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Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender vs Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the Black+Decker Crush Master and the Hamilton Beach are mid-grade blenders, yet the Black+Decker asserts a slight edge in overall performance and versatility.

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Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender

Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender vs Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender

Overall Verdict

The Black+Decker Crush Master, with a 550-watt motor, can handle a range of tasks. In our test, it produced above-average results in creating almond butter, protein shakes, and green smoothies. Although its performance in blending frozen fruits was somewhat lacking, it still managed to outperform the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher. The Hamilton Beach, despite its higher-powered 700-watt motor, fell short in four out of five tests. It only passed the protein shake test. Neither blender proved capable of effectively crushing ice cubes.

In terms of design, both blenders are constructed with materials that are sufficient for everyday use but may not offer the sleek and robustness of higher-end models. Usability-wise, the Black+Decker's tendency to produce a plastic smell during use while the Hamilton Beach's unyielding buttons and hard-to-remove lid might impair your overall blending experience.

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OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%UsabilityBlack and Decker 10...Hamilton Beach Wave...6.56.46.37.02.81.04.76.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • Moderate nut and dried berry blending
  • Ease of clean
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic
  • Inability to process greens and frozen ingredients
  • Subpar build quality 
  • Hard-to-remove lid 
  • Unintuitive control panel

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
H14.5 x L6 x W8 inches
Weight
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
6.6 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
48 oz
40 oz
Motor Power
550 watts
700 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$33.47
$45.53

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.4
1.0

Smoothie

7.8
0.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Blender Smoothie Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender motor base and its container filled with apple, banana, and kale, stand on a table. Next to it, a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender Smoothie Test
Blending Time
3 mins 30 seconds
4 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Failed

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.5
0.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Black+Decker Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
5 mins
5 mins
Result
Chunky
Failed

Protein Shake

8.2
6.7
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Protein Shake Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 4 minutes 30 seconds.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Protein Shake Test
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 4 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
2 mins 30 seconds
4 mins 30 seconds
Result
Slightly smooth
Coarse

Almond Butter

7.8
0.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Almond Butter Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher is beside a white plate containing almond with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 4 minutes.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Almond Butter Test
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher is beside a white plate containing almond with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 4 minutes.
A sample of ground almond created with the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher  blender.
Blending Time
3 mins 30 seconds
4 mins
Result
Smooth
Failed

Crushed Ice

0.0
0.0
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER Ice Crushing Test
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Ice Crushing Test
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The scale's screen shows 9.48 oz of uncrushed ice cubes remaining from the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Failed
Unblended Ice
79% of 12 oz
79% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.3
4.7

In the Box

A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender
A display of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender, along with the user manual and carton box, arranged on a table.
Unboxing the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender blender showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
15.8" (40.1 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Weight
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
6.6 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
6.0" (15.2 cm)

Build Quality

6.0
5.0
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container
A closeup of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender blender’s motor base and container.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender Motor Base and Container

Blades

7.0
4.5
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s blade assembly
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Assembly
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Stacked
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s motor base
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Motor Base
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
550 Wattages
700 Wattages
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
No
No
Weight
2.5 pounds
3 pounds
Cord Length
NaN ft (NaN m)
2.2 feet

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Illustrated dimensions of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Material
Glass
Glass
Capacity
48 oz
40 oz
Weight
3,5 pounds
3.5 pound
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to medium batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher two-part lid
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Two-Part Lid
Material
 Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Slot

Control Panel

6.0
4.0
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender control panel
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender Control Panel
A close-up of the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender control panel
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
The Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
13,003 RPM
16,103 RPM
Max Speed
18,373 RPM
19,966 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

Material
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.0
6.5

Ease of Blend

7.0
5.0

Noise Level

6.5
7.7
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The hamilton beach wave crusher blender blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its recorded noise level. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
Max Level
102.5 dB
96.3 dB

Assembly

6.0
6.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.0

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