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KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion vs Cuisinart CSB-175 Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the KOIOS 4-in1 and the Cuisinart CSB-15 have undergone our extensive testing and we found them both to be efficient in roughly all basis blending tasks.

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KOIOS 4-In-1

Cuisinart Smart Stick

KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion vs Cuisinart CSB-175

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability KOIOS 4-In-1Cuisinart Smart Stick8.07.97.68.37.77.48.57.8
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Based on the testing results, and with a solid construction and consistent performance, we considered the Cuisinart CSB-15 to be the winner. Sporting a 300-watt motor, we found it to be pretty great at whole-food blends, like smoothies, puree soups, and emulsified sauces. Given its awkward design, however, activating it took some trial and error, but we eventually got the hang of it.

The KOIOS 4-in-1 is far better than any other low-priced blenders we’ve tested. We particularly loved its smooth operation, ease of use, and versatility, but it would still take some innovative features to defeat such higher-priced rivals, like the Cuisinart.

Pros & Cons

  • The motor doesn’t vibrate as violently as others.
  • Extra attachments are included for a wider range of tasks.
  • It is easy to attach, remove, and clean the blending accessories.
  • The silicone buttons are responsive.
  • Its durability is backed up by a 2-year warranty.
  • We don't have to sacrifice efficiency for a bargain.
  • 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 blade guard can cause damage to the cookware’s surface.
  • The motor rating is 400 watts rather than its advertised rating of 800 watts.
  • 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
H15.3 x W2.1 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
13
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
11,500 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max speed
14,480 RPM
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.98
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
7.4

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the KOIOS 800W immersion hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the KOIOS 800W immersion hand blender from a plastic beaker.
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand 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
Slightly Chunky
Silky chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.8
7.5
A white bowl containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the KOIOS’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 19 seconds).
A white bowl containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the KOIOS’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 19 seconds).
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the KOIOS hand 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
1 min 20 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Slightly Coarse
Slightly Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.8
9.3
Mayonnaise on blender blade
Mayonnaise on blender blade
KOIOS 4-In-1 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
1 min 10 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

7.5
9.0
The KOIOS’s 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 30 seconds) being side by side.
The KOIOS’s 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 30 seconds) being side by side.
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
1 min 10 secs
40 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

7.0
0.0
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the KOIOS 4-in-1 immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 41 seconds) by its sides.
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the KOIOS 4-in-1 immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 41 seconds) by its sides.
KOIOS 4-In-1 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
2 min 40 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.5

In the Box

The KOIOS 4-in-1 Stick Blender is shipped with a paper carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, a plastic beaker, a whisk attachment, a food processor, and a user manual.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

Dimensions

The KOIOS 4-in 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 7.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.3 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
15.3" (38.9 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.1" (5.3 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.5
8.5
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand-held blender lying flat on a gray table.
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 Power button and the TURBO button of the KOIOS 4-in-1.
A close-up of the Power button and the TURBO button of the KOIOS 4-in-1.
A close-up of 12 speed settings on the top of the KOIOS’s motor body.
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
11,500 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max Speed
14,480 RPM
12,660 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
90 dB
80 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.0
8.0
The blending wand of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender lying flat on a gray table.
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
An included plastic beaker of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender standing on a gray table.
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
0.22 lb
3.8 oz (108 g)
Height
6.7" (17.0 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
The KOIOS 4-in-1 Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord 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
5.6 ft (1.7 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

The KOIOS 4-in-1 Immersion Blender Whisk Attachment lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
7.8

Ease of Use

8.3
7.6

Handling

8.0
8.0
Someone uses two hands to control the KOIOIS immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.
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
The KOIOS Blade Assembly

Cleanability

8.5
7.5

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