Thermomix tops foodie gift list:


I must have been too busy making a Thermomix Christmas card last week because somehow this exciting bit of news slipped past and was almost lost amongst the e-clutter on my desk. It’s not exactly “big news” but it is significant news for those of us who would like to see more Thermomix in Canada. (Thanks to Jennifer Schell at Kelowna Capital News for bringing this to my attention.)

When not in the kitchen, most foodies and wannabe-chefs across North America can be found consuming an indulgence of the virtual kind — educational eye-candy delivered  by the food network. Be in on TV or online, the food network hosts all the best programs catering to food culture and is a mecca for gourmands and gourmets of all tastes. In last week’s food network blog post of ultimate gifts for foodies, guess which item topped the list???

Thermomix mentioned on food network

Yes, that’s right —  Thermomix takes another big step forward in Canada, as it’s named the #1 gift for ultimate foodies by’s blogger Catherine Jheon.

Here’s what blogger Jheon had to say:

“Thermomix — the ultimate cooking machine! Scratch that, it’s a cooking monster. Manufactured by the German company Vorwerk, it’s a multi-purpose machine used for chopping, mixing, kneading, simmering, boiling and steaming. You name it, it can pretty much do it. That means you can get rid of all your other kitchen gadgets — this baby is all you need.  All the top chefs have reputedly used one including Ferran Adria and our own Bob Blumer (see note). The only downside is the price tag. It retails for about $1,600! The upside? Think of all the counter space you’ll free up.”

Thermomix on food network foodie gift list

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  • Bob Blumer and Thermomix:
    food network blogger Catherine Jheon mentions that celebrity chef and cookbook author Bob Blumer uses Thermomix. To substantiate this ‘fact’ I opted to ask Bob Blumer who told me himself that: “as it happens, i used a Thermomix extensively a few years ago when i ran a disposable surreal restaurant in Paris for a week. It belonged to my sous chef, and we used it for all sorts of things. I was very impressed.”  That said, he has not used one since..
  • read the entire article on the blog at
  • see Jennifer Schell’s list at Kelowna Capital News

See 8 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Mara December 18, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    Way to go! I love reading this sort of Thermomix news, although I think that JHeon falls reaaally short when listing the “upside”.. but still enjoyed reading it. And I also loved reading that Jennifer Schell named hers Klaus, that’s so cute. But to me tHERmomix is a she… not that I’m ultra feminist, it’s just that in Spain SHE is called “la Thermomix”. I daresay the same goes for France, but I’m not 100% sure. I do know that Bimby is a she in Portugal (“a Bimby”) but a he in Italy (“il Bimby”).
    In Spain, Bimby (also a she) is also what they call the little toy Thermomix for kids (mine are definitely getting one next year, when the girls are a bit older) wich looks exactly the same as your favorite super kitchen machine but doesn’t really cook.
    Bet you liked that piece of trivia.

  2. A Canadian Foodie December 18, 2010 at 7:04 am #

    How DID I miss it, too! Thankas. Helene!

  3. ThermomixBlogger Helene December 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Hi Mara: Yes, you are right. The article doesn’t say much, but it’s an important one for Canadians because it appears on a prominent website and will help get Thermomix known to a country that is waaaay behind in this regard. Loved reading your info about the ‘gender’ of Thermomix in different countries. Again, I so appreciate the unique perspective you offer, as someone who grew up using the machine in Spain. (For avid Thermomix fans, such info is NOT trivial!) I love the name “Klaus” too, but for me, the Bimby is an ‘it’. Or as in German, a “das”… the third and neutral gender.

    I suppose we might expect a debate about all this at the next Mundo Thermomix convention ;-)

  4. Cliff December 23, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Our local news paper recently described the Thermomix as the Rolls Royce of all kitchen appliances, gave it a good wrap, bagged the “hefty price tag” then finished off by declaring the Thermomix a “cult item” only available through Tupperware.

    Thankfully they did include the correct phone number… but Tupperware? Come on!

  5. ThermomixBlogger Helene December 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Wow Cliff – that’s somewhat shocking — how hard can it be to research Thermomix online and find TONS of credible information? Did they have a real live journalist write the article, or what?! I can’t believe such irresponsible reporting in this day and age!

  6. Cookie1 January 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    A consumer magazine here in Australia did an article on Thermomix recently. They said they wanted to give it 5 out of 5 but wouldn’t because of the price. The article was all in favour of the machine.

  7. Samantha April 15, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    I just love the thermomix. (Helene) Mine is named Lola!!! My daughter loves charlie and lola. So quick, made a healthy dinner in just five minutes!!! Especially since I work full time, great time saver.

  8. ThermomixBlogger Helene April 16, 2012 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Samantha — so glad you are enjoying your Thermomix. Hard to believe this machine gets even MORE use as time goes on. Unlike so many that fall by the way after the initial honeymoon period. Keep on mixing!!!