Rated 5 out of 5
by nathanvmc Great product, MFG support could be better.
I ordered this to replace an old mixed we had inherited from my wife's Grandmother that was 30+ years olds. The products shipped fast and was mostly as expected but the chrome finish on one of the beaters was flaking off. When I called Sunbeam for help they seemed happy to help and ship new ones but was out of stock and could not backorder. I asked what other options I had and they said I could call back in 4 weeks and see if they had them in stock. Called JCP and they are willing to return it, I guess I will have to return the entire product and wait for another to ship, seems silly.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holly This product does all that I expected.
The mixer is light weight and yet is powerful enough to do a great job for all my mixing needs. I like having two sizes of bowls for any mixing use, large or small.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mixershopper This product has everything !
2 glass bowls, 3 types of beaters, slow start WOW!
January 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by asobi mostly it is OK.
Cannot understand why my older smaller bowl would not fit on turntable. Seems they used the turntable from the Heritage series with a clip that tips the bowl. Trying to figure out how to break it off.
instead of a flat one. Have older bowls from previous units. was hoping to use.
would not deliver to store and was charged for shipping
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amy1300 This Mixer Does the Job Well
I bought this as a gift for my mom in 2012. I got to use it a lot recently, because I stayed at her house for 5 weeks from just before Thanksgiving to just after Christmas, 2015. It's working great. We don't make our own yeast bread, so I can't speak to its power for that kind of baking. But I made peanut butter, oatmeal, and sugar cookies with it -- pretty dense doughs -- and it handled the tasks fine, without even using its highest speed capacity. The beaters are made without center posts, which makes them easy to clean up. I like the glass bowl. I love being able to see what I'm doing. Glass bowls are heavy, though, so bear it in mind if you're thinking of this as an 80th birthday gift (which is what I bought it for -- poor mom). It's a good-looking design and attractive on the counter.
I liked using this mixer better than a more expensive model Sunbeam that I own, because that model is made with a motor in the base, to automatically turn the bowl at a speed that I cannot control. The faster the mixer speed you are using, the faster your bowl spins. Aack! I want to be able to slow the bowl down, and even stop it at times, so I can scrape with a spatula. Contrary to what some reviewers have written, I don't think the machine is supposed to do the mixing all by itself, with no input from me. That would require building a mixer where the beaters scrape against the side of the bowl, which would not be a good idea at all. I used to use a hand mixer with a steel bowl, and you wouldn't believe the racket when the beaters came into contact with the bowl while I was mixing batters! It's so much better to have a stand mixer and NOT have the beaters clang against the bowl! I think the great thing about a stand mixer is that it frees up my hands so I CAN use a spatula to scrape the dry stuff off the side of the bowl and make sure it gets mixed into the batter or dough. (With a hand mixer, I had to have one hand on the bowl at all times, and the other holding the mixer, of course.) This Sunbeam model is a great machine for most households, IMO, and the price is right.
January 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by micki6501 glass bowl cracked after only a few uses.
bought this last Christmas and the glass bowl cracked all the way up after I used it for a double batch of cookies. did not drop the bowl and it had no cracks. I rinsed it off with hot water and as I was drying it the crack started.
January 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by jojo43 Not up to par
I got this mixer for Christmas and was so excited because I remember my mom using hers endlessly many years ago. Unfortunately, this mixer did not last be a few hours. I was whipping mashed potatoes when it suddenly quit. If I lifted it up and tilted it backwards the motor would turn the beaters; however, as soon as I put it in the potatoes, it would no longer turn. Very disappointed!
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Baker MIXER IS TEN TIMES BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE HOPED.
Compared to the old mixers I have had, this is fantastic. Very quite,powerful, all controls are ideally located, Very easy to remove and attach the mixer head. I love the glass bowls. I don't think there is a mixer on the market that I would trade this for.
January 6, 2016