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Thermomix TM6 - views please

  • 18-01-2021 4:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2 emerald10

    I'm thinking about buying a Thermomix TM6.

    I'd be interested to hear your views if you own one or are thinking about getting one. It seems like a pretty nifty appliance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,426 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    At around 1,300 euro vastly overpriced would be my impression. Im not really sure what the idea of them is, if you can follow a recipes instructions then I cant see the point of having an app and digital screen to tell you to do X or Y. They seem like technology for technologies sake.

    They are also quite small in volume terms, it will only take 800 grams of meat for slow cooking whereas a 30 euro slow cooker will hold 3 kgs of food for proper batch cooking.

    I know some commercial kitchens use them as they have specialist functions like yoghurt making, pureeing, toffee making, etc that can be automated and its a time saver for a professional chef. But in the home environment I think they are overkill.

    Put it this way, you can get an Instant Pot for 60-80 euro and its a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yoghurt maker and will saute food and keep it warm. The Thermomix has a few more functions on top of those like sous vide but hardly enough to justify its price point of 1,300 euro. Ive also read before that they want to send someone out to your house to demonstrate how it works, its basically an in house sales pitch.

    Maybe someone who owns one can give real life experience of it but Im just not seeing the advantage of them.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,206 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Boss in work got given one (rich friends!) and loves it; but I suspect the recipe book and shopping list construction function is her main interest with them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,035 ✭✭✭ Wabbit Ears


    My Wife bought one last year., Like Muahahaha above I was very very skeptical. Its a lot of money and it took me a long while to be sold on it.

    A side note, Every one of the local Polish community around her that we are friends with have thermomix's!!

    Anyway, After a Year I'll admit I was wrong. Its fantastic. Literally the best thing ever. We use it several times a day, every day. We eat mainly vegetarian/vegan.
    Take yesterday:
    I made my breakfast smoothies for me, and another for my daughter, Different ones ( I use protein powder)
    I made yeast pizza dough for the kids dinner in the morning, left to rise all day.
    My wife made pesto from scratch (for the pizza)
    Made cauliflower cheese for dinner.
    Homemade red cabbage coleslaw

    We don't use it for everything. Like we do normal cooking also but the HUGE advantage is the fire and forget bit. It doesn't burn things. You can set it going and walk away so you can not worry about whatever's cooking while you're making other things. Sauces and soups are amazing from it as are the curries!!! Dahl to die for.

    We also have a pressure cooker, Airfryer etc but they just gather dust now.

    Now, If you're a meat, spuds and veg is your vision of dinner you may not get a lot of use out of it but there really is just so much variety on the cookidoo app that its worth a try.

    Find your local reseller who will go presentation and show you how it all works including the app etc.

    Ill happily answer any additional qs

  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ stoutykid

    I got one as a Christmas present and have to say they are fantastic. I use it to meal plan and it's really handy to be able to use the app when I am food shopping. We have cut down on waste and definitely increased our intake of vegetables as all the sauces are made from scratch. It definitely replaces other kitchen gadgets and the weighing scales which is inbuilt is invaluable. I still prefer to use my Kmix to bake with but that's my personal preference.

    Only negative is that they can be quite loud at times particularly when grinding or blending but this is generally short lived. It's also great that they have their own clean function. The price point is eye watering however they are mostly sold on an interest free option and the after sales support is great. I still feel I have loads to learn about it as I have only owned it a few weeks but friends of ours who introduced me to it make their own ketchup, mayonnaise, and grind their own sugars for baking etc.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,525 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tree

    I've been curious about them for candy making. Caramels and toffees, but also can they be used to temper chocolate?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 emerald10

    Thanks @Wabbit Ears, it does seem to tick a lot of boxes. I heard about it from a German friend who gave it rave reviews, which almost seem too good to be true.

    @stoutykid - I bake quite a lot, especially bread and I do wonder if it will handle dough. See you use your Kenwood.

    @Tree - caramels and toffees that's interesting. I guess it's easier as the temperature can be set.

  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ stoutykid

    It makes fantastic dough. I use the thermomix to make dough actually but I use my Kmix to make cakes. I am sure the thermomix also makes lovely cakes, there are loads of baking recipes on cookido but I am a creature of habit when it comes to baking.

    You can definitely make caramel in it, I am not sure on the chocolate question actually. I will have a look the next time I have it fired up.