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  #1780099 12-May-2017 11:35
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Sorry for jumping in here. This would be something that would work well for myself in a flatting situation where i want to save time and cook things easily and fast. How every i couldnt spend $2500 on a stupid food processor and cooker..
But anyhow, Just me or these people reviewing it stare deep into your soul.

 


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  #1780122 12-May-2017 12:15
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TimA:

 

Sorry for jumping in here. This would be something that would work well for myself in a flatting situation where i want to save time and cook things easily and fast. How every i couldnt spend $2500 on a stupid food processor and cooker..
But anyhow, Just me or these people reviewing it stare deep into your soul.

 

 

 

The one on the left looks like she is trying to signal that she's being held against her will and to help her get out of there


 
 
 
 


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  #1780138 12-May-2017 12:51
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They both look like their faces have been photoshopped onto the image.

 

 




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  #1780142 12-May-2017 12:59
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TimA:

 

Sorry for jumping in here. This would be something that would work well for myself in a flatting situation where i want to save time and cook things easily and fast. How every i couldnt spend $2500 on a stupid food processor and cooker..
But anyhow, Just me or these people reviewing it stare deep into your soul.

 

 

 

The one on the left looks like she is trying to signal that she's being held against her will and to help her get out of there

 

 

 

 

It's a particular type of comedy used to exaggerate (arrested development and VEEP both use it, but I can't recall it's specific name), that they are employing. 

 

They are pretty good at it. 

 

 


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  #1780145 12-May-2017 13:08
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That Thermomix porridge they're eating looks particularly unappealing.





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  #1780154 12-May-2017 13:24
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TimA:

 

Sorry for jumping in here. This would be something that would work well for myself in a flatting situation where i want to save time and cook things easily and fast. How every i couldnt spend $2500 on a stupid food processor and cooker..
But anyhow, Just me or these people reviewing it stare deep into your soul.

 

 

 

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  #1780188 12-May-2017 13:57
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networkn: 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.

 

 

Ouch! Retail in Germany is about EUR600-700 at the cheapest, and the things hold their value like an Apple product, even used you're unlikely to find any under maybe EUR500. In fact the comparison with Apple is probably quite apt, if Apple made an all-in-one it's be a Thermomix. So you could consider importing it yourself and save a small fortune.

 

 

However, you're still overpaying for something like that. There are lots (and lots, and lots) of equivalents (sold in Germany) that do the same thing, some cheaper, some more expensive, it's just that the Thermomix has aggressive marketing in NZ and the others don't. If you really want something like that, get Consumer's review of all-in-ones (summary: they're Jack of Some Trades, master of none) and buy based on that. I wouldn't pay more than a couple of hundred, but better yet I'd see what I really needed and get dedicated devices for just those functions.

 
 
 
 




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  #1780190 12-May-2017 14:02
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networkn: 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.
Ouch! Retail in Germany is about EUR600-700 at the cheapest, and the things hold their value like an Apple product, even used you're unlikely to find any under maybe EUR500. In fact the comparison with Apple is probably quite apt, if Apple made an all-in-one it's be a Thermomix. So you could consider importing it yourself and save a small fortune. However, you're still overpaying for something like that. There are lots (and lots, and lots) of equivalents (sold in Germany) that do the same thing, some cheaper, some more expensive, it's just that the Thermomix has aggressive marketing in NZ and the others don't. If you really want something like that, get Consumer's review of all-in-ones (summary: they're Jack of Some Trades, master of none) and buy based on that. I wouldn't pay more than a couple of hundred, but better yet I'd see what I really needed and get dedicated devices for just those functions.

 

 

 

Examples of alternatives that have the same features please? 


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  #1780194 12-May-2017 14:05
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Gurezaemon:

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

 

Probably the best introduction to the Thermomix out there.

 

 

Wonderful! Just spammed assorted foodie friends with it.

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  #1780195 12-May-2017 14:05
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neb: Ouch! Retail in Germany is about EUR600-700 at the cheapest

 

Just had a quick google and the prices overseas are reported as;

 

  • UK: GBP1084 (NZD2045)
  • DE: EUR1109 (NZD1763)
  • US: USD1750 (NZD2560)
  • AU: AUD2089 (NZD2256)

Where did you find a price of EUR600-700 in Germany?


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  #1780196 12-May-2017 14:10
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neb:
Gurezaemon:

 

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

 

Probably the best introduction to the Thermomix out there.

 

Wonderful! Just spammed assorted foodie friends with it.

 

 

 

Try them with this one from the same show. Horrifying, but in a "weeping with laughter" sort of way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LhgJjicMz8





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  #1780197 12-May-2017 14:11
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Where did you find a price of EUR600-700 in Germany?

 

 

It was a TM31 I saw at some outlet place. I didn't know what it was, the person I was with pointed out that it was a good price compared to the RRP. I thought if that's a steal when I wonder what the RRP is...

 

 

Like Apple, Vorwerk are very, very selective about who they sell through, so apparently finding it at outlets is an exception.

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  #1780198 12-May-2017 14:13
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The TM31 is the old model (2yrs old), the TM5 is the latest. Not sure of the price differences, but all those I quoted above were for the TM5.


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  #1780200 12-May-2017 14:17
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Examples of alternatives that have the same features please?

 

 

If you mean "an exact copy of the Thermomix" then obviously none. If you mean "a general copy of the Thermomix specifically" then there's a pile of them sold in Germany (and nearby), but you need to be able to read German to get the details. For example the Krups one outperformed the Thermomix at half the (RRP) price. If you just want to get a cheapie, the MediaMarkt themomix clone came in just behind the Thermomix for EUR199 RRP.

 

 

Finally, if you just mean "all-in-one", see Consumer and buy based on their rating. Or, more probably, avoid based on their rating.

 

 

Edited to add: As with Consumer's reviews in NZ, the German consumer ratings for these all-in-ones are so-so, rating "Befriedigend" (meaning "OK") and lower. I don't think any were rated "Good" or "Very good". In general you wouldn't want to buy anything rated below "Good", products are specifically advertised as having been rated "Very good" or "Good", no-one ever advertises "OK" as a rating.

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  #1780201 12-May-2017 14:21
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This is by no means a justification for the horrendou pricing but one of the great benefit of Thermomix is the recipe standardisation that comes with it.

 

You can google "<anything> + thermomix" and you will find a recipe ready to use with easy steps detailing which settings to use, etc... pretty fool-proof


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