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    Default Thermomix vs Thermochef

    Just wondering if anyone knows much about the Thermochef? Apparently it's around half the price if Thermomix and a similar product.

    I'd love one or the other!

    Thermomix obviously has a great reputation and many fans. Thermochef is new on the market, available in shops now. What I'd like to know is is the Mix (too long to keep typing whole named, I am nicknaming both!) so expensive as it's had exclusive market share for so long? Or is the Chef an inferior product?

    I've done some googling and it seems the Chef stacks up pretty well given the big price discrepancy. There are plenty of Mix die-hards bagging it, but perhaps they need to justify spending so much more? (NO offense BH Mix lovers, I am genuinely trying to get some non biased info!).

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    I'm biased as have a Thermy, but I would bet that the Chef isn't made as well or will last as long.

    Thermy is German made and they make things well! I think the warranty is 10 years? Which is pretty awesome for a kitchen product.

    I had a problem with my spatula recently and it was replaced within days of me asking my consultant about it with no questions asked and no cost to me. You can't ask for more than that with regards to after sales service!

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    I'm interested too, as I would love a thermomix, but the price tag is a bit much for me....

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    I don't have a Thermy - but I want one.

    I attended a friend's demo over the weekend to see what all the raving on was about. Did I mention I want one?!

    The thermomix only has a 2 year warranty - it has been around for ten years. The demonstrator did say they are pretty good at replacing parts though even if it is outside of warranty.

    I had a friend look into the themochef and apparently it only goes in one drection -- the multidirectonal blade and the magnetc drive on the thermomix is one of it's main features!

    ..did i mention I want one!?
    (I just need to sell lots of ENJO now so I can get one!! )

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    How much does a chef cost?

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    I have a thermochef. To be honest I'm not completely in love with it yet. But I am still learning to use it.

    I paid $800, and got bonus electric pizza oven as well. I've never used a TM so can't really compare, but for the price it is a great machine.

    It is apparently noisier than the TM, and the noise level does put me off using sometimes.

    I don't really cook main meals in it, but love it for sauces, custards, jams and chutneys.

    Re: after sales service, I did have a problem with my bowl not heating. I rang the manufacturer, and they sent me a new one in 3 days with out any drama. And the old one is my spice grinder now.

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    i've seen them and personally i don't understand the hype.

    a knife can cut/chop. a blender can blend, mill, make salad dressings. your oven/stovetop can cook.

    it seems to me just another appliance that will be used for a few months then put away next to the breadmaker, piemaker, popcorn maker......

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    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    knife can cut/chop. a blender can blend, mill, make salad dressings. your oven/stovetop can cook.
    But Thermie does ALL that in the one bowl with less washing up. I can make dinner in as little as 20 mins with minimal effort. Very handy if DS is chucking tanties or sick.

    You don't have to stir sauces, risotto's etc. Just chuck in some ingredients and out comes yummy food. It saves me so much time it's not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    i've seen them and personally i don't understand the hype.

    a knife can cut/chop. a blender can blend, mill, make salad dressings. your oven/stovetop can cook.

    it seems to me just another appliance that will be used for a few months then put away next to the breadmaker, piemaker, popcorn maker......
    Yeah but who wants to stand there chopping with a knife for 10 minutes when the thermy will do it in 5 seconds, stand over the stove stirring when the thermy will do it for you while you play with the kids, stand there kneading dough for 10 minutes when the thermy will do it for you in 2...

    OP I have a thermomix, haven't heard of the thermochef. I don't use the mix every day but when I do I love it, I do things I never would have considered before - bread, mayonnaise, icecream, etc.

    The thermomix has sped up the process of making a lot of things as well - for example I still make my lasagne the same but use the thermomix to chop the vegies and make the bechamel sauce, takes a good 10 minutes off the preparation time.


 

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