Welcome to Keep Healthy website. In this post I’ll be reviewing a kitchen equipment called the ‘thermomix’
Can you imagine more than 20 kitchen utensils built into 1 equipment? Would you love to eat more healthy? Do you need to save some of the time you spend in the kitchen? Do you need to save some energy in food preparation? Do you want to know what exactly you are consuming in your food and what you are feeding your family? Very important do you wish to save some money? Here is a kitchen equipment that is built to answer all these questions. It is the Thermomix. Made by the German company called vorwerk.
The newest version of the thermomix is the thermomix tm6. Its name is a description of what it does, heating and mixing I.e thermo and mix. This equipment is a mini kitchen on its own. It does the job of more than 20 kitchen equipments. The thermomix has a bright touch screen which makes it easy to understand and use. It comes with a software called Cookidoo, over 50,000 guided recipes are in Cookidoo. It saves you time, money and health.
It also comes with a book called simple ideas. This book introduces you to your thermomix, it shows you all the parts that come with the thermomix and explains what each part does. You will be introduced to a community of thermomix users so you are never alone.
Mixing knife – stirs, mixes and chops. It’s reverse function does gentle shredding and stirring.
Spatula – is used in the mixing bowl and with the simmering basket.
Mixing bowl – is made of a high stainless steel. Here is where most of the action takes place.
Simmering basket – is suspended above the mixing knife for cooking and steaming.
Butterfly whisk – is used in whisking egg whites, soups, cream and mousses.
Mixing bowl lid – this is an important safety item built as part of the thermomix.
Measuring cup – measures up to 100ml. This cup also a cover for the middle of the mixing bowl lid.
Splash guard – protects from splashing of hot contents.
Varoma – this is a basket placed on the mixing bowl to steam vegetables, meat and fish. Excellent for moimoi.
Varoma tray – Sits on top of the veroma basket for some food steaming as well.
Varoma lid – covers the tray.
What can the Thermomix do?
The thermomix has more than 20 functions: It is a Kitchen Scale, a timer. And performs certain functions such as Blending. Whisking. Grating. Kneading. Kettle. Rice cooker. Sous-vide. Fermentation. Slow cooking. Grinding of coffee, nuts and sugar. Flour grains and nuts. The thermomix cooks at temperatures varying from 37 degrees centigrade to 120 degrees. You don’t have to be a chef or know how to cook to use a thermomix. It has a detailed step by step guide on every recipe.
African meals have been made easy to prepare with the help of the thermomix. 10 minutes! that’s the time it takes to mix and cook fufu. Boil some water in the thermomix using the kettle function. Pour in your yam flour, oat flour or whatever flour you want to use. Saute for 10 minutes setting the speed to 1 and the temperature to 100 degrees centigrade. 10 minutes and your fufu is ready to eat.
Recipes on the Thermomix
The thermomix comes with an inbuilt software. This software is called Cookidoo. More than 50,000 recipes from various countries are on the thermomix software. The recipes on Cookidoo are guided, you don’t have to be a chef or know how to cook before using Cookidoo. Cookidoo will take you step by step from the ingredients to the quantity of the ingredients. It then guides you in a very detailed way through the steps of cooking.
Meals made in thermomix
Oat Fufu – I prefer to make it from oat flakes since I have the thermomix. And I am sure I am eating just oats with no additives or preservatives. Pour two cups of oat flakes into a dry thermomix. Powder it by setting the function to turbo.
Plantain Fufu – peel unripe plantain and cut it into 2 – 3 cm chunks. Add water. Blend till smooth. Set thermomix to saute and saute it for 10 minutes at 100 degrees centigrade. And serve.
Pounded Yam – pour boiled yam into the bowl. Add a little water. Saute it for 10 minutes and serve.
Okra – No more stress in chopping your okra. The thermomix does it in 10 seconds.
African Tomato Stew – Chop onions and garlic, put them in the thermomix and add 2 table spoons of oil. Sauté for 7 minutes. Add tomatoes, bell peppers and scotch bonnet. Blend on full speed for 1 minute. Sauté for 25 minutes and serve.
Akara – Soak beans for about 2 hours. Pour soaked beans into the thermomix. Add a little water. Blend on full speed. Pour smooth blended beans into a bowl. Chop onions and one scotch bonnet pepper in thermomix, it takes 5 seconds. Add chopped onions and pepper to the blended beans. Add salt. Mix and fry.
Benefits of having a Thermomix
Health benefits. Are you worried about those confusing and complicated names printed on the nutrition labels on the packaging of the food you buy? Now you don’t need to worry because you can make any food from scratch in no time. After you have made some foods in your thermomix, you will never want to buy them again. I would never buy ice cream or pizza again. I made them in my thermomix, the taste and quality was and still is divine!
Financial benefits. The thermomix will save you money that would have gone into buying at least 20 kitchen gadgets. Also, you will save lots and lots of money by cooking with the thermomix. I used to spend almost £40 buying a pizza dinner. With the thermomix, I spend £15!
Time benefits: The thermomix works at such a fast speed, it frees up time you would have spent laboring in the kitchen. It would chop 1kg of onions in 4 seconds. Make akara in less than 1 hour! Fufu in 10 minutes!
How do I get one?
With the very busy schedule everyone has these days, Everybody needs a thermomix either they know it or not. The benefits outlined above are just a tip of the iceberg of the benefits you get when you have a thermomix! Dear reader you need one!
How do I get one of this amazing equipment? log into vorwerk.co.uk and please reference my Advisor ID: 210225853
If you have any question or comment leave some words below and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours!