After reading some of my recipes, you might be wondering – what on earth is a Thermomix?!
Well… the short answer is, it’s a kitchen appliance. The short version of the long answer is, it’s the best kitchen appliance on the market and it replaces most of the functions of all your other appliances combined. And then some.
Basically, it’s a food processor/blender with bells and whistles you’ve never even dreamt of. This thing can cook you a risotto in less than 20 minutes. Boom. It can chop your coleslaw (while stirring the mayo through) in about 5 seconds. Boom. It can make ice creams and sorbets, custards, sauces, dips, soups, curries, flour (yes, make flour!), poach eggs, steam, emulsify, knead dough, chop those pesky onions and garlic, blend and puree, grind, mix, whip, beat, and even more. All the Booms.
Now, let’s stop right there for a second.
I’m NOT here to sell you a Thermomix. Yes, I am a Thermomix consultant and in one of my parallel lives offline I do sell this amazing machine. But that is NOT why you’re here, and it’s not why I’m here either. So, this is not a sales pitch. It’s simply an explanation to those who haven’t seen the machine in action before and have no idea why we are so darn obsessed with this machine, why I use it in just about all of my recipes, or how it can actually do all these amazing things.
Here’s a short summary of the how part from someone who has ZERO engineering background and knows just enough about the specs to get by in this business…
The Thermomix has a reluctance motor (runs on magnets rather than gears), which adds to the longevity of the motor and the durability of the machine. BUT this is also crucial to the function of the machine; it means the blades can spin forwards (chopping) as well as backwards (stirring). That’s a big deal when you’re cooking dinner, because you don’t want gluggy risotto, mushy curries, or chopped up pasta.
It also has amazing German design and engineering, including blades that have such unique and effective angles that you can chop just one clove of garlic in the big 2L bowl. In 2-3 seconds, I might add. These blades can spin up to 10,200 RPMs. Pretty darn fast.
It has a heating system built directly into the base of the bowl which is incredibly even and precise. Hence, with all these functions combined, you can chop, then cook and stir, all in the one bowl. Less mess, less fuss, quicker hands-free cooking… The benefits are enormous.
That probably sounded really sales-y. I apologise. There is simply no way to talk about this machine without it sounding sales-y, especially when you have the kind of passion that I do for it. I tried. 🙂
So. Here’s the part where I might shock you.
If you’re curious enough to want to see one in action… I’m not going to ask you to host a demo, or even come to one of my demos. I’m not going to ask you to call me from the other side of Australia to buy a Thermomix from me – you should find a local consultant who will be able to help you more simply because they live nearby.
Want to find out more?
Visit Thermomix in Australia’s website – fill out the contact form (feel free to let them know that Sarah Groom sent you), and a consultant in your area will get in touch with you
Visit Thermomix in Australia on Facebook
And on their youtube channel too!
Now that that’s over and done with, back to the recipes…