I purchased the Hamilton Beach personal size blender to make smoothies and protein shakes easily. This model consists of a small base with one button on the front, a large, cup-like blender area, and a lid. The blades are affixes to the base of the cup part. The lid has a center section that lifts out to pour water or juice through while blending.
This blender is great at mixing drinks. With one simple touch of the button, it whirs quickly to blend liquids, ice cream, protein powder, chopped fruit, and even ice. I was surprised that this little blender could chop ice so easily.
Clean up is super easy with the Hamilton Beach blender. Simply remove the cup and lid from the base with the motor and wash it by hand in the sink. It is also says it is machine washable, though I have never tried it. The lid can be scrubbed easily by hand.