THERMOMIX® TM5
ID: 20872-1716 AU V3
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
ID: 20872-1716 AU V3
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
AND SIGNAL WORDS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential physical injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Signal words
Note the use of signal words DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION with the safety messages.
The ­signal word for each message has been selected using the following guidelines:
DANGER
D A N G E R indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in injury.
NOTICE
2
NOTICE
is used to address practices not related to physical injury.
Safety alert symbol and signal words
3
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
• Do not fill the simmering basket past
the max fill line.
When using the Thermomix® TM5, basic safety precautions should
always be followed. Only use the Thermomix® TM5 in accordance
with this instruction manual.
Read all instructions
WARNING
Electric shock hazard
• Unplug the Thermomix® TM5 from
outlet when not in use, and before cleaning. Do not put on or take off parts while
the Thermomix® TM5 is in operation.
• Do not put the ­Thermomix® TM5 in
water or other liquid. Clean with
a damp cloth only. No water or dirt
should enter the base unit.
•D
o not operate the Thermomix® TM5
if the cord or plug becomes damaged,
if the appliance malfunctions, or if the
Thermomix® TM5 is dropped or
damaged in any manner. Return your
Thermomix® TM5 to the nearest
authorised service facility for
examination, repair or electrical or
mechanical adjustment.
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Important safeguards
WARNING
To avoid scalding, burn injury and
laceration hazard, do not try to
open the mixing bowl lid by force.
• Never force the mixing bowl lid open.
• Only open the mixing bowl lid when
the speed is set to “O” and the locking
mechanism has released it.
WARNING
If the hole in the mixing bowl lid is
blocked with food and the heating
is active, an overpressure can build
up in the mixing bowl and the hot
contents can erupt from it.
• While cooking, if you find the hole
in the mixing bowl lid blocked or if
the measuring cup is being pushed
up, unplug the Thermomix® TM5.
DO NOT touch the controls.
• Do not fill the mixing bowl past the
max fill line (2.2 litres).
• Ensure that the hole in the mixing
bowl lid remains free of food.
• Never hold down or fix the measuring
cup when processing hot food.
WARNING
You may get burned or scalded by
escaping hot food or steam or by
touching hot surfaces.
•R
emove the mixing bowl carefully to
help prevent contents from spilling or
splashing.
•D
o not let the power cord hang over
edge of table or counter, or touch any
hot surface, such as a stove.
•P
lace Thermomix® TM5 on a clean,
solid, even surface to help prevent it
from slipping.
•N
ever use the Thermomix® TM5
in ­combination with parts or
equipment for older generations of
­Thermomix®.
• The use of attachments or items not
recommended or sold by Vorwerk may
cause fire, electric shock or injury.
• To avoid injury when processing hot
food, place the measuring cup into
the opening of the mixing bowl lid.
Never touch, hold down or fix the
measuring cup when processing hot
food.
• Using the turbo mode or abruptly
increasing mixing speed with hot food
may result in scalding injury. When
processing hot food, increase the speed
gradually.
• Do not touch the surface of the mixing
bowl, the mixing bowl lid, the Varoma
and parts of the measuring cup as
they will become hot when processing
hot food.
• Touch only the handles on the sides of
the Varoma when the Varoma is hot.
• Do not not touch or fix the measuring
cup when processing hot food.
Important safeguards
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
• The Thermomix® TM5 can generate
• Unhook and remove spatula from
a constant flow of steam while cooking
simmering basket after removing
depending on the chosen settings.
simmering basket and placing it on
Keep away from the steam. Hot steam
a level surface. If hooked to simmering
will continue to rise up through the hole
basket, spatula may cause simmering
in the mixing bowl lid when removing
basket to tip and spill hot contents.
the entire Varoma. Hot steam may
escape at the sides and from the top of • Contents of simmering basket may
splash during removal. Use care
the Varoma lid during operation.
when removing simmering basket.
• Do not use your Thermomix® TM5
with damaged accessories.
• Do not disassemble the mixing knife
from the mixing bowl while it is hot.
•S
calding due to food boiling over may
occur if heating large quantities of
WARNING
food at high temperatures. If boiling
over occurs, push the selector (see p. 14) Fire hazard
to stop the machine.
• Your Thermomix® TM5 may catch fire
or be damaged if exposed to an outside
•W
hen removing the Varoma lid, tilt
heat source. Do not place on or near
the lid away from your face and body
a hot surface or stove top.
to avoid escaping steam.
•E
nsure that some slots of the Varoma
dish and tray remain uncovered of
food to avoid an uncontrolled escape
of steam.
•P
osition the Varoma correctly onto the
mixing bowl and Thermomix® TM5
to prevent the Varoma from becoming
detached.
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Important safeguards
WARNING
•U
se care when removing the mixing
knife to prevent it from falling out
accidentally.
•K
eep hands and utensils out of the
mixing bowl while it is in operation to
reduce the risk of injury to persons or
damage to the mixer.
WARNING
Not intended for use by children
away from pacemakers or internal
defibrillators. Warn people with
pacemakers or internal defibrillators.
CAUTION
Pinching hazard from moving
Thermomix® TM5 parts
• Avoid contact with moving parts.
Never touch the locking arms or
mixing bowl lid when opening or
closing the Thermomix® TM5.
•C
lose supervision is necessary when
the Thermomix® TM5 is used by or
near children.
• Keep hair and clothing away from
moving parts of the Thermomix® TM5.
• If the Thermomix® TM5 is used
around children consider using
a locking code, see page 45.
• Make sure the Appliance is switched
off before taking off or putting on
accessories.
WARNING
CAUTION
The magnets in the recipe chip
may affect pacemakers
Damaged accessories may
cause injury
•T
he magnets in the Thermomix®
­Recipe Chip and the Thermomix®
­Recipe Chip interface may affect
pacemakers or internal defibrillators.
Keep Thermomix® Recipe Chips and
the Thermomix® Recipe Chip interface
• I f any Thermomix® TM5 accessories
are damaged by the mixing knife
during food preparation, discard food.
Contact Vorwerk for replacement
accessory.
Laceration hazard
• BLADES ARE SHARP. H
­ ANDLE
CAREFULLY. Do not touch the blades.
Hold the upper part of the mixing
knife when removing or re-inserting it.
Important safeguards
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
• Do not operate the Thermomix® TM5
with damaged parts or accessories.
CAUTION
You may suffer injury or damage
your Thermomix® TM5 or
­property.
• Do not modify your Thermomix® TM5
or any accessories.
•N
ever use the Thermomix TM5 in
combination with parts or equipment
not provided by Vorwerk.
®
•N
ever leave the Thermomix® TM5
unattended while it is running.
(Note that some automated recipes
that use low mixing speeds and
low temperatures can be prepared in
the Thermomix® TM5 without
supervision. These exceptions will be
explicitly stated in the recipe.)
• An imbalance of the ­Thermomix® TM5
may develop when kneading dough or
chopping food and cause the device to
move along the counter. Keep your
­Thermomix® TM5 away from the edge
to help prevent it from falling off.
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Important safeguards
• The Thermomix® TM5 must only be
repaired by an authorised service
facility. Improper repair works or
improper handling may result in a
serious risk of injury. Vorwerk accepts
no liability for any damages that may
arise after using a non-authorised
repairer.
NOTICE
• Leaks from around the mixing knife
may damage the Thermomix® TM5.
Ensure that the sealing ring of the
mixing knife is fitted to the knife
bearing. Ensure that the mixing knife
is locked into the bowl base correctly.
• To help prevent corrosion of your
­Thermomix® TM5, ensure that the
contact pins of the mixing bowl
are thoroughly dried after cleaning
so that moisture does not enter the
­Thermomix® TM5.
• Do not use outdoors.
SAFE MINIMUM ­INTERNAL
TEMPERATURE CHART
Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness.
In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to keep food safe:
• Clean – Wash hands and surfaces often.
• Separate – Separate raw meat from other foods.
• Cook – Cook to the right temperature.
• Chill – Refrigerate food promptly.
Cook all food to these minimum internal temperatures as measured with a food
thermometer before removing food from the heat source. For reasons of personal
preference, consumers may choose to cook food to higher temperatures.
