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Hamilton Beach 50242N WaveMaker 10-Speed Blender, Black

4.1 out of 5 stars 205 customer reviews
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  • Revolutionary Wave-Action system pulls mixture down into the blades for smooth results
  • 40-Ounce dishwasher safe glass jar
  • 450 Watt peak-power motor
  • Patented stainless steel Ice Sabre blades
  • Counter-stable jar base
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Product Description

Quality and style combined into one essential kitchen appliance. Hamilton Beach blenders are built to last and backed up with a 3-year limited warranty. The patent-pending Wave~Action System ensures smooth drinks every time, and each blender is designed with convenience and easy cleanup in mind. Highlights: Wave-Action system continuously forces mixture down into the blades for smooth results. 450 Watts peak power. Large 40 -Ounce jar. Stainless steel Ice Sabre blades. No ice chunks - this is the result of the new wave action system that blends everything in the jar and not just the lower portion of the jar contents.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.3 x 13.5 inches ; 8.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0017XGE7M
  • Item model number: 50242N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,791 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

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The glass container really sets this blender apart. It doesn't stain, it's easier to clean then plastic and just plain looks classier. Also, I've always had trouble with frozen drink mixes (the bottom blends, but the top part never moves down to the bottom). I always thought I didn't do it right. I never have that problem with this blender -- cheers to a well blended margarita!
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This blender does an awesome job of handling frozen strawberries for smoothies. It's also fun to watch the wave action. Easy to use, easy to clean.
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I'm glad I decided on this blender. A bit expensive, I think, but you definitely get your money's worth. It blends smoothly and efficiently, and I love that the container is solid glass rather than plastic. I recommend this very highly.
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I've seen more good carpenters do well with a poor hammer than bad carpenters do well with a good hammer. It depends mostly on the operator. The same applies to musical instruments, cameras, and most everything else, including blenders. Barring a factory defect most blenders are successful in the right hands. Look at the star ratings of all blenders and you will see that the less expensive ones are almost the same as those costing $500 or more. There will always be a few gripes about even the most expensive ones, including manufacturing defects.

That said, I've been using a Hamilton Beach wave maker 10 speed for years and am still learning new things about what it can do and how to use it. The usual no-brainer things like making smoothies with ice and fruit came pretty easy. Four months ago I was diagnosed as Stage-2 diabetic, had very high blood pressure, and my serum cholesterol was also very high, with high LDL and low HDL. ... All not good. I determined to make the necessary corrections through diet. My trusty Hamilton Beach blender led the charge.

It was a foregone conclusion that I must limit or avoid all starches, which meant no more baked, mashed, or fried potatoes or anything made with processed white flour, like white bread, pizza, spaghetti, etc. And, of course, no more ice cream or anything else sweetened with processed sugar or corn syrup. ... All favorite comfort foods. ... So what's left?

Before going further I'll tell you I've since corrected the blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar (I'm no longer diabetic), and my cheapie Hamilton Beach blender was key.

With a formal academic semi-medical research background, I'm used to doing research.
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. . . Abit louder than I've experienced with prior blenders, but this HB WaveMaker seems to accomplish alot more, and do a better job than any blender I've ever had. The unique swirl-channeling really works; the ice bits are all of a uniform size, and the right size, too.

The variety of options make it five-stars too. Heft, look, performance all
tops too. It'sall I could ask of a blender. Alot more than I'd think to ask,
for sure.
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We have been disappointed by this product. Our other, 10-year-old and very inexpensive KitchenAid blender, far outperforms this one. The "WaiveMaker" seems to kick in only after materials in the jar have already been blended thoroughly, which requires much spoon action to correctly position hard items such as ice and frozen fruits and vegetables. Perhaps this blender works fine with soft items. But if your needs include hard (e.g., frozen) vegetables, fruits, or ice cubes, we would avoid this product. I wish we had done just that.
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I had an Oster blender for years, and so purchased another as a replacement - I wanted something of comparable quality, a glass jar, etc. Well, Oster isn't the quality that they used to be... within 15 months, I had to replace the plastic ring that holds the blades in place TWICE.

So, when I went looking for a decent price for a high-quality blender, to be used at the concession stand at the sports complex that I work out of, I knew I needed something better. After some research, I settled on the Hamilton Beach WaveMaker 10-speed. I purchased two of them.

These blenders have been service for nearly a year. They are used almost daily; some weekends (when we hold tournaments) they may each blend 15 or more smoothies in an afternoon. That's more work than some RESTAURANT blenders do! The WaveMakers have worked perfectly and are still going strong. And, the glass jars are easy to clean.

I'm writing this review now because I just came back to Amazon to purchase one for my own house, replacing the Oster that has given up the ghost for the third time.
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This blender is good, very good, at what it does, but I only gave it 4 stars because I can't use it to make a breakfast shake, it's just too loud.

You really should not turn this on if you think someone may be sleeping anywhere nearby--- this definitely is not for an apartment dweller. It is like a buzz saw. Even during the evening I wonder about a neighbor who might be calmly reading, or perhaps putting a child to sleep, when I turn it on. I will have to get some cork to put under it or otherwise figure out how to tone it down-- perhaps HB can think about that for the next model.

Also: watch your back(or its back): because of the strong ice-breaking suction in the middle, the sides run up, and due to the direction of the spin, the overflow first is hidden, in the back.

One other point. You have to be extremely careful with the very sharp blades (no hand hold more than a fraction of an inch away) if you take it apart to clean. I just worry that over the lifetime of owning it, there will be one distracted moment when I half drop and then grab the blades and slice open my hand. I am trying to be very careful and attentive.
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