The Thermomix Diaries

Super. Kitchen. Machine.  That’s just one way people describe the Thermomix. I also call it a hot food processor on steroids. This countertop appliance grinds, chops, purees, blends, toasts (as in spices and nuts), steams, kneads doughs, whips, heats (and holds at constant temperatures), stirs, weighs with its built in scale, and so on and so on.

I’ll tell you right up front that this is not a cheap machine. The newest model will cost you just over $2000. But after I got my own Thermomix I got rid of my blender, stand mixer and food processor. It is fairly simple to learn and doesn’t come with a lot of accessories to lose or break.  If you want to read more about it from an unbiased source I suggest you read this review written by Rob Mifsud in the Globe and Mail. And here’s another great article about the advantages of buying a Thermomix from Journal of a French Foodie. Oh, and good luck trying to find a used machine. Once people buy them they never get rid of them!

To read about the latest ways I use my Bimby (a nickname for the machine popular in Portugal) just click on my Thermomix Diaries category to read the associated blog posts.

To see the Bimby (and Me) in action making an asparagus risotto, watch the YouTube posted below. And if you want any more information or a demonstration within the Greater Vancouver or South Vancouver Island area, email me at don at dongenova dot com.

Thanks to Nick Versteeg of DV Cuisine for the video production.

18 Responses to The Thermomix Diaries

  1. Loved your video. What’s next?

  2. Kirk Tremblay says:

    The asparagus risotto video is really well done Mr. Genova. It’s so easy to follow and understand. The end results look very appetizing. I would love to see more videos from you. Are there others?

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  4. Álvaro says:

    Hello Don Genova from Spain.

    I really love your first thermovideo, I made it resulting in two satisfied ” customers” the recipe is easy to make

    Looking forward to your next video, I would challenge you to try to make a paella or tortilla de patatas


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  8. Colin Newell says:

    I agree — I used the Thermomix for a couple of days and was sold entirely —
    I found the video really slick, well produced, easy to follow — and left me wanting more of these videos —

    I know you are a very busy guy – but how about it in the future?
    More Thermomix videos!

  9. Richard B Cryer says:

    Love the video, would too see more. I just purchased the Thermomix, will be making the Asparagus Risotto this evening.

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  11. Janet Begg says:

    The Risotto was divine. The video was so helpful.
    I hadn’t used my thermomix because of illness & it was the first recipe & use of the Thermomix since I’d purchased it. Thanks

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  13. Maureen B says:

    Wow, that looks so awesome, the possibilities! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Doug Claxton says:

    Loved the video as I am going to get a thermomix and looking forward to trying it.

    Hope you do more video’s in future.

  16. Sherri Clark says:

    So how do I get a Thermomix? I live in the USA but have had the right wiring put in special for this machine by a licensed electrical engineer. So not I have the right voltage and plug. How do I get the TM5?

  17. Jem Kerry says:

    awesome article for thermomix lovers.! must read article for everyone.

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