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Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Hand Blender In-depth Review

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Lap Vo
Lap Vo
Head of RTR
Tuyet Pham
Tuyet Pham
Professional Chef
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The Hamilton Beach hand blender user’s manual, together with a whisk attachment, a blending wand with its motor body attached, and a paper carton box with a food processor attachment above, standing on a gray table.

Overall Verdict

This Hamilton Beach 2 speed hand blender is by far the worst immersion blender we’ve tested. It feels cheap, looks flimsy, and is not easy to use. Although it did a fine job of preparing baby food, its 225-watt motor wasn’t strong enough to churn through solid ingredients like frozen fruits or raw root veggies.

We were also very disappointed to find that none of the included accessories was actually effective. As cheap as it is, buying this blender is just pouring your money down the drain.

Things We Like

  • It can be used for pureeing cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, and baby food.
  • Its easy-grip design allows for flexible control 
  • All the accessories are dishwasher safe

Things We Don’t Like

  • It isn’t powerful enough for many blending tasks
  • The two included attachments are almost useless
  • It isn’t durable due to the poorly-constructed design

The Hamilton Beach 59765 has a low price tag yet comes with a wide range of blending accessories. On paper at least, that will help you to perform a greater variety of tasks. With a straightforward design, it should also be a user-friendly immersion blender.

After our course of hands-on testing, however, this machine turned out to be neither practical nor efficient to use. If you have the budget, we recommend going for a higher-priced model — this Hamilton Beach simply causes more trouble than it’s worth.

Hamilton Beach 59765 Hand Blender Performance

The Hamilton Beach is designed to be an affordable solution for heavy-duty tasks, but in practice, it ends up a flimsy stick of plastic with low efficiency and inconsistent performance, especially when it comes to processing solid ingredients. If you’re expecting its portability and cheapness to make it fun to use, then you might be surprised to learn its performance was at best dreary in almost all of our tests.


8.0Hot Soup Purée

Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Suction
Slightly

In this test, the Hamilton Beach produced an acceptably smooth puree, but the outcome wasn’t any better than those produced by other immersion blenders we’ve found for under $40. It was blended evenly but we still noticed a lot of tiny veggie chunks left behind after straining.

5.3Frozen Fruit Smoothie

A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 15 secs
Result
Chunky and Leafy
Suction
Slightly

Of all the blenders we tested, this Hamilton Beach took the longest to complete this task. It was such a poor performer that had a very hard time processing frozen fruits and couldn’t entirely liquefy kale. In the end, we were left behind with a lumpy icy drink and worse still, a bunch of large noticeable fibrous pieces remained unprocessed.

FailedMayonnaise

Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
N/A
Result
N/A
Suction
N/A

Making mayonnaise with this blender’s whisk attachment was a total failure. Even when we added the oil very slowly to the yolks, there was no way that the blender could form a proper emulsion. Instead of a smooth spread, we ended up with a watery mess. As such, we awarded it no points for this test.

6.8Almond Milk

The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
1 min 40 secs
Result
Coarse
Suction
Tightly

Using this Hamilton Beach to make nut milk may not be such a good idea: In our test, it left us with a coarse grind and couldn’t pull all the ingredients into its blades without our intervention. That’s why we had to constantly stir with the blending wand to ensure everything was incorporated. This also meant that, due to the machine’s poor head suction, we would end up getting splattered with smoothie every single time our hand moved. 

At certain points, the almonds somehow even got stuck in the blade guard’s holes, requiring us to stop and dislodge them. This remains the most frustrating blending experience that we’ve ever had.  

5.0Whipped Egg-Whites

The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites
Beating Time
3 min 22 secs
Result
Stiff
Suction
No

Surprisingly, this blender’s whisk attachment did a good job of stiffening the egg white. When beating, it provided enough force to stretch out the egg’s proteins which then bonded with each other and formed a stable network around the tiny air bubbles created through the beating action.

However, strengthening that network for a good stiff peak can be a lengthy process. The Hamilton Beach took more than one minute - compared with others, that's longer than the average. Having to spend a few more minutes blending is no big deal, but the prolonged operation will cause the motor to overheat, thus impairing its durability and your cooking enjoyment. 

Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Blender Design

Efficiency aside, the Hamilton Beach’s compact footprint makes it suitable for those who have limited storage space and want to prepare small batches of puree at a time. Still, it is so poorly constructed that we couldn’t consider it a reliable blender. Our Hamilton actually broke right after it finished the final test. 


In the Box  of the Hamilton Beach 4-in-1 Hand Blender

A user’s manual, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, paper carton box, and a food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach hand blender lying side by side on a gray table.
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Food processor  
  • User manual

The Hamilton Beach 59765 set has five pieces, including a motor body, a blending shaft, a user manual, and two extra attachments (a whisk and a food processor). It doesn’t come with a beaker, but you can easily purchase a decent one for under $15.

