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OBERLY vs Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

OBERLY vs Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender comparison. Join us in breaking down the blending capabilities of these two blenders.

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OBERLY Portable Blender

Hamilton Beach 51101AV

OBERLY vs Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
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The OBERLY leans into its cordless operation, making it portable, whereas the Hamilton Beach 51101AV promotes a compact, space-saving design. Nonetheless, While these two blenders both position themselves as budget-friendly options, our tests found them underwhelming in performance.  

In our smoothie tests, neither blender managed to produce the sought-after rich, ice-cream consistency. The OBERLY, although achieving smoother blends, suffered from extended blending times; the rapid thawing of frozen fruits resulted in watery mixtures. The Hamilton Beach, on the other hand, was hampered by its subpar motor and blade design, leading to chunky blends. Their capabilities also waned in protein shake preparation, ice crushing, and the extraction of leafy greens, with only mediocre results.

Pros & Cons

  • Cordless design provides excellent mobility. 
  • Quite convenient for small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • It’s very easy to charge the battery.
  • 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.
  • The 175-watt motor is too weak to ensure quick, smooth blends.
  • In exchange to its cheap price is a relatively flimsy construction. 
  • For a thorough blending process, it requires cutting the food into tiny particles. 
  • Some may find it annoying to shake the blender while it is blending.
  • 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.

Key Specs

Dimension
H9.2 x W3.2 inches
H12 x W3.8 inches
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Cup Filter
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$35.35
$20.48

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
0.0
1.4

Protein Shake

0.0
3.4
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.
Blending Time
N/A
3 mins 46 secs
Result
Failed
Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
0.0
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the OBERLY portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the OBERLY portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the OBERLY personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
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.
Blending Time
2 mins
2 mins
Result
Failed
Failed

Fibrous Greens

0.0
0.0
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Failed

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
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.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Faild
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
75% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.9
5.0

In the Box

The OBERLY personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, and warranty card by its sides.
The Hamilton Beach personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box and user guide by its sides.

Dimensions

The OBERLY standing on a table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 4.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 9.2 inches and 3.2 inches, respectively.
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.
Height
9.2" (23.4 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
3.2" (8.1 cm)
3.8" (9.7 cm)
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)

Build Quality

6.5
5.0
The motor base and blending cup of the OBERLY blender.
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly permanently attached of the Hamilton Beach blender.

Blades

5.0
5.0
The blade assembly features 6 stainless steel prongs attached to the OBERLY’s motor body.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs inside the blending cup of the Hamilton Beach personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
6 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The OBERLY motor base standing on a white table
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.
Rated Voltage
N/A
120
Rated Power
175 Watts
175
Working Time
90 seconds
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Ventilation holes

Blending Cup

5.0
5.0
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s filter
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).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
380 ml
14 Oz
Weight
1.0 oz (28 g)
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
Lid, filter
No

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Oberly personal blender with the noise meter (65.2 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Hamilton Beach personal blender with the noise meter (98.8 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
9,802 RPM
23,341 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
65 (db)
98 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.9
5.7

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
4.6

Assembly

7.5
6.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.5

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