Cheap plastic, keep having to reorder parts. Don't do it!
2 November 2014
Excerpt: Hardly ever use this, and the few times we take it out to use it, the food processor clear plastic components always has broken bits/chips, and we have to reorder parts.Ease of UseButtons not intuitive.DurabilityAs mentioned before, clear plastic parts ridiculously cheap.
Summary: I thought this would be a great deal since it was two items in one! I used the blender one time and the bottom piece broke, Cuisinart replaced it at no cost. Today the entire base just stopped working during use, I am very dissapointed. I am returning the item and will replace it with another brand.
It's a lot louder than I expected a new blender to be.
3 March 2012
Excerpt: I've only had it for a week, so far so good. I bought it at Costco. I like the fact that the blender jar is glass not plastic like some of the more expensive blenders. It's a lot louder than I expected a new blender to be. At the some time it's very powerful.
Excerpt: Having a small kitchen means not having room for every small appliance I want. Enter the Cuisinart CBT-500FP SmartPower Premier Duet Blender. It's name is quite a mouthful, but the product is basically a combination food processor and blender.
Excerpt: I recently purchased this Cuisinart Blender that also comes with a food processor. I think the food processor is a little small, but will be nice to mix a small batch of fresh salsa, or to mix dressings.
Excerpt: I like to use this since it's convenient to have both functionality of blender and food processor to safe room to store in the kitchen. The food processor can chop, puree, and ground and the blender can make lots of yummy smoothies with it such as strawberry banana.
Big Pros, Big Cons for Cuisinart Blender/Food Processor
11 April 2011
Excerpt: Received as a wedding gift, I had this blender and food processor for five years. I gave the blender away to a friend, but the food processor parts broke LONG before--although they're easily replaced.
Cuisinart Blender is great! Makes fantastic smoothies.
22 January 2011
Excerpt: I love this blender! I have used it for making smoothies, mixed drinks (daquiris, margaritas, and etc.), and blending food. It works quickly and efficiently. When blending ice, it only takes a few seconds for it to all be evenly blended. It does make a good bit of noise though.
Summary: Hi All, Just got this today and tried it, the motor is fine but very noisy, you cant imagine how noisy it is !!!! Suprisingly there is no real lock on this model, if you put the blender Jar and operate at high speed it will start to twist and move from the base, then you will start to fell a smoke...
Excerpt: The Cuisinart CBT - 500 Smart Power Premier blender packs a lot of power into mixing up your ingredients. This blender is a 600 watt producer of energy, and it works to efficiently chop your vegetables even if they are thrown into the blender whole!