4.3
58 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Hamilton Beach
Model:
50120
Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103

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Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (12)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Good pitcher (7)
  • Stable (7)
  • Precise control (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Drinks (10)
  • Small kitchen (7)
  • Crushing ice (5)
  • Large kitchen (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (7), Avid cook (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for quick shakes when in a hurry. Take it to go.

The Hamilton Beach single serve blender is perfect for quick shakes or smoothies. It has plenty of power for mixing powder drinks, as well as blending soft fruits. Ice may challenge it's power...Read complete review

The Hamilton Beach single serve blender is perfect for quick shakes or smoothies. It has plenty of power for mixing powder drinks, as well as blending soft fruits. Ice may challenge it's power blade design, so for serious smoothies with ice I pull out my full size blender.

Blending Power
This won't replace a full size blender, but it is perfect for what it is intended for... quick, single serve drinks.

Versatility
I use mine primarily for shakes and smoothies. The greatest thing about the HB 51103 is it's small size. This allows me to store in in the cabinet right next to the fridge. When I decide I want a shake or smoothie it is right there, ready in seconds. It is large enough for my go-to -- banana + peanut butter + milk -- a refreshing and healthy snack.

Ease of Cleaning
Being quite small, the cup can be a bit of a challenge to clean. I don't put it in the dishwasher because I want it ready for the next use right away, but it is sometimes an annoyance. If you take it to the job, then there may be no dishwasher and rinsing it may not be adequate to clean stubborn foods (peanut butter, etc) from the internal geometry. This is the trade-off for the travel sized cup, I suppose.

Ease of Use
A twist of the cup locks it in place, and a single button blends your drink... can't get much easier than that. A few seconds is usually enough to thoroughly mix most shakes.

Design
The design is well thought out and nearly flawless. The fact that it is made to fit in most car cup holders is a handy plus, though adversely affects the ease of cleaning. The travel lid should be adequate for a car ride, but is certainly not watertight... it may spill through the sealed spout if tipped over. The cord keeper is just a nice added touch that keeps the unit contained and eases storage.

Durability
I have had mine for years and it shows no obvious signs of wear. The mating parts that transfer power to the blades are still in perfect condition with no signs of strain. Although the cup is plastic, it is very heavy-duty and is still like new. Even the measuring marks are unaffected by use, cleaning and age. Note: I do not put mine in the dishwasher, so I can't attest to that use.

The only signs that it is not a brand new unit is a slight discoloration to the lighter colored parts that hold the blade in place.

This blender seems very durable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to use but smells wierd

I wanted a blender that was small and easy to operate so I picked up this Hamilton Beach blender and decided to try it. My only purpose was to make smoothie drinks. However,...Read complete review

I wanted a blender that was small and easy to operate so I picked up this Hamilton Beach blender and decided to try it. My only purpose was to make smoothie drinks. However, with regular use I have noticed a strange chemical smell whenever I operate the unit.

Blending Power
This blender does a decent job in blending. However the blades and motor are small so the blending power is not all that great. The unit is also extremely loud when operating it.

Versatility
This blender comes with a lid for traveling with your blended drink that resembles a coffee lid. But since the blades cannot be removed from the cup you would essentially be drinking with blades in the bottom of your cup.

Ease of Cleaning
This blender is not all that easy to clean. The blades do not come out of the cup compartment. You can only rinse the cup or put it in the top rack of your dish washer. I always see black residue around the blades after use.

Ease of Use
The blender is easy to use. There is only one button and one speed.

Design
The design of the cup is flawed because the blades cannot be removed.

Durability
The cup compartment is durable and has survived many washes in my dish washer.

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4.0

Cool little blender

By 

from Beckley, WV

About Me Avid Cook

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Powerful
  • Stable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Drinks
  • Small Kitchen
  • Smoothies

Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

This is a cool little blender. It is great for my smoothies I make almost everyday or the milkshakes mt kids ask for. It small so can easily be stored on counter or put up. Would be good for a dorm room too. I have made some frozen mixed drinks in this as well. Its easy to clean and convenient. Theres no special tools or experience needed. I would not suggest for vitamin type mixing or juicing though. I would buy again!

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5.0

I would buy again

By 

from Prescott, MI

About Me Avid Cook

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Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Good Pitcher
  • Powerful
  • Precise Control
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks
    • Large Kitchen
    • Small Kitchen

    Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

    I use for making smoothies and grinding coffee. I use ice and it works well. There are no bad things about it so far and ive been using this Hamilton beach grinder for a few months.

