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Cuisinart Evolutionx Cordless Hand Blender In-depth Review

Exceptional in mobility and power, the Cuisinart RHB-100TG EvolutionX marks its place as a top performer among immersion blenders.

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A Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless hand Blender set on a kitchen counter, with a whisk attachment, a charging base, a recipe booklet, and the product packaging by its sides.

Overall Verdict

The Cuisinart RHB-100TG EvolutionX is efficient, versatile, and well-designed. We valued the performance of its blending wand, which ensured smooth, chunk-free smoothies and could turn cooked veggies into creamy soup in seconds. The whisk attachment also proved useful, doing a decent job of beating eggs and making mayonnaise.

Usability-wise, this RHB-100TG stands out as one of the most user-friendly blenders in its class. Its intuitive design, complemented by an ergonomic handle, simplifies handling, while the smooth operation of the motor helps minimize hand fatigue and splatters. 

In conclusion, although this blender’s price may be a tad higher compared to other models in its class, the mobility and efficiency it brings to the table make it a worthy investment for any buyer.

Things We Like

  • Excellent mobility 
  • Pleasing aesthetic appealing 
  • Included accessories allows for greater versatility  
  • Steady battery performance

Things We Don’t Like

  • The blending wand can unintentionally detach

At the time of writing, the RHB-100TG EvolutionX shines as the singular star in Cuisinart’s cordless lineup. Cuisinart markets it as ready for any blending challenge, boasting its portable design, versatile blending modes, and a list of user-friendly accessories as evidence. Also, its design is very distinctive; just a glance and the RHB-100TG EvolutionX stands out among a crowd of generic, conformist machines. 

Still, you might wonder whether this EvolutionX matches up to the performance of corded models or merely a lifeline for on-the-go blends in cramped kitchens. Generally, we think it’s a blend of both—your blender may not be the powerhouse for heavy-duty blending, yet it’ll get you through everyday blending tasks with ease.

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16.2 x W 2.4 inches
Weight
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Accessories
A whisk attachment, a beaker.
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes

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Analysis and Test Results

7.1 Performance

The EvolutionX RHB-100TG is more than meets the eye. 

Although the EvolutionX RHB-100TG didn't rank as the most rapid or potent in our evaluations, it proved to be well-suited for tasks such as grinding nuts and making emulsified sauces, as well as other delicate tasks that require perfectly whipped egg whites. However, be mindful when making frozen fruit smoothies, as it requires a bit more effort than we'd ideally expect.

6.0 Hot Soup Purée

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.

In our test, the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG attempted to purée hot soup within a strict 30-second timeframe. The result was a soup with a somewhat grainy texture, as evidenced by the notable amount of solids left after straining. This kind of consistency might be favored by some who appreciate a chunkier feel to their soups. However, if it's a seamless purée you're after, you might find yourself needing a bit of patience and extra blending time. Otherwise, alternatives like the Braun MultiQuick-5, Ninja Foodi, and Vitamix, will likely be a better fit as they can offer a smoother outcome within the same time constraint.

6.0 Smoothie

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.

While the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG didn't burst onto the scene with an overwhelming power during our frozen fruit smoothie test, it eventually triumphed over the challenge. 

The blender initially grappled with the dense kale, taking its time to fully liquify the leafy greens. As we progressed to the frozen fruit layers, the challenge persisted. It demanded for a more assertive user intervention, as without applying some downward pressure, the blender seemed to find it difficult to generate enough force to process the icy fruits. Only when the fruits began to thaw slightly, the blending became more fluid and consistent. As such, the entire process took up to two minutes.

9.5 Mayonnaise

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.

Emulsification, at its core, is a delicate procedure that requires both precision and consistency. The RHB-100TG's whisk attachment is thoughtfully designed to address this challenge. Indeed, achieving a robust mayonnaise emulsion in just 90 seconds is no minor achievement. To our surprise, this blender managed it with remarkable ease.

The end result? A mayonnaise that is both dense and luxuriously silken. It holds its form well, suggesting a stable emulsion, yet possesses a smoothness that makes it easily spreadable. This is a balance that's often sought after but not always achieved.

8.3 Almond Milk

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.

Our testing of the Ninja Foodi for almond milk preparation was a display of blending efficiency as a creamy and richly flavored almond milk was produced in a rapid 1 minute and 10 seconds. 

However, it’s worth noting that the blending was briefly interrupted by the Foodi's sudden and unexplained shutdowns, not once but multiple times. Although this could signal an overzealous safety feature aimed at motor preservation, the lack of transparency regarding these stops was a mild irritant in an otherwise seamless operation.

10 Whipped Egg-Whites

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.

Using the whisking attachment, the device effectively introduced air into the egg whites. This action causes the proteins within the egg whites to unfold and subsequently refold around the introduced air bubbles. As a result, the mixture transforms, and you can distinctly observe the transition of the whites from a translucent liquid to an opaque foam. Minute by minute, the volume increased, with the texture becoming more structured and firm.

Within a concise 1 minute and 45 seconds, the result was evident: stiff peaks with a consistent, glossy finish. The minimal residue at the base of the glass suggests that the blender's reach and circulation were thorough, ensuring even the last traces of liquid egg whites were successfully  turned into the frothy consistency desired.

