Barely hot enough.
If you like lukewarm coffee, then this is the machine for you! I have considered boiling the water first but I don't know if this will ruin the machine's inner workings.
Purchased in October 2019.
Blue dye coming from filter
I followed the cleaning instructions and noticed the water was tinted. The. Realised there’s a blue kind of dye coming from the filter every time I run the water through. I have tried cleaning the filter several times and it keeps happening. It even stained my hands.. but if I remove the filter and I just use a disposable one, the water comes out clean. what is the blue stuff in the filter? Chemicals?
Purchased in July 2020.
Luke warm coffee
Extremely disappointed with this coffee machine. The coffee is luke warm right from the start. I’ve only had it a few weeks but regret the purchase. I was tossing up between this and a Breville. Think I made the wrong choice due to this one was cheaper. Usually like Sunbeam products.
Purchased in July 2020 for A$59.00.
Luke warm coffee
Bought this machine yesterday to replace my old Sunbeam but very disappointed as coffee Luke warm & not enjoyable to drink,in fact my old machine made warmer coffee,! Very disappointed! Should have taken notice of other reviews. Plan to return as useless product
filter basket leaks black colour
Recently I purchased this coffee machine and have done cleaning process prior to use. I have already done this several times because the mesh filter basket leaks black colour after washing and still when wet. It has already had 3 washes, soaked twice and even been put in the dishwasher and still black colour is still coming out of the mesh basket. I do not want to use it as it could be poisonous. how many washes do I need to do to clear this.
Great temp of coffee. Very easy to use and to moderate coffee strength. Could not be happier with the product especially for the price. The only thing I question is the use of glass as it's not as child proof as we would like but still minor in our view
Retro brews are back
Ok. its been years and these types of coffee makers took a back seat to the group handle and pod varietys machines..
Its also been years since I saw the coffee filter papers for sale too in the shops , but they are back.
I had a former model, lasted ages and now had to replace it.
And what did I get... Exactly the same type with the same features just with a new look.
Hey thats fine, I prefer using the paper bags over the re-usable screen filter. Chuck the mess out I say.
Well, this type of maker has its pros and cons
The pro is that you get a more mellow flavoured coffee over the harsh water pressurised machine types.
The con, not that this is an issue is the fact that you will use more coffee to make cups....
Great option for my home office
Makes great coffee and a lot of it at once so thats a bonus. The only issue I have is that it doesnt stay warm for very long and I like my coffee much hotter.
- Verified purchase
luke warm coffee
After brewing, the coffee is only luke warm. The base plate is warm/hot to touch but the coffee is not. I have to microwave it to get a decent temperature.
I would like to say though, in reading some reviews, that Sunbeam are very good at responding to customers. Unusual from most large companies.
Can't get parts?
Received this as a xmas present from my wife. While she was washing the filter basket holder, the rubber seal holding the spring and dispenser in place has come away rendering the machine redundant. I contacted Sunbeam and they say the part isn't available. Surely there is an alternative without paying half the cost of the machine for a whole new coffee basket ($30). Sunbeam, please help me to support my caffeine habit. I have barely begun my search for the perfect coffee (am loving the crema coffees).
Purchased in December 2018 at BigW for A$60.00.
- Verified purchase
Good machine for great price
Machine is easy to use and does what it is supposed to do - make drip filter coffee. Don't expect a cheap machine to make gourmet coffees as it is not really possible. This model is good and replaces my old one that was near worn out just before my wife broke the carafe. It was better to replace the old machine and this one fits the bill.
Good coffee, easily made at a great price has to make a person happy.
I bought this coffee maker 5-6 years ago and it has never given me any major issues. Steam from the hot water may have gotten into the electronics which caused the flashing timer button light to stop working. The button still functioned however just would not light up. In saying that, I have enjoyed perfect coffee every morning without fail. Smooth flavour at the right temperature. After years of delicious coffee, my machine finally died last week, it stopped working altogether and I just replaced it today. Seems like they have a lifespan of 5 ...years or so as a Breville I bought in 2006 lasted about the same. If this new machine lasts me 5 years I would buy it again as it is quite dependable. Just remember to keep a paper towel or kitchen cloth nearby to wipe the hot plate clean if coffee or water drips on it as this ruins it over time. It will corrode the surface of the hot plate and eventually will not keep your coffee hot. Now, go out and buy one. Well done Sunbeam!
