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Mahanandi Selections: Sumeet Mixer

I often get asked via comments and email, to recommend cooking utensils and products. I am extremely particular about the products that I buy for my kitchen. I wasn’t sure my taste is your cup of coffee, so I was reluctant all these years. Now, I have decided to take up the challenge. Mahanandi Selections, the shopping suggestions series is going to be a new one on Mahanandi and features products that I have at my home or would like to have in my kitchen.

I hope you find this new series interesting and useful.



Sumeet homepage:
(I own a Sumeet and I’ve been using it for almost six years. Great Machine!)

Product Features: The Multipurpose Asia Grinder was created specifically to tackle the tough DRY & WET grinding tasks required in the diverse cuisines of India. Yet it is equally at home where grinding is vital to the cuisines from other parts of the world, (Mexican Moles, Thai Green Curry, Harissa, etc). The Asia Grinder effectively grinds Dry or Wet ingredients into fine powder or a smooth thick paste, from as little as 50 grams to as much as 400 Grams in less than 2 minutes. Soaked Lentils, Rice, Coconuts, Chilies, Herbs, Ginger, Garlic to name a few, can be ground without adding a drop of water. A feat only possible using Stone & Pestle. It comes with 4 Interchangeable blades for various tasks such as Blending, Whipping, Mincing, Grating etc. The Small Quantity Grinder Jar is ideal for small amounts of dry and wet grinding, be it fresh coffee powder or quick chutney.

Heavy Duty Indian Mixer/Grinder has Safety Lock System, 110 Volt. 3 Stainless Steel Jars with a “Double Wall Stainless Steel” construction, a redesigned integrated blade and lids with a more user friendly snap-in locking system.

Product Reviews:

From Amazon: “It can take a kitchen aid for breakfast and black dekker for lunch and still have appetite for a couple of sun beams.”

From Food Bloggers: Barbara of Tigers and Strawberries often mentions Sumeet in her well detailed recipe instructions. Her review:

“I am very fond of and use my Sumeet Multi-Grind all the time. It is a really fine piece of equipment that will grind up any wet or dry ingredient that you would have into a very smooth paste (or powder if all the ingredients are dry), including rock hard galangal and chunks of cinnamon stick, without fail. The parts of the machine that come into contact with the food are all dishwasher safe, so they are simple to clean. I have had it for nearly eight years and have used it at least four times a week, and it has never choked, failed me or even considered not running.”

Price Details:
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Sale Price: $169.00 ($174.99)

For news and new product information, here is the Sumeet homepage:

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  1. Long time reader – First time poster on you site.

    My sister-in-law and I got our sumeet machines 4 years ago and have been having a lot of problems with it

    1) The control knob keeps breaking off. Canadian service agent mailed us new knobs. they were defects in the manufacturing
    2) All 3 jars blades get rusted if not used everyday. There is a guy in Virginia who repaired them for $10 bucks. but they get stuck all the time. I even tried to get new jars from India but the models dont match. My sister-in-law ended up buying another brand and throwing away her sumeet.

    When it works, it is great!! my mom used her sumeet for 20 years without a problem. Beware that the newer models seems to be having a lot more problems.

    Comment by Marylander — July 27, 2007 @ 6:41 am

  2. Hi,
    Your blog spot is like an addiction, I check it almost everyday, it is fun to look at the food you make, inspiring to try something new. your writing style and use of words is similar to use of simple ingredients to create a tasteful dish.
    keep going and have fun,

    Comment by surekha — July 27, 2007 @ 7:19 am

  3. Indira,

    I recently got the Sumeet mixer and love how fine the masalas come out!

    Do you hand-wash them or use the dish-washer? One of the reviews in your post mentions using the dishwasher, but I’m not certain if the parts are dish-washer safe. Do you know?

    Ash: I hand-wash. I think the small jar is pretty safe to clean in a dishwasher. Some of my friends do like that.
    If you are in doubt, go with handwash.
    Hope this helps.
    – Indira

    Comment by Ash — July 27, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  4. Hello,
    I also own this mixer grinder and it has been working perfectly for the last 5 years. The detachable blades are dishwasher safe, but I’m not sure about the whole jar. I have never put the whole jar in a dishwasher. The jars need cleaned dry after every use and one cannot leave them wet. I had a jar which got stuck because I was leaving wet masalas in it for sometime. The problem did not recur after I started to clean it dry immediately after each use. I use this for making batter for idlis and dosas also. It is a very good kitchen gadget.

