Thermomix – is it worth buying?
Seems, that the Thermomix has become a kitchen appliance for many consumers "I love it" or "I hate it", and with its high price, no wonder, there is a debate about this, is it really worth the money.
It is not a big surprise, why there is such an appetite for this innovative machine, because for many poor households, having a device, that does all the hard work for you, is a beneficial solution to the daily cooking challenge. a decent meal for the family.
Thermomix, sold as a machine, which will combine all the main kitchen appliances into one, in theory, it should lower the cost of these individual components – and save space in the kitchen.
This one-pot miracle not only cooks, kills, miele, steams, mixes, mixes, shreds, ugniata, heats and weighs – just to name a few. There is no doubt, that it is a high quality machine. The blades stay sharp, the bowl looks like new every time, and the plastic seals for steaming food do not corrode quickly.
The downside to this great technology is this, that it is not cheap!
The price and lifetime of the Thermomix.
Hating "Thermy" (as it has been affectionately renamed by connoisseurs) they would say, that price 5500 PLN it's just not worth it. Although you can spread the payments – pay it back in installments – there is still no escape from the high price of the gadget, which is secondary to your oven.
However, you are paying for the quality. In addition to common product faults (there will always be a small number of buyers, who receive a defective product), such as the need to replace the O-ring, most of the complaints come from these, who claim, that cooking simply takes away the joy. With proper care, Thermomix should last a lifetime, and when you can replace your blender, bread maker, steamer, weight, mixer etc., Maybe this product is really worth the money?
People from the Thermomix control panel say, that by creating food from scratch – like bread, flour and yogurt – you automatically save money, and thanks to a favorable energy efficiency rating, you also reduce your electricity costs.
Usability and efficiency
So how easy it is to use the Thermomix and how to be recognized by family members as "the best cook of all time"? Well, fact, that your Thermomix with value 5500 PLN is delivered with its own consultant, testifies to the complexity of this kitchen tool.
The consultant will come to your home, to help you set it up and try out millions of recipes from the cookbook it provided. For some home cooks, a fact, that its possibilities are endless and you will never see its full potential, may be too hard to bear ...
There, who are against this product, they also talk about the tastelessness of some of the dishes he produces, and about it, that many dishes lack much-needed crunchiness. For those in love, a fact, that they are able to deliver plentiful, healthy meal for the family, tossing in all the ingredients, then pressing the button “start”, is unthinkable, when they wonder, whether to take this step in the world Thermomixa.
What Thermomix can do?
Thermomix says, that it combines functions 12 various devices: weighting, mixing, chopping, grinding, kneading, blending, cooking with steam, whipping, precise heating, mixing and emulsifying.
Apparently having a Thermomix will change the recipes, you have never tried before (because it seemed to be too much of an effort) into easy and fun achievements. Meals, which once took your grandma several hours to prepare, are now available at the click of a few buttons.
So what exactly can you do? Thermomix can:
- She will cook pasta and rice
- Steams fruit and vegetables, meat and fish
- It stews the meat, vegetables and fruits
- Simulates liquids, such as sauces, soups and soups
- Slice and grind the meat, nuts, herbs and vegetables
- Crushes ice and frozen fruit
- Blends fruit, frosting, soups, sauces, cocktails, milk shakes
- Vegetable puree, fruit and special diets
- It will grind the coffee beans, sugar and nuts
- He will grind the grains into wheat flour, rice, nuts and grains
- Knead the dough into bread, pizza dough, pasta
- Beats egg whites and yolks, froth coffee milk and cream
- He will grate the hard cheese, chocolate and nuts
- Emulsifies mayonnaise, salad dressings, body care products and cosmetics
- Weigh liquids and solids
- Keeps warm at a certain temperature for yogurt, butter, will be, baby food, chocolate, delicate sauces and fondue
What Thermomix cannot do?
The Thermomix is quite an amazing kitchen appliance, but can't do everything.
Here is the list of things, which you cannot do in Thermomix:
- You can't bake food. The Thermomix will simmer, but can't do it dry.
