What sounds better to people who struggle to cook at home than an appliance that does everything for you? Well, that technology exists in the form of a Thermomix, only that smart cooking device costs an eye-watering $2,269, and thus can’t exactly be called ‘accessible’.
Luckily, a bootleg version occasionally crops up at budget supermarket, Aldi, and this weekend, the product will be available once more for $299 — around 10% of the price of the original appliance it’s designed after.
Aldi’s Special Buys returns this Saturday, April 18, with a range of technology designed to improve life at home. It’s particularly welcome in this time of isolation when many of us are (and should be) staying home in an effort to combat the novel coronavirus.
The Thermo Cooker, as it’s officially called, is described as an eight-in-one countertop appliance that can chop, blend, steam and even crush ice. It can also mix ingredients, knead dough, boil and saute with 10 different speed settings.
It comes complete with a chopping blade, mixing tool and recipe book, and has a 2.2L stainless steel bowl, integrated scale function and internal heating power to help you become a Masterchef at home.
It’s notoriously easy to clean, according to Aldi fans who rated the product a 4.4 on ProductReview.com.au, but should you need a little extra help cleaning the kitchen post-cook, Aldi is also selling a stainless steel dishwasher for $349 in the same drop.
In addition to these time-saving kitchen items, Aldi will also be stocking its shelves with a range of home entertainment technology that includes a 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV for $529, and a Dolby Atmos soundbar with wireless subwoofer for $299.
While normally, an Aldi Special Buys drop this good would garner large crowds and flailing elbows, Aldi warns it may be more challenging to nab a bargain in the current climate as the store is prioritising the delivery of essential foods, meaning some stores may not receive Special Buys stock.
“We will try our best to limit this impact. We ask for your understanding and apologise if you are inconvenienced,” the brand says.
The current health crisis is evolving rapidly. If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.