Originally Posted by remnant3333
Thanks BakingIrene for the information. I paid $30.00 for this Sunbeam stand mixer so I hope I get 10 years use out of it. I will remember what you said about only putting one pound of butter/shortening in it at a time. It looked as if it had never been used and the woman did state she used it once in all the years she owned it.
Which mixer brand and wattage do you think is the best mixer out there on the market just in case mine ever does break in the future? I know they make the same mixers but in different watts.
LizzieAylett, I am hoping that the company will be able to help you out with your mixer!!! Keep us updated as to what they say.
More watts means more power and heavier duty parts.
You can get at least 8 years out of this Sunbeam if you stick to mixing cake mixes, regular creamed butter-sugar-eggs, and icing. Your cakes will be moist when you fold the flour by hand in rather than using the mixer.
So in the meantime you should start saving--something like your spare change--for a new mixer. You have to shop around for good prices on top brands. Once or twice a year they have some really good promo like free accessories or a mail-in refund or something similar. It might take 6 months to find the best deal available. I would carefully read Consumers Reports for mixers.
I was given a KitchenAid and wasn't crazy about it. I bought a Braun all-in-one that had a great mixer and a 600 watt motor. I bought a second Braun because the first one was so good (and both Brauns had a food processor as well as blender and mixer). Other than that I have used Hobart brand commercial mixers (great).