Hamilton Beach (58148A) Blender with Glass Jar, For Shakes & Smoothies, Multi function, Electric (58148A)
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- 700-watt of peak blending power
- 12 blending functions
- Unique, no-mess pouring spout
- Wave Action system. 40 oz. dishwasher safe glass jar
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From the manufacturer
Unique, patented no-mess pouring spout
If you love delicious smoothies, shakes or icy drinks, the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender is the tool you need in your kitchen. Powered by a 700 watt peak power, this blender makes quick work of crushing ice and blending frozen fruit, leaving you with delicious frozen drinks any time you desire.
It’s easy. Just add the liquid, followed by the other ingredients and blend. With 12 blending functions, you’re sure to find the right setting for a creamy milkshake or frozen daiquiri. It can also whip up sauces, dressings and purees. The patented Wave-Action system works to continuously pull mixture down into the blades for smooth results.
Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender features a unique no-mess pour spout with a hinged cap for easy pouring. Both the jar and blade is dishwasher safe. When finished, the cord easily fits into the bottom of the blender for easy storage. Delicious results in a blender both easy to use and clean …now that’s Good Thinking.
- 700 Watts of peak blending power to easily handle a variety of blending tasks.
- 12 blending functions.
- Unique, no-mess pouring spout with hinged cap.
- 40 oz. dishwasher safe, BPA-free glass jar.
- 3 year limited warranty.
A morning smoothie or one after the gym is a great treat. But not all smoothies are created equal. It takes a special blend of liquid, fresh or frozen fruits and other ingredients to achieve a smooth, drinkable consistency. For best results, always place liquid in the blender jar first, then add the remaining ingredients. This helps keep the mixture moving in the blender, producing smoother results. Add more liquid if your mixture seems too thick and is not blending properly.
Backed by a 3-year Warranty
The Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender is backed by a 3-year limited warranty. We’re confident the durable construction and performance of this blender will serve you well, shake after shake; smoothie after smoothie. Should you have any questions, please call our toll-free call center located in the U.S. to speak directly to an operator.
|Hamilton Beach 58149 Blender and Chopper||Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender||Hamilton Beach Sound Shield Blender System||Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender System|
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|Blender jar capacity (oz.)||40||40||52||40|
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|Includes 20 oz Travel Jar||✓||✓|
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Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender with Glass Jar (58148A)
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Out of box experience was good, well packaged, simple. Tested it by using the Easyclean feature, and it worked like a champ. While it is noisy, it is quieter than I expected. Just don't expect to be listening to something on TV in another room if you are blending in the kitchen.
My first smoothie was done in seconds, no fuss, no muss. A cup of ice, two big scoops of protein powder, fresh strawberries not cut up, and 12 ounces water.
I put in the ice and strawberries first, and pulsed about 3 times on ice to get a very nice puree of ice slush and strawberry, only a few seconds each. It's got power to spare. Added the powder and water, hit smoothie, and about 15 seconds later I had very happy happy milk-shaky-like goodness to enjoy.
Cleanup and storage could not have been easier.
So it's a keeper.
I can see how with so much plastic used, SOMETHING will give out over time and use. HB does not warrant glass breakage, but they say NOTHING about plastics, so if a lid or vent or base go, the 3 year warranty will be worth keeping track of.
Summary and impressions:
It suits my needs, it meets or exceeds expectations, and it was cheap. So cheap that if it dies after warranty, I won't blink and won't miss it.
So after browsing through HUNDREDS of reviews, personal blenders, and Ninja's and such, and nearly going for a Cuisinart personal blender, I figure this one takes up roughly the same amount of space, 700 watts beats 300 any old day, and certainly 185, and why mess around when I don't want to have to worry, I want to blend.
Very Worth While. If it had more sturdy and durable looking plastics, or they were some other non-bound-to-fail material, it would get 5 stars. For under $25.00 you can't beat it with a stick.
I hope this helps if you're reading this!
So it shows up. The base is taller than my old Hamilton Beach but the motor is more powerful (700 watts). I like that the buttons face forward and require a bit more of a positive force to engage. I think this is a good thing. You are less likely to accidentally hit them and spray chocolate soymilk or whatever your beverage thing is all over the kitchen by mistake.
This blender has "oomph" as they say. It fearlessly grinds large frozen blueberries to make a puffy aireated (bubbly) chocolate blueberry banana smoothy which is how I get through swallowing all my various vitamins including the "horse pills".
It has a real, high quality glass top. Some of the blenders in this price range don't - they instead use that crappy plastic that discolors and cracks.
They are honest about the buttons. No fancy schmancy: You get LOW, HIGH. PULSE LOW & PULSE HIGH. 4 buttons. I've never needed anything else. The springs on the pulse buttons and the size of the buttons provide a substantial tactile feedback. All those extra buttons - it's just frippery, added cost and more to go wrong. I want either to get started (low) or go all out (high). Why kid myself?
The motor base of the blender is mostly plastic but at this price who's complaining? The styling of the blender is not bad. It doesn't pretend to be something it's not but it's not hard to look at either.
It doesn't "walk" or jump about the counter - it stays put.
I have yet to make Hummous (or hummus) in this blender. Will report back if I have problems with that.
Complaints: I tried making Orange Juice and it got a bit messy. I strongly recommend just using 1 can of water and using Low. Then add the remaining 2 cans into your juice pitcher later. When you pour the blended OJ into the juice pitcher do it over a sink. This may have been user error. : ) I've only had this blender for 2 weeks now.
The blender will not accept my older Hamilton Beach glass blender top from the mid 1990's.
One design decision about the glass blender top on this unit that you may or may not like is ..the inner bottom area (near the blade) has a wider area around the blade..so it needs a bit more liquid (not a ton more) than I was used to with the old blender. Also, I don't know how this wider area around the blade will figure into making hummous. Again I will report back on that later. I have to wait until the hummous making mood strikes.
I do not make vegetable smoothies except for my cucumber tzatziki yogurt sauce on rare occasion. So I can't tell you whether this will blenderize celery or Kale.
All in all, for my specific purpose (soy & fruit smoothies) I am quite satisfied with this blender and feel I paid a fair price for it ($25.71) You could buy 12 of these for the price of a Vitamix and you can be using it NOW! You can always keep it as a backup or make it the vacation place blender.
UPDATE #2 3-30-2013: Still going strong. No hassles. I * did * make hummus (or hummous) recently and found that I had to make a double batch to get it started and get it all blended right - but that's not a big deal in my book. For smoothies the requirements for a good blend are much less demanding. I see some reviews complaining about the motor overheating, or a burning smell. I haven't experienced that. Maybe mine was made on a Wednesday? I just know it works great and continues to do so. Over and out! : )
P.P.S. If you look very carefully at the bottom of the glass blender top right where it tapers to meet the base, you'll see a sort of line in the glass that might "LOOK" like a scratch or break. It's not. It's some kind of little ridge left over from the forming or casting of the glass. I figured this out after much visual inspection as I was initially concerned about it.
Update: August 17th, 2013 Still going strong...
Update #3: Jan 29th, 2014 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Still going strong...
Update #4 Jan 25th, 2015 TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Still going strong...no issues
Update #5 March 17th, 2016 THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Still going strong...no issues.
Update #6 July 3rd, 2017 FOUR YEARS PLUS ANNIVERSARY! Still going strong...no issues.