It’s not too often you can find a stand mixer that has lasting quality and advanced engineering design for under $100, but that is exactly what you get with the Sunbeam 2371 MixMaster. You won’t get some of the bells and whistles you find with higher-end KitchenAid models, but you will get a stand mixer that has been designed as a home mixer that is excellent for core kitchen mixing tasks. Sunbeam has been in the appliance market for quite some time and they have an excellent track record of producing products that perform without a heavy price tag. Let’s take a closer look at the details of the Sunbeam 2371.
The 2371 MixMaster utilizes a 350-watt motor to power its efficient mixing operations. In its price category, 350 watts is above average and offers plenty of power for most tasks needed in a home kitchen. The ample amount of power is also aided by some other design features, which make it an effective mixer.
The beaters and head have an off-center design, which offers two advantages. First, it makes adding ingredients during the mixing process more convenient, as it allows for more space between the beaters and the edge of the bowl. Second, it offers a more thorough mixing process and avoids missed areas on the edge of the bowl.
Includes Two Bowls
The unit comes with two glass bowls, which make it easy to mix multiple recipes and dishes at the same time.
Struggles with Heavy Duty Tasks
If you bake a lot of bread or work with bread dough frequently, this unit will have a difficult time getting the job done. While it is efficient at most light and medium duty tasks, it does not have the power or engineering for heavy-duty use.
- 350-watt motor offers excellent performance
- 12-speed settings for extra flexibility and efficiency
- Handle with soft grip material for extra comfort
- Offers soft start feature
- 2 glass bowls included
- Tilting head
- Beaters, whisks and dough hooks are included
This Sunbeam model offers a nice option for those that need an affordable mid-range stand mixer option. The 350-watt motor is above average when compared to other mixers in its price category and provides enough power to handle most tasks. The mixer even has some features you find with higher-end models such as a soft start function that helps avoid spills. It includes two glass bowls, all the attachments needed for most mixing tasks and carries the Sunbeam name.
This stand mixer unit is not going to blow your socks off with its performance, but it offers solid quality, performance and includes a nice set of features. We think it represents a good value if you are looking for an entry level or midrange stand mixer but do not want to spend a lot of money. Price at under $100, and in some cases well below that mark, it is an affordable unit that will work well for most home chefs.