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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the typical retail price.
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Passes our safety requirements
If a product fails safety requirements we don't recommend it. We consider speed cut out to be extremely important, where the speed will automatically cut out if the temperature inside the bowl is above 60°C. If a model doesn't have this feature it's automatically not recommended. In the case of the ThermoPro PRO-TP and Optimum ThermoCook we don't recommend these models because the lid lock mechanism doesn't work effectively.
Cooking performance score
A total of 13 tests are conducted on the machines, including chopping, kneading, braising, making risotto, steaming and crushing, and the results are averaged into the overall cooking performance score. Performance accounts for 40% of the total.
Whenever possible, we follow the manufacturers' recipes.
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Ease of use score
How easy the controls are to use, the general ease of use of the machine and how easy it is to clean.
enter value/s in increments of i between 48 and 88
Accessories dishwasher safe
Speed cut out over 60°C
When cooking in these machines at high temperatures some models are equipped with a speed cut out system that doesn’t allow you to apply high speeds (or automatically reduces the speed) when the temperature inside the bowl is above 60°C.
Measuring cup lock
Most machines won't operate unless the lid is locked into the main unit.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Cooking performance
- Ease of use
- Noise (dBA)
- Noise comment
- Passes our safety requirements
- Exterior temperatures
- Good points
- Bad points
- Cord storage
- Pulse function
- Turbo boost
- Blade/attachment storage
- Speed cut out
- Lid lock
- Measuring cup lock
- Accessories dishwasher safe
- Maximum temperature setting
- Max bowl capacity (mL)
- Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
- Weight (kg)
- Other safety features