Frequently Asked Questions ► Cookidoo® | Vorwerk Thermomix® (2023)

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What exactly is Cookidoo®? What options does the recipe portal offer me?

Cookidoo® is Vorwerk's official recipe portal where you'll find new recipes all the time. Every recipe is developed from our Thermomix® cookbook and can be easily cooked with the Thermomix® TM6 thanks to the guided cooking function. Recipes without special TM6 modes (e.g. "caramelized sugar", "burnt" or "thickened") can also be easily prepared with the Thermomix® TM5.

On Cookidoo® you can:

  • Organize, tag and share recipes
  • Make a weekly plan
  • Use the useful filters in the search function to find your favorite recipes

Do I have to be registered with Cookidoo® to use the Thermomix® TM6?

No, with the new Thermomix® TM6 you will receive the basic recipe "Simple.Homemade". Recipes from the Basic Cookbook can be recalled offline on the Thermomix® TM6. So you can start cooking right away. If you sign up for Cookidoo®, you will get a 30-day free trial subscription. If you link your Thermomix® TM6 to your Cookidoo® account, your 6-month free trial subscription will also start.

After signing up for Thermomix®, how long can you try Cookidoo® for free?

Your 6-month free trial starts when you connect your Thermomix® TM6 to your Cookidoo® account for the first time. You can buy a Cook-Key® for your Thermomix® TM5 at any time. If you register Cook-Key® with your Cookidoo® account, a 6-month free trial subscription will also start.

If you want to continue using Cookidoo® after your 6-month trial subscription expires, you can purchase an annual subscription for 48 EUR.

What do I need to know about connecting to Cookidoo®?

Registration on Cookidoo® requires an email address.

Some mail providers allow different spellings of email addresses. Cookidoo® only recognizes the spelling you specified when you registered. For example, if you sign up with, Cookidoo® will not recognize as a username.

Thermomix® World, Thermomix® Recipe World, Online Shop and Cookidoo® are different websites and platforms, each with its own profile. So be careful not to confuse them.

The recipe portal Cookidoo® should always open in a browser window and not in Google Search.

If you forget your password, just use the "forgot password" function.

If you registered with Cookidoo® using multiple email addresses and want to keep it simple for now, you can ignore the email address you no longer want to use or delete the associated Cookidoo® account.

Change email address:

You also have the option to change your email address. To do this, log into your Cookidoo® account and click on your name in the upper right corner. (Name -> Account -> Edit Account -> Change Profile -> Change Email Address.) Afterwards, don't forget to confirm the new email address by clicking the corresponding link in the confirmation email.

What are the subscriptions and how do I extend my Cookidoo® subscription?

When you register on Cookidoo® for the first time, you will automatically receive a 30-day free trial subscription giving you free access to all Cookidoo® content for 30 days. If you want to continue using Cookidoo® after the 30-day trial subscription expires, you can purchase an annual subscription for €48.

Your 6-month free trial starts when you connect your Thermomix® TM6 to your Cookidoo® account for the first time. You can buy a Cook-Key® for your Thermomix® TM5 at any time. If you register Cook-Key® with your Cookidoo® account, a 6-month free trial subscription will also start.

Subscriptions are automatically renewed via your PayPal account or the credit card stored in your Cookidoo® account (My Account/Overview/Subscriptions/Payment Methods).

You will automatically receive information and reminders from Cookidoo® by email if your subscription expires or if there is a problem with your renewal. You can also check when your subscription expires using your Cookidoo® account (My Account/Overview or My Account/My Cookido® Subscriptions). Click "Update Now" to continue using Cookidoo®.

You can extend your subscription before it expires. You can find the corresponding functions here: My Account/My Cookidoo® Subscriptions/Subscriptions or My Account/Overview/Subscriptions.

Additional purchased months are simply added after your current subscription expires, so you're not paying twice a day!

If you have any questions, the Cookidoo® Customer Service Team will be happy to help you. Call us on: 0202 564 3000 or

Can I use data from Cookidoo® to register with the online shop? vice versa?

Please note that Cookidoo® Recipe Portal, Thermomix® Recipe World and Online Shop are different offers and you must register separately.

Can I still find recipes for previous Thermomix® models on Cookidoo®?

