April 17, 2011 by

Thermomix Varoma on video

Thermomix bimby varoma video

screenshot from the Vorwerk promotional video for Varoma

A little eye-candy about the Thermomix Varoma may not be everyone’s idea of must-see video, but for some people, this promotional clip from Vorwerk (below) helps answer the oft-asked question “What is a Varoma?”

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What makes this video worth watching?

  • The promo video introduces the Varoma to people who are researching Thermomix. Yes — this is a slick promotional clip from Vorwerk (manufacturer of Thermomix). No — I don’t work for Thermomix or Vorwerk. But (hello!) — there are many “Thermo-Seekers” who visit here each day to research the super kitchen machine before buying. This video is now part of that research.
  • The Thermomix Varoma is a cleverly designed steamer that sits atop the TM31 machine. (It’s not always there, just at the times when you need it.) Despite its revolutionary odd shape, the Varoma adds important functionality to Thermomix and greatly extends its ‘reach’ in the kitchen. (psst… Varoma is included with each Thermomix sold, it is not an add-on.) If you don’t yet own a Thermomix, this video gives a glimpse into the Varoma’s design and into some of its function. (Savvy Thermomix fans have found many more uses for the Varoma than are shown in the video…)
  • For those who already own a Thermomix, this video may serve as a little reminder about getting friendly with your Varoma.

Want more?

  • Are you wondering about the use of “plastics” in the Varoma? This was a big question in my mind as I was researching to buy Thermomix. There is more about foodsafe polypropolene parts used in Thermomix in a discussion on the forum.  (This information helped me a great deal, if you are thinking about buying a Thermomix, I recommend you check it out.)
  • Important questions about cooking with Varoma are asked and answered on the forum. These include discussions about the best speed to use with Varoma, and more.
  • Cook along with this easy video recipe for a traditional Spanish fish while demonstrating the Varoma in action.
  • Are you a Thermomix fan? How do you use your Varoma?

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See 14 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

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    StephBerg 18 April 2011 at 4:18 am (PERMALINK)

    Hi Helene,
    Thank you for sharing this clip! The Varoma is unfortunately the most under utilised accessory to the Thermomix. Those owners that embrace their Varoma do really get the benefits and use out of it!! I know as mine sat unused for 6 months and then once I started using it now I can’t stop lol!!! I use mine at least 4 or 5 times each week. Love the pears with chocolate hearts or “poaching” eggs in silicone cupcake cases – perfect result every time!!! Lentil Moussaka is a must try from the varoma full steam ahead cookbook even the hard core meat lovers rave about it.

    The Festive flavours cookbook had a recipe for warmed brie with lemon basil dressing.. a wheel of brie on a piece of parchment in the Varoma steamed till all warm gooey and heavenly when you put the knife into it!!!

    I just love it when customers come back and say they are up and running with their Varoma… layered cooking just brilliant. Dylan is desperate to do a you tube with the Varoma so stay tuned!!!

    Great work as always Helene!!

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 18 April 2011 at 12:27 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thanks so much to you StephBerg for taking time to chat about the Varoma. I went running to the Full Steam Ahead book to check out the Lentil Moussaka and yes, it looks so good you can almost taste the photo on page 133! I love the sound of your suggestion from the Festive Flavours book too, though I haven’t seen the book yet. Will watch out for Dylan’s next release :)

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    Mara 18 April 2011 at 3:09 pm (PERMALINK)

    I agree 100% with Steph. The Varoma is an amazing complement to the TM31 and once you ‘ve tried it you can’t stop using it more and more. I have the older model and I’m really looking for an excuse to buy the new one all-plastic with the transparent lid.
    Thanks again, Helene, for making all these wonderful findings available to everyone.
    Oh, and I’m also looking forward to a new chef Dylan video!

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    Tenina 18 April 2011 at 4:37 pm (PERMALINK)

    Hey this is hilarious, I know a lot of these girls at the end now from my trip, about to go again. What fun! Bummer I wasnt in it as well! hahaha. Where did you find this one Helene, you are a sneaky little blogger!

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 18 April 2011 at 6:51 pm (PERMALINK)

    Oh you Tenina you! I can see you fitting right in with that crowd. What a fun-loving bunch they are, and a perfect counterpoint to the slick presentation that precedes them. (They are like the exclamation mark at the end of the video, aren’t they just?) Lucky you, you get to play with these people on a regular basis!

    Not so sneaky, not so little either, lol. YouTube is full of surprises, some are worthy of mentioning… and some not. This little gem came up by accident when I was looking for something else. Bonus!
    ps – I love my job too ;-)

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    StephBerg 19 April 2011 at 7:58 am (PERMALINK)

    Va Ro Maaaa Have had that tune stuck in my head for 24 hours now!!!! lol

    Helene try the Lentil Moussaka you wont regret it and then you will start improvising all sorts of moussaka!

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    Nora 22 April 2011 at 2:00 pm (PERMALINK)

    Hi Helene !

    Your blog is a gem with all those great videos and recipes!
    In one of the french Thermomix recipe books, they do bread with the Varoma. Just put your raised dough in a tin that fits in (or a plate) and cook for 45 min with 1.5L of water in the bowl… It makes a white looking bread but is great for kids who don’t like the crust…

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    Abel 24 April 2011 at 1:29 am (PERMALINK)

    FYI, Helene, the link to “safe plastics” doesn’t seem to be working.

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 24 April 2011 at 9:25 am (PERMALINK)

    Thanks Abel, fixed now!

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 24 April 2011 at 9:44 am (PERMALINK)

    Thanks Nora — I wish I could magically translate all the Thermomix cookbooks and share recipes with Thermomix fans around the world! Thank goodness there are so many helpful blogs and sites out there, and the fantastic forum too!

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    Madame Thermomix 30 April 2011 at 1:01 am (PERMALINK)

    Many thanks for reopening the discussion on plastics in the Thermomix, Helene. I have tried unsuccessfully so far to confidently reassure a potential customer as to the safety of the plastic xxx polypropelene (!) used in the Varoma steamer, the internal steamer basket and the measuring cup, despite being 100% conident that Vorwek would never use anything that presented any risks to its beloved customers. The forum thread thoroughly deals with the topic and I will send the link to my customer and try to get her on board. Many thanks to the fabulous English language Thermomix forum and all its helpful contributors! See my latest blog post where I use my Varoma for steaming Jersey Royal new potatoes and fresh British asparagus to kick off our celebration of the Royal Wedding ;-)

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    ThermomixBlogger Helene 30 April 2011 at 9:24 pm (PERMALINK)

    Hi Madame – Good effort on the plastics issue, I hope we can all help to put your friend’s mind at ease. The plastics issue was SUCH a biggie for me too before buying Thermomix. All was fine after I had the super machine in the kitchen, using it each day and also, on reading that specificforum thread.

    Enjoyed your Royal Varoma Veggies too, by the way. (Somehow fitting too, don’t you think, that the non-British Hollandaise should left off the plate in the end?)

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