Introducing the new TM6 modes

Two new modes have just arrived on your Thermomix® TM6! Thicken Mode  is used to create delicious sauces to accompany your everyday dishes, and Rice Cooker mode  cooks rice and other grains directly in the mixing bowl. With these intelligent and automated modes, Thermomix® makes your daily cooking experience even easier.

Thicken mode 

The perfect mode to make savoury or sweet starch-thickened sauces, hot emulsified sauces, desserts and spreads, quickly and easily in your Thermomix®. Simply place the ingredients in the mixing bowl, select the mode, set the temperature (see Quick tips below), then turn the dial. Thermomix® will control the cooking time based on the type of ingredients, the amount of ingredients and the temperature.

Quick tips

For starch-thickened recipes, set the temperature to 100ºC – These recipes are thickened using any type of flour, such as wheat flour, cornflour or potato starch as the thickening agent. Examples include Béchamel Sauce, Soubise Sauce, or Crème Pâtissière.
For egg-thickened recipes, set temperature to 80ºC – These recipes use whole eggs or egg yolks as the thickening agent, and include hot emulsified sauces, desserts and spreads. Try the Hollandaise Sauce, Béarnaise Sauce, Orange Liqueur Zabaglione or Berry Curd.
For some hot emulsified sauces, use the butterfly whisk – The butterfly whisk will incorporate more air into your sauces, creating the perfect egg foam. The whisk is ideal for Classic Zabaglione, Red Pepper and Paprika Hollandaise Sauce or Choron Sauce.

Take a look at Thicken mode

Rice Cooker Mode 

Rice Cooker mode cooks more than just rice! You can also cook grains like millet and bulgur wheat with Rice Cooker mode. Place the grain of your choice in the mixing bowl along with water and seasoning, select the mode then turn the dial to start. The temperature and cooking time are automatically controlled by Thermomix®.

Quick tips

Simmering basket – place the simmering basket instead of the measuring cup on the mixing bowl lid when using Rice Cooker mode.
Portion sizes – use approx. 60-70 g of uncooked rice per portion.
Water ratio– the ratio of water will depend on the grain you are using, the brand of the grain and the quantity of the grain. Start by using the Rice Cooker Mode recipes to familiarise yourself with the water ratios for each grain and then adjust to your own taste.

Take a look at Rice Cooker mode

Make sure you download the latest software to your Thermomix® TM6 to access these new modes. You’ll find further explanation for each mode by clicking the information icon on your Thermomix®. Happy cooking!