Is Thermomix the world’s most awesome kitchen appliance ever invented?
Mills, Grinds, Pulverises and Grates
All that in one appliance that will even wash itself! (Are you kidding me?!)
Did I mention it’s also a digital weighing scale?
So apparently this current Thermomix model is a result of 20 million Euros investment in the Research and Development of this product. It has won many design awards, and is actually very popular even in commercial kitchens. Professional chefs apparently love using Thermomix for various types of usage in their commercial kitchens. Let me just get one thing out of the way… HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Well, whether you are a commercial user or a home user, you can ONLY purchase Thermomix via a consultant by attending a demo or hosting one or becoming a consultant yourself to earn one. Otherwise, the price is the same across the board for anyone who wishes to purchase the Thermomix…
AUD $1,939 a pop.
But wait, wouldn’t you pay that much if it significantly saves you time and even money in the long run? You see, you’ll be able to make a lot of things from scratch, and it’s fast and easy, and you have control over what goes in your food. No preservatives, no artificial flavors. It is a healthier option, and gives you freedom to create delicious anything in your own home. Making food from scratch also proves to be cheaper than store bought food in many cases, and our consultant Kate demonstrated a few examples last night.
This was the dough before it rises.
And after letting it rise in the oven at low heat, you start rolling the dough and making your homemade bread rolls! Wheee… so much fun 🙂
The bread rolls are now ready to go in the oven. On the left, is the Mushroom Risotto sitting in a Thermomix warming bowl (food stays warm in it for up to 2 hours) but I will get to the risotto soon.
It was so fresh and warm the butter melted immediately. It was soooo goooood…
The 5th course… Chocolate Custard! Again, this looked way too easy and was ready within 10 minutes. From memory, I believe the ingredients included a block of chocolate (completely crushed and pulverised using the Thermomix) and milk and eggs. What did I miss? I wish I took notes… lol.
And finally, the pouring of this wine in this photo above brings us to our final 6th dish and my personal favorite – the Mushroom Risotto. Imagine having the onions and herbs chopped in the Thermomix, and then the Thermomix stir fries it for you, and then you add your Arborio rice and season well and add wine and mushrooms, etc… and you just let it cook itself for 20 minutes.
When it’s done, just stir in some freshly grated parmesan cheese…
Although the Thermomix jug only fits 2 litres, I’d say that is more than enough risotto to feed a family!
So that was pretty much an inside look at a Thermomix demonstration. Six dishes in just over 2 hours, and with talking in between! At the end of it, there wasn’t much of a mess to clean up at all, since we only used the one appliance (and the oven) to do most of the cooking.
The way I see it, Thermomix is perfect for people with food allergies, gluten intolerant, busy mums, busy career people, chefs, foodies who love experimenting with their own flavors, foodies who love making their own spices and curry paste and their own jam, etc, and lazy people who enjoy the convenience and speed, who hates cleaning, who will otherwise not bother cooking. Doesn’t that pretty much cover everyone?!
They also send you a Starter Recipe Book with every purchase, and they have more specific recipe books available if you want to focus more on Vegetarian, or Asian, or Soups, or Dips, or anything any other niche. But then again, you don’t have to worry there are heaps of recipes available online everywhere!
So the only thing stopping me from buying the Thermomix immediately is what am I going to do with all the other kitchen appliances I will no longer use?
Thank you to the family who invited me to the demo (you know who you are), hubby and I had a great night. Thank you Kate for showing us the ropes. Now who wants to come to a Thermomix demo to see it all for yourself, if I do decide to host one?? Hehe. At least you know there will be FOOD!