When cooking at or above 95°C (200°F), use simmering basket instead of the TM6 measuring cup that sits tightly in the lid / Thermomix® recipes are updated
SYDNEY, Aug. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The quality of the products and the satisfaction of the customers have always been the highest priority for Vorwerk. The Vorwerk Thermomix® has been enjoying great popularity for many years and is a driving force in the field of food processors and kitchen appliances with more than 8 million units sold worldwide (Thermomix® TM5/TM6).
As a direct sales organisation, Vorwerk maintains a close relationship with Thermomix® advisers and customers. Consequently, the Wuppertal-based family-owned company is able to identify very early when an area of concern arises that may potentially impair the use of the Thermomix®.
At this time, we have observed a number of cases from different countries in which a problem has arisen during the use of the Thermomix®. In certain cases – sometimes in connection with an overfilling of the mixing bowl – an application problem may occur with certain recipes.
On the Thermomix® TM6, the standard, fixed measuring cup is designed so that sufficient steam from the mixing bowl can escape at the edges when cooking or simmering. However, during the cooking process or when following certain recipes, ingredients can float to the top, become compressed and prevent steam from escaping. In such circumstances, increased pressure can build up in the mixing bowl during cooking or simmering, which can lead to a sudden and uncontrolled spillage of hot food, potentially causing scalding or burns.
The likelihood of such an occurrence increases if the recommended filling level of the food is exceeded. This also applies in cases where a measuring cup of the TM6 that fits tightly in the lid is used on the predecessor model, the TM5.
Vorwerk traditionally maintains the highest safety standards for all Thermomix® customers. The strict policy has always been to maintain the highest safety standards and to be proactive in order to avoid possible adverse effects for our customers. Therefore, Vorwerk has decided to issue a public warning for this issue. As a direct sales organisation, we know our Thermomix® customers and will quickly supply them with information as part of an extensive information campaign in addition to the instructions and safety information already provided.
Important Safety Notice:
For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl. This is a simple but necessary measure that will hardly affect the cooking experience – but can prevent this problem from occurring.
The recipes available in “Guided Cooking” have already been adapted accordingly, so that Thermomix® customers are actively and visibly told to use the simmering basket in place of the TM6 measuring cup. In addition, a corresponding software update has been implemented for the Thermomix® TM6, which displays the relevant information directly on the appliance to customers. Customers should accept the software update provided on their appliance immediately.
With these measures, Vorwerk is taking steps to ensure that there will be no further impairment due to this application problem.
Further information on this topic can be found at https://thermomixfacts.com.au/
ABOUT VORWERK ENGINEERING GmbH & Co. KG
Vorwerk Engineering GmbH & Co. KG develops and manufactures the products of the Vorwerk Home divisions with its company-owned group of factories. The largest production site is in Wuppertal with more than 1,150 employees. Research & Development is also concentrated here. The innovation potential is also reflected in the approximately 100 new inventions per year for which Vorwerk applies for industrial property rights.
FleishmanHillard on behalf of Vorwerk
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