Sunbeam 2551 Heritage Series 6-Speed 250-Watt Hand Mixer, Silver
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- 6 mixing speeds for blending a variety of food consistencies, from eggs and heavy cream to pudding and thick cake batters
- Burst of Power feature delivers additional mixing power for combining heavy ingredients
- Sleek, durable stainless-steel finish withstands everyday use
- Includes chrome beaters, dough hooks and whisks; also includes stainless-steel bowl and cover
- 250W motor for smooth, powerful mixing
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I highly recommend this appliance to anyone who needs a hand mixer with real power.
However, in reading the majority of reviews on both Amazon & QVC 99% of the buyers of this mixer were quite pleased with it.
I have noticed a few comments with regard to it no having a slow enough first stir speed. If you need to stir something, stir it by hand why would you even need an electric mixer just to stir?
The only other issue buyers mentioned, was that the beaters were difficult to eject. I called Sunbeam and spoke to a CSR in order to get more information on this particular mixer. So I asked her about the beater ejection issue buyers were mentioning in their comments. The CSR told me, you're not suppose to press the beater ejection button straight down, the ejector button needs to be pulled back with your thumb, then push down on the ejector button. This will release & eject the beaters.
The other question I asked the CSR was about the silver brushed stainless steel finish on the body of the mixer. I wondered if the body was made of a die cast metal or plastic and just painted to look like it had a brushed stainless steel finish. The body is in fact plastic, with a painted brushed stainless finish.
I'll update my review in a few days after I put the mixer through a few tests in my own kitchen.
This mixer in spite of its smaller size has exceptional power & torque. No bogging down of power what so ever, even mixing heavy bread dough. Nor did I have any problem getting the beaters to release.
Thumbs up to Sunbeam on this one. EXCELLENT powerful hand held mixer.
The motor isn't the problem, however. Inside the mixer, the gears that turn the attachments are made of plastic. This is ok for light mixing, but using the dough-hooks for thick batters will inevitably strip the plastic teeth off the gears and render your mixer useless. And as another reviewer said, don't even think about trying to use the dough-hooks on anything that is actually a "dough" consistency, because the mixer can't handle it. Once the gears are stripped, the mixer cannot be repaired. Mine is broken now.
I would say if you're looking for a powerful mixer to mix batters or whisk liquids, this one will get the job done. But use the dough-hooks more than a few times, and you won't have a mixer anymore because the motor is more powerful than the plastic gears that turn the attachments.
Finally I came across this Sunbeam model, which has a variety of beaters with it. Most importantly, this mixer is sold with the blade style beaters that are needed to do a really good job. The power of this mixer is also top notch. Not only did I get perfectly smooth mashed potatoes the first time out, they were mashed with no lumps in a very short span of mixing.
If this thing will mash potatoes to my satisfaction, it will pretty well cover any mixing task you can throw at it, guaranteed. The mixing bowl that comes with it is a nice extra. The mixer and all accessories fit comfortably into the bowl for storage, and an extra stainless steel mixing bowl is always useful around the kitchen.
Thank you Sunbeam!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pros: Storage, power, ease of use. The mixer has 6 speeds and a boost feature - which actually does make the mixer opperate at a faster speed than the "6" setting. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Marinewife09
After 3 years this mixer has junk parts missing I would not buy it again.? Find some German made quality mixerPublished 11 months ago by Martin J. Wooldridge
I am very pleased with the Sunbeam mixer, very good for making my kolache dough with the beaters.Published 12 months ago by Beatrice Welfl
I have used this mixer on and off for a year now. It works well. Powerful. Durable. I like being able to store all the parts, including the motor, in the bowl.Published 13 months ago by BJB
Works well and the best part is it all fits back into the mixing bowl and has the plastic lid to protect it from dust and dirt. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Melvin P Thorpe