Thermomix

Submitted: Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 21:00
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Hi everybody,
My wife is considering purchasing a thermomix all in one kitchen accessory. Hoping to hear from someone travelling in their van with a thermomix. Because of the built in scales we are wondering how it handles rough roads etc. Saw a demonstration and straight away thought how wonderful it would be in the van. Looking forward to any feedback
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Reply By: Turist - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 02:04

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 02:04
How do they go on a bed of hot coals?

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Reply By: Scowndrels - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 05:32

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 05:32
Purchase the Travel bag that goes with it approx $120 the base has holes for the feet so the TM scales don't get damaged. I found I only used it when we stayed somewhere for a couple of days (because of the packing and unpacking) but used those times to pre-prepare ingredients. eg. do onion/garlic/beef mince, cook it then fridge or freeze for future use. They are very noisy so consider when you wish to use it, certainly can't hear a tv over it in a confined space. Love, love, love doing a risotto in it and not having to stand there. Enjoy, D.
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 08:35

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 08:35
Hi Spydor and Robyn

They are amazing with what they can do, and would take care of most of the cooking needs for two, but like you i don't know how they would cope with rough roads, nor can i find out what the power draw is. You would also need a space to store it when travelling.

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Follow Up By: The Hob - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 19:48

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 19:48
The website says it has a power draw of 1500W max which is about 6-7 amps.

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Follow Up By: gottabjoaken - Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 at 07:51

Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 at 07:51
May be fine when you have 240 volt powwer, but 1500watts is more like 130 amps at 12 volts.

I would suspect the weighing mechanism would never stand the vibration of caravan travel, even in a travel bag. My understanding is that it is very sensitive and liable to be damaged even by dragging the Thermomix across a bench top.

Actually considered one ourselves, but the unpacking and repacking would drive you potty, when one of the joys of caravanning is that you have all the time you want, and a complex, complicated, EXPENSIVE machine designed to save you time doesn't really seem to fit the lifestyle.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 at 08:03

Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 at 08:03
When i first saw one, i thought they would be perfect for a couple without an oven in their caravan, and who were black top powered site travellers. Amazing just what they can do.

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Reply By: Two Doo - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 16:14

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 16:14
Greetings all, we have one, use it for everything. It is coming to the muster with us. Good luck in your decision. Warwick and Sue.
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Reply By: Spydor - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 19:27

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 19:27
Thanks for all your feedback. In relation to current draw the unit draws 500w. Re hot coals Bob, my camp oven is perfect for that. Wouldn't be without it. Doesn't work so well where we aren't allowed fires though. My man who knows more about watts etc than me has told me with the current draw and the short time it takes to do things we can use it off the inverter. So I think I will go ahead with the purchase. When home would certainly make use of it.
Cheers and thanks Robyn
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Reply By: Spydor - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 04:32

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 04:32
Checked out the website again. Bit confusing but shows heating 1000w and all other uses max 500w. Had a 4 out of 5 star rating from Choice review.
Thanks again for feedback. Seems most people very happy with product.
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Reply By: The Hob - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 17:51

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 17:51
Are these gadgets really $2000 and where does one buy on?

Seem to be pyramid selling through agents only????????

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Reply By: Spydor - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 19:13

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 19:13
Hob, Yes they do cost around $1,800 - $2,000. If you already have a blender, mixer,shredder, grater, juicer, steamer, "etc" "etc", then it is expensive. However, this machine does all this and more. you can knead bread dough in a few minutes. Then it only takes twenty five minutes in the oven. Much better than 2-3 hours in a bread maker. If you have time check out the testimonials on the thermomix web site or go to the choice magazine web site.
Cheers Spydor & Robyn
p.s. Makes the best sorbet and cocktails ever. Not really my thing, but others love them!!!
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Reply By: Scowndrels - Thursday, Sep 01, 2011 at 05:53

Thursday, Sep 01, 2011 at 05:53
Home made orange and white chocolate custard in 8 minutes, no stirring. On goes another kilo!
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Sep 01, 2011 at 08:18

Thursday, Sep 01, 2011 at 08:18
Sold through 'party plan' with the reason that a demonstration is required.

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