Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75 Review

Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75

7.6

Size/Capacity

7.6/10

Brand

7.9/10

Functionality

7.4/10

Performance

6.9/10

Appearance

7.8/10

Price

8.2/10

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Small and portable
  • Good for blending hot liquids
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Made in China
  • Difficult to operate controls
  • Plastic drive gears break easily
  • Limited warranty - buyer pays shipping both ways for repairs

The Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75 Hand Blender is great for those small, quick jobs that don’t require a large countertop or professional blender. Soups, dips, purées, smoothies, shakes, slushies, salad dressings, and more are easily made since this blender will chop, blend and purée the most common ingredients.

Name: Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75 Blender
Price: Click the image at the bottom of the page for current Amazon price
Owners: Conair Corporation
Overall Rank: 76 out of 100

Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75 Hand Blender

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Overview

The Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender is attractive with its brushed chrome finish. It is relatively inexpensive for the power and functionality delivered so you can afford it in addition to your larger blender.

The blender comes with a comfort grip handle with fingertip accessible pushbuttons. When the pushbutton is held down the unit runs, when released it stops.

The new models have an additional button on top that must be pressed while holding the pushbutton down. When the pushbutton is released the motor stops.

This can be done one-handed with enough hand strength and dexterity. But, for me, it’s a two-handed operation making pulse mode difficult and somewhat frustrating when trying to hold a bowl in place at the same time.

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Features

  • 200-watts of power
  • One-touch operation
  • Stainless steel blending shaft
  • 2-cup (0.5 L) measuring cup included
  • Limited 3-year warranty

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • Powerful
  • Inexpensive
  • Small and portable
  • Stick design allows use in pot, bowl or pitcher
  • Can be used for hot liquids
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Easy to clean – dishwasher safe detachable shaft and beaker
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Cons:

  • Made in China
  • Complaints include difficult to operate controls, damaged plastic gear and broken blades
  • Limited Warranty means you have to pay for shipping x2 (return shipping of defective unit and shipping of replacement)

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – What Is It Used For?

Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender (CSB-75) Demo Video

The Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender can be used to make:

  • Mashing potatoes – see above video
  • Smoothies
  • Slushies
  • Shakes
  • Powdered drinks
  • Frozen cocktails – crushing ice is best done with a little liquid
  • Salad dressing
  • Puréeing
  • Whipping batter e.g. for pancakes or crépes
  • Blending hot soup or sauces

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Who Is It For Or Not?

This blender is for those who need a small but powerful handheld, easy to clean blender. It is good for daily use but the plastic gear is going to wear out so durability is an issue. However, due to the low cost, you can replace it several times over for the price of other units that may or may not outlast it.

One of the major drawbacks is the strength and dexterity needed to push the buttons, especially the newer models with additional lock/unlock button. If you have arthritis or are elderly, this blender is not for you.

Not for you? See some other types of blenders on my Blenders page.

Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Attachments and Accessories

The Cuisinart  Blender CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender comes with handheld motor body housing, detachable blender stick with blades, and a 16 oz. (500 ml) beaker with measurement markings. The blender stick and beaker are dishwasher-safe so cleanup is easy. The beaker is also microwave-safe.


Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Customer Comments

Amazon average customer review rating is 3.4 out of 5 stars. 70% of the reviews are positive with 4 or 5 out of 5 stars.



Specifications

Finish:
Brushed Chrome
Materials:
Stainless Steel Blending Shaft
Power:
200 Watts
Speeds:
2
Voltage:
120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions:
4.8″ (12.2 cm) x 4.8″ (12.2 cm) x 15.8″ (40.1 cm)
Weight:
2.2 lbs. (1 kg.)
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Cuisinart CSB-75 Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender – Final Opinion

For kitchen tasks like blending hot soup or mixing hot chocolate and even heavier duty chores like mashing potatoes or mixing frozen cocktails, I give the Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75 Hand Blender a score of 76 out of 100 and a cautionary Buy.
I give it a “cautionary” note due to the number of complaints about difficulty with the push button controls, the reports of broken blades, and the shipping costs associated with the limited warranty. It is an otherwise good, low-cost, hand blender as long as nothing goes wrong with the unit, as is the majority case.

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Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick  200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome

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