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Sunbeam Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Sunbeam Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up) Questions & Answers

MPNs: 3853, PM4800 and PM4800HP5530
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16 questions from our users

Pauline

Paulineasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

What cup capacity is the sunbeam deep pie maker?
Thanks. Pauline.

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Harry
Harry

I recall the instructions say a 1/2 cup. I use about 3/4 of a cup so the pie maker is full and the top pastry browns better.

Sunbeam
Customer SupportSunbeam

Hi Pauline,
The Pie Magic Traditional Size 4 Up takes 1/2 metric cup of filling.
Thanks

Sally

Sallyasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

When making pies the tops don’t cook and stay soggy in the middle , if I leave them in longer the bottoms burn and go hard . What can I do to prevent this as it’s a waste of money .

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Roula B.
Roula B.

Hey Sally, is the top of your pastry touching the top of pie maker? You may need to fill it more and don’t make filling to watery, thicken the gravy. I used puff pastry for bottom and top, turned out perfect. Good luck.

Sally
Sally

When I use puff pastry it’s seems fine , it’s when I use short crust pastry for sweet pies ( apple ) that i have the issue , and yes I use half a cup filling as recommended.

Rae H

Rae Hasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

My Sunbeam 4piemaker says it's ready, when it hasn't even heated up

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John G

John Gasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

I submitted this same question last weekend but have not received a reply.
My pie maker was purchased on 5/1/18. It has been used four times but I still cannot get the tops to cook. The pastry is soggy. Have been sticking to the instructions ie half cup of filling.
John

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Gary

Garyasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

I heat up, put right amount of filling top is soggy leave longer bottom goes too brown and hard top still soggy

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Sueg9
Sueg9

I find it works best if you use shortcrust pastry on the bottom and puff pastry on the top. If you are doing that already maybe its the brand of pastry that you are using (unless you are making your own).

Gary
Gary

I have always used the same pastry and the first few times I used it, it worked fine, the last couple of times it hasn't. so not sure what can be wrong have used it about 6 times and last 3 times have failed.

Liz

Lizasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Hi
Do you wait till the ready light is on before you start assembling pies
Or start when warm up light is on
My first attempt found the pastry (store bought) a bit tough and crisp not puffed
Thanks. Liz

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Sueg9
Sueg9

You should wait till the ready light is on. Best pastry to use is a short crust for the bottom and a puff pastry for the top.

Daisym123

Daisym123asked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

I have the 4 Up pie maker. Can I use the machine and make only 2 x pies or does it have to be 4? Do not wish to damage the machine. Many thanks,

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Sunbeam
Customer CareSunbeam

Hello Daisym123,
Yes, you can make just two pies. You don't need to use all four.

Kay

Kayasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

what is the diameter of the top of the pie

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Bill42
Bill42

120 mm for the PM4800. The 2 Up is slightly smaller at 105 mm and has a shallower dish. I find the 2 Up is great for one person as the pies are smaller and I can eat 2 (and it is quicker). On the other hand, the 4 Up are larger pies and the better choice if you want to feed more than one person.

Kay
Kay

Thank you Bill I appreciate you taking the trouble to answer me I am getting one for Xmas and am looking forward to better shaped pies than I can make by hand.

Sunbeam
Customer CareSunbeam

Thank you Bill42 for the information...

Kay, you can find more about the pie maker in the manual linked here: https://www.sunbeam.com.au/Root/Specifications/InstructionBooklet/PM4800_17EM2.pdf

Cath

Cathasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Has anyone ever used mountain bread instead of pastry?

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Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Cath,
Feel free to experiment with the Pie Maker, it is perfect for many different purposes.
A friend of mine loved using fruit toast and filling with pie apples, then topping with ice cream.
It was a perfect mid week dessert!

Nola
Nola

I’ve used bread slices which I stuck together with water & they were great

Ken T

Ken Tasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

When I put the short crust pastry (home made) in the bottom of the pie maker it shrinks before I can put the filling and top on. Any ideas?

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Shell
Shell

I have never used home made pastry - sorry but I have not had trouble with frozen (thawed) pastry - I always put pastry in a cold appliance as it is easier to handle

Robin
Robin

I agree, I have never used home made pastry either in a pie maker also always put pastry in a cold appliance then heat it up.

Lena M.
Lena M.

Leave your pastry to rest a while before cutting and you may avoid shrinkage.

Shirley D

Shirley Dasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

I have a pie magic 4 but no 101 great booklet, need help any idea where i can get one?
pie ideas

1 answer
Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Shirley D, not sure about the 101. If you would like the Instruction booklet you can download from our website: www.sunbeam.com.au

Jackie

Jackieasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

HI, I make my own shortcrust pastry, will this still work in the pie maker?

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Zte
Zte

Hi, most of the time I use home made pastry. It does seem to cook a little bit faster so just make sure you check it often.

Jackie
Jackie

Thank you

Chrys86

Chrys86asked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Just wondering if anyone else has issues with the inside of the bottom pastry not cooking properly? I've been using pampas redy rolled short crust. I thought the pastry might of been to thick but if I roll it thinner it shrinks as soon as I put it in to cook

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RJ M
RJ M

Make sure your filling is not too watery. The moisture will soak into the bottom pastry making it soggy and hard to cook.
Some of the meat (mince) is full of water. Supermarkets inject it into the meat to make it heavier.
Also some vegtables hold quite a bit of it too.

Andromeda
Andromeda

I use puff pastry. Make sure mixture not watery. I have had problems with short crust before so don't use it.

Chrys86
Chrys86

That's what I thought I was doing wrong at first too but the roast pork and gravy I made last night had bearly any gravy in it.

I prefer them will all puff pastry but they don't reheat well when hubby takes them to work.
I will keep trying

Kez

Kezasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

Do I need to glaze my pies before cooking?

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Lauren
Lauren

Well, you don't really need to, its just a personal choice, I give my pie maker a quick light wipe with a tiny bit of oil or butter on a piece of greaseproof paper before I cook them and they always come out beautiful

RJ M
RJ M

Yes, I do the same as Lauren. They recommend different types of pastry for base and top but it's easy to just find what works for you.

Johanna

Johannaasked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

My pies dont cook on the top in the middle, does anyone have a tip or suggestion?

1 answer
Janeen Beck
Janeen Beck

Try adding more filling so its domed,when you place the top on.

alstonville2477

alstonville2477asked

Pie Magic PM4800 (Traditional Size 4 Up)

I'm wanting to also use it as a jaffle maker. Will a "normal" sized slice of bread fit in this pie maker, or do I need to buy the "jumbo" sized slices? Also, can pies be cooked with a base only and no top?

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farmgirl
farmgirl

I would think larger sizes and probably you'd be best to use very soft bread, as it needs to be pliable. I'm not sure you're going to get good results. a jaffle maker is only @ $10....

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