|Hamilton Beach 51101B Personal Blender with Travel Lid, Black|
|Retail Price: $21.99|
|Amazon Price: $8.44|
- 14-ounce blending jar – Most full sized blenders come with a 32 or even 64 ounce blending jar, which allows them to make smoothies for the entire family. This blender comes with a 14-ounce blending jar, which will easily make two 8-ounce smoothies or one large smoothie. The best part about the blending jar is that it also transforms into a travel cup, so users can take their smoothie with them in the car. The blending jar fits into most cup holders.
- One Touch Operation – This blender is one of the most simple blenders to use there is no worries about what buttons to push or how to use it because there is only one button to use. The button can be held in place for constant blending, but can also be used as a pulse feature.
- Universal Lid – The lid that comes with the blender also works as a travel lid. When using the blending jar there is a small plastic piece that covers the sipping part of the lid. The plastic piece covers this spot perfectly so that no food spills out while blending, but users must make sure to get the lid on just right.
- Power Cord Tucks Away – One problem with smaller blenders is that the power cord always seems to be in the way. This power cord can be tucked in, but can also be wrapped around the bottom part of the base so it doesn’t get in the way while the blender is being stored.
- Needs to be used on pulse setting only – Even though it is possible to hold the button in place and run the blender continuously the blender works best in pulse mode. If the motor is run continuously without pulse mode, it tends to get too hot and starts to stink. Using pulse mode the motor doesn’t have to work as hard, and that is how this blender was made to use.
The Hamilton Beach 51101B Personal Blender is one of the easiest blenders to use, plus it is easy to clean. The blender only comes with three parts and only two of those have to be washed. The blender measures 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ x 12 ½ inches making it easy to store inside the cupboard or even on the countertop. As an added bonus, this blender comes with a small recipe book so users can get started.
Price Alert: Right now Amazon.com is offering free shipping and a 45% discount for the Hamilton Beach 51101B Personal Blender. This means their current price is $9.99 cheaper than the usual retail price.