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Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Apr 19, 2023 at 10:13 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 19, 2023 at 10:13 am
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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

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is a full-size blender 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 very quiet for a full-size blender. It has 10 speed settings, four blending programs, and has a 32-ounce main jar. Unfortunately, the jar's capacity is small, and it doesn't have a handle.

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; however, 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 well-blended single-serve smoothies with stubborn ingredients like leafy greens and easily crushes ice cubes. It's very quiet, which is nice if you like an early-morning smoothie. The jar and lid are dishwasher-safe and easy to clean by hand.

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

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is great for multiple servings of smoothies. It makes a completely smooth blend with ingredients like kale and blueberries when you fill the jar to its full capacity--but the jar only holds 32 ounces, not enough to serve a crowd with one batch. Still, it's easy to clean, well-built, and very quiet when running.

7.8 Ice Crushing

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is good for crushing ice. It's very well-built and makes snow-like ice using its 'ice crush' blending program. However, it performs best if you add a maximum of six ice cubes at once, which is a bit limiting if you're planning to make blended margaritas or slushies.

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

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is great for soup. It makes a very smooth blend with tough ingredients like kale or broccoli and won't have an issue with softer cooked ingredients. However, 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 is quiet when running with the noise dome on. However, to get the best results when working with tough ingredients like nuts, 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 Apr 19, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated May 17, 2022: Swapped main design photo and controls photo to fix an error.
  4. Updated Jan 31, 2022: Review published.
  5. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Early access published.

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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 find 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. However, it's much quieter than either of those blenders, and the small jar is fantastic for smoothies.

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.

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 and a better overall performance, especially for tough tasks like making nut butter. However, true to its name, the Hamilton Beach is much quieter when it's running. It's also easier to clean by hand.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender and the NutriBullet Blender Combo have different strengths. The Hamilton Beach is better-built, much quieter, and more suitable for ice crushing and making nut butter. owever, it has a small 32-ounce capacity for a full-size blender. On the other hand, the Nutribullet has a 64-ounce main jar. It's also safe to use for hot blending.

Vitamix ONE

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is better than the Vitamix ONE for most purposes. The Hamilton Beach is quieter, sturdier, and more versatile since it can make nut butter and uniform crushed ice. On the other hand, the Vitamix can process fibrous ingredients like kale in less time, and it makes a smoother blend when you're working with small batches, like for a single-serve smoothie.

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. 

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
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

It's small for a full-size blender, although the noise dome makes it quite a bit bulkier. You can store it on a kitchen counter or in a spacious cupboard. You can remove both 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 let any liquid that spills there 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. However, 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, meaning 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

The jar capacity is 32 ounces, which is on the small side, as most full-size blender pitchers hold at least 50oz.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The jar, noise dome, and lid are all dishwasher-safe, although the manufacturer says not to use the 'sanitize' cycle because higher temperatures can damage the jars.

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, with a couple angled downward to help catch ingredients below the blade assembly. You can't remove them from the jar, but you can put the jar and blades in the 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 blending hot ingredients, and in that case, 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 will 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 small batches of fibrous ingredients. There are some grains left over, but it processes the ingredients quickly and can produce very well-blended recipes like single-serve smoothies.

9.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is superb for bigger batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a little longer than a smaller batch, but if you completely fill the jar, it makes a completely smooth blend with no grains. However, for a full-size blender, it can only process a small amount of ingredients at once, even at full capacity.

9.4
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.0
Crushed Ice Texture
10

It's superb for crushing ice. Because of the jar's small capacity, it's better to add a maximum of six ice cubes at once. Using the ice crush blending program, it easily makes snow-like ice. Because of the limited capacity, it's less convenient than other full-size blenders.

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 mediocre for nut butter. It takes a long time to make spreadable nut butter, and you need to use the tamper and a spatula to keep the ingredients moving. Since the noise dome prevents you from using the tamper, it's easier to remove it, but that makes the blender noticeably louder.

8.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
87.1 dB

It's very quiet for a blender, thanks to the noise dome. With the noise dome on, it's only slightly louder than the much less powerful, battery-powered BlendJet 2, which is impressive for a full-size blender. Although you need to remove the noise dome to use the tamper, it's pretty quiet (91 dB) even without the dome. You can hear the blender running with the noise dome off in this video.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,000 RPM
Max Speed
20,500 RPM
Power
1,500 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The blender has a speed dial with a wide range of speed settings, so you can gradually ramp up the speed and make small adjustments to suit different recipes.

The blender's advertised motor power is 1500W. However, if you calculate the motor power using the voltage (120V) and amperage (5A) on the unit's label, it's a 600W motor. The user manual explains that 1500W refers to the motor's peak power (during the first few seconds of operation), but that you can expect it to use less power on average.

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

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 blending programs.

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 both fresh and 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. 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 very easy to clean by hand. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar helps remove sticky residue from the blades and sides of the jar. You still need to clean it with a sponge or brush, especially the underside of the 2-part lid, but overall it's not overly time-consuming or tedious.