A hand blender can come in very handy for blending soups, batter, or even cold drinks right in the pot or bowl. The Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC features a stick design that makes it even more versatile. It has a powerful motor right in the handle with a simple one-touch operation. It runs in two speeds for blending different types of food and drinks. It is designed with an ergonomic handle for your comfort. So how effective is it in blending straight from the bowl? Let’s find out in this review.
Important Features and Specs
The Smart Stick CSB-75BC uses a powerful 200 Watt motor that activates with one press of a button. It offers two speed options: high and low. Simply press on the high or low button on the handle and push the stick down on your food or immerse it on the pot or bowl for stirring.
The hand blender is designed with a comfort grip and is lightweight to give you more control while blending. The stick and the blade are made of stainless steel. The handle comes in elegant brushed chrome or bright pastels: pink, yellow, red, white to name a few. The blender measures 4.8 x 4.8 x 15.8 inches, Width, Depth, and Height (WDH) and weighs only 2.2 pounds.
Its stick reaches into pots, pitchers, and bowls, and lets you stir and blend with one hand. The blade is specially designed for mixing and blending all types of foods. It can be used for mixing salad dressings, sauces, and even powdered drink products. It is ideal for combining dry ingredients and can also be used to emulsify mayonnaise. When tested for making mashed potatoes, the Smart Stick finished the job in less than five minutes. Just choose a speed and press the hand blender straight in the bowl with chopped potatoes, move it up and down, while the blade grinds them and it will come out nicely blended with other ingredients you might add in. You can add a little bit of texture to the mashed potato since you have full control of the blender.
It comes with a mixing beaker that is microwavable and dishwasher safe; which you can use for blending drinks, shakes and salad dressings. The shaft is detachable for easy cleaning. Wash it by hand using hot water and mild detergent or put it in the dishwasher after rinsing. The beaker is also dishwasher safe so cleaning is effortless.
This is not a cordless unit. So make sure that you have an outlet near your counter. The cord is not very long; it’s about three feet. Also, take care with tipping your bowl. Hold on to your bowl or beaker while blending to avoid spills.
A common problem for customers who have owned the unit long enough, is the plastic gear on the inside that breaks down after some use. So make sure to check on the warranty and replacement parts.
- One touch operation
- Two speed settings
- Easy to clean
- Powerful motor
- Dishwasher safe shaft and beaker
- Easy to grip
- The cord is not very long
- Some customers bought units that break down after some time because of the plastic gear inside
Who Should Buy
If you want an extra tool for your kitchen that you can use for quick blending, the Smart Stick CSB-75BC is very handy. You can use it for blending and mixing different types of food and drinks right in your bowl, pot, or pitcher. This is great if you already have a regular blender and need an extra one for small jobs. This is not advisable when preparing big servings. This would be great for everyday use for those who live alone and small families. It is not recommended for commercial use. This will also be very handy for mixing eggs and pancake batters to make your life easier.
The Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender is a powerful small kitchen tool that will save you a lot of trouble when doing small jobs. It is perfect for making smoothies, mashed potatoes, salad dressings in small servings; also for mixing soups and you can do them right in your pot, bowl, or pitcher. It is very affordable so this will be a good investment in addition to a personal or countertop blender. It is easy to clean so it will be great for those who have busy lifestyles. It comes in an elegant design with lots of attractive colors to choose from to go with your kitchen.