My straight up, short answer – yes! Read no further, run out and spend the $2k right?
Ok so it’s not that easy. It’s a lot of money to spend on one appliance (or anything) and you have to wonder whether all the hype is real. Surely it’s a gimmick – one thing can’t do it all right? Wrong! My Thermomix is THE.BEST.THING.EVER! Let me explain…
I have always been “interested” in cooking. Prior to my thermomix I used to buy cook books, mark 20 recipes and cook 1 of them. I liked watching cooking shows and learning new techniques (which I never used). I tried to be healthy but sometimes I cooked yucky packet meals to save time. I wanted to become healthier by cooking more foods from scratch, but trying to do this with a baby was hard.
There Must be a Better Way!
Enter a Thermomix demonstration. Within the 2 hour timeframe the lovely Sarah made sorbet, pizza bianca, herb and garlic dip, a salmon dish (complete with sauce) and vanilla custard. All from scratch, with little fuss and with hardly any dishes to wash afterwards! I was convinced!
What’s so good about a Thermomix? Well humour me whilst I have my rant…
- Health: it automatically makes you healthier. Make everything from scratch – know exactly what’s in your food. Stock your pantry and fridge with staple items and avoid buying pre-made meals and takeaways. Some of my favourite things to make from scratch instead of buying –
- Pizza dough & pastry
- Almond butter & jam
- Laundry powder (yes it’s true!)
- Money saving (after initial outlay!): through making everything yourself.
- Time saving: it does everything for you – weighs, chops, cooks – so your preparation time is drastically reduced. You can get dinner going and tidy the kitchen, put bub to bed etc. If it finishes cooking and you can’t get to it, it will keep stirring your dinner so it doesn’t go gluggy! The thermoserver accessory bowl keeps meals hot or cold for up to 2 hours.
- Baby food: very easy to make purees and steamed meals.
- Back to basics: you can get back to “basics” cooking – eating simple meals with few ingredients that taste like real food should taste.
Add to that you have less dishes to wash and can easily select a meal each night from one of their many cookbooks or the online recipe community (over 10,000 recipes!).
Yes they are expensive, but you will no longer need a blender, food processor, stick mixer, Mixmaster or beater. By making more food yourself you should see a reduction in your shopping bills as well.
Sounds Good Right?
Have I sold you yet? I understand the cost puts a lot of people off, especially if money is really tight. But I think the amount of time it saves you, the benefits to your health and the potential savings on your food bill are worth it!
There are arguments from those who really, truly love cooking that it isn’t for them, which I can understand. If you love the process of cooking – chopping all your ingredients, standing over the stove stirring the pan etc. then yes perhaps this isn’t for you…however who actually has the time to do that every day? If you do and that’s your passion then great….for me, as much as I like cooking I actually prefer eating!
Does anyone have a thermomix and not love it? I would love to know so I can chew your ear off as to why you need to fall in love with it….!
Watch this space for some of my favourite recipes and tips!