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Thermomix? Who has one or wants one?

Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:44 pm

I've heard about these, but not actually known what they are until I googled yesterday!

I'm really interested to know how much they actually cost as well as hear reviews and what people do with theirs?
 
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Re: Thermomix? Who has one or wants one?

Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:46 pm

I had a demo the other day. Looks good. Very noisy though.
I think I'd get bored of it after a while.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:47 pm

I read that somewhere yesterday that they're noisy. That's a massive turn off!
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:49 pm

It was for me because our kitchen is practically in our living room so you can't watch tv and have it going too.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:49 pm

They cost 2k :eek: My friend has one and it is very cool, I'm sure I could use it a lot but I can't get past the price!
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:00 pm

I have one, thanks to my mum's inheritance from my nan. I don't find the noise factor a nuisance because its only super noisy for a few seconds, for example if you are milling grains. I cooked a lamb curry in it for an hour the other day and its no noisier than my oven on fan force.

I love it. I'll add more if people have questions. I've had mine for a year. HM I think you asked how I make butter - it takes about 10mins all up in thermie. And I mentioned the other day I only use raw sugar now. I make my own caster and icing sugar.

It's got a 10 year warranty and if you use it to its max potential, it will pay itself back and save you money. You'd have to be strict though - things like making your own jam from bargain basement fruit.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:04 pm

Wowee! I guessed it had to be exy because you can't find the price online anywhere! And the fact that they offer finance :lol:

That sounds good WACM, I doubt I'd buy one at this point, but I'll keep investigating :) how many times a week do you use yours?
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:11 pm

Daily. Yesterday was pumpkin scones and butter. Today so far choc chip biccies and I think I'll make a chicken and rice dish in it tonight. I leave it on my bench. I've even used it just to make a marinade.

The most I've used it was 4 times in one day.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:13 pm

I had a demo and TBH, wasn't impressed. I was ready to buy one but didn't love it. I had 7 people at my demo and only 1 person liked it.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:21 pm

I have the paupers target version. I use it at least 2 x a day and love it! And I got mine for $249
So it's a tenth of the price. :)
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:52 pm

They are certainly exxy and they promote the fact that you don't need a food processor, mixer etc. you would only need this.

It comes down to what you eat. We do not do a lot of risottos and stews and soups, so I wouldn't get a lot of use for it for meals. I would probably use it for sorbets, dips etc but for that type of use alone, I baulk at the price! Plus it is hard to justify for me because I already have the other appliances like a food processor, a blender etc
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:56 pm

We've had ours a week. So far so good!
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:22 pm

I've never owned a food processor or blender, so thermomix has been great for me.

I made this tonight, eating it now and it's yum http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/20 ... satay.html Rice, chicken and vegies cooked at the same time, then the sauce finished in 2 mins.

Since getting my thermomix, my diet has changed a lot.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:31 pm

I have one.

Will post my creations in this thread once I get on the comp :)
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Peta, how are you feeling about yours now?

I know everyone days they use theirs multiple times a day - what exactly do you use it for though?
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 pm

Shell here's a rough list of the things I've made.

Doughs - pizza, scone and bread
Cakes
Biscuits
Butter
Whipping cream
Soups
Curry
Steamed fish
Stirfry style chicken and rice
Dips
Marinades
Steamed rice
Mashed potato
Play dough

If I remember more I'll add them.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:39 pm

And lasagna - the béchamel & the bolognese sauce & grating cheese and parmesan.
Custard
Steamed fruit
Crumble topping
Ice cream!
Chocolate mousse
Nutella
Vegie stock
 
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Re: Thermomix? Who has one or wants one?

Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:09 pm

Indie what one do u have?

I like the idea of them, but I'm not sure I would use it enough to get my money's worth..

I watched a YouTube video of them making bread, and it looked really easy, I like the idea if making fresh bread so easily, but not sure it's worth )2000.. I don't make risottos, rarely make soups.

Maybe I will do s demo after the kitchen is done at the end if the year snd see what the fuss is about

But considering how little I use my processor, blender etc, naybe the cheaper target one that indie has might be better
 
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Re: Thermomix? Who has one or wants one?

Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:20 pm

Shell - I don't think it's worth $2000. If I had my time again I wouldn't buy it. BUT it is handy and I use it often. I'd rather keep and use it rather than sell it. But yeah not worth $2000 to me yet.
 
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Re: Thermomix? Who has one or wants one?

Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:32 pm

$2000 is just so much money. Any of the positives would be outweighed for me by the cost. I can't even comprehend it.


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