QUOTE (~kacee~ @ 19/11/2012, 09:44 AM)
I just researched this quite a bit. The top of the range are the magimix food processors - but they are around $700 or so. We didn't want to spend that much. We ended up getting a breville kitchen wizz pro. Myer often has them 10% off, and thebest I've seen them from myer is 20% off - $400 (full price is $499).
We've had it about 2 months now, and have used it a lot. The quad blade is great for doing our own minces (chicken and topside steak so far), I've made sorbet, icecream (frozen fruit on its own, or with some cream and sugar), plus the usual coleslaw, etc. There is a smaller bowl that's good for dips and sauces, and the blades all come in a big box that makes storage easy. Draw backs are that it's a big machine - we keep the base on the bench at all times, and the containers and blades in a cupboard. I've noticed the quad blade is getting a few little nicks in it, but I presume it can be re-sharpened? Also, you can't grate cheese in it, but I don't think you can in many processors??
Let me know if I can give you any more info
Thanks for this, I finally found the price for the magimix (thankfully they have them at myer
) I will probably keep it on the bench as well so the heaviness of it isn't too much of an issue. I did read about not being able to grate cheese, but I don't grate cheese - that is why they sell pkts of grated cheese for
QUOTE (noi'mnot @ 19/11/2012, 09:55 AM)
I have a crappy food processor for now, and I'm saving up for a magimix. In all of my research they got the best reviews and have the best warranty. I'm not sure if Myer have them, but it would be worth getting one on sale (when the have a sale on) if they do.
Myer do sell all three models.
QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 19/11/2012, 10:09 AM)
The thermomix blades are easy to clean if you know how, there are tricks of the trade with that deluxe piece of machinery so I doubt you would have got a full understanding of it's functions/usage/cleaning etc from using a borrowed one without some expert tutoring.
You could rightly think you would be able to use it intuitively as you are an experienced cook but it is unique and there is a bit of learning involved as it is so multifunctioned.
I use mine for food processing mainly and it's great.
ok, well I have been to a few demos plus actually used it a number of times before this week, it was just that I had it for the full the week to use whenever. And like I had suspected I didn't like it that much, for cooking part of it, nor did I actually like the way it chopped my veggies (leaving big chunks of basil, and onion for a start) If I'm only going to use it as a food processor then I would rather spend $1K on the top of the range magimix. And I don't think it is that unique nor is there a lot of learning involed, that is the point it is so darn easy. If I had used the thermo to actually cook more of meals durning the week and not really just like a food processor I would actually spend the extra for the Hot Mix Pro which is a far a surprior (sp?) machine then the current thermomix model is by far. (for a start the range of degrees is lower and higher, and it goes up by 1 degree not preset options)
QUOTE (galba @ 19/11/2012, 10:12 AM)
My friend just got the Jamie Oliver machine with the chopping tower.
I have a thermomix but was very impressed with hers - she can get julienne carrots!!
Thanks for that I will look at that as well.
QUOTE (Ehill @ 19/11/2012, 10:15 AM)
Dont get the big Kenwood one. I hate mine.
The blades are not sharp enough and the middle stem that holds everything on is just plain stupid the way it comes out. Dumb design and makes it really clumsy when you stop and start. I think mine was $450 and I could happily blow it up. In fact I am praying it does and then I am going for a Thermomix! So many pieces to clean too.
Thank you so much for this, I 'm sorry it is a PITA for you but I will stay clear of that. I know my mum's old kenwood is still working good (it had crossed my mind to buy one of them) but that doesn't mean the new one will. (I also remember it being a pain to add the juicer to it, thankfully my blender it good for a making smoothy's I don't really make juice as such)