The Optimum ThermoCook, engineered with the highest quality parts, offers an affordable alternative to the Thermomix. Below is a factual comparison on the various accessories, functions and product specifications.
Stainless steel, max2L, with 4 supporting line on the wall
Stainless steel, max2L, with 3 supporting line on the wall
Capacity max 100ml
Capacity max 90ml
Optional extra stainless steel cooking jar, max 2L.
No extra jar
Stainless steel material, two layers, bigger capacity than all others
Plastic material, two layers
Stainless steel material
Stainless steel material
4 wings, stainless steel, detachable
4 wings, stainless steel, detachable
STIRRING & WHISKING
Stainless steel diecasting stirring shaft
Silicon rubber, and as a tool to lift the filter basket
Silicon rubber plus plastic handle, can lift the filter basket
Button & knob, big LCD
Touch screen & knob, big LCD
All non-electrical parts
All non-electrical parts and the jar
CHOPPING: 500G CARROT +300ML WATER, MAX SPEED, 30S
MINCING: 500G PORK WITHOUT FAT, MEDIUM SPEED, 20S
GRINDING: 500G PEANUT +80ML OIL, MAX SPEED, 2MIN
Average, not as fine as Thermomix
WHISKING: 5 EGG WHITE, WITH BUTTERFLY, MEDIUM SPEED, 3MIN
STIRRING: 700G CARROT IN BIG PIECES + 700ML WATER, SPEED 1
FRY: 2 EGGS, 40ML OIL, MAX TEMPERATURE
Good, no blade influence, not sticky
Poor, cannot avoid blade and got sticky on the bottom and blade
KNEADING: 1KG FLOUR + 660ML WATER, FOR BREAD
Good, used kneading accessory, work properly by “kneading” program (speed 2/3) until finished in 10 minutes.
Poor, use only blade, the motor cannot work even at max speed and shows “E25” error on screen
KNEADING: 500G FLOUR + 250ML WATER, FOR NOODLE
Good, used kneading accessory, work properly by “kneading” program (speed 2) for 3 minutes
Poor, use blade, must
use high speed,
and cannot form dough
ICE CRUSHING: 300G ICE CUBES, MAX SPEED, ADD THE ICE FROM THE LID HOLE DURING WORKING
Good, consistent heating and steaming,ready in 25min
Average, not consistent heating and takes 30min
220-240V~ 50/60Hz 1500W (motor 500W, heater 1000W)
220-240V~ 50/60Hz 1500W (motor 500W, heater 1000W)
10 speed levels:60, 150, 300, 600,1500, 2000, 3000,4000, 5000, 6500rpm
21 speed levels:40, 70, 100, 150, 200, 350,500, 800, 1100,1550,2000, 2550, 3100, 3750,4400, 5100, 5800, 6700,7600, 8800, 10000rpm
1 degree, total 84 temperature levels can heat separately without the motor working, and no need to set the timer before heating
Total 20 temperature levels and cannot heat separately. The heater works only if the motor is running and the timer must be set before the heating works
10 levels adjustable
Not adjustable, always full power at all the temperature level
Max 12h, can freely set any hour, min or second
Max 90min, adjustable by 1s in 1min range; adjustable by 10s in 1-10min range; adjustable by 1min in 10-90min range
19 auto programs: DIY (1,2,3), Smoothie,Quick soup, Thick soup,Chop, Saute, Stir, Knead, Steam, Stew,Warm, Reheat, Boil, Yogurt,Rice, Porridge, Pulse
3 auto programs:rice, yogurt,custard and hundreds more by SD card
3 DIY programs
When temperature over 60°C, the max speed level is 4.
Can work at max speed when water boiling. Hot water may spit out from the measuring cup risking burns
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|ThermoCook||Tefal Cuisine Companion|
|Number of abilities /
Functions advertised :
20 functions including DIY customisation
6 Auto programs. functions not found
37°C to 120°C
37°C to 120°C
|Max Bowl Capacity :||
500W motor, 1000W heating power
500W motor, 1550W heating power
|Turbo/Pulse Function :||
Turbo & pulse
Turbo & pulse
|Key Attachments / Accessories:|
| Mixing Tool / Blade
(for whisking, stirring etc.)
