Well used, well loved appliance!
I'm baffled at bad reviews, because I've used my blender for all sorts of things, particularly smoothies with crushed ice, and soups (although I prefer stick blender for soups) and it has always performed as expected.
If not looked after or not used properly, I wouldn't expect it to last, no matter how well it's made.
With chunky ingredients I always pulse or blend at a slower speed until it's more broken up, before turning up the speed.
Yes, I've washed it in hot water and it didn't crack. If I've just made an icy smoothie though, I let it...
Prefer the glass jug
i bought this specifically for the glass jug because I mostly use it for soup and often am working with hot liquids. Well the jug is fine but I am not in love with the design of the blades because they often clog up and I have to find something like a chopstick to unclog them and get things moving again. Apart from that, its pretty good and certainly has adequate power. Would I buy the same one again? Perhaps not. Its close but not quite right.
The advantage of this Sunbeam blender is that unlike cheaper blenders, it can handle hot liquids making it perfect for soups thank to the glass jug. It is a powerful blender, so less stopping and starting and works longer than other models before overheating. The only issue I have is cleaning. I wish it had a detachable base, so there is less wastage.
Broken glass jug a joke
Borrowed the title from a previous review as its perfect! Glass jug cracked while cleaning with hot water. Only used dozen times. Agree with all other comments, this jug is a joke! how hard can it be to make a jug that can be cleaned properly with hot water. Sorry Sunbeam its a fail. Make crap products you will get crap reviews.
My son bought this blender for me for my birthday a couple of years ago. It works fine until the other day, I felt like a milk shake, so I filled the bowl up and it started running out the bottom, because the blades were not screwed in properly. I removed the bowl immediately but not before it ran all over the base. I cleaned the outside then realised that the milk had entered the motor housing, so I had to dismantle it to clean the milk out of the inside. When I looked, the design allows any liquid to enter the motor housing. I had an old Sunbeam blender which was great and it was sealed so nothing could get into the motor housing. Why with a newer model why have they done that? I wouldn't recommend one.
I have had this blender for some years now. It has performed flawlessly. It is easy to clean if you read the instructions on how to remove the blade assembly with the ingredient cap on the lid section. It blends everything I throw at it, vegetables, fruits, ice, hot liquids, the lot. My only complaints are that you cannot completely remove the base of the glass jug for a real good scrub and that the ingredient cap used for screwing the blade assembly in and out is a bit brittle. Having said that, it never really gets dirty enough to warrant removing the base. I have after 5 years just sharpened the blades. It is a normal duty blender that does household domestic duties well. It is not a commercial unit
Really good for the price
My rating takes into consideration the price of the blender. I think this is a really good blender for less than $100. I had one for 4 years, it did everything I wanted it for. It can even crush frozen fruit if you know how to handle it. It needs to rest when you blend something thick, otherwise you burn the motor, but if you are nice to it, it will last you a while.
When the motor finally burnt (which is to be expected after a while) I went and bought another one, because I knew that for $70 I'll get a blender that will serve me well.
...I was considering buying a Vitamix, but I just can't justify paying such a high price for something I'd use 3 x a week. Even if Vitamix lasted me 10 years, I'm still better off buying 3 or 4 $70 blenders...
Save your money
I bought this blender 8months ago. The blender really struggled with anything that did not resemble banana. The middle of the container now leaks whatever I put into it. I've decided to throw it out. Do yourself a favour and buy a quality product that lasts rather than this blender.
Step 1 - I purchased this at Good Guys and it lasted 3 months and seized, so I took it back
Step 2 - I was given another Sunbeam model and this one lasted a little longer about 5 months, took it back again.
Step 3 - I will never get Sunbeam again.