Product
Minimum Internal Temperature & Rest Time
Beef, Pork, Veal & Lamb
Steaks, chops, roasts
60 °C (140 °F) and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes
Ground meats
70 °C (160 °F)
Ham, fresh or smoked (uncooked)
60 °C (140 °F) and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes
Product
Minimum Internal Temperature
All Poultry (breasts, whole bird, legs, thighs, and
wings, ground poultry, and stuffing)
70 °C (160 °F)
Eggs
70 °C (160 °F)
Fish & Shellfish
60 °C (140 °F)
Leftovers
70 °C (160 °F)
Casseroles
70 °C (160 °F)
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Safe minimum i­nternal temperature chart
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MANUAL
Safety alert symbol and signal words ................................................... 3
Important safeguards ................................................................................ 4
Save minimum internal temperature chart ........................................ 9
Technical data .............................................................................................. 12
Introduction ................................................................................................. 13
Your Thermomix® TM5 .............................................................................. 14
Before you start ........................................................................................... 16
How to insert the mixing bowl correctly ......................................................... 17
How to remove the mixing knife ..................................................................... 18
How to insert the mixing knife ........................................................................ 18
Accessories .................................................................................................... 19
Mixing bowl ...................................................................................................... 19
Mixing bowl base .............................................................................................. 19
Mixing bowl lid ................................................................................................. 20
Measuring cup .................................................................................................. 21
Simmering basket ............................................................................................ 22
Spatula .............................................................................................................. 23
Butterfly whisk (Stirring attachment) ............................................................. 24
Varoma .............................................................................................................. 25
How to combine the Varoma parts .................................................................. 25
How to use the Varoma .................................................................................... 26
Practical work with the Varoma ...................................................................... 28
Working with the Thermomix®................................................................ 29
Starting the Thermomix®................................................................................. 29
Switching the Thermomix® off ........................................................................ 30
Security and safety messages .......................................................................... 30
Weighing ingredients with the Thermomix®................................................... 31
Further information about weighing ............................................................... 31
Operating the Thermomix® from the Home screen ....................................... 32
Adjustment of preset time ................................................................................ 33
Temperature dial ............................................................................................... 34
Soft heating at speeds 2 and 3 .......................................................................... 34
Varoma temperature setting .............................................................................35
Speed dial ..........................................................................................................35
Gentle stir setting .............................................................................................. 35
Stirring .............................................................................................................. 35
Mixing/blending ...............................................................................................36
Turbo mode ........................................................................................................36
Forward/reverse knife movement operation ................................................... 37
Dough mode ......................................................................................................37
10 Manual
Connecting a Thermomix® recipe chip ............................................................ 38
Thermomix® Menu ............................................................................................ 38
Favourite recipes ...............................................................................................38
Recipes ............................................................................................................... 39
By category ........................................................................................................39
From A to Z ........................................................................................................ 39
Recently cooked ................................................................................................. 39
Cooking a recipe from a Thermomix® recipe chip
using the “guided cooking function” ................................................................ 40
Parallel steps ..................................................................................................... 40
Automated recipes .............................................................................................41
Transportation mode ........................................................................................ 42
Settings .............................................................................................................. 42
Manage favourites .............................................................................................42
Language ...........................................................................................................43
Unit System ....................................................................................................... 43
About Thermomix®............................................................................................ 43
Reset to factory settings ....................................................................................44
Background colour ............................................................................................ 44
Locking your Thermomix®................................................................................45
Contact ...............................................................................................................46
Things to remember ....................................................................................47
Automatic shutdown .........................................................................................47
Electronic motor protection .............................................................................. 47
First time use and high loads ............................................................................ 47
Cleaning .......................................................................................................... 48
How to clean the mixing bowl and its lid ......................................................... 48
How to clean the mixing knife .......................................................................... 49
How to clean the Varoma .................................................................................. 50
How to clean the main Thermomix®................................................................. 50
How to clean the area below the mixing bowl .................................................. 51
Additional information for cleaning ................................................................. 51
Changing the protection grid .................................................................... 52
Changing the protection grid at the back ......................................................... 52
Changing the protection grid on the bottom .................................................... 53
Notes for your own recipes ........................................................................ 54
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................55
Legal regulations/Copyright ..................................................................... 56
Warranty/Customer service ..................................................................... 57
Manual 11
TECHNICAL DATA
Symbol of conformity/
Mark of conformity
Motor
INTRODUCTION
Dear Customer,
Maintenance-free Vorwerk reluctance motor 500 W rated power.
Speed continuously adjustable from 100 to 10,700 revolutions per minute
­(Gentle stir 40 rpm).
Special speed setting (alternating mode) for dough preparation.
Electronic motor protection to prevent overload.
Congratulations on your purchase of the ­Thermomix® TM5!
During a ­Thermomix® TM5 demonstration, you experienced and tested with your five senses the benefits of your new
­Thermomix® TM5. An experienced Thermomix® advisor helped you optimize the usage of all possible functions to
your individual needs.
Heating system
1,000 W power consumption.
Protected against overheating.
Now you are ready to start enjoying the advantages of your own T
­ hermomix® TM5. Preparing tasty and healthy food
®
becomes fast and easy. Cooking with Thermomix TM5 saves you time for other activities.
Integrated scales
Measuring range from 5 to 3000 g in 5 g i­ncrements (to max. 6.0 kg);
-5 to -3000 g in 5 g increments (to max. –6.0 kg).
Housing
High-quality plastic material.
This instruction manual will familiarize you step by step with your new ­Thermomix® TM5. Please read it carefully.
With each step you will experience that we have considered your interests and needs when we designed this high
­quality product.
Mixing bowl
Stainless steel, with heating system and temperature sensor integrated.
­Maximum capacity 2.2 litres.
The easy to understand step by step design of our recipes will enable you to prepare your meals and dishes with great
success.
Connected load
Only for 220 … 240 V 50/60 Hz (TM5-1).
Maximum power consumption 1,500 W.
Pull-out power cord, 1 m long.
We wish you, your family and your friends a lot of fun with your new ­Thermomix® TM5!
Dimensions and weight
Thermomix® TM5
excl. Varoma
height
34.10cm
width
32.60cm
depth
32.60cm
weight
7.95kg
12 Technical Data
Varoma
height
13.10cm
width
38.30cm
depth
27.50cm
weight
0.80kg
Vorwerk Thermomix®
Introduction 13
YOUR
THERMOMIX® TM5
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The Basic Cookbook
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ONE THERMOMIX®, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
WELCOME TO YOUR CUSTOMER JOURNEY
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Seal ring for mixing knife
5
Mixing knife
Commence your Thermomix® story with this selection of
over 180 basic recipes from Thermomix® Recipe Developers
around the world. These are recipes for every day – from
breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, to sweet and savoury
baking, sauces, conserves and drinks.
The Basic Cookbook is your guide to making the most
of your Thermomix®, converting your own recipes, and
creating those everyday surprises.
$60AUD/$70NZD
www.thermomix.com.au
www.thermomix.co.nz
2nd edition, December 2014
ID 2016 03 20535/2 AU/n
ISBN 978-3-03844-104-5
THE
BASIC
COOK
BOOK
Creating everyday surprises®
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Butterfly whisk
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14 Your Thermomix® TM5
Varoma
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Spatula with safety disk
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Thermomix Recipe Chip
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Handle
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Varoma lid
12
Simmering basket
15
Lid sensor
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Cookbook
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Varoma tray
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Measuring cup
16
Selector
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Instruction manual
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Varoma dish
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Your Thermomix® TM5 15
BEFORE
YOU START
NOTICE
Leaks from around the mixing knife may damage the
Thermomix® TM5
•Ensure that the sealing ring of the mixing knife is fitted to the knife bearing.
•Ensure that the mixing knife is locked into the bowl base correctly.
•If liquid leaks or spills into Thermomix® TM5 base unplug the
­Thermomix® TM5 and refer to the care and maintenance section (p. 48)
for cleaning.
Congratulations on purchasing the
­Thermomix® TM5!
Before using your ­Thermomix® TM5 (in the following simply called
­“ Thermomix”) for the first time it is recommended that you attend a
­demonstration with a qualified Thermomix® advisor to familiarize yourself
with using your ­Thermomix®.
Before you start
WARNUNG
The use of attachments or items not recommended or sold by
Vorwerk may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
•Do not use your Thermomix® with damaged accessories.
•Do not modify your Thermomix® or any accessories.
•Never use the Thermomix® in combination with parts or equipment for
older generations of Thermomix®.
Damaged accessories may cause injury.
•If any Thermomix® accessories are damaged by mixing knife during
food preparation, discard food. Contact Vorwerk for replacement
­accessory.
16 Before you start
Be sure to place your Thermomix® on a clean, solid and even surface so that it
cannot slip. It is recommended to keep your Thermomix® in a permanent
position in your kitchen so that you can operate it easily. Remove the Foil
from the Touchscreen and protective covering from the locking arms.
Clean your Thermomix® thoroughly before using it for the first time. Follow
the instructions in the chapter on cleaning (page 48).
1
How to insert the mixing bowl correctly
WARNING
2
To avoid scalding, burn injury and laceration hazard:
•Do not try to open the mixing bowl lid by force. Only open the mixing
bowl lid when the speed is set to “0” and the locking mechanism has
released it.
•Do not let the power cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch
any hot surface, such as a stove.
•Do not touch the surface of the mixing bowl, the mixing bowl lid, the Varoma
and parts of the measuring cup as they will become hot when processing
hot food.
CAUTION
Locking arms may pinch you.
•Avoid contact with moving parts. Never touch the locking arms or mixing bowl lid when opening or closing the Thermomix®.
•Make sure the appliance is switched off before taking off or putting on
accessories.
Insert the mixing bowl with the handle pointing to the front and place it
­gently into position 1 .
The mixing bowl has been inserted correctly if its handle is at the front,
as shown in picture 1 , and if the bowl itself is securely fixed in the
­Thermomix®. To close the mixing bowl place the mixing bowl lid ­horizontally
onto the mixing bowl 2 . The lid will lock automatically when the speed
selector is activated.
Before you start 17
ACCESSORIES
BEFORE YOU START
How to remove the mixing knife
1
WARNING
The blades of the mixing knife can cut
•BLADES ARE SHARP. HANDLE CAREFULY. Hold the upper part of
­mixing knife when removing or re-inserting it.
•Keep hair and clothing away from moving parts of the Thermomix®.
•Use care when removing the mixing knife to prevent it from falling out
accidentally.
•Keep hands and utensils out of the mixing bowl to reduce the risk of
injury to persons or damage to the mixer.
Before you start using your Thermomix® we would like to present its
­accessories in more detail. They are proof of a well thought out design.
Every part has been designed intelligently and serves several purposes.
CAUTION
Do not disassemble the mixing bowl while it is hot.
Mixing bowl
WARNING
3
Overfilling may lead to scalding/burn injury
•Ensure that the hole in the mixing bowl lid remains free of food
•Do not fill the mixing bowl past the max fill line (2.2 litres).
•Remove mixing bowl carefully to help prevent contents from spilling
or splashing.
•Never heat up the mixing bowl when it is empty.
•Only use the mixing bowl lid to close the mixing bowl.
On the inside and on the outside of the mixing bowl there are marks
­indicating the filling level 6 . ­The mixing bowl has a maximum capacity of
2.2 litres 7 .
NOTICE
To re-insert the mixing knife place the mixing bowl base on an even and
clean surface, place the mixing bowl on top of it and hold it’s handle firmly.
Now push the mixing knife through the hole in the bottom of the mixing
bowl 3 4 until it’s sealing ring touches the bottom of the mixing bowl.
Then turn the mixing bowl base 30 degrees counter-clockwise to lock the
knife in place 5 .
1.5 litres
1.0 litre
How to insert the mixing knife
Leaks from around the mixing knife may damage the Thermomix®
•Ensure that the sealing ring of the mixing knife is fitted to the knife
­bearing.
•Ensure that the mixing knife is locked into the bowl base correctly.
•If liquid leaks or spills into Thermomix® base unplug the Thermomix®
and refer to the care and maintenance section (p. 48) for cleaning.
2.2 litres
2.0 litres
2
To remove the mixing knife: Hold the mixing bowl with one hand so that
it’s opening points upwards. With your other hand turn the mixing bowl base
30 degrees counterclockwise and pull the ­mixing bowl base off downwards 1 .
Carefully hold the upper part of the ­mixing knife and remove it together with
its seal ring 2 .
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4
2.2 litres
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Maximum
capacity
of mixing
bowl
Mixing bowl base
NOTICE
5
0.5 litre
•The mixing bowl base must be turned as far as it will go and locked.
­Failure to fit the mixing bowl base and mixing knife correctly may result
in damage to other parts of the Thermomix®. If liquid leaks or spills
into Thermomix® base unplug the Thermomix® and refer to the care and
­maintenance section (p. 48) for cleaning.
•To help prevent corrosion of your Thermomix®, ensure that the contact
pins of the mixing bowl are thoroughly dried after cleaning so that
­moisture does not enter the Thermomix®.
8
The mixing bowl base 8 is used to fasten and loosen the mixing knife within
the mixing bowl. The whole mixing bowl may be placed on any work surface.
18 Before you start
Accessories 19
ACCESSORIES
Mixing bowl lid
1
WARNING
•To avoid scalding do not block or cover the hole in the mixing bowl lid.
•Avoid pinching hazard from contacting moving parts. Never touch
the locking arms or mixing bowl lid when opening or closing the
­Thermomix®.
•To avoid scalding, burn injury and laceration hazard, do not try to open
the mixing bowl lid by force. Only open the mixing bowl lid when the
speed is set to “0” and the locking mechanism has released it.
•Only use the measuring cup to close the hole in the mixing bowl lid.
•Never cover the mixing bowl lid or measuring cup with any item including towels or dishcloths.
NOTICE
Only use your Thermomix® with a clean mixing bowl lid and sealing ring.
Ensure that the brim of the mixing bowl is clean at all times. Inspect the
sealing ring regularly for possible damage. The sealing ring is not remov­
able and attempting to do so may result in damage. In case of damage or
leakage replace the lid immediately and do not use your Thermomix® until
you have replaced the lid.
The mixing bowl lid 1 is used to close the mixing bowl. For safety reasons
your Thermomix® will not operate unless the lid has been positioned and locked
correctly. Never try to force the lid open when the Thermomix® is locked.
The mixing bowl lid is being secured by the automatic locking mechanism. It
consists of two locking arms securing the lid and a sensor located on the upper
housing between the locking arms. Be sure to keep this sensor clean at all times.
Please note the delay between setting the motor speed to zero and the release
of the locking mechanism. It is dependent on the motor speed to prevent
spillage of ingredients, if the mixing bowl is filled to the maximum indicator.
20 Accessories
Measuring cup
2
WARNING
Food escaping from the Thermomix® can cause burns or scalding.
•Do not fill the simmering basket past the max fill line. While cooking, if
you find the hole in the mixing bowl lid blocked or if the measuring cup
is being pushed up, unplug the Thermomix. DO NOT touch the controls.
If the hole in the mixing bowl lid is blocked with food and the heating
is active, an overpressure can build up in the mixing bowl and the hot
contents can erupt from it.
•To avoid injury when processing hot food (temperature above 60ºC),
place the measuring cup into the opening of the mixing bowl lid and do
not touch or fix the measuring cup.
•Using the turbo mode or abruptly increasing mixing speed with hot
food (temperature above 60ºC) may result in scalding injury. When
­processing hot food, increase the speed gradually.
The measuring cup is a multi-purpose item: it is a closing cap for the hole in the
mixing bowl lid to avoid heat loss and it prevents ingredients from escaping.
The measuring cup can be used to measure ingredients. Besides the 100 ml
mark please note that a measuring cup holds up to 100 ml, and ­50 ml when
filled to the notch. Place the measuring cup into the hole in the mixing bowl
lid with its opening showing upwards 2 .
If you wish to add some liquid there is no need to remove the measuring cup.
Simply pour the liquid onto the lid. It will gradually trickle into the mixing
bowl. To add ingredients through the hole in the mixing bowl lid lift the
measuring cup and add them into the mixing bowl.
Accessories 21
ACCESSORIES
Simmering basket
1
WARNING
Food escaping from the Thermomix® can cause burns or scalding.
•Do not fill the simmering basket past the max fill line 1 . While cooking,
if you find the hole in the mixing bowl lid blocked or if the measuring
cup is being pushed up, unplug the Thermomix®. DO NOT touch the
controls. If the hole in the mixing bowl lid is blocked with food and the
heating is active, an overpressure can build up in the mixing bowl and
the hot contents can erupt from it.
To remove the simmering basket: place the hook of the spatula into the notch
of the simmering basket and lift the basket 3 . The spatula can be removed at
any time.
• The feet at the bottom of the simmering basket 4 allow liquid to drip off
the food in the basket.
• In case of wanting to reduce the liquid in the food (e.g. sauce) place the
­simmering basket as a cover onto the mixing bowl lid 5 instead of the
measuring cup 6 .
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5
WARNING
2
Contents splashing or spilling may cause burns or scalding.
•Unhook and remove spatula from simmering basket after removing
­simmering basket and placing it on a level surface. If hooked to simmering
basket, spatula may cause simmering basket to tip and spill hot contents.
•Contents of simmering basket may splash during removal. Use care
when removing simmering basket.
The simmering basket for the Thermomix® is made of high-quality plastic.
It is a multi-purpose item:
• Straining of fruit and vegetable juices. Chop and make a puree in the
­Thermomix®, then insert the simmering basket into the mixing bowl and
use it as a strainer when pouring the juice out. When pouring the juice
use the spatula to hold the simmering basket 2 .
• Delicate food such as meatballs or fishballs that are not suited to be prepared
in the mixing bowl as a whole should be put into the simmering basket.
