Grow your Thermomix® knowledge
Thermomix is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.
For food only
Take care when cooking with the 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®.
Handle with care
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.
Keep housing dry
Check your Thermomix® and accessories, such as the connecting cable, the mixing bowl, the lid or the lid sealing ring (TM31 only) for possible damage every time before using. Use only if undamaged and parts fit correctly.
Check it out
Only use your Thermomix® TM31 with the green sealing ring, properly fitted in the lid of the mixing bowl. If you don’t have a green sealing ring, please contact the customer service team at Vorwerk UK to order one.
Use green sealing ring (TM31)
The sealing ring (TM31 only) should be replaced every two years or in the 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®.
Remember to replace
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 the Thermomix® is in operation.
Place your Thermomix® on a clean, solid, even and non-heatable surface so it cannot slip. Ensure the Thermomix® is placed away from the hob as it may catch fire in the case of being heated.
Find the right position
Keep your Thermomix® at a sufficient distance from the edge of the surface because occasionally when kneading dough or chopping food, your Thermomix® may move. Please observe the Thermomix® at any time while operating.
It may move
Never exceed the maximum fill level markings of the mixing bowl, the simmering basket or the Varoma. 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.
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” for at least 3 seconds before turning to “lid open” position (TM31 only). Wait until cooled down, check fill level and reduce if necessary.
Several parts of the Thermomix® will become hot or release hot steam when being heated to temperatures above 60 ° C. Therefore, keep a certain distance and use caution when handling hot items. Never hold the measuring cup when processing food above 60 °C.
Hot steam escapes at the sides and from the top of the Varoma lid when operating with the 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.
Use the turbo mode only for processing cold ingredients. Do not use the turbo mode whilst operating with hot food.
Use turbo for cold food only
After blending, progressively reduce the speed and hold at speed “1” for at least 3 seconds (TM31 only).
Speed up slowly
After blending, progressively reduce the speed and hold at speed “1” at least for 3 seconds.
Speed down slowly
Turn the speed down and wait for at least 3 seconds until processed food has stopped moving. Only then should you turn the switch to “lid open” position (TM31 only) and then open the lid carefully.
Take your time
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.
Use the measuring cup
Only use original parts or accessories provided with and designed for your Thermomix®.
Avoid fake copies
Only use your Thermomix® TM31 with the green sealing ring in the lid of the mixing bowl. If you don’t have a green sealing ring, please contact the customer service team at Vorwerk UK to order one.
Use green sealing ring (TM31)
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.
Open the mixing bowl lid with care – never try to force it open. For TM31: 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 when the speed is set to “0” and the locking arms have released it.