There is no doubt that cooking with fresh, raw ingredients can be time consuming, and the pressures of everyday life can make it nigh on impossible to keep up the habit. Particularly for those with dietary requirements such as Gluten intolerance or FODMAP restrictions, cooking and eating healthily can become tedious. However, it doesn’t have to be. Designed in Germany, the Thermomix is an all purpose kitchen appliance that mixes, beats, grinds, steams, cooks, whips, and weighs. The beauty of the appliance is the ease with which it processes raw ingredients, so rather than buying rice flour for instance, one could simply use the Thermomix to turn rice to flour – saving money, and guaranteeing the quality of your ingredients.
Cooking with the Thermomix requires following specific and comprehensive instructions, which allow the user to simply set the desired time of blending, steaming, mixing, beating or otherwise, and then walk away. Although this paint-by-numbers approach may be a drawback for those who enjoy the process of cooking, there is no doubt that in terms of efficiency, catering to allergies and cooking from scratch, the Thermomix is the best thing on the market. The company even publish recipe books for specific allergies and diets, making cooking healthy and delicious allergen free food easier than ever.
Though the price tag may be intimidating, coming in at close to $2,000, the Thermomix managed to make an impact on the Australian market. The appliance is compact and easy to clean, hands-free, and easy to use, making it the ideal tool for the health and diet conscious.