Rated 3 out of 5 by like2bake This product is lightweight and easy to move around the kitchen
I was looking for a lighter weight stand alone mixer that I could move around the kitchen easily, i.e., from where I store it to the counter. =Something to mix cake and cookie batter so I didn't have to do it by hand anymore. This mixer meets that expectation and is very lightweight. I also love the stainless mixing bowl that comes with it, which is very easy to clean. However, it did not come with whips for whipped cream and the speed control on it is a little spastic with a mind of it's own. The bowl turning is powered by the outside beater, which has a rubber tip, and it doesn't always connect like it should to move the bowl consistently and needs a little help with your hand. All in all, for an inexpensive mixer I am very happy with this product. If you want something quick and easy that will mix recipes so that you don't have to do it by hand, this is the one for you. If you want something more heavy duty you'll need to pay more. I personally like this mixer.
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DadCanCook Fine for everyday mixing needs. Not really suited for heavy dough.
Our 50 year old Sunbeam mixer (handed down from Mom) decided enough is enough and stopped working. We replaced it with a new Sunbeam since we received such great service from the old one. The new Heritage Stand Mixer by Sunbeam® is designed nicely, has great speed features which allow the motor to start slow and gradually increase in power so your contents do not fly out all over the place (a really nice feature in my opinion). Unfortunately the frame itself is not near as sturdy as the old one and when heavy dough is processing, the whole mixer wobbles and shudders. The motor is definitely powerful and plows through pizza dough like butter but again, the frame is not up to par with the motors capacity. The stainless steel dough hooks are so massive and thick, I would expect them to last a lifetime. Beaters are heavy with no center stem so batters don't get caught in center. There is no wire whisk with this unit. If your every day mixing needs consist of of cakes, batters, soups with an occasional pizza/bread dough in between, this mixer will suit your needs fine. If you're looking for a bread/pizza dough mixer to be used on a regular basis with those heavier doughs, you will want to go for a sturdier framed unit .
November 13, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by 14Me2shop Great Product
I first considered this mixer, because of the price & it had the features I wanted. When I recieved it, I was very pleased with the looks, ease of use, easy storage & it's lightweight . I purchased it in black. The only thing I am disappointed in the cord length, it is so short, I have to use an extension cord to plug it into an outlet that is less than 12" away. )-: I really like this mixer & would encouage anyone to purchase it. You won't be disappointed.
January 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cora Disappointed
This was replaced twice, but the speed is so slow and the mixing bowl rattled when I put it on high speed.
March 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teachr56 great value
Having been without a stand mixer for several years I decided to get a new one. I looked at comparisons for weeks before deciding that Sunbeam still seemed to offer the best value for the price. And I DID have some knowledge of Sunbeam's durability...my original Sunbeam stand mixer, a wedding gift, lasted for over 40 years! I think even 1/2 that time, this go round, will do me well for now.
December 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michou Bad
I had a Sunbeam Heritage mixer for about 10 years and it gave out on me back in October so I went and bought a mixmaster and on Sunday it just died while I was making cake frosting. I am so frustrated because i had to run out and get a hand mixer to finish my frosting. Sunbeam just doesn't make them like they use to. I am definitely calling Sunbeam because this is ridiculous.
February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tweedy Easy to use, great price
Love it, Great price, came right color, bought for a wedding gift, bride loved it.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1beanie Excellent buy
I purchased this Sunbeam mixer on Black Friday and got a very good deal including a $30 rebate from the manufacturer. I used it to make Christmas cookies and it performed very well. I haven't used the dough hooks yet that were included but I would expect those would meet my expectations as well. Excellent mixer!
December 21, 2011