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Hamilton Beach 51101AV vs NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Read our Hamilton Beach 51101AV vs. NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro comparison to see for yourself how these blenders fared.

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Hamilton Beach 51101AV

NutriBullet Pro 900W

Hamilton Beach 51101AV vs. NutriBullet 900 Pro: Comparison by Hands-on Tests

Overall Verdict

The NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro is by far the most practical personal blender we’ve tested, with good capability and a flawless performance. While its usability is refined enough to earn our praise, its efficiency tested positively, although not  off the charts. You definitely won’t  go wrong with this blender.

The Hamilton Beach, on the other hand, creates more frustration than pleasure, especially since it is too weak and mediocre for a stable performance. Its overall construction is on the flimsy side, with components mostly made of substandard plastic. The blade assembly isn’t as thoughtfully-designed as the other blenders either.

Conclusively, we don’t think the Hamilton Beach 51101AV is worth your consideration even if you are in the market for a less expensive alternative than the  NutriBullet. There are still better options to choose from.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityNutriBullet Pro 900WHamilton Beach 5110...9.89.89.79.72.91.45.05.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Inexpensive and easy to use with one-touch blending. 
  • Blending cup features measuring lines. 
  • Compact design makes it perfect for use in small spaces. 
  • It is adequate for light blending performance.
  • It is very easy to assemble and use. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are tough enough to power through even solid ingredients like ice cubes.
  • BPA-free plastic cups are durable and dishwasher safe. 
  • Hands-free operation offers superior convenience 
  • Motor base is very stable.
  • The low-powered motor limits its capabilities. 
  • Poorly-built quality impairs the machine’s overall performance and durability. 
  • It works inconsistently 
  • The blades are too short, which affects the blending time and final results.
  • It's difficult to clean the blades’ undersides.

Key Specs

Dimension
H12 x W3.8 inches
H14.7 x W5.4 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
A to-go lid
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled cup rings, an extra 32-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$20.48
$87.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
1.4
9.8

Protein Shake

3.4
10
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 45 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Hamilton Beach blender.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Nutri Ninja Blender Pro is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (39 seconds) next to its.
Blending Time
3 mins 46 secs
40 secs
Result
Coarse
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
10
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach portable blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Hamilton Beach small blender.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutribullet Pro Nutrient Extractor being spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (50 seconds) next to its.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender.
Blending Time
2 mins
50 seconds
Result
Failed
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

0.0
9.0
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
10
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Hamilton Beach Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.48 oz) of the Hamilton Beach single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (0.17 oz) of the NutriBullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Faild
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
75% of 6 oz
3% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.0
9.7

In the Box

The Hamilton Beach personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box and user guide by its sides.
The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender lying on a gray table with its accessories by its side, including two blending cups, two to-go lids, two handled cup rings, two cup rings, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and owner’s manuals.

Dimensions

The Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 5.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 12 inches and 3.8 inches, respectively.
The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.7 inches and 5.4 inches, respectively.
Height
12.0" (30.5 cm)
14.7" (37.3 cm)
Width
3.8" (9.7 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)

Build Quality

5.0
9.5
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly permanently attached of the Hamilton Beach blender.
The motor base and blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

5.0
10
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs inside the blending cup of the Hamilton Beach personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender being on a gray table.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
6 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Motor Base

The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
A close-up of the front interface of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug in the underside of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
A close-up of the power plug, silicone feet, and cooling fan in the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
120
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
175
900 Watt
Working Time
N/A
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
Weight
1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
Cord Length
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
Extra Feature
Ventilation holes
Silicon feet

Blending Cup

5.0
10
The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).
Two blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4.5 inches and 2.9, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9.4 inches.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
14 Oz
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Weight
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.8 oz (23 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
No
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled rings

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Hamilton Beach personal blender with the noise meter (98.8 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the NutriBullet personal blender with the noise meter (97.4 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist and Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
23,341 RPM
20,807 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
98 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.7
9.7

Hands-Free Operation

4.6
10

Assembly

6.0
9.5

Cleanability

8.5
9.0

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