While Good Housekeeping includes this Hamilton Beach model among its four best blenders, editors note that the Wave Station is taller than most blenders and might not fit under some cabinets. The Wall Street Journal review also criticizes this model for being loud and having confusing controls. Owners give this blender mixed reviews: some like the wave action, which is said to pull ingredients down toward the blades, while others say it's noisy.
Both the Wall Street Journal and Good Housekeeping have reviewed the Hamilton Beach Wave Station, as have more than 55 owners posting to Amazon.com.
1. Wall Street Journal
In this article, Charles Passy covers five blenders with special ice-crushing features, testing their ability to make frozen drinks. According to Passy, the Wave Station has confusing controls and is extremely noisy.
Review: Blenders Enter the Ice Age, Charles Passy, 22-Jun-07
At Amazon, this blender receives an average rating of 3 1/2 stars in 59 reviews. A number of owners say that this blender crushes ice well and is reasonably priced. They praise the wave action, which pulls ingredients down toward the blades. Some owners note that the dispensing spout is difficult to clean. As with most blenders, we read some complaints about noise.
Review: Reviews of the Hamilton Beach WaveStation, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2008
3. Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping's editors test 16 blenders and provide brief reviews of the four top performers. The Wave Station is among their choices, but we don't know why, because they don't explain their methodology.
Review: The Best Blenders, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Jul-07
There's a single, 4-star review of the Wave Station at Epinions. This review says that the blender is well designed and sturdily built, but it's noisy. Overall, the owner is pleased with this blender.
Review: Reviews of the Hamilton Beach Wave Station, Contributors to Epinions.com, As of February 2008
This blender earns an average rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) in 15 owner-written reviews. Owners particularly like the dispensing spout, and all say that they would purchase this blender again.
Review: Reviews of the Hamilton Beach Wave Station, Contributors to Cooking.com, As of February 2008