Rated 3 out of 5 by Koko Mixer is OK for price
I like the look of this mixer. It reminds me of my mother's old mixer. I especially like the red color, which gives it a modern touch. The mixer is decent at mixing ingredients when the mixture is more on the liquid side. I found that when you add the dry ingredients and the mixture becomes heavier, the mixer can have a problem. The mixer will spin the bowl on its own; I like that feature. However, when a mixture becomes heavy with flour/dry ingredients, the mixer has trouble keeping the bowl in check on higher speeds. You have to guide/help control the bowl then. I don't particularly like the dial because I have trouble telling exactly which number I'm on. The cleanup of the bowl and blades is easy enough. I don't like that flour went into some of the crevices on the mixer the first time it was used, so that makes it harder to keep the mixer looking nice. Overall, I think the mixer is just OK for the price. Note: I was given this mixer free for review purposes.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zachlayton Amazing Product
Being recently married my wife and I had registered for a kitchen-aid stand mixer in our registry but didn't receive it. Upon receiving the Sunbeam Stand Mixer I was surprised the quality of the product. My wife was excited to finally have a stand mixer to use in the kitchen. The same night we received it, we made pizza dough for dinner and waffle batter and whipped cream the next morning. It has opened the door for what we can make quickly and efficiently. I like the 2 beaters and interchangeable dough hooks for quick change and multiple functions. The dial to turn on and change the speed is really simple and I love that the dial is labeled with different suggestions for speed when making different things. I also enjoy the ability to move the bowl to mix on the side wall. Overall I say for the advertise price, functions, and abilities the Sunbeam has the edge over a kitchen-aid. *i was given this product as a test and did not purchase from a store.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Midge this product works well and is easy to use
I'm getting older now, but I still like my home made bread. I realized kneading was getting to be difficult and that I needed to get something that would do it for me. I like my mixer
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by g8rleslie Beautiful Stand Mixer
The Sunbeam Heritage Stand Mixer* is absolutely beautiful. The one I am reviewing is red with chrome. If you like to leave your mixer out, it will not be an eye sore.
In addition to being beautiful, it is very functional. The stand accommodates a large and small bowl (mine came with the large bowl). The mixer also comes with two types of beaters: standard and kneading. There are many speed levels to choose from.
The stand mixer is nice because you can have the mixer turned on and still have your hands free to in order to add additional ingredients.
I have made cookies, cakes and truffles with my Sunbeam Heritage Stand Mixer. It really made mixing ingredients much more easy.
My only complaint is that the bowl can start to move up and down if the speed is not set to the appropriate level. That is an easy fix though. Just change the speed to meet the consistency of what you are mixing.
* I received this mixer as a sample to review.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvMyDog Perfect. Just what I needed.
I was very pleased with my new Sunbeam mixer. Love the retro look. It reminds so much of the one my mom had when I was growing up. And that brings back so many fond memories. I'm not an avid baker, but did need something more than a hand mixer. I decided not to go with a Kitchen Aide, due to the price, and I'm glad I didn't. This has everything I need in a mixer, but none of the extras I'd never use. The only thing that would have been nice, is a whisk along with beaters and dough hooks. I would and will recommend this to others.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benee Great features and controls!!!
My husband bought me this mixer for my birthday to replace my ooollldd silver sun beam that finally broke. I love it !!! Not really sure what everyone is referring to on bowl not spinning mine spins fine and the times its not full enough to spinn i use the two hand the lord gave me to move it. No clanking of beaters or hard time removing them. Really easy to use great speeds . I like how it builds up speed when raised and doesn't just jump to it.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gerry I love it!!!
I bought this a couple of months ago to replace my old Sunbeam. I love the black and chrome. I used it the first time today and it was smooth and fast!!
May 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mark8 What a disappointment!!!
It's already been said: It's not the Sunbeam quality I used to know and rely on. In fact, I now go to garage sales looking for the "old" ones because they still out-perform this one. I bought this one because the one I'd been using for the past 20+ years finally died. Paying the extra for this new one wasn't worth it. Then, when I looked up the local repair shop, referred by Sunbeam on their website, the customer service reviews were so bad that I decided to try and fix it myself. When I got into it I found that the teeth on the heavy plastic/nylon gears turning the beaters had melted. Pretty sad that one batch of home-made divinity would do that. I used to make divinity a couple of times a month with my old one. It's now been over 90 days and I know by trying to repair it myself that I've probably voided the warranty, so I guess there's no chance in getting a refund (I wouldn't want to replace it with a new one). Save your money and look elsewhere! Hey Sunbeam, if only your gears were made out of metal - this may be a high quality, reliable product.
August 2, 2014