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Buy a Thermomix TM6 and a second bowl for £1238

Available from today to 30th October (or while stocks last) we have created our most requested offer, a Second Bowl Bundle. Buy a Thermomix TM6 and get a second bowl for £49 (saving £120). All purchases this month also receive our Limited Edition Sparking Travel bag, worth £42, so that’s a total of £162 in cost savings.

There are so many reasons that this offer is fabulous, that it would take me forever to list them but I’ll try.

Since I do a lot of baking, I love having two bowls for suddenly having to mill that sugar or almonds, or even when I suddenly need ground cinnamon and only have cinnamon sticks. Two bowls are ever so handy and probably, in my opinion, the best accessory to have with a Thermomix. Or think savoury, when making lasagne, meat sauce in one bowl and the bechamel in another.


  1. Make ingredients from scratch – mill almond meal, icing sugar, or grated Parmesan cheese without stopping the flow of your recipe. Save time when you need to mill sugar, spices, or grains or grate cheese mid-recipe.
  2.  A sparkling clean bowl is a secret to fluffy whipped egg whites and meringue. Use your second bowl to whip your egg whites, and keep your first to continue on with the rest of the recipe. Two of our favourites are the Chiffon Cake and Chocolate Mousse.
  3. Simply being able to swap bowls to reduce cleaning or save time when waiting for ingredients to cool or rest
  4. If you’re catering for special dietary requirements, you may like to allocate one bowl for those recipes to avoid cross-contamination.
  5. Keep one bowl for sweet dishes and one for savoury meals like curries, especially handy if you don’t want your lid stained with turmeric for those who use it.


  • Stainless steel bowl with handle
  • Bowl base
  • Mixing knife
  • Lid with a seal
  • Newly improved measuring cup
  • Simmering basket

You can purchase this offer in one payment, spread payments up to 48 months, and also in our new divided payment options. Please ask about your preferred method when getting in touch.

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Save money with Thermomix: Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Save money with Thermomix. It’s what we as owners and users say all the time. But finally, I’m able to share some of the cost savings with specific recipes like this Red Pepper and Tomato Soup which is one of our household staples but also one that is a wow, demonstration recipe.

Why is it a wow recipe? Well, this recipe is so easy to make but showcases some of the greatest Thermomix functions – the milling and grinding of the lentils to a powder which means when they are added back into the soup to thicken and add protein, they could faster, the blending ability to not need to peel the red pepper skins which are usually so hard to do and speed which keeps this soup red and vibrant in colour, means we haven’t lost the vitamins and minerals by overcooking and boiling. I challenge many of my demonstration guests to re-do this recipe manually or using their own kitchen equipment and the Thermomix version comes out on top in texture and flavour, every, single, time.

But we’re here to talk about cost savings, so I’ve done a quick search for some tomato soups in an online supermarket. I’ve chosen Waitrose today, but I will be comparing all of them in this series of articles to be fair.


  • 40 g lentils
    or rice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50 g onions, quartered
  • 200 g red peppers, quartered (approx. 2 peppers)
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 400 g ripe tomatoes, cut in pieces (2 cm)
    or tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g water
  • 1 heaped tsp vegetable stock paste, homemade
    or 1 vegetable stock cube (for 0.5 l), crumbled
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Place lentils in mixing bowl and grind 20 sec/speed 10. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place garlic, onions, red peppers and oil in mixing bowl then chop 2 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula then, with simmering basket in place of measuring cup, sauté 5 min/100°C/speed 1.
  3. Add tomatoes, water, vegetable stock paste, reserved ground lentils, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper (if using) then, with simmering basket in place of measuring cup, cook 14 min/100°C/speed 2.5. Insert measuring cup then start Blend /1 min.
  4. Divide between serving bowls and serve sprinkled with pepper.

