Cuisinart Hand Blender – Does This Immersion Blender Deliver?

Cuisinart Hand Blender

In our Cuisinart Hand Blender review we find that everyone loves this immersion blender right after they buy it, but after a few months, we found reports of it breaking.

It looks like this is another case of you get what you pay for with blenders. At under $30 the Cuisinart hand blender looks like a great buy. You have the Cuisinart name, which carries some weight in terms of quality, and you have some really glowing 5 star customer reviews. The problem with most of these reviews is that these owners have just bought their units, or had them for just a couple of weeks. If you look a little deeper, you can see all of the negative reviews are from owners who’ve had their Cuisinarts for several months or longer. (10% of all reviews for this hand blender are 1 or 2 stars.) This is when you start seeing reports of break downs and engine failures. This is one of best smoothie blender on the market.

Cuisinart Hand Blender
Cuisinart Hand Blender

The bottom line is that if you want a disposable immersion blender for under $30 then that’s what you get here, with an emphasis on the disposable. Cuisinart offers a 3 year warranty on this product, but you generally get stuck with shipping costs which can run up to $20 or so. It’s probably not worth your time and money to try and replace a $30 hand blender, so really why bother? Why not just pay a little more and get a higher quality model that will last more than just a few months?

Despite a 4.5 star consumer rating, we don’t recommend the Cuisinart hand blender Smart Stick CSB 76 at this time. Maybe Cuisinart can improve its durability with a newer model and we can take a look at it again in the future.

 

The Good

  • Easy to clean – the stainless steel blending shaft comes off and is dishwasher safe. The motor stick wipes down easily.
  • Good power output – at 200 watts this is a powerful hand blender
  • Stable – you can hold it easily in your hand without it jumping around
  • Precise control – there is one control button
  • Inexpensive – we could say cheap here, which would be a negative, but certainly applies

 

The Bad

  • Low Quality – at $30 you can’t really expect a whole lot, but it should last longer than just a few months.
  • Poor Durability – reports of product breakages after just a short time of usage

 

Models

The Cuisinart Hand Blender comes in the following models:

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
Smart Stick – CSB-76
4.5
415+
Smart Stick – CSB-77
3.5
190+
Smart Stick Plus – CSB-78
3.0
10+
Quick Prep – CSB-33
3.0
10+

 

The CSB 76 is the basic Cuisinart hand blender model and is the most popular and is the subject of this review. The CSB 77 offers the same power and operation as the CSB 76, but also comes with whisk and chopper attachments, a 16 oz mixing or measuring beaker, and a recipe book. The CSB 76 costs around $50. The CSB 78 is a cordless rechargeable model (all the other models have cords). It has the same whisk and chopper attachments and beaker as the CSB 77 model, and retails for about $80. The CSB 33 is scaled down slightly from the CSB 76, with a slightly weaker motor, but it has 2 speed controls. It has an 18 month warranty and retails for about $30.

 

Features

The Cuisinart hand blender model Smart Stick CSB 76 features a powerful 200 watt motor with an easy to use one touch control button. The grip is ergonomically designed so that you can move it around with one hand easily in pots and pans for quick blending. The blending stainless steel shaft has a protective splatter guard and is dishwasher safe. The unit comes with a 22 cup plastic beaker that is also dishwasher safe. The Smart Stick has a 3 year warranty, which is fantastic for hand blenders.

 

Features Table

Price $25.00 – $30.00
Capacity NA
Number of Speeds 1
Jar Material NA
Power 200 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 3.3 inches, Length: 14″, Depth:3.3″
Weight 2.4 pounds
Warranty 3 years
Colors White, brushed chrome
Ice Crusher No
Pulse Function No
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes No
Cord Storage No

 

 

Consumer Reviews Summary

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:
Owners like how sharp the blades are in the Cuisinart stick blender, and they like the strong, stainless steel shaft. They also like that you can put everything in the dishwasher. There were also several comments about how powerful the unit is. Owners like the brushed chrome color and the steel blending shaft. Everyone who just bought this blender felt that was great buy for $30 USD.

