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Does anyone own a Thermomix?

Hi,

I am looking for ways to make cooking for my family easier and came across the Thermomix. It is super expensive so keen to hear your views if you own one.

Are there any other kitchen gadgets worth considering?

Thanks!
I have a vitamix which is similar. I go through phases of using it loads and forgetting about it for a while. It's good for soup and for whipping cream in seconds.
I don't have a thermomix but every French woman I have met that works and has a family swears by it.They say the instructions are great and that the children can help weigh the ingredients but they use it all the time.I think they are in what's app groups that send weekly updates/recipes
I used one when we house-swapped in France. I love cooking but I really don't get the hype. It was initially quite exciting to have a gadget that weighed and cooked things all in one, and it was definitely a fun toy to tinker with. But I can't really see how it would be a time-saver. Maybe I was doing it wrong, but my most efficient cooking comes about when I plan, cook in massive bulk and swap mid-week emergency supper ideas with friends.
Yes, we do, they're are amazing. They have a strange appeal, found in most of the top Michelin kitchens and at the same time great for everyday use to cook humble dishes.

My wife is a chef and uses it almost daily. I am lucky as I get the benefit of its use, to cook not quite as adventurous dishes. The new version leads you through recipes, which are great.
Great for soups too!
It does not appeal to me personally but anfriend of mine has it and loves it.
She is not overly keen on cooking but has a large family and it seems
It is anvery good time saver. It kneels the dough for various cakes in no time, soups, stews ... just everything.
It seems to be a great tool, my friend loves ut and uses it all week.
tekton23 Wrote:

Great for soups too!

Cooking already doesn't get much easier than making soup making in a pan!
I spent an absolute fortune on a vitamix and initially used it quite a lot for soups. I haven't used it for ages. I only used my yogurt maker once (it made very nice yogurt), but then I forgot I had it until yesterday. I haven't used my ice cream maker in years, nor my breadmaker. They all seemed like very good, money saving devices at the time. I don't think they were, in hindsight (£20 for 1 litre of yogurt!).
I know a local Thermomix agent, she would be only too happy to give you a demonstration. She's a professional chef too.
We have it and love it!
I think the main advantage is that it saves a lot of time with all the things that require continuous stirring or some kind of continuous "interaction", e.g. risottos, mashed potatoes, Bolognese ragu and similar sauces, soups, etc.

Using it only to weigh ingredients, chop some vegetables or boil something would, of course, be overkill - big time.
Thanks for your all replies on this.

PeckhamRye - I would be interested in seeing a demo and see type of meals it is capable of providing.

Would anyone else like to come along. I presume it is a no-obligation demo?
I have one - I use it to cook a lot of all one family meals. If you like your food steamed or stews/soups/curries it's amazing. I put rice in the bowl, vegetables and protein and in the steamer and then make a sauce from the liquid left in the bowl - it's the easiest thing to do and you can basically set it and forget it. My husband is much more a fan of frying and roasting and he uses it like a sous chef - to help with prep. It also makes a mean margarita!

If the demonstrator mentioned is Corinne - thermiechef - then I got mine from her too. She definitely knows her stuff and has been a big source of help to me in making sure I use all the functions.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 09, 08:37pm by Siduhe.

hello LV0210
I would love to show you a Thermomix in action. it's absolutely no obligation and you definitely have to see it and use it to understand how it can help you. Thanks Peckhamrye and Siduhe.

Please email me on thermiechefadvisor@gmail.com


Corinne
Thermiechef
treehugger Wrote:

I spent an absolute fortune on a vitamix and
initially used it quite a lot for soups. I haven't
used it for ages. I only used my yogurt maker once
(it made very nice yogurt), but then I forgot I
had it until yesterday. I haven't used my ice
cream maker in years, nor my breadmaker. They all
seemed like very good, money saving devices at the
time. I don't think they were, in hindsight (£20
for 1 litre of yogurt!).


How did a litre of yoghurt cost £20?

I used to make yoghurt in a wide neck thermos. You don't need any special ingredients, just a bit of ordinary plain yoghurt and milk.

Then when it's ready add fruit or flavouring if you want.

In fact I now feel inspired to start doing that again!
Hi Sue, my yogurt maker cost £20 and I have only made one batch of yogurt, which was very nice, but then I put the yogurt maker away and forgot that I had even bought it. Just making the point that I have a lot of what I felt were must have kitchen gadgets that I don't make the most of. All my fault.
treehugger Wrote:

Hi Sue, my yogurt maker cost £20 and I have only
made one batch of yogurt, which was very nice, but
then I put the yogurt maker away and forgot that I
had even bought it. Just making the point that I
have a lot of what I felt were must have kitchen
gadgets that I don't make the most of. All my
fault.


Ah OK sorry I misunderstood, thought you meant every litre of yoghurt was costing you £20 big grin
We managed to organise a Thermomix demo with LV0210 and her husband, lots of good food was produced and enjoyed by all.
I have public demos organised for August and will be hosting for September too. I will let you know dates those that have kindly contacted me.
Email me to register your interest as spaces are limited, or with any questions.
thank you
thermiechefadvisor@gmail.com

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