What is a Thermomix demo and where do I get one?
Who needs to know about Thermomix demos?
About half this blog’s visitors are curious about how to buy a Thermomix. (The other half already own it.) For many, it’s a big surprise to learn that Thermomix is not sold in stores or online, but through local representatives (consultants) who demonstrate the machine’s abilities at home, in the kitchens of those who want to know more.
Why is a Thermomix demo necessary?
The direct sales model is proven to work well, as everyone can touch, see, smell and taste for themselves before deciding to buy. The machine is capable of much more than people realize and there is much to be gained from seeing a qualified and experienced consultant put the machine through its paces. There’s an all-round benefit here: customers who learn from experts will get full use of their machines, and enjoy their kitchens that much more. Vorwerk who produces the machine relies on its demonstrators to provide one-to-one front-line support which saves money while building greater customer satisfaction.
No worries. Seriously, it’ll be more fun than you think!
Thermomix demos are known to be relaxed gatherings where friends share food, drinks and new cooking ideas in a low-pressure home setting. The hardest part of hosting or attending a Thermomix demo is probably deciding to let it happen. The rest is simply fun.
Thermomix demo/party sales model is not for everyone… but it’s the only way.
It’s understandable that not everyone will jump to order an in-home Thermomix demo because frankly, we might be hesitant to have a “stranger” (aka Thermomix demonstrator) come into our house for dinner.
Any sane person would probably get a little jittery about letting that same stranger loose to cook up a storm in our kitchen (!) So if you are one of this blog’s many readers who has wondered about the Thermomix demo, take a deep breath now — and read on.
Questions about in-home Thermomix demos
- What kind of person will the demonstrator/consultant be?
- What will they cook? (Will this be ‘different’ food from what I’m used to?)
- How long will this demo take?
- Will I have to pay for anything?
- How ‘pushy’ will the consultant be?
- Will I feel obligated to buy an expensive machine?
- What will my friends think?
- What if I REALLY LIKE this Thermomix thing… how will my family react and how will we afford it?
Answers about Thermomix demos: follow links to peek inside real in-home demos
Thermomix demonstration procedures will vary slightly depending on where you live. And since I do not sell Thermomix and am not a demonstrator, I best defer to the experts:
- Friendly Thermomix demonstrators Bernie and John in South Australia have posted a page on their “Tick of Yum” blog about what happens at a Thermomix demonstration (Also don’t miss Bernie and John’s video snippet from a Thermomix demo in Adelaide.
- Read how a Canadian Foodie hosts Thermomix demos from home!
- Read a personal account (with photos) of a typical in-home demo
- Read how Kristen found and bought her Thermomix
- Thermmomix demo in Cairns, AU, via Aussie in a Swiss Kitchen
- Thermomix demo menu from Australia, via Brazen’s Blog
- A Thermomix demo review on Daily Gloss
- A Thermomix demo story from New Zealand
- To find a demonstrator near you for questions about booking a Thermomix demo click here.
What do YOU know about Thermomix demos?
Are you a demonstrator or a Thermomix customer who can tell us something about your Thermomix demonstration? (Maybe you have a demo photo to submit?) Please do comment below so we can all know more! Your comment might even inspire someone to ask for a demo ;-)