Versatile blender with a sturdy die-cast base, high-performance 600-watt motor and patented, ultra-sharp stainless-steel blades has the power serious cooks need for most blending tasks.
Simple-to-use unit features sleek, 4-speed electronic touchpad controls with blue indicators for High, Low, Pulse, Ice Crush, a Standby mode and automatic 2-minute Auto-Stop. A 48-oz. thermal shock-resistant BPA-free borosilicate glass jar and tight-seal lid with 2-oz. measure pouring cap insert are included.
Includes: Blender, jar and lid
Material: Die-cast metal, glass and stainless steel
Care: Wipe base clean, jar is dishwasher safe
Capacity: 48-oz. jar
Warranty: Limited three-year warranty
Made in China
Julia Child let people in on the Cuisinart secret, and so did James Beard. They were among the first culinary experts to hail the food processor as a revolutionary kitchen appliance when it was introduced to America in 1973 by late Cuisinart founder Carl Sontheimer. They saw the food processor as a quick and easy way to make fine food and healthy dishes.
With the company under management from Conair Corporation since 1989, its legacy is alive and well. Today, Cuisinart is a universally recognized name, endorsed by culinary connoisseurs such as Jacques Pépin.
The prestigious Cuisinart brand is not limited to food processors. Plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. The company is a full kitchen resource with a wide array of products preferred by chefs and favored by consumers.
I have been very happy with this blender so far. It blends smoothies like a champ.
My last blender was the Cuisinart Smartpower Classic. It lasted about 4 years, and I was relatively happy with it. Sadly, I bought a replacement blade and gasket for it just a week or two before the motor burned out. I am happy to say that my replacement blade, gasket, and glass bowl all fit on this blender (the collar does not fit, but the collar can easily be switched to the second glass bowl), so I have a back-up blender bowl and blade, just in case.
So far, this blender seems to be more powerful than my old one. It does not struggle at all with ice. I have blended frozen strawberries, but have not tried frozen bananas yet (that is what killed my old blender). That said, I have been pleased
After spending 2 day's researching reviews and and settling on the good name of Cuisinart I purchased the Smart Power Blender, which is the same as all the Cuisinart blenders of all models with just fancier names. Got it home and set it up to the instructions and made a pitcher of rum punch in the recepie book that came with the blender that called for whole ice cubes, it came out delicious. Superbowl Sunday, guests arrived and commented on the beautiful red blender at the bar. They requested margarita's so i went to work, those to came out delicioius also. Now for the CATCH , some requested non-alcoholic margarita's so I went to work again as a good host would. Boy was I embarrased. They came out lumpy with chunks of ice and seeded limes, I blended for 2mins same results. Called Cuisinart Monday morning to ask for a solution for this blender that was used 3 times. They asked what did i put in it? I told them and they then they replied that whole ice cube from my ice maker in my freezer will dull the blade, but we will send you a new blade. I replied the blender is advertised to crush ice and ice will ""dull"" it's blade, don't bother. it went back today. Oh and just another note Cuisinart is now made By CONAIR, the same people that make those cheap hairdryers, HMMMMMMMM!!!!!