It’s the talk of the town at the moment. Women are swooning over the site of them. Good cooks are convinced they need one. Terrible cooks are convinced they can whip up a gourmet meal in minutes. I’m talking about the thermomix. It does a gazillion things, quickly, without any effort on your behalf, BUT is it just a trend? A passing phase? Are we convinced it’s amazing because of it’s hefty price tag? < >
I’m in the market for a new food processor, mine is on its last legs, so, of course I looked into the thermomix. I love how powerful the motor is. It makes easy work of nut butters and flour milling apparently. I’m all sold on the food processing side, it’s the thermo cooking I don’t get. I mean, I know it makes risotto beautifully, but hubby HATES risotto, so in the 13 years we’ve been married, I think I may have cooked it twice. Curry is another favourite selling point. It makes amazing curry! Honestly, my kids don’t eat curry, hubby and I aren’t huge fans either, so there goes that selling point too. I’ve seen friends post on facebook all about the recipes they’ve whipped up in their TM, but I don’t understand why it is so difficult to make these things without one? Has TM invented NEW recipes? Things that cannot be made without it? For all you TM owners, what can you make in a TM that I couldn’t make without it?
And then I read somewhere how easy porridge was to make in it…
I stopped dead in my tracks and started checking my bank balance. I am not, in any way, shape or form, a morning person. I move slowly and angrily in the morning. My girls like porridge but I never seem to get into the kitchen early enough to make it. We do not own a microwave and I buy rolled oats, not instant oats, so it takes a good 10 mins to make, add on cooling time and eating time, it adds up to 40 mins!! If I could set the TM to make my porridge and have it sit there until the girls were ready to eat it…. well, that would be good. Then I think, $2000 to make me porridge?? I’ll suck it up and get up 5 mins earlier!
So come on, hit me with your opinion. To buy, or not to buy? To buy a cheaper (inferior?) model? Ditch the idea altogether and just replace my food processor?? What do you think?