Sunbeam PB7610 replacement glass jug
Found this site on line to order replacement glass jug after cracking old one with hot water. Great performing product. Couldn't figure out how to get blade mechanism off old and onto new jug. This site sharing ideas gave me the hint "use lid as key to undo mechanism from under the base". Presto it worked! I have never been able to dismantle to clean it properly in over 8 years. Great that you can buy parts for this quality product and better still providing this site to share ideas (as I was about to throw out the new $55 jug as it could not w...ork out disassembly). Sunbeam, your equipment needs to be more intuitive to disassemble with clearer instructions in the manual but great product for another 8 years use. Glass jug replacement availability No instructions as to how disassemble blade mechanism from old jug
Broken glass jug a joke
Bought this blender because it looked quite nice and liked the idea of a glass rather than plastic jug. Bad idea - glass cracked and now the whole thing is useless. Fed up with companies selling rubbish and expecting you to jump through hoops when it breaks a few months later if you want to keep it. So much for the customer. I won't be buying Sunbeam stuff again. May as well pay half as much for cheap Chinese imports which last just as long before you throw them out as well.
Every time I have to remove the blades to clean this blender, I remember how much I actually hate it. The design is terrible and makes it really hard to clean. Also, mould seems to accumulate underneath the rubber seal quite easily which is disturbing and unhygienic. I will replace this unit with a new one soon, and not a Sunbeam.
Design, difficult to clean, unhygienic, quality of the blades,
This blender works fine for me. Needs a few hits to get it going with my smoothies, it doesn't really like ice or frozen berries. It's heavy and hard to clean which is frustrating. I haven't had a whole lot to complain about it but I wouldn't recommend to a friend.
Heavy and hard to clean
This blender was the worst appliance I have ever bought. It leaked from the first time I used it and was impossible to clean properly. It stopped working after a week and I threw it out. I didn't try to make anything complicated with it either - just banana smoothies for my kids. Never buying Sunbeam again.
Good unit, But horrible to pour with the Jug.
Good Unit, But pouring with the Jug is horrible, Sunbeam may as well not even put a spout there, if you can call it that.
I like the Glass jug, motor runs well, i freeze bannas and put them in the blender with ICE and milk, works well.. but so hard to pour our. If you get one for free grab it, but pouring it is a pain.
It does not pour cleanly.
So far so good
i bought couple month ago and it was for milkshake most time and crashing ice was all ok... ater i read all the reviews from other people here and lets wish mine one wont be broke at all... i would be very disappointing...specially the customer service sounds horrible to me ....
bought it on sale ..was 20$ off or something
Cracked Jug poor customer response
I have the same problem as others, have used this blender 6 times only bought 5 months ago so still in warranty. Was making cocktails with small amount of ice and the glass jug just cracked. Obviously a defect, but when you call customer service they say too bad not covered. The replacement Jug is the same price as a what i paid for Blender on sale. Wont be buying a Sunbeam Blender again and will make sure all my friends know on Facebook
Worked fine till you actually use it with ice
Wont work with ice
We have had a PB7610 since 2005 and have used it almost daily. Mainly for milkshakes, however the milkshakes often consist of frozen bananas and frozen berries. Its very hard wearing from our experience. We have noticed that for best blending results (as far as milkshakes), we blend to thick-shake, then add more liquid to get desired consistency with a quick blend (else you will risk the occasional frozen bit).
I did try and grind almonds once, whilst it produced a great result, there was a electrical burn smell, so I didn't do that again.
I too had the same problem of the glass jug cracking . Not happy!!!!! I have only used it twice. I rang customer service at sunbeam and they basically said "bad luck buy a replacement jug" and proceeded to provide me with a number. The replacement jug that I was given a price for was more than I paid for the blender. Looking at the all the reviews that are listed here there is obviously a problem with these jugs and Sunbeam needs to get on top of it and do something about it!!! Maybe be realistic and provide replacements at a reasonable price to customers that have purchased Sunbeam products would be a good start. I will never buy another Sunbeam product.
My glass cracked making watermelon juice with ice. Until then I was fairly happy although it did see to have a problem actually mixing everything up.
It worked well until it broke
Questions & Answers
Can you remove the glass bowl from its base to clean the rubber gaskets. I can remove the blade assembly but the glass bowl can twist but unable to remove it, any hints?
I find that the best way to clean any blender is to half fill the jug with warm water add some dish washing liquid and let that blend for a few minutes. However, if you wanted to separate the jug from the blade pages 5 and 10 illustrate how to do that:
Can it be used to crush nuts? (Eg almond to make almond milk)
I would recommend the PB9000 or PB9800 if you are making almond milk as these are our 2 most powerful blenders. Although the PB7650 will allow you to make almond milk, you would definitely have better results with one of the aforementioned.
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