Thursday, March 15, 2012
Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master - Available at Target!
So I received my Target catalogue in my inbox earlier this week and I was surprised to see what looked like a Thermomix knock off! Considering I'm in love with Thermomix and have always wanted one, but sadly can't afford it at this stage, I decided to look further into it....
I went to the Bellini website (http://www.belliniappliances.com.au/) and had a look around... I couldn't see much info on the Intelli Kitchen Master so I decided to email the manufacturer and ask for an electronic copy of the instruction manual. I promptly received a reply from Bellini with the attached PDF document. I was impressed with the professional looking document and the content was good (but not as thorough as the Thermomix). I then asked them to email me a copy of the recipe book... Now.. I had search the internet and found some pretty bad reviews about the Bellini cookbook and how it was a blatant knock off of the TM recipes... So I was surprised when the recipe book I received was not like this at all (I'm guessing they updated it and did it correctly). Yes the cookbook isn't that amazing and it could be improved, and also to me it seems kind of 'Americanized', but if you are a bit saavy you can search for TM recipes on the various websites and forums and adapt accordingly.
So I made the decision to buy one... with a 12 month warranty offered as standard by Target; if it breaks or stops working, I can just take it back for a refund/replacement... So I guess for $269, it's worth giving it a shot, right!?
I know it's no Thermomix and I'm not expecting it to be! I'm going to give mine a whirl tonight and over the weekend and will post some reviews, recipes and my thoughts on the product.
Please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email if you have also bought the product and want to share thoughts/recipes.
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