Yes it's really true... here's our top 10 ways that your Thermomix will save you money! From making your own yoghurt to bread, cocktails to butters, dips to pastry and more...
One of the biggest considerations when buying a Thermomix is weighing up the cost (and at over $2k, there's no doubt that it's a massive expense!) and the ways in which it could save you money (thankfully there's LOTS of them!).
We've included 10 of the top ways that your Thermomix can save you money below.
How Your Thermomix Will Save You Money
Store-bought butter and nut butters can be pricey and also full of additives. Making butter and nut-butters in your Thermomix couldn't be easier (or cheaper).
Thermomix Peanut Butter | 1 Ingredient Recipe
Check out our top tips for making butter in your Thermomix here
2. Pizza Bases
Every Friday night is pizza night in our house... so you can imagine how much of a money saver the Thermomix is on those nights!
In fact, you can make your own pizza bases in the Thermomix for around $1.00. That's a huge saving on store-bought pizza bases (or takeaway pizzas).
Thermomix Pizza Dough
Turn our pizza dough into a delicious pizza... just like this one!
Thermomix Italian Sausage, Tomato & Basil Pizza
We're massive yogurt eaters in our house and would easily go through around 2kg a week (on muesli, for a snack, in smoothies etc).
At the supermarket, our favourite yoghurt costs around $7.00 for 600g, whereas you can make 1kg of yoghurt in the Thermie for around $3.00. That's a massive saving for us.
Here's our super easy pot-set yoghurt recipe (including lots of tips for getting it right!).
4. Homemade Bread
Making your own bread, rolls, scrolls, buns and loaves can save you a pretty penny (plus there's no additives or preservatives!
Gourmet olive and parmesan loaves can cost around $8.00 from the bakery, and yet you can make one for around $2.00 in the Thermomix.
Similarly, a dozen rolls in the Thermomix will set you back about the same cost as 2-3 rolls from the bakery.
This is a great way to save money with your Thermomix every day of the week!
Here's a few of our favourite Thermomix breads, rolls and scrolls:
5. Homemade Stock
Vegetable and chicken stocks are a staple in any kitchen and making your own not only saves you money, but you also know exactly what's going into it.
Homemade stock can be frozen in ice-cube trays ready to use whenever needed.
TIP: Ask your consultant to show you how to make homemade stock when they deliver your machine - it's a game changer!
6. Almond Meal
I do a lot of baking, so this one is a huge thing for me! A tiny packet of almond meal at the supermarket is so expensive (around $15.00 for 500g) and yet you can make your own in the Thermomix for just over half that cost.
Plus, we always have almonds sitting in the pantry, so it's easy to whip up a container of almond meal... and it only takes a couple of seconds!
7. Smoothies, Juices & Cocktails
I've certainly been known to pop by Boost Juice for a mid-afternoon pick me up. And while I love their juices and smoothies, one drink can cost over $6.00. Using the Thermomix lets me make 2-3 juices and smoothies for the same price.
Here's a few of our favourite smoothie recipes:
Ooh and lets not forget the HUGE amount of money you can save by making your own cocktails.
We love making cocktails in the Thermomix so much... we've even published TWO cocktail cookbooks!
8. Cakes, Biscuits & Slices
If you're someone who buys store-bought cakes, biscuits and slices, then a Thermomix will save you a huge amount of money! Making your own baked goods from scratch is one of the biggest money savers.. plus they'll taste far better too!
Check out some of our most popular cakes, slices and biscuits recipes:
We used to buy dips from the supermarket every single week (at around $5 per dip!). But after buying a Thermomix, there's no way I would buy them again!
Homemade dips are so quick, easy and cheap to make in the Thermomix.
And lets not forget that the Thermomix makes the most delicious pastry ever... plus it's oh-so-easy.
Best of all, it's so much cheaper than buying frozen sheets from the supermarket.
Once you've made pastry in your Thermomix, you can never, ever go back to store-bought again!!
There are so many other ways that the Thermomix will save you money... whether it's by making your own jams or even laundry powder, or by reducing your gas and electricity bills... it really can save you a whole lot of cash!
Most people say that the savings they make from owning a Thermomix would mean that they would have paid it off within a year!
How does your Thermomix save you money?
Browse our entire range of hardcopy Thermomix cookbooks... from dinners to slices, biscuits, cakes, lunch box recipes, Christmas recipes, cocktails and more!
I'm interested to know what appliances you could get rid of because you have your thermie?
My biggest decision has to be my beautiful aqua blue kitchen aid that looks so pretty on my bench... ??. I'm so torn!!! Do I, don't I????? ???
Lauren Matheson says
Oh I totally understand, I haven't gotten rid of my Kitchen Aid because 1. I still use it for some things and 2. It looks so pretty! Thankfully I was able to give my food processor, blender, stick mixer, milkshake maker away to friends.
I find I like to use my kitchen aid for cakes that benefit from whisking and adding "air". But love my thermie and couldn't do without it now. I'm sure they would keep each other company on your bench.
Ange @ Little Kitchen Blue says
I am beyond excited, I am putting my order in this weekend so will have my Thermobaby in a few weeks...
All these things one can do with a food processor, so paying $3k for a thermomix is not really saving money
We totally agree that the Thermomix is a super expensive item! But, as our post is trying to point out, there are so many ways that you can save money using your Thermomix (and this is only a very small list of the full range of ways). We're not trying to convince people to buy a Thermomix, but rather to show the ways you can save a few dollars if you do happen to buy one. We totally get that a Thermomix isnt everyone's 'cup of tea' so to speak! 🙂
I have never seen vegetable stock cooked in a food processor. Or any other cooked meal, sauce, spread, jam, soup, gravy, casserole, curry or coulis.
Hi GrandMa, It certainly sounds like you love your Thermie!!! Sounds like you get a lot of use out of it too! 🙂
Noelle McGill says
I so agree with you Grandma, I was able to get rid of so many appliances and have a Thermomix that stays on the bench and gets used every day. Worth every penny!
Geraldine Drum says
please contact me
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sugar. I now just buy raw sugar and make my own castar and icing sugar. I also used spend so much money on microwave rice simply because i could never get it right on the stove top or rice cooker. The thermomix does an amazing job.
Absolutely!!! Love how easy it is to make our own caster and icing sugar! Just another awesome thing about the Thermie!!
I totally agree. It's so important to know what is inside your food. You could add to your list Nutella also. And icing sugar. That saved me a lot of money! xx cathy
ps: could you give me a link for a good veggie yogurt thermomixable? My trials were always disasters!
I'm loving the sounds of all these ways a thermomix can save you money, I would so very much love one! Hopefully one day!
Happy fabulous foodie Fridays and happy long weekend lovely ladies! xx
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says
Milling sugar and making custard - did someone say sweet tooth?!