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    Hi everyone! I became a consultant a couple of weeks ago
    A few pointers...
    - A thermomix has a 2 year warranty, which is standard for all kitchen appliances in Australia, but (unofficially) it is expected to last a min of 10 years.
    - The first thermomix came on the market in 1971.
    - I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) that the scales on the thermochef are on the side instead of using the one bowl.
    - the thermomix is not only about making things quicker and easier, but cutting out preservatives and additives.
    - did you know there is a color in custard (both powder and premade) that has been banned in every other country other then Australia?!! (Linked to causing asthma, ADHD and hyperactivity)
    - there was something dodgey about the thermochef, the company who created it (must think its dodgy too!) as they won't put their own name on it! (like a Samsung tv selling as a magnavox from Kmart)
    Apparently there is a law Suit going on ATM so thermochef possibly won't be available for much longer (not 100% sure on this)
    Hope this helped!
    Let me know if you want to know anything else

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    Sorry, I can't be unbiased, I love my Thermy too much!

    I hate cooking, I love that I can provide my husband and myself with home cooked meals with little effort. Before I got the Thermy we ate a lot of crap purely because I hate cooking.

    Creamy Tomato & Salami Fettucini takes about five minutes of prep time and then I walk away for 15 mins and come back to a delicious meal.

    Baf's Creamy Chicken & Vegetables (much healthier) takes about the same time (I use frozen veggies) and then I walk away for thirty mins to come back to steamed chicken and veggies. Another 4 minutes (during which I can walk away and...I dunno, feed the cats? LOL!) and I have a gorgeous cream cheese sauce to go on top.

    Have I sold you on it yet? I seriously can't imagine my life without my Thermomix!
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    I saw the other brand of thermo at kitchen warehouse the other day and it looks smaller than the thermomix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylittlefamily View Post
    Hi everyone! I became a consultant a couple of weeks ago
    A few pointers...
    - A thermomix has a 2 year warranty, which is standard for all kitchen appliances in Australia, but (unofficially) it is expected to last a min of 10 years.
    - The first thermomix came on the market in 1971.
    - I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) that the scales on the thermochef are on the side instead of using the one bowl.
    - the thermomix is not only about making things quicker and easier, but cutting out preservatives and additives.
    - did you know there is a color in custard (both powder and premade) that has been banned in every other country other then Australia?!! (Linked to causing asthma, ADHD and hyperactivity)
    - there was something dodgey about the thermochef, the company who created it (must think its dodgy too!) as they won't put their own name on it! (like a Samsung tv selling as a magnavox from Kmart)
    Apparently there is a law Suit going on ATM so thermochef possibly won't be available for much longer (not 100% sure on this)
    Hope this helped!
    Let me know if you want to know anything else
    Thanks for the list. It all makes sense - although $2000 even for ten years is still fairly exxy and there is no guarantee that if something goes wrong after just two years that the company will fix it free of charge.

    Everyone I know who has a thermo raves about it - but then it's kind of like you would for the price. No one has ever cooked/made me anything in it though

    Thermos seem to be sold to mums on the back of the 'it cuts out preservatives/additives trend' (which I also follow). But to be honest it is a bit of a w.ank to say the thermomix does that for you - it doesn't, you still choose what to eat and how to make it - I don't use additives or preservatives or buy products with such ingredients as it is.

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    Great blog comparison of the 2 here http://ironchefshellie.com/2011/12/0...-vs-thermomix/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    Thermos seem to be sold to mums on the back of the 'it cuts out preservatives/additives trend' (which I also follow). But to be honest it is a bit of a w.ank to say the thermomix does that for you - it doesn't, you still choose what to eat and how to make it - I don't use additives or preservatives or buy products with such ingredients as it is.
    It does give you more options to avoid them though. I would never in a million years have the time, knowledge or inclination to make things like jam, tomato paste, mayonnaise, custard, dip etc from scratch in my kitchen. I find it soooo frustrating at the supermarket where EVERY label you read has some sort of flavour, colour or preservative in it. Enter the thermomix and I have the ability to make things from scratch quickly and easily and know exactly what's gone into it. Without having to be a dedicated super-whiz in the kitchen with a million dishes to clean afterwards...

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    I really want a thermochef ! Another option though is the kenwood cooking chef. It looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    Thermos seem to be sold to mums on the back of the 'it cuts out preservatives/additives trend' (which I also follow). But to be honest it is a bit of a w.ank to say the thermomix does that for you - it doesn't, you still choose what to eat and how to make it - I don't use additives or preservatives or buy products with such ingredients as it is.
    You are right, the Thermomix doesn't do that, BUT it makes it a lot easier and more appealing to do so. Prior to getting a Thermomix I pretty much vey rarely baked, because it was such a long process with kids running at my feet, or I'd opt for a packet mix but now I'm baking ALL the time.
    The recipes (and there is a HUGE variety) really make it easy for someone to know exactly what's going into their food and have 100% control over that, but without having to sit over a chopping board or stove all day.

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    I don't think there is any comparison between the chef and the mix. The mix wins, hands down. It's a completely different machine.
    The mix has magnetic technology that spins the blades. The chef has band technology to spin the blades. Bands break and wear. Magnets don't
    The mix is German made. The chef is made in China/Indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylittlefamily View Post
    Hi everyone! I became a consultant a couple of weeks ago
    A few pointers...
    - A thermomix has a 2 year warranty, which is standard for all kitchen appliances in Australia, but (unofficially) it is expected to last a min of 10 years.
    - The first thermomix came on the market in 1971.
    - I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) that the scales on the thermochef are on the side instead of using the one bowl.
    - the thermomix is not only about making things quicker and easier, but cutting out preservatives and additives.
    - did you know there is a color in custard (both powder and premade) that has been banned in every other country other then Australia?!! (Linked to causing asthma, ADHD and hyperactivity)
    - there was something dodgey about the thermochef, the company who created it (must think its dodgy too!) as they won't put their own name on it! (like a Samsung tv selling as a magnavox from Kmart)
    Apparently there is a law Suit going on ATM so thermochef possibly won't be available for much longer (not 100% sure on this)
    Hope this helped!
    Let me know if you want to know anything else
    Did I hear correctly that you can purchase it for 12months interest free currently? If so then I'd be very keen


 

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