Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus CSB-78 blender

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$79.95 - $102.86
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Summary: This Cuisinart blender was Fair in overall performance, and has
  • whisk,
  • beaker,
  • and chopper,
  • 1 Claimed speeds and
  • RPM of 12381
  • 3 yr warranty
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About - Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus CSB-78

The Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus CSB-78 is part of the blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, immersion blender models like the Smart Stick Plus CSB-78 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Yogurt blend:
How well the model blended frozen fruit and yogurt for smoothies,

Soup puree:
How well the model pureed vegetables and water for soup.

Maximum RPM:
Tests conducted under no-load conditions for consistency. Results have been rounded.
About This Brand

This mid-range-to-premium brand offers dual-purpose models that come with interchangeable parts, making the machine double as blender and food processor. Individual models include push-button and touch-pad controls and LED displays. Cuisinart is widely available in department, specialty, and appliance stores, and through online retailers. Prices range from $50 to $150.

Features & Specs - Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus CSB-78
info Chopper Yes
info Whisk Yes
info Turbo No
info Beaker Yes
info Claimed speeds 1
info Warranty 3 yr
info Accessories None
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus CSB-78
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
So Disappointed..
Not reliable
Stuck Blades In Shaft
Best Uses
We have had this hand stick for a while now and the blades in the shaft had stopped working quite a bit ago. However, the motor still worked so I was able to use the grinder basket. I finally purchased just the shaft from Cuisinart directly... only to have that one freeze on me within a month - perhaps three to four uses later. I just pooped out on me while I was making potato leek soup! Completely SOFT vegetables! I am so disappointed in this product.<br />It's killing me that I can't fix 'borken' to 'broken!'
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good for purees
Best Uses
I've had this for about 4 years.<br /><br />I use it for pureeing soups (once in awhile) and making smoothies (daily). I think it is excellent for both of these purposes. I make a family-sized smoothie with frozen fruits (any variety), spinach, nuts, and minimal liquid (yogurt or water and some protein powder). If the frozen fruit is in big chunks, it can take a little while for this little machine to get through it (e.g., very large whole strawberries) but once it does the smoothie is very smooth. The attachment rinses clean quickly.<br /><br />The extra chopper and whisk are, to me, a waste of space. I have a 30-year old food processor by Kenmore that just keeps going, so the Cuisinart is strictly used for the immersion part. I am surprised to see the low rating it earned here.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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