One of the Thermomix models has an increased risk of burns

The German manufacturer of food processors, Vorwerk, has just alerted users of the TM6 model to the risk of burns with the device when cooking at high temperatures.

The German manufacturer of the Thermomix Vorwerk warned users of the TM6 model on Tuesday of the risk of burns when cooking at high temperatures.

“In extremely rare cases,” Vorwerk said in a statement that the increased pressure from a measuring cup clogged with food can cause a “sudden, uncontrolled overflow of hot food,” resulting in burns.

The manufacturer of the food processor specifies that this risk is more likely “if the recommended filling level is exceeded”, and if the measuring cup is used on models “of previous generations”. When cooking above 95°C, Vorwerk recommends using the simmering basket “instead of the TM6 measuring cup, which is firmly attached to the lid”.

A precedent on the TM31 model

Vorwerk specified in the same press release that “the recipes available in guided cooking have already been adapted” and that “an update of the Thermomix TM6 software has been carried out”. A previous model of the robot-cooker was pinned for burn risks by consumer associations and by the Fraud Repression (DGCCRF).

In 2018, the Australian courts fined Vorwerk more than 4 million Australian dollars after dozens of burns caused by leaking liquid or food while cooking on the Thermomix TM31. This same model had been the subject of a seal replacement campaign in 2014.

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