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    My Sunbeam rocks!

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    It seems like every five minutes theres another post about various problems that peopel have with sunbeam, so I thought Id post this for a change.

    We went through two brevilles in the space of a year before picking up a sunbeam that was a quarter of the price. It functions exactly as intended and hasnt missed a beat for something like four years. My sunbeam has automatic timing and variable temperature control. In fact, its such a great performer that I even convinced Andrew to buy one as a backup for Maling Room!

    And, yes, Im talking about my toaster. Best $25 I ever spent.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    Luca,

    Love your post ;D ;D ;D!! (for a moment I though you had gone to "the dark side" :o)

    No doubt about it - Sunbeam make great consumer items- toasters, jugs, irons, electric frypans - and other THROW AWAY items!!!

    Im just not real sure that quality coffee machines is their thing...... I dont think throw away mentality is really suitable for that type of item- and its not always easy to change your engineering methodology (or your outsourced assemblers).

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    I too was sucked into your post at the start and was eager to find out what model you had. Alas the sunbeam toaster was the final outcome of it all. Its nice to have a chuckle whilst perusing the serious topics that is coffee.

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    I was looking at getting a sunbeam rice cooker just because every second one of my friends has some sort of rice cooker and Im always jealous of the ease at which we eat at their places. For another $25 or whatever, its not a bad bet. But then I talked to Nim about the uber uber awesome Zojiruishi rice cookers. Tonnes of settings, an ability to keep rice warm and regulate the heat to kill off bacteria. Some of the brainier models can even be programmed in the morning to have your rice waiting for you when you get home, perfectly cooked, thanks to PID (!) controlled heating. I quickly decided to save up to avoid later upgradeitis. Anyone know if theres an Australian Zojirushi importer?

    Ricesnobs.com.au seems to be up for grabs ...

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    Actually, and this is a true story, a mate of mine has retrograditis - he buys early model Sunbeam Rapier two door pillar-less coupes (if there are any still around circa 1962) and does them up!

    Is anyone old enough to remember the original vehicle?

    Not so easy chuck away once you have finished with it, but still imminently disposable...

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by askthecoffeeguy link=1170054048/0#4 date=1170056341
    Actually, and this is a true story, a mate of mine has retrograditis - he buys early model Sunbeam Rapier two door pillar-less coupes (if there are any still around circa 1962) and does them up!

    Is anyone old enough to remember the original vehicle?
    P
    What about the Sunbeam alpine..... that was a pretty cool car.....

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    Saw a sunbeam the other day on the way home.
    Not sure of the model.
    My son was very confused.
    Biggest toaster hes ever seen.

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    Well I have to add that my Sunbeam bang bang is bloody awesome! Nice big solid piece of kit that has a huge capacity. I can bang out even the most stubborn puck wedged in my LM basket and it doesnt even flinch.

    Theres no way Ill be needing to send that one back for repair. :D

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    You might have somthing there...but for now as I belt out another redy brown riger striped shorty I say Salute Sunbeam (I am so hooked that it if dies I might even go to the dark side and get a bloody Italian one....just so I wont have to read about the negatives of the machine I chose!!!).

    Ahhh....its a sad truth...we do indeed live in a throwaway society...but each to their own. I have acquired the habbit of collecting Land Rovers...quirky but awesome in ways that Japanease car makers are yet to discover. Why then did I get a Sunbeam over an italian stalion - because it was a significantly cheaper than anything that competes a LOT cheaper than anything even slightly better and it produces great coffee with a great warranty and I dont want to work as hard at keeping a machine making great coffee as I work at keeping older British 4wds on the road.

    Ahhh....priorities...

    Cheers

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    our sunbeam cafe series blender is going strong, after our breville one (that my super-smart Mechanical Engineer brother bought) burnt itself to death.

    Ive even seen quite a few cafes using the same one!

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    My sunbeam cafe juicer is fantastic. Two years old, used almost everyday and still going strong (it was expensive enough)

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    We use a Sunbeam kettle that we got when we got married 16 years ago! Its still working strong too! (shock, horror!)

    Also, BSA made a Sunbeam. It was a scooter! :D

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    ...ahh another Brit product Scootagirl

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott link=1170054048/0#12 date=1170133669
    ...ahh another Brit product Scootagirl

    ..but where are they now....? :-? ;)

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    Re: My Sunbeam rocks!

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Must admit, I two-time my Silvia. *

    She invites me up for coffee *at night. I love every precious moment with her.

    But I share anothers bed, too.

    She keeps me warm in a way Silvia cannot through the long winters nights.

    Yet I cannot part with either.

    Silvia has her charms.....her wiles... her wicked ways.

    Sunbeam is *lovely to snuggle into. So much warmth between the sheets. *

    Her 10-setting *illuminated controller *keeps the bed at whatever temperature I lust after.

    --Robusto





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