Sunbeam MixMaster 350 Watt Stand Mixer Review


Sunbeam MixMaster is a stand mixer with 350 watt motor. It has 12 speed settings and comes with two  glass bowls for mixing – 2 quart one and 4 quart one.


Performance

Sunbeam MixMaster works a little bit differently than most other stand mixers. The attachments stay stationary while the bowl spins around. The downside of this is that attachments never really go to the middle of the bowl and that brings us to the next point – how well does Sunbeam MixMaster mix?

The mixing quality really varies. Sometimes it does a great job, other times some of the stuff remains unmixed requiring you to scrape constantly or takes quite a long time to mix everything properly.

Overall the mixing performance is not too good. It’s very annoying when your batter keeps sticking to the sides of the bowl or dough climbs up the attachments. This isn’t always the case but these issues happen way too often.

Another flaw is that Sunbeam MixMaster is a bit shaky. It vibrates when it’s mixing. You also have to make sure you placed the mixing bowl properly or it won’t spin around.

Unfortunately the new model is not as good as older Sunbeam stand mixer models. It’s understandable that not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on a KitchenAid but there’s a reason why they are so expensive. KitchenAid Artisan Mini or KitchenAid KSM150PS really are that much better than cheaper stand mixers.


Attachments

Sunbeam MixMaster comes with chrome beaters, dough hooks and whisks. The quality of whisk is not good, it bends especially when mixing thicker mixtures. Chrome beaters and dough hooks are ok.


Bowls

Sunbeam MixMaster comes with two mixing bowls. One of them has 2 quart capacity whereas the other one – 4 quarts. Both of them are made of glass which makes them a lot heavier (can be an issue for some) than the ones made of metal (because glass bowls are much thicker than metal bowls).

They are also more susceptible to breaking if you drop them however they do feel very sturdy.


Quality

Sunbeam MixMaster is made of plastic so it does feel a bit flimsy especially when compared to KitchenAid stand mixers.


Features

Sunbeam MixMaster features soft-start (reduces splattering), tilt-locking head, one-button attachment removal and nonskid rubber feet for stability.


Verdict

Sunbeam MixMaster is so much more affordable than a KitchenAid for a reason – it’s nowhere near as good. If you will use a stand mixer on somewhat common basis then you shouldn’t cheap out. Good alternatives would be KitchenAid Artisan Mini or KitchenAid KSM150PS as they have similar bowl sizes.




Sunbeam MixMaster 350 Watt Stand Mixer Specifications:

  • Power: 350W
  • Speed settings: 12
  • Mixing capacity: 2 and 4 quarts
  • Cord length: 30 inches
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 14.04″ x 9.08″ x 14.42″ (inches)

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