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About Sunbeam coffee machines

The Sunbeam brand has an enormous range of kitchen, laundry, and heating appliances; everything from blenders and water filters, to electric blankets, vacuum sealers, BBQs, irons and even foot exfoliators.

One driver that may affect overall customer satisfaction is the fact that sunbeam do not make a coffee machine that is compatible with capsules.

They have automatic, semi-automatic, and single-pump machines, but nothing that is compatible with capsules; an important fact for those who love their convenience, and don’t like getting coffee grinds everywhere.

However in the 1014 Canstar Blue coffee machine customer satisfaction survey, Sunbeam did score 5 stars for value for money, as well as for reliability.

A brief history of the company

Originally they started out importing sheep-shearing equipment to Australia the 1880s, but Sunbeam has been in the appliance game for over 100 years.

It all really began in 1910, when Sunbeam began importing the Princess Electric Iron from the USA; so they could still make some money when it wasn’t shearing time. This iron was so popular that they began importing more and more, changing ironing forever

It wasn’t until 1948 when they introduced their first original product: the Sunbeam Mixmaster. After that, they introduced the shavemaster in 1952.

From there, they continued to invent new products and improve on old ones, to make their products as smart as they can be.

But it wasn’t until 2001 that they introduced the café series, which included coffee machines. Their coffee machines went onto win awards in the following year.

Since then, the stream of new products has continued with BBQs, cupcake makers, coffee machines, and many other improvements to some other their classic appliances.

The Range

Sunbeam is known for making almost every home appliance under the sun, but what does their range of coffee machines look like? Their eight models of coffee machine surely don’t disappoint.

Sunbeam machines range from the most basic to fully automatic to suit your lifestyle. And as they have been voted best value for money by consumers, there won’t be too much strain on your wallet either.

Mostly, the machines come in silver, but Sunbeam also offer colour option on some models. While the colour is important in a coffee machine, we are sure that the coffee it produces is more important.

Other coffee machine brands we rated

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey New Zealand consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a coffee machine. ­­­391 consumers were surveyed on their coffee machine purchase

The other coffee machine brands in this year’s survey are:

  • De’Longhi
  • Nespresso
  • Breville

You can view the coffee machine survey results here.

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