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twoopsie Tue 16-Dec-14 08:37:43

I really want to buy a thermomix as it chops, weighs and cooks. So basically I can just chuck stuff in, hit a button and have soup. Also does dough and would make choux pastry without any effort.

I'm thinking it will save money as will be the kind of thing that lasts a lifetime, make stuff easily that I waste money on when time is short, won't need to o keep buying cheap blenders that fall to bits in 18 months.

Does anyone have one? Dh thinks its a luxury we can't afford, but I think will save money and help us eat fresher things long term.

DaisyFlowerChain Tue 16-Dec-14 08:47:49

Are you paying for it or do you want him too? If you and you can afford it after your share of the bills then go for it. If you want him to pay, perhaps he thinks there's a better option between finest and value range.

furcoatbigknickers Tue 16-Dec-14 08:53:08

You still need to peel veggies, take ends off etc. really don't think its worth it, chop bung in pan done?

Gaia81 Tue 16-Dec-14 08:55:25

My parents and sister have one and really like them, I don't think either of them would say it would save more than what it cost v. quickly though.

My sister has it more as a space saving thing as her kitchen is tiny and it could replace several different things.

Littlef00t Tue 16-Dec-14 08:56:11

It sounds like you've been taken in by the advertising, that is a LOT of soup and bought pastry etc. do you find yourself regularly making soups and using a blender etc?

Are you a bit of a foodie and into making things homemade, or are it you buying into the lifestyle?

And finally, do you currently have over 1k to splash on this marvel? How much if a dent would it make to your finances?

dalmatianmad Tue 16-Dec-14 08:56:41

Surely you don't weigh vegetables for a soup? It's the easiest thing to make but if you have the money then knock your self out! I'd rather have a nice holiday somewhere!

londonrach Tue 16-Dec-14 09:03:34

Thats a lot of money but if you have the spare money why not. (Looks at fresh soup shop bought for £1 in morrisons yesterday in fridge and signs...one day ill make some)

Dinnerfor1 Tue 16-Dec-14 09:04:46

I can't see how it is worth it I'm afraid.

Soup is so easy to make. You don't really need to weigh anything. Just chop the veg up roughly, throw it in with some stock and blend at the end. I just use a stick blender and that works fine for me.

If you still have to peel the veg and chop ends of, would it really save much time?

Nomama Tue 16-Dec-14 09:05:44

Buy a slow cooker and a stick blender instead...

But, foodie and gadget freak that I am I couldn't justify one of those. I have a Chef, a sloco and a stick blender - might look at a pressure cooker - and, for less cost than the Thermomix and you don't get the texture thing... Thermomix food tends to have one texture, very finely mixed/dusty!

DSis has a friend who swear by hers and, even though she does everything absolutely right, her stews, breads etc have a weird 'sameness' of texture that, apparently, you either get used to or absolutely hate - I hate it!

noddyholder Tue 16-Dec-14 09:07:37

Approach them bus your interior design business and they will either give you one free to use in kitchens or at a greatly reduced rate You can at least get one without the VAT.

noddyholder Tue 16-Dec-14 09:08:13

Via not bus!

StUmbrageinSkelt Tue 16-Dec-14 09:11:35

I have one and while I agree some dishes have that texture, not all do. I find making bread in it more of a faff than using a kitchen aid.

We've got lots of knock offs on the market here in Australia and if I were to buy another one, I'd seriously consider a thermochef.

WannaBe Tue 16-Dec-14 09:19:26

£1200 for a blender. (Shock) even if you replace your 50 quid blender every eighteen months it'd take 36 years to spend that much on blenders. (Shock)

Neverbuyheliumbalonz Tue 16-Dec-14 09:40:26

Is that 1200 POUNDS?!

I would say YABU - yes if you can afford it you are still nuts knock yourself out, but I don't think soup is hard to make if you have a decent stick blender is it?

What about a Vitamix? They are about 500 quid arent they (whic I thought was still eye watering) but they make soup as well don't they, I saw it on QVC - the guy put all the raw ingredients in (onion, carrot, celery, about of potato and some stock) and put it on full power for 20 minutes. It not only blended the vegetables but the friction from the blender actually fully cooked the soup and made it piping hot!

This was my face shock

BringMeTea Tue 16-Dec-14 09:43:42

My friend has one and is evangelical. I suspect she was suckered in at a Thermomix party and now i see regular fb posts about it.... Makes me think about Body Shop Parties (shows age) or whatever is current. Lotta cash. PP makes a good point.

Flossyfloof Tue 16-Dec-14 09:46:38

How long is it guaranteed for? How long before it joins the sandwich maker George Foreman grill and bread maker ? Actually the bread maker is put away in my house because we couldn't stop eating it.
If you don't make stuff now I doubt if you will do once you have it. I could afford to buy one but I wouldn't. Don't know anything about them but soup making as others have said is so easy and most people buy ready made pastry I would think, it is pretty good. I made mince pies with Aldi puff last week they were fab.

imip Tue 16-Dec-14 09:47:34

I'm not sure what a thermomix is, however, I have a magimix and it is a godsend!

I have 4 fussy dcs and I blend heaps of veggies into their dinner. It can also slice, grate, etc etc.

There probably needs to be a magimix appreciation thread! But searching on here and you'll finds loads of other uses for a magimix - pastry and bread are two popular ones...

A magimix is expensive, but not £1200!

TheCowThatLaughs Tue 16-Dec-14 10:03:01

I'm the laziest bastard in the world and even I can be arsed to make soup! Perhaps not choux pastry though. Do you usually make a lot of time-consuming choux pastry and this would revolutionise your life? If so it's probably worth it.

TheIronGnome Tue 16-Dec-14 10:18:33

You could become a seller and (hopefully) get one for free...!

iwantaginsoakedXmas Tue 16-Dec-14 10:24:33

£1200 ?!!!

I couldn't spend that.

I make loads of soup, using a knife, pan and a £20 stick blender.

Bogeyface Tue 16-Dec-14 10:31:13

You would have to have it for 12 years, eating soup twice a week, to bring it in at £1 per batch, assuming it doesnt break or wear out in that time which is unlikely.

Nope, not worth it.

Bogeyface Tue 16-Dec-14 10:32:09

That is £1 per batch just on the cost of the blender, then you have the cost of ingredients on top.

Just buy fresh soup, over 10 years you will still be better off!

PrimalLass Tue 16-Dec-14 10:36:13

How much??? That's a good heads-up to never go to a Thermomix party. It makes my Pampered Chef purchases look bargainous.

PrimalLass Tue 16-Dec-14 10:40:10

But, of course, now I want one.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 16-Dec-14 10:45:28

£1200? Um no.

Waste of money. You can buy a descent blender for a quarter of the price and it will do all the same things except weigh. I bet you already have scales don't you?

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