I found the article below a very interesting read. So I asked ThermoFun Members, did they find that having a disability with a Thermomix made their life easier? I was really touched by their stories and have shared them below. What an amazing machine the Thermomix is!
Narelle B: I've had my Thermomix for only a few months. I also have a son who is almost 18 and has Downs syndrome. Whilst his gross motor skills are similar to any person of his age, the thought of him wielding a knife, and using an open flame, or even electric hotplate, makes me panic. My son LOVES learning to use the Thermomix, and I can see it being of massive assistance in increasing his independence. I think a Thermomix should be part of every person's Disability Care package!
Jacinta J: This is why I bought a Thermomix! I have a neck and shoulder injury and chopping and stirring are intensely painful if I have to do them for any length of time. Love my Thermomix and having some of my independence back.
Emily J: I am a carer for my 5yr old child who has multiple disabilities. She needs a specific diet and has sensory aversion to food, and also has trouble swallowing and can't drink orally. I hope to create her thickened dishes she can't normally eat, cut down on preparing time and safety when trying to prepare meals and long term savings for my family.
Carly S: We have a 5 ½ year old with Cerebral Palsy and bought a Thermomix so we could blend real food fine enough to go through a gastrostomy tube. Since buying it though we have a much broader repertoire of food and if he's having trouble eating a particular texture I can always blend it up a bit finer for him.
Natasha C: My shoulder, arm and hand injury was what prompted us to first consider the Thermomix. I find it incredibly painful to chop and stir but love cooking and baking. The Thermomix quite literally gave me back my independence in the kitchen and allowed me to continue with at least one passion in my life despite the loss of so many more.
Amanda B: My life is so much easier! Paraplegic with chronic neck & shoulder pain. Makes cooking much easier I LOVE my Thermomix!
Lynda S: I have MS. I have changed my diet dramatically and most nights cook a separate meal to the rest of family. It has been so great having a Thermomix as it has made this easier. I also get extremely tired at times so it helps with getting meals done quicker. .. the only problem is I want to spend my whole day cooking!
Nicola D: My oldest child is 11 and has Asperger's. He now wants to learn how to cook but I don't feel confident about him standing next to a cooker. Thermomix to the rescue once again.
Liz G: I don't have issues with cutting and food prep, but I have the attention (and interest) span of a gnat when cooking. The number of times I've burnt the riceor pasta and boiled the water dry is amazing. The timer on my Thermomix is a lifesaver and saves all that waste. And as a bonus, I'm more interested in cooking and eating properly now. I think it's brilliant how the Thermomix can help others gain their independence.
Kylie B: A relative who has arthritis bought it so she could still do all her baking without having to knead by hand (amongst all the other functions that involve heavy use of your hands).
Michelle B: I have Cerebral Palsy & my Thermomix has made cooking and most preparation so much easier. My hubby loves it too. We've had ours almost three years and we are still discovering new things it can do constantly. I still wish I didn't have to cook though!
Anne-Marie M: I have a customer who is blind and she loves it. She went from packet pasta, jarred sauces and takeaway to CADA for breakfast, a penchant for throwing a salad together esp beetroot and dabbling in flourless chocolate cakes and gluten free breads and biscuits. She also has diabetes so control over what is in her diet is key. On top of that, she now has dinner parties which she hadn't for ten years prior. The Thermomix is safe, reliable and consistent for her and removes risks of conventional cooking like open pots on hot stoves. I never tire of her telling me how it has changed her life and her health is now excellent.
Thank you to everyone who has shared. If you have a disability and have a Thermomix please feel free to share your experience with us.