I'm part of a group for a local community, as well as a couple of other groups, and also have a couple of fb friends who do this.
These people own a Thermomix. It seems to be the catch phrase that those who don't own one feed their family preservative-laden junk food/fast food, and that the only way to bring down the food bill or to feed the family healthy meals is to buy one.
One is a single mum with a teenager, and has been single since she was pregnant. She came into a group and told everyone that if they want to eat healthy food, save money and enjoy meals then the only way to achieve this is to buy a Thermomix. She had poor timing, I had just hit the point of having enough of that, so said that they would be very handy for couples just starting out, parents with large families, parents who are time poor (have a few very young children, caring for those with severe disabilities, work full time with young kids, etc) but for those who were posting, they may not be so useful. Like childless, work from home couple, older couples with older kids, most only had 2 people in the house where 1 or both work part time or not at all.
Also, those without one feed their kids crap?? How astonishingly rediculous is that statement! The person who wrote that can still often be found buying packets of chips and eating at Maccas!
And how is it a saving when she has everything anyway, including an entire set of Remaware, a slow cooker, juicers, blenders, Mix Master, all accumulated over the last 15 years? Fair enough, for someone without any of that it would save by buying one appliance, but not someone already set up.
Don't get me wrong, I think they are amazing, useful machines, but I don't like the blanket statements from a few who say people without them feed their kids preservative-laden rubbish, spend more on food than is necessary, and waste money on other appliances if they don't have one.
I can't put this on fb because that's where they are lol, and I can't block from the phone. Or just have yet to work out how to.