Top 10 Thermomix alternatives you can buy

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If you want a Thermomix, you know you’ll have to pay through the nose. Top-of-the-line models retail for upwards of $2,000 and frankly not everyone can afford this luxury.

Now, if you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick recap. Thermomix is one of the most technologically advanced kitchen appliances in the market right now. It’s an all-in-one thermo cooker, food processor, plus blender and mixer − that can cook everything from starters to desserts in one go. It’s like having your own kitchen wizard, but it comes with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there are alternatives out there that get pretty close to doing the job of a Thermomix (or at least partly) for much less than what you’d pay for the real deal. Canstar Blue investigates some of the options for your consideration.

Top 10 Thermomix alternatives you can buy

  1. Kogan ThermoBlend Elite All-in-One Food Processor & Cooker: $199.99*
  2. ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker: $299*
  3. New Wave Thermochef Natura v2: $299*
  4. Ninja Food 8-in-1 Multi Cooker: $349*
  5. KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processo: $499*
  6. Bellini Supercook Wi-Fi Kitchen Master: $699*
  7. Kenwood Multi Smart Thermo Cooker & Multi Cooker: $750*
  8. Thermocook Pro-M 2.0: $849*
  9. Tefal i-Companion XL Cooking Food Processor: $1,899*
  10. Magimix Cook Expert: $2,299*

1. Kogan ThermoBlend Elite All-in-One Food Processor & Cooker − $199.99

Kogan ThermoBlend

This Kogan ThermoBlend food processor is the ultimate sous chef for your kitchen and costs only $199.99, an absolute steal compared to similar contraptions out there. It combines 10 appliances in one and comes with 21 functions, including steam, cook, jam, sauce, saute, dough, cake, ice crush, juice, puree, grind, emulsify, whip, mix, stir, blend, chop, shred, slice, knead and weigh. It can basically make any meal, as well as bread, desserts, jams, smoothies and more.

This model features a built-in scale and timer, smart speed control for processing different ingredients, a 30°C to 120°C temperature range and a 2L capacity to feed the whole family. To make clean-up easy, it’s also dishwasher-safe and comes with a stainless-steel cooking bowl and other utensils, plus the steam tray, lids and measuring cup are BPA-free. This also comes with a free recipe book!

2. ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker − $299

ALDI Mistral Thermo Cooker

3. OK, so ALDI’s Mistral Thermo Cooker is only available once or twice a year as part of the supermarket chain’s Special Buys, but it’s worth hanging out for, if online reviews are anything to go by. It usually sells for $299, or just 13% of the price of the Thermomix TM6 ($2,269). ALDI’s alternative is described as an eight-in-one appliance that can steam, blend, chop, mix, knead, saute and boil.

This cult cooker comes with a 2L stainless steel bowl, built-in scale function, chopping blade, mixing tool, steamer unit, an 800W motor, reverse function, 1000W of heating power and a recipe book.

3. New Wave Thermochef Natura v2 − $299

New Wave Thermochef Natura v2

The Thermochef can help you whip up all kinds of meals in a jiffy. It has the functions of more than 10 different appliances in one unit and comes with 14 cooking settings to beat eggs, soften butter, boil, bake cakes, grate and melt chocolate, chop, crush ice, heat, juice, knead, mince, steam veggies, saute and more.

This model is boasted for being extra quiet and for its heating technology, which has a ‘low speed 1’ option for auto-cooking and pulse function to mix and chop ingredients at a high speed. This New Wave Thermochef also features a powerful 1500W motor, and comes with a cooking basket, steam tray, heat-resistant mixing tool, spatula and cook book with over 200 recipes to choose from. This model sells for $299 at Dick Smith and various online retailers.

4. Ninja Food 8-in-1 Multi Cooker − $349

Ninja Food 8-in-1 Multi Cooker

This Ninja multi cooker (OP300) can grill, steam, bake, roast, pressure cook, air fry, slow cook and do basically everything else you can think of. It’s also claimed to be one of the only pressure cookers that crisps. It uses TenderCrisp Cooking Technology which basically combines pressure cooking and air frying to help you make your favourite meals (hello, brisket) both juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

It also features a 3.7L Cook & Crisp Basket, a 6L cooking pot and pressure and crisping lids. This model comes with a one-year warranty and is on sale on the Ninja website for $349.99.

5. KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor − $499

13 Cup Food Processor

This KitchenAid cook processor boasts a 13-cup food processor capacity and enough multi-functionality to cook whole meals in minutes. It comes with all your standard cooking modes from boiling, frying, steaming, stewing, and making dough, to chopping, mincing, pureeing, emulsifying, whipping, and more. It also features a 3-in-1 feed tube to reduce prep time and allow you to process a variety of ingredient shapes and sizes.

Last but not least, it comes with an externally adjustable ExactSlice lever, to easily adjust slicing thickness. This model (KFP1319) has garnered four-star customer reviews on the KitchenAid website and is currently on sale for $499. It’s available to purchase on Afterpay and zipPay.

6. Bellini Supercook Kitchen Master − $699

Supercook Wi-Fi Kitchen Master

This Supercook Wi-Fi Kitchen Master (BTMKM810X) is a multi-functional kitchen appliance that combines 13 cooking functions into one nifty device. The ‘Yumi’ control module is by far its standout feature. It allows you to connect your appliance to the Yumi app to download lots of recipes to try at home, with step-by-step instructions on what you need for preparation and updates on the cooking progress sent directly to your phone!

This model has 10 speed levels (including turbo), a 2L capacity – ideal for a family of four – and comes with a range of helpful accessories, including a kitchen scale, Supercook knife, whisk paddle, and more. This Bellini model is on sale for $699 through Supercook. Availability through regional partner shops.

7. Kenwood Multi Smart Thermo Cooker & Multi Cooker − $750

Kenwood Multi Smart Thermo Cooker & Multi Cooker

This Kenwood thermo cooker can offer you a smart cooking experience for much less. It features six cooking functions to allow you to cook different meals at the same time. You’ll be able to steam your fish and veggies, while also cooking sauces and preparing a salad or soup on the side − all with this one machine.

This model has an eight-hour maximum cooking time, 12 stir settings, and a wide temperature range from 30°-180°C to allow for everything from slow cooking to frying and browning. It has a 4.5L capacity bowl and 2.6L working capacity to serve up to eight people. This model is currently selling on Amazon for $750, with free delivery to certain areas. Bargain!

8. Thermocook Pro-M 2.0 − $849

Thermocook Pro-M 2.0:

The Thermocook Pro-M 2.0 has been dubbed as the compact Thermomix rival and has a dozen of convenient cooking modes to choose from, including all your standard beat, chop, blend, crush (hello frozen margaritas), cook, grind (your morning coffee), mince, emulsify, steam, stir, whip, and more.

It also has five pre-set programs for making jam, steaming, soup, and two kneading programs for dough. But what really sets this model apart from the rest, is its unique DIY function that memorises your favourite recipes! It also comes with all steaming attachments, a cooking basket, a plastic lid, a butterfly tool, a spatula and a jug. This model is on sale for $849 for a limited time, on eBay and Frothie.

9. Tefal i-Companion XL Cooking Food Processor − $1,899

Tefal i-Companion XL Cooking Food Processor

The Tefal i-Companion XL Connect Cooking Food Processor (FE90C) is more than a multi-functional food processor. It’s an all-in-one genius companion, equipped with four automatic programs to steam ingredients, make soups and broths, slow cook meals, and whip up pastries and dough, plus easy desserts.

It also features a 3L capacity (serves up to 10 people), Bluetooth connectivity to access recipes via a dedicated app, a streamlined control panel, a stainless bowl, and lid, as well as multiple blades for stirring, whisking, cooking, chopping, and more.

10. Magimix Cook Expert − $2,299

Magimix Cook Expert

This Magimix cooking food processor (7CO18900A) can prepare everything from starters to desserts so that you can enjoy the fun part of cooking − eating! It’s decked out with 12 automatic programs and an induction heating system to cook soups, risottos, stews, and purees, as well as cakes, bread, puddings, and more.

This little baby also has a two-hour keep warm function and boasts an energy-saving function that switches your appliance to automatic standby mode after two to eight minutes. It also works with the free Cook Expert app to allow you to create shopping lists, watch recipe demos, and more. This model sells for $2,299 on the Magimix website.

Thermomix vs other all-in-one cooking appliances

Nothing beats the wonders of the Thermomix – there, we said it. It’s generally considered as the most reliable, well-designed and smartest kitchen appliance out there. However, a slew of all-in-one cooking appliances have appeared on the market in recent years, some of which offer functions similar to the real deal, at a fraction of the price. So, if you’re looking to stretch your budget further these options are definitely worth considering, but do your research before you hand over your hard-earned cash!

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