In this post I compare the Thermomix® TM31 to the TM6. If you have a TM5 model, then click here to read that comparison.
Do you remember what was the main reason you wanted to buy your Thermomix® TM31?
For me, buying my TM31 way back in 2009, was about taking away the nightly stress around cooking dinner after a long day at work. I knew it would save me time and help me enjoy cooking again, and it did both very quickly.
Over time I learned more and made so many things that I would never have considered trying before. It really did provide that confidence in the kitchen.
Now with the TM6, my experience is all that and more. This really is like the TM31 with superpowers. Being connected to Cookidoo® and using guided cooking really is a game changer. So much so, that I really do try to use Cookidoo® recipes as much as I can.
I had thought about upgrading for a while and really wonder why did it take me so long!
Compare the Thermomix® TM31 and TM6
The table below outlines the key differences between the current Thermomix® TM6 and the earlier TM31 model.
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|Feature||Thermomix® TM31||Thermomix® TM6|
|Guided Cooking||Not available||WiFi Connection|
|Cookidoo® 3.0||Not integrated||Fully integrated|
|Customised Modes||Not available||16 modes|
|Blade Cover & Peeler||Not supported||Supported|
|Thermomix® Cutter||Not supported||Supported|
|Customised Sounds||Not supported||Supported|
|Mixing Bowl Size||2 Litres||2.2 Litres|
|Varoma Size||3 Litres||3.3 Litres|
|Bowl Lid||Manual locking lid||Auto locking arms|
|Screen Size||Small: time or scales only||15.2cm x 20.3cm|
5 g incrememts (to 100g)
10g increments (over 100g)
Maximum weight 2kg
Maximum weight 3kg
|Maximum Temperature||120 degrees||160 degrees|
|Maximum Cooking Time||60 minutes||Unlimited|
Guided Cooking and Cookidoo®
Cookidoo® is an online recipe platform that includes over 80,000 recipes for the Thermomix®.
By connecting your Thermomix® TM6 to Cookidoo® , you can use guided cooking to take you through recipes step-by-step.
You do still have the option to use the manual mode, where you select the time, temperature and speed for each step in your cooking. Using Cookidoo®, these settings are already programmed into the recipe and all you need to do is follow the instructions on the screen as you add ingredients.
Importantly, even with Guided Cooking, you can still change the settings as you go if you want to make some modifications.
The short videos below introduce you to guided cooking on the Thermomix® TM6, and give you an introduction to Cookidoo®. It really is as easy as it looks.
Should I upgrade to the Thermomix® TM6?
Well, only you can decide if now is the right time to upgrade. I can tell you that as much as you love your TM31, you won’t regret it!
I used my Thermomix® TM31 for 12 years before upgrading in 2021. The change in models has been really easy, while at the same time having so many new things to explore. I was already using Cookidoo® for recipe ideas, and then cooking manually with the TM31.
For me the best changes are:
- Guided Cooking is my favourite upgrade feature. It makes everything so much quicker.
- The high heat mode on the TM6 is incredible. It is even used in risotto and makes the already amazing risotto even better.
- The fermentation mode makes yoghurt making even easier. Just leave your yoghurt overnight and it is perfect when you get up.
- I also love the Warm Up mode for reheating. An easier process and better result than using the microwave, and you can walk away and come back when it is perfect.
Since I bought my TM6, two new accessories have been introduced, along with three new modes. These accessories are not compatible with the smaller bowl of the TM31.
- The Thermomix® Blade Cover and Peeler is fantastic. I really didn’t think I would use it much, but I use it every time I need to peel some potatoes or other vegetables. It is super easy and lets me get on with other parts of the meal preparation.
- The Thermomix® Cutter (launched in early 2023) and new modes Grating and Slicing are a great time saving add on to the Thermomix®. Now you can grate and slice everything – getting a consistent result as well as saving time with meal prep.
To learn more about the TM6 model:
Click here to head to the post: Thermomix® TM6 – what can it do?
Click here to visit the ThermoJo YouTube Channel.
Don’t forget, that you do not need to host or attend a demo to purchase a Thermomix®.
Click here to read all about purchasing without a demo.