Yes, Separate to main unit
Yes, Separate to main unit
2 Years Domestic
|Large steamer: 3L capacity.
Small steamer: 2.6L capacity
One glass lid suitable for both steamers.
|Blades||Hardened 4 wing stainless steel detachable blades|
Temperature setting: 37-120° C
Simple pre-set auto program and unique DIY programs for consumer personality
Electronic motor protection which cuts out if the motor detects an overload caused by overfilling.
|Other Safety features||
The Optimum ThermoCook will not operate until the lid is properly secure
All steaming attachments, glass lid, butterfly tool and spatula
Instruction manual, recipe book, measuring cup, spatula and precise glass digital scales
Small and large steamer, steamer lid, cooling basket, mixing tool, keading shaft and blade assembly
The bright, easy-to-read LCD display combined with an easy-to-use intuitive interface and single selector dial allows for easy and precise control. The variable controls give you the freedom to control every aspect of the cooking process. Set the timer from 1 second to 12 hours, temperatures from 37-120C, 10 speed levels with pulse function and heat power.
Save time and space:
This innovative appliance takes control and saves you time on every task in the kitchen. Avoid using multiple kitchen tools, just place your ingredients in the Optimum ThermoCook, select a pre-set program and let the Optimum ThermoCook do all the hardwork whilst minimising clean up. Take advantage of this all-in-one appliance by replacing numerous kitchen appliances to create more cupboard and bench space.
The Optimum ThermoCook features over 20 convenient functions that are designed to help you to create a range of impressive, nutritious and preservative-free meals your whole family will love. Here’s just a selection of its functions: chopping, whipping, mixing, emulsifying, milling, kneading, cooking, blending, stirring, steaming, weighing, precise heating and much more. For a complete list of functions visit the ‘Functionality’ section.
Simple Pre-set Programs:
The Optimum ThermoCook includes autoprograms, designed to enable you to make meals quickly and with minimal of fuss. Choose from: Smoothie, Quick Soup, Thick Soup, Chop, Saute, Stir, Steam, Stew, Warm, Reheat, Boil, Yoghurt, Rice, Porridge, Kneading.
With the stainless-steel blade, powerful 500W motor, 1000W heating element, overheat/overload protection and safety protection system, the Optimum ThermoCook has been specially designed for superior quality, ultra-durability and power performance.
The Optimum ThermoCook includes a steamer tray, cooking basket, mixing tool, measuring cup, spatula, digital scale and a recipe book.
Additional 2.0L cooking jug: This multi-purpose bowl is featured in a number of recipes that require two jugs. To purchase the additional jug, visit Froothie Product Accessories.
“The Thermocook is a hard working multi-tasker, Not only does it act as a high quality blender, it's so versatile – it can puree and heat at the same time making it perfect for soups, sauces and stews and it can grind up spices, nuts and seeds finely so it's ideal for a whole range of raw treats and desserts.
I have just used the Optimum Thermo Cook during a cookery Demo in London Veg Fest for soup, pesto, making fudge etc which everyone loved. So much potential this machine – love it!! ”
Christine is a qualified leading Nutritional Consultant, Chef, Journalist and Media Expert. During her extensive training she gained a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Nutrition Centre CNELM. She is also qualified to MSc level and holds at PGCE for adult training and lecturing. An experienced Food and Health Writer Christine regularly contributes to national and local Magazines and Newspapers on Food, Health, Nutrition and Fitness. She has appeared extensively in the media including radio and television. She is author of several health and recipe books.
