What is a Thermomix demo and where do I get one?

Who needs to know about Thermomix demos?

Thermomix demontration photosAbout 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:

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 ;-)

See 13 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Anne July 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I purchased my thermie last year, Bernadine was my consultant, what can I say she was great, made all feel relaxed it was just like a gathering of friends & we got to eat some great food. My daughter also purchased a thermie with Bernadine so we have have a few demos now, but they are with a good friend

  2. Quirky Jo July 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Thermomix demos are so much fun, both for the demonstrator and the demonstratees!! I love my ‘job’ – it’s so much fun blowing people’s minds!!! :D

  3. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Wow – great to hear from a Bernadine fan! I have never met any of these Thermomix demonstrators, but I can tell they are fun-loving people who enjoy cooking and good food as much as I do. Thermomix is such an effective ‘leveler’ isn’t’ it?… It serves all us gourmands equally well ;-)

  4. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I think that your deep knowledge of the machine (7 years!) and sincere (contagious) enjoyment of Thermomix is precisely what makes your ‘job’ so much fun Jo, and it’s what makes others want to have one too! It’s no wonder you are so in-demand for demos and specialty classes! I’m surprised you found time to visit here and leave a comment — thanks ;-)

  5. Anne July 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Thank god for thermie demonstrators, I keep learning everytime :}

  6. Busy Mum July 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    I have suffered thermy envy for a while now and hosted my first demo early this year. It was WONDERFUL! It was sooooo easy. I invited a few girl friends over for an Intimo preview in the morning, followed by a thermy demo at lunch time. All I had to do was relax with a few friends, provide some basic ingredients and offer my friends something to drink. So much yummy food! I am now desperate to buy a thermy but couldn’t afford it at the time. July’s 9mths interest free promo may be just the ticket I need to thermy ownership!

  7. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi Busy Mum – thanks for making time to share your personal, positive experience with others who might be wondering about doing or attending a demo. Sorry to hear that you don’t yet have a Thermomix, as it sounds like you already know who well it would serve you. But it’s hard to beat the interest-free offer (July 2011, Australia) isn’t it? I’m so glad you joined in on this discussion, as it’s fun to meet a “non owning” Thermomix enthusiast ;-)

  8. Helen July 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    I heard about thermomix, did some research and wanted to know more, so I sent an email to head office to ask for a demo. The consultant who came was great, there was no pressure to buy and my friends and I enjoyed a lovely meal while she showcased the Thermomix. It took me 12 months but I finally got my TMX! Having a Varoma demo tonight so my friends can see what I’m raving about!

  9. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 4, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Hi Helen – what a pleasure to read your note. It’s great to hear from someone who made the leap from being curious, to asking for a demo and then… waiting…. and practicing patience… and finally having a Thermomix of her own to play with! I trust you and your friends had a good time at last night’s Varoma demo. I bet you learned a thing or two from the demonstrator :) Plus, it’s a great time to turn Australian friends on to Thermomix when the terms are interest-free for the next nine months… )

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