This is a great blender, especially for the price. I wanted simplicity: Who really needs 17 speeds? I never understood that. This has low, high, pulse, and one more speed just for ice crushing. I also wanted something that looks good: The Cuisinart is great, and the flush-touch buttons means that food goop is easy to wipe clean. Performance is very satisfactory: I use it mainly for fruit smoothies, and it has no problem with apples, pears, pineapples, and ice. I'd say noise is about average: After all, this is a heavy, powerful motor.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? right on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy, strong, heavy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
I purchased this particular Cuisinart blender at***** last year. I prefer a glass container, so that was a big factor in choosing this one. I primarily use it for fruit smoothies and green smoothies. It can successfully blend kale, spinach, apples, frozen bananas (sliced, not whole), frozen berries, avocado, and sesame seeds. I tried following a recipe where the chef placed whole frozen bananas into their Vitamix, but alas, this blender could not handle such a task. Nevertheless, I do recommend this blender for its ease of use and cleaning. I wrap plastic wrap (like Glad wrap) around the base to protect the buttons, and I am still able to select and use the button. Prevents cleaning any mess off the base.
It did the job. Almond milk worked great. The glass pitcher is why I bought it and also the ease of taking it off and putting it back on the base is very easy. The pitcher is not quite large enough. Barely holds a quart. I would have like it larger. The base seems cheap and light but as long as it works I'm good with it.
This blender does a good job of blending most of the ingredients for smoothies. That is primarily what I used it for before purchasing my *******. It doesn't do as good of a job on making nut milks as a *******, but you wouldn't expect it to as the price of this blender is much less expensive and doesn't have the power and capabilities that ******* has. But if you are looking for a budget blender that looks nice on the kitchen counter and does a good job on things like soups, smoothies and dressings, this one would be just fine.
I was disappointed with this blender compared to my old Krups. When I pulled it out of the box, I had a bad feeling because the base was noticeably lighter than my old one. Despite using more Watts, the motor on the Cuisinart blender doesn't have very good torque. This means more stopping and stirring by hand when making smoothies. It makes a really loud noise as well -- so loud I feel I need to cover my ears while using it. Overall it is a big step down from my old Krups blender.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fine.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. As advertised
How accurate was the on site description of the product? No inaccuracies
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