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Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 06, 2023 at 01:27 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Jun 06, 2023 at 01:27 pm
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5.7
Multi-Purpose
6.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
5.3
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.6
Ice Crushing
2.4
Soups
5.0
Professional Use

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is a battery-powered personal blender. Its design is well-suited for camping, or blending a smoothie for lunch if you work as a delivery driver or anywhere where outlets aren't readily available. It's more expensive and not as portable as other battery-powered options like the BlendJet 2, since its motor base isn't meant to be carried around, but offers a better performance for most recipes.

Our Verdict

5.7 Multi-Purpose

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is sub-par for multi-purpose use. It's a portable personal blender not meant for heavy-duty multi-purpose use. You can't use it to hot blend or process more than 16oz of ingredients simultaneously. The battery lasts for around 20 minutes, which is also limiting. However, compared to other battery-powered blenders, it's quite versatile. It makes a fairly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients and very smooth, spreadable nut butter, although it's annoying to use for tough blends like that. It's also decently sturdy and easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Portable design.
  • Easy to use.
Cons
  • Doesn't fully liquify fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't hot blend.
6.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is alright for single-serve smoothies. It doesn't fully process fibrous ingredients, so making a smoothie with something like kale or blueberries won't be completely smooth. Still, it's decently easy to use for single-serve smoothies and has a resealable lid, so you can use the jar as a travel cup. While plug-in blenders can often make a silkier fruit smoothie, you might prefer its portable design to blend a smoothie when camping or during lunch breaks.

Pros
  • 16oz personal jar.
  • Portable design.
  • Easy to use.
Cons
  • Doesn't fully liquify fibrous ingredients.
5.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender isn't well-suited for blending multiple servings. Its small capacity is ideal for single-serves, but you need to work in batches if you're feeding a crowd. Since it processes ingredients pretty slowly and has a limited battery life, it's not the best choice for making several smoothies in a row. However, it can crush ice and make a fairly smooth blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables, producing a drinkable smoothie with most recipes.

Pros
  • Easy to use.
Cons
  • Doesn't fully liquify fibrous ingredients.
  • Small capacity.
4.6 Ice Crushing

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is poor for crushing ice. It has a small 16oz capacity, which is expected for a personal blender, but it can't fit many ice cubes at once. The narrow shape of the jar also makes it difficult for the blender to crush every ice cube, so you end up with chunky crushed ice.

Pros
  • Easy to use.
Cons
2.4 Soups

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender isn't suitable for making soup. It can't be used to blend hot ingredients, and it's meant for single-serves, so it can't fit most soup recipes in one batch. It doesn't completely blend fibrous ingredients, so recipes like kale or broccoli will have small unprocessed grains left over.

Pros
  • Easy to use.
Cons
  • Doesn't fully liquify fibrous ingredients.
  • Small capacity.
  • Can't hot blend.
5.0 Professional Use

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is disappointing for professional use. It's not meant to stand up to daily, frequent use in a professional kitchen since it's a battery-powered personal blender. In general, it's meant for blending single-serves when you're on the go or don't have an electrical outlet nearby, like when camping or hiking. It has a small capacity and takes a long time to process difficult ingredients like fibrous fruits and vegetables, nuts, and ice. It's decently well-built but doesn't have a particularly premium feel.

Pros
  • Easy to use.
Cons
  • Doesn't fully liquify fibrous ingredients.
  • Small capacity.
  • Battery-powered.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 5.7 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 5.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 4.6 Ice Crushing
  • 2.4 Soups
  • 5.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Jun 06, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated May 31, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated May 29, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated May 25, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated May 24, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender comes in one 'Black/Grey' color scheme and has no variants. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you come across another variant or your blender is different, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender is a battery-powered personal blender. However, it's slightly different from other popular portable blenders, including the BlendJet 2 and PopBabies Portable Blender. Those models have smaller motor bases you're meant to keep attached to the jar while you carry it around, meaning you're never without a way to blend a smoothie. Instead, this blender is designed like most plug-in personal blenders, such as the Ninja Fit, and you need to remove the motor base before drinking from the jar. It's less portable since you need to toss the motor base in your bag if you want to bring it along, but it offers a better blending performance than other portable blenders we've tested.

If you want other options, check out our lists of the best bullet blenders, the best personal blender, and the best blenders for smoothies.

BlendJet 2

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender and the BlendJet 2 have different strengths. The BlendJet is more portable since it's lighter, and you can drink from the jar without detaching the motor base. It's sturdier, quieter, and much easier to clean by hand. However, the bulkier Cuisinart can make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients and even produce smooth nut butter (with some time and effort on your part).

NutriBullet GO

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender is better than the NutriBullet GO. The Cuisinart has a better blending performance since it makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients. It can handle crushing ice and making nut butter, although it's not easy or fun to use for that purpose. However, the NutriBullet is smaller, lighter, and quieter, so you may prefer if you want both the jar and the motor base to be very portable.

PopBabies Portable Blender

You may prefer either the Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender or the PopBabies Portable Blender. The Cuisinart is easier to clean and somewhat quieter. It's not great at ice crushing, but its jar opening can fit regular ice cubes. It blends a smoothie quicker. However, the PopBabies' blade assembly is always inside the jar, so you don't need to worry about carrying around a separate motor base. It's also smaller and lighter, so you may prefer it if you want something you can stick into a bag or purse.