    Comment by Madhavi — July 27, 2007 @ 8:38 am

  5. Hey Indira,
    My mom bought Sumeet 20yrs back and still using the same meachine. Other than replacing the jars once a while, my mom did not face any problems with Sumeet. My dad being a very loyal user of any good product got a 110 V for me during my first visit to US.

    I have been using it for 6 years now and never had any issues with it. Unfortunatley last month it Choked and mistake is all mine. I just ignored the golden rule of grinding. Tried to grind some dry dalls while there were still warm. I did my research and ended up buying Cusinart from Costco but it is only good for milk shakes and fruit juices. I dont think there are alternaitves for Sumeet in US market. I will surely buy Sumeet again!

    Also could you suggest a good coffee grinder for Indian spices?

    Thank You,

    Comment by Nina — July 27, 2007 @ 8:41 am

  6. hey Indira 169 is a good price, when I asked around in phoenix they said it would cost 190.

    For nina, I use a kitchen aid coffee grinder for spices and chutneys and works fantastic for me and its dishwasher safe, I bought it for 25 bucks.

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — July 27, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  7. Indira

    Few months back when i went to India i had to buy a mixer for my mom. she was adament about sumeet. we have been shopping at the same shop for almost 40 yrs( my parents and grandparents too). they told us that sumeet has stopped producing ancd now the machinesare being produced by other companies and sumeet brand is being used. so please be careful as to this product. It has a lot of problems lately (past 2 years). I hope this will get you to do more research as many look up to your advice

    Comment by Sam — July 27, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

  8. Hi Indira,

    I bought the Sumeet 3-jar mixer ten months ago. It works like a charm. I have faced no problems at all.

    Comment by Sudha — July 27, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  9. What is the bowl shaped implement for? I have the Sumeet with the small dry grinder and the regular bell, but have never seen that third piece.

    I bought mine in India 7 years ago and it has travelled with me around the world.

    Comment by Raihanah — July 27, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  10. I had a terrrrrrrible time ordering this directly from them years ago – quite the saga. And I’ve had problems with mine. The small and medium jars work, but the large does not, it just spins aimlessly without grinding. I like it enough though that I’d order another one, but there are definitely some lemons out there.

    Comment by Diane — July 27, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

  11. Indira, the Indian market nearest here (we have lots in Houston)are beginning to know me by NAME thanks to you! I am trying SO many of your marvelous recipes and finding them not only delicious but fresh and healthy! THANK YOU, and PLEASE continue blogging! Namaste.

    Glad to know that you are having fun time with Mahanandi’s recipes, Kai.
    from Houston? That’s great to know. We lived in Houston for about 3 years. Hillcroft was our favorite Indian shopping area.

    Comment by Kai — July 29, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  12. Hello, Indira,

    I would love to know your thoughts on this vs. the Porkert Kitchen Mill you also recommend. I bought the Porkert because I need to grind spices at low heat. Does the Sumeet use a regular high-speed spinning blade? It sounds as if this is so from what everyone is saying.

    Thanks so much for a fantastic site.

    Hi Shambhavi:
    I read your previous comment on porkert. Was meaning to reply, but somehow forgot about it. Sorry.
    You’ve inquired about metallic or ceramic plates, right? I use metallic plates.
    So far, I’ve used the porkert only for grinding the whole urad dal, to prepare a childhood favorite sweet called Sunnundalu. The powder particle size matters a lot in that recipe and with porkert, I can manually adjust the size.
    I think porkert suits your purpose a lot. Sumeet uses a regular high-speed spinnng blade and would create high heat, very briefly of course.
    What kind of spices do you grind?
    – Indira

    Comment by shambhavi — July 30, 2007 @ 9:10 am

  13. Hi Indira,

    Thanks for this very valuable information. I grind spices for chai–in fact, I am in the process of opening a chai cafe in Portland, Oregon. There are about fifteen drinks I have developed following ayurvedic principles. This demands that there be absolutely no rancidity in the spices and that they be ground to a fine powder. High heat grinding promotes quicker rancidity in spices that have a lot of oil. I am trying to emulate the fine hand-grinding of chai spices without having to do things entirely by hand. 🙂

    Thanks again. Your site is wonderful.

