Is a Thermomix really worth £900?(33 Posts)
I want the ultimate kitchen gadget so I can get rid of all our blenders, juicer etc and expand my cooking gadget repertoire while saving space in our tiny kitchen.
I was just reading about the Thermomix which supposedly blends, juices, cooks, kneads etc etc etc.
Does anyone have one, and is it really as good as it sounds?
And more to the point is it worth £900?
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Looks and sounds good, but I do have my reservations.
It looks a bit small for a family, and the whole 'one blade, one whisk' thing doesn't convince me really. I do quite a bit of baking, and any type of 'blade' just wouldn't knead bread dough properly.
If you have the space, for £900 I would vote for the Kenwood Cooking Chef. I have the Titanium (doesn't cook) and LOVE it! You can get the attachments you actually need and with confidence that each one is designed for its purpose and will be efficient at it. The quality and service is brilliant, can't fault it any way.
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I love, love, LOVE my Thermomix and don't know how I didn't know about it for so many years!
Cleared all excess gadgets from the kitchen, made a cover for the hob as I rarely use it so now have extra work space, decluttered the pan drawer so now have extra storage space to create that with carpentry would have cost way over £900.
And now I have a husband who previously never cooked making bolognese, bread and more! So no need to stock up the freezer when I am away. We have saved so much money as food gets prepared quicker than waiting for the Chinese or Indian takeaway, kids prefer homemade pizza....
I know, I am waxing and this is after 18 months of owning one and the love just keeps growing!
Don't waste time, buy one!
I've just been to a demo. Was sceptical at first until I saw the sorbet being made. The taste!! OMG. Delicious. Then there was a velouté made from the veggies in the jug which cooked while the chicken/veg was steaming on the Varoma dish. The taste.....was like something you would eat in 5* restaurant.
I want one. How to convince DH????
We have recently had to "start again" and own no appliances at all.
I have been planning what to get, and top of my list were a stick mixer/food processor, a nutribullet and a slow cooker. I was thinking about how much it will all cost and getting a bit "meh" about having to buy so much kit.
Suddenly today I had the realisation that a thermomix might be the ticket. I know it's expensive, but I want to improve our diets and this seems like a good way to do it. What say you guys? I know it's not going to alleviate any of my money concerns - just the opposite! - but can it make smoothies easily?
I have also read it doesn't really work on the slow cooking front. But an hour could get some of that sort of effect, right?
INXS did you make a decision? DH has given me the green light! I am keeping my slow cooker though as I don't think the Thermomix does a decent job of slow cooking. I reckon it would make delicious smoothies though - really smooth with no bits!
I'm still a bit worried that I will regret spending all that money though. I also don't think DH has a any idea how big it is in reality....hopefully when he eats all the delicious food he won't care!
My friend had one, it is pretty swish. I only saw it in action for juice though, what came out was actually like the consistency of juice, unlike what you get from a nutribullet for example. It was apparently a bitch to clean though which would put me off. I do drink a horrendous amount of juice but even that wouldn't justify the cost for me. I reckon it would sit forlornly on the counter top gathering dust after a few weeks of excitedly using it. Nutribullet has come in handy for weaning though, been in its box for over a year, and DP used it more than I did.
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