- Verified purchase
Perfect Morning Coffee!!
Great appliance. Using the timer so when I walk into the kitchen my coffee is ready to go. Keeping the coffee warm as well in case I get caught up with the kids in the morning .. love it. Temperature is great. cant complain about that. We use Gloria Jeans coffee with our machine and the flavours are amazing.. every morning. Definitely no complaints.
Not as good as my old one!
Coffee from this machine is so watery. I brought this machine because I broke the jug on my old one (sunbeam) which was great. It also takes up way to much space on the beach, disappointed all round.
- Verified purchase
Problems after two weeks of using
We bought a Sunbeam drip coffee machine from Harvey Norman. After two weeks the filter spring softened and the coffee started dripping over the hot plate. We had to return it but we wasted time trying to fix the issue.
The capacity is 12 cups which is too much for two people but you ca find nothing smaller or cheaper today. The coffee machine takes too much space for what it does.
Perfect Coffee Every Time
So happy with our Sunbeam Drip Filter Coffee machine. The timer can be set for fresh coffee in the morning it is like waking up in Paris with fresh coffee aromas drifting through the air. Best Quality and reliable and easy to clean. Compact and easy to use cold left over coffee can be frozen used in cakes at a later date.
- Verified purchase
This is perfect and I cannot live without it
So easy to use with the timer feature for fresh coffee in the morning without having to wake up. Consistent taste and always kept warm for the two hours specified. Easy to clean and has never let me down. Measurements on the jug are accurate as well with 8 cups of water producing 4 large mugs of coffee consistently.
Review collected in partnership with Sunbeam
Wonderful in winter
We love our machine. We use 2 1/2 scoops of lavazza ground coffee to a full pot. The coffee is hot enough to drink easily. It is what we use in winter on cold mornings. It's easy to operate for both myself and my son. He wants one for Christmas this year for when he marries and leaves home soon.
Excellent for the price
I bought this for coffee and it works fine. Love the programming so I can get up in the morning to fresh coffee.
My wife uses it for tea, works just as well.
The only issue is once it has gone through its cycle the hot plate temperature is not adjustable and I feel it is a bit too cold. I have to microwave my cup of whatever to get it hotter.
Other than that just fine.
Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions about Sunbeam Stainless Drip Filter PC7900
My coffee is not hot enough, what should I do?
- Without adding coffee, press the ON/AUTO/OFF button to run hot water through to warm up the machine.
- Try a 12 cup brew where a higher temperature can be achieved.
How do I clean and care for my machine?
After each use
- Clean all detachable parts including the filter basket holder, mesh filter basket, glass carafe and plastic spoon in warm, soapy water.
- Wipe the the appliance's exterior with a soft, damp cloth to remove any stains. Never use any abrasive agents on the appliance.
- Water droplets may build up in the area above the funnel and drip onto the product base during brewing. To control the dripping, wipe off the area with a clean, dry cloth after each use of the product.
- Use a damp cloth to gently wipe the keep warm plate. Never use any abrasive agents on the keep warm plate.
- Place all parts into position ready for next use.
The pump on my machine stopped working, what should I do?
PC7900 does not have a pump, it works by gravity. If no water is coming through, check the following:
- Make sure the carafe is in the correct position.
- Make sure the filter basket is clean; remove any used coffee grounds.
- Descale regularly to remove scale build ups.
My coffee machine boils the water too fast and makes the coffee filter chamber overflow, what should I do?
Make sure the carafe is in the correct position to avoid chamber overflow when full.
Latest Consumer Questions
Hi there. I’ve just ordered a new glass carafe for our machine but I’m wondering whats an alternative to use while we wait for our product to arrive
The power light is on but not heating up nor filtering/dripping out coffee. Please advise.
We purchased our Sunbeam yesterday and followed the pre use cleaning instructions. The coffee filtered as expected but only luke warm so today tried it leaving it on the warmer for 20 minutes after brewing and still only luke warm - is this normal? Being a basic unit there is no option for heat control and we like our coffee hot.
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