Summary: I'd recommend you try a different model from my experience.
Pros: Seemed to be a quality built product
Cons: Died at about the three year mark, with extremely little use. It got so little use because it didn't work well at all. The blade would just get jammed up between food chunks and the plastic housing. I found it odd that the blade came without any kind of an edge. it was not sharp in any way. Are t...
Summary: I work in a restaurant and we have this hand blender at work. It's the worst piece of junk I have ever used and a poor excuse for a blender. The blade is completely dull so it won't mince or purée anything.
Summary: I'm very disappointed with this item. Even the "high" setting provides very low and virtually useless power. Could not even purée blueberries and strawberries in a yogurt smoothie. My old immersion blender, which broke recently, would have puréed berries to microscopic bits.
Excerpt: I have the Cuisinart Quick Prep Hand Blender in the raspberry pink color. I have had this for a couple of years but only have used it a couple of times. I really should use it more but I just don't remember to use it. It is very easy and quick to use and is very powerful for a stick blender.
works well, but may be misleading by product description
18 November 2015
Summary: The work this item does is NOT the same as a counter-top blender. This item literally "BLENDS" or mixes ingredients together. It does NOT puree or break down ingredients easily. For instance, if you are wanting to puree chunky soup into creamy soup this is not your appliance.
Excerpt: This is a nice little hand held blender that got lots of use in my home. I had it for at least 5 years before it wore out! It was small but it was powerful and did many tasks that helped me save time in the kitchen.Blending PowerBlending power was good and it blended every thing easily..
Excerpt: This is actually a really handy hand blender which works well as a blender, mixer and is great for making omelets, shakes and things of that nature. It saves me a lot of time and saves me the hassle of bringing out the big mixer or blender.