The Hamilton Beach 58149 is a blender available from
The 58149 typically costs
between $29.75 - $105.05.
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on blender
models like the 58149.
Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
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Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach 58149
Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
Jar weight (lbs.) Weight of the jar and lid.
Jar weight (lbs.)
Accessories Additional items either found in box or on the model.
Primary use of the blender is to make drinks/smoothies. And it does a very good job at that. I have had no problems with using that are the fault of the machine. I have had two instances, in about 40 uses, that I allowed the pre-mixture to stand too long in the pitcher with ice -- the whole thing froze together -one jab with wooden spoon handle fixed that. The second was close to being the same issue the upper half of the ingredient froze and would not drop into blade -- same solution. It takes about 30 seconds to make smoothie with ice and frozen fruit. The noise level is acceptable it is = loud speech when crushing ice & frozen fruit. Fairly quite when mixing without frozen ingredients. I get about 18 ounces of smoothie at one mix (2.5 8oz glasses). Left pitcher in fridge -- had no problem rinsing it out with warm water. I recommend not using the dishwasher other for the glass pitcher and not on heated drying. The chopper accessory work well chopping/slicing veggies - its for low volumes (individual size portions). I researched all the other blenders and did a $ value comparison, also read about 200 review on all the top blenders -3 biggest complaints in those reviews: NOISE level too high on the >$100 machines; to hard to clean after use, plastic pitcher. This HB blender does not share those complaints from me.