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#153898 11-Oct-2014 22:44
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Hi There!

Curious to know how many people here have a Thermomix (pref v5) in their household?

We have been approached and my wife attended a demo for one and seemed pretty impressed. The problem for me is it's all of $2500 which is insanity. Secondly it's based on a direct marketing (Think Pyramid Scheme) format of selling and lastly, being an above average cook, I can't see myself using it ever
as it doesn't do some of the things I consider essential, like long slow cooking, browning of meat etc.

My wife who would eat the same thing every day for the rest of her life and who has next to no interest in cooking, seems quite taken, but admits she isn't as much likely to cook MORE as it would be cook different meals (maybe). 

I am curious for some reviews. The new one as a step by step on screen guide and has a few handy functions (that they all do) in terms of throwing in your ingredients and then leaving it be. It does all the stirring, cutting etc and then cooks.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Did your cooking improve, frequency or quality improve, and how often do you use it?




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  #1218360 20-Jan-2015 15:20
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Hey mate,

Late reply I know but my answer might still help you.

I was gonna start a new thread to find people who had a thermomix and as I searched to see if any post existed, I cam across yours which had no reply!

Anyway, I own a thermomix (not the latest model with LCD, the one just before)
Full disclosure, it was gifted to me so I didn't stump up the $2500 for it, which may have an influence on what I think of it, one way or another (you might try to convince yourself that that thing you paid so much for or inversely have huge expectation of something due to its price)

Fun fact, the thermomix *only* costs $1000EUR in France (where mine comes from) which is a massive difference compared to how much it costs here.

Now, We only had it for a couple of month but have already used it quite a bit for different things like bread dough, pizza dough, to cooking whole meals where the sauce cooks in the bowl and the meat is steamed by the sauce that's cooking. Make for pretty tasty meals. Then you can do things like ice scream (or gelato) by just freezing fruit and then at the last minute blending them with a bit of sugar. The motor and blades on that thing are pretty epic and crushing ice and frozen fruits is well done. The ice cream comes out quite nice and so easy to make.

One thing that also impressed me was things like chopping onions and herbs. All the other blenders I had tried before only managed to stick everything to the side without chopping anything. The thermomix can chop an onion in 2-3sec and it's done pretty well. The fact that there are A LOT of receipe available on books and online is good and most the recipes work with the weight of the ingredient since the thermomix has a scale, which is a nice touch.

AS a result we have been discovering new meals we weren't cooking before, etc.. Looking forward to try soups and stuff in Winter but we still have to get used to use it and plan or shopping accordingly.

Would I spend $2500 of my hard earned cash for it? That's a tough question to answer but I thinkg I would find it hard to justify it personally. Don;t get me wrong, I love the thing, but it is a lot of money.

Hope that helps, happy to discuss further is you need...

Cheers

 

 



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  #1218367 20-Jan-2015 15:25
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Thanks for the reply. We opted against it as it's really a luxury item we could do without. My wifes Cousin bought one and thinks highly of it, I wonder how she will feel in 12 months and I guess we will decide on it then. The new model has the touchscreen and cards which step by step run you through which my wife a cooking neophite liked the idea of.

Personally I prefer to do my cooking the old fashion way.


 
 
 
 


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  #1218373 20-Jan-2015 15:35
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Yeah, fair enough. It is a significant expense so better think it through.
And maybe you can get invited over to the wife's cousin to try some meals ;-)

So anyone else has a Thermomix and want to share receipes, ideas , etc?

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  #1780031 12-May-2017 10:33
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Sorry to restore such an old thread, but the wife and I had a Thermomix demo last night and were so impressed we ordered one on the spot. Just wondering who else has one of these and if you have any tips or suggestions. In particular good online forums or apps for getting recipes or ideas. 

 

And how many of your stumped up for a second jug + mixer? I think it sounds like a good plan having two, for handling those cases where you need to prepare two different things but don't want to have to clean out the jug in between. At $400 it is an expensive addition however!

 

Hopefully there are a few of you out there with these, keen to share some ideas!




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  #1780034 12-May-2017 10:38
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We have hummed and harred over this for a long time, but ultimately decided after talking to some people who bought them, that we wouldn't get one. Esp since their staff/contractors are treated so badly, and they have had poor consumer reports for safety and how they deal with after sales service. 

 

We have relatives with a young family who bought one, I think they quite like it, but use it a lot less than they thought they would. I think it's like that for quite a few people. I think it works particularly well for a demographic we don't really fit.

 

 


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  #1780035 12-May-2017 10:39
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http://thekateringshow.com/episodes/4-thermomix/

 

Probably the best introduction to the Thermomix out there.





