Although Cuisinart as a brand is known for making many home and kitchen appliances, the brand has only a few heavy-duty blenders available, and one of them is the Cuisinart Hurricane 1500 blender.
The Cuisinart Hurricane 1500 blender is a standard heavy-duty machine. It is easy to find blenders tagged heavy-duty but may not precisely perform heavy-duty. Still, this blender is designed mainly to bring to your kitchen the standard and quality of the other commercial-grade Cuisinart blenders. So as much as this blender is super powerful, it is also homely and will easily into your kitchen.
In this review, we have discussed this unit in detail, from physical appearance and quality to performance and versatility. Please stick with us to answer all the questions you may have.
- Assembled Product Weight: 6.5 pounds.
- Assembled Product Dimensions (L * W * H): 9.47 x 7.68 x 17.08 inches.
With its powerful motor, the Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 blender excels at some heavy-duty tasks, but not all. Unfortunately, it cannot perform some tasks appropriately, and it cannot perform some other ones at all. Even if they lack of some accessories may limit its performance, the blender itself is limited to some tasks, and it can only perform those tasks properly.
The blender makes silky smoothies with soft, hard, and fibrous ingredients, but the mixture won’t be as smooth if you add some nuts and seeds. It can crush ice and process frozen ingredients. It is a good option for frozen treats and desserts. It can make great purees with cooked, hot, or raw ingredients, but you need to add a consistent amount of liquid to the mix.
The blender is not so good with thick mixtures, so you won’t be able to mash potatoes or any creamy ingredients, or you might end up with a mess. The blender is also great for food prep, making some bread crumbs, or chopping vegetables for dressings. It can also crush tenderly cooked meat. You can make nut milk or butter with the blender, too, but it doesn’t mill flour from the nut or grains fine enough to the baking standard.
Because of the limitations in the accessories, the Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 blender cannot perform some tasks like making instant hot soup from scratch. The blades are not designed to generate enough friction for this, and there is no heating mechanism applied. However, you can make soup from already cooked ingredients.
This Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 blender has six functional controls that are easy and intuitive to use. They are for power, pulse, low and high speeds, and preset functions for smoothie and ice crushing.
The control panel has a modern backlit LCD and a three-minute automatic but programmable timer. The pulse function can be set to either high or low for fast or slow blending at intervals.
Even if only two-speed settings seem too limiting, the blender is designed to detect the quantity of food put in the container and then regulate the speed to achieve good results.
Motor and Blade
The Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 blender has a very powerful 2.25 Hp motor. It produces 1600 watts of power which is just enough for any household function you want to perform.
The motor is equipped with an anti-heating system to shut off the blender if an overheat is detected. If this happens, the motor deploys, and you will have to wait for 30 minutes before the blender is ready to run again.
With its 4-pronged solid stainless steel blade, it can run at speeds over 300000 RPMs.
Container and Accessories
The Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 blender has many accessories, including several blending cups to make personal blending much more accessible. They are all made of quality materials.
It comes with a large 60 oz. BPA-free Tritan container and a tight-fitting lid with a removable measuring cup where you can add ingredients while blending. It also comes with four travel-size cups and a spatula to help scrape off food from the jars.
Care and Cleaning
The easiest cleaning method for this blender is self-cleaning, and the manufacturers recommend using this method against any other. Add some water (warm water) and some soap into the container, and after running for some minutes, pour out the soapy water, and rinse the container with clean water.
Make sure all parts are fully dry before you store them away. It would be best to have a damp towel to wipe the base with. Never immerse the base in water or pour water on it.
From time to time, you also need to disassemble the parts and clean the hidden areas in the blender thoroughly as maintenance.
Warranty and Replacements
The Cuisinart CBT-1500 has three years limited warranty. Some parts, especially the plastic containers, may damage after a year or two, according to reviews. If this happens to your blender, Cuisinart has a customer care unit that you can reach.
If you’ve already registered your device on the company’s website, it would be straightforward to honor your warranty and get your device fixed or replaced.
The Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 Blender set includes:
- Motor base.
- 60 oz. container and lid.
- Four travel-sized jars and convenience lids.
- Ice cube tray.
- Recipe book.
Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 Blender: Pros and Cons
- It is more affordable than other heavy-duty blenders.
- It has a powerful motor.
- It comes with multiple accessories.
- Quality build.
- It is very loud.
- Limited warranty.
Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 Blender: FAQ
Cuisinart Hurricane CBT-1500 Blender: Final Thoughts
The customer reviews on this unit are pretty impressive. Users worldwide praise the unique appearance and general performance of the blenders. They also love the stylish look and multiple accessories. However, this blender cannot be compared with a Vitamix or Blendtec and would not substitute either appropriately.
If you are considering this model to replace a Vitamix or Blendtec, you would not be satisfied with the outcome that you will get. If you just need a standard household blender with a lot of power, the Cuisinart Hurricane 1500 is a good option.