Well-designed and efficient but unnecessary
For an appliance that promises to do it all, the Thermomix TM5 is exceptionally easy to use and efficient. But it costs more than outfitting a kitchen with a whole range of appliances, and it doesn’t improve on flavor or texture.
Essentially, the Thermomix is a blender that also cooks and stirs your food at adjustable temperatures and speeds. It also comes with a built-in scale, a steamer attachment, and a touchscreen that will walk you through recipes for everything from chicken cacciatore to cookie dough. After baking banana bread, making risotto, and cooking about a week’s worth of other meals, we think it’s a sturdy, well-designed, one-of-a-kind machine that outperforms lower-priced imitators. Ultimately, because of the price, we can’t recommend it for most people.
Source: NY Times – Wirecutter