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Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 31, 2022 at 11:17 am
Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender Picture
8.7
Multi-Purpose
9.1
Smoothies (Single Serving)
8.3
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
7.8
Ice Crushing
8.2
Soups
7.2
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,500 W
Hot Blending
Yes

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is advertised as a blender with commercial-level features for home cooks. It comes with a plastic noise dome that goes over the blending jar to help reduce how much noise it makes. With the noise dome on, it's quiet for a full-size blender. It has 10 speed settings, four preset modes, and comes with a 32-ounce main jar that you can use to make fantastic smoothies and smooth but sticky almond butter. Unfortunately, the narrow jar isn't ideal for crushing a lot of ice at once and doesn't have a handle. You also need to remove the noise dome to use the tamper or blend hot ingredients. That said, it's not an extremely loud blender, even without the dome.

Our Verdict

8.7 Multi-Purpose

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is great for multi-purpose use. The noise dome makes it quiet for a full-size blender, and it has four preset modes and 10 speed settings to suit different recipes. It makes silky smoothies and smooth almond butter. It can produce snow-like crushed ice, although it leaves some unprocessed ice cubes. You can also use it for hot blending, but you need to follow some specific instructions in the manual, including removing the noise dome, taking out the centerpiece of the lid, using no more than 16 ounces of ingredients at once, and blending at low speeds.

Pros
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Small 32-ounce capacity.
9.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is excellent for smoothies. It makes very well-blended, silky smoothies in its main jar. The one-minute 'Smoothie' preset mode works well with ingredients like kale and frozen banana chunks, although you need to run it twice for all the ingredients to be processed. The jar is very easy to clean after making a smoothie with the 'Clean' preset mode and is dishwasher-safe. Unfortunately, its 32-ounce capacity is small for a full-size blender.

Pros
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
  • 10 speed settings and four preset modes.
Cons
  • Small 32-ounce capacity.
8.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
7.8 Ice Crushing

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is decent for ice crushing. It has a great build quality, with a solid motor base and metal gears. With its 'Crush' preset, it can make snow-like crushed ice but leaves some big chunks of unprocessed ice behind. It shouldn't have an issue processing smaller amounts of ice or a few cubes in a smoothie but isn't ideal for big batches.

Pros
  • Snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Some unprocessed pieces.
8.2 Soups

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is good for soup. It makes silky smoothies with ingredients like raw kale, so it shouldn't have much of an issue processing softer cooked vegetables. Ηowever, there are specific instructions in the manual for hot blending that are a bit limiting. They recommend adding no more than 16 ounces (2 cups) of hot ingredients to the jar and using a low blending speed to reduce splashes. They also say not to use the noise dome and to remove the center piece of the two-part lid to let steam escape. Since the main jar lacks a handle, you may need an oven mitt to pick it up if you're making something like soup.

Pros
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
  • Great build quality.
  • 10 speed settings and four preset modes.
Cons
  • 16-ounce capacity for hot ingredients.
7.2 Professional Use

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is decent for professional use. It's very well-built, has a versatile performance, and it's quiet when running with the noise dome on. Ηowever, to get the best results when working with tough ingredients like ice and almonds, you may need to remove the noise dome to use the tamper. The main jar's 32-ounce capacity is also small for a full-size blender.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Comes with a noise dome.
Cons
  • 16-ounce capacity for hot ingredients.
  • Small 32-ounce capacity.
  • 8.7 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 8.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 7.8 Ice Crushing
  • 8.2 Soups
  • 7.2 Professional Use
  1. Updated Aug 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated May 17, 2022: Swapped main design photo and controls photo to fix an error.
  3. Updated Jan 31, 2022: Review published.
  4. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
16.1" (41.0 cm)
Width 7.1" (18.1 cm)
Depth 9.4" (24.0 cm)
Weight
8.3 lbs (3.8 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is a somewhat bulky full-size blender with its noise dome on. You can store it on a kitchen counter or in a spacious cupboard. You can remove the noise dome and jar for easier storage.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender has great build quality. The motor base is mostly made of sturdy-feeling plastic with a metal alloy gear. There are two small holes in the rubber around the gear that allow any liquid that spills there to drain out. The jar and noise dome feel well-built. The dial also feels solid and provides clicky feedback when you initially turn it or use it to select a preset mode. Ηowever, the 'Pulse' and 'Start/Stop' buttons feel slightly loose. The bottom of the motor base is made of rubber but lacks suction cups or feet to help it grip onto surfaces. There's no timer or screen to display the blending mode, which some may find inconvenient, and the jar doesn't have a handle, which means you may need to wear an oven mitt to pick it up if you're working with hot ingredients.

4.5
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
32.0 oz (946 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A
Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender has four sharp blades, two that point upwards and two that point downwards. They aren't removable, but you can put the jar and blades in your dishwasher.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender comes with a two-part lid for the jar. It has rubber fins to help it grip the jar, and you can remove the clear plastic centerpiece when you want to add ingredients or use the tamper mid-blend. You can also use it as a two-ounce measuring cup. According to the manufacturer, you need to remove the center piece when you're blending hot ingredients, and in that case, you should put a thick kitchen towel or oven mitt over the opening to catch splashes.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender power cord should be long enough to reach an outlet near your counter. Unfortunately, unlike the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender, there's no stowaway compartment to store it when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender motor base
  • 32-ounce jar and blade assembly
  • 'Quiet Shield' noise dome
  • Two-part lid
  • Tamper
  • Manual

Performance
9.5
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender is fantastic for making smoothies. It does a great job incorporating ingredients like kale and frozen banana into a silky blend. You need to run the 'Smoothie' preset twice, but the process only takes about two minutes in total, and you don't need to use the tamper, meaning the noise dome can stay on.

