Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender Reviewed

Make Milkshakes or Smoothies With A Blender

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Santa brought me a new blender with a travel jar this year for Christmas. I thought that a review of it was in order today. To be honest I didn't ask Santa for a blender and was a little disappointed when I unwrapped the box. I had asked for a milkshake maker so that I could make my own milkshakes. I already have a blender; never mind that it is probably 30 years old or older. The point is that I have a blender and I can make a milkshake in it but it isn't quite the same. When I looked at the box, I couldn't help but think that Santa did not have his listening ears on when I made my simple request. I should have known that most of the time he knows what I need better than I do. 

So, on Christmas morning I am trying very hard to hide my disappointment while secretly thinking that I really don't need another blender. After all of our gifts had been opened, I took the box out to the kitchen to try and figure out where I would put this second blender. As I begin to remove the parts from the box, I ungratefully think that this new one doesn't do even half the functions that my old one does. The little devil sitting on my left shoulder was working overtime to make me think negative thoughts! The little angel on my right shoulder says, "Now, be nice and give it a chance! Look a little closer, dear."  I look at the function buttons and realize that I had rushed to judgement unfairly. The functions are: Mix Milkshake, Puree Smoothie, Dice Chop, Grind Crush Ice. "Well, smack me with butter and call me a biscuit! Maybe Santa had done better research than I had." The little devil grunts and rolls her eyes but the little angel smiles her approval.

Suffice it to say, that I absolutely love the Hamilton Beach Blender with a travel jar that Santa picked out for me. I can make a milkshake in the 40 oz glass jar or I can make one in the 20 oz glass travel jar. The Wave Crusher Blender is really versatile. It is pretty ingenuous, really. The base will hold either jar securely. You see, the blade attaches to the large jar or the smaller one and then to the base. The removable blade makes for a really easy and thorough cleaning, too. No more worry about slicing my fingers while trying to clean the blade! Trust me, that is a real advantage in my case because I have a history of cutting myself with sharp objects. I think they call it the clumsy gene or something like that. 

I have already made a few milkshakes with this new little tool and I was able to find a place on the counter for it. Currently, my favorite is a chocolate peanut butter concoction but I am sure that I will come up with some other ideas as this new year rolls on. I may get brave and make a few fruit smoothies sometime soon. 

Santa knew what he was doing and I am very happy with his choice. I think you might be happy with one, also. 

May this new year bring you much joy, laughter and love! 



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6 comments:

  1. Well, it looks like Santa brought exactly what you wanted after all, Bev. :) Looks like something I need as I've wanted to make simple one glass egg nogs, but haven't wanted to get the big bulky blender out. Thanks for the review and happy to hear you have the perfect milk shake maker.

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  2. Well, how cool! I would have grumbled over a new blender myself. Unfortunately, I probably would not have kept the thoughts to myself and I doubt seriously I would have sought a place for it on my counter. Sadly, I would have started the return process without giving it a try. I do love smoothies and milkshakes, so it would have been a great lose on my part to have returned it.

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  3. My blender is ancient! I think it's a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law who died over ten years ago. I no longer make many milkshakes or smoothies, but I do use a blender for liquifying soups and other hot things when I have to be on a liquid diet for dental or other health issues when I can eat the foods but not whole foods. Applesauce rather than apples. This sounds handy. How large is it compared to a normal blender?

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  4. OMG, I'm laughing at this review because I think I have the same problem. I have a blender that I got as a wedding gift almost 50 years ago. I guess it's time to modernize and utilize the better and newer models. This looks wonderful and sounds like something I could use too. Now do I have to wait for the next gift-giving occasion? I don't think so!

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  5. Bev... I LOVE this review! I’ve experienced times when Santa didn’t have listening ears. Too funny. I’m glad you like your blender and that it is working well for your shakes.

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  6. My mom has a Hamilton Beach product - the little mixer chopper thing, and it's lasted for years. I can certainly see why this blender is a quality product. I'm a fan for sure.

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