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A Requiem To My 1955 Sunbeam Mixmaster

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Today was a very sad day. Early this morning, at 9:10 AM, my 1955 Sunbeam Mixmaster died. I have owned this mixer for over 40 years and used it more times than I even remember.

They just do not make products like this anymore. Small home appliances seem to be made as disposables compared to products made in the 50's.

Sunbeam Products is an American brand that has produced electric home appliances since 1910. Its products have included the Mixmaster mixer, the Sunbeam Waffle Iron, Coffeemaster and the fully automatic T20 toaster.

The company did not officially incorporate its name to Sunbeam until 1946. In 1928, the company's head designer, Swedish immigrant Ivar Jepson alongside Bernard Alton Graham invented the Mixmaster mixer. Introduced in 1930, it was the first mechanical mixer with two detachable beaters whose blades interlocked. The mixer also unclips from the base stand so it could be used as a hand mixer too.

Her name was Betty and I am just so upset that today she decided she had had enough. Here are a couple of cakes she made. She died doing what she loved best--making cakes! You will be missed!!

UPDATE: woot woot

So excited.....a friend of mine who was always baking me treats asked me if I wanted her Kitchen Aid because it got too heavy for her to lift and she had no room on her counter for it. So she brought it to me and said Merry Christmas!! Meat Grinder, dough hook, wire whip, pastry beater....omg.

Ain't she sweet? Her name is Annie, in honor of the donator.


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