Since the launch of the Thermomix® TM6 in March 2019, recipes on Cookidoo® have been created exclusively for the Thermomix® TM6 and can be re-cooked using the guided cooking function. Recipes without special TM6 modes (e.g. "caramelizing sugar", "frying" or "thickening") can also be prepared easily with the Thermomix® TM5. If you want to prepare recipes with the Thermomix® TM31, please note that the mixing bowl and Varoma® are smaller and not all temperatures can be reached with the Thermomix® TM31. Please also note the instructions for use and the safety instructions on Cookidoo®.

Tens of thousands of users have already published their own recipes online in the Thermomix® recipe world - for free, also for older models!

In which languages ​​are recipes available on Cookidoo® and my Thermomix® TM5/TM6?

You can select the following country settings in your Cookidoo® account: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, United Kingdom, Guatemala, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, United States, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus.

Once selected, Cookidoo® will be displayed in the preferred language. Many countries have standard languages, such as German in Germany, French in France, and English in the UK.

If you live in Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands or Switzerland, you can set your preferred language. To do this, scroll down to the bottom of your account and click Language in the lower right corner, where you can select the country and the languages ​​available in that country. This feature is currently only available in Europe. Other countries are not yet available.

Recipe search does not depend on preferred language setting. You can search recipes in all available languages. This also applies to recipe searches on the TM6.

What delivery services does Cookidoo® offer?

Cookidoo® offers the following delivery services: REWE, Edeka Bringmeister, getnow and Amazon fresh. This feature is currently only available for the Cookidoo® web application.

To use the delivery service, add ingredients to your shopping list and select the "Order Ingredients" option. Below you can view the delivery services available in your area. Select a delivery service and you will be forwarded to the corresponding provider's online store.

In order to be able to use the shipping service, you must create a customer account with the chosen supplier.

Is it guided cooking?

Cooking with the Thermomix® is easier than ever thanks to the Guided Cooking function!

Have you ever wished you had a personal kitchen assistant? The long wait is finally over!

Choose a recipe and follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions. Time, temperature and stirring level are preset. You only need to weigh your ingredients and Thermomix® will do the rest for you. Preparing delicious food at home has never been easier!

To be able to use the Guided Cooking function, recipes must arrive digitally from Cookidoo® to your Thermomix® TM5 or TM6. For TM5 this is done using Cook-Key®, for TM6 you can access Cookidoo® directly.

By the way: All recipes on Cookidoo®, our Thermomix® recipe portal, feature guided cooking.

How many devices can I add to my Cookidoo® account?

You can link your Cookidoo® account to up to five devices, for example: three Cook-Key® and two Thermomix® TM6s.

What vouchers can I redeem on Cookidoo®? How does it work?

Only vouchers for Cookidoo® subscriptions can be used on Cookidoo®. Enter the code under My Account/Coupons.

Vorwerk vouchers cannot be used.

What should I know if I want to pay with my credit card at Cookidoo®?

If you purchase a new Cookidoo® subscription or enter a new credit card into your account, your credit card will be charged €1 for the booking.

This is a result of new EU regulations on two-factor authentication.

This means that when signing up for a new credit, we reserve a nominal amount of €1 on the card to check its validity. However, this amount will not be debited from the card, it will only be held!

However, it also means that once you enter your credit card details, a nominal amount of euros is held, even if you don't buy anything at the time.

BTW: Depending on the credit card issuer or bank, there may also be a transaction fee. Vorwerk itself does not collect these.

Are the recipes in "Eat and drink with THERMOMIX®" still available on Cookidoo®?

"Eat and drink with THERMOMIX®" recipes previously published on Cookidoo® remain on Cookidoo®, so cooking can be enjoyed.

Why aren't there any new "Eat and drink with THERMOMIX®" series on Cookidoo®?

The bimonthly magazine "essen &trink mit THERMOMIX®" has been discontinued.

With the closure of the magazine, the joint collaboration between Gruner + Jahr and Vorwerk Thermomix came to an end.

Are Thermomix®, Cookidoo® and Cook-Key® protected from hackers?

Thermomix® is only connected to Cookidoo®, the recipe portal operated by Vorwerk. Unable to download or run third-party files. Because it is a secure software system, no additional virus protection is required.

Beyond that, connections and shared data are SSL-encrypted. SSL is one of the most commonly used encryption methods on the Internet, and your browser, for example, also uses SSL.

Therefore no external access is possible.

Thermomix® and Cookidoo® form a closed circle where your favorite recipes and data are safe.

Connection problem with Cookidoo®.

