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Hamilton Beach - 14-Oz. Single Serve Blender - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 713 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing deal

    Posted
    solaris2k

    I got my blender for just under $14 after taxes. It was on sale for $17.99 and I had $5 in Rewards Points. I recently started working out so I needed something to make my protein shakes. Before I was using a mechanical food chopper to make my shakes and each time would take around 15 to 20 minutes having to chop up each ingredient individually and then manually shake the drink container for what seemed like forever. That was a huge waste of time. So far it's been working great. I can make great smoothies and protein shakes in just a few minutes. I love that I can mix up a smooothie, detatch the cup and enjoy my drink straight away. The jar / cup is made of thick durable plastic, holds up pretty well, and fits 14 fl oz . It fits in the cup holder of my vehicles just fine and is very easy to clean. Use caution if you have big hands when cleaning because the mixing blades at the bottom are part of the cup and you could probably hurt yourself if not careful. I have small hands so it's not really an issue for me. The base of the blender is very small and there's a spot where you can wrap the power cord around the base for easy storage. It does emit an odor typical to when motors are under a heavy load. It hasn't been an issue though. I never blend for more than 20 seconds at a time to let it cool down. I pulse blend until everything is nice and chopped up. Even if this thing fails I will buy another one because it was so cheap. There is another model made by Hamilton Beach that comes in different colors and is slightly thinner. If you want different colors, get the other model. This one only comes in black but they do also have this model that comes with a stainless steal cup which is slightly more expensive. I love my blender though and I'm about to make another shake right now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, bad quality

    Posted
    Brkln1best

    Purchased this a couple of months ago, and there are really more drawbacks than benefits. Pros: 1) Price - it’s pretty afordable at 20 dollars; 2) Size - small size is really a benefit when you don’t have much spare space on the counter; Cons: 1) Cleaning - this thing has blades at the bottom so it’s really inconvenient to clean it; 2) Power - this blender is not that powerful; 3) Functionality - it doesn’t blend well. Sometimes i feel like some of the stuff just stay in btw blades and walls, other times the stuff just stays on top and doesn’t go down refusing to be blended. 4) Build - Poor quality, after using for a few months the screw at the bottom holding blades came off.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      HamiltonBeachTeam

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your Hamilton Beach Personal Single Serve Blender. We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your blenders performance. Please be aware that what you dealt with is not a common occurrence, as Hamilton Beach strives through design and testing to ensure that our products are providing great and long lasting service to our customers. We would be happy to assist you in this matter. Please contact us at customer.care@hamiltonbeach.com or 1-800-230-4708, so we can better assist you. HamiltonBeach

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nope. Fell short of expectations.

    Posted
    MeganC
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    Ok, so I've been looking for a single-serve blender I can make morning smoothies in and not make too much. This seemed really cute and easy to use. Except I took it home and when I went to make a Kale Strawberry banana smoothie, it didn't work!The strawberries were stuck and the blades weren't strong enough to smush them and chop them up. The blades got stuck and moved in one spot while my strawberries were jammed in and not moving. So now I have to have a fork ready to blend for 10 seconds, then lift the lift, jab down the fruits, and blend again, and repeat this until I have a smoothie. Also, this doesn't finely chop anything. When I make a strawberry smoothie, there's chunks of strawberry that aren't chopped. This is so disappointing. I spent $30 and bought a warranty and now I so regret this buy. This was not my Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for single-serve smoothies

    Posted
    AndyG1986
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    I Absolutely LOVE how easy and reliable my Hamilton Beach blender is. I use it every day to make green smoothies before my workout. The blender-cup makes blending-then-drinking oh so easy! And cleanup is so simple - rinse the cup and GO! Plus it's LOTS quieter than the more expensive models I have tried in the past and just as powerful. It handles ice, frozen bananas, frozen berries, apples, ice cream, and even dry-chopping foods like cashews! I'm gonna try and use it on coffee beans soon - just to see if I can use it to make my fresh ground coffee too. The only drawback is that it only makes a small single-serving quantity at a time, so if you're looking to make milkshakes or smoothies for you and your friends, you might be better off with a larger model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    just what I needed

    Posted
    Samus
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    I bought this because I needed something to mix up protein shakes. That is, shakes with purely a mix of liquid and powder, so there's no chopping involved. Most blenders are way too big and way more powerful than what I need for that task. This one is probably about as small as one could feasibly be and does a great job blending a simple protein shake. With a single button, it's also very simple to use. Highly recommended if all you need is something to blend liquids/powders and don't need any chopping done and don't want it to take up much space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was pleasantly surprised it had a lot of power

    Posted
    SofiePlayer
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    I have used the blender to make smoothies. It blends ice and fruit in less time than what I expected. Although it states single serve I actually made three servings of the smoothie. The size of the machine is great because it fit under my counter top without taking up a lot of space. It opens easy and locks with a click so you know it is tightly closed. I also like that the container is small and light enough to carry and drink from it. Cleaning the unit was super easy because all I had to do was rinse out the top and juice container and the base does not need to be submersed in water. When not in use the cord wraps around the base so no need to worry about loose cords

