Originally Posted by curiousb
Does anyone have one of these machines
I have been checking them out and while they are outrageously expensive, they seem to be fantastic machines, capable of making ice-cream, soup and doing all sorts of blending....
Don't know if I can justify the cost but would love to get some first hand comments on them?
Don't have any experience with the Vitamix, but the Thermomix
seems to be a better choice.
I've only seen the Vitamix on the web and in some pretty cheesy TV infomercials but I know plenty of professional kitchens using the Thermomix, especially people at Michelin level like Alan Murchison, Bryn Williams, Carlo Cracco etc.
It's probably just as expensive as the Vitamix but I've used mine for everything from making ice-cream to crushing ice, making breadcrumbs, making flour and sauces. It works as a great bain-marie especially when using melted chocolate in a recipe. It also comes with a steaming basket which works brilliantly.