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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01-03-2012 12:14 #1
Thermomix vs Thermochef
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01-03-2012 12:28 #2
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!
01-03-2012 12:33 #3Senior Member
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I'm interested too, as I would love a thermomix, but the price tag is a bit much for me....
01-03-2012 12:42 #4
Me too, subscribing.
01-03-2012 12:47 #5
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!! )
01-03-2012 12:47 #6Senior Member
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How much does a chef cost?
01-03-2012 12:49 #7Senior Member
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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.
01-03-2012 12:53 #8
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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01-03-2012 13:58 #9
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.
01-03-2012 14:26 #10
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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