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30-05-2014 06:50 #51
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30-05-2014 07:37 #52
I love my Kitchenaid and I love gazing at it on my bench when I'm not using it, as it's pretty. I also use an air fryer, not as often and it's only an Aldi one, but it's useful too and if I bought one again, would buy a Tefal one.
As for a Thermomix, I wouldn't have a clue as I don't have one, my Sister and SIL rave about there's, but I don't feel the need to buy one myself.
Good Luck with your decision, very exciting!
30-05-2014 08:03 #53
I make my own spread from bought butter which is one part butter to one part oil to one part water- the butter costs $1.55 for 250g, the oil works out at $1.21 per litre and I use filtered water from my tap so to make a large batch costs about $1.85. This makes about 700g of spread. The spread I used to buy was olive grove- $4.40 for 500g at coles. And the one I make now has 3 ingredients and I know what they are whereas all other options contain preservatives, unspecified veg oils, emulsifiers, colours, soy, flavouring etc. To me, it's handy to save money on things like this here and there and it's also nice to know what we are eating. I'm not a purist by any means- I still like a takeway now and then etc- but for the most part I believe we are eating better as a result of how we use the tmx.
I think it's very possible to save money by using one- it just depends on the way you eat, your dietary needs etc. Same as additive free, as my example demonstrates- its in how you use it.
30-05-2014 10:02 #54
Thanks for all the responses everyone
Some great info and tips in there.
I think when the kids are older and much more adventurous with food, I would appreciate a Thermomix a lot more.
As it is I only cook for 2 adults and two picky little eaters so I feel it's an expense (money is an issue) that I can live without for a while.
I do like the sound of it though and I can see why those of you that have them, really, really love them
Now, I was looking up the Kitchen Aid yesterday and the one colour I would love doesn't seem to be available in Australia.
Has anyone got a KA in Aqua Sky?
The nearest shade is Ice but as I haven't seen that in a shop anywhere it's hard to tell what shade it really is.
Has anyone got one that shade you could share a photo of?
I'm going to pop into a Myer later today to see if they have one in that colour in stock, then buy online.Is this a good deal?
Hope I'm allowed add the link.
30-05-2014 10:17 #55
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30-05-2014 10:23 #56
They are Moxy, and it's a real birthday treat.
I hope I can stop oogling it enough to get it dirty
30-05-2014 10:31 #57
Check peters of Kensington - they are only $690 from there - I have liquid graphite - probably not the colour I would have chosen ( mum and dad bought it) but it does work with my kitchen - plus the glass bowl is great
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30-05-2014 10:40 #58
Thanks Elijahs Mum.
They do seem to sell the gadgets a little cheaper too.
I thought the Myer deal was good because they give a second mixing bowl and a flex edge beater, both worth about $170 to buy separately.
Unless the second bowl is standard?
I don't think it is though.
30-05-2014 10:40 #59
@Phony, the Myer deal's not that great compared to http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/...rs-Attachments
they're cheaper and at the moment you get a free cookbook. I have bought from them and was very happy. You may have to check if your colour is there though. The Cobalt blue and Boysenberry re striking colours too.
30-05-2014 10:42 #60
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