Cuisinart SmartPower Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System CPB-300
16 July 2013
Excerpt: Cuisinart's single-serve offering,comes with a 32-ounce blending jar plus four travel cups and lids for making drinks and smoothies to take with you
Pros: Very good at grinding coffee beans and making smoothies, Blades don’t require assembly, Lid is easy to put on and pull off and the cap can be used for measuring, Relatively quiet, All parts are dishwasher safe
Cons: Not good at making margaritas, Tomato sauce left stains on the jar
Summary: The bottom line With multiple blending cups -- including a big quart container -- the Cuisinart SmartPower CPB-300 is the best choice among single-serve blenders. It costs more than a basic single-serve blender like the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender (*Est. $16) , but the Cuisinart is more versatile.
Pros: Can blend single servings or a whole quart, Blends right in the lidded travel cups, Tough, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free blending containers
Cons: Bogs down with very thick mixtures and ice, Travel cups have an open drinking hole, Several owners say it breaks too quickly