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Old 07-22-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Another super-gadget for your kitchen

I just heard about this German food processor that also cooks your meals

Thermomix | The Unique Food Processor

It is coming to the US soon:
https://qz.com/967628/thermomix-vorw...ing-to-the-us/

I'm not planning on buying one, but with the recently resurrected InstantPot thread, I thought the more flush among us would be interested.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #2
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Salesman: This machine will do half your work.

Customer: Fine, I'll take two.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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And you can build a career too! It's like supercharged Tupperware. From their website (http://thermomix.vorwerk.co.uk/careers/):
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The Thermomix is a high-quality, multi-functional kitchen device that can do so much that personal, practical demonstrations really are necessary to showcase all its uses and creative possibilities. This is why we present the Thermomix to customers at special cooking events in a friendly and personal manner. Demand is rapidly growing, so we need more Advisors to join our team to run cooking events.

Hundreds of thousands of Advisors all across the world are selling Vorwerk products. Start your Thermomix career with us and discover for yourself the advantages of working independently with a premium, cutting-edge appliance. Direct selling at Vorwerk takes different forms around the world, depending on the product group and local and cultural differences. The benefits of direct sales are clear: Customers experience first-hand the quality and efficiency of the products during an individual demonstration at their homes. For employees, direct selling offers an attractive world of benefits while working under extremely flexible conditions and in a dynamic market environment. With a Thermomix career, you can be your own boss, choosing how often you work and what hours you work. Whether you decide to be full time or part time, we’ll be happy to have you as part of our team of Thermomix Advisors.
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Note that the price of this glorified blender is conspicuously absent. There's a reason it's not for sale in stores: it costs $2,000.
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Salesman: This machine will do half your work.

Customer: Fine, I'll take two.
Reminds me of the joke, what ever you receive from me(A Genie) your mother in law will get double. OK beat me half to death.
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:14 PM   #6
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I just heard about this German food processor that also cooks your meals

Thermomix | The Unique Food Processor
My German cousin has one of these. She LOVES it, even to the point of hauling it (it's not small) to her second home in France...and they do the 6-hour drive quite a few times a year.

While I've been there visiting, she has used it to make soups, steamed fish dinners, jams from her fruit trees, a sorbet-type dessert, smoothies, etc.

Thanks for posting this. I kept wondering why I'd never heard of anyone here using one....must've been due to availability AND cost.

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BTW, my cousin's SIL has a knock-off version she bought at her Aldi Sud grocery store in Bavaria. It's missing one of the features that the Thermomix has (I can't recall which one...perhaps the built-in internal scale. But it DOES have a scale, which is an integral part of the unit, but is external.) She said it cost about 600 Euro, IIRC. She also uses it frequently.

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I kept wondering if the Europeans are so keen on these as they tend to live in smaller spaces with smaller kitchens, so a multi-purpose unit like this might hold more value to them vs. those of us in the U.S. who, (outside NYC), tend to have larger homes and kitchens?

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Note that the price of this glorified blender is conspicuously absent. There's a reason it's not for sale in stores: it costs $2,000.
I found one web page where it's listed at $1495
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Reminds me of the joke, what ever you receive from me(A Genie) your mother in law will get double. OK beat me half to death.
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I found one web page where it's listed at $1495
Yes, I see on Wikipedia where they say it's priced at $1500 US. Wikipedia also mentions the criticisms, including Australian reports of 87 people burned or scalded, including 18 who required several weeks of treatment in hospital burns units.

Generally speaking, if sales depend upon the peculiar social pressures of a home party (like Tupperware, Herbalife, and others of that ilk), I slap one hand over my wallet and back away. But then, I'm not the target demographic. Home party sales are primarily aimed at women.
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Looks like a potential [pricey] Christmas gift for the cooking aficionado on your list.

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I'll stick with my Bass-o-matic.

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Interesting! It does appear to be quite large so as a condo dweller with not a huge kitchen, I'm not sure where we'd put such a device. Also we tend to grill a lot and steam or roast vegetables. Pretty easy so not sure how this would help us. Maybe if someone makes complex recipes, it's a big help. Anyway it looks intriguing but likely won't be in our kitchen.
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