 

Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:
Most problems cropped up at around 3-6 months. Owners talk about plastic parts built in the unit that start to break and grind and the whole thing just dies. The warranty covers this, but you’ll have to pay for shipping in most cases. 1 and 2 star customer reviews represent just over 10% of total reviews for this product, which in our opinion is rather high. Also most of the poor reviews talked about the unit breaking.

 

Write Your Own Cuisinart Blender Review – What has been your experience with the Cuisinart hand blender? You can submit your Cuisinart blender review and find out more about what other owners think about this brand.

L’Equip Blender Review – Commercial Quality Power

The L’Equip blender is strong and powerful at 900 watts and offers commercial blending quality for home use. It comes with a fantastic 6 year warranty.

Everything sounds and looks good on the L’Equip blender. The L’Equip is very powerful, 900 watts, and comes with a very cool variable rpm speed dial. You can adjust the setting from 500 to 20,000 rpm’s. We also like help you make a smoothie stick that comes with this blender to help push down ingredients. You should read oster blender reviews before buy this blender.

Aside from the array of great features, the L’Equip company sounds like it has great customer service. Of the few problems reported, response from L’Equip was prompt and efficient. And the good thing is most of the negative reviews concerning the blade assembly chipping over time have been corrected with a newer updated stainless steel blade assembly. Reviews since that time have been nothing but stellar.

We highly recommend this blender.

The Good

  • Good Pitcher – a strong polycarbonate
  • Good power output – 900 watts is very powerful
  • Precise control – the rpm speed dial on the front is an excellent feature and easy to work
  • Stable – the sturdy steel base won’t jump around on you
  • Easy to clean – the jar is dishwasher safe. The blade assembly needs to be cleaned by hand though.

 

The Bad

  • Can be loud – at 900 watts don’t expect the motor to be quiet.

 

Models

L’Equip currently offers one version of its kitchen home blender:

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
L’Equip 306500 7 Cup Blender
3.5
30+

 

Features

The L’Equip blender offers advanced blending technology with a modern, sleek design. It is an easy to use home appliance designed to perform like a commercial quality blender. You can easily turn the blender on and off with a toggle switch and it has a cool RPM tachometer on the front of the base that shows the speed of the spinning stainless steel blender blades. You can adjust the knob from 500 to 20,000 rpm’s by turning it.

The motor is very powerful at 900 watts and commercial quality. The pitcher is made of strong, durable polycarbonate and has a 7 cup capacity and measuring marks on the side. It comes with a smoothie stick to help press down ingredients and ensure smooth blending.

The L’Equip blender has a fantastic 6 year warranty.

The L’Equip was voted the favorite blender by Men’s Journal Magazine. And Chef Alton Brown uses the L’Equip on his “Good Eats” TV show.

 

Features Table

Price $180.00
Capacity 56 ounces
Number of Speeds Variable speed from 500 to 20,000 RPMs
Jar Material Polycarbonate
Power 900 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 17 inches, Length: 8.4″, Depth: 8.4″
Weight 10 pounds
Warranty 6 year
Colors Brushed Chrome
Ice Crusher Yes
Pulse Function Yes
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes Yes
Cord Storage No

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:

Owners like the power of this blender and enjoy the smoothie stick that comes with it, saying it’s surprisingly useful. They also like the speed adjustment dial on the front. They also think that the tachometer is really cool looking.

Several long term (3 years+) owners commented on the excellent quality of the L’Equip brand. One had to get a replacement part and had a very pleasant experience with customer service at Kitchen Resource, which handles the L’Equip brand in the US.

 

Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:

Several reviews noted that the blade assembly starts to chip over time and metal flakes end up in what you are blending. L’Equip has since replaced these blade assemblies, in 2009, with stainless steel models, so you shouldn’t have to worry about this in the future.

There were also some comments about the plastic jar being cheap.

Home Made Ice Cream Recipe for Coffee Can Ice Cream

The very best thing about having birthday cake is the ice cream that goes along with it. This delicious home made ice cream recipe can be made with a few simple ingredients and a couple of coffee cans. How to make vietnamese iced coffee easy?

