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Cuisinart Smart Stick vs Peach Street Powerful Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Cuisinart and Peach Street have equal pros and cons in terms of performance, design, and ease-of-use; a tough choice to make.

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Cuisinart Smart Stick vs Peach Street Powerful Immersion Blender

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Both the Cuisinart Smart Stick and the Peach Street Powerful are straight up immersion blender sticks with no additional attachments, except that the Cuisinart has a blending beaker. Neither of these hand blenders therefore have whisk for egg whites, but the Cuisinart can still blend up great mayonnaise whereas the Peach Street flounders. The Peach Street is actually the slightly better blender for hot soup purees, while the Cuisinart is a better choice for frozen fruit smoothies and almond milk. Overall, their performance scores turned out exactly the same. 

Apart from personal needs and preferences, the real toss up between these two blenders lies in quality and ease of use. The Cuisinart has a higher perceived quality, while the Peach Street looks more budget-like. Peach Street has a unique blade design which happens to make cleaning easier. Both use a two switch, two speed operation but the Cuisinart’s safety locking feature makes it cumbersome to adjust speeds while blending. This Cuisinart, unfortunately, has quite a strong suction force that often creates a mess. On its downside, the Peach Street has stiff buttons and inconsistent blending results from excessive motor vibrations. It’s a tough choice either way.

Pros & Cons

  • 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 is easy to attach, remove, and clean.
  • The blending wand is dishwasher-safe.
  • Its 500-watt motor can blend frozen fruits, puree hot soup, and emulsify sauces.
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well
  • Significant motor’s vibration.
  • Tight suction to the blending container’s bottom. 
  • Controlling buttons are hard to press. 
  • Metal blade’s guard can scratch the blending container’s bottom.

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
15.6 x 2.3 inches
H 15.3 x W2.6 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
2
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
11,670 RPM
No
Max speed
12,660 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$46.56
$26.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.4
7.4

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
8.5
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.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Peach Street from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Peach Street from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Peach Street immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Silky chunky
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.5
7.0
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.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Peach Street Hand Blender had completed the test in 1:40 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Peach Street Hand Blender had completed the test in 1:40 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Peach Street immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Slightly Coarse
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.3
7.3
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
A batch mayonnaise made by the Peach Street immersion blender within 2 minutes and 09 seconds.
A batch mayonnaise made by the Peach Street immersion blender within 2 minutes and 09 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Peach Street immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 10 secs
2 mins 09 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

9.0
8.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Peach Street stick blender within 1 minute and 04 seconds.
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 04 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
0.0
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.
Someone is tilting the plastic beaker at an angle of 45 degree which contains the failed beaten egg-white of the Peach Street hand blender after the total whipping time of 2 minutes.
Beating Time
N/A
Failed
Result
N/A
Failed
Suction
N/A
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
6.8

In the Box

Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.
The Peach Street immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

Dimensions

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.
The Peach Street Hand Blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.1 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.3 inches.
Height
15.6" (39.6 cm)
15.3" (38.9 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
8.1" (20.6 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
7.0
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.
A close-up of the Peach Street immersion parts

Speed and Controls

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

Blending Shaft

8.0
7.0
A close-up of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
A close-up of the Peach Street hand blender blades
A close-up of the Peach Street hand blender blades
A close-up of the Peach Street hand blender blending wand
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Metal
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Beaker

10
0.0
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
3.8 oz (108 g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Tamper Included
No
N/A

Power Cord

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

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
6.3

Ease of Use

7.6
5.5

Handling

8.0
6.5
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.
Someone is holding the Peach Street’s handle and pressing its button at the same time.

Blade Assembly

9.0
9.0

Cleanability

7.5
8.5