Mostly recipes I've tried before.
I've made several batches of ginger biscuits. These are so easy.
We don't buy biscuits, and I rarely make them. Don't get me wrong. I love them. That's the problem.
I have to stop myself making them because I sure as heck can't stop myself eating them once they've been made!
Steamed chicken for the cat (she wasn't well). I mean, she wasn't well so she was put on a chicken diet. Not "she wasn't well becaise she ate the chicken".
I made a Goulash, which was OK.
I've used Thermy a couple of times to whip up garlic, onion, parsley and butter to make Chicken Kiev. And to make the breadcrumbs for CK of course.
I made gravy in it.
I've made smoothies and hor chocolate.
I used it to make bread dough a couple of times. It's not difficult to use- actually it's very quick and easy - but I also like the convenience of using my breadmaker to make dough. I've turned millet seeds into mullet flour for Rye and Millet loaf (my current flavour of the month).
Thermy is used most days, and often several times a day. It doesn't get used if we're eating home made "ready meals" from the freezer, or if we're having something like Toad out of the Hole. I know you can make yorkshire pudding batter in it, but actually it's easier and cleaner just to get out Kenny (My handheld electric whisks).
I've looked at the TM5. There are a number of things about it which I think are probably a big improvement: the scale is better on the TM5 (the TM31 only goes up in 5g incremements and cannot be used while the machine is cooking); it's quieter; the end-of-programme noise is potentially less irritating; the bowl is bigger; the locking mechanism is better & easier; it has abroader temperature range.
I don't think it looks so good, and I'm not really that excited about the recipe chip technology, I guess it depends how that all develops.
I'll keep watching and see what happens.
When the new TM5 was launched, my Demonstrator emailed me, starting her email with "long time no see". She wanted me to arrange a demo. Either she was being facetious / embarrassed that it was only 5 weeks since I had bought my TM31, or she was being sloppy. I thought it might be a generic email that she sent everyone, but she did mention that she'd met someone who knew me (my daughter in law, actually).
As she hadn't been in touch at all since I bought Thermy, not even to ask how I was getting on with it and whether I needed any help, I haven't got round to replying.