This small hand blender packs a wallop! It comes with a 400-Watt motor that provides the blades more than enough power to shred, mix, blend, juice and mash. As expected, the blender is noisy – not everyone can withstand the ruckus for more than a few minutes. Nonetheless, if you overlook this aspect of the blender, you truly have a versatile and functional kitchen appliance that can make cooking easy and stress-free.
We used the blender to make smoothies, bean soup and shred salad. We frankly did not face a problem while using it except when whisking. The motor housing can be easily cleaned with a wipe. Furthermore, it is made from stainless steel, ensuring durability and top notch quality. In fact, the steel gave the blender quite an elegant look.
The removable parts of the Cuisinart CSB-80 are dishwasher-safe. So, it is relatively easy to clean. The motor head can be wiped with a cloth if it gets dirty.
The saving grace though for this blender is undoubtedly its size. You can store it in your cabinet without it taking up too much space. Even if you keep it on the countertop, it never comes in your way. We particularly liked the 16-ounce mixing bowl that comes along with the CSB-80.
The blender has a whisking attachment, but we found this quite problematic, as it sent everything flying. However, the blades are sharp and can puree carrots in less than 30 seconds – just remember to keep your distance. The splash guard around the blades prevents food and liquid from splashing and making a mess while the blender is running and this begs the question why the same could not be done with the whisking attachment.