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Hamilton Beach 51101BA Personal Blender Review

One of the most popular portable blenders currently on the market, the Hamilton Beach 51101BA offers the power and versatility of a conventional blender, but without the limitations that come with a standalone device’s large size. Many people find themselves rushing through breakfast and skimping on healthy snacks throughout the day because of their busy schedule. Instead of eating less-than-healthy fast foods or getting snacks from a vending machine, health and budget conscious shoppers are investing in small, portable blenders that can make nutritional drinks that are ready in an instant and easy to take along when you’re on the go.

Another reason so many people enjoy using the Hamilton Beach 51101BA is because the blender lets you customize your recipes, so you can makes the perfect smoothie to suit your palate. With a personal blender, you can control your own portions and improve your own mixing skills with each use. The 51101BA is very easy to use, and features a one-button design that gives the user full control over the blending process. The button can be used to turn the device on and off, or as a quick pulse button. When used as a pulse button, the user can create a precise mix and keep an eye on the exact consistency of the smoothie.

Hamilton Beach 51101BA Personal Blender

Hamilton Beach 51101BA Personal Blender with Travel Lid

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  • The Hamilton Beach 51101BA is a personal travel blender
  • Measures 5.2 x 4.2 x 11.9 inches
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Shipping weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Single button operation
  • Jar made from metal and plastic
  • Base made from plastic
  • 175-watt motor
  • 14-ounce blending jar
  • BPA-free blending jar
  • Recommended uses: making smoothies, shakes, baby formula, marinades, and salad dressings
  • Dishwasher-safe jar and lid
  • Stainless steel cutting blades
  • One-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Features and Benefits

With a host of smoothie and drink options available for users to create, selecting the ideal combination of ingredients and flavors for your drink can be a challenge. Usually, you’d have to take the limitations of the blender into account, because many blenders are unable to blend tough, frozen ingredients. With the Hamilton Beach 51101BA you don’t have to worry, because the device is capable of blending nearly any kind of ingredient into a fine puree. The device also comes with measuring lines etched into the side of the jar, so you can create exact portions that fit into your daily diet plan.

Another popular function of the Hamilton Beach 51101BA is that the device is completely portable, so you don’t have to change any part of your active lifestyle. When the device isn’t being used as a stationary blender, the user can remove the blending jar and use it as a detachable travel mug. The device comes with a travel lid accessory that fits snugly on the blending jar, and it allows the user to drink their blended treats while on the move. The blending jar is also designed to fit in the majority of vehicle cup holders, so you can drink a healthy smoothie on your commute to work each morning.


  • The device features a compact design that’s ideal for small kitchens, and for people who like to take a portable blender on trips
  • The blender is great for making smoothies, shakes, baby formula, marinades, and salad dressings
  • The motor is powered by 175 watts, which provides more than enough blending strength to liquefy or puree almost any ingredient
  • The 14-ounce blending jar is doubles as an excellent travel cup, and it’s designed to fit in most vehicle cup holders
  • The plastic blending jar is completely BPA free
  • The blending jar comes with a lid that has a built-in drinking spout, so you can easily drink from the jar while traveling
  • The durable, stainless steel cutting blades can easily blend frozen fruit, which is great for any user who wants to make smoothies and shakes
  • The sturdy, flat base comes with Hamilton Beach’s anti-skid technology, so the device will stay firmly in place when the blender is active
  • The device comes with simple, one-touch blending operation that can also be used to activate the device’s pulse setting
  • The jar and lid are dishwasher safe
  • The power cord can be wrapped around the bottom of the device, and then tucked away into a small slot for easy storage


  • The device will tend to malfunction if it isn’t cleaned out regularly
  • Some users have commented that the plastic blending jar feels weak and flimsy compared to the plastic base

Final Verdict

Hamilton Beach 51101BA Personal Blender with Travel Lid

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One of the most popular blenders in the Hamilton Beach small appliance catalogue, the 51101BA offers the full flavor of a restaurant-quality smoothie at the fraction of the price. The device is highly regarded by users everywhere, and the device receives very positive feedback of all reviews. Whether you need a blender for everyday activities, or you need a device that will suit your active lifestyle, the Hamilton Beach 51101BA is an excellent option for any type of user.