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Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Melinda on November 06, 2013, 01:11:44 am

Title: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 06, 2013, 01:11:44 am
Hi Everyone,

I'm Melinda, and I live just outside of Canberra.  I've owned my Tmx for about a year and a half now, however I hadn't used it a lot except for smoothies and soups.  Then a couple of weeks ago I made the Thai Red Chicken curry from the EDC, in desperation as I didn't know what else to make for dinner that night and I luckily had all the ingredients!  Since realised how easy it was I've been making sure I use it a lot more, and converting a lot of my current recipes over.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2013, 01:18:53 am
Welcome Mel B. I am so glad you have started using your thermomix for other things. There are heaps of recipes on here that are really lovely. Lots of people put up photos of their food too so that is more inspiration.
Let us know how you go with the recipes from the forum.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: trudy on November 06, 2013, 01:31:07 am
Welcome to the forum MelB
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: astarra on November 06, 2013, 03:45:17 am
Hi and welcome MelB.  :)
There will be no stopping you now, you will fall deeper and deeper in love with it - all over again!  :D
Hope you will share your converted recipes with us.  :-*
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 06, 2013, 08:59:14 am
A warm welcome to the forum MelB :)
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 06, 2013, 09:47:28 am
I've used it three times today.....  Definitely loving it a lot more than I was.

At one point I was considering selling it, now I'm planning to take it away with us on holidays.  Actually, taking it with me saves it from going on a removal van (we're moving to Perth in eight weeks) and will also feed us while at the in-laws (they're a very DIY family when it comes to cooking.....).
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Gertbysea on November 06, 2013, 10:27:53 am
Welcome Melinda . Remember when travelling with your Thermothingy to keep it on it's side and not upright .

Gert
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Kimmyh on November 06, 2013, 10:44:54 am
Hi Melinda and welcome.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2013, 11:54:57 am
I Melinda, welcome to the forum.  I'm so pleased to see you are using your Thermomix a lot more now, it's capable of so much and is a waste of money if it is not put to good use on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Augusta on November 06, 2013, 12:06:57 pm
Welcome to the forum Melinda
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Augusta on November 06, 2013, 12:17:38 pm
Hi Gert, I noticed in your welcome to Melinda that she puts her thermy on it's side when travelling, this is the first time I have heard of this, why is this so. The reason I'm asking is because I take thermy with me when I travel south in Perth.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2013, 12:25:53 pm
There's some discussion on this blog (http://www.whyisthereair.com/2012/06/21/travelling-with-my-thermomix/) Augusta and it explains in the comments why and when the TMX should be laid on it's side.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Gertbysea on November 06, 2013, 12:36:55 pm
I did not know this  until my Thermothingy has  to go to hospital and the consultant  was horrified when I went to put it in her car on the floor of the back of the front eat. She immediately turned it on it' side and when  it came back to me after repair I made note of it being packaged in the original box on it's side  so as not to damage the weighing feet. If you ere travelling in a caravan  I would think that so long as it is tethered  it would be fine. Never slide it along the benchtiop either but lift and position.

Gert
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 06, 2013, 08:02:28 pm
Welcome Melinda . Remember when travelling with your Thermothingy to keep it on it's side and not upright .

Gert
I've bought the Tmx bag to carry it in.  I had no idea that it was meant to go on it's side - having said that, I haven't yet worked out how it's meant to all pack in the carry bag as there were no instructions with it.
Title: Re: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Jamberie on November 06, 2013, 11:12:52 pm
Welcome Melinda :) there are a few of us from Canberra on the forum :)
With the travel bag, there is a foam part the goes under the tmx to raise the feet so they don't hold the weight during transportation ... hope that helps a bit :)
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: mab19 on November 07, 2013, 04:55:07 am
Welcome to the forum Melinda  :)
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 07, 2013, 05:52:55 am
I just have a padded base, no foam piece?  I'm going to a demo next weekend so plan to ask the Consultant about it.

I'm really hoping I didn't throw out the foam piece thinking it was just packaging, I don't remember!
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2013, 07:59:22 am
Melinda the thermomix doesn't go on it's side in the carry bag. It sits up the right way. There should be 3 empty parts ( sort of) in the base where the legs of the thermomix go. This is to keep the scales happy. I'd photograph mine but it is in the van and that is all tucked up and hard to get to. ( through DH's shed!)
My bag actually has a foam base but they may have changed. It is inside the bag.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 07, 2013, 08:21:42 am
This is the inside of my carry bag.

(http://melbrennan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2013-11-07-19.14.44-e1383812418185.jpg)
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Augusta on November 07, 2013, 09:17:38 am
Thanks Judy and Gert for your replies to my question, will definitely make sure thermy is safe to travel .
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Jamberie on November 07, 2013, 09:28:12 am
Here's a picture of mine with a piece of plastic with foam underneath...the plastic piece sits in the bottom of the bag and TMX sits on top. The cut outs are where the feet go and this takes the pressure off them...hope it makes sense.
-I could be completely wrong...I too didn't get instructions and this is the only way I could work it out.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 07, 2013, 09:31:17 am
Here's a picture of mine with a piece of plastic with foam underneath...the plastic piece sits in the bottom of the bag and TMX sits on top. The cut outs are where the feet go and this takes the pressure off them...hope it makes sense.
-I could be completely wrong...I too didn't get instructions and this is the only way I could work it out.
Oh!!! I thought that was for the back section, and the hole was for the mc to sit in!  I have that piece....   :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2013, 10:19:51 am
 :D :D  It looks like these bags should come with a full set of instructions girls.
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 07, 2013, 10:45:12 am
:D :D  It looks like these bags should come with a full set of instructions girls.
They definitely should.  Just a simple diagram would be enough.

Thanks everyone, for clearing up the confusion!   :D  Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: obbie on November 08, 2013, 12:58:16 am
Hi and welcome
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: Melinda on November 08, 2013, 01:01:56 am
Thanks Obbie,

Love your list of kitchen appliances in your signature.  I've got the Tmx, Kitchen Aid and pizza stone, plus a million other gadgets and tools - wouldn't want to be without any of them!
Title: Re: Another newbie from Canberra
Post by: obbie on November 08, 2013, 03:53:39 am
oohh, I just got a vaccum sealer, and a dream pot last week too.