Hamilton Beach 730C DrinkMaster ChromeClassic 70 Watts Stand Mixer Reviews

Hamilton Beach 730C DrinkMaster ChromeClassic 70 Watts Stand Mixer

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Hamilton Beach Drink Master Chrome Classic is a lightweight, but convenient.

Sep 17, 2008 (Updated Sep 17, 2008)
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Pros:Handy, compact, easy to use and clean

Cons:Light duty

The Bottom Line: Recommend: handy, small, inexpensive.


I received this Hamilton Beach Drink Master courtesy of my parents. My mom thought it would "look" nice in my stainless steel kitchen. No wonder I'm not at home in the kitchen with logic like that! Sorry mom, you were johnny on the spot with preparing meals and doing all the extra baking etc, but you didn't exactly let go and impart any kitchen magic to the next generation! (Not that I was too eager to learn...)

Anyway, I agree that it does look great in my kitchen. I like the sleek retro design. It's simple to use and easy to clean. Hamilton Beach DrinkMaster Chrome Classic is a handy little appliance to keep in your kitchen. Unlike a blender, it doesn't take up much space. Dimensions: 14-1/2" by 5-1/4" by 6-3/4" inches. It's also easier to clean than a blender.

Drink Master has a two-speed motor: slow and not quite as slow, a tilt head to easily place and remove the stainless steel 28 oz. container, and a removable mixing spindle for easy cleaning. The spindle is about the width of a beater on an electric mixer, but it's longer. The stainless steel spindle shaft has a hard plastic "fin" on the end for blending. The stainless cup isn't heavily weighted so be sure to place it carefully before blending!

Uses: milkshakes, malts, smoothies, and health drinks. It can also be used to mix puddings and beat eggs for omelets. As my son discovered, it's not so great for adding blend-ins like Oreo cookies, or candy bar pieces. Stick with your blender for those jobs.

If you're familiar with me, you might have predicted my mixer doesn't get much use with the exception of making milkshakes. And my husband uses it to mix protein shakes. My kids love it! They're 13 and 15 now, but they were probably 10 and 13 when we received this. It was easy for them to use, and I didn't have to be too concerned about safety since there are no blades. I suppose you could injure your finger if for some reason you put your finger in the cup while you are blending. Hopefully you wouldn't...

When we first received the mixer, the kids used it constantly. Use has waned, but it still gets a workout now and then. It's fair to say this appliance is durable, but the one in our kitchen is actually a replacement for the first. With the first mixer, there was an issue with the mixing spindle which would not snap into its rightful position. Actually, it did, but it wouldn't stay put which didn't bode well for blending. Drink Master has a 2-year warranty.

We received a free replacement with receipt at Target, since the problem was revealed in less that 2 weeks. (The replacement has been used and in working order for at least 3 years.)

The housing is not stainless --- it appears to be a hard plastic covered with a chrome like material. The mixing cup is stainless and I throw it in the dishwasher each time it's used. I place the stainless spindle in the dishwasher too, in the utensil basket.

Truth be told, it doesn't do much more than a spoon, whisk, or shaker can do. But, I like the way it looks, and it does make a great milkshake. Having owned this for a while, I'd probably purchase it again if I had to replace it. My husband wouldn't care, but he'd probably say why bother? My kids would echo my thought.

I think it's worth the price --- about $37.00 at Amazon.com, but probably wouldn't pay too much more.


Recommend this product? Yes


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