Best Cuisinart Blenders 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks
Cuisinart, initially famous for its food processors, has been around for decades. It’s a trusted kitchen appliance brand, so you know you’ll be buying a great blender. But with a wide range of available models, how do you decide which to buy?
To help you pick a great Cuisinart blender, we tested all of the models currently available and thoroughly reviewed them. Each review looks at price, design, power, materials, and warranty so you can easily compare the models.
If you still have questions, we’ve also written a handy buyer’s guide to your options and the available features. Which blender will be your new favorite? It’s time to find out!
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
10 Best Cuisinart Blenders
1. Cuisinart Hurricane Blender – Best Overall
Our top pick is the Cuisinart CBT-1500 Hurricane Blender. This nicely-designed model has a powerful motor, plenty of smart features, and a reasonable price.
At 9.55 pounds, the CBT-1500 has a moderate weight. The plastic base, sold in gunmetal or white, feels very solid, and the included 60-ounce pitcher is made of BPA-free Tritan with a comfortable plastic handle. This model’s eight-button interface is a little complicated but offers multiple speeds and presets, including ice crush and smoothie programs, as well as automatic load sensing and a programmable countdown timer. The 2.25-horsepower motor is powerful though somewhat loud, and we liked the effective lid and sturdy metal gears.
We did have some issues with leaking around the base, and the four-tip stainless steel blade assembly, though durable, doesn’t work well on smaller quantities. Cuisinart covers all of its blenders with a three-year warranty.
2. Cuisinart CPB-300 Blender – Best Value
If you’re looking to stretch your dollars, you may be interested in the Cuisinart CPB-300 Blender. With single-serve options, many included accessories, and a streamlined design, this highly portable machine is the best Cuisinart blender for the money.
The four-pound CPB-300 has a slim profile and a small footprint, with a good-looking stainless steel base and a simple three-button interface that offers high, low, and pulse speeds. The 350-watt motor isn’t as powerful but offers a standby mode, a safety interlock, and an auto-stop feature. The package includes a 32-ounce blend jar, an eight-ounce chopping jar, four 16-ounce travel cups with lids, and two interchangeable blade assemblies designed for blending and chopping. All of the containers are made of BPA-free, dishwasher-safe plastic.
This model is very portable and travel-friendly. Inconveniently, the cups can’t be stacked, so the accessories will take up quite a bit of space in your kitchen. The motor isn’t powerful or durable enough for heavy-duty or frequent blending, so this model may not last very long, and the small capacity won’t work well for blending large quantities. Cuisinart offers a good three-year warranty.
3. Cuisinart Hurricane Pro Blender – Premium Choice
If you’re willing to spend a bit more, the Cuisinart CBT-2000 Hurricane Pro Blender may catch your eye. This powerful, highly programmable machine offers quite a few features but is also more expensive and bulky.
This bulky 14.5-pound model has a very strong 3.5-horsepower motor. The seven-button interface offers a range of presets, including smoothie, ice crush, and soup options, plus a turbo boost for extra speeds of up to 30,000 rpm. It also has automatic load sensing, a dedicated cleaning button, and a programmable countdown timer that will remember if you adjust a preset time. The large 64-ounce blending jar is made of BPA-free Tritan, and the six-tip blade assembly is stainless steel.
The CBT-2000 is a powerful, heavy-duty machine that may be more than you need for home use. It’s very loud, and we found the lid difficult to remove after blending. Cuisinart offers a 10-year warranty for the motor and a three-year warranty for the other components.
4. Cuisinart Electronic Bar Blender
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Electronic Bar Blender is a lightweight, low-cost option with a decent range of features, though it’s also less durable overall and has a small blending capacity.
The SPB-7CH has a well-designed though somewhat cheap-feeling plastic base. The interface is easy to use, offering seven speed options, and the blending pitcher, though made of high-quality, dishwasher-safe glass, has a small 40-ounce capacity.
