[Sca-cooks] Theromix? Thermomix?

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Sun May 6 00:11:36 PDT 2012

This sounds a little like my ancient Braun kitchen machine; I don't know 
if it is still being made. I use it as a mixer, but it is also a blender 
and some other tools as well.

But it doesn't cook things.

On 5/5/12 7:03 AM, Terry Decker wrote:
>> Suey said:
>> <<< We are renovating our kitchen which looks like a very narrow, tiny
>> trolley car. We want to make space for a side by side frig. Also
>> Theromix just came to our country so we want to make a pop up cabinet
>> for that. With that acquisition we will be getting rid of several
>> appliances, thus compacting space in the long run. >>>
>> Do you mean a "thermomix"? I can't seem to find much on a "Theromix".
>> I'd never heard of one before. I'm a bit skeptical of trying to  
>> combine that many functions into one item. Like making a flying car,  
>> where you have to make so many compromises that you get a 
>> substandard  airplane and a substandard car.
>> Stefan
> The Thermomix is one of those tools for German apartment living that 
> has made it everywhere else in the world except the US.  Looking at 
> the specs, I'd say it is probably a solid product for non-industrial 
> uses.  It's not a new idea, I inherited a 40 year old Ronson Cook n 
> Stir Blender, but Thermomix incorporates a couple more gadgets and has 
> a pleasing design.  I'm not too hyped about the $1400 price tag 
> (according to WSJ) and I have the counter space for the KitchenAide, 
> food processor and blender.  When I rework the kitchen in NM, I'll see 
> about upgrading to commercial equipment.
> I'd say the problem isn't one of design, it's the planning required to 
> make effective use of the features.
> Bear
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