Travelling with my Thermomix

The Thermomix Travel Bag will protect your investment while you take it with you

The Thermomix Travel Bag will protect your investment while you take it with you

I know, I know, I get a bit carried away when I talk about Thermomix. And speaking of carrying things away, I carry my Thermomix with me to people’s homes when I do demonstrations.

But I also take my Thermomix with me when I go on holiday. No, Dear Reader, I’m not crazy! On the contrary, I think I’m quite smart, and so does ThermoHubby John. Because by taking my Thermomix with me on holiday – be it to a self-catering cottage, on a boat or in a caravan – I can ensure that we eat the same fast and easy meals as we do at home. Pretty smart, eh?

This means I need to protect my Best Friend in the Kitchen during transport so I can protect my investment and continue to make fast and easy, healthy and creative meals for years to come. After all, Thermomix deserves some special treatment!

The main compartment of the Thermomix Travel Bag is padded for extra protection

The main compartment of the Thermomix Travel Bag is padded for extra protection

So how do I protect the world’s smallest, smartest kitchen? I transport my Thermomix in the specially designed Thermomix Travel Bag. It has padded sides to protect the Thermomix itself, and a separate compartment for the Varoma steamer with room enough for your Fast and Easy Cooking book. There are pockets for your spatula and your Butterfly whisk, too.

The compartments zip open and closed with heavy-duty zippers which have the cutest zipper pulls sporting the Thermomix blade logo, and a Velcro seal to ensure they stay shut. There are sturdy feet to protect the bottom of the bag from scuffs and scrapes. The two handles are padded for comfort and are kept together with Velcro for a well-balanced load.

There's a separate compartment for the Varoma Steamer and your cookbook

There’s a separate compartment for the Varoma Steamer and your cookbook

Our bag here in the UK is black while the Australian version is emerald green, but they both offer the same design and protection for your Thermomix.

There are special pockets for your Thermomix spatula and Butterfly whisk

There are special pockets for your Thermomix spatula and Butterfly whisk

So whether you’re getting ready for your Great British Summer Holidays, renting a villa in Spain or doing some winter caravanning in Australia, the Thermomix Travel Bag is for you. Contact your Thermomix demonstrator for more details or if you live in the UK, ring UK Thermomix on 01344 622344 to order yours today.

Bring your Thermomix on holiday with you and add a new dimension to your Thermomix experience!

Bon appétit !


The Thermomix Travel Bag zips closed with heavy duty zippers that have the cutest zipper pulls sporting the Thermomix blade logo!

The Thermomix Travel Bag zips closed with heavy duty zippers that have the cutest zipper pulls sporting the Thermomix blade logo!

Special feet protect the bottom of the Thermomix Travel Bag from scuffs and scrapes

Special feet protect the bottom of the Thermomix Travel Bag from scuffs and scrapes

Take your Thermomix on holiday with you in the Thermomix Travel Bag and add a new dimension to your Thermomix experience!

Take your Thermomix on holiday with you in the Thermomix Travel Bag and add a new dimension to your Thermomix experience!


  1. Madame Thermomix

    24 February 2017 at 09:15

    Thanks for sharing your opinion on the Alyce Alexandra slide mats, Lesley. Have you sent your feedback about sliding when kneading directly to Alyce? I’m sure she’d be grateful for the info.

    You may be able to take your trusty TM31 to Oz with you without too much hassle, Lesley. From all accounts the TM31 in its travel bag counts as hand luggage (see recent comment from Steph above). Just remember to put the blade in your hold luggage and you can be sure to prepare proper, quality meals for your family – and their various food intolerances – just as you would at home 😉

    Bon voyage and happy cooking with Thermomix!

  2. Lesley

    23 February 2017 at 19:11

    I bought a couple of those Alyce Alexandra slide mats Jane and they’re fab, although you do have to keep an eye out when kneading bread, as they slide around a little too easily! We’re going to Oz this year and I’m agonising on whether to take my trusty TM31, but we’ll be moving around a lot and I’m not sure if logistically it will be an issue ?

  3. Madame Thermomix

    28 December 2016 at 22:54

    Hello, thanks for reading Why is There Air and thanks for your question. First off, what a shame not to have a dedicated spot in your new kitchen for your Thermomix! Your solution sounds workable, however, and in the long run I’d wager that your Thermomix will spend more time on the bench than in the cabinet 😉

    The Thermomix integrated weighing scale works with its three spring-loaded rubber feet. Potential damage to the scales could occur if the Thermomix were repeatedly dragged across the worktop; i.e. sliding it towards the front of the bench to use it and pushing it towards the back of the bench when finished. We Advisors advise Thermomix users not to slide or drag their Thermomix but rather to pick it up and position it. So that’s how we manage to safely move our Thermomix to people’s homes on a daily basis – as you say, we handle it with care.

    I’ve just seen Alyce Alexandra’s fabulous new Thermo Deluxe Slice that was developed to deal with exactly this situation and I’ll see if I can fit one into my own new kitchen!

    I believe that you’ll be OK if you handle your Thermomix with care when moving it and do not drag it across the worktop. But I still think you’ll end up with it out on the bench much more often than in the cabinet 😉

    Happy Thermomix cooking!

