Excerpt: I bought this a couple years ago and have not yet broken down to get a new one, which I will do soon. There is no slow speed as said, everything is thrown about, add flour 1tbs. at a time, maybe! The speeds don't have much difference to them. Maybe if there was a low.
Excerpt: We wanted a basic hand mixer, so we put this one on our wedding registry. It's a nice basic mixer with many speed options and is designed well. However, I have never gone past speed one and make a huge mess every time I use the mixer. I am always nervous to use the mixer when using a lot of flour.
Excerpt: I am not going to say that I am an expert cook or baker, or that I use a hand mixer very often, but when I do use one, this is the model I have. I mainly bought this model becaues I recognized the brand name, I like the stand, and it came in a color (red) that matches my kitchen.
Excerpt: I received this Sunbeam hand mixer 5 years ago as a wedding gift... I use it weekly and it still faithfully does a great job. I love the stand that keeps it upright when I'm in-between mixing something, so I never have to worry about it falling over.
Excerpt: I bought this because all of my kitchen appliances are stainless steel, and this mixer fit that look. Although it is plastic, and not steel, it is very sturdy and easy to use. It comes with a stand that looks like the cord should twist into it, but the directions do not show you how.
Excerpt: I was shopping for some time and had finally decided on a mixer but before I could go buy it my husband came home with this. Darn it! So, I might already have a negative mindset on this from the get go. While it seems to be a very sturdy handmixer, I wish it wasn't quite so heavy.
Excerpt: I bought this hand mixer on sale about two years ago in preparation for all the cooking I was doing to host Thanksgiving. Previous to that purchase, I had been using a bottom-of-the-line hand mixer from Walmart.
Excerpt: The "low" speed is faster than ANY speed I've ever used (and I've baked a lot of cookies from scratch). I purchased this yesterday, used it for ONE batch of cookies last night, and today, it's going back to the store! I have no use for this mixer.
The lowest speed is way too fast for use w/dry ingredients.
15 November 2008
Excerpt: Sunbeam Hand Mixer - Model #3156Recently purchased at local Dept Store. Very inconvenient to use, low speed is way too fast for mixing dry products. Not worth the time spent cleaning up after use.
Excerpt: I got this mixer to replace my avocado green mixer that was made in the 50's and has been handed down 3 generations. The beaters were getting pretty rusty so I decided it was time to get a new one. I got this Sunbeam but in the pretty red color. It is pretty, BUT it has no slow speed at all.
Pros: Looks nice on the counter
Cons: Heavy, difficult to maneuver, NO slow speed!