After loosing my blender a few years ago i decided to get a new one. This one is a great deal, it has everything that the ‘fancy’ more expensive blenders have. The wave action on it works great.
This is a great little blender. It’s light weight, easy to clean, and very hard to find except at amazon. I was so tired of blenders i couldn’t lift, had to be careful with in fear of breaking, watch out for the blades, use half my counter space to put them out to dry. This little baby,is quick and easy to clean, does a wonderful job in short order and does not have a bunch of parts to lose or misplace. I just moved and haven’t unpacked, so needed my blender and could not find it. I bought another one of these as the price is reasonable and it’s such a joy to use, i figured i could use two, or share the other one. I still have not found the one i packed to bring with me. You won’t be sorry if you try this little jewel. I have cooked and used blenders for many many years, and i just love this one.
I originally wrote a 1-star review for this blender (see below). Later, i figured out how to prevent the leaking problem — the rubber band has to be centered just right when assembling the unit. (i posted an update to my review which apparently was not picked up by amazon. ) on the upside, it’s very easy to wash and dry by removing the bottom. Also, it still works 4+ years later (although the motor occasionally makes frightening noises during operation). Under the circumstances and for its years of service at such a low price, upgrading from 1 to 4 stars. My original review:what is more annoying than having your milkshake leak all over the counter. This is exactly what’s happening — the ‘watertight’ seal went bad after several months of *minimal* use (occasional milkshakes only; no ice crushing). The motor is showing signs of impending death — it produces a burning smell and takes increasingly longer to spin up. Why did i trade my 5-year-old perfectly working blender for this garbage?conclusion: stay away from hamilton beach.
Very affordable and does the job well. One of the best blender i have owned.
This is easily the noisiest blender i’ve ever owned. I worry about setting off car alarms on the street when i run it. But it’s also the most effective blender i’ve ever had. It’s easy to clean, easy to run, totally powerful and i’d recommend it to anyone.
I chose this rating because to of the knobs, high and low speed are malfunctioning. The others are working fine.
- Simple and does the job
- great new design
- Gift for Mom and Dad
I make a lot of frozen drinks, often daily. What i have found is that you must put the liquid in first, then any powders and then put the ice and any frozen items in. If you put the ice in first it just doesn’t grind right. Put it in last and you will get a good drink. The blender has survived going on nearly 3 years now.
I have a cat who is unable to digest solid food, so this works perfectly to blend up her pate food with water. The last one i had lasted for almost two years. Not expensive and does the job.
Wonderful relatively inexpensive blender. I have had the fancy stainless steel blenders, and they were no better then this blender. It does ice and blends well.
Bought this blender as a gift for my father, and he absolutely loves it. It does a wonderful job, and is great at crushing up ice and turning it into a slushy.
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- Revolutionary Wave Action system pulls mixture down into the blades for smooth results
- 450-Watt peak-power motor
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- 450-Watt peak-power motor
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I have had this since 2006 or perhaps even before. I make frozen fruit smoothies frequently. The only negative issue that i relate to that others have written about is the noise, but what do you expect, it’s a blender. No leak issues, no problems with frozen fruit, no motor issues. 4 years and still going strong.
It works well somewhat; easy to clean and yet improbably inexpensiveas other reviewers say though, it breaks down without warning after little use. You begin to wonder if it’s worth even the affordable price, after buying a few of these disposables with keen planned-obsolescence (even with gingerly use). They should think hard about what this business model does to the environment.
I love the one-piece pitcher-with-blade.
Great new design, allows for quick cleaning and you dont have to worry about washer and blade wear. It is a work horse, i use it for entire harvests, no heavy electric smell, and does not over heat if used conservatively. I am highly surprised at the quality vs the price of this blender, i have used both blenders on two crates of oranges and apples and so far no problems. Somebody finally got it right.
Fantastic blender for the price.
The blender that i’ve used for 35 years was bought at a yard sale for $7. It is also a hamilton beach and is still going strong. A friend of mine told me how well this blender worked and i thought it was time to modernize my blender. It is wonderful and i am having fun playing with all the settings. (my old one only had high and low.
