Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B

Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B

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Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B
3.6

41 reviews

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59% · 2413 · 32%
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Even Heat DistributionYes · No
Non-Stick Longevity
  • Still Works
  • 1 - 3 years
Value for Money
3.4
Build Quality
3.4
Ease of Use
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.4
Non-Stick Quality
4.7
Simple to use
Easy to clean

Reviews

41 reviews
Rebecca
RebeccaSydney, NSW2 posts
  GR8450B

Died after 22 months, but only under warranty for 12!

The machine was fine to use... nothing fancy but did the job.
Unfortunately after 22 months, it suddenly stopped working. The light would come on but it would not heat up. I expected it to last a lot longer than that. The warranty was only 12 months so Sunbeam said I would have to pay for postage and repairs from one of their repairers. It was not worth it and I won't purchase anything from Sunbeam again. Show details
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Pamela J.
Pamela J.4 posts
  GR8450B

Old model was much better

My old sandwich toaster was a Sunbeam and it worked perfectly. After it 'blew up' I replaced it with a new Sunbeam model, which is not a patch on the old one. The floating hinge does not work as well as the old one did, and the sandwiches do not cook as well. The old model was much better. My question is - If it ain't broke - don't fix it. I wish they had kept the sandwich press as it used to be.
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Thank you for your review, I will relay your valued feedback to the team.

Rabia Z
Rabia ZGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC83 posts
  Cafe Press

Its just Amazing

Happiness is…a Cafe style crispy Triple Decker sandwich!
I’m in love with the look of my thick sandwiches. With School and work lunches its a winner as I can make 4 sandwiches in one go making it quicker when you have a bigger family.
A winner feature of Sunbeam Cafe Style 4 Slice Sandwich Press Maker Flat Press is that it heats quickly and the adjustable height allows for various thickness of bread. Its so convenient to adjust it to the any height I need and use it.
Its really so versatile and besides toasted sandwiches I’ve tried it for wraps, pizzas, pancakes, eggs, French toast, hash browns and it turned out amazing.
Wipes clean with a damp cloth and paper towel and easy to store.
It has been a great new addition to my kitchen.
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Oldest M.
Oldest M.South East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  Verified GR8450B
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Non-Stick Quality
Shellby
ShellbyMid North Coast, NSW43 posts
  Verified GR8450B
Vanessa C.
Vanessa C.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  GR8450B

Can't live without it!

We have had our sandwich press for about 12 years and love it. I found these reviews after looking for new covers for the indicator lights which now looks to be a common problem but after 12 years I recon that's a pretty good run. We also have one at work, I've been there 5 years and heaps of people use it every day and it's still going strong (including indicator lights still in). Sounds like some people have had a bad run but if I the lights didn't fall out I wouldn't have left a review which is probably the case for most other happy customers. Show details
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Robert M.
Robert M.
  Verified GR8450B

Does not press sandwiches evenly....???

As above...because the back hinge is not big enough when you pull the lid down it does not sit parallel to the lower section, so the sandwiches are not heated evenly..... Show details
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Penegeau
PenegeauSouth East Queensland, QLD131 posts
  GR8450B
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John13
John13Perth, WA163 posts
  Verified GR8450B
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Lachlan M
Lachlan MGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts
  GR8450B

Good, but could be better

I bought this to replace the bulky George Foreman press+grill. While it cooks my food well, it does have its flaws. Having owned it for 5 months and using it 4 times a week, the wear and tear is greatly showing; the non-stick surface is all scratched, despite me using a PLASTIC spatula and regularly cleaning the surface with oil as recommended. However, my major issue with the product is that the green light covering has fallen out, and I have tried contacting the manufacturer about a replacement part but they say I have to get a whole new product.

Overall it cooks well, it just isn't sturdy and doesn't last. Show details

Anna
AnnaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  GR8450B

Poor quality

I bought this sandwich press to replace a broken product of the same make and model..However, this product IS EXTREMELY INFERIOR TO THE ORIGINAL. The promotional material and the packaging is still showing a picture of the original product however, when you open the box it is a later model. The later model has been re-engineered and the floating hinge no longer floats. Sandwiches do not cook flat and the melt function does not work. I was deeply disappointed with this product and returned it to the place of purchase and bought a breville. Sunbeam was not interested in discussing my complaint. Show details
Kim
KimGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  GR8450B

Stopped working after 2 years

I purchased our Sunbeam cafe press just under 2 years ago, I thought Sunbeam was a reputable and quality brand and that it would last longer than a cheap kmart one but it stopped working a few weeks ago and Sunbeam basically told me as its out of warranty that its not their problem and that they could give me details of a repairer but it would be at my expense. I think thats pretty poor, you don't buy an appliance like this thinking you'll be throwing it away after 2 years. They said most users get 5-6 years of use but still refused to fix mine after only 2 years. Very disappointed with customer service and quality of product. Wont be buying a sunbeam product again. Show details
Tana
TanaBris Vegas, 400033 posts
  GR8450B

Yes, that's the one

I was worried that 2400w is too strong but it just perfect. Everything cooks right through and nicely toasted. Unlike other 4 slice toasters this one was 35 cm which is more compact and another reason I chose it. It s floating 4 levels and stays 180degress up to the 3rd level which is important for me as I like to cook eggs on it with a lid evenly afloat. I do like to use non stick baking paper so to clean less. I cant say more. It definitely good for cafe commercial level as it's hot and fast. Or if you are a student and want to use it for grilling, toasting, heating, saute and pan fry ... Very good
Jackie M.
Jackie M.
  GR8450B

Red and Green light covers fall off

I came to this website looking for a way to repair the indicator buttons, as they fell off shortly after purchasing the product - and was disappointed to see that it appears to be a common fault on these machines. I love the cafe press itself (I don't use it that often but it is perfect for quesadillas and paninis), but am not happy with the hole in the lid - for aesthetic and safety reasons. These cheap and nasty, not-fit-for-purpose plastic light covers detract from what I would otherwise rate as a five star product. Show details
Noxy
Noxy8 posts
  GR8450B

These toasters always break after a year

I have had 3 of these toasters. The first 2 packed in and stopped heating within a year so I was able to return for a replacement. The one I currently have has lasted 18 months so is out of warranty. Do yourself a favour and buy a brand (Breville) that will last. These Sunbeam toasters are only made to last as long as the warranty! Show details

Questions & Answers

Richard R
Richard R · Cafe Press GR8450

There was no manual in the box - where can i get a manual before i use it?

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Helen Douglas
Helen Douglas · Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B

Can I get a replacement Manual for this product i.e. GC7850B?

Sunbeam
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Hi Helen, could you please contact our Consumer Support Team on 1300 881 861 with your email address details and we can forward a copy of the instruction booklet for you.

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Features:

  • The Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450B lets you make toasted sandwiches and open cheese melts.
  • It lets you make 4 at a time, and allows for thicker sandwiches and wraps.
  • A floating hinge makes for even toasting, as it maintains even pressure on your sandwich.
  • The sandwich maker’s flat cooking plates allow for faster cooking.
  • It also has a non-stick coating which makes it simple to clean.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that it was simple to adjust the height of the Sunbeam Cafe Press.
  • They also said that it was easy to clean.
Compare all Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B listings
Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450
  • Discontinued
Sunbeam Cafe Press GR84505.0 
CategorySandwich PressesSandwich Presses
Price (RRP) $99.95
Sandwich Capacity4
Plate StyleFlat
Non-Stick CoatingYes
Dimensions 110 x 360 x 330 mm
Power2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless

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