Two powerful kitchen appliances have been brought together in this blender/food processor by Cuisinart. The heavy-duty motor base is up to both blending and processing tasks, and won't "walk" on the counter, even when it's crushing ice. Use the blender with its dripless pour spout to make and serve 40 ounces of frozen drinks or to purée baby foods or soups; use the processor to prep up to 3 cups of vegetables, cheeses, nuts, and meats. With one motor base, it's simple to keep the blender out on the counter and then bring out the processor attachment for special tasks.
This is an amazingly sturdy product, with tight fitting lids, a heavy glass blender jar, and a motor that chops meats or ice with equal aplomb. Most attachments go in the dishwasher, and the flat touch pad, which has seven settings, including "ice crush" and "pulse," is easily wiped down with a sponge. This dual appliance comes with a booklet detailing how to use all the features, and 48 recipes, from cranberry-orange mimosas to classic mayonnaise. --Maria Dolan
Editor's Choice: This blender/food processor combines two kitchen appliances into one useful package. It is heavy-duty, can both blend and process most things, and sits on the counter without shaking around. The processor has 350 watts of power and seven speeds, and the plastic bowl size is 3 cups -- it also has a 40-ounce glass blender jar. It comes with one standard blade and one slicing/shredding disc. Most attachments go in the dishwasher, and the flat touchpad wipes down with a sponge.
The Cuisinart name is synonymous with innovation in the kitchen, and this SmartPower Duet blender/food processor is truly a revolution. You'll save counter space and enjoy the best food preparation available. Easy-to-read, 7-speed touchpad offers pulse at any speed, from high to low. The food processing function with stainless steel chopping blade lets you chop raw or cooked foods, including meat, to any consistency. Slicing/shredding disc shreds cheese quickly and produces perfectly sliced vegetables. The blender's patented stainless steel blades are strong enough for ice crushing yet precise enough to chop delicate herbs. Work bowl holds 3 cups; 40-ounce glass jar has a 2-ounce removable measuring lid and dripless spout. All parts are easy-clean and dishwasher-safe. Includes instructions and recipe book.