Product Review Thermomix Bellini Thermochef

Product Revire: Thermomix, Bellini, Thermochef


Joanne is many different things. She is a single mum of two, psychology student, daughter, big sister, friend, handywomen, cook and podcast nerd! Jo has an avid interest in health and wellness which eventuated after the birth of her second child who was born allergic and intolerant to the world (or so it seemed!).

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7 Responses

  1. Lorraine says:

    Thank you so much for a frank “in-site” into the differences between these machines. I’m not sure if I want to spend this kind of money on a product that will not suit lots of cooking styles?
    I do like gadgets but they can disappoint! My sister has the Bellini and she likes it but does not use it all that often.
    Thanks again

  2. Joanne says:

    Hi Lorraine,

    I’m glad you enjoyed my review. For me as time has passed I have found that I use my Thermochef more and more. I think this is because I’ve made a conscious effort to analyse how I cook and see if there is a way I could do it in my Thermochef any quicker and with less washing up!…….at any rate as long as we are all cooking fresh wholesome foods what does it matter how we do it.

  3. Karina Baro says:

    Hi. Thanks for your reviews. After wanting a thermomix for a long time I decided on getting a thermochef mainly because of the cost. I’m glad you day the receipts are pretty much interchangeable because it’s a lot easier to find thermomix recipes than thermochef. Just a quick question – can you make icing sugar and mill flour in the thermochef like you can in the thermomix?

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Katrina,

      You sure can mill flour and make icing sugar in a Thermochef. To start with I would do smaller quantities than are suggested in the Thermomix untill you get the hang of it. Have fun!

  4. Emma says:

    Thanks for your review. I have a question re. the Bellini – are the blades set fairly low? One of the frustrations I have using my food processor/ blender is that ingredients often get stuck underneath and around the blades, leaving them whirring around doing nothing, and I spend too much time stopping the machine to scrape it out. Also have you heard anything about Bellini’s latest model? Many thanks.

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Emma,

      I did not experience this with my Bellini and have never had it happen using a thermomix or a thermochef. Target usually have a bellini on display so you should be able to have a good look at one before you buy. I have not tried, seen or used the new Bellini Super Cook Kitchen Master.

  5. Lisa says:

    I have to admit, I’m scared of the Thermomix. Such an awful lot of money …. I expect it to really deliver. What tempts me to buy one is not the all-in-one-replaces-all-your-other-machines-hype. It can’t slow cook, can’t pressure cook, can’t bake, can’t juice and can’t slice. For my family of 6 (5 males) I can’t imagine the bowl will be large enough to cook in. Certainly not enough to do a double meal in. So I would keep my crockpot, my pressure cooker, my juicer, my food processor, my juicer and still use my stovetop and my oven. I guess I wouldn’t use my blender anymore, but as its an interchangeable part of my food processor I’m not saving anything here.

    What I do like it’s the ability to cook clean, the inbuilt scales and the onboard recipes (TM5) that MAY make me think about letting my boys prepare meals. And that it encourages trying of new recipes like hollandaise sauce and lemon curd etc. I like the idea of risotto but like the sauces, don’t make it now so would I after a TM purchase?

    I can imagine using it to prepare curry pastes, which I do now but maybe the TM could spend that up for me? I just can’t justify the expense for what I see as my limited use. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe havoc one would open my eyes? Would I be just as happy with a Thermochef, especially since it’s less than half the price?