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I love my Thermomix. I bought one of the earlier versions over 7 years ago and it’s still going strong. So for me, it’s been worth the investment over and over again. But I totally get that paying over 2-grand for a cult-ish kitchen appliance is hard to justify. That’s why the Aldi “Thermomix” fake is super popular.

The Aldi version of the kitchen super-machine is back as a Special Buy on 13 March at the cut-down price of only $299, which is a whopping $1,970 cheaper than the latest authentic Thermomix.

The Aldi thermocooker has a generous 3.5L capacity and offers 10 auto programs: sauté, emulsify, stir, purée, mill, mix, knead, steam, smoothie and crush ice. It boasts a LCD display showing time, temperature, speed and weight. It has a 10-speed variable control, 3 reverse speeds and a pulse function. The thermocooker is bundled with a measuring cup, steamer basket, bowl and lid, stirring attachment, spatula and an Alyce Alexandra recipe book.

Wow, quite the package and certainly value of money!

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But What’s New?

The big difference this year compared to previous years is that the latest Aldi ‘Thermomix’ dupe is now manufactured by Stirling, instead of Mistral.

“This one is a different brand than normal for the ones sold by ALDI. Normally they are Mistral,” one observant shopper noted on the Aldi Mums Facebook Page.

“This one is a Sterling brand so will be very basic I think,” another shopper said.

The Differences

While the price-tag of the Stirling model remains the same as last year’s Mistral machine, the main difference is the motor (the newer one is 700W compared to the 800W motor on the Mistral version).

However, this is offset by a bigger bowl (the 3.5L one is significantly bigger than the 2.2L bowl of the Mistral machine) and a more powerful heating capacity (1200W compared to 1000W in the Mistral Thermocooker).

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Queueing Up Now

Many Aldi consumers are really excited about the return of the Aldi Thermomix version.

“I have bought 2 ‘fake thermomixes’. 8 years on and both going strong and cost less than half the thermomix. I cannot justify the price of a thermomix,” said one shopper.

“My daughter has this Aldi one and loves it,” said another.

“I have this and absolutely LOVE it! It’s almost exactly the same as the Thermomix!!!” exclaimed another fan.

“We got the mistral machine last year in April and I use it for everything!”

“I have the previous ALDI model and it is fantastic.. managed to break a piece off one of the attachments and they just replaced the whole lot. Can’t fault it – love it. Am sure this new version will be just as good if not better.”

Not Worth It!

But many are just not convinced that it’s a worthy buy.

“Returned mine to Aldi in the last round. Except for price, it doesn’t hold a candle to a Thermomix. Thought I would be happy with a copy but, no! Noisy, lower cooking temp to a Thermi, not as versatile. Guess I’ll just have to keep borrowing my daughters Thermi,” admitted another shopper.

BONUS TIP: Aldi’s special buys on the same day, also includes a dishwasher for only $349 and a 34-bottle wine cooler for $279.

Are you keen to buy an Aldi Thermomix lookalike? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Im not sure I need a real or fake one. My sister has a real one and loves it. I prefer my slow cooker

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  • No I’m not keen but thanks for sharing.

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  • I have no use for a Thermomix or a cheaper version. I’ll stick to what I have now.

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  • I am not keen to buy this time.

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  • I had not seen or heard of this but am definitely interested. Hubby managed to get me the ecovac this morning, so I’m all for these Special Buys.

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  • I don’t think I would use this appliance often enough to warrant buying it.

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  • I dont know if I want one or not haha definitely can’t justify the $2k for the real deal but even 300 is a fair bit for an appliance I’m not sure I need!! Need to do a trial run and see if I actually use it!!

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  • I’d agree it would be very basic for the price but if it does the job who’s complaining, hey lol

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  • I can’t wait to try and get one! Special buys make shoppers go crazy and our store only ever stocks a small limit of special buys.
    Bring on online shopping Aldi! :)

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  • Don’t know what all the fuss is about really. Quite happy cooking the old fashioned way.


    • I like a fusion of the two; traditional methods and cooking and modern gadgets and twists.

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  • We got a Thermomix as a wedding gift, it’s been in storage as we jump around but looking forward to using it so I won’t be buying the aldi one

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  • Have watched my friend buy all Aldi electronic goods from fridges down to smaller appliances and then slowly return them as they have broken down and just are generally not fit for purpose. It has made sure that I won’t even try to buy them especially if I have to queue at some ungodly hour in the hope of getting one.

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  • Nope!!
    I have a Thermomix and from what I have seen of these they do not compare.
    It’s like comparing a Nissan to an Audi

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  • I’ve never had good experience with any electronics or gadgets bought from aldi. Will rather save to get the Thermomix, the real deal.

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  • I’ve seen stories about some of these exploding so I’m very wary.

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