"As the old saying goes: you pay for QUALITY and QUALITY stands the test of time"Justin Chellis, Ayr, Queensland.

At Froothie we were interested to compare the Optimum ThermoCook and the ‘ThermoMix’. 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 included,functions and product specifications.

Optimum ThermoCook

Vorwerk Thermomix

PARTS

Optimum ThermoCook
ThermoMix

ACCESSORY: BLENDING JAR

Optimum ThermoCook BLENDING JAR

Stainless steel, max2L, with 4 supporting line on the wall

ThermoMix BLENDING JAR

Stainless steel, max2L, with 3 supporting line on the wall

ACCESSORY: JAR LID

Optimum ThermoCook JAR LID
ThermoMix JAR LID

ACCESSORY: MEASURING CUP

Optimum ThermoCook MEASURING CUP

Capacity max 100ml

ThermoMix MEASURING CUP

Capacity max 90ml

ACCESSORY: COOKING JAR

Optimum ThermoCook COOKING JAR

Optional extra stainless steel cooking jar, max 2L.

ThermoMix COOKING JAR

No extra jar


ACCESSORY: STEAMER

Optimum ThermoCook STEAMER

Stainless steel material, two layers, bigger capacity than all others

ThermoMix STEAMER

Plastic material, two layers

ACCESSORY: STEAMER LID

Optimum ThermoCook STEAMER LID

Glass material

ThermoMix STEAMER LID

Plastic material

ACCESSORY: STEAMER RACK

Optimum ThermoCook STEAMER RACK

Stainless steel material

ThermoMix STEAMER RACK

Plastic material

ACCESSORY: FILTER BASKET

Optimum ThermoCook FILTER BASKET

Stainless steel material

ThermoMix FILTER BASKET

Plastic material

ACCESSORY: BLADE

Optimum ThermoCook BLADE

4 wings, stainless steel, detachable

ThermoMix BLADE

4 wings, stainless steel, detachable

ACCESSORY: STIRRING & WHISKING

Optimum ThermoCook STIRRING & WHISKING

Butterfly

ThermoMix STIRRING & WHISKING

Butterfly

ACCESSORY: KNEADING

Optimum ThermoCook KNEADING

Stainless steel diecasting stirring shaft

ThermoMix KNEADING

Not available

ACCESSORY: SPATULA

Optimum ThermoCook SPATULA

Silicon rubber, and as a tool to lift the filter basket

ThermoMix SPATULA

Silicon rubber plus plastic handle, can lift the filter basket

ACCESSORY: SCALE

Optimum ThermoCook SCALE

Separate scale

ThermoMix SCALE

Built-in scale

CONTROL SYSTEM

Optimum ThermoCook CONTROL SYSTEM

Button & knob, big LCD

ThermoMix CONTROL SYSTEM

Touch screen & knob, big LCD

DISHWASHER-SAFE PARTS

All non-electrical parts

All non-electrical parts and the jar

PERFORMANCE

CHOPPING: 500G CARROT +300ML WATER, MAX SPEED, 30S

Optimum ThermoCook CHOPPING

Good

ThermoMix CHOPPING

Good

MINCING: 500G PORK WITHOUT FAT, MEDIUM SPEED, 20S

Optimum ThermoCook MINCING

Good

ThermoMix MINCING

Good

GRINDING: 500G PEANUT +80ML OIL, MAX SPEED, 2MIN

Optimum ThermoCook GRINDING

Average, not as fine as Thermomix

ThermoMix GRINDING

Good

WHISKING: 5 EGG WHITE, WITH BUTTERFLY, MEDIUM SPEED, 3MIN

Optimum ThermoCook WHISKING

Good

ThermoMix WHISKING

Good

STIRRING: 700G CARROT IN BIG PIECES + 700ML WATER, SPEED 1

Optimum ThermoCook STIRRING

Good

ThermoMix STIRRING

Good

FRY: 2 EGGS, 40ML OIL, MAX TEMPERATURE

Optimum ThermoCook FRY

Good, no blade influence, not sticky

ThermoMix FRY

Poor, cannot avoid blade and got sticky on the bottom and blade

KNEADING: 1KG FLOUR + 660ML WATER, FOR BREAD

Optimum ThermoCook KNEADING

Good, used kneading accessory, work properly by “kneading” program (speed 2/3) until finished in 10 minutes.

ThermoMix KNEADING

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

Optimum ThermoCook KNEADING

Good, used kneading accessory, work properly by “kneading” program (speed 2) for 3 minutes

ThermoMix KNEADING

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

Optimum ThermoCook ICE CRUSHING

Good

ThermoMix ICE CRUSHING

Good

STEAMING

Optimum ThermoCook STEAMING

Good, consistent heating and steaming,ready in 25min

ThermoMix STEAMING

Average, not consistent heating and takes 30min

SPECIFICATIONS

RATING

220-240V~ 50/60Hz 1500W (motor 500W, heater 1000W)

220-240V~ 50/60Hz 1500W (motor 500W, heater 1000W)

SPEED

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

TEMPERATURE

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

HEAT POWER

10 levels adjustable

Not adjustable, always full power at all the temperature level

TIMER

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

AUTO PROGRAMS

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


PAUSE FUNCTION

Yes

No

DIY (MEMORY)

3 DIY programs

Not available

SAFETY

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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