Using this blender is a pain, but once you get it up and running, it can keep up with machines that are more than twice as expensive.
For basic nuts-and-bolts blending on a budget, the Hamilton Beach MultiBlend delivers, though other models offer greater flexibility and food-processing horsepower.
The Oster Beehive is a subpar blender, both lagging behind other budget models and falling short of its classic namesake.
A modern version of the classic Osterizer, this 600-watt blender features a sleek and simple design.
For simple, travel-size smoothie making, look to the affordable Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender, but you'll have to spend more for hard-core food processing.
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If you're looking for a blender that can replace a lot of your small appliances without breaking the bank, you can't go wrong with the reasonably priced Ninja Ultima.
The Hamilton Beach 40918 Java Blend Coffee Brewer combines a blender with a coffeemaker. The one device can make a variety of drinks.
If you want a high-end blender that can multitask for you, the Breville may be worth the cost. If you're looking for a basic blender, there are solid options out there for less money.
Do you really need a 9-in-1 kitchen appliance? If you aren't planning to make massive quantities of nut butter (or other relatively obscure things) regularly, you might actually prefer something less intense.