Comparing two immersion blenders from Cuisinart, the CSB-77 and CSB-79, is a great way to learn more about these popular products. Probably best known for its food processors, Cuisinart also makes some very good small appliances, like blenders and bread makers.
These two models are both good choices. As a matter of fact, they are very similar in size, appearance, and performance. But there are a few differences that might help make your decision a little easier.
In the following section, you will find all of the information that you need to be comfortable with your decision.
Which One Should You Choose Between Cuisinart CSB-77 and CSB-79?
Appearance and Size
Cuisinart’s smart sticks (immersion blenders) featured in this comparison are both attractive small appliances. Both are housed in stainless steel exteriors.This Cuisinart CSB-77 measures 2-1/8 x 2-3/5 x 14 inches and weighs about a pound. The CSB-79 is roughly the same size, measuring 2.1 inches long, 2.6 inches wide, and 14 inches tall. Neither device has a large size, so it can be stored in a drawer or cabinet with ease.
Power and Performance
Both machines are identical when it comes to power (as well as other factors). Both machines have 200 watts. I read through the comments and customer questions; they aren’t very persuasive. Even though some customers claim that you can use one to make ice or frozen fruit smoothies, I wouldn’t recommend it. Heavy-duty jobs aren’t suitable for them. In the manual, it says to use chip ice.
Make a shake by blending ice cream with your favorite mix-ins or blend yogurt with your favorite mix-ins. It can certainly blend well, but I wouldn’t expect stellar results using either machine to blend ice. It is only a 200-watt machine.
However, these machines aren’t designed for brute strength, rather they are designed for kitchen jobs requiring more finesse and convenience. For what they were designed to do, they perform very well. Additionally, they are convenient. Sauces or powdered drinks can be prepared right inside the container in which they will be consumed.
The machines come with three attachments: a blender, a whisk, and a chopper. Each attachment easily snaps on and off the handle. With the blender attachment, you can make mashed potatoes right in the bowl they will be served in. Beat eggs and make batter with the whisk. You can use the chopper attachment to chop vegetables, nuts, eggs, cheese, etc.
With the CSB-77, there is only one speed, while the CSB-79 has two. The biggest difference between the two is this.
Ease of Use
Each Cuisinart smart stick can be easily used and cleaned. Blender, whisk, and chopper attachments easily snap on and off the handle and motor body housing. The ease-of-use of a product can also be determined by its ergonomics. Both immersion blenders come with a plastic comfort grip handle.
Immersion blenders come with three attachments: whisk, blender, and food chopper. Additionally, you get a sixteen ounce measuring beaker.
Both of these immersion blenders carry a 3-year warranty.
There are many positive customer reviews for both of these Cuisinart machines. Since these machines are nearly identical, they are praised for their ease of use and usability. Both machines are easy to clean. Customers also praise the performance.
However, we did come across some negative feedback for the Cuisinart CSB-77.
A lot of customers reported that the CSB-77 broke down quickly, and some reported that it stopped working after a few uses.
There were simply too many complaints to ignore. The majority of complaints related to the quality of the service rather than to the performance, although there were some complaints about the performance as well. Customers have mentioned the lack of speed options as a con of the CSB-77. There are two speed options on the CSB-79.
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