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for single serve shake

    Posted
    Yoper
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    When you don't want to haul out the large blender to make just one protein shake this one will fit the bill. I've owned a few of these over the years and use it 3-5 times a week. After about a year the bottom of the blending jar's coupling that meshes with the motor to make the blade turn falls apart, but, heck for the price, getting a year out of it is pretty good. I do run the jar through my dishwasher on occasion, so maybe if you always hand wash it then it may last longer; but I think putting ice in the shake is the true culprit of the wear and tear on that part of the blender.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits nicely on a small countertop

    Posted
    moonshadows
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    I love this little blender. I don't have to drag out my large blender just to make a single serving. For such a small appliance it does an excellent job. I haven't tried it with ice cubes, but from I've read of other reviews of this product, it does a good job with ice cubes as well. I generally use it for soft fruits or milk shakes. It releases a mild smell from the motor, but that's the nature of this blender, and in no way prevents this handly little gadget from doing it's job. I highly recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for on the go

    Posted
    nani
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    This mini blender is perfect for quick smoothies. Unfortunately that's about all it's good for. The blades and the speed isn't strong enough to crush ice so well and trying to use it as a food processor was a complete fail. I originally bought it for smoothies so it fit my needs. Love the blending cup idea to. I just blend my smoothies, pop it off the base and i'm on my way. the top has a sipping lid so you don't have to put it into another cup. Just drink straight from the blender cup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and convenient

    Posted
    bigmomma
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    I purchased this for my parents, so they can mix powdered drinks better than shaking. It does the job, while being easy for them to set up and use (they both have issues with hands and twisting things). This product is very easy to use, and is very convenient. I especially like that the mixer blades are part of the cup, instead of needing to be twisted off to drink. The only downside is the low power. It works for what we need, but wish it had just a little bit more power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Alternative to a Big Blender

    Posted
    Elt31987

    Ive been using a full size glass blender to mix my protein shakes but its such a pain to clean because of the huge glass that its made of. I bought this for under 20 bucks, it fits just the right amount of protein and milk and is super easy to clean. The only complaint like others have said is that it smells like burnt motor, but still works. I got a 2 year plan on it for a few bucks so im not reall worried about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Travel Blender

    Posted
    dss78
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    My new favorite toy is my Hamilton Beach travel size blender! As a flight attendant, it's extremely difficult trying to eat healthy, let alone finding the time to do so. I have made countless smoothies in the two weeks I have owned this blender. I feel so much better on the road knowing I'm getting my fruits and vegetables in one convenient snack. This blender is very affordable, and worth every penny! I highly recommend for anyone, especially if you're always on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best, but not bad either

    Posted
    JustMe
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    Good for mixing fresh fruits and veggies into a smoothie. Not so good for frozen or ice, unless you use a small amount. Even then you can still get some chunks left untouched by the blades. Pros: I like that it is compact enough to carry to and from work and the cord wraps around the base for easy storage. Cons: The blades are part of the cup and doesn't separate for easy cleaning. I just take a bottle brush to it after soaking it first with dish soap and water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good but Not Great

    Posted
    Aceboogi
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    This product is good if your on a budget. Its not expensive so you get what you paid for. The issue comes with the lid. If you don't add the extra force to close it right you will get leakage. Even after its close correctly the power it packs pressure the leakage to happen through the spout that's used to drink. All in all it packs great power to mix your drinks but not the right closure to prevent a mess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for single serving

    Posted
    BestBuyBaby
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    I save a lot of money with this thing. Now, I don't have to spend $7 for a smoothie after a workout. Just go home make my own. Maintenance is easy. I don't have to pull out the big blender. No problem breaking up ice cubes. Make the smoothie and just remove the glass portion and drink. My original intent was to be able to transport it but I forgot that it needs to be plugged in so I had to adjust. All I need now are some good protein smoothie recipes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent blender for a bachelor pad

    Posted
    drock3800

    I picked this one up on sale for $15. Not a bad price considering the blender is small enough to keep on a counter full time and versatile enough to make a relatively large drink with ease. My only complaint is that the blade is permanently attached to the polycarbonate cup. I often wish this functioned more like a Magic Bullet or Ninja blender with the blade attached to the removable lid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I finally got a chance to use my mini blender and

    Posted
    Starr
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    The traffic is so unique because of its size and lightweight and you're able to take it with you on trips especially road trips and you want to fix your own meals or smoothies the only problem I find with it is that I wish it was able to carry a little more food wait it doesn't lend some of the food that I would prefer to blend because it's so small

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always Happy with This Product

    Posted
    TMAV15
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    This is my 3rd or forth time buying this exact product. Not because it broke or was faulty in some way, but because I use it daily at least and after years the motor can wear out. I am more than happy with a minimal dollar purchase that lasts years. It blends well every time period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    Posted
    Shirlee
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    I had a Hamilton Beach blender for years before it started to leak. I bought this as a replacement. I hate it. It is too big around to hold in my hand to use as a drinking glass. I have to pour it into another glass. The cord is so short I have to use an extension cord.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but...

    Posted
    Janna
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    I bought it to my daughter to start making her own smoothies. Worked very well, easy to use. However, after two weeks of using this blender, it became very difficult to open, i.e. separate a cup from a base. My daughter stopped using it, because she was not able to open it without my help. Disappointed, because it works very well. A locking system that locks the base needs to be re-designed by a manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend