According to one site the Sunbeam Mixmaster remains the most beloved kitchen appliance of the 20th Century – and when you look at how beautifully designed this Sunbeam Model 12 Mixmaster is, you can see why! The Mixmaster was first introduced in 1930 and Sunbeam continued the production of their iconic mixer right through to 1967. From what I can tell the Model 12 was first introduced to the market in 1957, with the last Model 12c being manufactured in 1967. The mixer would originally have had two bowls, but only the larger of the two remains, plus there’s a bit of damage to the rim of the bowl (see pics under ‘more’) – but the bowl’s still perfectly functional, plus if you scour car boot markets it’s likely that you’ll turn up the smaller matching bowl. There’s also some wear to the paintwork, and the Sunbeam badge is missing from the back of the mixer, but I think that you would only realise that if you knew these machines relatively well (i.e. it doesn’t look like anything’s missing). But on the positive side (and let’s not forget that it’s more than 50 years old!) the motor sounds nice and strong! And the speed control seems to be in good working order – often the speed control has stopped working with these older mixers, and they just operate on one speed. A beautiful piece of mid-century design that’s stood the test of time.
Dimensions: 33cm tall x 30cm long x 20cm wide; Bowl – 23.5cm in diameter x 20cm high
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