Hamilton Beach 51102 Single-Serve Blender Review

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The Hamilton Beach 51102 single-serve blender is a compactly-designed portable blender that makes great-tasting smoothies and shakes. With its tireless 175-watt motor, this blender is able to make small consignments of drinks for users who are outdoors or on the go.

You can easily make small portions of a variety of your choice drinks with this blender and even take the blender along with you on your commute to work or whenever you are travelling. Such is the versatility of this blending jar that it can serve both as a blending jar and also as a portable drinking mug.


Blending MachineThe compact size of this jar 14-ounce jar makes it easy to fit into the cup holder compartment of most car models available today. Hence, if you own this blender, you are rest assured of a quick source of nutritious beverage to hydrate yourself whenever you feel parched whether you are at home or enjoying the outdoors.

This blender, although petite in stature, does not disappoint because it works smoothly and quietly while blending your frozen mixed drinks. While the introduction of too many ice cubes with little fluid into the jar might strain the 175-watt motor a little bit, adding more fluid to the container helps it chop ice into smaller chunks and simultaneously blend the other ingredients. Besides that, nothing else stresses this machine.

Within the shipped product package are two separate single-serve travel jars both of which are fitted with very tough and durable stainless steel blades that perform the act of crushing ingredients and making blended drinks. They both have functional travel lids which secure their contents both when in blending mode and also on the go. These travel lids also act as drinking lids and they are fitted with a convenient drinking spout which makes it easy to drink the contents of the jars.

While blending, this device can be operated in pulse mode. One useful tip when using this blender is to use frozen fruits more often than ice cubes when making smoothies. When the blender is filled with too much ice, the blades might not rotate well enough to blend the ingredients unlike when frozen fruits are used.

Another quick tip would be to first introduce the liquid ingredients into the jar before the solid ones prior to blending them together.

The Hamilton Beach 51102 blender is so simple to operate that anybody can use this appliance to good effect without making reference to the user manual. The blender unit has no visible “ON” or “OFF” switch but in place of those, there is a pulse button on the unit which when pressed, activates the one-touch functionality of the blender.

Once the ingredients have been placed in the jar and seated on the base unit of the blender, the lid is used to cover the jar. The next line of action is to press and hold the pulse button for blending to begin. This is a very handy tool to have in the kitchen for those occasions when you merely need to make a small quantity of smoothie or beverage for yourself and you don’t see the need to bring out your much bigger blending machines. The Hamilton Beach 51102 blender will do the same job almost as well the bigger ones.

So, it doesn’t matter if you already own a functional blender; this one can serve as a portable backup blender in your kitchen.  With both the jars and their lids being safe enough to clean up in the dishwasher, after-use maintenance of this blender is a relatively straightforward affair.



  • Brand Name – Hamilton Beach
  • Product Model Number – 51102
  • Product Dimensions – 7.6 x 4.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Product Weight – 2 pounds
  • Product Shipping Weight – 2.6 pounds
  • Wattage – 175 watts
  • Pulse Feature – Yes
  • Variable Speed Settings – No
  • Colour – White
  • Product Warranty – 1 year labour/parts limited warranty


  • It is a lightweight machine with a small footprint
  • Both the lids and the jars are dishwasher-safe
  • It is a very affordable blender to buy
  • Very simple and easy to use
  • It is portable and also serves as a travel mug


  • The power of the motor is not comparable to that of the bigger models


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Final Verdict

If you particularly like your beverages on the go, then by all means buy the Hamilton Beach 51102 Single-Serve Blender today. It is cheap enough to afford and with proper use following the manufacturer’s instructions, this blender will surely pay for itself over the course of its service life.


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