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#1 Tall Poppy

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

Des anyone have one of these? Do you like it? Why? Or why not?

I've wanted a thermomix for years but, we're never going to have $2000 to spare whereas we can afford this.

#2 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

Now I know I'm a thread killer. My own thread is dead. I'm proud.  biggrin.gif

#3 melaine

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

I kill threads too, so not sure my bump will help!

Where can you get this brand Machine from?

#4 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Yay, I got a response!

You can get them at a lot of places I think. Target & the good guys is where I have been looking. It's on sale at Target at the moment which is why I'm asking.

#5 jojonbeanie

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

How much are they? I do have a thermomix but I was thinking about something like this for the beach house.

#6 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

$299 at Harvey Norman who have stock, I think most Target stores are now sold out.

#7 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:40 AM


#8 au*lit

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

I'm interested in one of these too. I like the fact that it can slice (and julienne, and grate!). The lack of slicing capability puts me off the Thermomix. (Not to mention the price.)

Only one review on product review but the reviewer gave it 5 stars.

#9 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

I've gone and gotten it. original.gif

The $299 at Harvey Norman is the online price with some gentle persuasion they price matched it.

It is in sale for $299 at target as well at the moment as well.

#10 Betty_D

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Oh wow. I kind of wish I hadn't opened this thread, or clicked the link... it sounds too good to be true!

Have you used it yet, OP? Are the accompanying recipes any good?

#11 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

It doesn't grind like a thermomix can and the blade doesn't reverse like the thermomix does. A thermomix is better without a doubt however, I can't afford it. I've wanted a thermomix now for nearly 3 years and the money is just too much for us. This is a great compromise given the price.

The recipe book is fairly limited, I thought there'd be a lot more recipes. The recipes that are there though I think I'd try most of them. Hopefully it will be easy to adapt recipes to suit. I've not made anything yet but will soon.

#12 Tall Poppy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

It also doesn't weigh and can not purée.

I have a really old crock pot (used to be my mums, it's older than me) & hasn't been working brilliantly lately. It will replace that and do other dishes as well. I think it will be helpful for us. I also don't have a food processor at all so, I think I'll like that as well. I'd rather a Magimix but my budget can't stretch to TA either.

#13 iavy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

I don't know about that one but I have a thermochef which retails for $795 and I've had it since October and its brilliant.

It also doesn't have revers, but I just add the butterfly attachment and use speed 1 as the previous thermomix did.

The recipe book is limited but you can google any thermomix recipe you like.

I use it st least 3 times a day

#14 ~*charleylola*~

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Oh poo wish I had read this thread before buying the cooker today. The Good Guys had them for $299 BUT no tower although I don't mind really, just needed something to self stir.

Can I blame the summer heat for not thinking properly before buying (and opening)? unsure.gif

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