4Sunbeam Pie Magic

Sunbeam Pie Magic

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4Sunbeam Pie Magic
4.2

126 reviews

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Build Quality
4.2
Value for Money
4.0
Ease of Use
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.4
Speedy and convenient
Versatile cooking options
Good value for money

Reviews

126 reviews
Ashleigh
AshleighPerth, WA22 posts
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Not happy

Worst item ever used. Besides lightning mechanism being a hazard with condensation.
Last two times made pies in this device fillings have ran everywhere out base of pies. Not like thin sauces etc. I had an old breville pie maker that i never had as many issues with as i have sunbeam device. Also think cutter is way to big but obviously suitable for this contraption Show details
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Larry Bridge
Larry BridgeMid North Coast, NSW5 posts
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Great appliance

We love our pie maker, cooks beautifully home made pies. The cutter is a bonus also. Show details ·  1
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Deb
Deb2 posts
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Was great for first few months

I have 2 pie makers which I use for our food trailer business. For months they made perfect pies after 15 mins. Now I get 2 to 3 pies cooked perfectly and the others aren’t cooked on the tops. I don’t get why this has happened all of a sudden Show details
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John S.
John S.7 posts
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Charlie
CharlieSydney, NSW9 posts
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This thing is a game changer

It works and if you find it doesnt, you are not using it correctly. If you are having an issue with undercooked tops, you need to fill your pies more so the lid makes contact with the top element. If you feel you are wasting pastry, try and cut it differently and consider not using the cutter provided. Show details
Bill T.
Bill T.Tasmania4 posts
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Value for Money
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Lynette M
Lynette MSouth East Queensland, QLD11 posts
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Total waste of money

Purchased this product end of September 2021. Have used it once to make apple pies. You need a whole sheet of pastry for the base alone which is a lot of wastage. Filled with the half cup of mixture as advised. Used store bought short crust for the base and puff for the top. No where near enough filling with the suggested half cup. The base was overcooked, bordering on being burnt and the top caved in and didn't cook at all. Total waste time and ingredients. Show details
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gypsymaggie
gypsymaggieVictoria45 posts
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Good pie maker

Have made a few pies in this machine & they have turned out good, hash brown bubble & squeak turns out perfect, a great brunch recipe, just a couple of things I have noticed is the bottom of the pie maker has vents & the oil from the pies come out of theses vents onto the bench & is still leaking a little each time I use it, have tried cleaning them. I may have used a bit too much oil whilst frying off onions, also when making savoury scrolls the top seems to cook more than the bottom, probably need to turn them over more frequently during cooking, other than that I find this a good pie maker. Show details ·  3
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Andrea Tassera
Andrea TasseraSydney, NSW13 posts
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Perfect size

Had it for a few months now and works perfectly!
I did a bit of research before buying, comparing different models and brands and selected this one because it had the perfect ration of volume - width - height (I know...nerd!) and it turns out I was right!
Oh and it's so cool you can do so many things with it, not just pies
Definitely recommended!
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Annie
AnnieMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
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Great product

We have had our pie maker for years with terrific results- I initially thought that there was a lot of wasted pastry with respect to the bottom pastry, but my husband said 'nonsense' and used the 'wasted ' pastry to complete the 4 bases - we use 2 sheets of shortcrust & 1 sheet of puff pastry - have never had a failure !! Left over curries, osso bucco, spare sauces mixed with BBQ shredded chicken - fantastic ! Unfortunately my cutter has finally cracked - they seem expensive to replace.  Show details
Chris
ChrisMetropolitan Adelaide, SA29 posts
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Wow terrific

Love it. Makes pie sooo quick. I’ve done lots. Meat, chicken, pasty, apple, berry. Cooks so quick. Love it. Can’t fault this. Had it 2 months. Join pastry together so minimum waste Show details
Jessica
Jessica11 posts
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D Searle
D SearleSouth East Queensland, QLD11 posts
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WORST machine ever