Spatula
3
4
The use of attachments or items not recommended or sold by Vorwerk
may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
Use only the Thermomix® spatula with safety disk for stirring food in the
mixing bowl. Never use other items or utensils such as spoons, whisks or
knives for stirring. These might get caught in the rotating mixing knife,
and could result in injury.
The spatula 7 is another example of the intelligent design of the Thermomix®.
• The Thermomix® spatula is the only accessory you may use to mix or stir
the ingredients in the mixing bowl 8 . Insert it from above into the mixing
bowl through the hole in the mixing bowl lid. The safety disk ensures that
the spatula is not caught by the mixing knife. This means that you can use
the spatula during chopping, cooking or simmering.
• The spatula should be used to scrape all ingredients from the mixing bowl.
The tip of the spatula is shaped to fit exactly between the mixing knife
assembly and the wall of the mixing bowl.
• The spatula has a specially shaped safety disk to make sure that it does not
roll off the work surface.
• When straining fruit or vegetable juices use the spatula to hold the
­simmering basket in place 2 .
• Removing the simmering basket is effortless with the spatula 3 .
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7
8
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Butterfly whisk (stirring attachment)
1
4
WARNING
NOTICE
•Do not select a speed higher than level 4 when using the butterfly whisk
if you do, there is a high likelihood of it being thrown off of the mixing
knife and destroyed.
•Never use the spatula when the butterfly whisk is fitted.
•Do not add ingredients that can damage or block the butterfly whisk
when it is attached to the mixing knife and the motor is running.
2
• The butterfly whisk 1 (here positioned on the mixing knife 2 ) will help
you to achieve the best results when whipping cream or beating egg whites.
It is also the perfect accessory for the preparation of creamy puddings or
cream mixtures.
• When boiling milk or preparing puddings or sauces the butterfly whisk
allows a ­constant movement of ingredients. This will help prevent the food
from sticking.
It is easy to insert and remove the butterfly whisk: Insert the butterfly whisk
as shown in picture 3 and slightly turn it against the intended rotation
of the mixing knife. Afterwards gently pull up to ensure that it is securely
locked. Its ball-shaped end ensures that it can be removed ­easily. To remove
the butterfly whisk hold the ball-shaped end and pull it out with rotations
in both directions.
Varoma
3
Scalding hazard
•The Thermomix® can generate a constant flow of steam while cooking
depending on the chosen settings. Keep away from the steam. Be
aware that hot steam will continue to rise up through the hole in the
mixing bowl lid when removing the entire Varoma. Be aware that hot
steam may escape at the sides and from the top of the Varoma lid
­during operation.
•Touch only the handles on the sides of the Varoma when the Varoma
is hot.
•Tilt the lid away from your face and body to avoid escaping steam.
•Using the turbo mode or abruptly increasing mixing speed with hot
food may result in scalding injury. When processing hot food, increase
the speed gradually.
•Ensure that some slots of the Varoma dish and tray remain uncovered
of food to avoid an uncontrolled escape of steam.
•Position the Varoma correctly onto the mixing bowl and Thermomix®
to prevent the Varoma from becoming detached.
5
6
NOTICE
•Use the Varoma only with the Thermomix® (The Varoma is not suitable
for use with microwaves, ovens or other appliances).
•Ensure that there is sufficient clearance above and around the
­Thermomix® and Varoma to help prevent damage from any released hot
steam.
•While cooking, always keep the Varoma lid on top of the Varoma 4 .
The Varoma 4 consists of three parts 5 :
• Varoma dish (bottom)
• Varoma tray (middle)
• Varoma lid (top)
All parts are made of high-quality, food compatible plastic.
How to combine the Varoma parts
You can use your Varoma in either of the following two combinations:
Combination 1:
Varoma dish plus Varoma tray and lid 5 .
Use this combination for cooking different foods, e.g. vegetables with meat
or fish, or a larger quantity of the same food, e.g. dumplings.
Combination 2:
Varoma dish plus Varoma lid 6 .
Use this combination for cooking large quantities of the same food, e.g. vegetables,
potatoes or large pieces of meat or sausages.
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How to use the Varoma
1
NOTICE
Never leave the measuring cup in the mixing bowl lid when using the
­Varoma.
If the Varoma lid is not positioned properly, not enough steam will stay in
the Varoma. This will slow down the cooking process.
Your Thermomix® switches off heating at speeds higher than 6.
Your Varoma is an accessory designed for the Thermomix® and can only be
used with the Thermomix®. Before you can start steaming with the ­Varoma
you will need to set up your Thermomix® correctly:
Step 1: Set up Thermomix®
Place the mixing bowl into position. Pour at least 0.5 litre (500 g) of water
into the mixing bowl for up to 30 minutes steaming. If you steam with the
simmering basket, insert the simmering basket and fill it with ingredients,
e.g. potatoes or rice. Close the mixing bowl with the mixing bowl lid.
For a flavoursome variation you can use a vegetable broth or water-wine-mix
instead of water.
Step 2: Filling the Varoma
Place the Varoma lid upside down on your work surface 1 and position the
­Varoma dish on top – it fits precisely into the groove. Now loosely fill the
­Varoma dish with food 2 . Make sure that some slots remain unobstructed
so that the steam can spread evenly. As you fill the Varoma, place the food
requiring longer cooking at the bottom, and food requiring shorter cooking
at the top.
The Varoma lid underneath the Varoma dish will stop the liquid from washed
­vegetables, ripe fruit, raw meat or fish from wetting your work surface.
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When using the Varoma tray, insert it into the Varoma dish. Make sure the
Varoma tray is positioned loosely and evenly. Then place food onto it 3 .
Place the Varoma upright into position onto the mixing bowl lid ­(without the
measuring cup) in such a way that it sits level 4 .
3
Place the Varoma lid on top. It should be positioned loosely and evenly so that
it seals the Varoma well, allowing no steam to escape.
2
Step 3: Steaming with Varoma 5
All you need to do is select the time and Varoma temperature. The steaming
process begins when you turn the selector to a low to medium speed setting
(x – 6). The timer starts to count down. Water or waterbased liquid in the
mixing bowl is brought to the boil, producing 250 g of steam per quater hour
for steam cooking or reducing the liquid. The steam rises through the hole in
the mixing bowl lid of the ­Thermomix® into the Varoma. The food is cooked
gently by the hot steam. Please note that the maximum Varoma temperature
is 120 °C, depending on what ingredients you are using, e.g. oil.
When the ingredients are cooked or if you want to check whether they are
cooked, set speed to zero by tapping on the speed dial on the home screen and
turning the selector counter clockwise. In order to open the Varoma, slightly
incline the Varoma lid carefully to the front so that the steam can escape from
the back 6 . Take care to let the condensation water drip into the Varoma dish
and tray by holding the Varoma lid above them. Then carefully remove the
Varoma lid and place it upside down on the work surface.
Lift the Varoma dish and tray up, wait some seconds so that the condensed
water drips onto the mixing bowl lid. Then place the Varoma dish and tray
onto the Varoma lid.
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5
6
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Practical work with the Varoma
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WORKING WITH THE
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NOTICE
30 minutes steam cooking requires 0.5 litres/500 g (2 cups/17.6 oz) of
water, for every additional 15 minutes add 250 g (8.8 oz) of water.
This description explains clearly how easy it is to use the Varoma. Observe
the following basic rules for using the Varoma:
• Place enough water in the mixing bowl.
• The bottom of the Varoma dish and tray are both designed with an even
pattern of small slots to guarantee an even distribution of steam in the
­Varoma.
• The food should always be positioned so that as many slots as possible
remain unobstructed. Laying the food in “loosely” is usually enough to
ensure this.
• You can cook foods of different consistency and hardness at the same time.
Place food requiring longer cooking at the bottom and food requiring
less cooking at the top, e.g. vegetables in the Varoma dish and fish on the
Varoma tray.
• The vegetables will be evenly cooked if you cut them into similar-sized
pieces. The cooking times stated are approximate. Cooking time varies
depending on quality, ripeness and size of the ingredients as well as your
personal preferences.
• Grease the Varoma dish and tray to make sure that ingredients such as
meat, fish or dough do not stick.
• Do not thicken your sauces and soups until the steaming process is finished.
Thickeners may prevent steam from forming evenly in the mixing bowl and
slow down the overall cooking process.
• You can also turn the Varoma lid upside down and use it as a drip collector
for the Varoma dish and the Varoma tray 1 . It can also be used as a tray to
serve food directly from the Varoma.
Starting the Thermomix®
WARNING
Your Thermomix® may catch fire if exposed to
an outside heat source.
Do not place on or near a hot surface or stove top.
Falling Thermomix® may lead to injuries
Place your Thermomix® on a clean, solid, even
­surface to help prevent it from slipping.