Hints & Tips

  • Serves 4 for lunch with crusty bread, 6 as a dinner party starter or 12-15 as a lovely amuse-bouche served in shot glasses.
  • For a milder flavour, omit cayenne pepper in step 3.
  • For a Carrot and Lentil Soup, substitute red peppers with 350 g carrots, cut in pieces (3 cm), in step 2 then chop 6 sec/speed 5. Omit tomatoes in step 3 and, after blending, thin to desired consistency with 50-100 g extra stock before blending again 30 sec/speed 10.
  • Steam vegetables in the Varoma while the soup is cooking. Before cooking in step 3, place covered Varoma with vegetables into position and steam using Varoma temperature instead of 100°C.

Get this recipe on Cookidoo

Thermomix Almond Milk

Thermomix Cost Saving: Almond Milk

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips! 

Let’s discuss almond milk today.

Almond milk is a plant milk manufactured from almonds with a creamy texture and nutty flavor, although some types or brands are flavored in imitation of dairy milk. It is made by grinding almonds, mixing them with water, and then filtering the mixtures to create milk that has a nutty flavour. It’s a great alternative for those who cannot or choose not to drink cow’s milk as well as people who just like drinking alternative milk.

Many commercial varieties are available but it’s best homemade.

Why is almond milk so great?

  1. It is dairy-free Almond milk contains no cow’s milk or other animal products making it a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or following a vegan, plant-based diet.
  2. It is nutritious Almond milk is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E. 
  3. It is low in calories. Almond milk is lower in calories than cow’s milk. Some find this fact confusing as almonds are known to be high in calories and fat. However, due to the way almond milk is processed, there is a very small portion of almonds (10% or less) in the final product. It is a great way for people to cut calories and lose weight.
  4. Low in sugar. Making your own almond milk means that it is sugar-free or low sugar. Commercial almond milk contains sugars and artificial sweeteners, so making your own you know the quantity of sugar in it.
  5. It may reduce the risk of heart disease Studies show that regular consumption of nuts is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. This is partly because they are high in healthful fats.

How do you make almond milk in the Thermomix?


  • 1000 g water, cold, plus extra for soaking
  • 200 g almonds, whole
  • 1000 g water, cold


  1. Place a bowl on the mixing bowl lid and weigh in almonds. Cover with water and set aside in the fridge to soak overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
  2. Rinse soaked almonds under running water then drain and place in mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1000 g water and blend 3 min/speed 10. Line simmering basket with a muslin cloth, or use a nut milk bag, then slowly pour the almond mixture through muslin, collecting milk in a bowl below. Reserve almond pulp in muslin (see tip) then transfer almond milk to a glass bottle (1L)

Top tip

  • Keep the almond pulp collected in the muslin. It can be used for making cakes, cereals, ice cream, or smoothies. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze until needed.
  • To prepare the bottle, thoroughly wash the bottle and lid in hot, soapy water. Rinse by pouring over boiling water. Prepare for filling, if needed, by placing on a clean tea towel in a roasting tin and heating in the oven at 100˚C until required.
  • The almond milk will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. If it separates, shake the bottle to homogenise again.

The cost saving is incredible as you can buy almonds in bulk and simply add water.

Notes: Prices and links to Waitrose Website are correct as of  January 2021. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.

Thermomix Cost Saving: Pizza

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!  In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, pizza…making homemade in the Thermomix to be exact…

As a family, Fridays are always pizza night.  We’ve taken it a step further in our family and made it our weekly “pizza and movie night”, complete with fresh, amazing homemade pizza. In this blog, I’m going to compare the costs between buying a pizza and making your own.

If you ordered take away or went to a restaurant, you could be paying on average £12 just for a Margherita  Pizza (other pizzas will cost more). That translates into at least £24 for two people and £48 for a family of 4. The same family of 4 would probably spend at least £24 on the supermarket’s not so freshly made pizzas.

