Rated 1 out of 5Â by craftngardenlady Plastic Gears Failed
I bought this blender a couple of years ago to replace a traditional blender for soups and sauces. I don't use it very often and now the plastic gears have stripped. I'm left with the accessories that are useless without the Smart Stick. I've since read reviews from other sources which mention that the plastic gears are prone to failure. This Cuisinart appliance was not a cheap purchase and its performance was highly rated by Good Housekeeping. I expect something at this $ level to last for many years and I'm reluctant to buy a replacement immersion blender if they all use plastic gears.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by frances62 I love this
I have a few Cuisinart products and I have never been disappointed. No difference here. I wish I bought this sooner. I have had this a few weeks and I use it all the time. It handles my big pot of sauce as well as a small portion of gravy. I have also used it to make smoothies. My 12 year old also uses it for smoothies and she loves it. As long as you use it correctly (read the directions) you won't have food all over the walls.
My only wish is that is was rechargeable for a better ease of use. Otherwise LOVE IT!!!!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by onlineshopper920 easy to use, love it for smoothies
Bought this to make smoothies and love it!! Great power and easy to use.
Have not needed to use the mixing cup yet.
Wish it had a longer stick, but does work great for making a couple of smoothies at a time.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MrsCream Very powerful!
I love, love, love my Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender! I grow lots of veggies & make soups/sauces to freeze & this gadget makes it so much easier & clean up is a breeze! It's so much better than using my blender...had to puree sauce in batches & it made such a mess! Now I just blend the sauce/soup right in the pan & it purees to a smooth consistency. It also has a Chef's Whisk attachment & a Chopper/Grinder attachment. Great value & will get lots of use in my kitchen!