History Of Indian Mixers

The first ever Mixers made in India was the Sumeet Mixie. The history of 'Sumeet' the first Indian mixie is interesting.

Mr. Satya Prakash, the founder of Sumeet Mixie Company, was asked by his wife to repair a Braun mixie she was using. Satya Prakash inspected the burnt Braun mixie and it dawned on him that the foreign mixies were not suitable for the rough and tough Indian cooking needs. These foreign mixies did not have the power to handle the spice grinding, dosa grinding and other tough jobs required by Indian housewives.

So Satya Prakash Mathur, an employee of Siemens India, ventured out to make a factory for Indian made Mixers suitable for the Indian Kitchen. In 1963 Mr. Satya Prakash Mathur floated a company called 'Power Control and Appliances Company'. 4 other employees of Siemens India also joined Mr. Mathur. By 1965 they had a good design of a workable small electric motor for the mixie. By 1970 they designed a single jar for both dry mixing and wet grinding. By 1980 Sumeet were selling about 50,000 Mixers every month. For a long time Sumeet was the only Mixie available in India and it was the dream of every Indian Housewife to own a Sumeet Mixie. After the death of Mr. Satya Prakash Mathur, the Company's fortunes declined and the Sumeet Mixie design was copied by other start-up companies and Sumeet sort of disapeared from the market.

So Satya Prakash Mathur, an employee of Siemens India, ventured out to make a factory for Indian made Mixers suitable for the Indian Kitchen. In 1963 Mr. Satya Prakash Mathur floated a company called 'Power Control and Appliances Company'. 4 other employees of Siemens India also joined Mr. Mathur. By 1965 they had a good design of a workable small electric motor for the mixie. By 1970 they designed a single jar for both dry mixing and wet grinding. By 1980 Sumeet were selling about 50,000 Mixers every month. For a long time Sumeet was the only Mixie available in India and it was the dream of every Indian Housewife to own a Sumeet Mixie. After the death of Mr. Satya Prakash Mathur, the Company's fortunes declined and the Sumeet Mixie design was copied by other start-up companies and Sumeet sort of disapeared from the market.

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