Written By Katherine Conaway
The Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-77 is actually a set of three tools that the SmartStick operates: an immersion blender, whisk, and chopper. Between these three, this is a great tool for any kitchen, and for smaller kitchens can substitute for larger mixers.
- Push button for control for continuous or pulse action and a high/low setting
- Whisk attachment
- Chopper attachment
- Stainless steel immersion blending attachment
- 16 oz mixing/measuring beaker
- 200 watt motor
The Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender includes three attachments that make it a very functional small kitchen appliance. The Immersion blender attachment can easily blend soups and other foods in the bowl or pot in a matter of seconds. The Chopper attachment is like a mini food processor that is great to use for small batches of food preparation. The Whisk attachment can whip up liquids and eggs rapidly. On the whole, all three attachments function well and as they should, easily clicking into the SmartStick. The included mixing/measuring beaker is nice but isn’t an important component to the system unless you need more measuring or mixing tools in your kitchen. All the attachments are easy to clean by hand or dishwasher.
- Three functions: whisk, chopper, and immersion blender
- Two speeds and option to go continuous or pulse
- Easy connection and removal of attachments to smartstick
- Small, space-saving
- Stainless steel is easy to clean
- Limited 3 year warranty
- Whisk is somewhat flimsy and may not be able to whip thicker mixtures than liquids or eggs
- Chopper does not have a large capacity
Cuisinart offers several other hand blenders, including the Quick Prep Hand Blender CSB-33 and the SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-76. The SmartStick PLUS CSB-78 also includes the whisk, chopper, and immersion blender attachments but is a cordless, rechargeable SmartStick hand blender. Oster and Hamilton Beach also offer similar products that are hand blenders with accessories comparable to the Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-77.
The Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-77 is a good quality product, especially considering its price. The immersion blender itself is a necessary tool in the kitchen, simplifying the making of soups and other pureed dishes, but the additional attachments are great additions. This tool would be an asset to many kitchens, but it seems particularly well suited to the smaller or less well stocked kitchen as it can replace the need, to a large extent, of a food processor and mixer.