Updated 6 Sep 2018

Cuisinart

CPB-300RA Compact Portable Blender

Snapshot: The Cuisinart CPB-300RA Compact Portable Blender has three speeds. How does it rate?

CPB-300RA Compact Portable Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$269

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Test results

Overall score
80
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Blending kale
?/10
Frozen fruit smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Very good overall.
  • Very good for performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good for green smoothie.
  • Excellent result for crushing ice using the pulverising blade.
  • Good result for blending kale.
  • Excellent for frozen fruit smoothie.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • All parts dishwasher safe except blade assembly.
  • Has small jar for chopping.

But

  • Food can become jammed at the top during processing and needs to be manipulated.
  • Can be difficult to remove blade assembly from cup as it becomes tighter after processing. There's limited grip on the blade assembly to remove it so it's difficult for people with weak wrists and fingers.
  • No suction feet and top heavy so can be knocked over.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

We tested performance by making a green smoothie and frozen fruit smoothie – as well as blending kale and crushing ice. Our green smoothie was made with cucumber, celery, kiwifruit, pear, spinach, mint and water.

Ease of use was based on how small you had to cut the food before putting it in the cups, how easy it was to pour and drink from the cup, and whether it was easy to travel with the cup. We also looked at assembling and disassembling the parts, how easy the controls were to use and how easy it was to clean.

We also measured the noise on the highest setting. This does not contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$269
Price-surveyed
July 2018

Extra test results (/10)

Crushing ice
10

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
38 x 13 x 15
Watts (W)
350
Weight (kg)
1.6
Noise (dBA)
82
Jug/cup capacity (ml)
900/450/235
Number of speeds
3

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Puree capability
Yes
Milling capability
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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