Touching hot surfaces can lead to burns.
Do not touch the surface of the mixing bowl, the mixing bowl lid, the Varoma and parts of the measuring
cup as they will become hot when processing hot food.
NOTICE
Emerging steam may damage property
Ensure that there is sufficient clearance above and
around the Thermomix® and Varoma to help prevent
damage from any released hot steam.
When the Thermomix® is used for the first time it
may emit an odour.
Switch the Thermomix® on by pressing the selector.
The Home screen 2 will then appear.
Press the Home icon to return to the Home screen from
the various menu options. On the Home screen, you
can reset the dials by touching and holding the home
icon. Find a permanent place in your kitchen for your
­Thermomix® right from the start so that it is ready to use
whenever you need it.
Status bar/Thermomix® Menu
Speed dial
Icon for forward/
backward operation
Home icon
Scales icon
Temperature dial
2
Time dial
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Pull the power cord lightly from the housing and ­connect
it to the mains power supply. You can choose whatever
length of power cord you need, up to 1 m. If you do not
need the whole length of the power cord the remaining
length can be kept inside the Thermomix®. Make sure
that there is no strain on the cable so that the scales can
work properly. Do not place the Thermomix® on the
power cord. If you do, the ­Thermomix® will not sit evenly
on the ­surface and the scales will not weigh accurately.
Now the Thermomix® is ready to operate.
Home screen
Modes icon
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Switching the Thermomix® off
To switch off your Thermomix®, press and hold the selector until a
­message appears that the Thermomix® is switching off. You can then
release the ­selector.
Security and safety messages
Please read the security measures carefully when using the Thermomix®
for the first time. To review what you need to take into account, simply
select “Security measures” in the Thermomix® Menu 1 .
1
Weighing ingredients with the Thermomix®
2
NOTICE
When weighing, do not touch or lean anything against the Thermomix®
and make sure that there is nothing underneath the Thermomix®.
Also, make sure the power cord is without tension.
Press the scales icon to activate your Thermomix®’s integrated scales
function 2 .
You can weigh ingredients directly into the mixing bowl and Varoma.­
Proceed as follows to use the scales:
3
Step 1:Insert mixing bowl.
Step 2:Tap on the scales icon.
Step 3:Put in the first ingredient (3.0 kg max.) and check the quantity on the
display.
Step 4:If you wish to add more ingredients tap on the tare icon and add the
next ingredient 3 .
Repeat these steps as often as required to the maximum weight (6 kg).
The variation for up to 3.0 kg is +/–30 g.
Further information about weighing
The scales function works from 5 g to 6.0 kg in steps of 2 times 3 kg. When
weighing and adding ingredients with the help of the scales function always
add ingredients slowly because two to three seconds are needed before the
scales show the correct weight.
If you remove an ingredient from the mixing bowl, the scales will indicate a
negative value according to the weight of the ingredient removed.
When using the scales function to add ingredients, do not add more than
3.0 kg at a time. If you add more than 3.0 kg at a time, an overload message
will appear.
Always tap on the scales icon first before weighing or using the scales function.
This will increase the accuracy of the scales. Please be careful not to move the
Thermomix® during the weighing process.
When the scales function is not being used for more than 15 minutes the
Thermomix® will switch off automatically. If you tap on the scales icon again
before this time out the 15 minutes will start again.
Weighing while stirring function: You may weigh in ingredients while the
motor is running up to speed 4. Please note that this function only works
when the contents of your Thermomix® allow a smooth, shake-free operation.
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Operating the Thermomix® from the
Home screen
WARNING
The locking mechanism can pinch your fingers
Avoid contact with moving parts. Never touch the locking arms or mixing
bowl lid when opening or closing the Thermomix®.
To avoid scalding, burn injury and laceration hazard, do not try to
open the mixing bowl lid by force.
Only open the mixing bowl lid when the speed is set to “0” and the
l­ocking mechanism has released it.
NOTICE
Step 3: Start the Thermomix®
Tap the speed dial and use the selector to set the desired speed. Once the speed
has been set, the locking mechanism 1 will secure the lid and the preset time
will begin counting down to 00:00 in one second increments. In the cold mixing mode, the mixing speed will switch off once the preset time has expired.
A sound will indicate the end of the process and that the lid can be removed.
Depending on the preset speed, the locking mechanism will only unlock the
lid after a few seconds to ensure that no liquid spills out.
In the warm mixing mode after heating and simmering, you will experience
a different behaviour of the Thermomix® than in the cold mixing mode.
Once the preset time has expired, the mixing knife continues to stir gently
for 8 seconds to help prevent burning on the mixing bowl base. After the
additional 8 seconds have expired, the Thermomix® motor will stop, a sound
will indicate the end of the process and that the lid can be removed. Please
note that it is not required to wait these 8 seconds and you may stop your
Thermomix® manually any time before the 8 seconds have expired.
1
Locking
mechanism
Heating and cooking are only possible if a time period has been set.
Step 1: Set the timer
Tap the time dial and use the selector to set an operating time of up to
99 minutes.
Select a time between 0-1 minute in 1 second increments,
1–5 minutes in 10 second increments,
5–20 minutes in 30 second increments,
20–99 minutes in 60 second increments.
Step 2: Set the temperature
Tap the temperature dial and use the selector to set the desired temperature
to heat or cook the ingredients in the mixing bowl. If the dish does not need
heating, skip this step. Please note that the heating function of the Thermomix®
will remain inactive until a time is set.
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Adjustment of preset time
The preset time can be changed at any time during preparation. Tap the time
dial (if it is not yet active) and turn the selector clockwise to increase the time
or counter-clockwise to decrease it. If the mixing knife is stopped before the
preset time has expired – for example, to add an ingredient – the timer will
be paused. The countdown will resume once a new speed has been selected.
To stop the mixing process before the preset time has expired, press the time
dial and turn the selector counter-clockwise until the time is set to 00:00 or
press the selector.
If no time has been preset and the speed selector is activated the Thermomix®
will automatically stop after a maximum time of 99 minutes. After this time,
a buzzer will sound.
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Temperature dial
1
Varoma temperature setting
NOTICE
WARNING
•The Thermomix® can generate a constant flow of steam while cooking
depending on the chosen settings. Keep away from the steam. Hot steam
will continue to rise up through the hole in the mixing bowl lid when
removing the entire Varoma. Hot steam may escape at the sides and
from the top of the Varoma lid during operation.
•Scalding due to food boiling over may occur if heating large quantities of
food at high temperatures. If boiling over occurs, push the selector to
stop the machine.
The temperature can be set to between 37 °C and 120 °C. The desired temperature will be indicated in the middle of the temperature dial in large numbers.
The temperature of the bowl will be indicated along the top edge of the
­temperature dial on a colour scale from blue to red. The current bowl
­temperature will also be displayed in smaller writing between the desired
­temperature and colour scale 1 . While the heating is active you will also
notice the “°C” pulsing inside the temperature dial.
The preset and current temperatures indicated are approximate values only.
Always ensure that the value for the preset temperature is set to “---” if you
do not wish to heat or cook food. Alternatively, switch off the heating function
by tapping on the temperature dial and turning the selector counter-clockwise
to “---”. This will prevent unwanted heating of the ingredients in the mixing
bowl if a time has been preset. The heating function will only be switched on
if a time is preset on the time dial.
The Thermomix also uses LEDs on the housing to indicate whether it is
­ reparing cold dishes (flashing green) or hot dishes (flashing red as soon as
p
the mixing bowl has reached a temperature of 55 °C – 60 °C) 2 .
®
Soft heating at speeds 2 and 3
Speeds 2 and 3 are designed for soft heating. When these speeds are selected,
the temperature will be increased slower than at the other speeds. This allows
for the gradual heating of sensitive ingredients (e.g. zabaglione).
Soft start (above 60 °C (140 °F))
If the Turbo mode is activated or the motor is started when the temperature
in the mixing bowl is 60 °C (140 °F) or higher, an electronic system will
help prevent food from escaping by delaying the speed increase. This soft
start will only work if the food has been heated in the Thermomix®. Only then
can the temperature sensor correctly gauge the current temperature and trigger
the soft start accordingly.
If you want to use the Thermomix® to process food that has not been heated
in the Thermomix® (e.g. preparing a gravy from hot meat juices), you should
only increase the speed slowly and gradually.
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3
With water the temperature of the mixing bowl content cannot exceed
100 °C (212 °F). Higher temperatures can only be reached with high salt
or sugar content or non water-based liquids like oil.
Color scale
Current bowl
­temperature
Preset temperature
2
If the Varoma temperature setting 3 is selected, temperatures of up to 120 °C
(250 °F) may be reached, depending on what ingredients you are using, e.g. oil.
