Summary: I have had to change the plastic coupling a few times but I have come to realize that most people do not read the MANUAL. If you were not to overload it, and put in enough water, and not run it for minutes without allowing it to breathe, then you would come here to vent a lot of frustration. I 'm buying my second set of cheat plastic accessories, but I look at it this way.
Powerful, compact and convenient, plus Cuisinart quality!
2 June 2014
Summary: I needed a small processor because my household has downsized (fewer people eating at home now) so when I bought this I was expecting it to be smaller. It is medium sized, but will work on smaller loads. It is powerful and reasonably compact and so can be stored easily or even left on the countertop without hogging space. The transition from food processor to blender is easy and convenient, and of course, it is a Cuisinart!
Great convenient design... Horrible motor- I returned mine.
1 February 2014
Summary: I got this one as a replacement for a 15 yr old Oster, that never broke... We only change mainly because of its aparence. I found the design pretty convenient. I loved the idea of having the blender and the small chopper on the same base. Got it, started using it, but unfortunately the motor was really weak. So in one hand you will get really sharp blades but in the other not a strong motor...
Summary: My husband and I think it is the best blender we have ever owned. After 45 years of marriage, we have had many blenders, most of which needed to be replaced after a couple of years. Now, we have this blender-the Cuisinart SmartPower Premier Blender, model CB600SA. It was purchased nearly 4 years ago as a clearance item from Sam's Club for $39. We use several times daily, usually for blending protein shakes, which include about a cup of ice cubes but not frozen fruit.
Summary: We are disappointed in this unit. We got one just like this for our wedding 6 years ago. Rarely used it except to make a couple batches of hummus, margarita's twice, and tomato soup a couple times. Then a black powder started coming out of it. It was out of warranty so Cuisinart couldn't help. I really like the duet option to save space in a small kitchen so we bought another one off of Amazon.