  4. Gows

    28 December 2016 at 21:43

    Hi I’m renovating my kitchen and given some limitations of the layout i may not be able to permanently keep my thermomix on the bench top anymore. I’d have to keep in the basement cabinet and take in and out each time I want to use it.


    Is it true that the thermomix cannot be moved around from one spot to another on a regular basis? My friend said it would ruin the scales. But if that is so then how do consultants get away with moving it from one location to another on a daily basis, right? I need to know if it’s OK for me to move it within my kitchen on a daily basis as long as it’s handled with care.

    Appreciate your feedback please, thank you xx

  5. Madame Thermomix

    6 September 2016 at 13:15

    Wow, thanks Steph for this very useful and up-to-date information! I know all Why is There Air’s readers who travel with their Thermomix will benefit from it.
    Happy Thermomix cooking – and travelling!

  6. Steph

    6 September 2016 at 06:27

    I found this on another page:

    “Can you take your Thermomix on the plane with you, as carry on luggage?”

    Yes, and no. It depends.

    If you have a TM31, you can pop it into the special travel bag, but first you need to remove the blades and put them in your suitcase. Also, take the Varoma out of the back pocket and put that in your suitcase too, or it will be too bulky. (I just pack clothes in and around it in the suitcase.) The carry bag can then fit in the overhead compartment, laying on its’ back. It will weigh nearly 7kg, so it’s just that and a handbag/computer bag for carry on if you do it this way.

    If you have a TM5, you’ll need to pack it in its’ original box and foam packaging (I hope you saved it!), mark the box as FRAGILE (and make it clear which way up it should be), then put it through with the suitcases. Don’t forget to add an extra bag to your luggage allowance. It will weigh about 10kg.

  7. Madame Thermomix

    20 September 2015 at 19:06

    Hi Steph, I haven’t been to SE Asia so hopefully one of your fellow readers of Why Is There Air will be able to advise you. All I can say is to check with your airline for dimensions of hand luggage and remember to pack the blade in your hold luggage.

    Pop on over to Why Is There Air on Facebook where I’ll post your question. I have several followers in that part of the world and they might be able to help.

    Thanks for your comment and
    Happy Thermomix cooking!
    Madame Thermomix

  8. Steph

    20 September 2015 at 02:36

    Anyone have experience taking thermomix to south east Asia?

  9. Madame Thermomix

    18 December 2014 at 11:54

    Hi Judith, thanks for your comment. Isn’t it amazing to be able to cook good healthy food wherever you go when you travel with your Thermomix?

    As far as a transformer from 240v to 110v goes, I would suggest contacting Thermomix in Canada. I imagine they deal with this query quite often and would have a good answer for you.

    Good luck and happy Thermomix cooking!

  10. Judith

    18 December 2014 at 00:58

    I took my Thermomix to Israel last year for a month. Ate from it every day. As a vegan it saved my life as well as improved my trip and energy.
    I have now brought it to USA for a month trip but struggling to find the right transformer to convert it from 240v to 110v. Can buy anything here but am being told I must multiply wattage by 4. 1500w becomes 6000w. This would require an electrician to re-wire the house! No-one Really knows what works. Can you please advise?

  11. Madame Thermomix

    25 April 2014 at 13:56

    Hi Fernando, you can buy the Thermomix travel bag either through your usual Independent Thermomix Demonstrator in the UK, or directly from UK Thermomix on 01344 622344.

    I’ll ask someone to contact you directly via email. Thanks for your comment and Happy Thermomix Cooking!

  12. Fernando

    25 April 2014 at 13:50

    Hi, where can I buy the Thermomix travel bag? I live in London. Thanks, Fernando

  13. Maria

    21 April 2014 at 22:26

    Thank you so much for your quick answer! That helps me a lot! 🙂
    I cannot wait to use it abroad 🙂 once again, thanks!

  14. Madame Thermomix

    21 April 2014 at 18:36

    Hi Maria,

    I just quickly measured my Thermomix travel bag and it measures approximately 38 cms high x 42 cms deep x 33 cms wide empty but allowing for it to be full.

    Many people take their Thermomix on airlines with the basic machine in the bag as carry-on luggage and the blade packed in your hold baggage. One lady packs the Varoma in her suitcase, too.

    Let us know how you get along and bon voyage avec Thermomix!

  15. Maria

    21 April 2014 at 16:57

    HI ALL,




  16. Madame Thermomix

    3 April 2014 at 21:46

    Hi Ingrid, thanks for reading Why Is There Air and leaving a comment. I would urge you to contact your local Thermomix demonstrator and ask her to put you in touch with other Thermomix owners who use their Thermomix on their boat and in their caravan. I do believe that on some boats you would need to have a generator to produce the electricity for your refrigerator and your Thermomix. Motorhomes and caravans sometimes work off the main battery but I would advise you to ask the manufacturer or at least the rental company for instructions on how to run another electrical appliance. I Googled Thermomix caravan and read some things about inverters and running the engine while cooking, but again, I do not use mine on a boat or in a caravan so do please consult someone with direct experience. Have a great motorhome holiday with your Thermomix!!

