this is reply to bcc and also to ask trockwood re her cordless immersion bender
I have cuisinart’s cordless immersion blender. went thru 2 of them in 6 years.Battery no longer will charge . Cuisinart does not offer that part.
I use it mainly for crushing my garlic but yesterday, when I had 3 lbs of garlic to crush, I found out the battery was dead. Called Cuisinart, they say they do not have that part for sale.
The cordless one is fantastic as you do not have to worry abut the cord getting burnt and is quite convenient. However, it is upsetting that the battery part cannot be purchased and one has to buy another unit, it seems every 3 years. So, Have one battery in my cupboard and 2 of all the other components which I seldom use.
The All Clad cordless as well as the Kitchen Aid cost over $200.00
The newer cuisinart is $120 but I hate to spend $120 on an equipment that I use every few days for 2 minute, that wil last only 3 years. In addition, I have no use for the electric knife that is included with the newer unit as well as customer’s complaint that is not a feature on the older version.
It seems to turn it on you simultaneously have to press two buttons: an on switch and a lock release button. Once the unit is on, however, you can take your finger off the lock release button, but you’ll have to use both hands to start it again if it is turned off. Some really dislike that, but others aren’t bothered by it.
So, Trockwood, what model do you have?Pros and Cons?
Maybe I will just smash my garlic with my meat pounder.