If you’re thinking about buying a Thermomix, the cost can be so overwhelming. And let’s face it, nearly $2k for a kitchen appliance is kinda out of this world. BUT, and there’s a huge BUT! While the initial cost is massive, a Thermomix can save you so much money. Ever since we got our Thermomix, our grocery bill has been way cheaper, because we make so many more things from scratch. Here’s 10 ways that your Thermomix will save you money:
1. Peanut Butter
The store-bought peanut butter is often so full of additives (aka crap!) and it’s not cheap either. Buy a bag of peanuts and make your own. We make our own peanut butter using only peanuts… nothing else! No oil… just peanuts! And it tastes amazing.
2. Pizza Bases
Friday night at our house is otherwise known as pizza night. Buying store-bought pizza bases can cost a fortune and they often taste like cardboard. You can make your own in the Thermomix for around $1.00.
We’re massive yogurt eaters in our house and would easily go through around 2kg a week (on my 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.
Making your own bread, rolls, scrolls, buns and loaves can save you a pretty penny. 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.
5. Vegetable Stock
Veggie stock is a staple in any kitchen and making your own not only saves you money, but you also know exactly what’s going into it.
6. Almond Meal
I do a lot of baking, so this one was 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 saves a trip to the supermarket too!).
7. Smoothies and Juices
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.
8. Cakes and Biscuits
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 way better too!
Image: Easy Chocolate Cake
We used to buy dips from the supermarket each week. But after buying a Thermomix, there’s no way I would buy them again! It’s so quick, easy and cheap to make your own.
Ooh I nearly forgot this one! 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 had Thermomix pastry, you can never, ever go back!!
There are so many other ways that the Thermomix will save you money… whether it’s by making your own jams, butter 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 – which is pretty good considering that you’re going to get a whole lot of years use out of it!
How does your Thermomix save you money?