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I have had three and here is the painful truth: CUISINART built their entire line of hand ...
on November 6, 2014
Yes, I know that statistically this is one of the most popular hand blenders in history, but I think that is because of the low price and the fact that is also one of the ONLY models readily available. I have had three and here is the painful truth: CUISINART built their entire line of hand blenders around a defective design. The weak point is the fact that not only are the gears (the heart) 100% plastic but they are located at the point in the unit where it comes apart for cleaning adding extra flex and stress to already bad design. Assuming the motor bearings are OK out of the box (and I had a new unit where this was not true) if you use this daily (smoothies for eg) it will last less than a year before the plastic gears fail. On the other hand if you use it rarely, it could last a lifetime. Yours. Not its.