Please note that the value for the current temperature will switch to “Varoma”
as soon as the mixing bowl has reached a temperature of 1oo °C (212 °F),
which is needed for steaming. The color scale will continue to show the current
mixing bowl temperature 1oo °C-12o °C (212 °F-25o °F). During 15 minutes
at Varoma temperature setting, 250 g. (8 oz) water or water based liquids
evaporate. The Varoma temperature setting is used for steam cooking (see
page 25-28) and reducing water based liquids. For sautéing ingredients
the temperature setting of 120 °C (25o °F) is recommended. 120 °C (250 °F)
can be reached only after most of the water content of the ingredients has
evaporated.
4
Speed dial
Tap on the speed dial and turn the selector to start the Thermomix®.
The following speeds are available:
Designation
Speed / mode
Gentle stir
Revolutions/min.
40
Stirring
1–3
100–500
Mixing/blending
4–10
1100–10200
Turbo mixing
Turbo
10700
Gentle stir setting x
The gentle stir setting 4 can be selected using the speed dial. At this ­setting,
the food is stirred slowly in the same way as if you periodically stirred some
food in a saucepan. If this setting is selected, the food is not chopped and
large chunks remain.
Stirring
Use the lower speeds 1–3 for gentle stirring. This lower speed range is ideally
suited for delicious stews.
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Mixing/blending
1
Touch ( to reverse the rotating direction of the mixing knife from forward
(clockwise) to reverse (counter-clockwise) 4 . You can reverse the direction
of the mixing knife at any speed. Reverse (Counter-clockwise) operation is
indicated by the according symbol on the speed dial. To revert to clockwise
(forward) operation, ­simply tap on ( again, or wait until the set time has
expired and the rotation is automatically set back to forward knife movement.
Reverse operation is intended for gently stirring delicate food which is not to
be chopped.
WARNING
Keep hands and utensils out of the mixing bowl to reduce the risk of
injury to persons or damage to the mixer.
Use the speed range from 4 to 10 for coarse, fine and very fine chopping,
mixing and blending. Always be sure to adjust the speed slowly to the
desired value with the measuring cup inserted into the hole in the mixing
bowl lid. This will prevent the food to be chopped from escaping.
Forward/reverse knife movement (
2
4
5
Dough mode w
Turbo mode
WARNING
WARNING
Scalding hazard
•Using the turbo mode or abruptly increasing mixing speed with hot
food (temperature above 60ºC) may result in scalding injury.
When processing hot food, increase the speed gradually.
•To avoid injury when processing hot food (temperature above 60ºC),
place the measuring cup into the opening of the mixing bowl lid and do
not touch or fix the measuring cup.
•Do not fill the mixing bowl past the max fill line (2.2 litres). Remove mixing bowl carefully to help prevent contents from spilling or splashing.
NOTICE
Your Thermomix® switches off the heating at speeds higher than 6.
Use the Turbo mode to operate the Thermomix® at maximum speed.
To activate the Turbo mode, tap on the modes icon 1 and select Turbo 2 .
On the Turbo screen 3 select the desired blending time of 0.5 to 2 seconds
by tapping on respective touch area and turning the selector. For example,
if you want to coarsely chop larger quantities of food, activate the Turbo mode
3 to 4 times for 0.5 seconds (repeat as necessary). The outcome will be evenly
chopped food. The Turbo mode is also available while the motor is running
already; it is ­automatically deactivated when the temperature in the bowl
exceeds 60 °C or the dough mode is activated.
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3
Falling Thermomix® may lead to injuries
•Beware that an imbalance of the Thermomix® may develop when
kneading dough or chopping food and cause the device to move along
the counter. Keep it a sufficient distance from the edge.
•Never leave the Thermomix® unattended while it is running. (Note that
some automated recipes that use low mixing speeds and
low ­temperatures can be prepared in the Thermomix® without super­
vision. These exceptions will be explicitly stated in the recipe.)
•Place your Thermomix® on a clean, solid, even surface to help p
­ revent it
from slipping.
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Use the dough mode to make heavy yeast dough or bread dough. To select the
dough mode, tap on the modes icon 5 on the display and select the dough
mode icon 6 . A message will appear at the top of the screen confirming your
selection. A wheat symbol will now be displayed on the speed dial, indicating
that the dough mode has been selected. You can activate the dough mode
by pressing on the speed dial and turning the speed selector with or without
­presetting the time.
The alternating operation during which the dough is mixed clockwise and
counter-clockwise ensures even processing of the dough in the mixing bowl.
To deactivate the dough mode, tap on the modes icon again. A message will
appear at the top of the screen confirming your selection.
The dough mode is only available if the mixing bowl has cooled down after
cooking to a temperature below 60 °C (140 °F). If the temperature is higher,
the dough mode cannot be started and an error message will appear. Please
note that while the dough mode is active the heating system, the turbo mode
and the reverse mode are deactivated.
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Connecting a Thermomix® recipe chip
1
The magnets in the Thermomix® Recipe Chip and the Thermomix®
Recipe Chip interface may affect pacemakers or internal defibrillators.
Keep Thermomix® recipe chips and the Thermomix® recipe chip interface
away from pacemakers or internal defibrillators. Warn people with
pacemakers or internal defibrillators.
By category
2
Thermomix® Menu
When you tap on “Menu”, it features a list of further useful Thermomix®
functions 2 .
Favourite recipes
Selecting “Favourite recipes” is the quickest way to access the recipes that
you have tagged as favourites.
Important: Use the left arrow in the top left-hand corner of the screen to
return to the ­Thermomix® Menu step-by-step 3 .
In case a menu entry exceeds the line space three dots at the end of the line
indicate that swiping the text will make the hidden characters visible.
When you search by category, the Thermomix® will suggest different categories
such as starters or main meat courses.
The recipes are ordered alphabetically within the category 6 .
5
From A to Z
NOTICE
Never touch the Thermomix® recipe chip interface with any metal objects,
doing so could short-circuit the interface.
4
Select “Recipes” from the list to search through all the recipes 4 .
There are four different ways to search for your desired recipe:
by category, recipe name, favorite recipes or recently cooked recipes 5 .
WARNING
To connect a Thermomix® recipe chip to your Thermomix®, attach it to the
port on the side of the Thermomix®. It will lock into place as soon as the
­magnet is ­sufficiently close 1 .
The display will indicate which Thermomix® recipe chip has been attached.
A Thermomix® recipe chip icon will appear in front of the “Recipes” menu
entry in the main menu. The recipes on the Thermomix® recipe chip may now
be selected and cooked from the “Recipes” and “Favorite recipes” submenu.
Recipes
3
You can search for the recipe name in the alphabetical list. You can scroll
through the list by swiping vertically over the screen or by using the scroll bar
on the right side of the screen. Use the tab with the up arrow to enter a first
letter 7 .
6
Recently cooked
Have you cooked something tasty recently and want to repeat this success?
The recipes ­prepared recently are displayed here 8 .
Before the menu entries you will find symbols indicating the status of the
­recipes when they where left. A pause icon indicates that the recipe had
been left ­during preperation. A Thermomix® recipe chip icon indicates that
the recipe was finished. A transparent Thermomix® recipe chip icon indicates
that the Thermomix® recipe chip containing the recipe is not attached to the
Thermomix®.
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8
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Automated recipes
Cooking a recipe from a Thermomix® recipe
chip using the “guided cooking function”
Tap on “Menu” on the home screen and select a recipe from the “Favourite
recipes” menu or “Recipes” menu and it’s sub-menus.
Once you have selected a recipe, it will be displayed in full view mode, ­allowing
you to scroll up and down, and to read the entire recipe and list of ingredients 1 .
A tab can be found at the bottom of the screen. A further menu featuring
more detailed information on the recipe will appear when you select this 2 :
Favourite recipe
Tag the recipe as a favourite
1
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2
Nutritional value
View the recipe’s nutritional value.
Tips
Recipe tips.
Variations
Ideas for alternative twists to the recipe.
Beverage recommendations
Suggestions for drinks to complement the dish.
These are recipe programs, which take care of even more preparation steps.
The Thermomix® uses its built-in sensors to determine the state of the cooked
food and reacts accordingly. The program guides you through the cooking
­procedure, step by step.
Select the “Automated recipes” option 5 . Choose your desired recipe 6 .
The Thermomix® will advise the required preparation and cooking times 7 .
The recipe will start when you tap on “Start” 8 . Prepare the ingredients
according to the list shown 9 . Once you have all the ingredients, you can
start cooking. Follow the ­instructions on the screen. As you complete each step
select “Next” 10 . Picture 11 shows the recipe state in which the Thermomix®
processes through the automatic routine. Please note that the time given is
only approximate as it depends on the quality of the ingedients and on the
environment you are cooking in.
