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#1 Kookies

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

I am trying to decide whether to invest in a thermomix. Given the cost, I'd really want to use if very regularly not just for special occasions. I was just wondering if any i-doers have one and if so, are you happy with your purchase?

Also, if you've thought about it and decided not to buy one, I'd love to hear why too.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:23 PM

My Mum is a thermomix consultant and so obviously she loves hers! Consequently a lot of people I know now have one also due to my Mum. Everyone I know uses theirs a lot and are happy with it. I don't have one as we are low income earners and can't afford it, however if one of our appliances packed it in I would rather get a thermomix to replace it. My sister recently got married and she had that as a registry rather than getting half a dozen different appliances.

I think if you buy one in July you get 9 months interest free.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:31 PM

I went to a demo and wasn't sold. It seemed to be pitched at people that can't/won't cook.

But then I do have a lot of gadgets, which I use all the time (food processor, slow cooker and bread maker are on the go pretty much constantly. In total these items were bought for around $600. It would be less if I hadn't splurged on a magimix. It might be worth it if you are short of bench space but IMO each machine is great at doing its job. I wasn't so struck on the bread dough that came out of the thermomix.

That said, my next door neighbour has one and loves it so much she blogs about it!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:49 PM

As you guys know I love to cook. I borrowed a friend's and didn't like it.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:54 PM

C has one, have you asked her opinion ?
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

My husband reckons all it cooks is mush and helps prepare everything else tongue.gif

I can't justify the money but I was impressed by it.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

I'm going to a demo on the 14th. I am so interested to see it in action!
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

My mum has one and loves it. It seems very clever, but I'd probably never get my money's worth out of it, and I am a cook (of sorts!).
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:55 PM

My friend SWEARS by hers, though she is a massive cook and her fb status' almost every night are about her amazing gourmet dinner (for 3 kids) she is making - yes I'm jealous; I can't cook!! tongue.gif

Whenever she mentions it though most people cry "not justifiable" due to the cost...
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE(flowerrose @ Jul 26 2011, 09:31 PM) View Post

It seemed to be pitched at people that can't/won't cook.

Haha. That's why I want one. I used to love cooking but of late I seem to have lost my cooking mojo. The idea of preparing a meal in the late afteroon when my two little people become crazies has started to fill me with dread and there is only so much I can do with my slow cooker...

QUOTE(CamAli @ Jul 26 2011, 10:54 PM) View Post

C has one, have you asked her opinion ?

C and another friend had me totally sold but just as I was about to buy I'd heard a few negatives so now I am wondering.

QUOTE(jodie1980 @ Jul 27 2011, 04:58 PM) View Post

I'm going to a demo on the 14th. I am so interested to see it in action!

Ooohhh let me know what you think after seeing it in action.

QUOTE(jessmay @ Jul 27 2011, 09:55 PM) View Post

Whenever she mentions it though most people cry "not justifiable" due to the cost...


I've heard that too but never actually from someone who has bought one... but then if I spent $2000 on a kitchen appliance and didn't like it I probably wouldn't admit it to anyone... not even myself laugh.gif .

Still thinking about this one...


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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:58 AM

I think everyone buys it for different reasons. Every family has different needs and lifestyles so it really would be hard to base your decision on others. Some people buy it for the health aspect (which is what my Mum loves about it), so buy it for time reasons etc etc. A friend of mine has had one for nearly 10 years and she still uses hers frequently. Like she says, there are some things that she still likes to do the old fashioned way and it doesn't get rid of every other thing in your kitchen, but she definitely still likes hers.

My favourite things that Mum has made from it is the vegetable stock paste, sorbets and icecreams are yummo, risotto, custards, creamed rice. And I have no idea what else she's made it in for me! When we go and stay with my parents I love that Mum can whip up a nice healthy meal for Lily really quickly.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:52 AM

If I had the spare money I would get one! My sister has one (and has had one for over a year now) and uses it at least 3-6 times a day! She has 6 kids and is always making things from scratch. It has meant it is easier to have a much healthier lifestyle as she can grind her own flour or rice cereal and she even makes her own spreadable butter now from organic stick butter! It is something that is important to them so it really works so well for them.

My favourite thing from her Thermomix now is a Jaffa cake! It took less than 3 minutes (well it was 5 minutes because I was doing it and had never used the machine before) to smoosh up a fresh orange and melt the butter and mix up the batter before we popped it in the oven. The clean up took half the time. The chocolate custard and icecream used to be my favourite but this has now pipped them both at the post LOL.

My sister has always loved to cook and now loves it even more.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

My SIL and my sis both have one..

my SIL is a bit of a gourmand and is a really phenomenal cook.. I reckon she would use it at least a few times every week..

My sister on the other hand probably has never taken it out of the box..

Personally, they cost so much that when I was invited to the 'party' to buy one, I kindly suggested I would rather buy a new stove.. I've just done that and am very happy with my dual fuel 90cm Omega stove instead tongue.gif

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

I would never get one. I love to cook but I like doing it the old fashioned way. I don't even have a bread maker because I like to knead my dough by hand.

The TM doesn't do anything that I can't already do with what I have in the kitchen already so doesn't really do it for me. I guess I'm a bit of a purist in the kitchen and for me part of the joy of cooking is in the process so I wouldn't necessarily want a 2 minute whatever. I've still got heaps of shortcut recipes and things that I can whip up but still using what I've already got.

Also not sure how reliable they are and what sort of warranty they have but if it were to break it would be expensive to replace whereas if my mixer broke it's about $300 to replace rather than $2000!

Camilla, what does your sister grind her flour of out? I wonder how much cheaper it would be than flour from the shops?
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

Thought I'd updated after my demo which was last Friday...

I'm officially at thermomix convert and am not so patiently awaiting the arrival of my very own one!!! I was so impressed with the food that was prepared during the demonstration and the ease of it all. Now I am on the hunt for some 'best ever' thermomix recipes with which to christen my new machine. Camilla's Jaffa Cake will definitely be on my list... yum!




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