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Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:47:40 am »
What a great husband you are Allen, do you think your wife will want to make something in the TM5 herself one day or are you the designated cook in the house?

I am hoping that she dose, but I know better then to push. The 19th i will be having surgery on my left shoulder and hand done and will not be able to cook for a few weeks maybe she will want to tried it out them. :D

Chit Chat / Re: TM5 problems
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:42:54 am »
Anyone else had their TM5 misbehave and flash the screen, on and off quickly, light & dark????
Apparently, the repair engineer said that this fault - and the flashing of "reverse enabled" when I haven't engaged reverse - is probably down to a spill in the machine.
I can honestly say i haven't had this happen. I am fastidious about ensuring the pins etc are absolutely dry before putting the jug in the TM5. Nothing, as far as I am concerned has overflowed from the jug either.
I love my TM5 but this is driving me nuts. Any advice would be so welcome.
Am I just being unlucky??

Hi Past94x

My first TM5 did misbehave like yours, right from the start when I was using the cookbook recipes it would jump into reverse and then back out multiple times this happen to my couple of time with in the first two weeks, I reach out the Thermomix and they were fast to respond, the the next thing that happened was the scale screen pop up and got stuck on, I was unable to clear it and got a video of it, I sent them the video and they quickly offer to replace my TM5 with a new one since this all happen in my first 30 days of owning my TM5.. Like you I keep my TM5 clean and did not have any spills. My new has done great sofar and right now I have keep the clear screen protector on.

Question; does the screen pop ups happen when you are in the cookbook only?


Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:02:39 am »
All is good :)

, itís been couple of weeks since my last update DW and I had a great time on the beach weather was great and the food was good.

My new TM5 has been great, none of the weird screens have pop up like my first one did. I have not tried anything new but have been making my morning coffee daily. I did cook our dinner tonight in the TM5 plus are small oven for the bake potatoes.
I steam a salmon fillet in the upper tray and couple of tails in the lower basket, then the last 5 mins I add the bowl basket with some corn and fresh cut onion.(15 mins total time) I will say it came out great well season. I can also report my DW is also enjoying the food I am making in the TM5 and now she thinks the kids need one. This weekend I am hoping to make some cookies that my DW likes as a surprise she doesn't know I have the recipe.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 17, 2016, 06:03:48 pm »

Few years back I saw the TM31 on the web, but could only get one thought Canada the cost was high so I pass on it. Then a few weeks back I saw the TM5 on eBay and I started looking on the web, there are no consultant in GA or the South East in the USA right now only in California, I was put in contact with Thermomix from a consultant in CA  I am hoping to learn the TM5 and become a consultant in GA once they are available here. I would like to get one for each of my kids. Right now they have service in TX and will be opening up in NY soon,


You are great, now we just need to get the kids talking. ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:06:38 pm »
You sound like the perfect DH Allen. Do you have a single brother?  ;D

Thank you MEP, I see you are in the USA, if you every come down to GA, I would love to cook a meal for you and your DH :)

PS, I do have a 27 year old son that I need a wife for. Do you know anyone?

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 16, 2016, 12:47:57 pm »

Allen I only use Varoma for the last few minutes as it says. I don't blend it first as I like bits of strawberry in it.


I am missing something here, what I am reading is "1  Place all ingredients into Thermo bowl and cook 25-35 min/Varoma/speed"
Varoma is the only temperature I am seeing. ???

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 15, 2016, 07:03:46 pm »
Allen:  Sure enjoying seeing all the things you are doing with your Thermomix.  If you keep this up, I may have to get one too!


Thanks for reading, so far the Thermomix has been a nice add on in my kitchen I been using it daily, and keep finding new uses for it. Last night I cook my DW her favorite grill steak, lobster tail and bake potato, I did the tails in the TM5, season them first then drop them in the pot steam basket, they came out great. I have been enjoying my TM5 since I got it and have not stop playing with it.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 15, 2016, 01:52:52 pm »
I love making jam in my thermomix.
This is my favourite Strawberry Jam recipe.


Looks good I will try the recipe next time, question it says to use Varoma that is the highest setting steam right, I read in the book that strawberry jam uses a lower setting around 220f also it's using speed 1 no blending first. Is this the way you are cooking it?

Thanks Allen

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:35:06 pm »
Quick Puff Pastry and Strawberry Jam

I been playing with my new TM5, made the quick puff pastry, the TM5 did a great job making the dough but the pastry was plain no flavor to them, it was just butter and GP flour so I thought it would had a buttery taste to them.

