The Thermomix It is one of the best valued and appreciated household appliances by the user community. We all want to have one in our kitchen, whether we like to get into the stove or not, this device helps us to make the menu of homemade meals much easier, faster and more elaborate. We have brought one to the GizOficina Thermomix TM6, the latest model of the house, to tell you everything you can do with it, its most interesting points and also those that can be improved, as well as very practical information about how to set up Thermomix TM6, what is Cookidoo, the differences from previous models and much more.
Are you interested? Stay tuned to Gizhogar, we are already preparing a whole series of articles on the Thermomix TM6 so that you make your purchase decision with conscience and so that you get the most out of it.
Today we start from the base of the pyramid, with a very easy question that raises many questions before your purchase: How to configure Thermomix TM6? Is it a process suitable for all audiences?
First steps with your new Thermomix
When you receive it at home, first of all is find a place to store all the included accessories, which, as you can see in this image, are not few. We recommend you empty a kitchen cupboard and dedicate it to Thermomix world (accessories, cookbooks, various utensils …). In this way, if you have everything together and located, you will make cooking with it even easier and more pleasant.
In addition, you will also have to find a place for the robot itself. One of its disadvantages is that it is quite large, so you will need to have enough space for it. If your kitchen is small, you can always store it when you are not using it, but for convenience we recommend having it on hand. Find a dry place near an outlet and display it. Besides being very useful and giving a premium touch to your kitchen, it is very pretty.
How to configure Thermomix TM6
Place the glass, close the lid and plug your Thermomix TM6 into the mains. Press the power button and you will see the initial message. You will have to scroll, through its touch screen, through a series of windows where they will ask you to configure your Thermomix. The process is extremely simple and, even if you have no experience with gadgets or electronics, you will not have any difficulty setting it up.
It won’t take you more than a minute to know how to set up Thermomix TM6. It will ask you basic information such as the language in which you want it, the region where you live, your WiFi password and if you have a Cookidoo account. You can skip this step and do it later so that you can start using your Thermomix TM6 in just one minute from when you turned it on. Of course, the setup wizard only jumps once, so the next times you turn it on you will have direct access to cooking available.
Can I connect my Thermomix to the home WiFi? Yes, do not hesitate. Thanks to this you will be able to take advantage of Cookidoo (which we will talk about later) and also receive the necessary updates so that your machine can be protected and up-to-date. To do this, you will only have to select your network and enter the password, just as if you were connecting from a computer or a smartphone.
And that’s it! You already know how to set up Thermomix TM6 quickly. No need to read a manual or spend a lot of time on homework.
Do I do the updates that jump in my Thermomix?
The first time you configure it, you may miss one or more updates. You will also receive new ones periodically. This will appear on the screen of the machine, with the message of “New update available”. You just have to click on Yes so that Thermomix takes care of the rest. You will not have to do anything. The software itself included in the device will take care of all the necessary process to update your machine and when it is finished it will restart itself and will indicate that it is available again.
It is important that you do not try to abort it in the middle of the update so as not to have problems if you want to know how to configure Thermomix TM6 correctly. Just wait. The length of the process depends on the type of update you have received. Our machine, in these two weeks of use, has had updates of a couple of minutes and others of ten minutes.
Basic Operation – Getting Started
For your first steps with Thermomix TM6, we recommend making simple recipes to help you become familiar with how the machine works. The basic controls are three and you can control them from the screen. Time, temperature and speed. They are expressed as three large circles. Click on them to configure the value you need.
A few seconds are enough to set your recipe.
Where do I get the recipes for Thermomix? What is Cookidoo?
Until now, the most common system to have recipes for Thermomix was through the books and magazines that still exist. If you like paper you can choose them. Also, of course, you have an infinity of recipes online, both on the official page and in user communities, forums, blogs, social networks …
But without a doubt the most practical option and that will allow you to take advantage of the screen of the new Thermomix TM6 is access to the Cookidoo recipe platform. We have already tested it and in a few days we will offer you a more detailed article on how it works, its price, if it is worth it, if there is an option to get it for free and much more information.
In summary and as a preview, we can tell you that yes, Cookidoo is totally worth it if you have this kitchen robot since it is the way to have access to a large number of recipes, from the machine itself and in a very simple way, intuitive and comfortable.
If you have bought the new Thermomix TM6 or are planning to do so, leave us in the comments if you want us to do some type of specific article on a topic that arouses doubts or that generates interest and we will help you as much as possible.