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  #1780039 12-May-2017 10:44
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networkn:

 

We have hummed and harred over this for a long time, but ultimately decided after talking to some people who bought them, that we wouldn't get one. Esp since their staff/contractors are treated so badly, and they have had poor consumer reports for safety and how they deal with after sales service. 

 

We have relatives with a young family who bought one, I think they quite like it, but use it a lot less than they thought they would. I think it's like that for quite a few people. I think it works particularly well for a demographic we don't really fit.

 

 

Fair enough - my brother and his wife bought one a few months back and they love it. Time will tell if that enthusiasm remains I guess. We have other friends who have had one for a few years and they still swear by it. Use it daily and keep finding new uses.

 

We realise it isn't a complete meal cooking replacement, but for those tasks you identify as suiting, it should be a huge time saver. E.g. the risotto in the demo last night literally took 18 mins and 13 of that was watching it do the cooking! Admitedly the stock and veges had been prepared earlier but the TM should handle those tasks as well.

 

Especially with young children, the ability to make your own mayo, peanut butter, tomato sauce, etc using natural healthy ingredients has great appeal to my wife (and I).

 

Totally agree it is not for everyone tho, and it is a lot of money for one appliance!


 
 
 
 


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  #1780042 12-May-2017 10:54
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Gurezaemon:

 

http://thekateringshow.com/episodes/4-thermomix/

 

Probably the best introduction to the Thermomix out there.

 

 

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  #1780047 12-May-2017 10:57
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SumnerBoy:

 

networkn:

 

We have hummed and harred over this for a long time, but ultimately decided after talking to some people who bought them, that we wouldn't get one. Esp since their staff/contractors are treated so badly, and they have had poor consumer reports for safety and how they deal with after sales service. 

 

We have relatives with a young family who bought one, I think they quite like it, but use it a lot less than they thought they would. I think it's like that for quite a few people. I think it works particularly well for a demographic we don't really fit.

 

 

Fair enough - my brother and his wife bought one a few months back and they love it. Time will tell if that enthusiasm remains I guess. We have other friends who have had one for a few years and they still swear by it. Use it daily and keep finding new uses.

 

We realise it isn't a complete meal cooking replacement, but for those tasks you identify as suiting, it should be a huge time saver. E.g. the risotto in the demo last night literally took 18 mins and 13 of that was watching it do the cooking! Admitedly the stock and veges had been prepared earlier but the TM should handle those tasks as well.

 

Especially with young children, the ability to make your own mayo, peanut butter, tomato sauce, etc using natural healthy ingredients has great appeal to my wife (and I).

 

Totally agree it is not for everyone tho, and it is a lot of money for one appliance!

 

 

I'm prepared to bet right now, that a year from now, you will not be making mayo, peanut butter, tomato sauce. In fact I am so sure of it, I'll donate $20 to a charity of your choosing if you have done it more than average once a month for the last 6 months :) 

 

 


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  #1780049 12-May-2017 10:59
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networkn:

 

I'm prepared to bet right now, that a year from now, you will not be making mayo, peanut butter, tomato sauce. In fact I am so sure of it, I'll donate $20 to a charity of your choosing if you have done it more than average once a month for the last 6 months :)  

 

 

You are on, so 6 batches of mayo, peanut butter or tomato sauce in the first 6 months of 2018. If we fail, I will donate the same amount :).

 

Charity: Neonatal Trust

 

Stay tuned.


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  #1780053 12-May-2017 11:03
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Food processers are in the same boat IMO.  A big, expensive appliance, which you use a lot at first, and then over time dig out only every so often.


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  #1780084 12-May-2017 11:17
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We still use ours... I won't say daily but quite often.

 

Soups are damn easy to make and there's a ton of other dishes... My wife made a chicken tagin the other day which was simple to make and very tasty


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  #1780085 12-May-2017 11:18
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How long have you owned yours @gcorgnet?


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  #1780086 12-May-2017 11:19
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SumnerBoy:

 

How long have you owned yours @gcorgnet?

 

 

 

 

Got it towards the end of 2014




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  #1780088 12-May-2017 11:27
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SumnerBoy:

 

networkn:

 

I'm prepared to bet right now, that a year from now, you will not be making mayo, peanut butter, tomato sauce. In fact I am so sure of it, I'll donate $20 to a charity of your choosing if you have done it more than average once a month for the last 6 months :)  

 

 

You are on, so 6 batches of mayo, peanut butter or tomato sauce in the first 6 months of 2018. If we fail, I will donate the same amount :).

 

Charity: Neonatal Trust

 

Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

Heh, I fear that the bet may well change the behaviour that might have occurred without it, I should have made the bet in secret and then asked you what the result was. Never mind, it's for a good cause regardless, I don't expect to be heartbroken by the loss of my $20 LOL 

 

 


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