Because the TM6 measuring cup sits snugly in the mixing bowl lid, it is possible, in isolated cases, for the cooked food to suddenly escape during cooking.
When cooking at temperatures of 95°C (200°F) or above: to prevent the opening in the lid from becoming sealed by the measuring cup, which fits tightly in the opening, use the simmering basket or Varoma dish, which only sit loosely on top. Only insert the measuring cup if the simmering basket is already being used in the mixing bowl.
How do I know if I have a Thermomix® TM5 or Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup?
The original TM6 measuring cup is dark grey, never transparent, it sits tightly in the mixing bowl lid.
So please check which measuring cup model you are using. The situation does not arise if a TM5 measuring cup is used. Users of a Thermomix® TM5 should check whether they are using a TM6 measuring cup. If a TM6 measuring cup, which fits tightly in the lid, is being used, this information will also apply to predecessor models.
Do we exchange the Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with a new model or the Thermomix® TM5 measuring cup?
Will this action (replacement of simmering basket) affect the taste of the recipes and how do you ensure sucess guarantee after this change?
Maintaining the highest safety standards for our Thermomix® customers is a top priority at Vorwerk. Therefore, the strict policy is to react proactively and with foresight, in order to avoid possible adverse effects for our customers.
Are the affected recipes adjusted with instructions on which item to use, e.g., simmering basket, Varoma®, measuring cup?
What measures do I have to take and which attachment must be used for which foods (measuring cup, Varoma®, simmering basket)?
For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl. This is a simple but necessary measure that will hardly affect the cooking experience – but can prevent this potential problem from occurring.
Soups, casseroles and jams must always be cooked at a temperature no higher than 100°C (212°F). For recipes that require a higher temperature, the Varoma® is to be used, as designated in the recipe.
Furthermore, the (known) maximum fill level for the mixing bowl (2.2L for the Thermomix® TM6 and Thermomix® TM5) must always be adhered to.