December 02, 2010 by

Double-walled glasses for Thermomix kitchens

Thermomix fans can simply head over to the coffee section of their local kitchenware store for this helpful “tool tip”.

I recently discovered a super practical addition to my Thermomix kitchen by way of double-wall glassware which is being marketed primarily to coffee lovers.

In the same way as the Thermo Server keeps our Thermomix meals hot or cold for extended periods, these double-walled glasses have thermal properties perfectly suited for Thermomix cooks.

Trudeau double wall glasswareHow is this useful to Thermomix fans?
One of the most popular uses for Thermomix is the quick and easy natural sorbets made at home. In the past, it was always a bit of a rush to get all the sorbet served before melting began. Especially on hot days! By using double wall glassware, the thawing period is greatly extended and everyone enjoys a colder, longer-lasting frozen treat from the Thermomix.

I stumbled upon two sizes of double wall glasses made by Trudeau at my local kitchen shop while shopping for a new coffee carafe. Trudeau makes a few sizes and designs, but it’s two simple ones that best suit the needs of Thermomix owners.  The tall is a 480 ml size and short glass in photos at right is 312 ml. The insulating properties of these will provide much use during times of hot weather treats and desserts.

In addition to performing well for hot and cold treats, double-walled glasses also help by showing off the gorgeous colors and textures of your fresh-fruit sorbets and iced treats. (And the rounded inner bottom also makes an ordinary hot cuppa coffee or tea all the more alluring.) Only slightly higher in price than your average glass, I found these to be highly functional and a most rewarding purchase. Highly recommended for any Thermomix kitchen.

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See 22 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

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    Quirky Jo 3 December 2010 at 3:42 am (PERMALINK)

    These look great! And pretty too :) Wonder where you could get them over here?

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    A Canadian Foodie 3 December 2010 at 5:25 am (PERMALINK)

    I like this section of your site, Helene. I have the smallest version of these (usually seen holding tea) but I bought them for desserts and to use as verrines… soups, etc… but I honestly did not realize there was a thermo benefit ! Love them! And, Jo – I am sure you can find them at any upscale Kitchen or coffee or tea supply store or shop. I saw them all over Europe last summer.
    :)
    Valerie

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 3 December 2010 at 10:04 am (PERMALINK)

    The Trudeau brand is available in 40 countries but hard to tell which from their website… If you can’t find this brand, there are others available. Just ask at your local gourmet kitchenware shop.

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    Mara 3 December 2010 at 1:08 pm (PERMALINK)

    So smart to use them for sorbet. Love the idea. Bodum also makes doble-walled glasses and mugs.

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 3 December 2010 at 9:50 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thanks Mara, you are right — other companies do make this type of glass as well. However… there’s a reason I specifically mention the Trudeau glasses here. I’m sure you can guess what’s coming next (wink wink…)

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    Mara 4 December 2010 at 9:32 am (PERMALINK)

    Cool!
    I’d love some Trudeau double-walled glasses -or any fancy glasses at all- because the earthquake in february and a couple of the strong replicas left me with very few glasses left (the “good” ones, of course) and I haven’t had the time to go shopping for replacements.

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 4 December 2010 at 11:51 am (PERMALINK)

    So sorry to hear this earthquake story Mara — but glad your family wasn’t hurt. Stay tuned… I think you might like the next blog giveaway to be announced soon…

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    Mara 4 December 2010 at 12:00 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thanks for your simpathy, Helene, but the glasses and a few other material things were all I lost in the earthequake so I consider myself extremely lucky.
    Looking forward to the next giveaway, I’m going to be like Gretchen all over.

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    Bernadine 5 December 2010 at 9:01 pm (PERMALINK)

    Dammit!!! Just HAD to go out and buy them didn’t I!!! Not cheap, and could only find the in boxes of 8!!

    But… They’re fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the idea!!!

    Cheers
    Bernadine
    ps – sending photo of my dessert tonight!
    my dessert tonight

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    Cookie1 5 December 2010 at 9:38 pm (PERMALINK)

    What lateral thinking. I have 6 of these and we love them. I first saw them in the Barossa Valley a couple of years ago and had to buy some. As someone has said the brand here is Bodum.
    I will be using mine for sorbet etc from now on. Thank you again.

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    Pip 6 December 2010 at 3:32 am (PERMALINK)

    The best ones are the Bodum Pavina glasses – they come in 250 ml, 460 ml and gorgeous little 80 ml ones – and come in pairs so you can build a good collection

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    Cookie1 6 December 2010 at 10:33 pm (PERMALINK)

    Wow, can you imagine having a set of all sizes of these glasses in your kitchen. The thermomix wouldn’t know which to fill first!

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 6 December 2010 at 10:40 pm (PERMALINK)

    Oh no, oh yes, oh no … Cookie1 is at it again! Watch out everyone… I think this new giveaway has unleashed a monster! :-)

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    bernadine & John 8 December 2010 at 9:54 pm (PERMALINK)

    LOL – go Cookie! I bought my glasses in Tanunda in the Barossa Valley – Wholers http://www.postcards-sa.com.au/features/wohlers.html
    Their website is basic, but their shop/showroom is FANTASTIC and they have an amazing range of stuff.
    Also… they have the Bodum glasses in boxes of 8 at 40% off at the moment!!

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    bernadine & John 8 December 2010 at 10:04 pm (PERMALINK)

    PS – sorry about the posts…. I used my double walled glass for soup today for lunch! Perfect!!

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    AndieP 11 December 2010 at 10:03 am (PERMALINK)

    These are fantastic, and your ideas are great – perfect for Thermomix recipes.

    I have several sizes and shapes of the various Bodum tumblers as well as the cups and mugs. I use the largest mugs constantly (Bodum “Bistro” 15 ounce mug), and the smaller 10 ounce, especially for serving some of my more elderly friends who find these easier to grip than a tumbler.
    I want to add that the first generation of these products were not intended for use in the microwave and had a very small clear plastic sticker on the bottom that advised “Not for microwave” but the newer ones, produced since early ’09 are microwave safe and will say so on the box but not on the individual pieces.

    The tallest, 21 ounce ice tea glasses make a spectacular parfait presentation when the fillings are light and fluffy. The smaller tall “Assam” cooler/beer glasses present a layered dessert that has denser ingredients. I’ve made layered gelatin molds in these with great success, chilling the glasses first before adding the cooling gelatin.

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    ercilia 3 January 2011 at 10:43 am (PERMALINK)

    hallo,ik ben ercilia ikwill graag weet waar kan ik de bimby koop.groetjes ercilia

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 3 January 2011 at 12:03 pm (PERMALINK)

    Hallo Ercilia – de beste manier om Thermomix is om contact met de fabrikant. U vindt een link onderaan deze pagina. Beste wensen!

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    ercilia 3 January 2011 at 12:34 pm (PERMALINK)

    dank u wel

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    Nay-nay 31 January 2011 at 6:01 pm (PERMALINK)

    I found the Geminus brand at avancer.com to be the best value ~ 8x350ml for $59!! :)

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 31 January 2011 at 11:09 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thank you Nay-nay, that is brilliant! I took the liberty of adding a link to the product from your comment ;-)

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