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Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender vs Cuisinart SmartPower Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Despite sharing roughly the same wattage, the Black+Decker Crush Master showed a slight edge over the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower in most of our tests.

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Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Cuisinart SmartPower Blender

Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender vs Cuisinart SmartPower Blender

Overall Verdict

While both the Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender and the Cuisinart SmartPower are categorized as mid-range and neither delivers outstanding performance, the Black+Decker performed more efficiently in blending frozen fruits, processing almond butter, and liquifying fibrous greens. Crushing ice is a weak point for both due to their limited power and inadequate blade’s design.

Design and build quality reflect their pricing tier, with neither blender can boast the durability, sturdiness, or aesthetic appeal that one might find in premium, higher-priced models. Usability-wise, the Black+Decker’s performance is slightly marred by its emission of a plastic odor during operation, while the Cuisinart faces issues with its  rigid controls and a lid that is difficult to remove.

Pros & Cons

  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • Compact size, suitable for most kitchens.
  • Glass blending container can withstand high-heat blending tasks. 
  • Detachable blade assembly for thorough cleaning.
  • Good for preparing protein shakes.
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic
  • The lid is tricky to remove.
  • Stiff buttons reduce responsiveness. 
  • Blade assembly housing lacks firmness.

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
H14.6 x L8.3 x W6.7 inches
Weight
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
48 oz
40 oz
Motor Power
550 watts
500 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$33.47
$70.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.4
3.7

Smoothie

7.8
6.8
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Blender Smoothie Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
The Cuisinart SmartPower Blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Cuisinart SmartPower Blender Smoothie Test
The Cuisinart SmartPower Blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower smoothies blended for three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
Blending Time
3 mins 30 seconds
4 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.5
0.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Black+Decker Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
The Cuisinart SmartPower motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Cuisinart SmartPower motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
5 mins
5 mins
Result
Chunky
Failed

Protein Shake

8.2
9.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Protein Shake Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Protein Shake Test
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
2 mins 30 seconds
2 mins
Result
Slightly smooth
Smooth

Almond Butter

7.8
0.0
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Almond Butter Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 4 minutes.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Almond Butter Test
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 4 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender is beside a smartphone and the blender’s motor.
Blending Time
3 mins 30 seconds
4 mins
Result
Smooth
coarse

Crushed Ice

0.0
0.0
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER Ice Crushing Test
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Ice Crushing Test
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The scale's screen shows 8.17 oz of uncrushed ice cubes remaining from the  Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Coarse
Unblended Ice
79% of 12 oz
68% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.3
6.0

In the Box

A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender
A display of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
15.8" (40.1 cm)
14.6" (37.1 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
8.3" (21.0 cm)
8.3" (21.1 cm)

Build Quality

6.0
6.0
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container
A closeup of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender’s motor base and container
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Motor Base and Container

Blades

7.0
6.5
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blade assembly
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blade assembly
Cuisinart SmartPower Blender Blades 1
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base
Cuisinart SmartPower Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower motor base’s underside
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
550 Wattages
500 Wattages
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
No
No
Weight
2.5 pounds
3.0 pounds
Cord Length
NaN ft (NaN m)
3.8 feet

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Illustrated dimensions of Cuisinart SmartPower Blender Blending Container showing the height, depth, and width across in inches
Material
Glass
Glass
Capacity
48 oz
40 oz
Weight
3,5 pounds
3.6 pound
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to medium batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower two-part lid
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower two-part lid
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower two-part lid
Material
 Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

6.0
5.5
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower control panel
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower Control Panel
A close-up of the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower control panel
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
13,003 RPM
14,000 RPM
Max Speed
18,373 RPM
21,346 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

Material
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.0
7.1

Ease of Blend

7.0
6.0

Noise Level

6.5
6.2
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Max Level
102.5 dB
104 dB

Assembly

6.0
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
9.0

Behind the Comparison

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