Television these days is awash with images of people with six packs, looking like they have just dropped down from Mount Olympus and it doesn’t make me at all jealous. Honest. More often than not, they say that their route to achieving these figures is through the latest collection of super foods, all blended down into a smoothie, and to do that yourself you will need a good blender. This is where the Hamilton Beach comes in, and this review will be looking at its pro’s and con’s, alongside its abilities to give you that dream stomach (no promises though!)
Will a blender really be worth my time?
Blenders can be a big time saver and a great way to ensure you get at least some of your five a day. By being able to include a wider variety of fruit, vegetable and other ingredients in one simple recipe, you’ll get all the vitamins you need in one, hopefully, nice tasting drink! The Hamilton Beach has 700 Watts of power meaning it makes quick work of crushing ice and blending frozen fruit. It has 12 settings, so whether you want a frozen daiquiri or a banana milkshake, you’ll be able to find the right setting for your beverage. What really sets this blender apart is its patented Wave-Action system; which Hamilton Beach claim drags the ingredients down into the blades to leave you with the smoothest of drinks!
How stylish is it?
You’re not buying a blender to put it on the catwalk. You’re buying a blender to make drinks, but with that being said the Hamilton is still an ok looking machine. It won’t win any style awards, but it also won’t look out of place in your kitchen. This means you’ll be free to Blend Away!
What are the positives?
Being able to create such a wide variety of different drinks, sauces, dressings, and purees means that this one machine can replace a lot of those you may already have in your house. It’s simple to use and has a collection of useful features that other blender makers may have missed. These include the no-mess spout, making both the jar and the blade dishwasher safe, and ensuring that the wire tucks away neatly under the machine once you have finished using it. When combined together, these features make for a very simple, yet intuitive machine.
Ok then, what’s the downside?
Others who have owned this particular machine have had a couple of complaints about it. The most frequent of these complaints is that the blades in the machine are too small to do a truly good job of chopping up your fruit and vegetables. Users have said that the blades do not reach very far into the contents, and that even with the machines “Wave-Action” technology, the blender does not do a very good job of bringing the ingredients down towards the blades. All are complaints of individual owners, but worth considering before you buy.