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Re: Thermomix

I just got my weekly Lidl magazine.

They seem to have the same sort of gizmo for 69.90.

I don't know nothing - i have just, in the past six months, been able to get my head around a micro wave!!
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Re: Thermomix

Well guys sorry to resurrect an old thread but the Thermomix TM6 has now been released https://switzerland.thermomix.com/en/tm6/

Videos here https://www.google.com/search?q=ther...w=1229&bih=601

My cousin has the TM5 and told me she finds it absolutely indispensable for all sorts of cooking, so when I was there and saw it in action I was pretty damn impressed. Yes it is obviously very expensive (1600chf) and an absolute first-world luxury, but the amount of versatility it provides in the latest incarnation is amazing. You are paying a lot for the convenience and guided recipes, that is absolutely clear.

I know that as well as using it for all the cuisines I love, I would also use it to make all sorts of stuff that I don't usually do, including ingredients for baking that (for those of us who don't want to or can't do it all by hand the old-fashioned way) usually require a Kitchen Aid or equivalent machine.

Anyone here own and love theirs or also considering buying one?

PS: Yes we all know you can do all the same stuff without spending 1600chf, that has already been discussed in the thread.
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Old 02.04.2019, 21:43
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Re: Thermomix

My neighbours have one and only use it for guacamole. A friend has one and loves it.

Aren´t you limited to the recipes that thing has ? Honest question.
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Aren´t you limited to the recipes that thing has ? Honest question.
Of course not you can set it as you like, the recipes are obviously optional.
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Old 03.04.2019, 21:03
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Re: Thermomix

I absolutely love mine! I have the older TM3 model but the basic functionality is the same. It is a fantastic piece of engineering and cooks amazing meals.

We use it for gazpacho, soups, purees, almond meal, Nutella, bread, cookies, stews, colliflower rice and, and....
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Re: Thermomix

Some interesting new features in the TM6.



@roegner, absolutely not limited by pre-set recipes.
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Re: Thermomix

NWFW but well explained here.

https://youtu.be/4yr_etbfZtQ
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I absolutely love mine! I have the older TM3 model but the basic functionality is the same. It is a fantastic piece of engineering and cooks amazing meals.

We use it for gazpacho, soups, purees, almond meal, Nutella, bread, cookies, stews, colliflower rice and, and....
From that list it looks very versatile!

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NWFW but well explained here.

https://youtu.be/4yr_etbfZtQ
That's not 'well explained', that's a badly made and not particularly well written or acted satire (and I do appreciate a good satire). But thanks for your input.
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Old 04.04.2019, 09:43
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That's not 'well explained', that's a badly made and not particularly well written or acted satire (and I do appreciate a good satire). But thanks for your input.
Hah, protesteth too much, much?

I thought it was pretty funny actually, at the same time informing us about the perceived 'point' of these sorts of gadgets and the up-their-own-arse attitude of some foodies.

But I still don't really understand why your want one.
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Hah, protesteth too much, much?

I thought it was pretty funny actually, at the same time informing us about the perceived 'point' of these sorts of gadgets and the up-their-own-arse attitude of some foodies.
No, I just didn't find it funny, if I did I'd have gladly said so. I also don't care one iota about any cult-like or up the arse behaviour attached to it... it's irrelevant to me.

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Luckily for the general populace, your understanding is not a general requirement for any luxury purchase.
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Old 04.04.2019, 10:56
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NWFW but well explained here.

https://youtu.be/4yr_etbfZtQ
Thanks for posting that great review.

I was 100% sure I wasn't going to buy one but now I'm 110% sure.
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Re: Thermomix

I love gadgets and kitchen equipment. I watched one review last night from an English woman and it was very interesting.


If I didn’t already have a stand mixer, food processor, Sous vide, a blender and an immersion blender, I can see where it would be very attractive from both a functional and budget standpoint. Obviously it replaces a lot, frees up space and electrical outlets.

But for me with all my existing gadgetry that I am very attached to, it’s not a rational choice right now. Never say never though.
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If I didn’t already have a stand mixer, food processor, Sous vide, a blender and an immersion blender, I can see where it would be very attractive from both a functional and budget standpoint. Obviously it replaces a lot, frees up space and electrical outlets.

But for me with all my existing gadgetry that I am very attached to, it’s not a rational choice right now. Never say never though.
Yup this is the appeal to me too... it would essentially be a combination of:

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
Blender
Spice grinder
Food processor
Steamer
Slow Cooker
etc

While it would not necessarily replace ALL of those gadgets (I would have an Instant Pot too) it will certainly provide a huge amount of versatility to the kitchen. In the end, you are paying (through the proverbial nose, admittedly) for the convenience of having something that makes doing multiple complicated things (or things that I wouldn't usually do) easier within one easy place. The guided recipes will encourage me to try new things and are a definite bonus.

