If you’re looking for a powerful blender, the Hamilton Beach 58148A may just give higher-end models a run for their money. With multiple blending functions, 700 watts of power and a large glass jug, this model has just about everything you could ever want in a blender.
And after trying this model out, we’re confident that you’ll love its ease-of-use and performance. There’s a slight issue with the lid (more on that soon), but everything else is top-notch as far as quality and blending power goes.
- 12 blending functions
- 700 W
- 40 ounce glass jar
- Mess-free pouring spout
- Dishwasher safe
- Convenient cord storage
Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender Review
Hamilton Beach is known for their quality, but we’ve found that some of their products are “hit or miss.” That’s why we were skeptical of this blender at first. But after taking the 58148A for a test run and reading through the positive customer reviews (there are over 1,500!), we were convinced that this blender is a must-have if you’re a smoothie junkie.
And the great thing about this model is that it so easy to use.
On the front of the blender base is five buttons:
- Mix: Great for making milkshakes
- Puree: Great for smoothies and icy drinks
- Dice: Great for salsa and chopping foods
- Grind: Great for grating and crushing ice
We used this blender for our morning smoothies, and couldn’t believe how creamy they were. We also used it to make our famous salsa, and were blown away by how uniformly the tomatoes and onions were chopped.
But one of our favorite features was the mess-free pouring spout on the top of the lid. How many times have you used your blender and made a mess in the process? This lid is genius. After blending, all you have to do is pour the contents of the pitcher into a cup, mug or bowl, and you’re done. It couldn’t be easier.
Clean-up is easy, too. Just toss the jar in the dishwasher after each use.
The jar itself is large (40oz), which is great for couples or families that like to make drinks and smoothies. And because it’s made of glass, you don’t have to worry about BPA, which is found in most plastic jars.
- Easy to use
- Incredibly powerful
- Turns ice into snow in seconds
- Versatile with multiple blending functions
- Effortless cleanup
- Lid is sometimes hard to get off
When blending cold drinks, you may find that the lid is hard to get off at times. This can be an inconvenience, but doesn’t take away from the blender’s performance. We recommend waiting two to three minutes before removing the lid when making frozen drinks.
This minor issue aside, the 58148A is a fantastic blender that’s affordably priced and so easy to use. Backed by over 1,500 positive reviews, you can be sure that you’re getting a blender that will last and live up to your performance standards.