Training

GROW YOUR THERMOMIX KNOWLEDGE

Besides providing you with thousands of tasty cooking and baking ideas, we also want to ensure that our customers know how to use their Thermomix safely and correctly. The following icons illustrate all relevant safety rules – each presented to you with the corresponding explanation. Click through the three Thermomix Basics sections “Basics”, “Use” and “Accessory” and learn everything about the safe handling of your Thermomix.

Basics

  • Icon food only
    For food only
    Thermomix is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.
  • Icon handle with care
    Handle with care
    Take care when cooking with Thermomix and make sure that novice users are supervised or instructed in the use of Thermomix. Always take care and keep children away when using the Thermomix.
  • Icon keep dry
    Keep housing dry
    Do not immerse the Thermomix housing in water. Make sure no water, liquid or solid food enters the housing. Clean housing only with a damp cloth. Disconnect the Thermomix from the main power supply before cleaning.
  • Icon check
    Check it out
    Check your Thermomix and accessories such as the connecting cable, the mixing bowl, the lid or the lid sealing ring (only TM31) for possible damage every time before using. Use only if undamaged and parts fit correctly.
  • Icon green sealing ring
    Use green sealing ring (TM31)
    Always use your Thermomix TM31 with the green sealing ring only, properly fitted in the lid of the mixing bowl. If you don’t have a green sealing ring, contact your Vorwerk customer service in order to exchange your grey sealing ring with the new green one.
  • Icon replace 2 years
    Remember to replace
    The sealing ring (only TM31) should be replaced every two years or in case of damage or leakage. Only use original Vorwerk Thermomix accessories. The use of a sealing ring older than 2 years affects the safety functions of the Thermomix.
  • Icon sharp blades
    Sharp design
    The blades of the mixing knife are very sharp. Only hold the upper part of the mixing knife when removing or re-inserting it. Do not touch the mixing knife when Thermomix is in operation.
  • Icon right position
    Find the right position
    Place your Thermomix on a clean, solid, even and non-heated surface so it cannot slip. Do not place the Thermomix on a cooking plate as it may catch fire in case of being heated.
  • Icon it moves
    It moves
    Keep your Thermomix at a sufficient distance from the edge of the surface because occasionally when kneading dough or chopping food, Thermomix may move. Please observe the machine at any time while operating.

Use

  • Icon sizes
    Respect the sizes
    Never exceed the maximum fill level markings of the mixing bowl, the simmering basket or the Varoma and never overfill the Thermomix. Check the fill level markings of the mixing bowl each time after adding ingredients. Overfilling the mixing bowl, the simmering basket or the Varoma affects the safety functions of the Thermomix and may cause serious injuries.
  • Icon boiling hot
    Boiling hot
    Place the measuring cup correctly into the hole in the mixing bowl lid. Be aware of hot food escaping from this opening when processing hot food. If food is escaping from this lid opening or elsewhere, immediately reduce the speed and hold at speed “1” at least for 3 seconds before turning to “lid open” position (only TM31). Wait until cooled down, check fill level and empty if necessary.
  • Icon hot accessories
    Hot accessories
    Several parts of Thermomix will become hot or release hot steam when being heated to temperatures above 60 ° C. Therefore, keep a certain distance and use oven gloves or other suitable hot temperature protection. Never hold or touch the measuring cup when processing food above 60°C.
  • Icon steaming hot
    Steaming hot
    Hot steam escapes at the sides and from the top of the Varoma lid when operating with Varoma. Touch only the handles on the sides of the Varoma. Hot steam will continue to rise up through the hole in the mixing bowl lid when removing the full Varoma accessory.
  • Icon turbo
    Use turbo for cold food only
    Use the turbo mode only for processing cold ingredients. Do not use the turbo mode whilst operating with hot food.
  • Icon speed up
    Speed up slowly
    After cooking with high temperatures, blend by progressively increasing the speed step-by-step.
  • Icon speed down
    Speed down slowly
    After blending, progressively reduce the speed and hold at speed “1” at least for 3 seconds.
  • Icon time
    Take your time
    Turn the speed down and wait at least 3 seconds until processed food has stopped moving. Only then should you turn the switch to “lid open” position (only TM31) and then open the lid carefully.
  • Icon Thermomix cup
    Mind the cup
    Do not cover the hole in the mixing bowl lid with anything other than the measuring cup designed for and provided with your Thermomix. Do not cover the measuring cup. Otherwise, steam cannot escape, the appliance can become pressurised and may cause serious injuries.

Accessories

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    Avoid fake copies
    Only use original parts or accessories provided with and designed for your Thermomix.
  • Icon green sealing ring
    Use green sealing ring (TM31)
    Always use your Thermomix TM31 only with the green sealing ring in the lid of the mixing bowl. If you don’t have a green sealing ring, contact your Vorwerk customer service in order to exchange your grey sealing ring with the new green one.
  • Icon lock
    Lock properly
    Make sure that all corresponding parts are properly locked and correctly positioned as intended. That applies to (a) mixing knife, mixing knife sealing ring, mixing bowl and mixing bowl base (b) mixing bowl, mixing bowl lid, lid sealing ring and measuring cup and (c) mixing bowl, mixing bowl lid, lid sealing ring and Varoma.
  • Icon open carefully
    Open carefully
    Open the mixing bowl lid with care – never try to force it open. For TM31 only: Only open the lid when the processed food has stopped moving and the speed selector is pointing to “lid open” position. For TM5 only: Open the lid only when the speed is set to “0” and the locking mechanism has released it.