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Oster BLSTPB-WBL vs Hamilton Beach 51101AV Side-by-Side Comparison

Oster BLSTPB-WBL vs. Hamilton Beach 51101AV comparison. We look at the advantages, drawbacks, specs, and performance of each.

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Oster BLSTPB-WBL vs. Hamilton Beach 51101AV:  There’re Important Differences in Their Features, Overall Quality, and Testing Results

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For simple blending, the Oster BLSTPB-WBL appears to be a better choice. 

Both of them are low-powered models, but the 250-Watt motor of the Oster BLSTPB-WBL broke down the frozen fruits quicker in the smoothie testing without being diluted. In the same test, the Hamilton Beach 51101AV struggled, and still left unprocessed fruit chunks behind.

In the remaining tests, we also found the Oster BLSTPB-WBL was more efficient for hard ingredients like seeds, raw nuts, and root veggies. The Hamilton Beach 51101AV however, competed against its rival with great  difficulty. 

Design-wise, this Oster has superior material quality, too. All its parts are considerably stronger, making the blender feel more durable overall. We might be less critical of the Hamilton Beach if its cost was less than that of the  Oster BLSTPB-WBL, while appearing less sturdy, almost flimsy in design.

Pros & Cons

  • It is affordable but better than its competitors at blending frozen fruits.
  • The light-duty motor works consistently for basic tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, whole-food sauces, and more. 
  • Its usability allows for an enjoyable blending experience. 
  • There is a built-in, resettable fuse, which will revive the motor in 15 minutes if it overheats.
  • Inexpensive and easy to use with one-touch blending. 
  • Blending cup features measuring lines. 
  • Compact design makes it perfect for use in small spaces. 
  • It is adequate for light blending performance.
  • The blending jar is somewhat difficult to clean due to its narrow design.
  • The small circumference of the jar’s opening makes adding powders and fruits quite messy. 
  • This blender is not ideal for quick fibrous meals.
  • The low-powered motor limits its capabilities. 
  • Poorly-built quality impairs the machine’s overall performance and durability. 
  • It works inconsistently 
  • The blades are too short, which affects the blending time and final results.

Key Specs

Dimension
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
H12 x W3.8 inches
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
A to-go lid
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$33.17
$20.48

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
3.9
1.4

Protein Shake

5.2
3.4
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Oster Myblend Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Oster Single-Serving Blender.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 45 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Hamilton Beach blender.
Blending Time
2 mins 50 secs
3 mins 46 secs
Result
Coarse
Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

6.0
0.0
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Oster Myblend personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Oster portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach portable blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Hamilton Beach small blender.
Blending Time
1 min 40 seconds
2 mins
Result
Smooth
Failed
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
0.0
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Oster Single-Serve Blender.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Failed

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Oster Smoothie Maker Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (3.91 oz) of the Oster Myblend single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Hamilton Beach Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.48 oz) of the Hamilton Beach single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Chunky
Faild
Unblended Ice
65% of 6 oz
75% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
5.0

In the Box

The Oster Myblend personal blender lying on a table with its additional accessories, including a to-go lid, user guide, and paper carton box.
The Hamilton Beach personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box and user guide by its sides.

Dimensions

The Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.5 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
The Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 5.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 12 inches and 3.8 inches, respectively.
Height
14.5" (36.8 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
5.5" (14.0 cm)
3.8" (9.7 cm)
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

7.0
5.0
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly attached of the Oster single-serve blender.
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly permanently attached of the Hamilton Beach blender.

Blades

7.0
5.0
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Oster small blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs inside the blending cup of the Hamilton Beach personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the Oster personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
A close-up of the power cord sporing a 2-plug in the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
A close-up of the front interface of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug in the underside of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
Rated Voltage
120 V
120
Rated Power
250 Watts
175
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
Cord Length
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Handle
Ventilation holes

Blending Cup

5.0
5.0
The blender cup of the Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3.2 inches).
The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
20 oz
14 Oz
Weight
0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
To-go lid
No

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Oster personal blender with the noise meter (86.1 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Hamilton Beach personal blender with the noise meter (98.8 dB).
Activation
Twist
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
22,216 RPM
23,341 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
98 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.0
5.7

Hands-Free Operation

6.5
4.6

Assembly

7.5
6.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.5