Cuisinart Smart Stick

Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr is the author of three cookbooks and a contributing editor at The Cook's Cook. She also writes for Yankee magazine and Cruising World.

About the time that my ancient countertop blender gave up the ghost, a friend offered me her never-used Cuisinart immersion blender. My old blender didn’t really plow through the solids in a vigorous fashion and it had to be cleaned by hand. Now, having the Cuisinart Smart Stick, I may not need to replace it.

The Smart Stick is rugged and powerful with a 200-Watt motor. And a 5 foot cord. It churns through most anything you’d want to blend, to turning out great smoothies, soups and purees. The rotor part detaches and can go right into the dishwasher. And at under $40 dollars, it won’t emulsify your budget.