Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick.
Appearance and Size
Both of the Cuisinart smart sticks (immersion blenders) featured in this comparison are good looking small kitchen appliances. They are both housed in a stainless steel exterior.
The Cuisinart csb-77 measures 2-1/8 by 2-3/5 by 14 inches and weighs about a pound. The csb-79 is roughly the same size, measuring 2.1-inches long x 2.6-inches wide x 14-inches high.
With either, the size is relatively small, that means that you can easily store it in a drawer or a cabinet.
Power and Performance
These machines are identical when it comes to power (and other ways). Both are 200 watt machines. I read through the comments and customer questions; they aren’t very powerful. Although some customers claim that you can, I certainly wouldn’t, use one to make an ice or frozen fruit smoothie. They aren’t meant for the heavy-duty jobs. Even in the manual it says to use chip ice.
You can blend ice cream to make a shake or blend your favorite mix-ins into yogurt. You can certainly blend well with it, but I wouldn’t expect stellar results using either machine to blend ice. This is but a 200-watt machine.
But again, these machines aren’t meant for brute strength, rather they are meant for the kitchen jobs that require more finesse and convenience. They perform very well for what they were designed to do. And they are convenient. You can make sauces, or powdered drinks right inside the container that they will be consumed from.
Each machine comes with three attachments: blender, whisk and chopper. The handle easily snaps on and off of each attachment. With the blender attachment, you can make mashed potatoes right in bowl it will be served from. Use the whisk to beat eggs and make batter. The chopper attachment can be used to chop up your vegetables, nuts, eggs, cheese, etc.
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Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart Stick.
The csb-79 has two speeds, high and low, while the csb-77 has just one speed. This is the biggest difference between the two.
Ease of Use
All Cuisinart smart sticks are easy to use and clean. The handle and motor body housing easily snaps on and off of the blender, whisk and chopper attachments.
Ergonomics is another key element to determining the ease-of-use of a product. The handle of both of these immersion blenders has a plastic comfort grip handle.
Each immersion blender comes with the following attachments: whisk, blender, and food chopper. You also get a sixteen ounce measuring beaker.
Both of these immersion blenders carry a 3-year warranty.
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