Everything tastes and smells like plastic with this unit.
MicroGlyphics "Aggressive Progressive", Amazon
1 November 2014
Summary: My husband bought this for me and this is his account, but since I used this Cook Soup Maker and ate the soup, I will give the review (which I rarely do.) First of all this is a wonderful unit for making pureed soups! The recipes are good even if you have to adjust the spices. The simplicity of it is great! Made perfect purred vegetable soup I wished to sneak into a fussy eater.
Useless, cumbersome, fragile and poorly conceived.
Manhattan Missile, Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: This piece of junk does not even deserve the "poor's thermomix" appellation. You might think that its highly discounted price makes it worth buying: save your money for something else. The slapdash design and the extremely poor components make this soup maker completely worthless. It is huge, heavy and hard to clean. The engine is very weak and fragile. Finally, the machine boils water only before and after mixing.
Summary: Very bad product. Had problems with it and it stopped working suddenly. I tried to contact support for replacement of the product and they have not returned to me. Not recommend the purchase of the product.
Summary: I bought this unit to replace an identical one that had stopped working. To no one's surprise, the new unit stopped working the second time it was used. It's a shame, as it is an excellent concept. It is great to use for making soup, but both units quit prematurely. I have zero confidence in this model.
Summary: I've owned many Cuisineart appliances over the year and was very excited about this appliance. It has all the features that promise the kind of performance you would expect for a high speed blender. When it comes to performance, however, the Cuisineart SBC-1000 doesn't even perform as well as my old under $50 Oster blender.
Excerpt: The Cuisinart blend and cook soup maker really doesn't work, unless all you want is pureed soups it's good for that, but that's just about it. I make a lot of soups that have rustic chopped vegetables and chunks of meat in them as well, I make a vegetable soup, and I also make a chunky style potato soup and it didn't do well in this.
Works Awesome as a Soup Maker... Not as amazing as a Smoothie Maker
B. Swartwood, Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: A bit awkward to use - but I imagine if I made soup regularly I'd quickly get the hang of how to use it. Love that it does both hot & cold things. Wish it were a bit better at crushing ice for margaritas, etc...
Summary: I love this machine (!) but the first one I bought broke after only 3 months use. It has a 3-yr warranty but the return process is ridiculously difficult. I bought another one because it's become an integral part of my cooking. The new one appears to work well. I make a lot of vegan soups & this machine was great for using up all those odd veggies that come with a winter farm share.