The Hamilton Beach Commercial Tempest HBH650 is part of the blender
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender
models like the Commercial Tempest HBH650 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand
The other market-leading brand has long been known for its Wave Action System technology. Its upscale Eclectric line is available in six colors. In 2008, the company introduced the Dual Action Blender with two sets of blades featuring a double jar or two single jars. This offers the flexibility of blending or mixing different items at the same time. These products are widely available through department stores, appliances stores, and big-box retailers. Prices range from $20 to $100.
Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Commercial Tempest HBH650
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.