Check if a Cookidoo® account has been created.

Unrecognized username/password: Reset password will be emailed later.

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Why is Thermomix not popular in the US? ›

because of a badly translated cookbook, no advertising or marketing, zero word of mouth and the absence of a well-informed and well-practiced teaching force, it's Flop City for Thermomix in the United States.

What is the disadvantage of Thermomix? ›

The Thermomix will boil and simmer, but it can't do it dry. You can't fry food. So if you like to brown the meat and onions for a stew before you add the other ingredients, you'll still have to do that on the stove. You can't pressure cook food.

How much do Thermomix consultants make? ›

Thermomix® Consultant Commission

In Australia, the standard commission earned for each sale of a Thermomix® TM6 ranges from $240 to $410. The amount earned per sale increases, the more sales you make in the month.

Is Thermomix Pyramid selling? ›

How many times have I been asked if Thermomix is a pyramid scheme so I wanted to set the record straight; we are a direct sales business. Thermomix is a direct sales business.

Which Thermomix blew up? ›

Perth mother Danika Jones was cooking pasta sauce in January when she said the lid of her Thermomix TM31 allegedly flew open and sent hot liquid splattering all over her upper body.

Do professional chefs use Thermomix? ›

Still, it has some utility for the professional cook. Brian Lockwood, chef de cuisine at Eleven Madison Park in New York, uses a Thermomix in the restaurant kitchen for every service, though certainly not to replace the team of chefs working the line.

Why do professional chefs use Thermomix? ›

I find the general theme with chefs is that they often use the very precise temperature on the Thermomix and the fact they don't need an extra person to stir either. If you are buying for a commercial kitchen the Thermomix only comes with one year warranty, if it's for your own home, it's 2 years.

Is Cookidoo worth it? ›

The Cookidoo platform included with the Thermomix TM6 may be subscription-based, but it offers an extensive recipe database, which in my opinion, makes it well worth the cost. With over 70,000 recipes to date (and more coming every month), it provides far more options than a single cookbook.

Is anything as good as a Thermomix? ›

The KitchenAid Cook Processor Review. The KitchenAid Cook Processor is our final choice for a good Thermomix alternative.

How many people own a Thermomix? ›

In 2020 globally Thermomix had a record year, selling 1.4m units.

How long should a Thermomix last? ›

Also, despite lasting a long time, the Thermomix does require maintenance. It needs a new rubber lid seal every couple of years (pretty cheap). It also needs a new set of blades once they dull (worth more than a cheap blender), but you might get 5 or more years out of the blades.

What company owns Thermomix? ›

The Thermomix is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance made by the Vorwerk Corporate Group.

Why not to get a Thermomix? ›

Reasons to avoid a Thermomix
  • It can't brown or caramelise very well: This is due to the small surface area of the jug. ...
  • It's not a substitute ice-cream maker: This may or may not be an important feature for you! ...
  • A different way of cooking: Learning to cook differently is a bit of a drag at first.
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How long does a Thermomix blade last? ›

How long are they typically supposed to last? Hi Meg, it can vary between customers and how you use your Thermomix®. Some customers have them 5+ years and others can need new ones after 2 years. Check out our troubleshooting here for info on checking to see if your blades need to be replaced.

Is Thermomix popular in France? ›

For sales of Thermomix, France ranks fourth, behind Germany, Spain, Italy…

Is there a new Thermomix coming out soon? ›

In 2022, a tonne of new Thermomix® TM6 updates rolled out, including improved recipes and cleaning modes, security features and more! Thermomix® TM6 updates rolled out throughout 2022 and are designed to make your life in the kitchen even easier.

Where is Thermomix most popular? ›

Spain is the number four top sales market globally for Thermomix, behind Germany (378,000 units), France (285,000 units) and Italy (225,000 units). These four European countries makes up 80% of the German firm's worldwide business.

Do Thermomix consultants get a free Thermomix? ›

There's no cost to joining us. If you sell 4 Thermomix in your first 3 months, you'll get your Thermomix for free!

What famous chef has a Thermomix? ›

One of the biggest champions of the Thermomix TM6 is Chef Antonio Bachour. A multiple-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Pastry Chef Award, Bachour utilizes the TM6 in his own kitchens and has been using Thermomix products for years.

Can Thermomix replace air fryer? ›

Sadly not, as the temperature controls don't go high enough to achieve temperatures ideal for deep-frying. The maximum temperature is 120c and you'd probably need 170-190c.

