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I recently attended a thermomix party my friend was having. It was a great demonstration and the food was quick and easy to prepare, and I have been thinking about it ever since. however it is a huge investment. It costs just over $2,000. Does anyone have one and if so is it so much better than a blender and hand whisk (I know it stirs your food etc too) but would you say it was worth the investment or is it shoved in a corner and used once a year?

Posted anonymously, 29th February 2016

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  • I have just bought one, on the interest free so its not a huge chunk of money, have a look at the recipes that are available and how easy they are to do! i made a vege stock paste in 20 minutes and just used all the veges going “limp” in the fridge rather than throwing them out!

  • Following this post as I’m interested too.

  • I have wanted a thermomix for ages but like many I can’t justify the cost, especially as I already have lots of kitchen appliances and gadgets! I have heard good things about the Bellini so might end up getting one of those.

  • I have a friend that has the Thermomix and a friend that has the cheaper alternative- the Bellini. Both use their machines a lot! But to be honest, I see no difference between the two except about $1600. I am contemplating getting a Bellini.

  • I would think twice about the Thermomix after the bad press with the burns victim.

  • Just have to weigh up the pros and cons, budget and amount of use in the kitchen.

  • quite a few people have recommended Bellinis and i have looked them up from Target they are $250 for the old style or $499 for new style. This looks much more affordable than the thermomix $2000. although people I know who have them love them, but it is a huge investment.

  • I don’t have one, but people who do generally seem to love it.

  • Wow! $2000 dollars is expensive and it would need to be used all of the time. A good investment if a person loves using their Thermomix.

  • I dont own one myself but my friend does, and hers lives on her bench and is used all the time, she is always telling me to buy one but i just dont have that kind of money. But from what ive seen her make/do with hers it defiantely isnt a waste of money.

  • I have one and love it! It is so easy and quick to cook. Having one toddler and one newborn the thermomix is a life safer. I use mine all the time.

  • I know a couple of people who bought one. They hardly use it now. I think it was just the initial hype over it and the fact that all their friends were getting them too. I honestly cannot see the point of spending that much money on it! Sooo many better things to spend it on!

  • My cousin has one and swears by it.

    I, however, went and purchased a $49 food processor, a $29 blender from k-mart, and a $49 soup maker from eBay…

    I think it’s personal preference. :)

    Obviously, the cheaper products aren’t as powerful, and take longer to make things, but the reality is, if you have $2000, it’s probably not for a single item, unless it’s a car. :P

    I’m sure you’ll make the right decision for yourself and your family. :)

    Best of luck.

  • I have thought about getting one, but as I have a number of appliances that work really well and that I don’t want to dispose of, the appliance, although appealing, doesn’t suit me. $2000 is a very big chunk of money.

  • I also attended a demonstration and was very impressed. I told our demonstrator if she had come to me 25 years ago I would make that investment for sure. But with so many lovely gadgets and appliances to help me cook I could not justify the cost. In saying that when I retire into a smaller apartment in a over 55’s village I will come and buy one for my next chapter in my life. (I intend on handing my appliances to family members to use.) Great present for the Bride if everyone chips in to buy one for her.

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