Well, I've done it.
I have finally ordered a Thermomix.
I've been considering a Thermie for 18 months or so now. I read up about it, watched lots of YouTube videos, looked at sites where people hadn't got on with it, and I started saving up. My Quidco cashback, Ebay sales, voucher sales... I even sold my Vitamix in anticipation of switching to a Thermie, and that gave me the extra cash I needed.
I managed without the Vitamix, and began to question whether I should bother buying a Thermie at all.
I wondered about whether a new model would be introduced and how I'd feel if I'd just bought an "old" one.
I finally booked a demo. I had chicken pox and had to cancel.
I tried to reschedule, but it was proving difficult to get a date and time that suited me. I eventually booked a date in August.
Then Thermomix had an offer on their cookbooks, valid throughout July until the 25th. I wasn't happy. Was this stock clearing ready for something bigger, better?
I rescheduled my demo to the 18th July anyway, at my house, and invited a couple of people I thought might be interested. My brother and my aunt both own Vitamixes and, whilst I didn't think they would particularly want to buy a Thermy, I was interested in what they thought of it. I invited my neighbour - she already knew about Thermies because one of her friends owns one. It was important to me that DH was there too. He never used the VItamix, and I didn't want the same thing to happen if we bought a Thermie.
By the time we got to the morning of the demo, I had pretty much decided I wasn't going to buy one yet. I'd heard rumours (which have been circulating for some years) that a new model was imminent.
The demo was really really good. I was more impressed than I expected to be. It knocked the spots off a Vitamix.
I decided I'd buy one. If a newer, better model comes out, I'll worry about that at the time.
I hope I like it. I hope DH uses it.
I guess we'll see....