What I like about the Hamilton Beach Blender:
I paid $30.00 for it and didn’t know what a great blender I was getting.
It has 10 speeds and 450 watts.
It has a filler cup which is the plastic piece that goes in the middle of the lid. This can be taken out while the blender is in use and filled with, let’s say nuts, and the nuts can be poured into the blender.
The 48-ounce glass jar is dishwasher safe.
There is a thermal insulated travel cup.
It has a 3-year warranty.
It has a wave-action system which really does push the food I have in the blender down into the blades.
The base locks in place so the jar stays nice and secure when blending. When I’m done I just move the base to the right and it unlocks. I then put my 48-ounces of smoothie in the refrigerator.
The gasket around the cutting blades, unlike my old blender and others, is attached. That has its pros and cons. The pro is that I don’t have to worry about losing the gasket. The con is that it makes cleaning around the blades a little harder than without the gasket.
The blender is very easy to clean not using the quick clean function as well. All the parts except the cutting blades can be top rack dishwasher washed.
The ice crusher button really works. It is the only button that has to be held; all the others I just push down on and it blends or grates or liquefies, chops, purees, stirs…on high or low.
What I don’t like
The glass jar is heavy when empty and of course even heavier with 48 ounces of smoothie in it. Then add the base to the glass jar and I’d guess that it weighs five or six pounds full. If you are someone who has a hard time holding weight like that then skip this blender.
How I use the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender
This is a simple machine to use. I put the cutting blades in the Sure Rest (the base that locks.) base and then I put the jar on top of this and screw it in until it locks. I then just add the ingredients I want. When it’s done to whatever consistency I want I unlock the base and take the jar off.
The Travel Cup has a black lid which has a moving piece to close the hole from which I drink. I unscrew the lid and put in whatever I want to blend. The blade gets screwed into the top which becomes the bottom because I turn it over and put it on the blender. That’s it. When it’s done I take out the blade and put in the spill-free travel lid.
I’ve had great luck with this blender.