When “Finish” appears in the top right corner, the dish is ready and can be
served 12 . After the recipe is finished the home screen is shown indicating
the temperature of the mixing bowl. For your safety, the screen will then
inform you about the temperature of the mixing bowl 13 .
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6
8
9
11
12
3
7
Full view
Various different views can be selected for some dishes.
If you want to cook the recipe, you can either switch between the reading
mode and main menu screen, or tap on “Start” in the top right-hand corner of
the display and follow the instructions that then appear on the screen 3 .
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Parallel steps
Some recipes feature steps parallel to cooking or stirring processes to shorten
the overall preparation time of the recipe. In these cases you will find the
“next”-icon replaced by a “parrallel step”-icon
in the top right corner of
the screen 4 . Tap on it right after starting the motor.
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WORKING WITH THE THERMOMIX®
Transportation mode
1
When selecting “Settings”, you will find a list of the functions to further
­customize your Thermomix®. 3 These are:
● manage favourites
● language selection
● information about Thermomix®
● the background colour
● resetting your Thermomix® to factory settings
● locking your Thermomix®
5
Set your preferred display language here 5 .
As soon as you have made your selection, all information will appear on the
screen in your chosen language 6 .
If you need to transport the Thermomix®, you should first lock the mixing
bowl. Select “Transportation mode” to do so 1 .
Tap on “cancel” to release the mixing bowl if you wish to continue working with
your Thermomix® 2 .
Never carry or lift the Thermomix® by the locking arms. Never push, pull or
press the locking arms. This could result in damage that may cause the
­Thermomix® to become inoperable.
Settings
Languages
Unit System
2
Set your Thermomix® to use the metric or imperial system of units.
Note, that if you start a recipe which uses an unit system other than set,
your Thermomix® will automatically switch to the unit system of the
­chosen recipe and switch back when the recipe is finished or aborted 7 .
6
About Thermomix®
Information on your Thermomix®’s serial number and the current software
­version is available under the About Thermomix® option 8 9 .
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4
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Manage favourites
In “Manage favourites”, you can remove recipes from your list of favourites 4 .
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WORKING WITH THE THERMOMIX®
Reset to factory settings
1
Use the “Reset to factory settings” option to revert to the original Thermomix®
manufacturer settings 1 .
Please note that your personal settings will be lost 2 .
5
WARNING
Not intended for use by children
•Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or
near children.
•If the Thermomix® is used around children consider using a l­ocking
code.
Background colour
Choose between light text on a dark background and black text on a light
­background 3 4 .
Locking your Thermomix®
2
NOTICE
6
The Thermomix® cannot be locked while in operation.
3
4
• Protect your Thermomix® from children or other unauthorised users.
Select “Thermomix® lock or unlock” for two locking options 5 .
• Activate and deactivate the lock as desired. You can also change your
­personal identification number (PIN) 6 .
• When you press “De-/activate lock” for the first time, the lock will be
­inactive 7 .
• Select “Lock active” 8 .
• A number pad will appear and you will be asked to enter a personal
­identification number (PIN). Enter a 4-digit code of your chosing 9 .
• When you have entered your pin, press “Save” 10 .
• A security message will appear. Select “Yes” to confirm your new PIN 11 .
• Your Thermomix® is now locked and you can switch it off 12 .
• The next time you switch your Thermomix® on, it will first request your PIN.
• If you have forgotten your PIN, select “Forgot PIN?”. You will then be able
to unlock the Thermomix® using the master PIN 62742766 13 .
• When you have entered your PIN, you can deactivate the lock again.
Select “De-/activate lock” under the Settings option in the Thermomix® Menu
and select “Lock inactive” 14 .
• If you wish to activate the lock again, the Thermomix® will request whether
you wish to use the same PIN again. If you select “Yes”, the Thermomix® will
be locked immediately. If you select “No”, you will be asked to enter a new
PIN and the Thermomix® will then be locked once this has been saved 15 .
• Alternatively, you can enter a new PIN at any time under the “Change PIN”
option 16 .
Screens 10-16 see next page.
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WORKING WITH THE THERMOMIX®
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THINGS TO
REMEMBER
Automatic shutdown
First time use and high loads
The Thermomix® automatically switches off after
15 ­minutes. A message appears for the last 30 seconds
giving you the opportunity to cancel the automatic
shut down.
When the Thermomix® is used for the first time it may
emit an odor.
If the motor is subjected to a high load during food
­preparation, the motor may overheat and start smelling.
The appliance might shut down automatically. This is
completely harmless and after the cooling-down time
indicated earlier, the Thermomix® will again be in
­perfect working order.
Electronic motor protection
16
If the motor has turned off:
• Remove the mixing bowl from the Thermomix®.
• Reduce the quantity contained in the bowl and/or add
some liquid, as appropriate for the recipe.
• Wait for approx. 5 minutes (cooling down time)
• Check that the air intakes at the back of the unit are
unobstructed.
• Re-insert the mixing bowl
• Re-start the Thermomix®.
If the error message is still displayed after the cooling
time please call Customer Service.
Contact
You can find your customer service local contact
as ­follows:
Select “Contact” in the Settings menu 17 .
Select your country from the list 18 .
The full contact details will be displayed 19 .
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18
19
NOTICE
During a power outage, the locking arms will not
open, you will not be able to remove the content of
the mixing bowl. Wait until the power comes back.
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Things to remember 47
CLEANING
Please clean all parts of your Thermomix® – especially the mixing knife, the
mixing bowl, the ­mixing bowl lid and its seal ring – thoroughly before using
it for the first time and after every usage.
How to clean the mixing bowl and its lid
WARNING
The blades of the mixing knife can cut
BLADES ARE SHARP. HANDLE CAREFULLY. Hold the upper part of the
mixing knife when removing or re-inserting it.
NOTICE
Leaks from around the mixing knife may damage the
Thermomix®
•Ensure that the sealing ring of the mixing knife is fitted to the knife bearing.
•Ensure that the mixing knife is locked into the bowl base correctly.
•If liquid leaks or spills into Thermomix® base unplug the Thermomix® and
refer to the care and maintenance section for cleaning.
NOTICE
Never use pointed or sharp objects for cleaning as this may damage
­functional parts or affect the safety of the Thermomix®.
Remove the mixing bowl from the Thermomix® and remove the mixing knife
(see pages 17–18).
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Now clean the inside and outside of the mixing bowl (without the mixing
knife) 1 either in hot water with cleansing agent and a soft cloth or in the
dishwasher; the mixing knife, spatula, butterfly whisk, simmering basket,
measuring cup, mixing bowl lid and Varoma can be cleaned in the same way.
If food is sticking in the mixing bowl use a special cleansing agent for
­stainless steel.
Ensure that the contact pins at the bottom of the mixing bowl are always
clean and dry before you insert the mixing bowl. If necessary wipe them off.
We recommend that you dismantle the mixing bowl for cleaning, especially
when you clean it in the dishwasher.
2
How to clean the mixing knife
NOTICE
•Do not leave the mixing knife in water for a long time as this may
­damage the gasket system of the knife bearing.
•That leaving the mixing knife in food residues or using a very aggressive
dishwasher agent may result in the development of rust. This is harmless and may be removed easily with a brush or a soft vinegar solution.
NOTICE
Leakages near the mixing knife may damage the Thermomix®. Make sure
that the sealing ring of the mixing knife is properly positioned on the knife
bearing. Ensure that the mixing knife is correctly anchored in the mixing
bowl base.
To clean the mixing knife hold it under running water with the mixing knife
pointing upwards, as shown in picture 2 . In order to facilitate the cleaning,
use a brush or clean it in the dishwasher. Carefully re-assemble the mixing
bowl and mixing knife (incl. seal ring).
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Cleaning 49
CLEANING
How to clean the Varoma
1
Unplug your Thermomix®. Dry excess liquid out of the area below the mixing
bowl using a towel.
If you believe that liquid has entered the inside of your Thermomix®, do not
attempt to disassemble it. There are no user servicable parts. DO NOT start
your Thermomix®. Call our customer service or your Thermomix® advisor.
NOTICE
•All components are dishwasher-safe. Place plastic parts, in particular
the mixing bowl lid, into the top rack of the dishwasher in order to avoid
deformation resulting from exposure to higher temperatures and
pressure from items above.
•Some foods and liquids such as curry, carrot juice, and those with citric
acid content may cause staining. Wipe such substances off the mixing
bowl lid, its seal ring, the spatula, the simmering basket, Butterfly Whisk
and all Varoma parts as quickly as possible. Any residual staining will
disappear in time and does not affect your health or how the parts
­function.