“To test out my ThermoCook I started off by using the steaming facility. Easy does it as I am not that great when it comes to operating electrical gadgets, but to my surprise even I managed to set up and use this gadget at a click.!!!………My second attempt in the ThermoCook was a spiced butternut squash soup. I added chopped onions and chunks of butternut squash in the jug with green chilli, pinch of cumin, salt and water and hit the "Quick soup" function and I had delicious hot piping soup in less than 20 minutes. Things were getting better and better so impressive!!! My third attempt was to make Jam…..The Jam turned out perfect…. Read More”
Nayna is one of the UK's most popular vegetarian bloggers. She blogs easy veggie recipes and is ranked in the top 50 food blogs in the UK by Foodies 100. Nayna's recipes have appeared in The Metro, The Evening Standard and Eat In magazine.
“I love the simplicity and versatility of the new Optimum ThermoCook. The user interface is easy to understand and even gives me the ability to create my own DIY programmes. No longer do I need to find room for a blender, bread maker, soup maker, rice cooker, food processor… this single machine replaces all these kitchen gadgets giving me maximum functionality, whilst taking up the minimum amount of space ”
Having achieved a miraculous transformation in his own health, Neil is now recognised as one of the UK's leading juicing experts. Neil is a qualified) Natural Juice Therapist, registered with the Complimentary Medical Association. Through his website (naturaljuicejunkie.com) and his juice detox programs he has been able to deliver significant health benefits to thousands of people throughout the world. Neil's recipes are often described as tasting “too good to be healthy”. Neil can regularly be found hosting sold out events throughout the UK as he continues his mission to share the benefits of a juicy lifestyle.
“Thanks to ThermoCook it's beginning to look like I'm redundant in my own kitchen! Let me tell you about this truly amazing piece of kit…..Oh yes, the ThermoCook is a cooking lovers dream come true. Of course it's not that I or anyone else can't cook, but the ThermoCook makes everything so much easier. Even mashed potato is taken care of in under 18 minutes from start to finish….The recipe book that comes with the machine contains over 90 recipes but once you've had a play with it you can of course make your own recipes up as I did with this simple Curried Vegetable Soup..... Read More”
Jan Bennett is author of aglugofoil.com, consistently cited as one of the top 100 food blogs in the UK. With a combined social media following in the thousands, Jan is a recognised authority on home cooking and uses the best kitchen tools for the job.
“My main reason for cooking this today was to do yet another road-test of my newest swoon-worthy kitchen gadget that has very quickly become my first port of call for pretty much every kitchen task……Sorry that’s a very long list isn’t it, (with hindsight it would have been simpler to list what it doesn’t do… wash up, set the table, change nappies)…. but can you see why I love it?!? This gadget is like having your very own sous-chef in the kitchen with you. No, in fact it is like having your very own head chef! Just tell it what you want, pop the raw ingredients in the jug, go and put your feet up, (or a load of washing on, more likely!), and come back when dinner’s ready..... Read More”
Kate holds a Cordon Vert professional diploma in Vegetarian Cookery and runs her own website TheVegSpace.co.uk, which has been listed in the ‘Top 10 UK Vegetarian blogs’ by The Guardian, Red Magazine, and Vegetarian Living magazine. her recipes have appeared in Cook Vegetarian Magazine, the Observer Food Monthly and others. She won the ‘Vegetarian Chef of the Future Competition’ run by the Vegetarian Society, and in 2011 was the creator of the ‘UK’s Tastiest Meat-Free Dish’ and winning a competition from Linda McCartney Foods.
“The ThermoCook is made by the people behind the Froothie Power Blenders and Smoothie Makers.
This multi-function cooking appliance has loads of functions, I would describe it as a big 2 litre stainless steel power blender jug that plugs in a bit like a kettle, which means you can cook and heat as well as blend. That’s a pretty simplistic explanation as the Optimum Thermocook has over 20 functions all of which are designed to help you to create a range of impressive, nutritious and preservative free meals for your family…Read More”
Janice is a well established food blogger from Scotland. Her blog Farmersgirl Kitchen is all about simple home cooked family food with plenty of inspirational recipes. Janice has won several recipe competitions and has also had her recipes published in the Guardian and on Wayfair. During a food tour of Novia Scotia, she received 88,782 Twitter impressions in 7 days.