Where should a Thermomix go in a kitchen? ›

In Matt's kitchen, he says, “Thermomix is situated in the middle of the counter – a perfect place for it because it is easily accessible and on a solid surface such that the scale is secure. Additionally, there are no cabinets above it, thus allowing the steam to flow freely during the cooking process.

What are the benefits of owning a Thermomix? ›

Recreate your favourite takeaway meals at home in less time than it takes for your usual order to be delivered. Save money by making your own nutritious soups, breads, sauces, smoothies and even baby food. Cooking with Thermomix® helps reduce food waste and cut down on the purchase of expensive ready-made meals.

What is the hype about Thermomix? ›

Unlike the wildly popular (and much less expensive) Instant Pot, which specializes in speedy one-pot meals, the Thermomix functions as an extra set of expert hands for both beginner and seasoned cooks. Writing for Wired, reviewer Joe Ray called the Thermomix "the robotic equivalent of your own personal sous chef."

Which country invented Thermomix? ›

German innovators, Vorwerk first created Thermomix in 1971. They have continued to improve its functions and performance, transforming it into the model we know today.

How to get Cookidoo for free? ›

Sign up for a 30-Day free trial of Cookidoo® to unlock a whole new world of delicious creations, right at your fingertips. Exceptional homemade food. Smarter, simpler, sooner. Start your free trial!

Can I use Thermomix without Cookidoo? ›

Can I use Thermomix without Cookidoo? You can use Thermomix without using the Cookidoo platform. There are plenty of Thermomix recipes to be found online, with instructions on how to make them manually in the Thermomix. Guided cooking and viewing recipes on the Thermomix screen is only available via Cookidoo.

Can you use Cookidoo without a cook key? ›

You can still sign up for Cookidoo without a cook-key. You will get access to all Thermomix recipes as they are developed. Without the cook-key, you won't be able to utilise guided cooking but you can use the recipes in manual mode as you would a cookbook.

Does a Thermomix save you money? ›

With Thermomix® and Cookidoo®, creating recipes like homemade bread, pizza and all sorts of baked treats is super easy and virtually mess-free. You'll be stacking up the savings in no time, while also avoiding those nasties that can be hidden in store-bought foods. The more you use Thermomix®, the more you'll save.

Does Thermomix use a lot of electricity? ›

Does a Thermomix use a lot of electricity? Firstly, the Thermomix is designed to use only the necessary amount of energy for each cooking function. The machine requires roughly 500W for cold preparations, such as blending, mixing, or chopping, and 1000W for heating ingredients.

Can I use my Thermomix as a food processor? ›

The functionality of Thermomix® TM6 is second to none. TM6 is a portable cooker, blender, food processor, mixer for baking, and so much more. Discover all the functions and see what's possible as you chop, blend, steam, cook, stir, whisk, mill, weigh, mince, and sauté all in one sleek cooking appliance.

Can you buy a Thermomix in the United States? ›

Where can I buy a Thermomix® in the US? The Thermomix® smart kitchen appliance is sold exclusively through independent consultants in the United States, so you have personalized support to get to know your new smart kitchen appliance!

Can I trade my Thermomix in for a new one? ›

Provide our Customer Happiness team with a photo reflecting the serial number of the Thermomix®TM31 unit you plan to trade-in. Return the base of the Thermomix®TM31 unit within 30 days of purchasing the new Thermomix® TM6™, regardless of the unit's condition.

Can I take my Thermomix on the plane? ›

If you have a TM5 or TM6, you'll need to pack it in its' original box and foam packaging (I hope you saved it!), mark the box as FRAGILE (and make it clear which way up it should be), then put it through with the suitcases. Don't forget to add an extra bag to your luggage allowance.

Can I leave my Thermomix unattended? ›

Do not leave Thermomix® unattended while in use. 7. Turn the Thermomix® TM6 off, then unplug from the outlet when not in use, before assembling or disassembling parts and before cleaning. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet.

What is the most expensive Thermomix? ›

The Thermomix TM6 all-in-one cooking machine does it all, and it will change your life. With a $1,499 price tag, the Thermomix TM6 is not just a splurge, it's a commitment. However, if you're a fan of geeked-out, do-it-all kitchen appliances, the German-made Thermomix is the best of them all.