This model’s 500-watt motor is reasonably strong, though we found the blades less durable. Our least favorite feature was the plastic gears, which break easily. Cuisinart does offer replacement parts, along with a good three-year warranty.
5. Cuisinart Juicing Blender Kit
This 6.5-pound model has a gunmetal plastic base and a surprisingly quiet 600-watt motor. The dial interface is easy to use, offering high, low, and pulse but no presets or smart programming. This model includes a small 32-ounce Tritan blending pitcher, as well as two 16-ounce travel cups with lids, four reusable straws, and two interchangeable blade assemblies. In testing, we liked having the choice of single- or double-walled cups.
Though it’s very compact, this blender is fairly powerful and can handle a range of foods. Unfortunately, the motor burns out fairly easily, and we found that the various pieces get stuck together and can be difficult to take apart for cleaning. Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty.
6. Cuisinart Powerful Heavy Duty Blender
The Cuisinart CB-1300PC Powerful Heavy Duty Blender is a heavy, plain model that nevertheless has a good motor and a full-size blending jar.
This 10.15-pound model has a clunky silver plastic base that feels somewhat cheap. We liked the large 56-ounce Tritan pitcher and the strong one-horsepower motor. The six-button interface is functional but unappealing and offers two speeds plus smoothie and ice crush presets.
Though the price point is decent, we found an unfortunate lack of durability in this model. Despite its name, this model may not hold up well to heavy-duty blending. The four-tip stainless steel blades, which can be difficult to attach and remove, may fall apart quickly, and the gaskets do not feel very durable. Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty.
7. Cuisinart Smart Power Duet Blender
Cuisinart’s BFP-703BC Smart Power Duet Blender is designed to be a combination food processor and blender. Though it has a lot of functionality, it’s not very powerful and has a cheap, less durable feel.
This model weighs a heavy 10.6 pounds and has a high price point. It’s also good-looking and compact, with a well-designed black and silver body. The nine-button interface is somewhat complicated but offers a choice of seven speeds. The package includes a 24-ounce food processor bowl with a slicing and shredding disc and a chopping blade, as well as a 40-ounce glass blending pitcher with a stainless steel blade assembly.
The 500-watt motor isn’t very powerful and may burn out quickly, and the blending capacity is small, so you won’t be able to efficiently blend large quantities. Though this machine can function as a food processor and a blender, it’s not amazing at either task. Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty.
8. Cuisinart Rechargeable Hand Blender
If you’re looking for an immersion blender, you may be interested in the Cuisinart CSB-300 Rechargeable Hand Blender. This light, reasonably-priced model is very portable and includes several useful accessories, but it has design flaws that may make you reconsider.
Weighing only 5.35 pounds, this is a slim immersion blender with a stainless steel body. The rechargeable 7.4-amp lithium-ion battery can run for about 20 minutes, powering the 200-watt motor at your choice of five speeds. The package includes a two-cup chopping container with a stainless steel blade assembly, an electric carving knife attachment, and a whisk attachment, plus a measuring cup and a pouch to store everything in.
We liked the lightweight, cordless operation, but found that the safety lock feature, which requires you to simultaneously hold down the unlock and power buttons, was inconvenient and uncomfortable. The motor isn’t powerful enough to handle heavy blending, and the carving knife is too long and bulky to be useful or easy to store. This model has a standard Cuisinart three-year warranty.
9. Cuisinart Smart Stick Stainless Steel Hand Blender
The Cuisinart HB-155PC Smart Stick Stainless Steel Hand Blender is an electric immersion blender that’s compact and easy to use but has less functionality and doesn’t feel very durable.
This 2.15-pound model is reasonably priced and has a sleek stainless steel and black plastic body. With a power cord instead of a battery, it’s not quite as travel-friendly. The 200-watt motor isn’t especially powerful but offers simple variable speed control via a knob on the handle. The package includes a BPA-free 16-ounce plastic blending container and a very effective whisk attachment.