“So what can the Thermocook do? Everything! No seriously, besides babysitting, cleaning the windows and washing the dishes this machine can do almost everything! …So far in my Thermocook I’ve made cauliflower soup, a breakfast smoothie, bread dough, broad bean and Parmesan dip, lemon curd, icing sugar (true story! This machine is powerful enough to blitz granulated sugar into icing sugar! No more being caught out without enough icing sugar again!), melting moments cookies, anzac biscuits, peanut butter cookies (three different cookies for our family Christmas tree decorating party, pictured below), a pavlova (both the whipped egg whites and the whipped cream topping), ginger beer, mulled wine, porridge, hot chocolate, creamy polenta and a fish pie – including steaming and whipping the creamy potatoes for the pie, hard cooking the eggs and making a most delicious sauce.Read More”
Elizabeth is a Canadian living in Shetland with her family here she blogs family recipe using local seasonal produce. Elizabeth was a finalist in this year’s BIB Awards and is ranked third in the UK by eBuzzing Gastronomy. Elizabeth writes for A Taste of Shetland and 60 North Magazine. Her work can also be found on i’i Shetland and 750g le mag.
“So far I have been impressed with it and I think if you had a family to cook for, then the ThermoCook would definitely be helpful in the kitchen… I can see myself using it a lot more.Read More”
Shaheen started her veggie and vegan blog to feature the recipes she made using vegetables from her allotment. Since then she has run her own cafe, been named one of the Top Veggie Bloggers in the UK by Vegetarian Living Magazine and was a runner up in this year’s Great Vegan Bake Off.
“This gadget has the footprint of a 4-slice toaster, but it can perform loads of functions. It’s essentially a food processor with a heating element, and you just have to change the accessories to make it do even more – from boiling and sautéing to kneading and chopping. Yes, really. This beautiful beast can do it all. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using the ThermoCook more than my kettle. It will make breakfast: porridge, smoothies, yogurt; lunch: soup, pesto, bread; dinner: stew, rice, sauces, pizza dough… right through to dessert: meringue, crumble, cake.
The machine could replace a whole kitchen worth of gadgets and it cooks everything beautifully. It is a solid piece of kit and doesn’t take up much space for something that does so much. It is a major multi-tasker and can go from crushing ice to kneading dough. You can whiz up flour from oats or grains, turn granulated sugar into powdered icing sugar, or cook a stew.Read More”
Kate has a rather unusual blog. Kate makes healthy desserts from vegetables. This year Kate won Best Food Blog in the UK National Blog Awards, was listed as one of the Top Bloggers of the Year by Top Sante Magazine and was named Jamie Oliver's blog of the month in February.
“ With 20 functions including a DIY options, at first glance it may appear overwhelming […]Opening up the instructions and reading it, I actually very simple and intuitive. Going into manual mode was simple. Select the time, use the large robust dial and dial it in. Now the same for the speed. In a flash we have our green smoothie.[…] A rinse under the tap and 90% on the mixture is removed from the blades. A scrub and it was done. I was amazed to see there is nowhere for little bits to hide and go rank. Through the rest of the time with our little Thermocook kitchen helper, we made countless quantities of dairy free ice cream, nut mylks and sweet goodies. It was so simple to use that our 5 year daughter joined in the fun most days :)
One of these babies should become part of our kitchen arsenal. Read More”
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5 out of 5, reviewed on Jul 11, 2016
I got it at the bargain price of $900 with a 30 day return no questions asked. I will be shedding my Kenwood mixer, hot stick, kitchen whizz and more next week. On the downside I quickly discovered when cooking milk products, the cleaning is not 'fun' as the milk tends to caramelise on the base but was easy for the other recipes like stew etc.
