Forum Frustrated that TM5 could EASILY have new features of TM6 - Vorwerk should update capabilities!

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Can anyone tell me if using the stir Soft function is as good as the new thicken function?

Totally agree. I bought mine last June and since then had not used it very much as we had a kitchen Reno done. If I had of been aware that the TM6 was coming out I would not have bought the TM5 but would have waited for the newer version. I was really disappointed to find out the additional features that the TM6 has and feel that Vorwerk should find a suitable update for our TM5 versions. Hope the message gets through to the people that make those decisions. Thank you for your time Smile

I have been using my TM5 to 'sous vide' some dishes since I got it. Now the TM6 has a number of 'new modes' such as Sous Vide, Thicken (for sauces) and Rice Cooker... i can't for the life of me understand (beyond crass commercial upselling) which the TM5 could not benefit from a software update enabling features. It is completely normal now to update software - and the TM5 has had fairly basic updates in the 2 - 3 years I've had mine.

Honestly - i feel slightly exploited - of COURSE i can thicken a sauce and cook rice and sous vide in the TM5 - but Vorwek are choosing to not enable a software update to simplify it. Now I see a load of recipes on Cookidoo that I CAN'T MAKE. Again, you KNOW what model i have, so why do you show content that is not relevant? Oh yes... because you are all about selling more $1000 devices with minimal actual innovation.

I'm frustrated. Anyone else feeling that Vorwerk should be less exploitative? I love my Thermomix - but come on - support those who've shelled out a LOT of money.