Just press the smoothie button

The Hamilton Beach Model 56211 Wave Maker Blender offers the convenience of one button operation. Featuring a 'smoothie' button, the blender creates a healthy drink in 45 seconds.

Don't forget to add the ingredients first.
Don't forget to add the ingredients first. Hamilton Beach

Most people have an inkling about what to do when they decide to eat healthily. Of course that doesn't mean they will do it. We're all guilty of occasionally choosing convenience over counting calories, and considering just how easy it is to stray it is no surprise that eating right can sometimes be a challenge. The trick, naturally, is to make healthy eating as convenient as possible. For example, preparing healthy meals ahead of time is one way to go about it. Another way would be making sure that something good to eat is only a press of a button away. While the most famous of one-button appliances, the microwave, may tempt us with its versatility (as well as its partner in crime, the frozen-food aisle), there is another, more basic appliance that also has one-button convenience.

For soups, smoothies, and everything in between, the Hamilton Beach Model 56211 Wave Maker Blender offers 700 watts of blending power along with the simple convenience of one-button operation. Gone are familiar buttons marked liquefy and puree, instead replaced by more relevant modes such as "ice crush" and "smoothie." Additionally, the 40-ounce glass jar is heat-resistant, allowing for hot or cold ingredients to be used. As for the aforementioned smoothie button: one press will set the blender in motion for a 45-second cycle. Of course, it can also be used to make milkshakes...

The Hamilton Beach Model 56211 Wave Maker Blender will be available in December 2010.

About the author

    Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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