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Or are there better cheaper alternatives?


Posted by CrazyKoalaCow, 27th May 2021


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  • It’s definitely worth it if you want to make things from scratch. And it’s overall quicker to prepare all in one meals. I got mine last year and I use it almost daily. It really is fantastic


  • I have a TM5 Thermomix and love it. It is expensive but that is what makes you use it everyday to begin with then it just because part of everyday. As my son and I have food allergies it is great to make food that we can both eat that is made fresh and without preservatives. At the start you need to buy extra ingredients that you wouldn’t normally have but once you have those basic ingredients in the cupboard it works out cheaper. Check out a Facebook group called skinnymixer it is a great community about what food can be cooked and they are happy to answer any questions you have as well as have files of information about different machines you can get, as there are lots of choices out there. I love mine as it is easy to use that when my 5 year old wants to make cookies or a cake he can do it himself with very little supervision (I do oven part). Plus the food we cook is always full of flavour and taste great.


  • I know Aldi has a cheaper option which always sells out so quickly.
    I don’t have one but I really want one too!


  • If its an appliance you are going to use all the time for cooking and baking then its worth the money. Try finding a second hand one rather then a new one. If your not a baking then I wouldn’t. It will just become another thing to add to the cupboard or take up bench space. Aldi has one that often comes available during special buys that I have heard is pretty good.


  • I have no experience with one but, if you are convinced you’ll use it often (to justify the cost) go for it – they have excellent reviews.


  • I have read other articles about other places selling similar machines. Might be worth searching this site for articles?


  • I personally think they are well worth it. They steam, cook, slow cook, mix, boil and more! I cannot wait to get one myself.


  • Aldi does a dupe that goes on sale for about a third of the price. Personally I think they’re both very expensive, and you’d want to be very sure you were going to use it often.


  • My mum bought us one when I had my first child as she thought it would make life easier for me.
    Unfortunately I think it did the exact opposite! It’s quite an expensive gadget itself but also you are making everything from scratch so the ingredients are also quite expensive. It was costing me around 200 for three days worth of meals and that was only dinner!
    Also the portion sizes aren’t big. It was only me and hubby at the time as I had a newborn and I managed to portion them as dinner for him and myself then whatever leftover for his lunch so I don’t think it’s great for those with husbands that are big eaters.
    Also, you need to be really organised with your ingredients. Yes, it’s supposed to chop, cook, whatever else for you but you also need to assist it by peeling and cutting veg into the nominated sizes and it doesn’t always do the cooking for you. Like some pasta dishes it will ask you to do on the stove or in the oven etc.
    I’ve attached a screenshot of the first bit of making mash from the app you use for recipes and as you can see, you have to slice the potatoes into 1cm slivers – it doesn’t do it for you like everyone says it does everything!


  • I hear Aldi has a much cheaper one.


  • No experience, but some people love it and some do not.


  • I don’t have one but personally I don’t think I need it.


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