     
    5.0

    little blender BIG power

    By 

    from Illinois

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Pitcher
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Drinks
      • shakes

      Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

      This little blender is GREAT. Super powerful for such a small blender. Not only that, its got a little lid that can be used as a drinking lid! Super easy to clean too

       
      3.0

      Good for the Price

      By 

      from Paradise ca

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Good Pitcher

      Cons

      • Not Powerful
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Small Kitchen

      Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

      Very easy to clean and small to storage. The only thing bad is that is doesn't have enough power to blend ice which is a downside when making smoothies. I would recommend buying a more powerful blender.

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      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      4.0

      Great blender!

      By 

      from Plattsburgh, NY

      About Me Avid Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Drinks
        • Small Kitchen

        Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

        This is a great small blender! I can use it to easily make milk shakes or smoothies. It blends a small amount of ice and frozen fruits easily. It is easy to clean and stores easily in my small apartment kitchen.

         
        5.0

        This is Perfect for Me

        By 

        from Mesquite, Texas

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Powerful
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smoothies

          Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

          I have a large Blender but for fast, easy breakfast smoothies I wanted to get something a bit smaller, after all I was just making one smoothie so why not get something that will easily let me do just that.
          I came across this and was frightened that it wouldn't be powerful, however for a little guy it sure does do the job. Now it's not a Ninja, but it works and it works well. I've used it for complicated smoothies and easy protein mix ones as well and it stands up each and every time.
          Clean up is a breeze as well and I love that it's also a to-go cup too. I have zero complaints, for myself it's perfect for those busy, time limited days.

           
          5.0

          Great for protein shakes!

          By 

          from Sneads Ferry, NC

          About Me Casual Cook

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          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Good Pitcher
          • Powerful
          • Precise Control
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Drinks
            • Small Kitchen

            Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

            I absolutely love my Hamilton Beach single serve blender model number 51103! I mainly use it to make protein shakes and smoothies for working out! But it can also be very versatile and make a lot of drink varieties and one time I even made homemade salsa in this and it turned out super delicious!
            It's pretty good quality which I have come to expect from the Hamilton Beach brand. It was also a very great price especially considering the quality!
            This blender is also very compact so it doesn't take up a lot of room in the kitchen and if you tend to make small batches then this blender is perfect!
            I love how this blender is also very easy to clean and maintain and it is also super simple to figure out how to use it. It makes great tasting beverages and blends up the ingredients very well, even ice!
            Overall, the Hamilton Beach blender is a handy little gadget to have around the kitchen and I would highly recommend it!

             
            5.0

            Perfect Blender

            By 

            from Vincennes,IN

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            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crushing Ice
              • Drinks

              Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

              I enjoy this blender a lot as it is perfect for one person who just wants single serving portions. I do not like using the bigger version of these blenders as it makes too much for just one person and there is a lot more wasted product. It is quick, easy, effecient, and simple. All of these characteristics make this particular blender a wonderful choice for me. I use this blender daily for both chopping ice for my son, and making smoothies for myself. My son asks me for chopped up ice several times a day and even more often now that it is summer time. I am so glad that this blender does the job so quickly as my little one is very inpatient. This blender is easy to clean and small enough for easy storage. The blender takes up very little storage space in my kitchen cabinets and I love this about my new, and magnifecent blender. I can literally store this blender anywhere!! I would recommend this blender to my friends and family (anyone for that matter actually).

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT BLENDER

              By 

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Good Pitcher
              • Powerful
              • Precise Control
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Crushing Ice
                • Drinks
                • Large Kitchen

                Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

                I make a lot of smoothies since I started healthy eating and working out. This blender has never let me down. I wantef one that would puree all my veggies and fruits and this one does not disappoint. I definitely would recommend it .

                 
                4.0

                Pretty decent little guy

                By 

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Avid Cook

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                Pros

                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                • Not Powerful

                Best Uses

                • Drinks
                • Small Kitchen

                Comments about Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender 51103:

                I like to make smoothies in the morning for drinking on the way to work. This little blender is the perfect size for a single serving smoothie. A definite bonus is the lid that makes this a blender and a travel cup all in one. Awesome.
                As far as storage, it is perfect for leaving on the counter in your kitchen as it takes up practically no space at all. There is also a cord wrapper that allows you to hide the cord around the base of the blender itself.
                My only complaint about the Hamilton Beach blender would be the power-capabilities. It sometimes requires me to shake it up to get to some chunks of fruit that are not sucked into the blades on its own. It also sometimes starts to heat and smell funny if powered for too long without blending. Never any danger concerns, just cause for carefulness when using.
                Other than that, great machine for grab and go. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a small blender to go that doesn't take up any counter space.

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