- Performance (60%)2.3
- Design (25%)6.1
- Usability (15%)4.6
- Performance (60%)1.4
- Design (25%)5.0
- Usability (15%)5.7
Both these blenders are simple, budget-friendly, and low powered, with the PopBabies offering cordless operation and the Hamilton Beach having a space-saving design. After testing both the Hamilton Beach and the PopBabies, we found that neither of them is worth buying due to their lackluster performance.
In the smoothie test, both blenders struggled to produce the desired thick and ice-cream-like texture. The PopBabies is able to achieve a smooth mixture, but the fast-thawing nature of frozen fruits results in a diluted consistency due to its extensive blending time, while the Hamilton Beach's motor and poorly-constructed blade led to a chunky texture. Their performance in the protein shake, ice crushing, and leafy green extraction tests were also just mediocre.
Nonetheless, if you place a priority on cordless operation for portability, the PopBabies apparently has an edge over the Hamilton Beach. It’s just important to note that this blender is only suitable for basic recipes with soft ingredients.
Pros & Cons
- The cordless design allows for blending on-the-go.
- It is pretty useful when it comes to making small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
- The battery is easy to charge.
- 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’s inadequate for blending tough ingredients like frozen fruits and raw nuts.
- The cup’s small capacity limits the quantity of ingredients.
- Food must be cut into very small pieces before blending.
- The low cost of the blender is reflected in its flimsy construction.
- The cup’s small opening makes it messy to add ingredients.
- The need to shake the blender during operation
- 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.
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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.