Are there alternatives to the Thermomix

Say goodbye to Tupperware parties, Thermomix parties are the latest and greatest. The Thermomix is truly a cooking revolution, boasting over ten million users around the world, and over 400,000 in Australia alone the Thermomix is a device that does it all. From blending to blitzing to kneading to heating a Thermomix takes the guesswork out of cooking and in their words “makes every cook shine.”

Launching in Australia in 2001, whilst hesitation over its hefty price tag is normal, Thermomix converts argue that it is worth every cent.

Here is a rundown of ten alternatives that are on the market. 

10. Tefal Cuisine Companion

Price: $799

Pros

  • 6 auto functions
  • 37°C to 120°C temperature range
  • 500W motor, 1000W heating power
  • Turbo and pulse functions
  • 2.5L capacity
  • 500W motor, 1550W heating power

Cons

  • Separate scales to the unit

9. Kitchenaid Cook Processor

Price: $2099

Pros

  • 4.5L Capacity
  • Electronic cooking temperature gauge
  • Dishwasher safe bowl
  • 6 cooking modes plus manual cooking functions
  • 17 functions
  • Stir assist
  • 40°C to 140°C temperature range

Cons

  • Difficult to use without a proper demonstration 
  • Makes a loud noise when stirring
  • No turbo function

Best for: families

8. Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker CPE200

Price: $149

Pros

  • Non-stick pot
  • 5.7L capacity 
  • 8 cooking functions
  • 23.5 hr timer

Cons

  • Only has a heating function
  • Heat cooking only

Best for: cooking only

7. Kogan ThermoBlend Elite

Price: $349

Pros

  • 30°C to 120°C temperature range
  • 10 useful functions
  • Built-in scale
  • 500W motor, 1000W heating power

Cons

  • Small 2L capacity
  • Poor quality 
  • No turbo function

Best for: small families

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6. Optimum Thermocook

Price: $1210

Pros

  • 20 features
  • Temperature range 37°C to 120°C
  • LED screen
  • 2 year warranty
  • 1000W power capacity
  • DIY Program 

Cons

  • 2L capacity
  • Separate scales

Best for: everyone

5. ThermoChef

Price: $795

Pros

  • Temperature range 37°C to 100°C
  • Integrated scales
  • 2-year warranty 
  • 550W motor, 1000W heating power

Cons

4. MyCook Premium

Price: $1890

Pros

  • 17 functions
  • 40ºC to 120ºC
  • 800W Motor, 1000W heating power
  • Turbo function
  • Integrated scales

Cons

3. Bosch MCM3200W

Price $125

Pros

  • 2.3L capacity
  • 800W food processor
  • Dishwasher proof parts
  • Pulse function
  • Ice crush function

Cons

2. Kenwood kCook Multi Smart Thermocooker

Price: $1499

Pros

  • 1500W power
  • 4.5L capacity
  • Stir tool
  • 30ºC to 180ºC temperature range
  • 6 pre-set programs

Cons

  • Relatively expensive for the number of functions

Best for: everyone

1. Kenwood Cooking Chef

Price: $699

Pros

  • 3 year warranty
  • 1500W
  • Temperature range 20°C to 140°C

Cons

  • 4 auto programs
  • No scales
  • No turbo function
  • No heating function

Lottie DalzielLottie Dalziel, is a 4AM riser and coffee-addict who lives and breathes all things food. When she isn't reading up on the latest trends in sustainability or discovering ways to upcycle almost anything, you can find her by the beach, cooking up a storm or adding to her abundant (some would say out of control) plant collection.