We were very excited to preview the new Breville Boss Blender- it chops, grinds, purees, crushes and blends. It does such an amazing job we thought we would put it to the ultimate challenge... its the Breville Boss vs the Thermomix TM31! Who will take out the prize???
First up we tried out its chopping skills with a yummy pistachio pesto dip...
We chucked all the ingredients in and blended for 5 seconds in each both the Breville Boss and the Thermomix TM31
Results: The Breville Boss was more consistent in its chopping than the Thermomix- i also left it a bit chunkier which looked better and more appetising. The Thermomix left larger pieces of basil leaves in the dip but chopped the rest up very small- as you can see below.
Next up is sorbet. The Thermomix prides itself on it's ice crushing abilities so how will the Breville Boss match up?
We put fruit, sugar and ice in both machines and blend for 1 minute, using the ice crushing button on the Breville Boss and speed 10 on the Thermomix.
Results: They came out exactly the same- we really couldn't tell the difference between the Thermomix sorbet and the Breville Boss sorbet. You can see them both below...
Our third test was a fruit smoothie. We used some ice, coconut milk and mango and blended them both for 1 minute. Speed 9 on the Thermomix and using the Smoothie button on the Breville Boss.
Results: Exactly the same again! Both came out smooth and fluffy. You can see in the pic below. (yes the Thermomix one is a bit of a different colour but that's because two raspberries escaped and jumped in!)
Self cleaning: Both the Breville Boss and the Thermomix offer a self clean function and they both do it well. The Breville Boss came out perfectly clean after just a few swishes of water.
Verdict: If you are tossing up between a super blender like the Breville Boss, or a Thermomix, because you want something that chops, crushes, blends, grinds and food processes then the Breville Boss is a fantastic alternative. While it doesn't cook whole meals like the Thermomix it does do everything else the Thermomix is famous for, and it does it just as well.
The Breville Boss does have a heating function, and you can make soups it it, but primarily it is a super blender that will cover all your blending/processing/chopping needs. It is SO easy to use- with a lot of the functions just a button press away. It retails at $999, which is half the price of a Thermomix. So if you are looking for a machine with similar functions The Breville Boss is a fantastic alternative. It also comes with a 7 year guarantee.
For more information on the Breville Boss visit www.blendwiththeboss.com.au
Because we love The Boss so much we are giving one away! To win all you have to do is enter below...