If you have the disposable income and are fully aware of what you are purchasing and why then I don't see many downsides.
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Yup this is the appeal to me too... it would essentially be a combination of:

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
Blender
Spice grinder
Food processor
Steamer
Slow Cooker

While it would not necessarily replace ALL of those gadgets (I would have an Instant Pot too) it will certainly provide a huge amount of versatility to the kitchen. In the end, you are paying (through the proverbial nose, admittedly) for the convenience of having something that makes doing multiple complicated things (or things that I wouldn't usually do) easier within one easy place. The guided recipes will encourage me to try new things and are a definite bonus.

If you have the disposable income and are fully aware of what you are purchasing and why then I don't see many downsides.
You're right, get it. Had mine for several years now and have never regretted buying it.
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Old 04.04.2019, 15:40
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Re: Thermomix

I just watched a video for the TM 6 and wondering how much overlap there is with my Instant Pot Duo. My blender just broke and rather than pay several hundred € for a high end blender, I have a friend that would sell me a very good condition TM 5 for about €600.

Tempted to give this a try.
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I just watched a video for the TM 6 and wondering how much overlap there is with my Instant Pot Duo. My blender just broke and rather than pay several hundred € for a high end blender, I have a friend that would sell me a very good condition TM 5 for about €600.

Tempted to give this a try.
Very little overlap imo... an Instant Pot is a much better slow cooker than the Thermomix in addition to pressure cooking which the Thermomix can't do at all for obvious reasons. Also it does much larger quantities.

The Thermomix will go hand-in-hand with it and act as a complement to it it perfectly as you would use the Themomix to prepare some of the stuff to go in the Instant Pot.

If I buy a Thermomix TM6 then my primary 3 kitchen tools of significance (in addition to my in-built stuff in my apartment) at the end of this will be:

1. Bauknecht MW 179 IN Microwave Oven https://www.bauknecht.de/h/kochen-ba...n/858917999790 and https://www.amazon.de/Bauknecht-MW-1.../dp/B00R4HY10W

2. Instant Pot Duo v2 https://instantpot.com/portfolio-item/duo-series/ and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Instant-Pot.../dp/B00OP26T4K

3. Thermomix TM6 https://switzerland.thermomix.com/en/tm6/

I think those will have me covered for pretty much all my culinary needs for the forseeable future.
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Re: Thermomix

As you've listed your 'must-have' kitchen gadgets:

Here are mine (and I'm not including a knife and a peeler as I assume you have one of each too).

20 CHF hand mixer (although it's about 15 years old)
24 CHF blender
15 CHF stick-blender
Pestle and Mortar

That's it.

I suppose it's not really a fair comparison though because I'm cooking for five (I'm faster than my wife) and you're only cooking for one.
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As you've listed your 'must-have' kitchen gadgets:

Here are mine (and I'm not including a knife and a peeler as I assume you have one of each too).

20 CHF hand mixer (although it's about 15 years old)
24 CHF blender
15 CHF stick-blender
Pestle and Mortar

That's it.

I suppose it's not really a fair comparison though because I'm cooking for five (I'm faster than my wife) and you're only cooking for one.
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Re: Thermomix

Sounds like a good deal. These things last for ever. You just need to change the minorparts.

Have friends that still
use their TM2

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Tempted to give this a try.
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Re: Thermomix

Does anyone here have experience with the Moulinex (Tefal) Cuisine i-Companion? https://www.tefal.com/cuisinecompanion

It's essentially similar to the original Cuisine Companion except with app connectivity etc.

It is basically a TM (Thermomix) competitor for 1/3 of the price and with 80% or more of the quality/functionality.

Reviews:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...sine+companion

https://www.trustedreviews.com/revie...sine-companion
https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/home...mpanion-review

Performance is in general very good and the pluses and minuses appear to be:

Pluses
  • Does most of the things a Thermomix does for around third of the price
  • Has additional attachments such as steamer/shredder/slicer available for purchase
  • Recipes for Thermomix can be adapted (there are conversion tables that exist to enable this) http://karenshine.com/using-tefal-cc...7c3-MO58jUnDdE
  • Parts (eg: blades) are removable and so should be easy to clean
  • Has a larger capacity bowl than the TM

Minuses
  • Doesn't grind/mill/chop quite as finely as the Thermomix
  • Limited number of native recipes (but TM ones can be adapted, see above)
  • Doesn't have a built-in weighing scale like the TM
  • Only heats to 130c unlike the TM6 which heats to 160c
  • No English language for the app and recipes (due to it not being marketed in UK)
  • Additional attachments raise cost of ownership to maybe just over half price of a TM
  • The Thermomix is better and more convenient... if you can stomach the price

Thoughts?

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