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KitchenAid Immersion Blender VS Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender

 

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KitchenAid VS Cuisinart

The struggle is real when it comes to choosing tools for your kitchen, especially when both products have a great name and similar features. You want something that will function well for years! Which one do you pick? I have owned both of these immersion blenders so have come up with a list of pros and cons for you.

KitchenAid KHB1231 2-Speed Immersion Blender

Pros

  • Quiet and powerful motor, quieter than the Cuisinart. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and quietly the blender purees!
  • 5 foot power cord, which is much longer than average! Very convenient for a kitchen with not as many outlets.
  • 3-cup blending jar with tight-fitting lid. Great size and the bonus lid is awesome for storing dressings!

Cons

  • Twist to lock blending arm into the motor body. This is supposed to be a ‘feature’ but really is a royal pain in the butt especially when used to puree hot soup. This is a huge con of the KitchenAid. I find it very annoying to detach the blending arm from the motor.
  • It also has a higher price point than the Cuisinart.
  • Top heavy! You can’t leave this machine alone standing up.. mine fell over whole in a pot of hot mushroom sauce and completely snapped in two!

Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender

Pros

  • 300-watt motor. A powerful immersion blender.
  • Easy one button release to detach the blending arm from the motor. Very convenient and quick to detach!
  • 2 cup blending jar.
  • 41.99 excellent price for this immersion blender
  • 2 speed options

Cons

  • You must press two buttons initially to start the blender which can be a bit of a pain. (After the blender starts you can release the lock button)
  • Not as quiet as the KitchenAid
  • 2 cup blending jar not as large as the KitchenAid and does not come with a storage lid.

Blenders with chopper attachment

KitchenAid 3-Speed Immersion Blender

Same features of the 2-speed with the added chopper attachment. amazon for $105.00

Cuisinart SmartStick 2-Speed Hand Blender with Chopper Attachment

Same features of the 2-speed hand blender with the chopper attachment.  Amazon for $79.99

If you don’t have a food processor, these chopper attachments become your new best friend! I have a food processor yet still use the chopper attachment often for small jobs because they are so easy to clean! Grinding Oreos in crumbs for cheesecake base is one essential job these chopper attachments do that is priceless! Or grinding up raw chicken for burgers! I highly recommend spending the extra money on these attachments.

I hope this helps you decide on a which immersion blender to choose!

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