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Cuisinart Evolutionx Cordless Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart's dual approach to blending: the cordless EvolutionX for versatility on the move and the Smart Stick for traditional efficiency.

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Cuisinart Evolutionx Cordless Hand Blender

Cuisinart Smart Stick

Cuisinart Evolutionx Cordless Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityCuisinart Evolution...Cuisinart Smart Stick7.87.18.78.47.77.48.57.8
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Pros & Cons

  • Excellent mobility 
  • Pleasing aesthetic appealing 
  • Included accessories allows for greater versatility  
  • Steady battery performance
  • 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
  • The blending wand can unintentionally detach
  • 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 16.2 x W 2.4 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
1
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Accessories
A whisk attachment, a beaker.
11,670 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$76.43
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.1
7.4

Hot Soup Purée

6.0
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG 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
Chunky
Silky chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Smoothie

6.0
7.5
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG  Hand Blender had completed the test in 2 minutes.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG  Hand Blender had completed the test in 2 minutes.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray 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
2 minutes
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Slightly Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.5
9.3
A batch mayonnaise made by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG immersion blender within 1 minute and 24 seconds.
A batch mayonnaise made by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG immersion blender within 1 minute and 24 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG 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
1 min 24 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

8.3
9.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG stick blender within 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 10 secs
40 secs
Result
Very Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
0.0
A beaker containing beaten egg-white made by the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG immersion blender in 1 minute and 45 seconds is put upside down on the table.
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
1 min 45 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
8.5

In the Box

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG immersion blender lying on a table with its beaker, whisk attachment, user manual, packaging carton box, and charger by its side.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

Dimensions

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG 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 16.2 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
16.2" (41.1 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.4" (6.1 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
8.5
A close-up of the Cuisinart RHB-100TG parts
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 Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG’s indicator light.
A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG’s indicator light.
A close-up of the Cuisinart motor housing
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
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

8.5
8.0
A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG blades
A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG blades
A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG 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 Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG beaker
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
30 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

Extra Accessories

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG whisk attachment
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
7.8

Ease of Use

8.0
7.6

Handling

9.5
8.0
A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG ergonomically-designed 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

8.5
9.0

Cleanability

8.5
7.5

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