Cuisinart Smartpower 600-watt Blender
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- 600-watt blender/food processor in cast-metal and stainless-steel housing
- 50-ounce glass jar; 3-cup food-processor work bowl with handle
- Shredding/slicing disc, feed tube and pusher, instructions, and recipes included
- Commercial look, die-cast metal base with a painted stainless finish
- Legendary food processor join mega-power blender.
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I see some of the other reviewers have had issues...I'll leave it there.
If you try pouring from the little spout in the center it won't work, but if you pour from the corner it works perfectly well and is easier on your hand.
If you can't get the pitcher base off (and the skirt is thin plastic with no good grip), put it on the base and then loosen by turning against the base, very easy. Same with making it tight, only turn it the other way, the part that contacts the motor base is thicker than the skirt.
If the drive slips because you didn't bother to put the pitcher on properly, you need to slow down and focus a bit. Perhaps cut down on coffee. Take 5 and go fire a couple of employees, then try again.
All that said, this model is not a VitaMix or a Blendtec. If you put certain kinds of veggies in it you will get a chewy smoothie unless you have time to wait. Some people recommend chewy, it's supposed to stimulate your salivary glands and help digest the smoothie. I've made a pitcherful nearly every day for 5 months now, and it's held up. It does smell sometimes when I've been using it hard.
So, good points bad points. You want to feed a family or run a smoothie counter, this might not hold up. It's worked well as an entry-level smoothie maker for me. The glass pitcher is much nicer that Blendtec's or VitaMix's plastic ones, but the motor isn't.
The square top makes things get stuck in the corners and not mix well, as well as making it impossible to pour out anything thicker than buttermilk without making a huge mess.
The rubber lid is pretty bendable and doesn't create a very good seal if you are using a liquid that is even slightly warm. DO NOT BLEND HOT SOUP IN THIS BLENDER. Although the instructions say that boiling liquids may be blended after cooling for 5 minutes, it is extremely dangerous! As soon as you turn it on, the lid comes flying off, spewing hot liquid everywhere. I used all my weight to try and keep this from happening and the lid still comes off slightly.
The plastic handle attached to a glass jar feels cheap as if it is going to crack off at any moment. All in all I like my $17 Wave Station better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I have owned this product now for 3 years but only used it 1 year. For a Cuisinart product I was disappointed in the quality after a month of use. Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by E. Dennis
I paid vastly less at Costco. I have had it for several years now. I make fruit smoothies all the time. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by JJP
This was to replace my sister's 35 year old Oster blender. When it got here it was pretty, had a glass container--always a huge plus in my book. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by VicTORIa
I bought this blendor about 3 years ago and did not, stupidly, buy 2 as Costco had them on sale for $39.95. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Bud W.
I ordered this blender for our school kitchen. We make smoothies at breakfast for the high school and this does the job. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by Barb Laduke
I purchased the Cuisinart SmartPower 600 watt blender (CB600SIL) from Costco and since it was my first Cuisinart purchase I expected nothing but the best. Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Ripley
This thing is an absolute piece of crap. The spout that pours the mix out manages to spill half of the contents. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by A. Pavelescu