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Cuisinart Smart Stick vs. Chefman Cordless Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart Smart Stick vs. Chefman Cordless comparison. Choosing between these immersion blenders comes down to your styling preference.

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Cuisinart Smart Stick

Chefman Cordless

Cuisinart Smart Stick vs. Chefman Cordless: Both Immersion Blenders Are Worth the Look

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Chefman CordlessCuisinart Smart Stick8.07.77.48.87.77.48.57.8
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These two immersion blenders provided acceptable performance for making smoothies, soups, mayonnaises, and nut milk. Due to the lack of the whisk attachment, they both were unable to beat egg whites, but this is common for such a type of blender. 

During the blending process, we found the Chefman Cordless ran very smoothly and seldom created troublesome suction. The Cuisinart Smart Stick, on the other hand, tended to create too much suction causing it to stick tightly to the beaker, making it difficult to draw up the blending wand without causing a mess.

Overall, the Chefman Cordless was only slightly comparable to the Cuisinart Smart Stick in our testing performance, but it represents a better choice if you’re looking for a perfect user-friendly design.

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
  • The lock function helps prevent accidental operation, reducing the likelihood of personal injury. 
  • It feels like a fancy blender.
  • Multiple speed options allow for a wide range of tasks. 
  • It is capable of pulverizing frozen fruit and making mayonnaise.
  • Colored LED ring indicates the battery’s status accurately.
  • All the buttons are easy to control.
  • An included cookware guard keeps pots and pans scratch-free.
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well
  • It is unable to whip eggs due to the lack of a whisk attachment

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
15.6 x 2.3 inches
H16.4 x W2.3 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.4 lbs
Number of speeds
2
N/A
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
11,670 RPM
10,500 RPM
Max speed
12,660 RPM
14,333 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$46.56
$55.97

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.4
7.7

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
7.0
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.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman battery-powered immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Chefman cordless 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
 Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.5
9.0
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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Chefman cordless immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Slightly Coarse
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

9.3
8.8
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
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Mayonnaise Test
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch made by the Chefman cordless stick blender and contained in a plastic beaker that stands between the Chefman’s motor and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time (1 minute and 30 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman cordless hand blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 10 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

9.0
8.5
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
A white plate of almond pulp produced by the Chefman battery-powered stick blender being between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (55 seconds).
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Fine
Very Fine
Suction
Tightly
Yes

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.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed beaten egg-white of the Chefman immersion blender and is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes 2 seconds).
Beating Time
N/A
N/A
Result
N/A
N/A
Suction
N/A
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
7.4

In the Box

Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.
An owner manual, USB cord, charger adapter, immersion blending wand with its motor body attached, blade edge guard, blade guard, and paper cartoon box of The Chefman cordless hand blender being side by side on a white table.

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 Chefman cordless immersion 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 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16.4 inches.
Height
15.6" (39.6 cm)
16.4" (41.7 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
8.2" (20.8 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
8.0
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.
The Chefman’s blending shaft and motor body lying on a white table.

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 variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the safety lock button and the USB port  on the rear of the Chefman cordless hand blender.
A close-up of Chefman’s handle which features the safety lock button and USB port on the rear and the power button on the front.
A close-up of the LED charge indicator ring and the variable speed control button of the Chefman cordless blender.
Activation
Press
Press
Min Speed
11,670 RPM
10,500 RPM
Max Speed
12,660 RPM
14,333 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
80 dB
72 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

8.0
7.0
A close-up of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
The immersion blending shaft with its blade guard attached of the Chefman cordless blender lying flat on a white table.
A close-up of the Chefman’s blending shaft with its blade guard attached.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp blade
Guard Material
Metal
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
No
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

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.8

Ease of Use

7.6
8.8

Handling

8.0
9.0
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 Chefman’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its variable speed control button, with one hand.

Blade Assembly

9.0
9.5

Cleanability

7.5
8.0

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