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Thermomix TM5 Teardown

Guide Information

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    Guide Steps

    Step 1

    This machine is capable of stirring, mixing, kneading, crushing, weighing, heating, cooking, and steaming.

    Step 2

    Next we peel off the cover on the back with our Jimmy.

    Step 3

    We treat ourselves to a little appetizer, take the opening tool out of the kitchen drawer, and remove the program selector and motor shaft ring.

    Step 4

    After carefully loosening three cable connections inside, we can remove the front—revealing an interesting mechanism behind it.

    Step 5

    Each time the mixing bowl cover is locked, a whole choreography of mechanics is triggered:

    Step 6

    The next item on the menu is the control panel, which is used for most inputs.

    Step 7

    To get to the Thermomix fillet piece, we remove the selector knob encoder, the motor cover, and the 5-pin connector.

    Step 8

    The Thermomix is fed with knowledge via the lateral interface with so-called recipe chips.

    Step 9

    On the way to the core of the Thermomix, we pass a suspicious, almost empty cable box. That surely has something to do with some kind of DIN standard.

    Step 10

    To get the remaining cable giblets out, we once again take advantage of the flexible shaft extension for our precision bit holder.

    Step 11 — Final thoughts

    The Thermomix is dismantled into its components. We have tasted the TM5, and here's our conclusion:

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