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Sunbeam Pie Magic
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Speedy and convenient
Versatile cooking options
Good value for money

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    4.2 (33)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (36)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (36)
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Perfect pies and easy to use

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Purchased in at Big W for $79.

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Charlie
CharlieSydney, NSW

This thing is a game changer.

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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.

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Bill T.
Bill T.Tasmania
  • 2 reviews
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Excellent Product with great results

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Purchased in at Amazon for $69.

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Lynette M
Lynette MSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
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Total waste of money

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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.

Purchased in at The Good Guys Online store.

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Apart from the fact half a cup of mixture which you recommend was not enough filling, the base of the pie was extremely over cooked which suggests to me uneven temperature in the machine. The pies were inedible.

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gypsymaggie
gypsymaggieVictoria
  • 25 reviews
  • 12 likes

Good pie maker

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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.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $70.

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Andrea Tassera
Andrea TasseraSydney, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 7 likes

Perfect size

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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, SA
  • 2 reviews
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Great product

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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.

Purchased in at Big W for $60.

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Chris
ChrisMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 11 reviews
  • 12 likes

Wow terrific

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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

Purchased in for $80.

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Jessica
Jessica
  • 4 reviews
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Guys - pastry wastage onus is on the chef, not the cooker! See my tips for zero wastage. This machine rocks!

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Purchased in for $60.

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D Searle
D SearleSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 8 reviews
  • 5 likes

WORST machine ever

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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.

Purchased in for $100.

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RobMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 2 reviews
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Absolute Garbage - Change of Review

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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.

Purchased in for $90.

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Harry
HarryGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Worth persevering

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Purchased in at The Good Guys for $80.

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Phillip N.
Phillip N.Sydney Surrounds, NSW

Sunbeam pie maker

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I bought my pie maker about 7 months ago and I love it but I noticed when I was last using it that the lid had a crack in it I have only used it 8 times

Purchased in for $69.

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Mel
MelSydney Surrounds, NSW

Great fun family cooking

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Quick and easy to use and clean. Kids love choosing their fillings and personalising the top of their pie. I love using left overs for a fast and cheap alternative to take away or hiding lots of mushed veg in the filling to nourish my fussy eater. Bonus is I can have fancy vegan pies too without paying a bomb. Friday is now Pie-day for us, just need to find something to lift the pies out with safely though, as that can be tricky. I did notice a little moisture in the indicator light when using but doesn’t seem to be a problem or limit performance at all.

Purchased in at Target Australia for $69.

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Claire
ClaireSouth East Queensland, QLD

Happy Customer.

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Excellent pie maker. I just bought it and made two pies. So happy. I do not have a pastry cutter; it was a bit fiddly to cut bottom and top.

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Questions & Answers

Susan G.
Susan G.asked
Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Can you use the pie maker without heating first

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Charlie
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John S.
John S.

It is easier to put the pastry in when the pie maker is cold. We have made pies using the pie maker starting from cold and they have turned out fine. Check the online manual, page 10. All the best, :)

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Does anyone have a method for cutting the pastry so that there isn't so much waste? Can only get one top and bottom from 1 sheet of pastry!

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Cam
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I forgot to pre hear the pie maker. What will happen ?

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Andrea Tassera
Andrea Tassera

Never tried really, but I guess it might just take a bit longer to cook? Maybe just keep an eye on that

gypsymaggie
gypsymaggie

Hi Cam, I never pre heat the pie maker & my pies turn out great.

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Sunbeam Pie Magic

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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Sunbeam Pie Magic PM040B
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Sunbeam Pie Magic PM040B

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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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