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    Hi

    Can I ask your opinion of using a Thermomix to grind beans?  Im guessing it would do a good job seeing as it has such a powerful motor.  Would I be able to get away with a budget (<$500) machine if I used the TM to grind?

    Cheers
    Mizuko

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    Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

    Thermomix will amaze you with its ability to chop, beat, mix, whip, grind, knead, mince, grate, juice, blend, heat, stir, steam and weigh food.

    Mills, Grinds, Pulverises & Grates.


    A coffee grinder is a specialised tool.

    I dont mince meat in my grinder and I wouldnt be trying to grind coffee in my mincer.

    The word "Pulverises" stands out to me.

    Despite the marketing listing coffee beans in the range of items the Thermomix will devour, I wouldnt rate it any better than a $10 spice grinder for performance on coffee beans.

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    • #3
      Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

      Has anyone actually tried it though?

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      • #4
        Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

        Not that I know of.
        There has to be a good reason for that.
        Youve been warned.

        Go have a look at one yourself if you can.
        If you cant see one before paying out your hard earned cash then its your risk.

        Im willing to bet the coffee grinding function is as I said and not the real deal.

        EDIT: Found a picture. Looks like I was right.


        How much is a new one?
        Ive seen one advertised 2nd hand for $750.
        For that kind of money you can buy a real grinder.

        Heres a link to some Australian consumers reviews (not one mention of coffee).
        http://www.productreview.com.au/showitem.php?item_id=64458

        Unless you want it for everything else it does I wouldnt buy it.

        Personally Id consider buying it myself for the multi-functionality but I still wouldnt grind my coffee with it.

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        • #5
          Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

          $2000 ish I think, but it does practically cook your dinner and wash up after itself!

          Im heading off to the big electrical stores this morning to see if I can get a deal on the Sunbeam 6910 & 480 combo. Should I be looking at $700ish?

          Thanks for your advice, much appreciated.

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          • #6
            Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

            Originally posted by 3509140F050413060E05610 link=1268523562/1#1 date=1268525090
            [i]Thermomix will amaze you with its ability to Pulverises
            lol yeah you put the beans on the bench lift the thermomix above your head and ..... KAPOW pulverization of the bean

            buy a hand grinder for like $90 it would be better

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            • #7
              Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31


              make YOUR OWN SR flour !!!!
              isnt SR flour plain flour and baking powder how does it make that??
              stirs it together?


              it even tins tomatoes !!!!

              now i want one !!


              love this review, thanks TG you gave me my laugh for the day

              "
              If you are a real foodie or love cooking you will love this machine. You can make so many things from scratch. I now make my own rice flour, baking powder, SR flour, pasta, pizza dough, condensed milk, sweet chilli sauce, apricot nectar, tomato sauce, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, stock concentrate, vanilla sugar, rice milk, yogurt, soy milk, hot chocolate, grind coffee, liquid stock, peanut butter, muesli bars etc."

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              • #8
                Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

                Originally posted by 222E272A2A234F0 link=1268523562/6#6 date=1268623477
                tinned tomatoes
                ;D I missed that one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

                  Originally posted by 665A475C565740555D56320 link=1268523562/1#1 date=1268525090
                  I dont mince meat in my grinder and I wouldnt be trying to grind coffee in my mincer.
                  You dont :-[ bugger now I know where Ive been going wrong. ;D

                  Well put TG.

                  Couldnt agree more. Steve

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                  • #10
                    Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

                    Hi Mizuko,

                    As TG said, a coffee grinder is a specialised piece of equipment. They are designed to grind to a consistent particle size without excessively heating up the coffee.

                    There is no way the device youre considering would be able to grind to a consistent size. When you have different particle size, each extracts at a different rate resulting in a poor result in the cup.

                    Moreover a good grinder allows you to make minute changes in particle size by adjust the space between the burrs. A blade grinder or chopper, which would be a better term, doesnt give you this type of control.

                    If youre looking at the Sunbeam package you may also want to consider the Lelit Combi, available from Cuppacoffee in Sydney or Talk Coffee in Melbourne.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

                      Thanks, Caffeine Junky. I guess I needed to know why not but without getting too technical.

                      Making my phone calls re Lelit now ...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Grinding with a Thermomix TM31

                        Hi -I have actually tried this, my wife bought a thermomix a couple of years ago before I got into coffee a bit more seriously. It doesnt work at all - way to coarse and thats at top speed.

                        However apart from that fail it really is a lovely piece of german engineering and is pretty impressive.

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                        • #13
                          To kick a dead horse I would like to present some pictures with a biased opinion.
                          today we received our sample pack from the snobbery(omfg yay!) So I googled to check what the go was for grinding in my TM31 since last time it was too fine a grind for my plunger.
                          to my surprise I find this thread.
                          if you have a thermomix YES you absolutely can grind coffee in it, just be careful to not over grind it.




                          I hope that helps. I would go buy a grinder, because I have a TM. I wouldn't buy a tm if I only needed a grinder.
                          Last edited by Javaphile; 20 May 2015, 02:14 PM. Reason: Tried to fix links, no luck.

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                          • #14
                            Why am I not convinced ??
                            ..oh, and the photos do not open.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by blend52 View Post
                              Why am I not convinced ??
                              ..oh, and the photos do not open.
                              Perhaps it's a first post thing?

                              ...Thermomix = the most expensive entry level bean chopper on the market.

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