Dimensions

The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 6.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.3 inches.
Height
14.3" (36.3 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
1.7 oz (49 g)
Shaft Length
6.9" (17.5 cm)

This Hamilton Beach looks compact on our counter and takes up less space than any of the full-sized blenders we’ve had. Its blending shaft and main motor body can be separated so you can easily store them when not in use. It also feels balanced in our hands with an ideal weight for most home cooks. For the most part, we agree it is quite easy to maneuver this machine in a mixing beaker.

6.0Build Quality

A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.

Compared to other low-range blenders we purchased, this Hamilton Beach is similar in features, operation, and capabilities, but it isn’t as good on every front due to its poorly-built construction.

Made of low-range plastic, the motor body takes on food stains and discoloration over time while the inner core is very breakable. The two thin plastic tabs that help connect the blending attachment to the main housing also leave much to be desired. With use, they will possibly snap, thus rendering your blender useless. Another word of caution: this machine has a tendency to overheat like it is burning up. 

Speed and Controls of the Hamilton Beach 2-Speed Hand Blender

A close-up of two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
Control Type
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
15,680 RPM
Max Speed
17,330 RPM
Presets
No
Noise Level
96 dB
Digital Display
No
Pulse Mode
Yes

The machine has two buttons: the power button operates the blender at the normal speed and the turbo button provides a temporary speed boost. Both buttons are unresponsive to gentle presses requiring considerable pressure to be activated. During the more prolonged procedures, we experienced challenging and painful blending.

6.5Blending Shaft

A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

At only 6.9 inches, the blending shaft is quite short and may not be suitable to immerse in your deep pot. With a sharp, metal blade guard, it seriously damaged our beaker and was incapable of reducing head suction in all of its tests. The 2-pronged blade is designed flimsily. It looks inferior and has a shorter length compared to other low-range blenders. This results in quite coarse blends and longer working time.

0.0Beaker: Not Included

Material
N/A
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A

10Power Cord

The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
Detachable
No

This blender has a 2-prong, 5.1. feet power cord that plugs into any standard power supply rated to 120V AC. 

Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment

A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Removable
Yes

After two rounds of testing, we found this attachment is completely inefficient. Measuring only 4.3 inches long, it is comparatively short and its wires are too stiff to provide enough ‘bounce’. We certainly wouldn't recommend using this whisk. 

Extra Accessories: Food Processor

A food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach blender standing on a gray table.
Material
Plastic and Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Removable
Yes

We haven’t tested this attachment on a specific recipe, but upon activating it without any contents, we found it to be laced with excessive rattles and vibrations, which fatigued our hands over time. 

Hamilton Beach 59765 Hand Blender Usability Review

When we talk about ease of blending, we mean the immersion blender in question has practical controls, good cleanability, and a user-friendly design —one that allows you to operate your device with minimum distraction. That said, none of the Hamilton Beach 59765 features meet such criteria. In spite of its simple design, it doesn’t work as comfortably as we’d like. 


5.8Ease of Use

The Hamilton Beach 59765 is not easy to use;  it often feels a bit brittle during even simple tasks, and that isn’t indicative of all low-priced immersion blenders. It is also more of a pain to use with a violent shaking motor and unresponsive controls. 

Furthermore, we found our machine got extremely hot when it was working at high speeds toward an extended blending time. It is unclear if this issue is likely to shorten the blender’s lifespan, but it will surely bring you a

few minutes of discomfort.

8.0Blade Assembly

To set up this blender, the attachment must be rotated to a specific alignment to lock into place with the main housing. So far, we haven't found any difficulty in doing so, since both these two pieces are clearly marked with padlock icons, eliminating our guesswork for the correct alignment.

6.5Handling

Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.

Compared with others, this handle is smaller and less comfortable to hold. While it fits okay in our small hands, it cannot ensure a stable, secure grip due to its slippery surface. 

8.0Cleanability

Removing all the food tailings from the blades’ backsides was pretty frustrating. Due to the restricted space between the blade and its guard, we couldn’t get our fingers in for scrubbing. 

The Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Compared to Other Immersion Blenders

The UTALENT 5-in-1’s shortcomings are nearly the same as the Hamilton Beach. We found that its pureed soup was more grainy than we'd like. Much the same can be said for its smoothie and almond milk, too. Using immersion blenders to prepare soup and smoothies are things that most of us generally do, so without such common capabilities, we don’t think this blender is a bargain.

There aren't a lot of similarities between the Hamilton Beach and the Braun MultiQuick-5. The Braun is reasonably taller, and its higher-powered motor meant it passed our test with better results. If you’re looking for something that will give you more confidence in the kitchen, this blender is a good bang for your buck, if not the best immersion blender you’ll find in the market. 

While the Hamilton Beach can't create the blending refinement it should, the KOIOS 4-in-1 may impress you with its nicer usability. Not only this, but both the blending wand and the whisk attachment of the KOIOS also mixed much more uniformly in our tests. We haven’t tested its food processor attachment, but we still recommend the KOIOS over the Hamilton Beach, even if it's mediocre at chopping foods. 

You can find other models we tested in our full guide of the Best Blenders in 2022.