What is a Thermomix?

Thermomix 5

Believe it or not, Thermomix the machine has been around since the 1960’s and in fact if you have a look around some kitchens of our older citizens, it is possible that you will find an older version of the Thermomix.

The current version is the TM5 and is almost a complete kitchen in one compact appliance that you leave sitting on your bench. (I said I never would do that as I love the minimalist look of clear benches, but you use it sooo often, that you get over that pretty quick! I even built a special nook for mine!!)

This ‘compact kitchen’ performs the task of twelve appliances in one by mixing, steaming, blending, weighing, stirring, grinding, whipping, emulsifying, heating, kneading, cooking and chopping.

Thermomix ® TM5 effortlessly combines the functions of a mincer, a grater, a dough maker, a juicer, a whisk, a blender, a mill, a pestle and mortar, an ice cream/sorbet maker, a mixer, an ice crusher, a food processor and a coffee and spice grinder.

With Thermomix, food preparation is effortless. You can chop 1KG of onions in 4 seconds. With no tears.

Serve up deliciously delicate sauces, soups and stews. Create temptingly tasty jams, chutneys and preserves. Produce perfect purées, pastes and pâtés. Prepare fish, meat and vegetables to perfection.

Go check out some of my recipes to get an idea of just how far you can stretch this amazing all in one thing!!

Steam a cheesecake for a perfect no cracks finish!

Make the most divine risotto with no stirring. (Just go drink the wine that is left over!!)

Get perfect Meringues or pavlovas, with just a little help from Thermo!

Make your own everything including a flavour booster that has no nasties in it, think MSG, without the side effects.

Get amazing dough without breaking a sweat.

Crush ice in seconds.

Temper your own chocolate.

PLUS, so much more. If you haven’t joined the cult yet, then,  maybe it’s time!

Happy Mixing