Larraine can have our beaters
Could you please get in touch with Larraine and let her know that I am happy to send her our beaters for the MX8500 if she would be willing to pay postage.
Purchased at The Good Guys Kitchens.
No replacement beaters
I am so disappointed that I cannot buy the beaters anymore. I have broken one beater I haven’t had the mixer that long wont buy a sunbeam again. Why can’t we get replacement for beaters now I have to throw the whole thing out
Purchased in January 2019 at Myer for $199.00.
I spent $35.00 per cake or loaf of bread using the Mixmaster classic.
I bought the mixer 10 years ago, I didn’t use it much, about 12 or so times, and the mixer did what it was supposed to do. I kept it stored in a dark dry space. Firstly the sheen on the metal across top and down the sides of the body peeled off, for no apparent reason. Then the wheel stopped turning the bowl around. I took it to an old fellow who fixes things (still!) who said the brass gear in the base had shredded, and they no longer make the brass gear replacement part. So frustrating. Such a shameful waste of materials and my money. Almost worse is how far Sunbeams quality has fallen over the years. I’ve just replaced mine with a Kitchenaide.
Purchased in January 2010 for $400.00.
Uses rubbish plastic gears that crap out with normal use
The engineer that designed or selected the materials for the gears in this mixer should go back to university and relearn materials or maths or at least learn how to calculate the forces on worm gears. Id hate to think how much wasted materials sunbeam is responsible for due to these mixers going into landfill. If manufactures were responsible for the waste they produce they wouldn't design shit like this. The rest of the parts look ok; its a shame that one small crappy part renders the rest of the what appears to be a well made product useless.
The motor is amazing, it has made my cake-making so much quicker, and easier. Yes, we have had the problem with the beaters but it was easily overcome by smoothing down the plastic collar on the beater attachment.
Purchased in May 2020 at Myer for $199.98.
Can’t understand the negative reviews, pay more if you want better, I paid $189 so it’s on the lower priced available. It’s had a good work out and works fine. It also is so stylish I’d be happy just to buy it as a feature piece for the kitchen.
Purchased in April 2020 at Myer Online Store for $189.00.
Wasted my money as motor burnt out within 3.5 years
The motor burnt out within 3.5 years. Way below my expectations.
Bowl gets stuck and took several days to dislodge.
Bowls design is pathetic and when you wash it it’s not sealed properly so water gets stuck in the base.
Purchased in May 2016 at Myer for $219.00.
Terrible, never again
I purchased the cafe series mix master some time ago but never used it. I opened it from the box yesterday as my other one had broken. I put it on the lowest setting and the speed was like the maximum setting and the mixture just kept splattering everywhere and made a mess of my kitchen. Something is definitely not right. Then the mixer started jumping around all over the bench. I turned it off and that was it.
There goes all my money in the bin as it's brand new and obviously not under warranty.
Will never purchase this brand again.
Sunbeam used to be a reliable brand
I purchased this mixer based on previous great service from a Sunbeam Mixmaster I had many years ago. I have used it, very successfully about 4 times. Today I was making a cake and stopped it to scrape the sides and when I turned it on again....nothing! I tried everything, removing then reinserting beaters, remove and replace the bowl, even tried the second bowl and it simply would not work.
I will be returning it to the store tomorrow for a refund. Very dissapointing when such a well known, previously reliable brand is now producing inferior products. The inconvienience of having to return an item then shop for a replacement is enough to prevent me trusting that brand again.
I dont recomend this product.
Purchased in June 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for $170.00.
My Mum's I960's Sunbeam Mixmaster Is Truly Classic!
For a product almost 60 years old my Sunbeam Mixmaster still works like a dream and I can even purchase new attachments for it!
Thumbs up to Sunbeam, for continuing to make products with no built in obsolescence and still able to be serviced and repaired.
As a result of such positive experiences with my truly classic Sunbeam Mixmaster, I have gone on to purchase many other Sunbeam products and all have similarly proven exceptional longevity and reliable performance.
Didn’t last long
Bought for my wife 2 years ago mx8500 now motor runs but beaters don’t work. I am like so many others. Thought Sunbeam was STILL a good product so I would buy another one. Should have looked at the product reviews. Talk about cheap and nasty. How disappointing. As other people have said. Just a heap of junk. Shame on you Sunbeam you have trashed your good name with rubbish to make a few extra dollars. Dumb Dumb Dumb
Purchased in March 2017.
worst sunbeam mixmaster ever
After owning a Sunbeam for over 30 years we decided it was time to upgrade, We purchased the silver model almost 2 years ago. We only used the mixer occassionally, to cream butter & sugar or whip cream, maybe 2 times a month. A few weeks ago I contacted Sunbeam as the mixer could only be used on low speed, if we turned it up the beaters would jam. I was advised to take it to our local sunbeam repair agent which i did. I collected the machine today to be told it was no good any more as the gear box had seized !!! I am so angry that after minimal use over a 2 year period it now has to be thrown out. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Last time I will ever buy Sunbeam
Purchased in November 2016 at Begents Electrical Launceston 7250 for $350.00.
