One of the best parts of making soup is having leftovers for days — and Souper Cubes make storing those leftovers a breeze. Just portion out your comforting creation into the single-serving "cubes" and freeze. By freezing your soup in its prime, you'll extend its life more versus storing it in the fridge. Not only that, but you won't struggle to get your perfect portion when you want a soup fix. The storage device is dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.

$35 at Amazon

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