To clean the Varoma wash the dish, tray and lid carefully in warm, soapy
water or in the dishwasher. Use a soft, clean cloth and gentle cleansing agents
for cleaning 1 . Avoid using sharp objects or metal scouring pads, as these
will cause scratches.
How to clean the main Thermomix®
WARNING
Danger of electric shock
•Unplug the Thermomix® from outlet when not in use, before putting on or
taking off parts, and before cleaning.
•Do not put the Thermomix® in water or other liquid. Clean with a damp
cloth only. No water or dirt should enter the base unit.
How to clean the area below the mixing bowl.
2
Additional information for cleaning
NOTICE
The contact pins of the mixing bowl can corrode
Ensure that you thoroughly dry the contact pins of the mixing bowl after
cleaning the mixing bowl, so no moisture can enter the Thermomix® via
the contact pins.
Some of the plastic parts may become slightly discoloured but this does not
affect your health or how the parts function.
If the mixing bowl with mixing knife, mixing bowl lid and measuring cup are
only slightly soiled it is sufficient to perform a short mixing operation to clean
them. Therefore place approx. 1 litre of water and a few drops of cleansing
agent into the mixing bowl, select speed 5 or 6 and tap on the reverse icon (
several times. Follow this operation by thoroughly rinsing with water and if
necessary use a soft cloth as well.
To improve ventilation during storage, leave the measuring cup off the mixing
bowl lid.
Disconnect the Thermomix® from mains power supply before cleaning.
Wipe the main Thermomix® with a damp soft cloth and a gentle cleansing
agent 2 . Use water sparingly to prevent moisture from entering the
­Thermomix®.
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CHANGING THE
PROTECTION GRID
Accessory in selected countries
Changing the protection grid on the bottom
Changing the protection grid at the back
To install the protection grid on the bottom of the Thermomix®, disconnect
the Thermomix® from the mains power supply. Remove the mixing bowl and
tilt the ­Thermomix® as shown 6 . Take the protection grid for the bottom 7 .
It has an oval bump that must face the bottom of the Thermomix® 8 .
Lay the protection grid under the upper ridges, then press down until you hear
that the grid has locked in place 9 .
To remove the protection grid, disconnect the Thermomix® from the mains
power supply first. Remove the mixing bowl and tilt the Thermomix® in
the same way as when you inserted the grid. There is a tab at the left of the
­protection grid. Pull on this to remove the protection grid.
Disconnect the Thermomix® from the mains. Remove the ventilation grille
by lifting it from the clips at the recessed grip 1 . You will now see the back
of the Thermomix® with the ventilation slits 2 . Take the protection grid
for the back 3 and insert it. It fits snugly over the ventilation slits 4 . The
ventilation grille can now be reattached. Carefully press it into the clips
until it locks entirely in place. Never operate your Thermomix® without the
ventilation grille 5 . Check the protection grids for stains every time you
clean your Thermomix® from the outside.
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NOTES FOR YOUR
OWN RECIPES
Use similar recipes in the Thermomix® cookbooks as
a guide for adapting your own recipes. The easy to
­understand step by step design of our recipes enables you
to ­prepare your own recipes with your Thermomix®.
Order of ingredients
When preparing food according to your own recipes
­consider the order of the steps, e.g. prepare dry ingredients
first.
Weighing the ingredients
Before weighing each ingredient tap on the scales icon P
and the scales will show 0.000. Add your ingredient.
Attention: Never exceed the maximum capacity of the
mixing bowl and Varoma.
Setting time, temperature and
speed
You will achieve best results by following the suggested
order in the following examples:
Example: Normal heating
Settings: 5 min/100 °C/speed 1:
1 set timer to 5 minutes
2 set temperature to 100 °C
3 turn speed selector to 1
Example: Chopping vegetables
Settings: 7 sec/speed 5:
1 set timer to 7 seconds
2 turn the selector to speed 5
Example: Kneading dough
Settings: 2 min/ w :
1 set timer to 2 minutes
2 select the w dough mode icon
3 turn the selector clockwise to activate
TROUBLESHOOTING
Error:
Action:
The Thermomix® cannot be switched on.
Check if the power cord has been properly plugged in.
Check if the Thermomix® is still in “sleep mode”.
The Thermomix® does not heat.
Check if a heating time and temperature have been preset.
The Thermomix® stops during operation.
See section entitled “Electronic motor protection” on
page 47.
Trouble with scales.
Check: while pressing scales icon do not touch the
­Thermomix®; nothing is leaning against Thermomix®;
­there is no ­tension on the power cord; Thermomix® ”feet“
are clean; work surface is clean, solid, even and not
­vibrating; do not slide Thermomix® over the work surface.
Chopping and blending
When chopping ingredients or blending preset first a
short time and check the result. If the result you want to
achieve is not reached prolong the time.
Heating time
Heating time is dependent on the following:
a Starting temperature of the ingredients to be heated
weight and volume of ingredients
b Quantity,
Attention: Never exceed the maximum capacity of
the mixing bowl or Varoma!
c Heating conductibility of the food to be prepared
d Chosen temperature
e Speed
of accessories
f Use
(with/without simmering basket/Varoma)
WARNING
Do not operate the Thermomix® if the cord or plug becomes damaged, if
the appliance malfunctions, or if the Thermomix® is dropped or damaged
in any manner. Return your Thermomix® to the nearest authorised service
facility for examination, repair or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
NOTICE
Regularly inspect your Thermomix® and its accessories for possible
­damage.
Do not use your Thermomix® with damaged accessories. If damaged,
replace the respective accessory.
Do not use a damaged Thermomix®, contact Vorwerk customer service or
an authorised Vorwerk repairer.
Example: Cooking delicate food
Settings: 5 min/90 °C/ (/speed 1:
1 set timer to 5 minutes
2 set temperature to 90 °C
3 select ( icon
4 turn the selector to speed 1
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LEGAL REGULATIONS/
COPYRIGHT
WARRANTY/
CUSTOMER SERVICE
For customers living in
EU-Member States:
Warranty
Customer service
For the warranty period, please refer to your purchase
contract.
For details of your local customer service centre please
contact your ­Thermomix® advisor, the sales company in
your country, or refer to www.thermomix.com.
s an owner of an electrical or electronic product,
A
you are not allowed by law (according to EU-­
Directive 2002/96/EC of 27 January 2003 on
waste electrical and electronic equipment and the
particular national laws of the EU-Member States
transforming this Directive) to dispose of this
product or its electrical/electronic accessories
as unsorted domestic waste. You should use the
designated gratis possibilities for return instead.
Please contact your city or municipal authorities
for information.
Copyright© 2014 by Vorwerk
International Strecker & Co.
Text, design, photography, illustrations by Vorwerk
­International Strecker & Co., Switzerland. All rights
reserved. This publication may not – in part or in whole –
be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted
or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,
­w ithout the prior permission of Vorwerk International
Strecker & Co.
Directions regarding the
US market
Please note that, to date, the Thermomix® TM5
(the appliance) has and is only being produced,
­marketed, sold and distributed by Vorwerk International
Strecker & Co. (“Vorwerk”).
The appliance has neither been developed/designed for
the US market, nor has it been approved for or released
in the US market. Accordingly, the appliance is purposely
not being sold or promoted in any way whatsoever by
­Vorwerk or any other authorised third party in the USA,
and no customer service is being provided in relation
to the appliance by Vorwerk or any authorised third party
in the USA.
Vorwerk does not and will not accept any liability
­whats­oever for any damages and/or losses whatsoever
(including, but not limited to any direct, indirect, special,
incidental, punitive or consequential damages or losses,
any loss of profits or loss of business, and any damages in
respect of damage, injury or death) in any way arising
from or in connection with, or caused by or as a result of
the use of the Appliance in the USA (including damages
and/or losses due to different voltages being utilized in
the USA). Persons utilizing the Appliance in the USA
do so entirely at their own risk.
The Thermomix® may only be repaired by Vorwerk
­Thermomix c­ ustomer s­ ervice or an authorised Vorwerk
repairer.
Use only parts provided with the Thermomix® TM5
(page 14–15) or original spare parts from Vorwerk
­Thermomix®. Never use the Thermomix® in ­combination
with parts or equipment not provided by Vorwerk
­Thermomix®. Otherwise your warranty is rendered void.
Produced by
Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH & Co. KG
Blombacher Bach 3
42270 Wuppertal
www.vorwerk-elektrowerke.de
Your Thermomix® advisor:
Name
Telephone
Fax
Mobile phone
Email
Thermomix® in Australia –
Vorwerk Official Distributor
Customer service
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone 1800 004 838, Email: info@thermomix.com.au
Thermomix® in New Zealand –
Vorwerk Official Distributor
Customer service
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone 0800 766 966, Email: info@thermomix.co.nz
This instruction manual is available in other languages
at www.thermomix.com
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