Summary: Not works like commercial blender. Needed to be switched off for 15 mins after every shake or smoothie. Great disappointed. Pls requested to you start delivery of vitamix blender to our address
Summary: Great reviews were why I got this blender. It doesn't do smoothies very well. Frozen fruit doesn't get blended well. And it doesn't blend nuts for vegan cheezes or sauces. I would also prefer the bottom being detachable for better cleaning.
I really do not like that the blade assembly doesn't come out for cleaning
Robert W. Long, Amazon
8 November 2014
Summary: Our old Hamilton Beach bar blender, made in usa, has served us well for 35 years and is still going albeit a little noisy bearing action in the motor now. The HBB250 weighs maybe half, made in China. I seriously doubt it will last one third as long.
Summary: This blender is really loud. A commercial grade bar blender and it works decently. It did not seem to break up the ice as easily as I have seen the Ninja blender do it. The wave action did not impress me however, the slushiness of the smoothie did.
Great for commercial use; not so much for home use
11 October 2014
Summary: This is a really powerful blender. It does everything it says it does and drinks/smoothies come out perfect. I like it that it's attractive; you can leave it out on your counter top and it's not an eye sore. Also, for me at least, there has been no leaking which is a plus.
Summary: Note: I received this blender at no cost from Amazon Vine. This Hamilton Beach Blender is sleek and powerful and seems hearty and built to last. There’s nothing flimsy or cheap. The comparison of this blender to my old one is like from a bicycle to a Maserati.
Summary: This is a nice powerful, easy to use blender. It handled a large chunk of ice cubes as if it was water. The toggle switches are easy to use and have a nice solid professional feel. The lid does fit on very snug. Perhaps that's a good thing to avoid any leakage while blending.
Large volume, smooth blending, powerful blender...but how long will it hold up?
Henry Wolford, Amazon
3 October 2014
Summary: I have had the opportunity to compare a number of blenders in this price and commercial grade. Some I bought and others through product testing/review. This one fits an interesting area. It has a good strong motor and it blends well. The "wave action" does seem to mix the contents more than many.
Wonderful Blender. Rugged base, powerful blades. Plastic a bit thin on lid and pitcher. Chops ice and fruit with ease.
P. Costello, Amazon
3 October 2014
Summary: Wonderful blender. We don't drink many alcoholic drinks, so we were looking to make smoothies and milkshakes with this. The blender performs flawlessly. Big ice cubes? No problem. Big chunks of fruit, ice, ice cream, and milk? No problem.