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#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.....

Looks the same as the Thermomix yet MUCH MUCH cheaper.


#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


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

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:


I love reading this thread.

#16 melissaj77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

No, it is this one:


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

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

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.

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