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    Default Thermomix should I buy one?

    I am finally in the financial position to buy one and wondering if they are as good as they say they are?



    What things change when others brought one? Are they easy to use?

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    I love mine, but I had it for a good 12 months before I actually started using it a lot. I can't have garlic & onion, so I love using it for making pasta sauce etc that I can enjoy.
    It's also great for some dinners where I can put food on, walk away, and come back to a cooked meal in 20-30 mins.

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    Love mine and use it everyday

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    I do love mine and use it most days, even if it's just to whizz up some nuts and seeds to put on my porridge or into some muffins. It does make cooking easier for me, and I think, 18 months after buying it, that it's paid for itself. I do love that you can cook whole meals in it, though must admit that I have been using my slow cooker a lot more than the thermie to do that. The meals you can make in it are delicious, and every recipe I have made from the books I have, has been amazing. The only draw back for me was the price, but once we paid it, I totally forgot that it was almost a $2000 investment. I have the older version, not the one with the chip, and I love it.

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    I have just brought mine but I wont get it until my Demo next month. I hope I enjoy it and it makes life easier. I don't really have any idea what I can cook in it and how it will change cooking for us.

    What does everyone mean by paying for itself. What things does it reduce costs in?

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    I'm on the thermomix fence ...

    I'm happy to get one if I can see the value (say, over 12 months) but as DH does almost all the cooking, it would have to be something *he* would use ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutter View Post
    I'm on the thermomix fence ...

    I'm happy to get one if I can see the value (say, over 12 months) but as DH does almost all the cooking, it would have to be something *he* would use ...
    My DH does approx 70% of cooking and he has used the TMX once in two years to make hummus. I still love mine and it has increased the amount of cooking I do (making peanut butter and fruity dream count as cooking don't they :-)). He doesn't object to it, but just no desire to learn how to use it, opposite to me who loves trying out stuff just to see how it works. That is my biggest downfall with it, I don't like doing the same thing twice - but there are a lot of things that are worth doing multiple times.

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    Peanutter that is the main thing that has stopped us. Which is why ive been looking at the Kenwood cooking chef, it does all the same things but looks like a traditional electric mixer, you then attach the blender and food processor to it, so its not all in one bowl, but will do everything on the list and cause it looks oldschool DH isnt intimidated by it and will use. (Slightly lower price tag too)
    Im still saving tho...

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    Yep, that kind of nails where we're at.

    DH does use the slowcooker now (now that he agrees that the slowcooker is loads easier to clean than casserole dishes!) but I reckon that a TMX would gather dust mostly ...

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    I was tossing up whether to buy one or not as well. I got a Bellini for my birthday and while it's great, I find it quite annoying so don't really use it for anything other than chopping vegies and making bread and making meatballs so I'm glad I didn't spend $2000. Maybe I'd find a thermomix less annoying but I'm not prepared to spend that amount of money to find out.

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    I can't wait until mine arrives. It might be the biggest waste of money ever we will see. I guess resale is still pretty good if I want to recoup some of the costs.
    I do 90% of the cooking. DH's cooking doesn't go past spag bol, snags and veg or a BBQ chook with a packet pasta and chips.

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mildez View Post
    I can't wait until mine arrives. It might be the biggest waste of money ever we will see. I guess resale is still pretty good if I want to recoup some of the costs.
    I do 90% of the cooking. DH's cooking doesn't go past spag bol, snags and veg or a BBQ chook with a packet pasta and chips.
    The fact you can resell and only lose a couple of hundred was part of my thinking - if I hadn't liked it would have just sold it - the resale value makes a big difference and the other similar machines don't have the same resale value. When I did the sums (they were a little cheaper then), I figured I could try it out for three months for the cost of a coffee a day. In the end my mum bought me mine (in lieu of bday and Christmas presents for the past 5 years and next 5 years), but I would still have sold it if didn't think worthwhile.

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    Default Re: Thermomix should I buy one?

    When I talk about it paying for itself, I think I mean more the fact that I use it often enough for things I wouldn't have been able to do without it.

    Having the thermy has made my meals much healthier. I no longer use pack sauces, except for bolegnaise sauce occasionally when I'm being super lazy. I whizz up veggies (like carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, pumpkin, sweet potato....) and can sneakily add them to everything because my kids will not eat them.

    I've been more creative with cooking because of all of the recipes and the fact that it's easier to make sauces and cook them. I've made my own mince from chicken thighs and beef steaks, not always, but when I feel like it, or when I don't have any in the freezer. My muffins always have things like flax seeds or oats or whizzed up nuts in them to make them a little healthier.

    It saves time because the recipes are often chuck it all in sort of things. I bake more often because it's less effort than doing it soley by hand. I can make bread and scrolls and it doesn't send my 7 year old bananas to eat it because it hasn't got additives in it. The kids snacks are more likely to be smoothies, slushies, dips and home made things. I know what is in the foods I'm cooking more often than not.

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    I have a TMX and love it but my sister has the Bellini and it does everything my TMX does so it's probably better value than a TMX.

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