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Cuisinart CBT-500 SmartPower 600-Watt Premier Power Blender, Brushed Stainless


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  • Heavy die-cast metal base prevents jumping
  • Digital count-up timer; flashing LED lights
  • 50-ounce glass jar with durable plastic handle
  • Measures 9-3/8 by 8-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches


Product Details

Product Manual [221kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 10 x 8.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00006F2MJ
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: CBT-500
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,004 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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Super powerful, this handsome 600-watt blender effortlessly crushes ice to perfect margarita or daiquiri consistency. The heavy die-cast metal base with brushed stainless finish sits in place and won’t jump around, even when the blender is working hard. Sharp precision blades mince even small amounts of herbs and garlic, and the blade unit unscrews for easy cleaning. The wide-mouth 50-ounce glass jar with durable, metal-look plastic handle and base is perfect for puréeing soups or whipping up smoothies. A digital count-up timer displays automatically when blending begins, and LED lights flash red when the power and speed buttons are pushed. Operation is very simple: there are two speeds, high and low, for regular blending or pulsing, and a separate button for ice crushing. Ingredients can be added midstream through the top. The blender stands 16 inches tall, and is covered by a limited three-year warranty. --Ann Bieri

Product Description

The SmartPower Premier 600 Watt Blender can handle the toughest blending tasks with ease %2D%2D even ice crushing%21 The Count%2DUp Timer helps to keep track of recipe time for perfect results%2EYou can double and triple your recipes in the large capacity 50%2Dounce %281%2E5%2D liter%29 glass blender jar%2E It even has top%2Dof%2Dthe%2Dline heavy cast metal and stainless construction that adds sophistication to any kitchen%2E

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Customer Reviews

Do not waste your money on this blender.
Kt
The construction of assembling the base with the blades onto the motor each time almost guarantees that it will leak into the motor.
Carolan M. Wishall
IT lasted for 1 month of using it 1-3 times a day.
clarkee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 99 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2003
Color Name: Brushed Stainless Steel
I have yet to see a blender do everything perfectly. This blender isn't likely to go very far on your counter; maybe not because you'll use it all the time, but because it's a pain to lift. Good if you have dedicated bar space, but you'd like to be able to use it for regular kitchen work too. I don't really use a blender for chopping, the knife and kitchen robot are better for me, but for liquids it's the way to go.
Questionable features are the digital timer and flashing lights, I don't know about Cuisinart's forays into electronics. I would expect those things to fail before the motor. And why a glass jar with a "durable" plastic handle, huh? As if they were trying to save weight on this one. It's some unnecessary cost-cutting that lowers the robustness a bit and makes cleaning a little trickier.
Separate ice crushing button and being able to add things through the top are both helpful features, and the warranty is excellent, they will usually stand by their products.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 2003
Color Name: Brushed Stainless Steel
I had this unit for two weeks and used it once, or sometimes twice a day. It makes glorious smoothies! Unfortunately, it's so noisy that you can't speak to someone standing next to you without shouting (96db at the operating position, if you care). It's impractical: there are lots of little nooks & crannies for food to be trapped in. It can't pour for @#%*... who designed that jar?! But it makes glorious smoothies!
One morning I was admiring the glorious smoothie process when I thought I heard a change in the motor's pitch. My nostrils began to detect a delicious toasted aroma. Little-by-little the smell grew more-and-more acrid, until I realized that a delicate haze was permeating the kitchen. I switched off the blender and lifted the jar, only to see a cloud of black smoke waft into the room. Had I burned out the motor? No! The little high-speed spindle that rotates the blades inside the jar had over-heated and melted the plastic surround! When the plastic was gooey, it slowed the motor down -- once it had cooled, it fused solid, hopelessly locking the motor.
It's going back to the store, where I'll ask for a replacement. Why am I bothering to replace an impractical, noisy, poorly designed fire-starter? Well, it might be a one-off... and did I mention the glorious smoothies?
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Specific Gravity on June 2, 2006
Color Name: Brushed Stainless Steel
I was skeptical when I purchased this blender after reading the other 35 reviews here at Amazon. I picked this up at a local retail shop because I had a gift card which made this blender only $52 ($102 normal retail price). Got home, plugged it in, and made my first frozen berry smoothie.

I smelled the same "burning rubber" smell that others have commented on and having worked in construction for a couple years can say that is the smell of a powerful electric motor. I smelled the same thing using electric drills. This is a 600 watt motor... not the cheap motor you get with a $35 blender.

The blender is heavy. The glass jar is thick and heavy as well. I'm a guy so I don't mind the lifting of this weighty behemoth, but if weight is a consideration for you just keep that in mind before you purchase.

The blender crushes ice like a champion, frozen fruit is no problem. With any blender put your liquids in first, followed by you softer items and heavy (ice like substances) last.

The mouth of the jar is wide and it can be tricky when pouring out your liquid but its not all that bad.

The metal blades are sharp and thick, good for chopping up those ice cubes and frozen strawberries.

I like the clean simple buttons and interface. Has a handy count up digital timer to let you know how long you've been blending.

Overall I am very pleased with this blender and would not hesitate to purchase it again.

PRO: Heavy duty construction and motor, powerful. Large capacity. Simple button configuration.

CON: Heavy. Pouring of liquids from its wide mouth might prove challenging if you're not careful.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2003
Color Name: Brushed Stainless Steel
An expensive purchase that I spend alot of time thinking about before I bought it. Once I made the leap I was thrilled with my new blender, powerful, practical, something I would be able to use for many years to come.
Once it was cleaned and put together I put it to use and everything was great until I tried to pour out what I had made. The spout on the glass jar is useless! While the liquid pours out some also dribbles over the spout, down the front of the jar and in between the base and the jar so you would always have to pull the assembly apart to clean it.
Considering everything you make in a blender has to be poured out I am very disappointed and will probably return this blender.
If this blender could pour as well as the rest of it works I would give it five stars but my disappointment means 3 stars at the most, which isn't enough to warrant the price I paid.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A. W. Matier on December 11, 2005
Color Name: Brushed Stainless Steel
It looks pretty, it's powerful...what's not to like?

1. I don't use it much for blending ice, as many reviewers do. Mostly I use it for blending sauces, many of them hot. It is almost impossible to put a hot liquid in the blender and turn it on without it spewing scalding liquid all over myself and my kitchen. It EXPLODES, even if you break the seal on the lid. My KitchenAid stand mixer ramps up to the desired power setting -- I wish this blender had the same feature. I have scalded my arms several times.

2. Nearly every use it emits that "motor burning" smell.

3. I now apologize to my family in advance for the noise, which is startlingly loud.

4. The design of the jar. Ack! First, there's the pouring problem that everyone else mentions. There are also numerous places for food to get stuck in and around the metal band at the top of the jar, etc., and I find it really annoying. Even a trip through the mighty dishwasher doesn't work. The jar never looks clean.

I would never buy another one of these blenders. It's too bad, because it is powerful, and I appreciate the lack of 25 speeds (two speeds is perfectly adequate, and I'm a very experienced cook). But if you think your blender is trying to kill you, you take the hint.
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