I've upgraded from a 2 to a 4 Sunbeam because we were so happy with it. Third use, same disappointing result as the first. The old machine took 8 minutes to cook the pies. This one takes over 40 mins so the bottom is overcooked, the inside filling is dry and the top hasn't puffed at all. Waste of money on all counts. Can't remember where I bought it and probably out of warranty but will never buy Sunbeam again.
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RobMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts
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Absolute Garbage - Change of Review

Appears there were other issues involved outside both my, and Sunbeams control. So am withdrawing original review, with apologies. Have used product since, and works to requirements. And hope for continued use over the years. Show details
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HarryGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
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Questions & Answers

Christine
Christine · Pie Magic

Can you still buy the smaller pie maker. It’s a 4 pie maker but the filling well is not as big. I gave mine away when l bought the new larger filling one but l prefer the older version.
Thanks Chris

katsu
katsu · Pie Magic

pie maker is taking over 20 minutes to heat up and over 40 minutes to cook the pies

John S.
John S.  

Heating up sounds about right but taking 40 minutes to cook seems too long. We usually pop the pie in and then heat it up. I think you should contact Sunbeam.

Richard L
Richard L · Pie Magic

When using pie maker for first time do you heat up first and then oil or apply oil and then heat?

Charlie
Charlie  

The Sunbeam pie maker is non stick, there is no need to add oil.

Richard L
Richard L  

If that’s so why do instructions say ‘Before using for 1st time plates must be seasoned to protect non stick surfaces’ and then proceeds to tell how to do it but doesn’t clarify if you heat unit first or apply after heating. Confused……

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Details

Two sizes available

The Sunbeam Pie Magic comes in two sizes. These are: the Pie Magic Snack Size 2 Up, which costs $54.95 and has room for 2 small pies. This is suitable for a household of 1-2 people. The other model is the Pie Magic Traditional Size 4 Up, which costs $89.95. The Snack Size option makes smaller pies, while the Traditional Size 4 Up model makes 4 large pies, suitable for mealtimes.

Features

  • The Pie Magic pie maker comes with a pastry cutter - to cut large round bases and smaller tops, and allow for precision in pie shaping.
  • The pie plates are designed to be deep, allowing you to add more filling into your pies. A crimper seal is both aesthetically pleasing and seals in flavour and fillings.
  • The non-stick material on the inside of the pie maker can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
  • For added convenience, you can buy store-bought frozen pies and pop them into the pie maker, for crispy ready-made pies.
  • Sunbeam states that you can make a variety of foods in the pie maker, both savoury and sweet. According to the brand, this pie maker is not just limited to making pies - you can make burgers, quiche, cakes and mini lasagne as well.
  • This pie maker is designed with handy features such as a secured handle latch, non-slip rubber feet and cord storage.

Points of praise

  • Most reviewers loved how quickly their homemade pies were cooked using Sunbeam’s Pie Magic.
  • The versatility of the appliance was frequently praised. Reviewers were creative and resourceful with their pie fillings, which spanned all the way from curries, to lentils with potatoes, to butter chicken pies to apple pies for dessert.
  • Using this pie maker was applauded as a quick and cheap alternative to ordering takeaway food, for those lovely lazy dinners.

Points to consider

  • Reviewers reported that it takes a little longer for pies to cook than 5 minutes, as Sunbeam states. However, most cooking estimates from reviewers are around 10 minutes, which is much faster than using an oven. Reviewers still reported this time as being short, and worth the wait for tasty homemade pies.
  • Cutting the right sizes for the pie top and bottom can be a bit tricky at first, but reviewers mostly reported they got the hang of it soon enough.
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CategoryPie MakersPie MakersPie MakersPie Makers
Price (RRP) $99.95$59.95
Number of Pies42
Pie Diameter12cm8.5cm
Pie Volume125ml95ml
Dimensions 120 x 350 x 280 mm100 x 250 x 270 mm
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)
Release date
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Replaced bySunbeam Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)
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