The HB-155PC is very quiet but is also difficult to take apart for cleaning and has a less durable blade. Cuisinart’s three-year warranty applies to this model.
10. Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet Blender
Our least favorite Cuisinart blender is the BFP-10CH PowerBlend Duet Blender, a less durable and less powerful model that offers food processing and blending capabilities.
This 11.4-pound blender has a somewhat dated silver and black design. The 500-watt motor isn’t particularly strong and doesn’t work well on ice. In testing, we liked the large 56-ounce glass blending jar and the straightforward button interface, which offers seven speeds and an oversized power button. This model comes with a three-cup food processor attachment, a slicing and shredding disc, and a chopping blade.
The BFP-10CH’s motor isn’t strong enough for regular use or heavier blending. In testing, we found that it burned out quickly, and the machine as a whole wasn’t particularly sturdy. Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty, and replacement parts are available online.
Now that you’ve seen our list of the best Cuisinart blenders, it’s time to pick your model. But how do you decide which features matter the most to you? This quick guide will walk you through your major options.
Are you looking for a classic blender or one with food processing capabilities? Do you want a portable immersion blender or one that’s designed for single-serve blending? Cuisinart offers a range of blending models, so you may want to think about how you’d like to use your new appliance.
You also have multiple power options. Most models are electric and must be plugged into the wall to work. If you’d like a blender that’s more travel-friendly, you may want to consider a battery-operated model. You’ll have to charge the battery, but the blending process itself will be completely cordless. If you’re flying, keep in mind that lithium-ion batteries can’t be placed in checked bags.
The second power consideration is the motor’s wattage or horsepower level. A one-horsepower motor has the equivalent of about 746 watts of power. A motor with over one horsepower will be able to handle blending tougher materials like ice and frozen fruit. If you mostly blend softer ingredients, you may not need such a powerful motor.
Blenders are notoriously loud appliances. If you’re particularly sensitive to noise, you may prefer the quieter operation of an immersion blender or one with a less powerful motor.
Do you typically blend large quantities, or do you make a single smoothie or a small amount of sauce? You may want to pay attention to the capacity of your model’s blending containers.
Cuisinart covers all of its blenders with a three-year warranty, so you’ll get that with any model on this list. Our premium pick, the Cuisinart CBT-2000 Hurricane Pro Blender, also comes with a 10-year motor warranty. Keep in mind that Cuisinart does charge shipping fees, so you’ll have to pay a bit even under warranty.
Our favorite Cuisinart model is the CBT-1500 Hurricane Blender, a reasonably-priced model that’s nicely designed, powerful, and feature-heavy. If your budget is tight, you may appreciate the CPB-300 Blender, a streamlined, portable model with an unbeatable price. And if you’re shopping for a premium blender, the heavy-duty CBT-2000 Hurricane Pro Blender, which overflows with smart features, could be your pick.
Cuisinart offers a great range of blenders, so no matter which you pick, you’re bound to end up with a good model. We hope this list of the 10 best Cuisinart blenders, complete with detailed reviews and a buyer’s guide, helps you shop.
By Kate MacDonnell
Featured image credit: Cuisinart BFP-10CH PowerBlend Duet Blender Food Processor, Amazon
Table of Contents
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
- 10 Best Cuisinart Blenders
- 1. Cuisinart Hurricane Blender – Best Overall
- 2. Cuisinart CPB-300 Blender – Best Value
- 3. Cuisinart Hurricane Pro Blender – Premium Choice
- 4. Cuisinart Electronic Bar Blender
- 5. Cuisinart Juicing Blender Kit
- 6. Cuisinart Powerful Heavy Duty Blender
- 7. Cuisinart Smart Power Duet Blender
- 8. Cuisinart Rechargeable Hand Blender
- 9. Cuisinart Smart Stick Stainless Steel Hand Blender
- 10. Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet Blender
- Buyer’s Guide