8.7 Design

The sleek design of the Cuisinart RHB-100TG made a significant impression on us, both in terms of aesthetics and build quality. Just keep in mind that the blender’s rechargeable battery is designed to operate for only 20 minutes. 

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.
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Beaker   
  • Charger

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.
Height
16.2" (41.1 cm)
Width
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)

The Cuisinart's dimensions reflect a thoughtful balance between functional design and user comfort. Overall, it stands at 16.2 inches tall, which provides enough height for deep immersion while still fitting comfortably in most kitchen cabinets. At just 1.4 pounds, it is significantly lighter than many of its peers, which definitely ensures minimal arm fatigue, even during heavy-duty tasks like blending rock-solid frozen fruits. The shaft measures 8.3 inches, a standard length that's well-suited for a variety of cooking vessels, from pots to tall glasses. 

8.5 Build Quality

A close-up of the Cuisinart RHB-100TG parts

The Cuisinart RHB-100TG is a confluence of style, robustness, and value. Its motor housing is mostly made of medium-grade plastic. Many immersion blenders with plastic components tend to show signs of discoloration or minor damages after prolonged use, but this model stands out with its persistent newness.  Plus, it doesn't feel flimsy or cheap. Instead, it's sturdy and gives a reassuring feel during use. 

The Cuisinart RHB-100TG's blending shaft, on the other hand,  might not have the premium sheen, but its finish is relatively refined, ensuring it doesn't look inferior alongside its peers.

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
Activation
Press-button
Min Speed
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
Presets
No
Noise Level
N/A
Digital Display
Yes
Pulse Mode
No

The Cuisinart RHB-100TG immersion blender is designed with a user-friendly interface that includes a single-speed operation and a safety lock button. To ensure safe usage, both the power and safety lock buttons must be pressed simultaneously for the motor to activate. These buttons are highly sensitive, requiring only a gentle press to operate. 

8.5 Blending Shaft

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.
Material
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

Our cordless blender is fitted with two-pronged stainless steel blades that promise both strength and long-term functionality. These blades are shielded by a metal housing, an intentional design choice to limit splashing. Still, it's important to be cautious during use to ensure that the metal does not scrape against the container, avoiding possible abrasions.

10 Beaker

A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG beaker
Material
Plastic
Capacity
30 oz
Measurements
Yes
Weight
Height
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The beaker is designed to be safe for contact with all types of food. While it is suitable for cleaning on the top rack of the dishwasher, it is not shatterproof. To reduce the risk of breakage, manual cleaning is recommended.

10 Battery

A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG motor and charger adapter.
Status Indicator
Yes
Full Charging Time
2 hours
Quick Charging Time
15 minutes
Charger Adapter
2-prong plug,  100-240 V input
Charger Adapter Pin
USB Type-A, 5 V output - 1A
Capacity
Charger Length

The Cuisinart is outfitted with 7.4-volt lithium-ion batteries that can be fully charged in approximately 2 hours, thanks to its quick-charge technology. It also offers a brief 20-minute fast-charge capability for when you need to use the blender quickly. Another highlight is its battery-protection mode, which helps to prolong the lifespan of the batteries by preventing overcharging and deep discharge scenarios.

Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment

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

The whisk attachment performs competently with tasks such as beating egg whites, whipping cream, and preparing emulsified sauces. When measured against other blenders within the range, like the BELLA 10-speed or Hamilton models, its polished stainless steel wires provide enhanced sturdiness and durability through regular usage.

8.4 Usability

Cuisinart has consistently aimed to enhance user-friendliness across its products over the years, and it largely succeeds with the EvolutionX RHB-100TG, whose cordless design is a game-changer for both blending and cleaning convenience.

8.0 Ease of Use

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG redefines ease of use in the kitchen, thanks to its intuitive design and highly responsive controls. Plus, its motor runs with a gentle hum, eliminating the discomfort of vibrations and allowing for smooth, effortless handling. 

Our tests revealed another advantage: the blender doesn't generate suction, which is often responsible for splashes and uneven blending. This allows for uninterrupted operation and smooth transitions across different speeds, making for an even blend without any spillage or splatter. 

As for the operating system, it's distinctively engineered with a safety-focused mechanism. Unlike conventional blenders, this one incorporates a dual-button activation system. This may introduce a brief learning curve, but once mastered, it provides an added layer of safety that users will undoubtedly appreciate.

8.5 Blade Assembly

To blend, you simply align the motor body housing with the desired attachment—be it the blending shaft or whisk—and twist until a click confirms the connection. The blender itself does not come with the release button, so a simple anti-clockwise twist is enough to detach the accessory from the motor body. However, be mindful that during intensive blending tasks, like processing frozen fruits, applying excessive force to the wand could inadvertently cause it to unscrew and detach from the motor body.

9.5 Handling

A close-up of the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100TG ergonomically-designed handle.

With a textured grip, the handle provides a secure, non-slip hold. Its curvature and design mirror the natural contour of a user's hand, enhancing the ergonomic feel and reducing hand fatigue, especially during prolonged use.

8.5 Cleanability

The blade has a smooth surface with minimal crevices, making it easier to wipe away food residues. Yet, its positioning near the housing's base makes its backside less accessible. 

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