I have had this mixmaster for just over a year. This machine works very well and is easy to scrape food off the sides of the bowl. The attachments are great for mixing ingredients and the bowl size is excellent. I bought this at a great price and would highly recommend this product.
Bowl hard to unlock
I bought this after my old machine of 10 years died. It works great only problem is I have a lot of trouble unlocking the large bowl I have no trouble with the small bowl. Does anyone know the trick to unlocking the large bowl. It might be faulty .
Never buy Sunbeam!
My husband gave me a beautiful looking red professional mixer for Christmas quite a few years ago. It matched my kitchen beautiful but that was all it did. I called David Jones where he had purchased it and they said we would have to take it to a service centre. I was unable to do that because I had no opportunity to get to such a place. I gave up, put it in our storage shed and went back to using my hand held electric mixer which didn't look so good but it did work beautifully. We are moving house so yesterday I retrieved it from the shed an...d thought I would give it another try before it went to the tip. It was just the same, beaters a problem, it worked with the middle beater and not the one on the bowl side. It still looks good but is no good to anyone. I will take the beaters and bowls and try to sell them at my garage sale and throw the rest away. For years I have told my friends to to buy Sunbeam and will continue to do so.
Just what i was looking for
I am extremely happy with this mix master. The main reason for this being, i can scrape the edge of the bowl whilst it is mixing without any effort at all. I had a very expensive mix master that i sold because i couldn't do this. It had scraper beaters, but i find that they don't do the job well enough, especially for meringue. This classic model is just so easy to use. love it
I have had this mixer for 3 years now. No problems. Very easy to use. Looks smart on my bench. Highly recommend . Solid machine. I get a lot of comments on how good it looks. Easy to clean. Got it at a great price. Even hubby can work it.
Bowl doesn't spin
Highly disappointed with this mixer. My husband purchased it for me for Christmas 2017 from Myer, I went to use it today (2/1/18) for the first time to discover the bowl did not spin with the large or small bowl attached. We will be returning this appliance and will purchase another brand.
Sunbeam florence broadhurst design is a disgrace
Florence broadhurst mixer really poor hardly mixes. The bowl doesn't lock into place properly very bad machine waste if money.
The toaster is fine but the mixer complete let down.
Pity because sunbeam was a trusted brand for me, I'll never buy sunbeam again.
The mixer has made me not bother using it and I cool alot.
I wouldn't waste time, effort or money on sunbeam mixers again.
I could've got a better machine from target it chosen the Kenwood.
Cheap disappointing product, don't waste your money on Sunbeam
I've had the Sunbeam 8500Y for a few years now and have finally stopped fighting with it and have given up and bought a KitchenAid. The first mixer that they sent was faulty - dropping metal shavings into my cakes - so they promptly sent another which worked quite well until the bowl stopped turning so I had to stand there and turn the bowl by hand which defeats the purpose of having a stand mixer. Also the bowl will sometimes lock into the base and other times it just spins and fails to engage, same with trying to unlock it. I also struggle t...o put the beaters in, sometimes they want to go in and other times the machine gets sulky and won't accept them. Sunbeam was always the best but unfortunately their quality control is now sadly lacking and their products should be avoided.
Questions & Answers
Hi there , I’m having trouble inserting both of the beaters at the same
Time into my classic. What am I doing wrong?
You put them in seperately not at the same time. You push them up & you should hear a click noise which means they are clicked in hope this helps.
Thank you for your reply. Do I need to twist them into place or just push?
Take the beater that hasa pointier, curved bottom and hasa grey coloured band around thetop of the beater – illustrated as beater(A). Insert beater (A) into the left socket onthe underside of the mixer head, the hole is identified by a grey dot beside it. Take the beater with the angular/flatbottom, illustrated as beater (B) and insert into the remaining socket.
Note: Be sure both beaters click firmly inplace, you may need to twist the beaterslightly to engage it in position prior topushing it in place.
Hope this helps.
Do both dough hooks rotate. I'm using for the first time and only 1 hook rotates. It's this correct?
Yes they should both rotate. Can I ask do your beater both rotate when using if you don't mind checking for me. Your dough hook could quiet possibly be mising the black plastic ring that helps them attach into the device. Could you also check for me if this is attached & let me know.
I have a sunbeam mix master and would like to confirm the rotation of dough beater? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
Hi Mel B,
All beaters got clockwise. Hope this helps you.
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