The Cuisinart CSB-77 hand blender has been the topic of much talk among homemakers. The blender has both good and bad points. I bought it recently and have the pleasure to share my review on it here.
Before I begin counting out the pros and cons of this Cuisinart blender, I would like to write about its features briefly. This 200 watt immersion blender is made of brushed stainless steel. It has a chopper and several whisk attachments. Accompanying the blender is a 16 ounce beaker and a 2 cup mixing container. It has a limited three year warranty.
To begin with the positive points of the Cusiniart CSB-77, its design is much more maneuverable, almost like my car’s stick shift. The blender is lighter and I can hold it steady with my one hand while dunking it in and out of bowls. Speaking of bowls, the Cuisinart blender works in all vessels big enough to accommodate its blades ensuring I have fewer dishes to wash at the end of the day. It has a whisk attachment which I use to whisk eggs; the omelets this blender helps make are exceptionally fluffy.
The controls are simple; just a push button which switches between continuous and pulse action. Probably the best part of this blender is that the attachment shaft can be detached for easy cleaning. This means a lot to me because several of my erstwhile blenders came down after I managed to get water into their circuitry while cleaning. Lastly, I have not had a chance to use their warranty until now but I asked around and it looks like a solid one.
The only bad aspect I can come up with about this blender is that it has a 110 Volt rating and will require a voltage convertor in countries where the standard supply is 220 Volts. If you plan on traveling with it, this may pose a problem. But if it is for use in the US home only, this should not be an issue. A few of my friends have complained about the plastic sheaths being too weak. However, I personally find them a savior from all the cuts that changing blades used to give me.
I would suggest buying Cuisniart CSB-77 hand blender if you are fond of putting together parties or if you have young children in the house. It is definitely among the best of many hand blenders available today. (It ranks at number 2 in the hand blender category on Amazon). The suggested retail price of $92 and 3-year warranty makes it an even more worthy buy.