Learn how to make your own yummy blend! It’s so easy to make and fun to eat! A great hands-on kids party activity!

There’s always room for ice cream. (That’s my motto!)

Home Made Ice Cream Recipe

1 lb. Coffee Can
3 lb. Coffee Can
1/2 cup Rock salt
1 pint Half and Half
1 1/2 tsps. Vanilla
1/3 cup + 2 tblsps. Sugar

For flavored ice cream, choose one:

3 tblsps. of your favorite flavor of instant pudding
1/3 cup of fruit (such as, bananas, strawberries, peaches)
3 of your favorite cookies, crushed into pea-size pieces
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts

METHOD:

Mix the first three basic ingredients together and pour into the one pound coffee can. Add flavorings if desired. Place the lid on securely and set inside the three pound can.

Add ice, and alternate layers of ice and salt outside the small can and inside the large can. When totally full, secure the lid on the large can. You may wish to add duct tape for good measure.

Now here comes the fun part! Place a sheet on the floor or wrap the can in a large towel. Let party guests roll the can back and forth for at least 10 minutes. Open the cans and check the ice cream.

If it is not starting to freeze, replace lids and roll 10 minutes more. The ice cream should be frozen to the sides and bottom of the can. If not thick enough, place in freezer and check every 10 minutes or so.

YIELD: 2 cups ice cream

Note: This recipe can be effected by temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors, so make a trial run before attempting in a group setting.

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Which Electric Self-Balancing Unicycle Is The Best?

An electric, self-balancing unicycle has one wheel, an electric motor, built-in sensors that determine whether it is leaning backward or forward. It may sound very simple. But eventhough all the electric unicycles are made in China and share the same set of features and components, they quality is not the same.

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Many people are asking me: what is the best electric scooter? Is there analogue of Solowheel? Are Chinese “Solowheels” good? Can I buy cheap fake Solowheel? I can only say buying fake Soloweel is a really BAD IDEA.

Yet there are many good affordable electric unicycles that you should check out. Below you will find the best electric self-balancing unicycles reviews and the comparison chart to determine which one is good for YOU.

And the Top 3 Electric Unicycles Are …

IPS is an oldest and most famous unicycle brand in China with over 100,000 sales. It has slim design, stable operation at high range, affordable price.

Specifications

  • Model: IPS122/121
  • Size: 16 Inch
  • Motor output: 1000W
  • Max Climbing limit: 25-30 degree
  • Max speed: 19.9km/h
  • Max load: 120kg
  • Battery capacity: 260WH/340WH
  • Endurance: 30km/40km
  • Charging time: 2hrs/3hrs
  • Charger voltage: 67.2V/2A
  • IP level: IP65
  • Body weight: 13.4kg
  • Size: 450*154*507mm

Airwheel another famous unicycle made in China. It’s the state-of-the-art means of transportation adopting aerospace attitude control theory,fuzzy software algorithm and gyroscope system to maintain balance by leaning forward and backward.

Specifications

  • Twin Wheel Hubs + Ultra-Widened Contact Plane = Better Riding Stability
  • Strengthened Protection Mechanism preventing you from tilts at over 45°sideways,Speed Control preventing injuries caused by overspeed
  • Range of 18-30km(may vary with rider’s weight,road condition and temperature),18 Maximum Speed/km/h and only 90 to 120 minutes charging time,
  • Aviation Aluminum Pedal – High Strength, Ultra-Widened, Better Fit

The Solowheel is the smallest and greenest unicycle. This is one of the most famous brands on the market designed in USA and made in China. The Solowheel is very portable. You can carry it with you; to the store, on an elevator, into your office, onto a bus or into your classroom.

Specifications: 

  • Range: 10 miles per charge
  • Speed: 0-10 MPH
  • Recharge time: 1 hour
  • Weighs just 26 pounds
  • Optional Training Wheels

Now You Can Choose the Best Electric Unicycle!

After you have read our tips on choosing the best one wheel scooter, learned about all of the brands and features on modern solo wheels, and browsed through and compared some different models, you’ll be ready to make a buying decision with confidence and end up with the right electric unicycle at the right price that is just right – for YOU.