I could quickly sum up this review of the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender by describing it in one word: Fantastic! But I will say a bit more about it since I love it so much!
I received this stick blender from the CSN stores in order to do a review of one of their products – thank you very much CSN! Like I mentioned in my previous review of my Cuisinart Quick Prep Stick Blender, I wasn’t too happy with it’s performance.
A few things that I don’t like about the Quick Prep blender are:
- It never really got the soup or smoothie really smooth and bits of food would get stuck in the plastic surrounding the blade.
- It was a pain to clean because the blade doesn’t detach from the motor.
- Plastic instead of stainless steel.
However, my new Smart Stick blender – the one pictured above – really performs so much better than it’s little brother.
The number one great thing about the Smart Stick Blender compared to the Quick Prep Blender is that it actually gets the food smooth! Plus, food doesn’t get stuck in the holds on the side of blender like the Quick Prep. When I make smoothies with it, it blends up the fruit quickly and very smoothly – so yummy! My smoothies made with the Quick Prep were always a bit lumpy. Because of this, my son was never very fond of them – go figure! But yesterday I made a smoothie with the Smart Stick and he said, “I do really love this smoothie, mom!”