It’s been just over 2 1/2 years since we first bought our Thermomix and I as I STILL get asked why I have one (and now two!) I thought I’d share some of the reasons why I bought a Thermomix today.
It wasn’t a decision we came to quickly, I first heard about them around five years ago and was suitably impressed when I attended my first demonstration four years ago, while I was pregnant with our second little man. I knew then that it would be a great investment and I would certainly get plenty of use out of it but the high price tag was a little hard for me to get my head around at the time. Fast forward to 18 months later (and with a couple more demonstrations under my belt) when I discovered that a Thermomix consultant who lived close by (literally around the corner!) and I had a mutual friend in common, I attended another demonstration at her home and finally decided to take the plunge and buy one. Since then, our Thermomix has certainly worked hard, and we use it at least a couple of times a day to make everything from smoothies for the kids and I, dough for fresh bread rolls, snacks for the kids plus lots of yummy dinners.
In the beginning it felt (and I actually was!) spending way more time making recipes using my Thermomix, as it was a lot different to what I was used to (I hadn’t even owned a food processor before). In all honestly it took a good 3 – 4 months for me to become confident using it and to learn what speed/times/temperatures work and begin to convert many of our favourite recipes over to it and since then I haven’t looked back – I now even have a Thermomix website ThermoBliss which I run with the fabulous Lucy from Bake Play Smile.
Some of the reasons why I bought a Thermomix include:
To save time
I’m a huge fan of batch cooking and if the boys are distracted for a good couple of hours, I can pump out a week or more worth of meals and snacks for our family. I may not cook all of the meals in the Thermomix, but might use it for different steps as I’m going along, which saves me time overall.
To save money
Ok so I know it’s a HUGE investment (we bought ours using the three month payment plan) but once you are confident in using your Thermomix, it truly does save you money. Yep it may sound a little strange, but I find it easier (and less expensive) to make a batch of bread rolls or bread at home when we run out versus loading all three of the boys into the car to drive to the supermarket where I will inevitably buy other things as I have no self control!
I have also found since buying our Thermomix that I’m not throwing out nearly as much food as we used to. For example, any veggies that are looking a bit sad are popped into the freezer to make veggie stock another time. If there is leftover ham from school lunches at the end of the week, I’ll pop it along with whatever veggies we have left into a pasta (which I also freeze half of for another meal) whenever I make sausage rolls/meatballs/burgers etc I will bulk them up with veggies, chickpeas etc and the kids don’t notice. We can enjoy ‘takeaway’ thanks to homemade pizzas and garlic bread which saves us a fortune – and tastes better… You get my drift!
To eat better
I know it might sound a little contradictory when you look at some of the recipes I share here, however I am really conscious of what is in the food that we eat, especially when it comes to the boys. I prefer for them to eat a homemade muesli bar or biscuit versus a store bought one which likely contains flavours and preservatives that they really don’t need to be eating. It also makes is easier for me to eat well as I can make healthy and filling snacks for me to eat throughout the week, which stops me from reaching for the biscuit tin!
Do you have a Thermomix? What are some of the reasons why you bought one?