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Boinker

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i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« on: May 08, 2010, 02:32:57 PM »
get a load of this three beater. i never knew about these. found one for a buck last week. it works.
reminds me of Fords Edsel  . Sunbeam owned the mixer market back then. theirs was a much better design.

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Re: i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 06:34:17 PM »
Have the same mixer!  Found it un-used at the flea market for $20.  Attachments were still in the box.  First time I used it, it started smoking.  Ended up all the grease in it had all dried up.  Ended up I had to take it apart which was REALLY hard and add white lithium grease.  Anyway, it works great, looks great and has a light which is great but it seems under-powered for something with such a big motor.  Let me know what you think.
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Re: i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 07:29:33 PM »
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Have the same mixer!  Found it un-used at the flea market for $20.  Attachments were still in the box.  First time I used it, it started smoking.  Ended up all the grease in it had all dried up.  Ended up I had to take it apart which was REALLY hard and add white lithium grease.  Anyway, it works great, looks great and has a light which is great but it seems under-powered for something with such a big motor.  Let me know what you think
 
I have two of these both with original bowls and yes they seem very under powered compared to a MixMaster.

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Re: i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 10:46:03 AM »
yeah, mine works.  or should i say it worked once. we will never "use it".  the sunbeam motor and attachments are far superior, with only two beaters.,  and better controls, and easy to service.
my wifey collects these kitchen appliances, even has a very early electric egg beater.... cheez what a monster to beat an egg....
she use her sunbeam for years... an all original one in GREEN with all the GREEN attachments and jade colored bowls for years , but then
her eye caught a modern Kitchen Aid unit,  the heavy duty unit stand mixer with all the attachments , all inside the box unused, at a flea market for 25 bucks. (retail about 350 smackers for this monster)
the mix master was then retired to the collection forever.   these kitchen Aid units are like diesel powered trucks compared to a Vespa.   no contest here.
she loves the old stuff,
 but modern cleans easier, and they are more powerful and efficient. larger bowls, stainless steel, dont break when ya drop em... etc.

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Re: i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 12:30:25 PM »
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Re: i think this was general electric version of the Edsel.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 01:03:46 PM »
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I have one of the old Sunbeam Mixmasters that used to belong to my mother. Now, that's OLD! My ex-wife 'borrowed' it a while back so I can't post any pictures right now. But that old sucker still works. It could probably dig post holes it is such a powerful SOB!
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