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Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick Side-by-Side Comparison

For those who demand the best in blending performance, the Braun Multiquick-7 is unrivaled, but the Cuisinart Smart Stick is not a bad alternative.

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Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick

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Both blenders offer good value for money, but the Braun Multiquick-7 takes a leap ahead over the Cuisinart Smart Stick with a more powerful motor, extra whisking attachment, and innovative design. 

Sporting a 300-watt motor, the Cuisinart Smart Stick passed four out of our five tests with quite impressive results, though they were not as smooth as those produced by the Braun Multiquick-7. Our hands-on testing also reveals the Cuisinart lacks an ability to create stiff peaks from eggs but it may stand out in emulsifying mayonnaise.

Meanwhile, the Braun MultiQuick-7 justified its higher-price tag with rapid performance and consistent results across various recipes. Beyonds efficiency, this blender also comes with higher build quality, which not only promises greater durability but also ensures excellent blending comfort. The Cuisinart features a well-priced design, but its overall construction relies heavily on plastic components so it seems to lack the flair and fineness of the Braun.

Pros & Cons

  • Luxury vibe 
  • Lots of user-friendly features 
  • Sturdy construction 
  • Smooth and comfortable blending performances
  • Powerful enough for a wide range of tasks
  • The ergonomically-designed handle makes the blender easier to maneuver  
  • The included 24-oz beaker allows for easy gripping and drip-free pouring
  • The release button is really helpful during assembly and disassembly  
  • The specially designed blade can be used to emulsify sauces
  • Quiet pricey
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well

Key Specs

Dimension
H 15.5 x W2.8 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
N/A
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Accessories
A whisk attachment, food processor, beaker.
11,670 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.42
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.3
7.4

Hot Soup Purée

8.0
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the  Braun MQ7035X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Hot Soup Test
A batch of soup pureéd by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Silky chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
7.5
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MQ7035X Hand Blender had completed the test in 1 minute 10 secs.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MQ7035X Hand Blender had completed the test in 1 minute 10 secs.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper on a table to check for solid chunks.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Cuisinart Smart Stick was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Slightly Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

7.0
9.3
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Braun MQ7035X blender.
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Braun MQ7035X blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Smart Stick Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
2 mins
1 min 10 secs
Result
Quite Thin
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

9.3
9.0
The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute.
Grinding Time
1 min
40 secs
Result
Very Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

8.0
0.0
The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "2:30" in the foreground.
The blending wand of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick  is immersed in a plastic beaker on a white table containing its failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone next to it.
Beating Time
2 mins 30 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.5

In the Box

The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender unpacked beside its box, with accessories including a whisk and a chopper attachment, a blending beaker, and warranty and product registration paperwork.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

Dimensions

The Braun MQ7035X standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.3 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.5 inches.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-speed hand blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.4 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.6 inches.
Height
15.5" (39.4 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
8.5
The motor housing and blending shaft of the Braun MQ7035X.
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X's single-button.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons and a speed dial on top of the Cuisinart’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button
Press
Min Speed
N/A
11,670 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
12,660 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
80 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
8.0
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X blades
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X blades
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X Blending Shaft
A close-up of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Metal
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

10
10
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X beaker
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
20 oz
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.8 oz (108 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X power cord.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.2 ft (1.6 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X whisk attachment.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
7.8

Ease of Use

9.3
7.6

Handling

9.0
8.0
Someone is holding the Braun MQ7035X handle.
Someone uses two hands to control the Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the controlling buttons at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.

Blade Assembly

9.5
9.0

Cleanability

9.5
7.5