Hand blender and chopper has a powerful 200-watt motor. Blends and chops, with push-button control for continuous or pulse action. Comfort-grip handle reduces arm/hand strain.
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I wanted just an imersion blender but they only had this one. I bought it & thought I wouldn't use any of the attachments but I was wrong! The chop attachment is great when you have only a tiny bit of something to chop & don't want to get out your big food processor.
My first Cuisinart immersion blender lasted 5 years and I used it nearly every day. I use the immersion stick and food processor parts much more than the whisk, but it has come in handy a few times for whipping cream or egg whites. I learned to be careful that the motor part was securely locked to the immersion stick or food processor and to give it a short buzz to make sure it was locked securely before using. I eventually did strip the gears, but after 5 years of good use. I promptly went and bought another
I purchased this for its versatility thinking it would be great to have an emersion blender that also attached to a small chopper and whipping head. I was quickly disappointed when the first time I used it with each attachment, the power end of the stick stripped out the attachments so nothing would turn anymore. It ultimately went in the garbage. Good idea but lousy engineering
I love my Smart Stick set. I use it quite frequently for both chopping and blending my soups and sauces. I don't use the whisk much because usually if I need to whip something, I end up using my stand mixer. With the 16 oz beaker, and the immersion blender, I've also made my own ice cream milkshakes.
The immersion blender is powerful and sharp. It's the best when I'm making a creamy soup like butternut squash. I highly recommend this set
I use this blender quite a bit. I have even lent it to family and friends and they love it. I have never had any problems with the blender. I love have the ability to chop just what I need and not getting my large food processor out. I would recommend this product.
My mom bought this for me for christmas a few years ago. We took it out of the box over the holiday and played with it in the kitchen a few times. She loved it so much, she kept it and ordered an additional for me to be sent directly to my house. This thing does it all. Perfect for the smaller jobs when you don't want to lug out the big food processor
Based on first use: The stick seemed to burn a lil of the plastic part that connects to the work cup when I first used it, that concerns me about the quality, I really hope it lasts several years. Because of that I would register for the warranty. But overall I am happy with using it and what it does. It's quick, easy to work with and super easy to clean, and noise level is comfortable, and does not take a lot of space, lightweight. Wish the recipe book it comes with had more recipes.
I like the options of using the chopper and whisk attachments, I have trusted the Cuisinart name in other appliances. My current stick blender is 4 years old and I paid under $50. I hope for a better experience with a metal blender head that won't absorb tomato stains.
would this be a good choice to grind spices or coffee or would a single use tool be a more powerful and reliable selection?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2012
Best Answer:A single use tool is going to be the better choice here. Especially for your coffee. In order to acheive the grind required to produce the best cup of coffee or espresso, you really should be using a conical burr coffee grinder. They are also designed not to give off quite as much heat so that you do not risk scorching the bean during grinding which can lead to a bitter cup of coffee. I have attached a couple of options below. I have also attached an excellent option for an herb mill that will mince your herbs without bruising or tearing them and thus preserving their full flavor
Best Answer:Yes, William, the immersion stick will mash your potatoes. Once the immersion stick has the potatoes completely "smashed" I add butter, salt and pepper and liquid and finish the potatoes by hand with a wire whip for a smoother dish. Actually William for "company" mashed potatoes I use a ricer. It gives my potatoes a lightness and smooth texture...a perfect dish. Sur La Table has ricers in their inventory and can help you select one. An immersion stick and a ricer will cover all your potato needs! Bon Appetit Judith
Best Answer:It is not cordless and the cord is about 64". It is one of my favorite gadgets that I use frequently for soups, sauces, and love the mini processor also. It's small, powerful, cleans easily, and am able to use it instead of lugging out my larger Cuisinart. Space is very limited in my kitchen so this is a must have for me. I bought one as a gift and one for myself. Highly recommend!
Best Answer:Do you mean the part you hold? Or the steel blender part?I have never experienced either heat nor an odor, I had mine since spring and like it very much compared to previous, less expensive models.
The blade and the cover. After I received it, I started blending without putting it into anything. Just wanted to see if it is noisy. But just after couple short time running, the head was very hot and I smell the plastic inside right away. I guess if I put it into the food I will not get any smell or even know it is hot