Sunbeam FPSBHS030 250-Watt 5-Speed Hand and Stand Mixer Combo

Sunbeam FPSBHS030 250-Watt 5-Speed Hand and Stand Mixer ComboHave you dreamed of buying a brilliant stand mixer but haven’t had the money to spend on one? The Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer Combo is the perfect solution as this small appliance brings the best of both worlds in one purchase: a hand mixer and stand mixer. The appliance has a 250-watt motor, five speed settings and convenient heel rest design. The 3-quart bowl is made from stainless steel and locks into the stand mixer for better control. What’s even more exciting is that the Sunbeam is affordable and practical, making it a smart choice for casual cooks.

PROS:

    Practical: If you’ve desired a standing mixer but haven’t wanted to shell out the money, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer rivals a professional machine. This comes as great news to those who don’t want the expense of a stand mixer, nor want to store the large base and its components. The Sunbeam is practical and perfect for bakers of all levels. It’s lightweight, has a small footprint and can be stored in a cabinet if you don’t want to leave it out on the countertop.

    Durable: If you plan on using the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer every day, there’s no need to worry as this mixer will stand up to the frequent use. Both the beaters and the dough hooks are made from chrome while the bowl is made from stainless steel. The hand mixer itself is made from heavy-duty plastic, but don’t underestimate its durability. The mixer is well-designed, and thanks to the properties of plastic, you can enjoy a lightweight design that is easy to keep clean.

    Powerful: There are five speeds on the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer, but many reviewers confess that they only use the first few speeds since they are so powerful. The power comes from the 250-watt motor that is strong enough to mix through all types of wet and dry ingredients. Even on high settings, the hand and stand mixer is quiet, so you won’t disturb anyone while making your favorite recipes. And, the high settings don’t compromise the cleanliness of your cooking since the ingredients stay in the bowl.

    Efficient: When using the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer, you’ll find that the bowl spins automatically, which frees up one hand so that you can use it to stir the sides of the bowl. And because this model is a combination, you can enjoy the conveniences of both a hand mixer and a stand mixer. For example, you can add new ingredients without having to set down the hand mixer while the actual design is simple and undemanding. And thanks to the 250-watt motor, ingredients are blended quickly and thoroughly.

CONS:

    Inconsistent Mixing: When using the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer, you’ll notice that the beaters often miss the sides of the bowl. This is actually quite common, and reviewers report that they just end up scraping off the sides of the bowl and mixing the ingredients slightly more. This is a small problem, but it’s one that can make preparing recipes more time consuming since you can’t rely on the stand mixer to handle all the mixing. Also keep in mind that when the beaters miss parts of the bowl, it’s generally on more dense ingredients such as cookie dough or bread dough.

    Bowl Limitations: With the Sunbeam Hand and Stand Mixer, as with many other stand mixers on the market, there is only bowl that fits the mixer: the 3-quart stainless steel bowl. You won’t be able to use any other bowls with this mixer, which can be a problem when choosing to make larger recipes. Also, the bowl locks into place, and while this may sound to be a nice feature, it makes it hard to tilt the bowl at different angles to mix the ingredients. While slight, these limitations may be different than what you’re expecting.

BOTTOM LINE:

    The Sunbeam FPSBHS0302 Hand and Stand Mixer Combo is definitely a wonderful purchase. It’s received rave reviews and has virtually nothing to complain about, especially for the affordable price point. While it won’t take the place of a several hundred dollar machine, the Sunbeam does exactly what it’s supposed to. For the price, you get both the hand mixer and the stand mixer, and since the design is lightweight, it’s very easy to use and store. The appliance is powerful and the speeds are efficient, so your hands won’t get tired when blending. Overall, the Sunbeam is a smart, cost-effective purchase that will make you fall in love with baking all over again.

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Features & Specifications:

  • 250-watt motor
  • 5 speeds
  • Heel rest design
  • Chrome beaters and dough hooks
  • Dual-function hand mixer and stand mixer
  • 3-quart stainless steel bowl
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 12.5 inches
  • Weight: 8 pounds