ThermoJo: Learn to love your Thermomix

How can a Thermomix® or Kobold® vacuum help me with my disability?

The many Thermomix® TM6 functions, modes and safety features contribute to the TM6 being of help to many people with disability.

Of course, everyone’s needs are different, so one person will find some features more important than others, and the next person will have other priorities.

In an earlier post about the Thermomix® and Kobold® and the NDIS, I detailed some of the features for each that may help you.

Click here to read the earlier post about Thermomix®, Kobold® and the NDIS.

How are the Thermomix® and Kobold® categorised in the NDIS?

The Mix Australia is a registered NDIS assistive technology and devices provider, offering level 1 and 2 NDIS equipment to support people living with a disability and mobility issues, as well as their carers.

The Thermomix® TM6 and Kobold® products are categorised under Capital Supports (Assistive Technology – Support Category 5) as:

  • Assistive products for household tasks; and
  • Assistive products and accessories that are relating to participating in household tasks

Click here to read the NDIS guidelines on how to get assistive technology in your plan.

Below are the current prices of the Thermomix® TM6 and Kobold® Vacuum, to assist you in determining the appropriate budget for your purchase. 

  • Thermomix® TM6: $2359
  • Kobold® Cordless Vacuum (VB100): $1299
  • Kobold® 2-in-1 Vacuum Mop attachment: $799
  • Kobold® Cordless Vacuum (VB100) and 2-in-1 Vacuum Mop attachment Bundle: $1999

The current price for some of the most popular add ons and accessories are:

  • Thermomix® Blade Cover and Peeler: $57.90
  • Thermomix® Bowl, Blade and Lid Set: $375
  • Thermomix® Glider Board (makes it easy to move TM6 on bench): $119.95-$149.95
  • Kobold® Spare Battery: $239
  • Kobold® Above Floor Set: $199

 

You may find it is possible to use your consumables budget to part or fully purchase these products below the $1500 threshold. Click here for an article which explains the use of the consumables budget.

I recommend that you confirm with your LAC, Support Coordinator or Plan Manager to verify your current NDIS funding before making any purchases of a Thermomix® TM6 and/or Kobold® vacuum through the links on this website.

How do I purchase a Thermomix® or Kobold® if my NDIS plan is NDIA managed?

When your plan is NDIA managed, the Thermomix® Customer Service submits the invoice I create for you to the NDIA as a service request.

For the service request to proceed, you must have a budget available in the specific category the products of The Mix Australia are approved under. You need to have sufficient budget under Capital Supports (Assistive Technology – Support Category 5). 

If you do not have the budget in your plan, you may need to obtain an OT report and undertake a plan review before we can proceed with the purchase of your Thermomix® or Kobold vacuum. I am unable to commence the process for purchase until your budget is available.

I am more than happy to assist you and your OT in understanding the possible benefits of the Thermomix® and/or Kobold® for you and your circumstances.

The steps to purchase are:

  1. Confirm that your plan provides for the purchase of a Thermomix® and/or Kobold®.
  2. You or your Support Coordinator provide me with your plan and participant details, as needed for the invoice.
  3. I prepare the invoice for you and you will receive a copy via email. You don’t need to pay this invoice (see next step).
  4. The Mix Australia customer service team submit the invoice as a service request via the NDIA portal.
  5. Once the service request is accepted and the invoice is paid by the NDIA, your Thermomix® and/or Kobold® are dispatched.

Note that the purchase of any accessories from TheMix Shop will follow the same process, however these will need to be on a separate invoice.

How do I purchase a Thermomix® or Kobold® if my NDIS plan is plan managed?

When your plan is plan managed, your Plan Manager is responsible for submitting invoices to the NDIA for approval via service requests.

If you have the budget available in your plan for a Thermomix® and/or Kobold®, then your plan manager can process the invoice I create for your purchase.

The steps to purchase are:

  1. Confirm with your plan manager that your plan allows for the purchase. You can ask them to contact me to confirm. 
  2. You or your Plan Manager provide me with your plan and participant details, as needed for the invoice.
  3. I prepare the invoice for you, which is emailed to you with a link to pay.
  4. Your plan manager submits the invoice to the NDIA and pays the invoice.
  5. Once the invoice is paid, your Thermomix® and/or Kobold® are dispatched.