  17. Ingrid

    3 April 2014 at 06:38

    Can I ask how you cook on the boat or in your caravan?
    We have plans to travel with a motorhome and would love to find out more on how to use the Thermomix while on the road. Especially if there is no camping site with a power point…. Looking forward to suggestions!

  18. Madame Thermomix

    17 March 2013 at 10:08

    Thanks for this, Chantal. Laying the Thermomix on its side is an Australian practice that seems founded on good sense. Here in the UK we recommend purchasing the Travel Bag as it is very convenient and protects the Thermomix and its scales as you mention. It’s also very good value as protection for your Best Friend in the Kitchen!

  19. Bluebell

    16 March 2013 at 12:40

    Hello there
    I was told by my consultant that when using the bag, TM sits upright and the base of the bag is designed so that the scales are protected.
    If you don’t have a bag, lay TM on its side (the same way it came in its original box) and this will protect the scales.
    HTH 🙂

  20. Madame Thermomix

    3 February 2013 at 17:07

    Hi again, Deb. Here’s what UK Thermomix had to say about transporting Thermomix: “The Thermomix happens to be packed on its side in the box it comes in. Just like any electronic equipment you need to treat it with care and the travel bag is well designed to afford it protection.”

    I hope this helps. As far as I’m concerned, the Thermomix travel bag is well worth its reasonable cost to protect our Best Friend in the Kitchen 🙂

  21. Madame Thermomix

    2 February 2013 at 17:31

    Hi Deb, thanks for this interesting comment and question. I’ve never heard of transporting the Thermomix on its side in the box and have requested advice on this directly from UK Thermomix. I can confirm, however, that you assume correctly in that the specially designed base of the travel bag has a padded insert to protect the base of the Thermomix and the weighing scales.

    I will post further information once I receive it from UK Thermomix. Thanks for reading Why Is There Air and happy Thermomix cooking!

  22. Deb

    2 February 2013 at 11:08

    Hi, I’m just curious regarding the way the TM sits whilst travelling. I have not yet invested in a travel bag, but have kept the (large) box for packing my TM when I travel in the caravan. My consultant explained the box was necessary for transporting the TM because it rests on its side, thereby protecting the sensitive scales. Am I correct in assuming that the specially designed base of the travel bag (as mentioned in earlier posts) does the same job as transporting it on its side?

  23. Madame Thermomix

    28 July 2012 at 09:54

    Hi Tyne, Gillian has kindly offered her personal experience on flying in Australia with her Thermomix in another comment. I hope it helps you!

  24. Madame Thermomix

    28 July 2012 at 09:48

    Thanks very much, Gillian, for the excellent information concerning the travel bag’s specially designed base that protects Thermomix’s sensitive feet and weighing scales. I’m especially pleased you shared your personal experience of Travelling with Thermomix on an airline; I’m sure it will answer many people’s questions. Brilliant!

  25. Gillian

    28 July 2012 at 01:11

    Jane – interesting post! Here are some additional thoughts – the ‘must have’ aspect of the travelbag is that it has a specially designed base that protects the sensitive feet/weighing scales on the base of the machine. Also, depending on what the airlines’s specific rules are: my experience is that you *can* take the Thermomix on board, as hand luggage. My advice: take only the main part of the machine in the travelbag, the varoma, spatula, whisk, and (definitely!) the blades should all be safely packed (& padded) in the suitcase/checked in luggage. I added a toothbrush and other key items into my hand luggage /Thermomix bag, it worked brilliantly. I flew Singapore Airlines, economy. Cut price airlines may have greater restrictions on hand luggage.

  26. tyne hill

    13 July 2012 at 12:14

    i also bought the travel bag as we are moving overseas and it is definitely coming with me!!
    i have been trying to find out what is the best way to fly on the aeroplane with it. i did want to carry it on with the blades checked in my luggage. but from reading Margarets post it seems it will be over the carry on weight limit. will it be safe enough to check it in or will the scales get damaged or broken?
    i’m in a bit of a predicament as i am not leaving australia without it hehe!! do you have any advice on how to fly with this amazing machine? thank you
    tyne x

  27. Thermomix Today

    11 July 2012 at 03:06

    I basically replaced almost all of my kitchen appliance when I bought the Thermomixbecause it can do so much. It also doesn’t take that much space so my kitchen looks neat and organized.

  28. Madame Thermomix

    23 June 2012 at 12:39

    What a shame your airline only allows 7kg of carry on luggage, you must have missed your Thermomix 🙁 I forget that Australia is so large you fly many places. Here in the UK the problem is lesser as the country is smaller. The Thermomix in its travel bag only weighs just over 10kg so it’s easy to pop into the car, on the boat or in the caravan. It’s light enough to take on the train, too. Better luck next time, Margaret!

  29. Margaret

    23 June 2012 at 07:40

    I bought this bag with the intention of taking my Thermomix on holidays to Queensland.
    I was all packed ready to go when I discovered that the combined weight of the Thermomix (without the blades which were packed in my checked baggage) and bag was above the 7kg limit allowed for carry on baggage. The Thermomix stayed home.

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