Jump to content

Thermomix V Bellini


  • Please log in to reply
135 replies to this topic

#1 MegsyMoo

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

HHmm well looks like the gloves are off and there is some competition

Look what Target has in stores now.....
Bellini

Looks the same as the Thermomix yet MUCH MUCH cheaper.

WDYT?

#2 serenitylisten

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

DH spotted this before I did. He wants to layby one.
I would never buy an actual Thermomix, so this may be the next best thing.

#3 melissaj77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

I will be stalking this thread as I would love a Thermomix but can't afford the price tag!!!

#4 melissaj77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Here is a link

http://www.belliniappliances.com.au/electr...61&range=14

I think it looks great!

#5 clm1982

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

I seen that too yet im still reluctant to buy one till i see some reviews.

#6 **Renz**

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (melissaj77 @ 14/03/2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will be stalking this thread as I would love a Thermomix but can't afford the price tag!!!



Me to. Thermonmix are OTT on the price tag

#7 Mpjp is feral

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

anyone know cost??

#8 greengoddess

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

The recipe book is hysterically funny - it just cuts and pastes from Thermomix recipes and doesn't even bother to remove references to "Thermomix" or "TM" etc! Some of the recipes are so badly written/translated, I would think that based on that alone not a lot of care has gone into the machine.

But it is significantly cheaper, so I'm sure that will attract a lot of people who can't afford the Thermomix or who don't want to outlay that kind of money on an appliance. Even if it breaks down, you can just get another one!

I just think it's a shame that they have to rip off the original so closely - they couldn't think of some better or different design elements? It's not rocket science!

#9 MegsyMoo

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Thermomix is a $2000????  and the Bellini $269

#10 MegsyMoo

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE
The recipe book is hysterically funny - it just cuts and pastes from Thermomix recipes and doesn't even bother to remove references to "Thermomix" or "TM" etc! Some of the recipes are so badly written/translated, I would think that based on that alone not a lot of care has gone into the machine.


hhmm Wonder how long Target will have it in stores for?

#11 WinterIsComing

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

Think it looks great, and the price is quite amazing, considering the overinflated TM price tag.

Unless it is 8x better - is it?


Think might get to Target on a Saturday. I never considered purchasing TM, thinking it a gimmic, but at this price tag, I don't mind a gimmic.



#12 Miss 50s

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I've been saving for a Thermie for a few months now. I would never have considered a Thermochef so prob won't consider this one. It's interesting though and I will have a look original.gif

#13 melissaj77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Okay, have just googled more and found threads about it on a Thermomix forum and they were sharing the dodginess of the recipe book.

Do a quick google search to find the thread. Not sure if I am allowed to post it?

#14 auntpriscilla

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

The recipe book does sound a bit dodgy.  It wouldn't stop me trying the Bellini though, for such a price even if it is half as good as a thermomix, it would be worth it.

How long before the thermomix price comes down, I wonder?   If the Bellini is any good at all, they won't be able to compete.

#15 Miss 50s

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Is it this one melissa:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...739562&p=36

I love reading this thread.

#16 melissaj77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

No, it is this one:

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?to...6.msg134978#new

I will go read your thread now!

#17 Gegemite

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

It's obviously not going to be as good as the thermomix but at a fraction of the price it's a great alternative for those who can't afford a tmx (or don't want to spend $2k on an appliance)

I'm currently borrowing a friends tmx and it is great but it's not saving me money like many people say as I don't normally buy a lot of processed food, what it does save me is time which is handy.

I think I may lay by one, the recipe book thing doesn't bother me as I'm not normally a big recipe follower and find if you're already quite confident with your cooking your normal recipes are easily adapted for the tmx (or Bellini)

#18 new~mum~reenie

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

i could never (in the forseeable future) afford a TMX. They are awesome, my friend is a sales rep, but I just cant justify $2k.

To have something do similar (even if not all the bells and wistles of a TMX) at a tenth of the price is a big thumbs up from me.

would love to have a propper look at one...


#19 Bluenomi

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

Well considering I would never pay the same amount for a kitcehn applicance as you can on a car I'm never buying a Thermomix. But $250 for something just the same I'd give it a try.

#20 Bobsygirls

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

The Thermomix is made in France by skilled workers paid a decent wage. I wonder what conditions the Bellini is made under in China?

#21 WinterIsComing

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

Actually the competition is awesome. About time for their arrogance (only direct sales, inflated price tag) to be reined in.

QUOTE (Bobsygirls @ 14/03/2012, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Thermomix is made in France by skilled workers paid a decent wage. I wonder what conditions the Bellini is made under in China?


Probably the same conditions as the TV you are wathching, the phone you are calling on and the clothes you are wearing.


#22 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

LOL how do you think their 'arrogance' is going to be reined in?  

Or are you silly enough to think that a Chinese knockoff at a nearly a tenth of the price is going to be as good as the original product?  Of course it will not be as good--it's like comparing a Mercedes-Benz to a cheap Korean car.  Some people buy the cheap model because it is all they need or want and others want the service and the quality that comes with a TMX.  TMX has never dropped its price and I seriously doubt that they feel even remotely concerned by the Bellini apart from the legal issues.

I would be concerned about longterm warranty issues with the Bellini if TMX takes them on legally about the Varoma knockoff and other infringements.  They might be off the market very quickly.

I love my TMX but I do think they are very expensive.  I would probably consider a TC if I could not afford a TMX but the Bellini would not be something I would consider at this point in time.  If they are still around in a year and have good reviews, then maybe.

#23 Bobsygirls

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (Nat1976 @ 14/03/2012, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably the same conditions as the TV you are wathching, the phone you are calling on and the clothes you are wearing.


I'm not on the phone??? My TV was made in Japan, and most of my clothes are op shopped  rolleyes.gif  but obviously you don't care about slave labour working conditions in China.

#24 auntpriscilla

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE
TMX has never dropped its price and I seriously doubt that they feel even remotely concerned by the Bellini apart from the legal issues.


They may have never dropped their price before, but they have never faced such competition before.  Anyone who was saving up for a Thermomix, or even a Thermochef (which would still be expensive for some people) can now go out and buy a Bellini this afternoon from their local shopping centre!  

Most people wouldn't factor Chinese working conditions into their decision.  



#25 new~mum~reenie

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE
The Thermomix is made in France by skilled workers paid a decent wage. I wonder what conditions the Bellini is made under in China?


but there are still consumer protection laws that protect the consumer.

If is really that rubbish, it can be returned/replaced/refunded etc

and buying from a store such as Target, you know they are bound by those protection laws.




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.