Hamilton Beach 58149 Review
For a blender of such petite size, it offers a pretty good amount of power.
Whether you’re looking for an upgrade to your old blender or you’re looking to jump into the latest smoothie craze, chances are you’re looking for something affordable. The Hamilton Beach 58149 is a cheaper alternative to a lot of the very expensive blenders that are being sold currently on the market. This is a decent standalone blender for most households or a great starter/backup blender for people who are just thinking about getting a second blender to augment their main expensive one. Moreover, two separate jars, one large 40oz for blending and another smaller one for chopping lets it multitask and hence perform things that specialized expensive blenders aren’t capable of.
The 58149 has pretty good power and versatility for people who want to make different recipes all in a blender. It even comes with a chopping bowl that makes perfect salsa or chopped vegetables in a matter of just a few minutes. In other words, it can act as a juicer, food processor as well as a blender. Basically, it is easy to use and works well regardless of what you do with it.
About the Hamilton Beach 58149
Ease of Use:
For the size and price, the Hamilton Beach 58149 is a very simple and easy to use blender. Hamilton Beach has not messed around and tried to fancy things up with a ton of extra buttons and controls. There are only a few different blending options, and you don’t need anything other than that.
Moreover, the pitcher that it comes with is dishwasher safe so you don’t have to worry about cleaning it. And, one of the best functions of this blender is that it has an easy to pour spout with a hinge lid. This way, you don’t have to worry about things spilling or spurting out, and you can add extra ingredients without turning it off and taking off the lid.
Motor and Horsepower:
This blender has up to 700 watts of power. For a blender of such petite size, it offers a pretty good amount of power, though you may be able to find something higher for the same price. It is questionable, however, whether the blender is constantly working at this power or if it only reaches this level at peaks. Many people have raised questions about the power that they get from their blender, though it is not usually a problem in the quality of the finished smoothie or shake.
Noise and Space:
At times, the Hamilton Beach 58149 can be on the noisier side but it is actually a bit quieter than some of the other blenders that fall within this price range. It is a very small model that takes up little space and isn’t bulky. It’s nice to look at and doesn’t make counter space appear cluttered. Furthermore, it can also be easily stored out of space because it is so small so you don’t have to worry about bulk. It’s a great size and isn’t extremely noisy, so it’s perfect for many people who are concerned about space or disturbing others.
Options and Features:
Surprisingly, for this price, the features and options that are offered by the Hamilton Beach 58149 work exceptionally well. There are multiple blending modes so that you can choose between high and low, or pulsating high and low. Not many people need more options than this and these options work great for just about everything.
This blender also features the wave action that is signature among many Hamilton Beach blenders. This means that the blades circulate everything in order to bring food and liquid down from the top of the blender into the blades to be completely blended—this means that you end up with a much smoother, creamier blend of everything.
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Warranty & Service:
There is a full three year warranty on this blender, which means that if you have any problems with the product within three years of purchasing it, they will completely replace it or repair it free of charge to you. It also means that you can purchase this blender without having fears about it not working for you in the long run.
For most people, the Hamilton Beach 58419 is the perfect option for them. It is small enough and good looking so that it isn’t an eyesore taking up space on the counter. It works well and provides a lot of power, especially when compared to other blenders within this price range, and many people are completely satisfied. As with any blender, it does have some problems and could be made better. However, this is a very affordable blender—for the price, this is one of the best values that you will find anywhere, especially when you consider that it still does everything of a higher end blender.
Features and Specifications:
- Full 700 watts of power.
- Pouring spout to prevent messes.
- 40oz pitcher that works perfectly.
- 24oz chopping bowl for salsa, etc.
- Sharp blades made of stainless steel.
- Long 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty