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Cuisinart mini prep pro review 2022: A powerful cordless blender for your kitchen

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Buy now £90, Cuisinart.co.uk

  • Power: 250W
  • Dimensions: 24cm x 18cm x 12.5cm
  • Capacity: 900ml
  • Colors: Money
  • Guarantee: Three years
  • Rating: 9/10

Design and features

Cuisinart prides itself on the mini prep pro’s compact design; it is indicated that it is intended not to take up too much space on the worktop. Despite its small size, the clear plastic mixing bowl – which is securely attached to the base unit and can be easily removed for cleaning – has a 900ml capacity which is large enough to handle a variety of kitchen tasks.

Speaking of kitchen tasks, the detachable blade is made from high-grade stainless steel and features reversible technology allowing you to chop or grind. The chop setting is great for vegetables like onions, making pesto or pureeing foods, while the grind function means you can grind coffee beans, nuts, spices and more just by pressing a button.

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Of course, the main design feature of this Cuisinart machine is that it’s cordless, so you can easily move from task to task in the kitchen without worrying about a power outlet. Instead, the machine has a 250W motor and is powered by a lithium-ion battery which is charged via the included USB cable.

It takes 115 minutes to reach a full charge, which then provides enough power for 15 minutes of continuous use. Battery lights show the charge level at all times, and the mini prep pro will continue to run at full power and speed even when its charge is low.

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The plastic parts can be removed and washed by hand or in the dishwasher, while the power supply simply needs to be wiped down with a soft, soapy cloth after use.

Performance

In our review of the best blenders, we mentioned that this machine is one of the most used pieces of equipment in our kitchen.

While this isn’t an all-purpose blender, unless you’re specifically looking for something that will make soups and smoothies, you might find that this chopper takes care of most kitchen tasks. cooking preparation. In fact, Cuisinart claims the mini prep pro can go through 60 onions in 15 minutes. The pulse button will help create thicker textured sauces and salsas and blend silky hummus from jarred chickpeas in minutes. We also made a traditional salmon mousse with far less scraping from the machine than our regular blender requires.

Results are still quick and even, despite the relatively weak motor (compared to the rest of the machines we tested in our best blenders review) as long as you take care not to overfill the bowl; we recommend sticking to a larger capacity of 700ml than the advertised 900ml.

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The machine also comes with a helpful instruction manual that provides recommended weights and mixing schedules for various common ingredients.

The blades are sharp, so we had no issues – but you may need to hold the machine to keep it from moving on the countertop when working on tougher subjects like coffee beans or meat.

The Cuisinart Mini Prep Pro is an invaluable baby food and weaning machine; the fact that it is so portable, compact and allows you to vary the level of texture also makes it a no-brainer for new parents.

The verdict: Cuisinart mini prep pro

the mini pro is a versatile machine that comes into its own thanks to its absence of a cord. Going from chopped onions to blitzing breadcrumbs and then making fresh mayonnaise is a snap because you’re not tied to a pick point. It’s powerful, not too loud and should last a long time – well past the weaning phase if that’s what you’re considering buying. This is a handy machine for anyone with an existing hand blender or otherwise.