Updated: Nov 26, 2021
Have you heard of Thermomix®?
I am still surprised at the number of people who haven’t, as it really is the gadget of choice for the kitchen, and probably one of the most versatile machines for Christmas 2021 if you love to cook or want to be a better cook. It’s fail-safe, there to act as your very own ‘sous chef’ in a multiple of ways.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary Thermomix® has proven itself worldwide and has a fantastic reputation with commercial chefs as well as taking pride of place in many home kitchens.
It’s even been used on shows like MasterChef as the Thermomix® brand becomes better known in this country.
Simply speaking, Thermomix® is 12 gadgets in one. It does everything from making ice cream, to kneading, mixing, chopping, grating, caramalising and sautéing, with sous vide and fermentation options too.
Linking to your WiFi for unlimited recipes from around the world, it even weighs liquids and solids, with everything built in. The only thing it doesn’t do is bake or roast, so you will still need your oven.
THERMOMIX® HEALTH BENEFITS:
Thermomix cooking is a healthy way of cooking.
You have control over the food you eat, as you can eliminate the majority of artificial flavours, colours and food additives.
Thermomix® is able to retain flavour and nutrients due to control of speed and temperature.
Thermomix® does not oxidize food, therefore all colours are fully retained and the food tastes gorgeous.
A superior texture of food results due to the speed and temperature the machine is able to achieve; incredible creamy soups and sauces can be made without using cream.
Thermomix® enables you to cook wholesome and whole foods from scratch with ease.
Steaming is a very healthy way to cook. Thermomix® retaining colour and juices within the food when steaming.
USING THERMOMIX® SAVES YOU TIME
With Thermomix® you have an extra pair of hands in the kitchen doing all that stirring.
You save time due to:
· Less preparation
· Shorter cooking times
· No need to weigh ingredients, so no measuring supplies to clean
· The machine “washes itself”.
USING THERMOMIX® SAVES YOU MONEY
The machine is very economical to run, so saves on power.
The Varoma tray re-uses the energy from the heat generated by the machine as energy that would otherwise be wasted if you cook and steam food.
Thermomix® also significantly cuts your grocery bill as the processed, prepared and convenience foods you’d need otherwise can now be made by yourself effortlessly. And that makes everything much healthier and a lot less expensive.
Food that most people throw out every week can now get used in soups and stews, because overripe food is no problem for the Thermomix®.
THE THERMOMIX® MACHINE IS MULTI-FUNCTIONAL
The beauty of Thermomix® is that a single set of blades does it all, so there’s no need to use different blades for different functions.
You can leave your mixing, crushing, grinding, milling, cooking, chopping, kneading, emulsifying, steaming, pulverizing and so much more to Thermomix®, allowing you to focus on the rest of your meals.
My three favourite recipe for the Thermomix are:
· Risotto, done in just 20 or so minutes with no stirring required
· Curry, from grinding spices from scratch to serving in just 25 minutes
· Banana ice cream with caramel sauce for a special treat
Breads and pastries all come out beautifully too! In lockdown I experimented with puff pastry, tarts I would normally only buy from a French Patisserie and fun recipes such as dumplings, wontons and bao buns.
Now the festive cooking season has started, I will be demonstrating delicious recipes at Christmas classes in Chelsea Harbour and online via Instagram and zoom.
As anyone who knows me will testify, I would never recommend a product I don’t believe in, and Thermomix® is truly the most versatile I have ever used. And should you have any questions about Thermomix®, I’d be happy to answer them. Just contact me….