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A Very Capable Immersion Blender,
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This review is from: Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome (Kitchen)
Mixing - The two speed operation is handy. For making soups, you can do most of the job on low speed, even with chunky vegetables. This makes it easier to control how thick the final product is, and it makes for less possibility of splash-ups. The switch feel is sure (good tactile feel). The blade is stocky and sharp - it looks like it's built for business. I blended a large pot of tomato black bean garlic soup down in under 30 seconds.
Motor - Plenty of power. It's quiet compared to my last blender (especially on low), which was 3x the price. I cannot comment on durability yet, as this is a new model.
Size/weight/feel - Hefty, but not heavy. It has a quality feel with a nice balance. If it were too light, it would feel cheap.
Cord - Long enough to get the job done, but not too long to make wrapping up the cord a hassle.
Assembly/Cleaning - Easy to attach/detach. The lock-up feels solid. So far, there's little mechanical play in the interface. It's very easy to clean by hand if you don't wait for it to dry up.
I've grown to like Cuisinart products. It looks like they have a winner here.
4/10/2013 update - I've had this for several months now, and I can say the concern about the plastic gear on the prior version does not appear to be an issue on this design. I've used it dozens of times and there is not a hint of wear. Bumping to 5 stars. It's one of my favorite kitchen tools.
11/17/2013 update - Still going strong. This is my single favorite kitchen tool, and I have lots of them. It's the best combination of usefulness and fun factor. So nice not to have to drag out the food processor for so many tasks any more. I just made a super creamy hummus (in the can, no less) in under five minutes. Fast, yummy, inexpensive and so easy to clean up afterwards.
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Initial post: Feb 12, 2013 4:54:52 PM PST
You had nothing but good things to say about this product. So why 4 stars instead of 5??? Just wondering...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 6:45:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2013 6:49:09 PM PST
As I mentioned, there's not enough time to evaluate durability yet. If OK over time, I will revise. Given the well documented durability concerns of this model's predecessor, I think it's premature to give 5*. If it holds up over time, it's definitely a 5* product.
Posted on Apr 17, 2013 5:21:27 PM PDT
is the measuring cup glass?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 3:22:31 AM PDT
Your tomato/ black bean/garlic soup sounds wonderful! Will you share the recipe? Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 7:05:33 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 9:39:10 AM PDT
Thank you for posting this link---it's a perfect day to make this!
Posted on Dec 10, 2013 3:16:11 PM PST
C. Erickson says:
Thanks for your good review and updates.
Posted on Mar 1, 2014 8:43:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2014 8:49:06 AM PST
Thanks for the informative review, including the recipe link in 'Comments'. Will have to give it a try...