Being Sustainable with Thermomix

Being Sustainable with Thermomix

 The society that we live in today is becoming more conscious about health and the environment. People want to know what they eat, where it comes from, does it damage the environment - cradle to grave. Food safety, nutrition, food traceability, climate change, circular economy are all the buzz words that are trending now.

Life cycle perspective - cradle to grave



How can we contribute to sustainability at home?

 One of the simple activities at home that can potentially give an impact to the environment is through efficient cooking because in fact, not a little of the household's gas and electricity bill is down to cooking alone. Inefficient cooking practice will also contribute to another problem which is food waste.

 One of the finest ways to cook efficiently is to use a Thermomix. Most food processing and cooking periods are considerably decreased when using Thermomix, saving both time and energy. The Thermomix mixing bowl with its frictionless motor and advanced heating system work together to reduce the amount of time it takes to cook food. Heat is maintained at a steady temperature, and energy is saved due to the enclosed lid. The Thermomix requires roughly 500W for cold preparations and 1000W for heat. With its fast cooking method and precision timing, allow you to conserve the nutritional value of the food and reduce the energy consumption.

 How much energy is consumed for cooking this Four Course Meal Chicken Rice?


Total Energy consumed 0.63431 kWh

Electricity cost Rp916

Global warming potential 0.74 Kg CO2-eq

 As this 4-in-1 meal are in one-go utilising the heat, which otherwise be wasted, then each meal will consumed:

Energy: 160 watt-hour

Energy cost: Rp. 229

Global warming potential = 0.19 kg CO2-eq

 The calculation of energy used based on the cooking steps would be:

Thermomix with heat energy





Thermomix without heat energy





Electricity tariff Class In Indonesia: R-2/Low Voltage with 3.500-5.500 VA power

Rp1.444,70 per kWh





Power (Energy) consumed

Cost (Power * Rp1.444,70)




Mixing 6 sec/speed4

500w x 6s/3600




Chopping Turbo/1 sec/1 time

500w x 1s/3600




Saute 3 min/120°C/speed

1000w x 180s/3600




Steaming 20 min/Varoma/speed 3

1000w x 1200s/3600




Cooking 15 min/Varoma/speed 1

1000w x 900s/3600











One Pot Wonder

Cooking using a Thermomix requires only one pot, minimizing the need for many pots and pans on the stove and multiple appliances in the kitchen, thus requiring less storage space as well as reducing the amount of dishwashing needed. This saves both time and water.

 Fresh Natural Ingredients

Cooking with Thermomix prioritizes the use of fresh natural ingredients, which means less preservatives, less chemicals and leads to a healthier body.

Natural ingredients also means less packaged foods, less unnecessary packaging waste, and promotes a zero waste approach.

 Zero Waste Approach

With sustainability in mind, Thermomix Cookidoo application gives you ideas on how to utilize parts of the vegetable that normally you throw away. According to a study done by the Ministry of Development Planning (Bappenas) Republic of Indonesia, where I took part as an expert, 58% emission from food waste is released into the environment, the majority are from the vegetables and rice that we throw away. I love cooking my rice with the simmering basket and as No rice will be left behind, and we will have no rice waste.

Sustainability starts from home and definitely Thermomix is a way to start your family’s sustainability journey.


Jessica Hanafi, PhD

Life Cycle Assessment Technical Expert

Life Cycle Indonesia


A Thermomix Advisor