Strawberry jam, this is something I love and always wanted to make at home. I use the basic cookbook recipe, but substitute the lemon juice with 3 Tbs of ball realfruit classic pectin and add about 1 Tbs of butter. I cook the jam at 220f for 28mins. After refrigerator overnight the jam has setup, it is not as firm as store bought jam but not bad for my first attempt in making jam.

Next time I will reduce the chop time to have a more chunky jam. (Strawberry preserve) and cook it for couple more minutes and see how that works. Both my DW and I enjoy it.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:04:40 am »
I received my new Thermomix today :) and shipped my first one back, I have been using the first TM5 while I was waiting for my new one to arrive, it never miss a beat. The last couple of days I have not tried anything new, so itís time for something different maybe some jam and some quick puff pastry. My DW and I will be head to the Florida Golf Beachs next week for a week of camping 8) so we have a lot going on right now.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 07, 2016, 11:24:38 am »
Ladies, thank you for your support I am looking forward to having a Thermomix in my kitchen for many years, I just need Vorwerk to build a reliable machine and stand by what they sell. So far they are.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:27:25 am »
Today I hesitate on this post, but I am exploring the TM5 and this is what is happening. Up to this post it's been a bed of roses.

Within the first couple of days of cooking, I was cooking by the cookbook chip a screen pop up saying “deactivate reverse”  then the little reverse icon came on then the pop up window came back on, this probably happen 5-6 times then stop. Not sure on why this happen I keep moving forward. Then a few days later (8/31/16) it happen again, this time I had to tap next on the screen to clear it (I pass right by the step to add salt) not a critical step here noless I did miss it. I sent a email out to service @  They where very fast in responding with a call and email they wanted to set up a video call so I could redo the steps when it happen, I explain to them it did not happen every time so a video call would not help. I was told they would get back with me by email, I quickly received a email asking me to check couple of thing and do a factory reset and to let them know when it was done. I did as they ask and respond back all went well until today (9/6/16) this time a scale window pop up something you don’t see when you are using the cookbook. I tried to grab my phone to get a video of it but by that time it had stop changing screens, but the pop up boxes was still there. I was able to get a video of it and showing I was unable to clear the screen. I had to turn the power off, then once it was back on I was able to finish my recipe. I sent service a email with the video I made, they respond back with a order number and telling me they will be shipping me a new one in the next 48 hours and provide me with a return shipping label for the TM5 I have now.

I was happy to see Thermomix do the right thing, I am hopeful that this is an isolated occurrence, anything man made will have a lemon get by now and then.

Things to note
It seem only to happen when I was using the cookbook, I never had a problem when I use it manually.
It happen with couple different recipes, so I do not think it's any special recipe.
I have recorded my serial number and firmware release to compare it to my new one I receive.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:32:08 pm »
I bet the grandchildren love you Allen.  Great work there.
Yes, they do love there grandparents, Alexandria always says  "grandpa makes the best bread" I  make her whole wheat bread and her busy Mom only give her store bought bread. The extra time we have after the kids are grow up. ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 05, 2016, 12:21:15 pm »
Cupcakes and Waffles,

Saturday we had couple more grand-kid over for the night so my Saturday night and Sunday were busy, I made cupcake for the birthday party Red Velvet with white Vanilla icing was my order. Off to the web for the cake mix (I like trying new recipes) I found one call Southern Red Velvet it is a oil base cake (something I never had before and it was an easy switch to TMX), first add all the wet ingredients mix 30-45 seconds, speed 4/5 you are looking for a nice mix, no mayonnaise please, then sift all the dry ingredients twice (except the sugar only once the second sift) mix together about 60 seconds, speed 5, looking for a well mix wet batter. Cooking for cupcakes (24) 350f for about 20 minutes.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring (1 ounce)
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Read more at:

DW and Skyler and the 5 year old (Conner) decorated the cupcakes.

In the morning we had Waffles I mix the ingredients in my TM5  60 sec, speed 5, I normally make this by hand in a bowl, but the TM5 did a better job and added air to my batter. I had tried to make the batter before in my old blender (Vitamix) but found the container to be too narrow to get the batter out, the wider bowl of the of the TMX worked a lot better this time.

Chit Chat / Re: Exploring the TM5
« on: September 05, 2016, 12:17:22 pm »
I apologise to you and Skyler Allen. I made a typo on her name. I have corrected it. I have a DD who goes crazy if her name is mis spelt.

No problem, I do that and a lot worst all the time.  :)

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