- You can't fry food. So if you like to brown meat and onions for a stew, before adding other ingredients, you will still have to do it on the stove
- You cannot cook under pressure
- You can't bake food. You can grind the flour, mix the dough and knead the dough, but you can't bake a cake. You need to turn on the oven
- You cannot dry in Thermomix. You need a food dryer for this
- You cannot preserve food. This is not a refrigerator
- You can't freeze ice cream. You can mix it in the Thermomix, but when mixing you need to use frozen ingredients or freeze after mixing.
It is able to clean itself from the inside, but you will have to take care of the outside of your Thermomix.
So we know everything about Thermomix, but what about its rivals? What other all-rounders are available, to make life in the kitchen even more comfortable? Other brands include:
- Tefal Cuisine Companion
- KitchenAid Cook Processor
- Bellini Supercook
- Kogan ThermoBlend Pro
- ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker
Here's how the prices compare:
|Model||Price in dollars|
|KitchenAid Cook Processor||2099 USD *|
|Tefal Cuisine Companion||1299 USD *|
|Bellini Supercook||399 USD *|
|ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker||299 USD *|
|Kogan ThermoBlend Pro||199,99 USD *|
Source: Prices taken from the respective websites of commercial networks, January 2020 R.
KitchenAid Cook Processor
A little above the Thermomix price, KitchenAid Cook Processor (2099 USD) was hailed as a huge hit due to its appearance. Thanks to the choice of colors that match your kitchen, it could be a winner for those, who value their devices for style.
Designed with a large capacity bowl 4,5 l, expects a function, such as six automatic cooking modes, manual cooking functions. It has a die-cast metal structure. Additionally, it features the StirAssist system for the gentle folding and mixing of ingredients.
Tefal Cuisine Companion
Thanks to the price 1299 USD and a large bowl of capacity 2,5 liters, dishwasher safe, The Tefal Cuisine Companion is a big competitor to the market leader Thermomix. This product is especially popular with people with lots of mouths to feed. It has six automatic programs and a manual mode to adjust the speed, temperature and time according to your own recipes.
In addition, it comes with four blade attachments, which allow chopping, mixing and blending, and also kneading the dough. You will also find a steam basket and a keep warm function, which persists to 45 Minutes.
Now, if you are looking for good value for money in a multifunctional cooking appliance, it is the Bellini Supercook that can gain recognition – available from 399 USD w Target (June 2018). Thanks 13 for cooking functions, this can be a machine for the economical.
It can operate at temperatures up to 130 ° C and boasts cooking power 1000 In and the possibility of mixing 500 In. There is also a choice 10 multi and turbo mixing functions. The large color display and the capacity of the 2L jug are intended to make this machine a useful tool in any kitchen.
ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker
The ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker has appeared on a special sale too 299 USD in September 2019 R. It is described as eight devices in one, steaming, mixing, chopping, ice crushing, mixing, drying, kneading and cooking stews. It has a motor with a power of 800W and a capacity of 2L. There is also a steam cooker with heating power 1000 In.
There is a choice 10 speeds with integrated scale and reverse function. Additionally, it is equipped with a chopping blade, a stirrer and a cookbook.
Kogan ThermoBlend Elite
ThermoBlend Elite firmy Kogan All-in-One Food Processor & Cooker is another budget-friendly option. At the price 199,99 USD, you can combine ten devices into one whole. It has an LED screen, timer, temperature knob and intelligent speed control. There is a choice 11 different speeds and a pulse button.
This multifunctional device has the capacity 2 liters and is intended for chopping, mixing, ugniatania, mixing, cooking, steaming, mixing, frying and more. To facilitate washing, the dishes are easy to clean, and the bowl is dishwasher safe. In addition, the set includes a steaming tray, lids and measuring cups.
Summary about Thermomix
When all is said and done, Thermomix is a machine with a very fancy motor and the ability to revolutionize it, how and what do you cook. But it costs a lot of cash 5500 PLN! To, do you recognize, that it is profitable, it only depends on you. For one, it is a very large amount, and for the other “small expense”. Unlike itself Thermomixa, there is no one answer for all.