Explanation of the safety warning message
The measuring cup that is used as the standard Thermomix® TM6 (black) is inserted in such a way that it sits firmly in place. This prevents the measuring cup from falling out when the mixing bowl lid is removed. The measuring cup on the TM6 is designed to allow sufficient steam to escape at the edges from the mixing bowl on the Thermomix® during cooking and simmering
However, during the cooking process or when following certain recipes, ingredients can float to the top, become compressed and prevent steam from escaping.
Increased pressure can build up in the mixing bowl as a result during cooking and simmering (or heating at temperatures of 95°C / 200°F and above), which can lead to a sudden and uncontrolled spillage of food and cause scalding or burns. It should also be noted that the likelihood of a food spillage is considerably higher if the fill level recommended in the manual and also indicated on the inside of the mixing bowl is exceeded.
- When cooking or simmering at temperatures of 95°C (200°F) and above, the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 (black) measuring cup, as the TM6 (black) measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents mixing bowl contents from splattering. This is a simple but necessary measure, which hardly affects the cooking experience – but can rule out this problem.
- Soups, casseroles and jams must always be cooked at a temperature no higher than 100°C (212°F). At higher temperatures, use the Varoma dish, as stated in the recipe. Furthermore, the maximum fill level for the mixing bowl of 2.2L must always be adhered to.
- Certain recipes require the simmering basket to be used in the mixing bowl. For these recipes, the measuring cup can still be used.
- As part of the continuous development of the Thermomix®, we have already adapted the Guided Cooking recipes available to reflect this, so that our Thermomix® customers are actively and visibly informed of its correct use. What’s more, the software for the Thermomix® TM6 has been modified so that the user is also instructed to use the simmering basket and not the measuring cup when cooking without the Guided Cooking function.
Learn more here: https://www.thermomix.com/thermomix-safety-instructions/