A mode is an automated function that allows Thermomix® to handle a specific task for you. For example, as a TM5 customer you may already be familiar with Turbo, which operates Thermomix® at maximum speed in short bursts, or Dough Mode, which mimics the kneading of a professional baker. Thermomix® TM6® offers new modes to further enhance your abilities and make your daily cooking experience even easier.
Dreading the washing up after dinner? Pre-Clean makes the process of cleaning your mixing bowl easier! Simply place approximately 35 oz water and a drop of dish soap or 1 oz vinegar in the mixing bowl, then start this intuitive mode. Thermomix® will sense how dirty the mixing bowl is and clean it accordingly; heating it for longer if a caramel recipe has been made, for example. Thermomix® pre-cleans itself, particularly around the mixing bowl, makes manual or dishwasher cleaning much easier.
Use the Kettle mode to heat water for a cup of tea. Choose the temperature and Thermomix® will heat it precisely for you, then alert you when it’s ready. Set the temperature to 160°F for white tea, and 175°F for green or black tea. Kettle mode is also used for heating water to the exact temperatures needed for the cooking pasta, as seen in Noodle Kugel 212°F.
There’s no need for a separate blender when you have a Thermomix® TM6®! Perfect for purées, smoothies and soups, the Blend mode will start slowly and gradually increase to full blending speed. Give it a go in our Fueled Up Protein Shake.
Slow cooking in Thermomix® cooks ingredients over a longer period of time, bringing out a much deeper flavor. Economical cuts of meat such as pork shoulder, lamb shoulder and beef brisket, which are typically tough, become soft and succulent after slow cooking in Thermomix® for up to 8 hours. Get started by trying Beef and Artichokes or Pork in Salsa Verde.
Unleash your inner chef and prepare a culinary masterpiece with the Sous-Vide Mode. Cook beautifully tender meat, fish, seafood and fruit according to your preferences, and enjoy perfect results every time. Food is vacuum packed in a food-safe, heat-resistant sealed bag, then cooked in a water bath at a precisely controlled temperature. Thermomix® TM6® gives you the ability to increase the temperature in 1°F increments, allowing for better accuracy in your cooking. As well as allowing the food to cook gently without losing any flavor or moisture, this technique also helps it retain all nutrients and vitamins.
There are two ways to seal the bags; manually by water immersion with heat-resistant zip lock bags or using a vacuum sealer. Try Sous-vide Osso Buco 175°F or Salmon with Creamy Avocado to begin your Sous-Vide journey.
There are numerous health benefits associated with yogurt, and with Thermomix® TM6® it’s easy to make your own. As well as homemade yogurt, the Fermentation mode is great for proofing a yeast dough in the Varoma dish. Set the time for up to 12 hours with a temperature between 100-160°F. Use constant temperatures to ferment directly in the mixing bowl, or to create a warm environment in the Varoma placed above water in the mixing bowl. To get started making your own yogurt, have a look at Plain Yogurt in Varoma.
When using water and salty liquids as part of the longer cooking modes (Slow Cook, Sous-Vide, Fermentation) it’s important to add an acidic ingredient to the water (e.g. lemon juice or vinegar) to prevent the possibility of metal oxidation with longer term use.
In addition to the open modes that can be seen when you swipe the home screen, you’ll find the High Temp. Mode and the Sugar Stages Mode inside Guided Cooking recipes. These two closed modes are directly linked to recipes, as success is guaranteed only with the use of specific ingredients and amounts.
These closed modes offer an enhanced Thermomix® cooking experience; developing richer flavors and enabling new cooking techniques to make your finished dishes even more delicious.
• Use the High Temp. basic recipes as a base to develop your own recipes. Sautéing Onions are a great starting point for a stew or slow-cooked pulled pork, and Caramelized Onions make a tasty topping for homemade burgers. Or, if you’re serving a simple dinner of steamed white fish or chicken breast, a side of Sautéed Carrots would pair perfectly.
• With the Sugar Stages Mode, you can heat sugar in different ways and to different temperatures with Thermomix®. Try making the Honeycomb and dipping it in melted chocolate or use pieces as a topping on your favorite chocolate cake. The Caramel Sauce is particularly delicious drizzled over pancakes or as a topping for vanilla ice cream!
For more detailed explanations of each mode, simply touch the information icon on your Thermomix® screen. Existing modes will be continuously updated, and new modes added as they become available, so ensure your Thermomix® is always connected to Wi-Fi to keep it up to date!