Food mixer, 'Sunbeam Mixmaster Professional', with accessories, packaging and instruction booklet, metal / plastic / paper / cardboard, designed by Sunbeam Corporation Ltd, Botany, New South Wales, Australia, maker unknown, China, 2003-2004
The Sunbeam Mixmaster Professional (model number MX8800) is a full diecast stand mixer used for the mixing of wet and dry ingredients to an even consistency. It is primarily used to mix flour and water or milk to make cakes, bread or biscuits. It is supplied with large and small stainless steel mixing bowls and three types of beaters designed specifically for their tasks: standard 'V-groove' beaters for general purpose mixing; whisks for aerating ingredients like cream and eggs; and dough hooks for heavy mixing and kneading of dough.
The form of the Mixmaster Professional was inspired by the Mixmasters from the 1940s and 1950s. The red exterior is the traditional 'Sunbeam red' advertising colour. The open handle and rear mounted controls reflect the styling of the 1940s and 1950s Mixmasters. The beaters are offset from the centre of the bowl to move ingredients away from the bowl wall and beat all of the mix. The offset head allows users to gain access to the bowl for easy addition of ingredients. The head tilts and locks into up and down positions allowing the user to eject bowls and beaters once mixing is complete.
The Mixmaster uses a patent-pending drive system comprising of twin fixed beaters and a motor driven bowl. The twin motor design enables one motor to drive the beaters, each turning in opposite directions. The second motor drives the bowl, which in combination with the beaters results in a '3-way' beating action. The 650 Watt motor is cooled by air flowing from the inlet at the front of the body through to the outlet at the rear of the body.
The packaging consists of a colour printed cardboard box, instruction booklet, guarantee, brochure and swing tag.
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