When I got my Thermomix over 2 years ago as a birthday present the first thing I wanted to get was a slide board but I was astonished by the high price of brands such as the ErgoSlide (starting from £79) and other very similar brands with very much the same high price. So I decided to go on a hunt around some shops to find the perfect board to create my very own slider board and it turns out you can make one for less then £10! The reason Thermomix owners should use a sliding board underneath their Thermo is simply the build in scale is delicate and its advised not to pull out the machine when you need to get it out from the corner to cook. Even if it’s mostly stationary and you don’t have any hanging cupboards over your Thermomix you still might want to move it ever so often to clean behind and underneath it. So here are some simply instructions how to make your own slider board:
What you need:
1 Lazy Susan ( I got mine from The Range from the Apollo range for £4.72) H: 25 cm Diameter: 37 cm;
I draw around my Thermomix and brought along the paper template to ensure the Lazy Susan is bigger then my Thermo.
Set of 4 Teflon furniture floor sliders (40 mm) I purchased mine of eBay for £3.76;
A couple of small nails and a hammer;
- Turn around the Lazy Susan board and put 2 nails into the corners of the small platform to stop the board from rotating. The reason why I wanted a Lazy Susan was because I warned a higher platform so I can reach underneath it to pull the Thermomix out easier.
- I then attached the 4 Teflon sliders with the sticky back to the small platform turned it around and put my Thermomix on it!
And Voila there you have your very own DIY Thermo Slider in less then 5 minutes!
What a great idea, especially being elevated for an easy grip. I wonder if I can use felt floor protection pads instead.
Hi Eva. Thank you! I think felt pads could work too if they have quite a bit of a thickness to them.
I love this! Very Genius solution to the problem.
Just brilliant! thanks for the idea