The Thermomix is used and loved by the professional chef and the home cook equally. It replaces virtually every other gadget in the kitchen so you can throw out your food processor, the bread machine, the coffee grinder, graters, electric whisks, the steamer, the juicer, slow cooker…
Here is what the Wall Street Journal reported about Thermomix on May 1st, 2009, by Raymond Sokolov Gardiner, N.Y.:
The best kitchen appliance on my countertop is ugly, overpriced and not for sale in any store. In fact, the Thermomix isn’t for sale in this country. But at the risk of sounding like a vegetable-peeler pitchman holding forth in a supermarket aisle, I am here to tell you that this U$1,400 German widget will do everything a blender, a processor, an electric mixer, a steamer, a Crock-Pot, a timer and a kitchen scale can do, but better, and all in one small spot.
But for U$1,400? This year?
The U$1,400 Thermomix TM31 processes, blends, steams and cooks. If you’re buying appliances for a new kitchen, Thermomix may really look like a bargain. When you start adding up the cost of all those single-purpose devices, each demanding its own counter space, you’ll see that Thermomix could actually save you money as well as work space. I did a rough tally in which Thermomix saved a hypothetical kitchen design around a thousand dollars. And that was in comparison with average-grade processors, mixers, coffee grinders and yogurt makers. Defenders of the Cuisinart processor and the KitchenAid stand mixer will point out that their containers hold more than the bowl of the Thermomix TM31. I say, ask yourself how often you actually put a gallon of stuff in your mixer, or use it at all. Then decide if the efficiency of the Thermomix isn’t worth the trouble of a second batch of dough every once in a great while.
Thermomix couples all the functions of the normal horde of space-grabbing appliances into one white machine that occupies roughly the same footprint as a Cuisinart. It weighs the food you put into the two-quart, stainless-steel container, and its processing blades chop or grate those ingredients at a speed you can set, from barely moving to a terrifying brutality, and at graduated points in between. Then its equally adjustable, timed heating unit will cook the food, while you play videogames or chew out your broker. The TM31, the latest model, also comes with a steaming unit, the Varoma (don’t ask), which fits atop the main machine and lets you prepare up to two additional dishes simultaneously, while the original cooking project below — perhaps a sauce for the salmon and potatoes steaming above — follows the program you have punched into the machine’s brain.
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