Revolutionary Wave Action system pulls mixture down into the blades for smooth results
I bought this blender about 6 months ago. I find it to be a work horse. What i like:- no multiple parts to clean and keep track of – the blades are attached to the container. – cleans easily in the dishwasher. I just rinse and load, i don’t have to keep track of gaskets, blades, etc. – great at grinding frozen fruits into smoothies – it has a pulsing button ‘ice breaker’ to help you break down the frozen fruit and ice. – light weight- pricewhat i don’t like:- it’s loud. But not that much louder than the oster blenders i have had in the past.
. Just keeps blending, the jar wears out before the motor does, with it came with 2.
I finally replaced my grandmother’s old ‘oster’ blender (which was about 40 yrs old) with something more modern. The reviews on this product were good and seemed like it would suit my purpose, which was making smoothies, shakes, and sometimes salad dressings. The ‘wave-action’ really works well by bringing the chunks and other ingredients back down the center, and the design on the carafe keeps ingredients from sticking to the sides. Other blenders would have chunks of items and you would need a spatula to scrape sides, even using the spatula while the unit was on to get the items back to the bottom to chop up properly. So far i have made over a dozen smoothies and the only time i needed a spatula was at the end to scrape out the last remaining amount of the concoction to enjoy every last drop. The only other feature i really liked was the ‘pulse’ selections for chopping and aerating. It worked really well when i chopped almonds to fine bits, and the blade didn’t even dull slightly. Now, the best part is the unit is completely together (parts & a molded base) so you do not have to disassemble at all.I put the whole carafe in the dishwasher and it came out crystal clean.
Great blender and good price.
I’m sure there are better blenders out there, but those blenders cost 10x as much as this one. This is a cheap blender, and for the price you paid (comparatively) you get more than you paid for in terms of functionality. I bought this blender about 7 years ago and use it 2-3 times a week for smoothies and other various kitchen tasks. It still works just fine, is easy to clean and has been a great kitchen tool.I have actually debated a few times replacing it because it isn’t a very attractive or fancy blender, but i can’t justify getting rid of it because it does do as intended. And perhaps it’s the way i make my smoothies, but i don’t find it unable to chop frozen fruit or ice, but it did take me a while when i first had this to figure out the most effective way. You do need to put a dollop of yogurt, splash of juice in first or blend a banana or 2 (use common sense how much depending on number of servings your making) and then add your frozen fruit/ice little by little, and use the ‘low’ speed on ‘aerate/ice breaker’. A little patience and it works fine.
Came quickly, well packed, works well.
450-Watt peak-power motor
Since my new blender arrived, i have been on a spree of smoothies and sauces. The unit is versatile and very easy to clean, and i especially like that the ‘wave action’ eliminates the need to use a spoon or scoop to remove finished contents. Overall, it is a superb value for the price.
The only reason i will give this 4 stars is because the cup is made of thin plastic. It gives the impression it will crack on the first fall. Other than that, it is a great product for the price. I love the motion thing it has that you dont need to scrape the sides, it will just automatically mix everything for you. It took me a while to figure out how it works. That you have to press low or high first before selecting which other setting you want, but once that was behind me, we got along pretty well ;).
Replaced old one, same brand. This is an improved version and operates even better.
I purchased this item in july 2012. I use it 1 to 3 times 7 days per week on a usual week. I rinse it out well after every use and let it drain, washing it in the dishwasher twice a week. I noticed that after every dishwasher cleansing, the lid would be more difficult and awkward to fit on the beaker. I was beginning to wonder if the heat from the dishwasher was warping the plastic jug. This week i was making my usual smoothie, attempted to put the lid on the jar, when i heard a cracking noise. The jar had cracked from the top in an inch long downward direction. I carefully prodded around the crack to assess the damage, or if i dare proceed, since my ingredients were already in the jar and set to go. I successfully made smoothies for 3 more days, knowing it was only a matter of time before my luck ran out. So in the meantime i dug up my manual, receipt, etc.
I like this mixer because it’s made of plastic, making it very light weight. I don’t like the top of the unit because it’s hard to open after blending.
It was in perfect condition and works very well. I’m very pleased, so thank you so much.
My wifes other blender gave up the ghost and we needed a new blender that would accept the old glass pitchers, and we lucked out.
Patented stainless steel Ice Sabre blades
My parents hate to spend money on themselves and hate it more when their chldren spend money on them so this was a great gift. Something they needed, not too expensive and fit their needs perfectly. They don’t have complicated requirements for a blender so buying them one that did more than what they needed or was too complicated would not do.