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.
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12-04-2012 11:19 #1
Vent about some people on fb
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12-04-2012 11:24 #2
I have a Thermomix and don't think people without them eat crap.
But I am time poor, I work, study and have my kids home full time. Without my Thermomix I wouldn't make half the food I do make from scratch.
Like anything else some people get really into it and are almost pushers. Others just use it and maybe tell a few people about it if the topic is right or it comes up in conversation.
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12-04-2012 11:26 #3Senior Member
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They're silly. Do they think our great-grandmothers used a freaking Thermomix?
I've come across this attitude in my research about Thermomixes. When I googled 'Thermomix', I came across a few forums/recipe sites where people chat about them and if anyone dares mention that they bought one but didn't use it or prefer their Thermochef they are publically stoned. It's really bizarre and cult-like.
It's a real shame because it's really put me off buying one, but the women here on bubhub who have them love theirs but can still manage to see sense somehow. I love the Thermomix lovers unite thread!! It's intriguing.
Ignore them, they have just forgotten that a bit of old fashioned hard work reaps the same outcome of a $2,000 piece of machinery.
12-04-2012 11:28 #4
I don't feed my DS junk and I don't even know what a thermomix is!!!!
12-04-2012 11:31 #5
12-04-2012 11:33 #6
Well that's just ridiculous! We ate preservative, additive free for a whole year before I bought one so it's def possible, it did take lots of time and mess and putting an assortment of appliances in and out cupboards to do but I did it!
12-04-2012 11:36 #7
I have one and I have seen/read what the OP is talking about. Some people are just too zealous- it really is a bit like a cult, yes I adore it, yes I use it every day/make healthy food/save by making form scratch but IT'S A KITCHEN APPLIANCE and people who use it to place value judgements on the way other people feed their children (without knowing anything else about them) are way off base and very unhelpful aren't they? Maybe they are just repeatedly justifying the cost to themselves? Or maybe they just have no idea how to relate to people appropriately?
12-04-2012 11:37 #8
Stop teasing about a thermomix! I might just have to buy one!
12-04-2012 11:37 #9
I agree with Benji some of the people are really cult like on those forums. I looked into it a little and my gosh you would think that someone stole everyones ovens and pots/pans. There was one thing I read about this woman who couldn't get her head around how a person makes a roast without a therm. Are you freaking kidding me. Throw it in the oven!!!
I get that people like theirs and all that but really what a load of rubbish... Can't make healthy food without one... Pfff.
12-04-2012 11:37 #10
I agree Benji, the attitude doesn't seem to be on here.
If I had no other kitchen appliances then it would be a good saving, but I use the slow cooker on time-poor days. So for us it would be spending money unnecessarily.
I have not looked at the forums but can imagine :/
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