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Cuisinart CSB-175 vs Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Side-by-Side Comparison

Our comparison between the Hamilton Beach 59765 and the Cuisinart CSB-175 aims to help you find the immersion blender that best fits your needs.

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Cuisinart CSB-175 vs Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion

Overall Verdict

The Cuisinart CSB-175 is a mid-range immersion blender. It didn’t produce a superior even blend in our tests, but overall, its results were much better than those of the Hamilton Beach 59765. Whether we tested it for pureeing root veggies soup or emulsifying sauce, it created hugely stiff competition for the other mid-range contenders with its strength and sharp blades.

Of these two blenders, the Cuisinart CSB-175 also looks more solid and reliable. Although it isn’t built with the highest quality, we can assure you it will last longer than the Hamilton Beach 59765. However, due to its awkward design, you’ll need to get used to its lock mechanism.

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Pros & Cons

  • It can be used for pureeing cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, and baby food.
  • Its easy-grip design allows for flexible control 
  • All the accessories are dishwasher safe
  • 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
  • It isn’t powerful enough for many blending tasks
  • The two included attachments are almost useless
  • It isn’t durable due to the poorly-constructed design
  • 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
H14.3 x W2.6 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
2
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
15,680 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max speed
17,330 RPM
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$30.86
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
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 Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the Hamilton Beach 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
Smooth
Silky chunky
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.3
7.5
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper 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
2 mins 15 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Chunky and Leafy
Slightly Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

0.0
9.3
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Mayonnaise
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
N/A
1 min 10 secs
Result
N/A
Smooth
Suction
N/A
Yes

Almond Milk

6.8
9.0
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
1 min 40 secs
40 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

5.0
0.0
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites
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
3 min 22 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.0
8.5

In the Box

A user’s manual, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, paper carton box, and a food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach hand blender lying side by side on a gray table.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

Dimensions

The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 6.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.3 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
14.3" (36.3 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shaft Length
6.9" (17.5 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

6.0
8.5
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
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 two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons and a speed dial on top of the Cuisinart’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
15,680 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max Speed
17,330 RPM
12,660 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
96 dB
80 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

6.5
8.0
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
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

0.0
10
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
3.8 oz (108 g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
7.8

Ease of Use

5.8
7.6

Handling

6.5
8.0
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.
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

8.0
9.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.5

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