Thermomix is a kitchen appliance launched in 1961 and owned by the Corporate Group Vorwerk. The Thermomix has evolved  since its beginnings as the TKV 5 in 1961, to the TM5 in 2014. The word “Thermomix” comes from the combination of “thermo” (heating) and “mix” (mixing). The Thermomix of today combines 12 functions in one appliance: steaming, Emulsion emulsifying, blending, precise heating, mixing, milling, whipping, kneading, chopping, weighing, grinding and stirring. The main characteristic of the Thermomix is the fact that it enables its users to prepare professional meals with no need for advanced culinary knowledge.
The German Corporate Group Vorwerk, the manufacturer of Thermomix, was founded in 1883 in Wuppertal, Germany. Its founders were brothers Carl and Adolf, and since its creation, the group has been led by this same family. In its beginnings, the company focused on carpet manufacturing, before deciding to expand its activities to include the production of kitchen appliances. Currently, the group is made up of a number of divisions, which include: kitchen manufacturing, the production of plastic containers, computer software, KOBOLD (domestic vacuum cleaners), and the Thermomix. Since its beginnings in 1930, the brand has operated through direct selling.