Sunday, January 3, 2010

Product Review: Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender

Description: The Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender (CSB-77) is great for pureeing foods, especially soups, baby food, smoothies, gravies, sauces and dips. My model also came with a whisk and chopper gadget.

Why I love it: I bought this primarily for the pureeing aspect. I use it when making soups that need to be smooth. Using the Smart Stick is simple, and much cleaner than using a ladle to transfer hot soup to a standard blender or food processor. You can just puree straight away in your soup pot, and return your pot back to the stovetop and best of all, it barely causes spatters.

Other pluses: Easy to store (blender can be separated into two parts); easy to clean; if you don't have a food processor, the whisk and chopper attachment could help you with small food processor duties such as chopping garlic, onions and herbs.

Cost: About $50.

Where to buy: Crate and Barrel , Chef's Catalogue 

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