Thinking about the combination of things that I love, technology and food come to mind. The Thermomix is a machine that fits those things perfectly.
What is this Thermomix?
If you haven’t heard about Thermomix before, it’s an amazing kitchen machine that amalgamates the majority of your cooking needs into one handy place. I first came cross Thermie a few years ago when I was invited to a demo. I had no idea what it was and went along for the free meal! I left leaving wishing that I could have one!
So when I had the chance to go to another demo in 2013 I brought my now hubby. The Thermomix is something you need to see to really appreciate and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it justice without taking him along. Reluctantly he agreed.
When we saw the demo together, we realised what changes it could have in our cooking lives, not only making meal prep so much easier but also kicking out a lot of the nasty additives in our food. With Thermomix I’ve made butter, it was so easy! I was in awe watching the sugar particles hover above the machine as it created icing sugar.
Even back then, I started day dreaming about the day I would use the Thermomix to make all the baby food, fresh from scratch, because, you know of course I’d have time as a new mum. This was definitely a motivator for getting our Thermie, I said to myself, think of this as an investment.
Well, on that night, there was only one option… we bought the Thermomix. From 2013, for a good few years, I used it all the time. My favourite go-to was a super garlicky garlic dip. I put it on everything.
What made you become a consultant?
A year later, I hosted a demo at my place. As I’d talked about it so much there was plenty of interest in seeing this kitchen machine. Then one of my guests said, ever so casually, you could be a Thermomix consultant. So naturally, that’s what I did. I started in June 2014, full of excitement.
It didn’t last long, I was a consultant for about 2 months. I sold a grand total of one (1) machine.
Is becoming a Thermomix consultant a good option for a new mum?
No. Let me elaborate. Sure, it’s a great thought, you’re you own boss, you get to play with Thermomix and wow the crowds with it’s wizardry. So if I had been a mum at the time, I can see myself earning a few extra dollars on the side. The demos could happen at night, on weekends and it’d be peachy. If you’re a mum, and don’t have a car, getting to demos would be very difficult, and/or expensive.
The downside, and it’s a big one, is that you are not paid for the time you put into finding people, buying the food (it’s tax deductable, but hey isn’t time more valuable?) or preparation and facilitation of the demos. All the work you put in, you are relying on your ability to sell a high end product. I’m sure there are many more suited for the job, it just wasn’t for me without a baby, and it definitely isn’t something I would consider with a young baby.
So was it worth it?
I am grateful for the experience I had as a consultant. I did see some people find great success and respect their drive and focus. In hindsight, if I had given it more thought, I could have arrived at the conclusion that it wasn’t for me, but I’m stupidly stubborn and wanted to do it anyway.
Most importantly, I have no regrets on my purchase, I still love the machine and the ideal behind made from scratch. The Thermomix is built to last, and I know it will be around in my kitchen for many years to come.