    Congratulations and all the best with the Chai-cafe, Shambhavi!
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further info about these machines.
    Thanks and good luck!
    – Indira

    Comment by shambhavi — July 31, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  14. Dear Indira,
    My trusted Sumeet for the past 10 yrs gave out finally last year and I automatically looked for a replacement – to my shock, I was told that they have stopped production.
    It took a week for me to get over that piece of news and do some research and settle for a Philips. Its fine, but just not the Sumeet!

    This is in India, guess its available in the US huh!

    Comment by Raji — August 23, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

  15. hi

    I also use a sumeet for over 6 years now. initial after 2 years my small jar got struck. when i took it for service to india the service man gave me a useful tip.

    “whenever you use a jar… empty it immediately and run it with just water for few seconds and keep it inverted so that the water can drain”.

    I do it religiously after every use and my second jar is rnning now on the 4th successful year.Think it will work good on all the jar.

    But it is sad to hear that they are not producing sumeet anymore in india. i have a 220V indian version only but run witha converter.


    Comment by Srividhya Sundaram — September 2, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

  16. careful with the use of water in mixer. dont grind sugar in mixer. cleaning is the ultimate work. summet is the best. wipe off the dirt and dust clogging. keep mixer clean and summet runs amazing. dont use water my humble advise as above.
    Vanitha Anand
    USA michigan

    Comment by vanithaanand — September 18, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  17. I wish to buy sumit mixer grinder of 110 volt in india . pl let me know from where to buy?

    Comment by janhavi — April 21, 2008 @ 11:03 pm

  18. Hi,

    My sister in law gifted me a a sumeet mixie 4 years ago when i came to US. But after 2 years it stopped working and since my guarentee expired, i didn’t bother to take it to service center. Few months later i brought Preethi mixie and it was really nice and dosa batter and idly batter are coming out so good…
    I recommend Preethi. My mom is using Veeline mixie since last 25 years. But the company is closed now. but she still uses the same mixie. She don’t have any problems at all….

    Comment by indian food lover — May 28, 2008 @ 8:04 am

  19. Hi

    i love you website and have prepared quite a few recipes. i just read the comments about the mixi even i am wanting to buy a mixi which can grind dals & spices, chutneys and make idli and dosa batter but just cant figure out which to buy. i have a cusinart food processor and hamilton beach blender and both are useless.

    Comment by rachana — May 28, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

  20. Hello All/ Vidya,

    I would like to know how much voltage converter is good for Indian Mixie to use in USA,
    Pls let me know the feedback.

    Thank you all.

    Comment by puja — April 10, 2009 @ 10:22 am

  21. My mom has used a Sumeet mixer/grinder for a decade I think now. But over the last 2 years we have had bad problems. We use it 2 times a week at least (to make hummus). I feel it cannot take the load anymore. It gives a burning smell of rubber.

    We gave it for repair as well, but still faced problems. Now the repair guy says that this happens when there is a gap between the jar and the base of the mixer (the rotator thing). So he has lifted it up and claims the problem shouldn’t arise, but I am still doubtful.

    Has anyone faced similar problems? Or does anyone have a solution?

    Comment by Deepesh — July 23, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  22. Oh yeah and the repair guy suggested scrapping this one and going for an Anjali mixer grinder instead.

    He claims its better than Sumeet since the place where you put the jar is all plastic and so is the base of the jar. He claims the plastic doesn’t burn because it has a perfect fit and that Anjali is the most popular one in India.

    Any suggestions?

    Comment by Deepesh — July 23, 2009 @ 9:24 am

  23. Hi I have found a Sumeet Multi Grind at a thrift store and am wondering if someone would email me the instructions on how to use and maybe the instructions would include recipes. Thanking you in advance. Dolores

    Comment by Dolores Patterson — November 10, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

  24. Hi,

    There are lots of Sumeet fans here!!!!

    Have any one tried making roti/chappati dough using Sumeet?

    Comment by Anamika — December 20, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

  25. Hi Dolores,
    I am a great fan of Sumeet mixers/grinders. I had to leave behind my Sumeet (bought in 1980) in India after I immigrated to Canada.
    I bought my next Sumeet in Toronto 16 years ago, and its still going strong. I use it 3-5 times every week. I love these mixers so much that I bought 3 extra machines – one for my daughter, and 2 for gifting. If you email me your mailing address and model type, I will mail you the recipe book (I have more than my share of them), and try and pick up the operating manual from the Sumeet Service Centre in Toronto which is a one-minute drive from where I live. Season’s Greetings….Jane Doe

    Comment by Jane Doe — December 23, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  26. Does anyone know if the Sumeet multi-grind is still being manufactured and/or where one can be purchased? That particular model has been “out of stock” since at least 2006 on the Sumeet Canada website.

