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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

 lindal1000 wrote:
What's a Thermomix?

 

I had to Google, some kind of a mixer but the thrid word, the company who markets it "Vorwerk" told me all I needed to know, now I know why all the simpletons in Iduns old village have one, have paid 20 times it real value for it and why all their friends and neighbours are being besieged by indoctrinated greedy sellers of said item.

 

Hint, when your neighbour asks you if you wouldnt mind spending 10 minutes answering some questions from her student daughter because it will help her in her new job, if you agree then greet her with an alarm clock set to 10 minutes, refuse to allow her boss who is pretending to be training her into the house because you were not informed, throw her out after the alarm goes off and when they bring out the final killer question "please give us the name of 5 of your friends and relatives" just say NO!

99.999% of French will be incapable of such hence their success, for them France is like shooting fish in a barrel, remember the Swiss girl who got banned fromthe forum speaking about all her friends and neighbours feeling obliged to spend loads of money after being invited to (in her words) f***erware parties Big Smile [:D]


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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

 lindal1000 wrote:
What's a Thermomix?

Perhaps this?

edit: From the report

Criticism

In 2010 Stiftung Warentest rated the model TM 31 with mark 3.2 (satisfactory). Mainly the high price of €985 the noise level and that grating and slicing is not possible was criticised.Devil [6] The successor model TM 5 was rated in 2015 with mark 2.9 (satisfactory). The noise level (measured at 91 decibel by stirring water) was again criticised and the testers named this as the reason why it was rated down.[7] In 2014 Thermomix was awarded a "Shonky Award" by the Australian consumer advocate CHOICE, for the "flawed launch of its new model".[8]

There have been numerous accounts of a Thermomix machine "exploding" and burning people with scalding liquids.[9][10] In October 2014 the model was recalled over claims that hot liquid or food may splash out of the mixing bowl.[11] CHOICE has called for an ACCC investigation.[12]

CHOICE has told the ABC it is aware of 87 separate cases where Thermomix consumers have been burned. The ABC understands 18 of those required several weeks of treatment in hospital burns units.[13]

Product Recall

In 2014 Thermomix TM31 was recalled in Australia. The ACCC issued the recall notice 2014/14361 in October 2014. The sealing ring was identified as a point of possible failure in circumstances where the machine was operated at high RPMs and then switched to the lid open position. Service numbers starting from 124231XX to 143231XX. Vorwerk shipped all affected owners a replacement sealing ring in November 2014.[14]


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cajal

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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

I wonder what has happened to the the poor OP?
He/she has probably cleared off, wished he/she had never poséd la question.

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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

A couple in my old village, but the rest are city dwellers and I really do know quite a few people with them. The thermomix is the 'in' thing, and I personally wouldn't touch one with a barge pole.



I try and avoid buying magic beans.Whistles [Www]


edit did see the post about them exploding, but the people I know who have bought them has been during the last year. Pre noel and then up to summer time. Bees knees apparently.......... as people value that which they have paid most for and it will be in a few years, that the truth will out....... unless the thing explodes, ofcourseWhistles [Www]

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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

Yes, probably ran ages ago.

I looked for these supposedly wonderful Thermomixes - not available on Amazon. Sounded a bit like one of those ponzi schemes until I read Chancer's post.

Obviously those of us from the UK are just sensible; the cost mentione earlier sounds crazy.

I'm very happy with my Remoska from Lakeland, very low-tech but it can cook pretty much anything and costs cents/pennies to run.

I was unsure about spending the £70 or so at the time, but Claire spoke so highly about them that I ended up buying 2, one for England, one for France.



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Re: Wanted: Property Let or Purchase Near Sarlat/Salignac

 Patf wrote:
I wonder what has happened to the the poor OP?
He/she has probably cleared off, wished he/she had never poséd la question.

Good point Patf. I suggest any further discussion/opinions about Thermomix ought to be expressed on the other topical thread: 'The Latest Piece of Lunacy'.

Domestic foodmixer...€985 - sheer lunacy.Woot! <img src=">

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cajal


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