Purchased at: Froothie
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jun 26, 2016
After much deliberation I decided on the Thermocook Pro and could not be happier! My friends who have a Thermomix love their machine but they think it is still not really worth the $2000…I’ve had it now for nearly 3 months and could safely say it is one of my most used appliances. It whips smoothies and soups up in no time and steams food to perfection… I am very satisfied with the performance so far and considering this is the first version I am sure they will keep getting better and better!.
4 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 30, 2016
I did a lot of research before taking the plunge - am not sorry. Could not justify spending the cost of the thermomix and this machine does many of the same things and even slow cooks which its competitor doesn't do…
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jan 24, 2016
After extensive research on a thermo cooker I came across the Optimum Thermocook. With 30 days to trial I thought why not, I was so excited to get this machine, it not only looks great on my bench, but it has all the functions I need and it is a solid, strong unit that does everything!!
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jan 22, 2016
Someone I know bought an Optimum blender via Froothie, and managed to talk me into buying this . The Thermocook does exactly what it says on the box, no problems.Pastry in under 30 seconds? Effortless Risotto? The Thermocook does it all, and does it well.
When checking out, in the NOTE TO SELLER, tell us what you expect from your Optimum Appliance.
If, in the next 30 days, the Optimum does not meet those expectations, we will organise and pay for the return of the blender, and refund the full purchase amount back to you immediately.
This allows you to try in your own home or commercial environment before deciding to keep it; demonstrating our confidence in the entire Optimum range of quality appliances.
The ThermoCook Multi-Function Appliance is so much more than a mere “food processor”, it is like having a professionally trained kitchen assistant at your beck and call.
The ThermoCook, a high quality multifunctional appliance designed specifically for busy people who yearn to create fresh, tasty, wholesome meals for their families and themselves. Months of research has gone into the product development to ensure ThermoCook offers an increased level of functionality, it can help turn any home cook into a master chef while creating a various range of delicious and healthy recipes at the touch of a button.
Optimum Appliances will ensure you’re getting world-class quality at an affordable price. Our supplier’s priority and focus has always been quality, and the longevity and performance of the product is indisputable, as each part used is assembled to perfection using the highest-quality material available.
We know your days are packed, and that your schedule is full already. We also know that you want your family to have nutritious, great-tasting food; but you can’t afford to spend all day in the kitchen creating it. And finally, we know that, while you’re prepared to invest in your family’s health, your budget isn’t unlimited.
So we set our supplier a challenge: to research and develop a top quality appliance that can do everything and more than what the ThermoMix TM-31, KitchenAid Cook Processor , ThermoChef and MyCook Premium can do… at an affordable price.
Froothie are the exclusive distributors of the ThermoCook, and provide it directly to you, with no third party reseller, demonstrator or retailer markups. That means Froothie can keep the costs as low as possible for you, while offering you the confidence of dealing with a leading online appliance company.
Your ThermoCook will quickly become your “secret ally”, helping you to create memorable, additive-free, nutrient rich meals your family will love, every step of the way from prep to cooking to cleanup. Here’s a complete list of its numerous functions:
And the best part is that you never get stuck with the dirty pots and pans! Your ThermoCook is simple to clean and all components listed under the accessory are dishwasher safe. It really is that easy.
Of course, your relationship with us doesn’t end when you buy your ThermoCook Multi-Function Appliance. It might be simple to operate, but your ThermoCook is a sophisticated piece of machinery. That means you’ll want ongoing support and advice to help you make the most of it.
That’s why we make sure our Froothie support team is only ever a phone call away.
Plus, as a Froothie customer, you benefit from our unique one-month trial period guarantee. If you’re not happy with your ThermoCook, just let us know within 30 days of receiving it. We’ll give you a full, unconditional, no-questions-asked refund.
The ThermoCook Multi-Function Appliance is a simple multi-purpose appliance offering a significant level of functionality. From the first time you use it to quickly and simply create wholesome, tasty, five-star meals from start to finish, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
Powerful enough to meet the demands of a commercial kitchen – yet affordable enough for the average household – your ThermoCook will last a lifetime. Think of it as your personal kitchen assistant in a single appliance.