Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I love to cook, I love to save money where we can by cooking for the school lunches, making our own jam etc etc... its endless. Ive notice of late, that my mix master (kenwood chef) is starting to make a few sounds, and its motor just doesnt work as hard as it used to... after all, it is nearly 19 years old!! How's that for a good run! My smaller little hand held mixing device has karked it, so I had to throw that out last week... my braun mini processor is wearing thin, the bowl has cracked, the whipper has broken, and we've repaired it a few times, but its wearing out too.


I realllllly want a Thermomix... a few friends have purchased one, and are raving about them... I looked it up, and wow... it could really open up a lot of cooking possibilities for us, and save money! Thats always a good thing right? Let me tell you a little about them...

It will:

Mills, Grinds, Pulverises & Grates

  • All Grains eg. wheat, barley, buckwheat, oats, rice
  • Coffee Beans
  • Chocolate
  • Parmesan & other hard cheeses
  • Sugar into icing sugar
  • All Seeds eg. linseed, sesame, poppy, sunflower (make LSA)
  • All Nuts eg. almond, walnuts, hazelnuts (make Dukkah)
  • All Spices eg. peppercorns, cinnamon, lemon zest, nutmeg, vanilla (make Garam Masala)
  • Breadcrumbs


  • All Breads, Pizza, Foccacia and Brioche
  • Pasta Dough
  • Pastries including Choux


  • All meat including chicken & fish
  • Chops
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Onion, Garlic, Ginger & Chillies
  • Herbs


  • Drinks eg. juices, lemonades,
    cocktails & milkshakes
  • Pâtés, Dips, Pesto & Tapenades
  • Salads
  • Dressings including Mayonnaise
  • Ice creams, Sorbets & Desserts
  • Cakes & Pavlovas
  • Jams, Marmalade, Preserves & Spreads (eg. peanut butter, hazelnut)
  • Cappuccino, Caffè Latte & Ice Coffee
  • Yoghurt


  • Soups
  • Sauces & Pastes
    eg. tomato, seafood,
    hollandaise, curry
  • Curries, Stews & Casseroles
  • Pasta
  • Risotto
  • Custard
  • Baby food


  • Egg whites
  • Cake frosting & fillings
  • Cream
  • Butter


  • Ice


  • Fish & other seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Meat & chicken
  • Dumplings & buns
And, the best thing of all is, it washes itself!!

How good is that? Its German, so very good quality, and basically we'd be able to minimise our kitchen appliances to just 2-3 appliances instead of 6-7.. and by the time these other things need replacing, well, that starts getting expensive hey. I have decided I am going to save up for one. They are about $1800 - I know - GULP. But I will do it... I will save up. We would even be able to make our own Soy Milk if we get one. My girlfriend said that she has made her own soy milk and it tastes similar to Soy Good. We drink about a litre of soy a day - having it on cereal, and my youngest drinks it as her milk drink.
I just have to try and sell it to my husband.... wish me luck!!


  1. So basically it is a kitchen robot. Sounds too good to be true. You save girl, I know you can do it!

  2. Good luck with your dreams - they are worth it, but a pain on the pocket to start.

    Have you seen the Forum Thermomix site - just to help give you more incentive.


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