Below are frequently asked questions about Optimum thermocook.
When compared to other reputable brands, such as Thermomix, the Optimum ThermoCook is an affordable appliance that offers exceptional quality and performance. Due to the sophistication of cooking machines, such as Thermocook and Thermomix, cost-cutting is risky and cheaper machines are very likely to fail within a short period of time.
Overall the quality of the Optimum ThermoCook and the Thermomix are very high, both being reliable, durable appliances. Here are the major differences are:
The Optimum ThermoCook includes two steamers, a lower 2.5L steamer and an upper 3L steamer with a lid. This allows multiple different ingredients to be steamed at once. Position the firmer more dense ingredients on the lower level steamer, closest to the boiling water and the ingredients that take less time to steam on the upper level.
The smaller basket inside the jug is the cooking basket, which serves many functions:
The Optimum blenders are faster than the ThermoCook, but the blenders do not offer the capacity to perform nearly as many functions as the ThermoCook. The ThermoCook can be used for slow cooking, cooking, sautéing, stirring, steaming, boiling and stewing. The ThermoCook also offers the convenience of pre-set functions as well as a DIY function.
The Speed Buttonis used to adjust the operating speed.
Although the settings for some auto programmes are not adjustable, many can be adjusted to suit your needs. The table below outlines which settings you can adjust for each programme.
The open lock icon will appear when the lid is not properly secured. The Optimum ThermoCook will only operate if both the bowl and lid are properly secured. To secure the lid, turn it clockwise until it clicks into place. When the bowl and lid are properly secured, the icon will change to a closed lock.
The table below explains the Optimum ThermoCook error codes and solutions.
There is a strange smell coming from my Optimum ThermoCook. What is this?
Lubricants used in the manufacturing process are curing and over the next 1-3 months, depending on frequency of use, the smell should disperse.
There is an on/off switch located on the back of the machine towards the base, ensure this is first switched on prior to use.
With the Optimum ThermoCook you will receive the cutting blades, as well as the kneading shaft.
The kneading shaft can be used for kneading or stirring and mixing without cutting the food. Follow the instructions to remove the blade assembly and simply attached the kneading shaft:
The blades in the assembly have sharp edges, and are intended for blending, chopping, mincing, ice crushing and grinding functions. The blades can be easily removed for cleaning. Follow the steps below to remove the blade assembly for cleaning:
Both the Optimum 9200A and the 9400 are commercial, high-speed blenders and can be used domestically or commercially. Both are suited for smoothies, juices, nut butters, hot soups, ice creams, salsas, dips and more.
The measuring cup serves as a part of the lid and performs three functions:
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