Are you a working parent who barely gets time to prepare a meal at home? No doubt a home cooked meal is the what you need after a long day at work. But if you have others depending on you to bring fresh food to the table it can get quite stressful and tiring.
While I love to prepare a fresh and healthy meal for my family, the thought of getting into the kitchen and starting from scratch i.e chopping,measuring, mixing and finally preparing the meal can get tough for even for a laid back individual like me. What is my best option you ask? Hire a maid to prepare my meals! But that luxury may not be possible for everyone and even if it is possible there is always a limitation to a hired help’s knowledge and variety of dishes.
I am always on the lookout that makes the food which comes to my table more interesting with the least amount of fuss and time involved. Keeping that in mind, I accepted an invitation to a gathering wherein a certain brand was to demonstrate a particular appliance which was supposed to change my outlook to cooking. The appliance was Thermomix ® a name which sounded quite familiar but I could not put my finger on what made it familiar.
Since the demonstration was happening on a convenient day – Sunday, I was quite happy to partake in the same. The gathering was a combination of well known food and wellness bloggers across Bangalore. Initially it was all about the product and its history and success story across the world wherein their statistics of selling 1 Thermomix ® every 33 seconds was quite impressive.
Ms.Babita Vadamodula, the Director of Sales took us through this short but interesting know how and basics about the appliance and how one could use to do perform different functions such as milling,grinding,emulsifying, whipping, chopping,steaming, mixing, stirring, blending, kneading, heating, weighing and cooking. It is essentially a simple looking kitchen gadget which is not just a food processor but one which can replace 12 appliances in one’s kitchen.
A few immediate take-aways from that short introduction,
Thermomix® has been around for the last 30 years and is part of the 130 year old Vorwerk group which is known for high quality and innovative products based in Germany.
- Perform the most basic functions which saves times such as chopping, grinding, blending and mixing in addition to the entire process of cooking.
- Thermomix® reduces prep time by finely chopping ingredients in seconds. Less pots and pans hence less washing up, and with this appliance you can create an entire meal in one bowl.
- The large 2.2L mixing bowl and 3.3L Varoma will easily feed a crowd.
- The simple-to-follow guided instructions encourages kids to get involved in the kitchen and develop their cooking skills.
- Thermomix® gives you control over what you’re feeding your family, making it easier to eliminate artificial colours and flavours and better manage allergies and intolerances.
- Each appliance comes with a microchip which has preset instructions for a particular recipe. They have a worldwide community where one can browse through thousands of recipes online. These are one-step recipes where Thermomix® automatically controls time, temperature and speed. The whole cooking process is completed at the touch of a button.
- Surprisingly the servicing and spare parts are available in Bangalore itself hence minimal wait.
Post the above introduction, I was quite happy to see a full fledged demonstration conducted by Mr. Siddharth Dhurka (Director) and Ms.Babita from how to make a lemonade, hummus, risotto, spaghetti and even an ice cream in a Thermomix. It was quite impressive to see how one can prepare an entire dish through the simple step by step process mentioned in the recipe book where just the time and temperature needs to be input and all you have to do is activate the selector dial to begin cooking. That said, we Indians love to add our masalas to every dish and this is also possible with their manual mode where you can control and create your own recipes just the way you like it.
Eerily it feels like your extra set of hands is doing all the work while you go about your other household chores or just relax with a glass of wine.
For someone like me who gets easily bored with the same old dishes, it opens up a world of possibilities in the kitchen. It gives one the confidence to cook dishes that I had never before dreamed were possible. In a way, it lets you discover your inner Masterchef.
I have mentioned below a few simple dishes that can be created using this appliance including time duration.
|Fresh salads||4-6 seconds|
|Cake mixes||30 seconds|
|Fruit sorbet||60 seconds|
|Natural butter||2 – 3 minutes|
|Silky custard||7 minutes|
|Perfect risotto||20 minutes|
So if you are one of those people who orders take out every other day due to lack of time, someone who wants to improve their lifestyle and longs for a healthy home cooked meal which can be done within 10-20 minutes then you must check out this appliance without further thought.
As in any investment, you need to be sure if it is the right fit for you and your home hence the Thermomix team conducts cooking classes at their office every month as well demonstrations to help every prospective buyer or a owner to understand the appliance and its applications. The product is quite obviously a high end appliance but they have ensured it can be made available to anyone who wishes to purchase this life long warrantied appliance for which EMI options are made available.
Thanks to the demo I witnessed recently, I realized my wish of preparing dishes from different cuisines would be possible with the least amount of fuss and in minutes. Thermomix ® no doubt helps save time and effort in the kitchen due to its quick, efficient way of cooking.
Words cannot possibly express the endless possibilities with this one dandy appliance.
Glad to find an appliance that makes healthy cooking and eating smarter and simpler!
Address: 1st Floor, No. 105/90/1, Survey No. 9/1, Byatarayanapura Villlage, Bellary, Road,, OPP. GKVK Campus, Near Shell Petrol Pump, Yelahanka,, Hobli, Jakkuru Layout, Byatarayanapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092
Phone: 091081 25962
Website : http://thermomix.co.in/