    Comment by Hilary — January 25, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

  27. Hi,

    I often view your website and prepare recipes baed on ur cooking. its soo user friendly that i can just click on the vegetable i have and get started. Your cooking is really simple and very close to home cooking thts wht make me visit your blog often bcoz i tend to get recipes i can prepare with things i have at home.

    I have a question for you and i hope you would be able to answer me. I also have this Summet mixie and have 6 blades for it 1 the whipping and 1 is a dough kneding blade i wanted to understand what are the remaining blades used for? I was wondering if i am using the wrong blade for grinding idli dosa? wld u be able to help me with tht?

    thanks Preeti

    Comment by preeti — May 6, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

  28. Hi Indira

    Your blog has inspired me to make my own
    It is still in it’s infancy but I inten on growning it like yours! Do visit it at
    It has many Parsi (parsee recipes)
    Thanks again

    Aban, Australia

    Comment by Aban — June 21, 2010 @ 3:58 am

  29. hi

    i live in adelaide. i want to buy an indian mixer grinder here as my old one broke, what to do now? i dont want to buy the other ones here which dont work like indian mixer grinders. please guide as i am so helpless without an indian mixer grinder now

    Comment by bella — January 15, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

  30. You can get Sumeet Mixer in Markham, ON. They have their website too.

    Comment by Maya — January 24, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

  31. I myself am a Sumeet fan as I find the product very hardy and effective.
    I want to buy a couple of relay switches 2.7 amp. which fits on the 230V Mixie. Can you supply this part and if so how much would it cost? If you do not have them can you recommend some dealer who can? thanks.

    Comment by R. S. Tharmananthar — March 29, 2011 @ 4:30 am

  32. I have been using(and still continue to use) a Summet mixie in India for the last 30 yrs!! never was there any problem except changing the jar. So the moment i landed in USA, i bought a sumeet 110 V mixie for my daughter about 2 yrs back. within a year it went bad. tried all the Indian repair shops over there but of no use. back in India after 9 mths of being away, the only gadget that still performed was the old Sumeet mixie. could it be that Old is still Gold?!!

    Comment by Uma — March 31, 2011 @ 6:39 am

  33. Hi,
    Three years back I bought a Preeti mixer chef pro plus with spare parts. Since I have Magic Bullet I didn’t use Preeti mixy, I used Only three to four times. All of sudden it stop working.Can any one tell Is there any one to repair it in Virginia. I appreciate your help.

    Comment by siri — July 20, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  34. Hi Indra,

    Can I use Sumeetto make Dosai mix?

    Comment by Raci — August 30, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

  35. Are there any Sumeet mixie repair services in Houston?

    Comment by Chitra — September 24, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

  36. Hi,

    I am looking for the user manual for Sumeet mixie. Can someone kindly upload a scanned copy of it?


    Comment by shobha — November 10, 2011 @ 6:13 am

  37. Hi, I recently purchased Indian Kitchen Appliances in a website called HOTDISHES, wherever you buy, ask the seller to send some extra pcs of frequently used spares, it comes handy to fix the handles & other parts.


    @@@i live in adelaide. i want to buy an indian mixer grinder here as my old one broke, what to do now? i dont want to buy the other ones here which dont work like indian mixer grinders. please guide as i am so helpless without an indian mixer grinder now

    Comment by Linda Jones — November 10, 2011 @ 6:58 am

  38. Thanks for the useful information about Sumeet mixer grinder. There are many brands that manufacture mixer grinder in India such as Preethi, Butterfly, Premier and many other. I think that Sumeet is the favorite brand for its heavy duty mixer grinder and stainless steel appliances.

    Comment by Sharavanan | mixer grinder India — June 15, 2012 @ 3:13 am

  39. hello please can anyone tell me what to do as my sumeet machine just stop while i was using it, i press the trip off button but still not working, pls i need help

    Comment by Haide — July 22, 2012 @ 6:44 am

  40. Suggest a dealer for repair of sumeet mixer in chantilly area virginia.The mixer has just stopped working.

    Comment by Aparna — September 25, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

  41. i purchase from india 110v i stay new york. i use only 2 times but motor is not working i use red swich reset but swit is not working so not restart now wt to do all waste of money how can it work out it is still warranty pl guide me wt shoud i do .
    bina from ny

    Comment by bina — June 9, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

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