Hi everyone --
The reasons Thermomix is not sold in the USA are varied and complex. The machine was sold for a short time and then withdrawn for legal reasons, but there are also cultural hurdles.
I can hardly wait for the day this will change and when that day comes you will hear me whooping with joy, no matter where you live! I will dance on tables and shout about it on the blog and in this forum.
Until that day comes, the two official Canadian distributors are not allowed by Vorwerk to sell into USA. That is the official word. If any machines happen to surreptitiously move across the border, the warranty is voided of course and there is no support for the machine once in the USA.
I receive emails each week from people in the US who are desperate to get the machine. Especially now, with the prevalence of social media, it's impossible to keep Thermomix a secret from friends, relatives and prof chefs in countries such as USA. I am so looking forward to a sea change.