PREP YOUR WALLETS: Aldi is selling a $299 dupe of a Thermomix in next week's Special Buys.

When it comes to big ticket kitchen appliances, the legendary Thermomix is considered to be the BMW, Chanel and Dom Perignon of cooking gadgets. It just also has the $2,269 price tag to match.

The glitzy gadget rose to fame for its multitasking abilities and takes the place of an ice cream maker, slow cooker, blender, cake mixer and food processor, saving you ample counter space in the process.

However, if the four-digit price tag is just too spendy for your budget, Aldi is selling a $299 Mistral Thermocooker as part of its Saturday, September 7 Special Buys, and fans have dubbed it as a dupe for the Thermomix.

Aldi thermomix
Reviews are calling the Mistral Thermocooker (R) a dupe for the Thermomix (L).

Like its pricier counterpart, the Mistral Thermocooker will chop, beat, whip, grind, knead, mince, juice, blend, heat, stir, and steam your food, and it even comes with a three year warranty. The appliance also features a two-litre stainless steel bowl, has 10 different speeds, a 1000 watt heating power, a 800-watt motor, and comes with a chopping blade, a steamer unit and mixing tool.

Just think of all the ice creams, soups, casseroles and stews you could whip up with minimal effort.

Sharing the Special Buy on her Instagram, Aldi Superfan, Tammy of @aldiloversau, raved about the bargain.

"STOP THE PRESS," she wrote.

"A Mistral Thermocooker coming 7 September (AKA much cheaper version of the $2k+ Thermomix). Prepare for chaos!"

Commenting on her post, one user gave it her tick of approval.

"Wow. I bought one of these years ago when Big W had them and I still can't break it," they wrote.


In case you need any more convincing, the Thermocooker has also scored a five star rating on ProductReview.com.au, with people praising the machine for its time-saving abilities.

"It makes cooking so much easier, faster and stress free! I'm not a confident cook, and the meals that I'm now making in it are delicious," wrote one post.

"My Thermomix owner friend said the attachments are the same quality as hers!" shared another.

"It does the job smashingly well, and replacement parts of [sic] you ever need them are easy to get hold of and not expensive. I've had mine for I think two years now and it's a champion workhorse. Does what it says on the box and I cannot fault it."

The Mistral Thermocooker goes on sale at Aldi from September 7, and is available in strictly limited quantities.

Despite being over a week from its launch, the nifty little gadget has already drummed up considerable internet hype, and we'd recommend getting in store early before the product sells out.

Mark the date in your calendars, set a calendar alert and let work know you'll be late. You have been warned.

Are you excited about this Aldi Special Buy? Will you be lining up on September 7? Tell us in a comment below.