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    I've been watching some videos, and looking on ebay, the ones for sale on ebay do have the right power cord/voltage etc. have watched a few videos on the thermochef also.

    I really don't think I could justify the price of a thermomix when I could get two thermochefs just because it's a bit quieter and has an inbuilt scale. $1000 is a lot of money to save a slight amount of noise pollution and one extra dish to wash for measuring!!

    I do love the look of them, and I'm sureI'd get plenty of use out of it.... But two THOUSAND dollars!! Whoa. It's just a shizload of money. I mentioned it to DP and he watched some videos and said it looks great, then he took one look at the price and the fact you have to buy one through a consultant and said hell no.

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    The reverse function is pretty handy though, when you want to stir but not chop/mush up your food.

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    I prefer the scale on the side, as I use them for non-TC cooking as well, and saves washing the bowl, and it is easier to correct if a bit heavy handed.

    The reverse function does sound great, and not having it means I don't use my TC for chunkier main meals as it does chop the food up too much, but for $1200 price difference it just wasn't worth it to me.

    Depends what you are going to use it for as to whether a TC or a TM would be better value.

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    Slightly derailing from original question (sorry op)
    But is it just for risotto type one dish wonder meals? Or can this magic machine whip me up some steak chips and eggs with fried onion and gravy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystical mumma View Post
    Slightly derailing from original question (sorry op)
    But is it just for risotto type one dish wonder meals? Or can this magic machine whip me up some steak chips and eggs with fried onion and gravy?
    I only got mine today and that's not a meal I'd make at home but you can cook meat in it, you can even make your own sausages in it (as in, make the sausages from scratch), it doesn't fry so you wouldn't get fried eggs but you can cook eggs in it and you could definitely make gravy.

    someone can come and correct me if I'm wrong on any of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystical mumma View Post
    Slightly derailing from original question (sorry op)
    But is it just for risotto type one dish wonder meals? Or can this magic machine whip me up some steak chips and eggs with fried onion and gravy?
    It can make you a healthy version, absolutely. I was just looking at a thermomix recipe for bangers and mash with gravy. Not sure if I'm allowed to provide a link. It can cook vegies and meat, cook rice and make sauce all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I'd love to know when they have an interest free period too. I just can not justify the amount in one lump sum. Lol.
    Being vegan would I still use it as much does anyone know?
    We don't eat animal protein very often. No meat only the occasional egg mayo. So yes, you would use it! PLENTY! I grind my chia seeds up to make them easier to turn into a gel, throw in smoothies and use in cooking


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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    I prefer the scale on the side, as I use them for non-TC cooking as well, and saves washing the bowl, and it is easier to correct if a bit heavy handed.
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    I put a bowl on top of the lid to measure.

    The reverse function is a must IMO the things I've turned to mush because of forgetting to put it on reverse, also the TMX is the highest speed processor on the market so I'd say doing things like grinding to flours and nut butters would take longer in a chef.




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    Reverse is a must!!

    Choice states that you have to take the measuring bowl off between measuring each ingredient! As well as pressing the rate button!


 

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