The Thermomix has been a popular kitchen aid for many years, combining the functions of numerous kitchen machines in just one device. However, the all-in-one machines from Vorwerk also have their price. We are introducing some alternatives to the Thermomix, some of which are significantly cheaper.
Current model of the Thermomix, the TM6, currently costs 1,359 euros – including a cookbook, cooking course and access to an online portal. If you would like to have a universal kitchen helper in your home but are not prepared to spend that much, you have a range of alternatives that offer similar functions and can make cooking much easier.
Inexpensive Thermomix alternatives
In order to maintain the basic functions of the Thermomix, you can also use much cheaper devices. Many less expensive models concentrate on basic functions such as cooking, cooking, stirring, etc. as well as setting speed, temperature and steaming time.
However, features such as online connection, touchscreen control, own apps or guided cooking are often missing. Features such as the integrated scales offered by the Thermomix are often missing in inexpensive models. In principle, it can be said that you can definitely get the dishes you prepare with a Thermomix with cheaper alternatives.
Krups Prep & Cook
With the multifunctional kitchen machine Prep & Cook *, Krups has a model in its range that costs around half the price of the Thermomix, but can do a lot. With a motor output of 1,550 watts and a maximum temperature of 150 degrees Celsius, the Prep & Cook offers 12 automatic programs as well as a manual mode. For example, homemade ice cream and many other desserts are possible. The machine enables 14 speed levels and thus offers a lot of possibilities.
You have to do without the integrated scales of the Thermomix – and those who rely on the control via app have to resort to a significantly more expensive variant with Prep & Cook. If you can do without these features, however, you have found an inexpensive alternative in this device.
Krups Cook4Me: The affordable alternative
With the Cook4Me *, Krups has a cheaper and simpler alternative in its range. The multi-function cooker offers 50 preprogrammed recipes, each of which can be prepared for two, four or six people, and guides you step by step to the recipe you want. It offers a capacity of six liters, a usable volume of four liters and an output of 1600 watts. For absolute novices or those who don’t like cooking, the device could be a worthwhile option that can be obtained cheaply (the Cook4Me set on Amazon currently costs around 125 euros).
Kenwood Kcook Multi: Solid all-rounder
With the Kenwood Kcook Multi CCL401WH *, Kenwood launched a food processor that can also be used to prepare all Thermomix recipes. The Kenwood model offers the same basic functions as the original, but costs less than half as much. The machine enables mixing, cutting, kneading, stirring and cooking and is supplied with a stainless steel container with a capacity of 4.5 liters and a compartment for steaming with a capacity of 7.2 liters. A free app with over 150 recipes is also available, Kcook Multi. In addition, cooking is made easier by the integrated scales, so you should definitely get similar culinary results as with the Thermomix.
Klarstein Grand Prix: Alternative to the Thermomix
If you want it even cheaper, you should take a closer look at the Klarstein GrandPrix multifunction kitchen machine *, which, in addition to the basic functions, also has an integrated scale. You shouldn’t expect the same power as with high-priced devices, but with an output of 1000 watts and 12 power levels, it delivers solid performance when cooking, etc.
KitchenAid Artisan Cook Processor
KitchenAid is best known for its classic kitchen machines with a retro look. But the US manufacturer has also jumped on the trend of cooking machines and has given its Artisan Cook Processor * a cooking function. While the device does not differ much from other Thermomix alternatives in terms of its basic functions and accessories, it stands out thanks to its design in six different colors. This is based on the classic KitchenAid kitchen appliance from the 1930s. So if you prefer retro rather than high-tech design in your kitchen, you could be happy with the Cook Processor.
Kenwood Cooking Chef Gourmet and Moulinex
But even those who are willing to spend a little more have a choice of alternatives to the Thermomix. The Kenwood Cooking Chef Gourmet KCC9060S * food processor , for example, is roughly in the same price segment . It enables a temperature of 20 to 180 degrees Celsius, an induction plate should ensure shorter cooking times. The Cooking Chef Gourmet KCC9060S kitchen machine offers 24 preset programs and an output of 1500 watts. The price also includes accessories such as K-hooks, professional balloon whisk, dough hook and two stirring elements.
With the Moulinex hf9001 i-companion *, Moulinex offers a comparable Thermomix alternative.
SILVERCREST® kitchen machine Monsieur Cuisine Connect
Lidl also offers an alternative to the well-known Thermomix. As with Thermomix, the Monsieur Cuisine Connect * has built-in WiFi and the COOKING PILOT function can be used to download recipes and free updates. There is also a step-by-step guide so that the recipes can easily succeed. The machine has a 7 inch touchscreen display and 3 automatic programs. “Monsieur Cuisine Connect” comes with an integrated kitchen scale.
CHEFBOT COMPACT: Alternative to the Thermomix
An alternative to the Thermomix for less than 300 € is the ” CHEFBOT COMPACT ” *. The machine comes with 10 speeds and a 100 recipe book. With this machine you can cook, knead, grind, steam and sauté at a temperature of 37 ° C to 120 ° C. The handling is kept simple and all accessories are dishwasher safe.
AIFEEL multifunction kitchen machine with cooking function
The AIFEEL food processor * can actually do everything: chop, mash, sear, grind, warm up, mix, boil, stir, steam cook, poach, knead and cook at low temperatures or keep warm, ferment, cook precisely and cook slowly. The device comes with an integrated scale and an adjustable timer from 1 second to 90 minutes. You can choose from 12 speeds and a temperature of 30 ° C to 120 ° C.
IKOHS CHEFBOT TOUCH
IKOHS CHEFBOT TOUCH * comes with ten speeds and 100 pre-installed recipes. This model has the advantage of a WIFI connection and the recipes can be updated, re-downloaded or even shared with other CHEFBOT TOUCH users. In addition, the machine offers a total capacity of 3.5 l and a cooking capacity of 2.3 l as well as a maximum temperature of 120 ° C.
Thermomix alternative: conclusion
If it doesn’t necessarily have to be the original Thermomix for you, you definitely have a large selection of alternatives, some of which are cheaper and of comparable quality – especially if they can do without extra features such as an integrated scale or app and online connection.
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