Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender is very popular, corded and easy to use hand blender. It is excellent for preparing smoothies, shakes, puddings and all other foods directly in the pitcher, pot, sport shaker, bowl etc.
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC has 2 speeds (low and high) suitable for different blending tasks. Body is ergonomically designed and it provides comfortable hold and more control while blending.
Controls are directly on the blender under fingertips and are easy to use. Depending on the food, when starting to blend, many people usually start with low speed until the food is chopped and then turn on the high speed to produce smooth and lumps-free smoothie.
Or, if you are in the hurry, just turn on the high speed and make your smoothie in no time. Unit is equipped with 200 watt motor which handles blending tasks easily.
Assembled Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC is around 14.25 inch (~36 cm) tall, ~5.75 inches (~14.5 cm) from the seam to the bottom. Unit reaches easily into pots, pitchers, bowls, sport shakers, jars etc. The stainless blade is very sharp and it is partially covered by a stainless housing that keeps splashing to a minimum.
However, if you are blending food like berries and similar, be sure to use tall and narrow bowls, like sport shakers and similar, since such droplets can reach far away and they are really, but really hard to clean from the carpets, clothes, furniture and similar - been there, done that :)
Unit is cleaned easily after use - blending shaft and beaker are dishwasher safe, but small items like this are easily hand washed, too. Shaft is easily detached by pressing the release button on the back of the unit.
When stored, unit can be positioned vertically, but due to the weight of the motor, it can easily tip-over - hence, store it horizontally.
Cord is ~3 feet long, and the cord could be longer. On many promotional photos cord is not viewable, so many people order this unit thinking it is a cordless one. No, it is not cordless - Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC is corded unit.
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC comes with 2-cup (16 oz) mixing beaker which is microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe. It can be uses for blending drinks, shakes, salad dressings, smoothies and much more. It is designed for easy gripping and drip-free pouring, however, I find it personally not tall enough for blending foods that make hard-to-clean stains. And yes, author of this article is a guy! :)
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC comes with limited 3-year warranty. Unit is strong and durable and if it is not dropped directly on tiles or on similar hard surface, it will last much longer than 3 years.
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