Fresh Juice Portable Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender and the Fresh Juice Portable Blender have different strengths. The design of the Fresh Juice lets you drink from the jar with the blade assembly attached if you wish. It's lighter overall and quieter. However, the Cuisinart has a better overall blending performance. It makes smoother blends with fibrous ingredients common in smoothies like fruit and leafy greens.

Xibonol Portable Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender and the Xibonol Portable Blender have different strengths. The Cuisinart is a less portable battery-powered blender with a better blending performance. It's not as easy to use for blending on the go but does a better job with difficult jobs like ice crushing, making nut butter, and smoothly blending fibrous ingredients. It's also much sturdier. However, if you want a very portable blender, the Xibonol is a better choice. It's much quieter, and the blades are always attached if the lid is on, so you can blend wherever you are.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Height
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Width 3.5" (9.0 cm)
Depth 4.3" (11.0 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender is small for a blender but a bit bigger and heavier compared to other battery-powered models like the BlendJet 2and the Fresh Juice Portable Blender.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

It has a decent build quality. The jar and motor base are made of ordinary plastic, and the base has four 'slip-proof feet' to help it grip onto your counter. A small plastic flap covers the charging input when it's not in use. The jar is comfortable to hold, and its lid screws on easily. The build doesn't feel premium, but no part feels flimsy.

1.4
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
16.0 oz (473 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The jar has a 16oz blending capacity, typical for a personal blender, and a good size for single-serve smoothies and protein shakes.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The jar, blade assembly lid, and drinking lid are all dishwasher-safe. The jar has no measuring marks other than a max fill line at 16oz. You can use it as a travel cup with the drinking lid attached.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The blender has four sharp blades. Two of them point almost straight down without flaring out to the sides, which is slightly different from most blender blade designs, like the BlendJet 2's. This might be intended to help keep ingredients under the blade assembly circulating. The blades are very sharp, so you need to be careful not to cut yourself when you're handling them.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

Both the blade assembly lid and the drinking lid are easy to screw onto and off the jar. The drinking lid has a spout with a flip-up cover.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)

The blender has a detachable micro-USB to USB-A charging cable. It's advertised to provide 20 minutes of blending time on a full charge (20 blending cycles), which is more than some other portable blenders like the BlendJet 2, which the manufacturer advertises to last for just 5 minutes of continuous blending (15 blending cycles of 20 seconds each). The manufacturer also advertises a quick-charge feature as follows:

  • 15-minute charge: 25 seconds blending
  • 30-minute charge: 1 minute and 45 seconds blending
  • 60-minute charge: 5 minutes and 45 seconds blending
  • 2-hour charge: 20 minutes (full charge)

Also, remember that the battery life can vary depending on what you're blending. Making nut butter depleted a full battery in about 15 minutes.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 16oz jar
  • Resealable drinking lid
  • Blade assembly lid
  • Micro USB to USB-A charging cable
  • Instruction and recipe booklet

Performance
6.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.5

It does an adequate job of processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It doesn't completely liquify ingredients like kale but makes a fairly smooth puree with small, uniformly-sized specks left over. It takes much longer to process the ingredients than plug-in blenders like the NutriBullet Pro 900. However, its one-minute blending cycles are longer than other portable blenders' like the BlendJet 2 and the Fresh Juice Portable Blender, so you don't have to press the button quite as many times, and it produces better results.

6.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.5

It's okay at processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. Since the jar is meant for single-serves, there's no huge difference between a small batch and full capacity. You need to run several one-minute blending cycles, just like with a smaller batch, but otherwise, it's an easy, hands-off process. The final puree has small, uniform grains left over, but it's an okay result for a smoothie.

5.8
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
6.5
Crushed Ice Texture
5.5

It can crush ice, but it's not very good for that purpose. The jar can fit four ice cubes, and the blades can crush any ice they come into contact with, but the narrow shape of the jar means that crushed ice builds up around the blades and prevents all the cubes from being crushed. The resulting ice is suitable for cocktails but isn't very snow-like or uniform.

7.2
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
3.0
Nut Butter Texture
10

It's decent for making nut butter. The blender takes a lot of time to create a spreadable butter after initially crushing the ingredients. You must run many one-minute blending cycles and undock the jar to shake it often. The process will deplete a fully-charged battery. However, unlike other battery-powered blenders we've tested, it can eventually process all the ingredients into smooth, spreadable nut butter.

8.1
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
87.5 dB

It's very quiet for a blender. Other portable blenders like the BlendJet 2 are even quieter, but this one isn't overly noisy, so you can use it to blend an early-morning smoothie without waking up everyone in the house.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
14,300 RPM
Max Speed
14,300 RPM
Power
N/A
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The blender has one blending speed, like most personal blenders. It's quite fast, which helps with making smooth purees, but you can't adjust the speed to suit certain recipes.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

The controls consist of one button on the front of the motor base. A single press will activate LEDs that show the battery status:

  • First light flashing: less than 40%
  • First light solid, second light flashing: <70%
  • First two lights sold, third light flashing: <95%
  • All three lights on: Fully charged

A double press starts a one-minute blending cycle. Other portable blenders have 30-second or 20-second cycles, but since they usually require more time to blend a recipe, one minute is more convenient. The blender stops automatically at the end of the cycle, but you can also push the button again to stop it early.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's decently easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar helps remove sticky food from the blades and sides. However, when cleaning the blade assembly, you need to scrub around the threads of the blade assembly lid and the gasket, which is a tight spot, and you may need to use a brush. The blades are sharp enough to cut yourself accidentally, so you may need to use a brush with a handle. The jar is on the narrow side, and some people will have difficulty reaching into it to clean the bottom, so you may also need a brush for that step.