9.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10
9.4
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.0
Crushed Ice Texture
10

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender is decent for crushing ice. If you add 12 ice cubes to the jar and use the 'Crush' preset, it takes a few minutes to process most of them into snow-like crushed ice. Ηowever, you need to remove the noise dome and use the tamper to push the ice cubes towards the blades to achieve that result, and there are still some unprocessed cubes leftover. Since the jar is relatively small and narrow, it's likely better to add fewer ice cubes at once, which may also allow you to leave the noise dome to keep the process quiet.

6.1
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
5.5
Nut Butter Texture
6.5

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender is decent for making almond butter. It makes an easy-to-spread butter with no unprocessed chunks, but similar to the Breville the Fresh & Furious, it's sticky instead of creamy or glossy. The 'Puree' mode works well to break up the almonds, and then you can use the dial to adjust the speed to make sure the almonds are always in contact with the blades. Ηowever, to get the best results, you need to remove the noise dome and use the tamper to stir the mixture. This helps to get everything incorporated but makes the blender noticeably louder.

8.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
87.1 dB
Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,000 RPM
Max Speed
20,500 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

As its name suggests, the Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender doesn't make too much noise when it's running at maximum speed with the noise dome on. It's a fairly quiet full-sized blender, although models like the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo or Vitamix Explorian E310 make similar amounts of noise. If you want to blend with the noise dome off, it's not very loud either. We measured 91.0 dB at the loudest, which is significantly quieter than blenders like the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System.

The front of the motor base has one dial with its 'OFF' point in the center. You can turn it clockwise to set the blending speed or counterclockwise to access the four preset modes.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
0
Speed Dial
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
4
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender has four preset modes: 'Smoothie', 'Crush', 'Puree', and 'Clean'. According to the manufacturer, 'Smoothie' is intended for making smoothies with fresh or frozen ingredients. The blender pulses five times in the beginning and then gradually increases the blending speed to the max. The 'Crush' preset is intended for making crushed ice for frozen drinks or cocktails and pulses the blender at various speeds for a minute. 'Puree' starts at the lowest speed and gradually increases to the maximum over a minute and 15 seconds. The 'Clean' preset runs the blender for one minute according to the manufacturer, but they don't specify the speed. There's also a button for manual pulsing. The different preset modes are selected by turning the dial counter-clockwise. Unfortunately, there's no indicator light or digital display to tell you what mode you're using or how long you've been blending.

8.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender is decently easy to clean. If you follow the manufacturer's instructions and add water and soap to the jar, the 'Clean' preset works very well after making something liquidy like a smoothie. You only need to rinse the jar and lid afterward, and the blender is completely clean. The self-clean cycle also works pretty well with sticky ingredients like almond butter. You need to use a brush to clean leftover residue from under the blades, but there's enough space under them that it's not too difficult to do. Unfortunately, the ridges on the sides of the lid are very thin, and you may need to use something like a butter knife to remove any almond butter that gets trapped there, which adds an extra step to the process.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender comes in one variant, 'Silver'. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500 Watt Peak Power Quiet blender is a full-size blender with a plastic dome that fits over the blending jar and helps reduce how much noise it makes. Like the NutriBullet Rx and the Vitamix ONE, its main jar has a 32-ounce capacity, which is small for a full-size blender. Ηowever, it's much quieter than either of those blenders, and the small jar is fantastic for smoothies. That said, blenders like the Vitamix Explorian E310 and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201 make similar amounts of noise at maximum speed and are better for purposes like crushing ice and making almond butter.

Check out our lists of the best blenders for crushing ice, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix Explorian E310 is better than the Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender. The Vitamix has a better build quality, a much larger capacity, and does a better job of making nut butter and processing fibrous ingredients. That said, true to its name, the Hamilton Beach is much quieter when it's running. It's easier to clean by hand and has automatic blending programs.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is better than the NutriBullet Blender Combo for most purposes. The Hamilton Beach has a better build quality and does a better job of making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. It also comes with a noise dome that helps make it much quieter when it's running. On the other hand, the NutriBullet comes with a pair personal-sized jars with to-go lids.

Vitamix ONE

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is better than the Vitamix ONE for most purposes. The Hamilton Beach has a much better build quality, is quieter when it's running, and has a more versatile performance since it can make almond butter and crushed ice as well as blend hot ingredients. On the other hand, while both blenders make incredible smoothies, the Vitamix takes less time. It's also significantly easier to clean by hand.

KitchenAid K400

The KitchenAid K400 is better than the Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender for most purposes. The KitchenAid has a significantly better build quality. It's better for making almond butter and crushed ice and has a bigger capacity. On the other hand, the Hamilton Beach makes silkier smoothies and it's a bit quieter when you use its noise dome.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender and the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ have different strengths, and you may prefer either. The Ninja has a much bigger, 72-ounce capacity and makes a smoother blend with hard ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the Hamilton Beach can hot blend and makes a much silkier puree with fibrous ingredients. It's quieter as well, but its 32-ounce capacity is very small for a full-size blender. 

Braun MultiQuick 9

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender and the Braun MultiQuick 9 have different strengths. The Braun is an immersion blender that you can use to process hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. It's also smaller and easier to store. On the other hand, the Hamilton Beach is a full-size blender that's better for making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. 

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender and the Vitamix Immersion Βlender have different strengths. The Hamilton Beach is a full-size blender with a more versatile performance since it can make smooth almond butter and crush ice. It also makes better-blended smoothies. On the other hand, the Vitamix can blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. It's also easier to store since it can fit in a kitchen drawer.

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