Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender

Last updated date: February 5, 2020

DWYM Score
8.1


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Overall Take

The Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender is a blender and chopper in one appliance. The unique, no-mess spout with hinged cap makes pouring easy. In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 4, 2020:
Checkout The Best Blender For Smoothies for a detailed review of all the top blenders for smoothies.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
4,498 user reviews
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What experts liked
The warranty on the Hamilton Beach 58148A is a 3 year warranty that will repair or replace the unit if anything goes wrong due to any manufacturer’s fault.
- Blender Critics
This offers an uninterrupted drink-making process and a delicious end result.
- Heavy
It is marketed as being “multi-function” and, with 12 different functions, it lives up to its name.
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What experts didn't like
It’s not going to slice a block of ice cleanly in half just because it’s sharp—it’s however designed to be an average household blender.
- Blender Critics
Requires a fair amount of liquid to make smoothies
- Heavy
This Hamilton Beach blender was designed for versatility but some users have found that it is not as powerful as they would like.
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From The Manufacturer

View larger View larger Unique, patented no-mess pouring spout A Blender With Something Extra Ever wish your blender could do more than just blend? What if it could do two functions in less space? Now it can. Hamilton Beach Food Chopper Blenders take your blending options a step further, letting you blend in the larger-capacity jar or convert to a convenient chopper. Equipped with powerful blending and chopping blades, each versatile Food Chopper Blender offers excellent results from the first batch to the last. 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. Three cup chopping bowl dishwasher safe, BPA-free glass jar. Three year limited warranty. blenders smoothie smoothies heavy duty fruit ice best rated reviews sellers ultimate reviewed View larger blenders smoothie smoothies heavy duty fruit ice best rated reviews sellers ultimate reviewed Perfect Results 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. blenders smoothie smoothies heavy duty fruit ice best rated reviews sellers ultimate reviewed View larger Cord storage 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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. NutriBullet High-Speed Blender Set
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 23
2. Vitamix Professional-Grade Blender
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 8
3. Ninja Kitchen System Blender/Food Processor
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 16
5. Magic Bullet Small Blender Set
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
6. KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Breville Fresh & Furious Blender
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10
8. Oster Smoothie Blender
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8
9. Hamilton Beach Multi-Function Blender
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Oster Blender Set
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Blenders For Smoothies

As warm weather approaches, it is a great time to start making smoothies. It makes nutrition fun, tasty and easy when you can make a healthy blend of fruits and veggies at home. To do this, you really need the best blender for smoothies. It is no fun to sip on a smoothie and get large chunks of food stuck in your straw because the blender didn’t make it smooth. You’ll find a few common traits among the best blenders for smoothies and those are what you want to look for when you are shopping for the best.

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With countless blenders out there, how do you know which one is going to be the best for smoothies? In order to know this, we have to first understand how a blender works. A high-speed, electric motor is housed in the base of the blender and is kept cool by its own personal fan. The motor is in control of the speed of the blades that are housed in the glass or plastic jar section of the blender. In addition, there is a speed control gadget on the front that allows you to increase or decrease speed or pulse the blades. Some blenders keep their blade, gasket and jar separate for cleaning ease, while others are all one piece to prevent leaks. Still others are individual cup blenders that offer gaskets in the lid that attach to the blade when turned upside down such as the NutriBullet Blender and Magic Bullet Blender. Although they all come in different sizes, they each function the same way to give you a creamy smoothie in seconds.

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If you are seeking professional-grade smoothie making equipment, you’ll want a full-size, stand up blender. These appliances feature super powerful motors and extremely sharp blades. With variegated positioning of the blades, such as the blades on the Ninja Kitchen System Blender, you will get a perfectly smooth consistency without chunks and lumps. The Vitamix Professional-Grade Blender has a powerful motor that creates a strong centrifugal force which purees food to that perfect consistency.  These two blenders will give you the smoothest drink you can make at home.

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When you are ready to buy a blender for smoothies, you will want to keep in mind your budget, the power of the motor, and the materials of the blender itself. Budgets are important so if you find your budget is a bit smaller than the best blenders, go for the highest quality in your range. For power, you’ll want the highest wattage motor. The manufacturer will note the wattage in the product description, just make sure that you look at the power of the motor, not the power used by the motor. The materials of the blender you buy are a personal preference. Stainless Steel, glass and polycarbonate are the most popular materials used in the best smoothie blenders. Glass is a heavier material and offers more stability than a plastic jar or even a metal jar. However, models like the Ninja, which has a plastic jar, compensate with a very heavy-bottomed motor compartment to keep it extremely stable during use. And again, you can find all these types across multiple budget ranges so no need to compromise on quality because of price.

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There are many reasons to own a blender. Take your health in your own hands and make smoothies with super greens, antioxidant-rich fruits and protein-rich shakes. Take the guesswork out of it with the best blender for smoothies. You are sure to find the perfect blender for smoothies now that you know how they work and what to look for in a blender.

DYWM Fun Fact

Stephen J. Poplawski invented the smoothie blender in 1922 for his soda fountain drinks.

The “Waring Blender,” named after Fred Waring, was the first commercial blender that gained success in businesses. The orchestra leader Fred Waring financially backed the improvements to the Poplawski blender, completed by Frederick Osius. The blender was named the Miracle Mixer in the beginning but was changed for its market debut in 1937. One million units were sold by 1954.

Dr. Jonas Salk used the blender when he was working on the Polio vaccine.

The Blender For Smoothies Buying Guide

  • Think about how many smoothies you’ll need to make at once when purchasing your blender. Size is something to make sure you get right so you aren’t making smoothies all day in one small blender.
  • Try to aim for at least three speed settings, especially a pulse button for those stingy fruit or ice chunks.
  • Special attachments are always a plus if you can find blenders with different blades or complementary cups or even a coffee bean grinder.
  • Always check the price to make sure the product is worth the money.