Hamilton Beach model HBB250S Rio bar blender. Wave Action System – Ordinary blenders spin contents around the walls of the jar, which can leave whole chunks untouched by the blades. The Wave Action System has a unique container and blade design for smooth results every time. When thirsty, you can blend 16-ounce drinks in 20 seconds flat. Two Speeds with Pulse Option – Offers versatility and precision blending for a wide variety of food and drink mixtures. Durable Stainless Steel Blades – Four stainless steel blades are made to last and get the job done fast. 32-ounce Stainless Steel Container – Durable stainless steel container with easy-to-read measurement marks. Unit comes with base, 32-ounce stainless steel container, Sure Grip feet, and blade assembly unit. Controls: High/low with pulse option. Motor: 1/2 Hp.
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 11.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory:: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B0018OTSA0
- Item model number: HBB250S
Drinks remain cool, since the blender cup is steel. One thing, I put in about 6 ice cubes and one small piece did not blend completely. Even so, this beats my other blender by miles. I am satisfied with the Hamilton Beach HBB250S;it is much better than any I’ve ever owned.
Great Blender; Heavy Duty Use
But I don’t care. It lasted FIVE YEARS! That’s a big deal (to me anyway) considering how much I use this blender during “blender season.”
It crushes ice like a pro, but it does work best if you pulse several times to break down the bigger pieces of ice and then flip it on high for about 15 seconds.
The stainless steel jar is a major plus because it keeps drinks cold and you don’t have to worry about a glass jar breaking or a polycarbonate one getting cracked and crazed.
I went ahead and put my jar in the dishwasher, which is a likely contributor to it having begun to leak after five years. (Did I mention I’ve had it for five years?) I will probably not do that with the new blender.
Yes, I’m ordering the same one, and yes, I’m getting a whole new blender instead of just the jar. The jar is half the cost of the blender, so I may as well get a new blender and then I’ll have a back up base in case one of the motors decides to die.
After going through about five $20-$40 range blenders, I took a chance and paid for a professional appliance. And it was worth every dime.