How much does Aldi Thermomix cost? ›

Supermarket chain Aldi recently sold its budget version of the Thermomix as a Special Buy for $249. Were you able to get your hands on one?

What is the oldest Thermomix? ›

The history of Thermomix ®

It all started in 1961, when Vorwerk's first universal kitchen appliance, the VKM5, appeared on the market. It brought together seven functions in all: stirring, kneading, cutting, grating, mixing, grinding and juicing.

What is the meaning of Varoma? ›

Varoma® is a special setting for steam cooking and steaming ingredients. You can adjust it on the display via the temperature selector. To Activate Varoma® just select the temperature dial on the Thermomix display and rotate the selector until the Temperature displayed changes to the word Varoma.

How many Thermomix have been sold? ›

10 million Thermomixes® have been sold around the world, in 33 countries since 1971.

Why is my Thermomix shutting down? ›

This error may be due to a malfunctioning recipe chip/Cook-key®. In this situation a quick test is needed: remove the chip/key and use the TM5 without either/or attached. If the TM5 works without a chip, the recipe chip needs to be replaced.

Can Thermomix slice vegetables? ›

In one compact, double-sided disc, the Thermomix® Cutter has four razor-sharp functions for thickly and thinly slicing and grating vegetables, root vegetables, fruits or hard cheeses, quickly, easily and precisely.

Does ice sharpen Thermomix blades? ›

Sharpening Dull Blades – Crushing ice periodically will keep the blades sharp. Timer – Pressing the ( – ) button will give you 1 minute, then pressing the (+) button will increase time in 30 second increments up to 10 minutes, then the time will increase in 1 minute increments.

Can you fry in Thermomix? ›

No. The TM6 is not designed for making popcorn or for deep-frying food. While the TM6 can actually reach a maximum temperature of 160°C/320°F, we ONLY allow this with the Guided Cooking feature (i.e. in a controlled environment) for safety reasons.

Why is my Thermomix so loud? ›

As with all motorized kitchen appliances, the Thermomix® may get noisier for a short time when starting to chop hard foods such as grains, ice, or frozen fruits. The device produces a similar level of noise to a grain mill, but it reduces after just a few seconds.

What is Thermomix called in Italy? ›

Thermomix, aka Bimby!

People who don't yet own a Thermomix often hear the word “Bimby” associated with the popular kitchen machine and wonder what this means. Bimby is a registered trademark for Thermomix in Portugal and in Italy.

Can I use Thermomix in USA? ›

The US Market Thermomix® is 110v only. The Thermomix® has not been certified, designed nor tested for use with converters. While in theory, a converter may work, Thermomix® US cannot recommend nor support the use of a 220V Thermomix® in the US.

Can I carry Thermomix on the plane? ›

If you have a TM5 or TM6, you'll need to pack it in its' original box and foam packaging (I hope you saved it!), mark the box as FRAGILE (and make it clear which way up it should be), then put it through with the suitcases. Don't forget to add an extra bag to your luggage allowance.

How much does Cookidoo cost usa? ›

A new culinary world is only a click away.

All at the touch of a button to give you more time together. For only $55 per year, you can experience the many benefits of being a part of the Cookidoo® community. Start a free trial!

How to get free Thermomix? ›

There's no cost to joining us. If you sell 4 Thermomix in your first 3 months, you'll get your Thermomix for free!

Can you buy a Thermomix without a consultant? ›

Can I buy my TM6 direct if I do not want a Consultant? Yes, Thermomix® TM6, as well as being demonstrated and sold by our dedicated team of expert Thermomix® Consultants, is also available for purchase directly through our e-shop, TheMix Shop.

What is a fun fact about Thermomix? ›

10 million Thermomixes® have been sold around the world, in 33 countries since 1971. And more than 400,000 homes around Australia and New Zealand have enjoyed making delicious food from scratch that's ready in an instant.

Is there going to be a new Thermomix? ›

In 2022, a tonne of new Thermomix® TM6 updates rolled out, including improved recipes and cleaning modes, security features and more! Thermomix® TM6 updates rolled out throughout 2022 and are designed to make your life in the kitchen even easier.

Do I need a stand mixer if I have a Thermomix? ›

But for baking recipes not designed for the Thermomix, a stand mixer offers more control and versatility. The bowl of our favorite KitchenAid stand mixer has double the capacity of the Thermomix, and the paddle attachment is better at incorporating ingredients gently but thoroughly, reaching all sides of the bowl.


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