On my ThermoFun Facebook page I asked the following question:
"In less than 10 words, tell us your absolute favourite Thermomix short cut / tip / handy hint / advice / warning...."
I have collated the responses here from the post. I hope the comments will help new owners.
- Have FUN! :)
- MC off + tomato + turbo = crime scene!!!
- Ensure the base is connected to the bowl when you go to put it on the TM unit.
- Turbo few seconds to remove last bit of food from blades.
- Put paper towel under lid of server - stops condensation drips.
- Put baking paper under lid when milling to keep seal clean.
- Turbo unused lemon bits at night for a good clean of your TM bowl.
- Don't accidentally leave MC in the TM bowl and turn on!
- Never forget to put your blades back in before starting up.
- A whole healthy meal in one pot cooked in 20 minutes!
- Chopping onion and garlic. No more tears!
- Press the + and - at the same time to clear the clock on TM31.
- I sit mine permanently on a square chopping board so that I can drag/move it without worrying about the scales in the feet.
- Quick clean - dishwasher gel + 2lt water = no bubbles and clean!
- Never turn the speed above 4 with the butterfly in. It's not pretty!
- The $5 green brush is worth purchasing.
- Store butterfly and MC in TM basket inside the TM bowl, avoids chopping if turned on, slide spatula on handle so parts are together - store varoma on top - you'll be more inspired to use it!
- Follow your recipes to the 'T' when you are a beginner!
- 4 secs between salad and dip!
- You can always process a bit more.... no undo button!!
- Use it every day!
- Add milk to chocolatey bowl, whizz and heat.
- Find one job that your Thermie can do for every meal.
- Avoid over processing!
- Don't forget the bowl under the basket when draining butter
- Potato glue is not nice! Don't over process mashed potatoes!
- Peeling garlic!
- 3 different icey cocktails in under 5 minutes....
- Lift it to shift it!
- Don't forget to use the Reverse button when you don't want mush!
- Enjoy it and do not be scared of it.
- Remember Time, Temperature and Speed in that order (TTS)
- Use your Varoma!
- Never leave it unattended when kneading dough
- Wriggle the black knob at bottom of bowl to help remove dough
- Go to a Cooking Class
- Speed "soft" means speed below speed 1
- "Interval" is the wheat symbol button for kneading dough
- Make sure you join in on ThermoFun Cook Alongs - they are awesome and really encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things!
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If you have any other quick tips to add for new owners feel free to add them in the comments below.
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