Dominos Cheese and Tomato 13.5″ pizza (Docklands Branch) £16.99

Franco Manco (Canary Wharf) £7.95

Papa Johns (Docklands Branch), large pizza £16.99

Pizza Express Margherita £8.45

Pizza dough only has a few ingredients, most of which are probably already in your store cupboard.  As for toppings, let’s start with a simple mozzarella and basil pizza with tomato sauce, otherwise known as Pizza Margherita. Here’s a list of the ingredients and their cost for two medium pizzas.

Ingredients & costs

  1. Flour, bread flour, 500g, 65p
  2. Active dry yeast, 1 packet (8g), 20p
  3. Olive oil, extra virgin, 2 tbsp, 10p
  4. Salt, 1 tsp, less than 1p
  5. Sugar, 1 tsp, 5p
  6. Whole peeled tomatoes, 1 can (400g), £1
  7. Mozzarella cheese, 125g, £1.25
  8. Basil, free from the garden
That’s a rough total of just £3 each versus a potential £12-£24 or £48 spending. Oh, and let’s not forget that the kneading will be done for you in just 2 minutes by the Thermomix. This is just a simple example of how the Thermomix pays for itself.
Now, this is what I call a no-brainer…

Thermomix Cost Saving: Cheese

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!  In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, cheese…grating cheese in the Thermomix to be exact…

Why grate your own cheese?

  • Taking Catherdral City Mature Cheese as an example, 550g block costs, £4.50 which works out at £8.18 per kilo.  A 180g bag of grated cheese costs, £1.50 bringing the cost per kilo to £8.33, so a small cost-saving can be seen.
  • However, if we take parmesan as an example again from Sainsbury’s supermarket, a 200g block of Sainsbury’s Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese costs £3.30 (£16.50/kg). The same brand of grated cheese in a 120g bag costs £2.65 (£22.08/ kg) and the 60g bag costs £1.35 (£22.50/kg). That’s £6 per kilo saving which is considerable. Think about how many times you sprinkle parmesan on your pizza, risotto, or spag bol and therefore how much you could be saving using use on cheese.
  • Commercially grated cheese includes anti-caking agents
  • More than twice the plastic packaging required.

How do you make grated cheese in the Thermomix?

Grated cheese is super quick to make in the Thermomix.

Take 1 kg of block cheese and divided it into 250g blocks. Divide each block again into quarters.

Place 250g of the cheese cubes into TM bowl. Grate 4 seconds on Speed 9. Remove the cheese and place it into a container for storage in the fridge. Continue to process the cheese in 250g batches until all the cheese has been grated.

For parmesan, place up to 100g in the TM bowl in 30-40g chunks and grate 30 seconds, speed 10. You can also use the rind which helps your parmesan go further.

Notes: Prices and links to Sainsbury’s Website are correct as of May 2020. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.


Thermomix Cost Saving: Sugar

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!

In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, starting with Sugar…

Sugar! How Many Different Types Of Sugar Do You Have In The Cupboard?

Do you buy granulated sugar, caster sugar, and icing sugar? Purchasing different types of sugar is not only not economical but it’s also taking space in your cupboard. I live in London, with small kitchens and even smaller cupboards. Sugar sitting in the cupboard waiting to be used is not very economical. Plus, these sugars take up valuable pantry space.

How do you make caster sugar in the Thermomix?

Add regular granulated sugar to the TM bowl. Mill 2 -3 seconds on Speed 8.

How do you make icing sugar in the Thermomix?

Add regular sugar to the TM bowl. Mill 1 minute on Speed 8. If you want the icing to be even finer. wait until the TM bowl cools (it will get hot from friction) then mill again for 1 minute on Speed 8.

Top tip

To ensure that your sugar grinds perfectly, use a maximum of 100g in the TM bowl and repeat if a larger quantity is needed.

The cost saving is incredible.

As you can see you can save at least £1 each time you stop buying caster or icing sugar.

Notes: Prices and links to Waitrose Website are correct as of May 2020. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.