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    • angeltreats
    • By angeltreats 16th Feb 14, 9:20 PM
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    Who has a Thermomix?
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    • 16th Feb 14, 9:20 PM
    Who has a Thermomix? 16th Feb 14 at 9:20 PM
    I am coveting a Thermomix! But they are eye wateringly expensive (about £900 I believe).

    Does anyone have one? Do you love it?

    It wouldn't save me any money, but there are a lot of things I do that take ages which could be automated with a Thermomix. Like custard, or risotto, or lemon curd. I flipping hate standing at the cooker stirring custard over a low heat for ages! When I worked as a chef I'd have given my right arm for one and I still think I'd get tons of use from it at home, and my chef friends who have one all reckon they couldn't do without it (sadly none of them are local so I can't go and have a play).

    I don't particularly like the idea that you can't just go to a shop and buy one and have to organise a demo, does anyone have experience of this?

    Would be grateful for any thoughts. Even though I'm sure 99% of them will be telling me it's a waste of money
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  • Ella Wood
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    • 16th Feb 14, 9:45 PM
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    • 16th Feb 14, 9:45 PM
    Just google this I want one it looks great
    • sillyinthepast
    • By sillyinthepast 16th Feb 14, 10:07 PM
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    • 16th Feb 14, 10:07 PM
    I am desperate for one - can't afford it though. A friend has one (she lives in Australia though so I can't have a play) and she couldn't live without it. She says she has saved a fortune using hers. Not just on making things like stock cubes, etc but the fact you can make soup in 10 minutes (and that's cooked!!) so she never has takeaways anymore as it is just so quick to use.

    I am with you with the fact that you have to have a demo around to show you it. It puts me off as I feel I would be under pressure to buy.

    Oh and one more thing my friend sold her food processes, kitchen aid and all of her other gadgets when she got it as she no longer needed them.
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  • mummybearx
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    • 16th Feb 14, 10:14 PM
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    • 16th Feb 14, 10:14 PM
    That is on my wish list!! I've wanted one for ages and ages, that and a Kitchenaid

    I've read nothing but good reviews for it, I honestly don't think they could charge that price and it not be amazing
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    • kacie
    • By kacie 18th Feb 14, 10:37 AM
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    • 18th Feb 14, 10:37 AM
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    • 18th Feb 14, 10:37 AM
    I've been looking at it too, and don't like the idea of you only being able to see it in a demo and there is no price of it on their website. It does seem really good though, seems like a one gadget to do all type of thing
    • msauk
    • By msauk 27th Jul 15, 11:02 PM
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    • 27th Jul 15, 11:02 PM
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    • 27th Jul 15, 11:02 PM
    Is it compulsory to have a demo in your own home before buying one? There are so many YouTube videos online that I am convinced it is worth purchasing direct!
    • Transformers
    • By Transformers 28th Jul 15, 5:18 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 5:18 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 5:18 AM
    Look out in Lidl for their 'looky likey'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3069830/Can-Lidl-s-179-Master-Cuisine-925-TM5-Thermomix-can.html
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 28th Jul 15, 6:12 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 6:12 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 6:12 AM
    I have one - hubby bought it for me as a wedding present last year, just as the new one was launched.

    It is a ridiculous amount of money, but I use it multiple times a day and just love it.....

    Bread in literally 3 mins (plus proving/cooking time)
    Cake and biscuit batter in seconds
    Mayo, hollanaise, cheese sauces etc silky and perfect every time.
    Soups are a doddle
    Jam, chutney etc
    Steamer is great

    I could go on, and would given half the chance - I would deff recommend it - just waiting to get hold of a second bowl now

    Edit - and it has built in scales, which is brill
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    • janed9388
    • By janed9388 28th Jul 15, 6:24 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 6:24 AM
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    • 28th Jul 15, 6:24 AM
    they are usually at the food and drink show doing demo's & selling (in London, but I assume other places too) so you could combine a trip with a look to avoid the high pressure in home sales pitch.
    • angeltreats
    • By angeltreats 30th Jul 15, 7:45 AM
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    I forgot I'd posted this thread. Shortly after posting it I did have a demo at home and decided I absolutely must have one. I am so glad I did save up for it as it is used every single day, usually more than once, and makes life so much easier. It's been a godsend since I had a baby with food allergies too.

    About six months after I bought it they brought out the new model with a touch screen and recipe chip but I'm really not bothered that I ended up with what is now old tech.

    The lady who did the demo did not give the hard sell at all, there was absolutely no pressure, it was just "here's how much it is, here's what it can do, if you would like one here's how you can order it, thanks very much". However of the four people at my demo, three of us how own one
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 30th Jul 15, 4:35 PM
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    Just sat through an 8 minute Thermomix demo on YouTube and I'm left scratching my head at why anyone would spend nearly £1000 on one. What a faff.

    Well at least I don't feel as bad that I spent £700? on a Vitamix any more.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 30th Jul 15, 4:46 PM
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    Sold my Vitamix when I got the Thermomix, TM is much more than a blender, but each to their own, each home has different budgets and expectations.

    Just made walnut bread dough in mine, and a batch of aioli as well as the soup for tonight.

    Friends of ours have them for their boat/caravan respectively - brill for small spaces
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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 30th Jul 15, 5:28 PM
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    Just made walnut bread dough in mine, and a batch of aioli as well as the soup for tonight.
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    You can make (hot) soup in the Vitamix as well as ice-cream. As for making aioli, why? unless your making a gallon. The minibowl in the magimix is far better IMHO. As you say each to their own.
    • imho
    • By imho 20th Sep 16, 6:32 PM
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    I have the TM 31. I didn't pay anything like the £975 as I needed to buy the lid seal and cake making attachment plus it didn't have the steamer thing that goes on the top.
    For weeks I just thought it's a glorified food mixer as onions don't brown not unless you add brown sugar and have it on 45 mins same with spices so now I use frying pan to brown onions and spices. Bread as well you can make the dough in it but it won't bake the bread. For the price it should do everything but doesn't.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 26th Sep 16, 7:19 AM
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    Sold my Vitamix when I got the Thermomix, TM is much more than a blender, but each to their own, each home has different budgets and expectations.

    Just made walnut bread dough in mine, and a batch of aioli as well as the soup for tonight.

    Friends of ours have them for their boat/caravan respectively - brill for small spaces
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    I've just googled it having seen the OP, and shut the tab down after a single glance - the website promoted a shot where all the stuff was spread out in a work surface. My first thought was that I don't have the space!

    But walnut bread does sound very yummy indeed. The brain says "Go to Waitrose and buy a loaf".
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    • imho
    • By imho 14th Oct 16, 7:35 AM
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    Anyone notice the Great British Menu programme on BBC 2 , 7.30 pm use a Thermomix? Not sure how many Thermomix machines are there but there is about 6 of the stainless steel jugs that fit into the Thermomix.
    • morganlefay
    • By morganlefay 20th Oct 16, 4:35 PM
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    I used to own one years ago but it broke down and no one would fix it. I really loved it, it made food that was just tastier than the normal way of doing things and I miss it. Looking at the videos of modern ones I really covet one again, but can't justify the expense (even if I had that much to spend) now that there are only two of us at home. I think with gadgets like this you either love and use them or just think they are a waste of money - we all have different likes and dislikes, but I have to say that I'd have one again in a shot if my children were still living here (and if I could find the space to put it !) I've often noticed professional chefs on TV using them, though i'm not in that league.
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