Versatile kitchen device
MANY people work long hours and often come back tired and lack the desire to get the wok in their kitchen going.
“Cooking should be fun,” says True Mix Sdn Bhd executive director Lim Juan Hoong. “But most of us think it’s difficult.” It’s true, most of us frown at the thought of chopping garlic, peeling potatoes and monitoring a simmering pot. How about making bread and cakes? Not a chance. But what if you are able to make piping hot meals for yourself (and your family) and yummy desserts without the hassle, mess and culinary skills? Is it possible, you ask?
With the Thermonix, it is possible. Also known as the “Super Kitchen Machine”, Thermonix has been making waves in Malaysian homes since its introduction two years ago. A product of German company Vorwerk International, the company was established in 1883 and has over 120 years of successful history operating in more than 60 countries. Thermonix was developed by 120 engineers and technical experts and has 23 world patents. Worldwide, it is sold in 60 countries and has produced some 25,000 recipes.
Thermonix is a compact and versatile kitchen appliance that takes on the functions of 1 0 different kitchen appliances, saving you money and space on your kitchen top. It can weigh, cut, chop, mix, mince, pulverise, grate, grind, mill, beat, blend, whip, whisk, knead, emulsify, cook, steam, simmer and stir-fry. It is the ultimate kitchen machine that every modern kitchen should have.
You can use Thermonix to:
- Make nutritious fruit juices
- Stir-fry and saut6 vegetables
- Knead dough to make bread and pizza
- Mince meat
- Pulverise coffee, rock sugar and solid ice to powder
- Steam dumplings, tofu, vegetables and fish
- Make ice cream and sorbet
Thermonix is one of the most energy-efficient appliance around and has a maximum power consumption of 1,500 Watt. Its mixing bowl is made of surgical stainless steel while blades are made of Solingen steel. Both fixtures come with an integrated heating system and temperature sensors.
“You can be a cook with zero experience and still produce tasty and healthy meals,” says Lim. “With Thermonix, it is all about time, temperature and speed. Follow the recipe if you are a beginner. For seasoned cooks, let the magic begin.”
Thermonix comes with a scale that allows precise measurement as well as specific temperatures that are crucial to producing good food. The beauty of precise temperature is that food will always be consistent. You will have no burnt food at the bottom (common with wok cooking) as the machine works intelligently to prevent this and no nasty accidents from spills.
In a product demonstration, Lim showed how Thermonix was able to pulverise rock sugar in two seconds. In another two seconds, lemon was blended along with water and the pulverized sugar to produce lemonade. From a fruit juicer, Lim then showed how Thermonix was able to make dough for mantao (dumpling).
Flour, yeast and water were scooped into the Thermonix mixing bowl and in five short minutes, the super machine went on to produce fluffy dough. “The traditional way to knead dough takes some 40 minutes, but with Thermonix, you only require three to five minutes. The best thing is that there is no mess. Your kitchen top remains clean.” When the dough was ready, it was steamed using the Thermonix. The monfao was light and absolutely delicious.
Piping Hot Meals
Perhaps, the most important function for most Malaysians is the machine’s ability to make hot meals for the family. Busy people dislike long preparation time and this is where Thermonix fits in.
Lim again showed how effortless cooking can be. First, garlic was skinned and grounded using the Thermonix, enabling your hands to remain clean and odour-free. This process took two seconds. Then broccoli, carrots and cauliflowers were poured into the Thermonix.
“We are the only machine to be able to move at slow speed. Most machines can go at high speeds which Thermonix is most capable of. But when it comes to slow speed for stir-frying, Thermonix does it equally well. “lt also has a ‘reverse’ function which reverses the direction of its blade, giving you stir-fried food that is intact. Normal blenders cannot do this because it cannot reverse its blade direction, and ends up grinding your food.”
In seven minutes, the vegetables were ready. Mixed vegetables never looked so good. Their colours were vibrant, the broccoli was a splendid green and the carrots were a bright orange. “This is because the consistent temperature makes the food so well-cooked. If you fry in a wok, you neither have consistent or the right temperature that is essential for healthy food.”
What are vegetables without some fish and rice? Again, Lim demonstrated how rice could be prepared in 20 minutes on the same machine. On top of that, he steamed a fish at the same time by placing a plate on top.
Quick and Easy
Over the weekends, should you want to treat yourself, make yourself some sorbet. While a sorbet may sound complicated, Thermonix makes it easy, even for a child.
Simply put in sugar, some sour plum and your fruit of choice. Let Thermonix work its magic and in 30 seconds, you would have produced sorbet fit to serve in a restaurant. With Thermonix, you can now produce food you always thought were too time-consuming and difficult. Make your own kaya, strawberry jam, sauces and chowders.
Best of all, you know you are producing good food that is healthy without any preservatives. Eating healthy food keeps the body energetic and stronger. Thermonix is a highly useful kitchen tool for the family. When you buy the product, you will get a comprehensive recipe book that covers a wide variety of meals. You can also attend cooking classes organised by the company. The product comes with a two-year warranty. For enquiries, call 03-78049326, 03-7 804 4177, 03-78044178 or log on to www.truemix.com.my---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------