I purchased this Hamilton Beach hand blender as a replacement for my 200 watt Braun whose motor died suddenly after a few years of perfect use. The Hamilton Beach does a poor job of pureeing soups, which is my main use for it. While the Braun easily pureed an entire pot of lentil soup in mere seconds, the Hamilton Beach leaves chunks and takes several minutes of pulsing to even remotely puree. Further, the chopping bowl attachment has begun to leave bits of black plastic in the food that I chop. I can't even chop an onion without little black plastic bits eroding away into my food. Poor quality and poor performance overall.
Hand mixing : Very Good Usage : Very Good Ergonomics : Good Cleaning : easy Durability : Good Noise : Poor
I use it mainly as hand mixer, for making fruit juice, veg juice, tomato sauce ,etc. And it's working very good, I just wished it had a sealed buttons to give the feeling of more safety, And it sure needed a container to mix the fruits in.
This blender works pretty good. I use the whisk to make whipped cream in small quantities. It does not do a terrific job of that but it is acceptable. The chopper is quite handy if you don't want to dig out a food processor for small jobs and it does a great job. The plastics on the chopper seem a bit fragile and no doubt would become brittle in the dishwasher over time.