Hamilton Beach - American household appliances

Hamilton Beach designs, markets, and distributes a multitude of small electric household appliances. They are one of the country's leading distributors of small kitchen appliances. They sell over 35 million appliances every year. Hamilton Beach owns several famous brands that are found in households across America, Canada and Mexico including; Hamilton Beach®, Eclectrics®, Proctor Silex® and TrueAir®. With roots tracing back to 1904, Hamilton Beach is a subsidiary of diversified conglomerate NACCO Industries.

Hamilton Beach deep fryer families

The Hamilton Beach standard deep fryers, digital deep fryers and premium fryers score high in customer satisfaction, quality and performance.

Standard deep fryers

The standard deep fryers from Hamilton Beach are well constructed and provide power up to 1500 watts. They feature fast heat up and recovery times and a capacity range of 6 to 8 cups of food. They feature adjustable heat and convenient timers. The oil pots are dishwasher safe. The exteriors are cool touch.

Digital Deep Fryers

The Hamilton Beach digital deep fryers have all the features of the standard fryers and more. They use 12 cups of oil to cook 8 cups of food. Immersed heating element for fast cooking

Adjustable temperature with ready light. They include a digital timer with audible tone and a breakaway cord. There is a large window in lid. Easy to assemble.

Professional Style Deep Fryers

The professional style deep fryers from Hamilton Beach have a large 12 cup food capacity, feeds a crowd. 2 baskets are included that let you cook 2 foods at once. The baskets have hooks for easy draining. An immersed heating element for fast heating and cooking. Easy to assemble, use & clean. They include an adjustable timer with audible tone. Power light, ready light and adjustable temperature control. There is a large window on the lid and includes a breakaway cord for safety.


Hamilton Beach gives its customers a one-year warranty from date of purchase. The warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. The customer is responsible for shipping to and from Hamilton Beach. For warranty claims call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S.or visit hamiltonbeach.com. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

How it all began

Founded in April 1910 by inventor Frederick J. Osius, the Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Company took its name from two men Osius hired, Louis Hamilton and Chester Beach. Hamilton was the company's advertising manager, and Beach worked as a mechanic. Osius paid Hamilton and Beach $1000 each for the right to use their names instead of his own. The company mostly sold products that Osius invented and patented. Chester Beach invented a high-speed fractional motor in 1905, which the company used in many of its products. Hamilton and Beach left the company in 1913 to form their own firm, Wisconsin Electric Company.

Meanwhile, in 1920, Proctor & Schwartz, Inc. was formed and focused on thermostatically controlled irons and toasters. Osius sold Hamilton-Beach to Scovill Manufacturing in 1922.

Around 1960, Proctor & Schwartz Electric became interested in the Silex Company who manufactured coffeemakers and irons. The companies merged and offered consumers a wide assortment of household appliances.


In 1990, NACCO Industries, Inc. brought the two major appliance manufacturers – Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex together to create the largest U.S. manufacturer of small kitchen appliances.

Hamilton Beach continues to grow with a new image and continued dedication to serving consumers. Based outside of Richmond, Virginia, they employ 550 people globally and sell over 33 million appliances every year.

In 1995 Hamilton Beach expanded internationally with Brazil, India, and China being the newest markets for the company. The brand name strength continues to earn the company credibility and new consumers.