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Thermomix..... anyone else got one?


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In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2013 14:40:44 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
I bought my Thermomix in easy stage payments. I also save for things but I have separate saving boxes...it soon adds up if you don't dip in for spending on junk!
Times are hard but the one thing about a Thermomix is that you can make the most wonderful meal from the least ingredients. Tomorrow I have my 'cupboard dinner day' I search out everything that has been opened or needs using up and we have soup from any veg, bread made from all sorts of grains and nuts etc which I can grind up. Lovely dips and sauces to go with rissols etc. There is always something that can be madeinto something else and all those cheese rinds and ends that have gone too hard for even a Magimix, get ground up and made into a beautiful veloute cheese sauce, or cheese scones in the Thermomix. Stuff that would be wasted otherwise. Anything really old, out of date or not fancied gets ground up for the quail who lay abundant eggs daily which we have as a starter with celery salt. As for the lady who thought the Yorkshire puddings looked flat...Thermomix is fail safe with those. I could never make really good ones before...now I sell 100's to the local pub for Sunday lunches.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2013 14:46:27 BDT
pixie says:
The saving box thing is a great idea...I have one for art.....like fay says it soon mounts up, I save 20p!

Posted on 16 May 2013 09:52:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2013 10:06:06 BDT
Padimo says:
Help. One week I am getting a Thermomix, the next I'm not. Chef tutor on my latest cookery course said it was a brilliant machine. another participant had one and used it every day.Even got as far as a Demo but only saw stuff I could do anyway and not much quicker apart from the bread dough. Australian visitor tells me folks back home use them if they can't cook.
I already have a Kenwood Chef that is well used. If I get a Thermomix wil I get £850 worth out of it? Are there any demos that go beyond soup,granitas and bechamel.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 10:01:11 BDT
Bearman says:
Good question - I'd like to know the answer to that too!

Posted on 16 May 2013 10:09:57 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
I have a Kenwood chef too and a Magimix and a Baumix outfit. All are good and I use them while my Thermomix gets on with other stuff all by itself. I never have to stand over a pan cooking sauce or soup or custards etc. I never burn anything when the phone rings either.
As for needing one if you can't cook rubbish. If you can't cook you better take lessons then you will understand why you would appreciate a Thermomix. Otherwise it will end up in the cupboard with all the other gadgets 'can't cooks' have'

Posted on 16 May 2013 10:12:17 BDT
Bearman says:
With the finance deals on offer, what do monthly payments on a Thermomix runt to? And what's the total cost if bought on the never never?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 10:45:29 BDT
Padimo says:
Thanks, that is useful and is pretty much why I originally thought I would like a Thermomix. I suppose, because I am usually only cooking for two, I am inclined to think I should be able to cope without "an extra pair of hands". Anyway it's moving back towards getting one.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 11:51:45 BDT
When I bought mine in Oct 2011, I paid 50% deposit and the rest was spread out over 6 months. No interested, just an admin fee of £15. If you do the same and spread out over just 3 months, there is no admin fee. I believe you can pay over longer periods but that is arranged through a finance company and there will be interest payable. Suggest you ring Thermomix UK and see what their current financial offers are.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 11:58:32 BDT
Padimo, When I went to my demo, we were shown how to make lots of stuff, ie lemonade, basil and cheese rolls, CADA (a breakfast recipe with coconut and fruit), chocolate and hazelnut spread, courgette and rocket soup, cumin rice, steamed vegetables and pork curry in yoghurt. That was at Foodworks cookery school just outside of Cheltenham. They are no longer done there, but you could try the ones in Abingdon or Banbury if you are anywhere near there.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 12:00:14 BDT
Are the resellers forced to sell at "retail" or are they just agents who sell via Thermomix UK and get a small fee if any sales are made via them?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 12:04:11 BDT
F Olinsky, I agree with everything you have said, plus I have a Kenwood Chef, Magimix and Bamix, all of which get used as well as the Thermie. Standing over the hob cooking sauces etc can be very time consuming, so why not let the Thermie just get on with it whilst you get on with something else? I made some delicious lemon curd the other day in the Thermie in 7 minutes, whereas making on the hob is about 45 minutes. I also have sciatica and cannot stand in one spot for more than about 3 minutes so the Thermie is a real godsend.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 12:12:00 BDT
You can only buy new ones from Thermomix UK direct or through their demonstrators. Anyone can sell second hand ones, but 99% of them are older versions. If you spot any new ones being sold by anyone other than Thermomix, be wary as they are often imports from Eastern Europe and the guarantees are null and void in the UK.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 12:14:24 BDT
Ah thanks. I am overseas (Finland) and it is interesting to me. I am not overly sure I want or need a demonstration (I've not heard of any demonstrators over here) and thus was interested to go to the next stage.

If there were "incentives" to buy from one direction or the other that would be good. I did send a note a while back to Thermomix and never recalled getting a reply to the queries, and since I am not yet in the "must have" camp, I've sort of let things "simmer". Camera things seem to keep falling into my "shopping basket" instead.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 13:50:13 BDT
Padimo says:
JuliaBalbilla thanks. That sounds much more along the lines of what I was hoping for. Pity that Cheltenham is only an hour away whereas Banbury is 96 miles. Still looks as though I'm going to buy one now.

Posted on 16 May 2013 13:59:10 BDT
Bearman says:
Keep us posted Padimo - I think we would all like to hear how your buying experience go, and then, even more, what it is like to use, especially from a Thermomix virgin point of view.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 18:21:23 BDT
Padimo says:
Will do Bearman, though as yet nothing has happened i.e. I have not taken the leap.

Posted on 16 May 2013 18:32:52 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
My new 'knife ' arrived this morning. Thanks Thermomix..... All is well!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 17:49:03 BDT
Hi, how much is it now.?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 18:33:32 BDT
pixie says:
Don't tell her! We are all wanting one! LOl!

Posted on 1 Jun 2013 19:23:30 BDT
Padimo says:
Last I heard (two weeks ago) it was £850. An extra bowl is £250 unless you get one at the same time as the Thermomix in which case it is cheaper but I forget how much cheaper, I'm guessing £200.
I'm still hovering on the brink of buying but I think I shall go for it soon; the parfait I made today would have been so much easier.

Posted on 1 Jun 2013 19:29:26 BDT
pixie says:
Bearman...tell them to stop it! We want one!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 00:21:07 BDT
Bearman says:
No dont stop them talking now - its really got me going. Just tak dirty (Thermomix bowls that is ;-)

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 07:15:26 BDT
They ere £785 in October 2011 when I got mine, so £850 sounds about right. I have a feeling though that an extra bowl (which is bowl, lid, measuring cup, internal basket, butterfly) was half price at the time I bought mine, but I am not sure.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 07:52:48 BDT
this guy is the thermomix master www.urbanhouse.co.au

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 18:05:41 BDT
VANDA- B says:
Hi -I realise that you have been waiting for YEARS for some interesting recipes - I have had a thermomix as a gift for nearly that long and as yet have not even tried cooking anything. However they sell several very nice recipe books for the machine. I have half a dozen but for free recipes go to
http://www.ukthermomix.com/recshow.php?rec_id=73
Hope you see this sometime soon! Perhaps others might be interested in the site if you no longer need help. Bye Vanda
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