Note that the purchase of any accessories from TheMix Shop will follow the same process, however these will need to be on a separate invoice.

How do I purchase a Thermomix® or Kobold® if my NDIS plan is self managed?

When your plan is self managed, you are responsible for submitting invoices to the NDIA via service requests. You have the option to pay the invoice before or after you submit a service request.

If you have the budget available in your plan for a Thermomix® and/or Kobold®, then you or your Support Coordinator can process the invoice I create for your purchase. 

The steps to purchase are:

  1. You confirm that your plan has the required budget to purchase a Thermomix® and/or Kobold®.
  2. If you are able to purchase first and seek reimbursement from the NDIA, then you have the option to purchase through the standard online purchase process. You will receive an itemised tax invoice.
  3. If you require an invoice prior to purchase, then you need to provide me with your plan and participant details, as needed for the invoice.
  4. I prepare the invoice for you, which is emailed to you with a link to pay.
  5. You can then submit the invoice to the NDIA and await payment to you. Once you have received the funds you can pay the invoice that was emailed to you.
  6. Once the invoice is paid, your Thermomix® and/or Kobold® are dispatched.

If you require an invoice prior to purchase then the process for the purchase of any accessories from TheMix Shop will be the same, however these will need to be on a separate invoice.

If you do not require an invoice prior to purchase and are following the standard online ordering process, then you can add accessories to your original TM6 order if you choose.

Do I get the Thermomix® and Kobold® bonus offers when I buy through my NDIS plan?

Offers when buying a Thermomix® TM6

When you purchase a Thermomix® TM6 using your NDIS funds, you will receive a Thermomix® Server as your gift with purchase. This is a great accessory that keeps your food hot after cooking if you are not eating straight away.

The gift has been kept consistent for NDIS participants because the standard bonus offer changes regularly and may change between the time you order and the time the order is paid and completed.

The only exception to this, is for self-managed participants who choose to order through the standard online order process. When doing this, you are not flagged as an NDIS participant and you qualify for the current bonus offer.

Offers when buying a Kobold® vacuum

When you purchase a Kobold® vacuum using your NDIS funds, you also receive the offer that applies at the time your order is completed (invoice paid).

Click here to see all current Thermomix® and Kobold® offers.

What help can you provide after I buy my Thermomix® or Kobold?

Ongoing assistance as your Thermomix® Consultant

I have undertaken the necessary training and am a Thermomix® NDIS Program Consultant. My role is to guide you through the process to place your order, and be here to assist you with getting started with your new product and learning how to use it to help you everyday in your home.

If you have purchased a Kobold® vacuum product then I am also here to assist you. I own the Kobold® 2-in-1 Vacuum Mop (which I love!) and am happy to help you use your new Kobold®.

I am a Virtual Thermomix® Consultant, so can assist you with Thermomix® and Kobold® products wherever you live in Australia. We can communicate via phone and email, and in video calls where I can show you how to use various features. If you are located in or near Cairns, where I live, then we can always meet in person too.

Access to ThermoJo online training videos

If you purchase a Thermomix® TM6 through me, then you will also get access to my ThermoJo 30 Day Kickstart, which takes you through everything you need to know to learn to love your new TM6. In addition, if you have more questions or need further assistance to get started, then I am here to help you with that as well.

Additional training available for NDIS participants

Individual paid training sessions are available to help you further with your new Thermomix® TM6. These sessions will be completely tailored to your needs. We can meet in person if you are in or near Cairns (where I live), or online over Zoom. 

This is available for participants who are plan managed or self managed. As my business is not NDIS registered, I am unable to offer this to those who are NDIA managed.

Ready to buy or need more info on Thermomix® TM6 or Kobold®

I would love to help you with your Thermomix® and/or Kobold® purchase.

If you are self managed, you have the option to purchase through the standard online purchase process.

Complete the form below if you are ready to purchase, or if you would like more information about how these products can help you. 

  • Your answer here is important. The next steps will vary depending on your plan management.
  • How will the Thermomix® and/or Kobold® help you? Do you need more information about the products?
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