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Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Mar 08, 2023 at 04:47 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 08, 2023 at 04:47 pm
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5.6
Multi-Purpose
5.6
Smoothies (Single Serving)
6.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.8
Ice Crushing
8.8
Soups
5.9
Professional Use

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 is a battery-powered, one-speed immersion blender. When fully charged, it's advertised to provide around 20 minutes of continuous blending. It comes with a 30-oz beaker that you can use for blending and a whisk attachment intended for making homemade mayonnaise and whipped cream. The detachable blending arm isn't dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

5.6 Multi-Purpose

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is sub-par for multi-purpose use. It can hot blend but will struggle to produce smooth soups and sauces with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli. It can't crush ice or make nut butter, which is fairly typical for immersion blenders. However, it comes with a beaker you can use for blending. It's battery-powered, so you can move around your kitchen with it.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
5.6 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is poor for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a beaker you can use for blending but struggles to fully blend common smoothie ingredients like kale or broccoli. It can't crush ice and will have difficulty with big chunks of frozen fruit. On the plus side, its immersion design helps make it easy to rinse clean and easy to store out of the way in a drawer.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
6.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is adequate for multiple servings of smoothies. Since it's an immersion blender, you can blend in your own container, so its capacity isn't limited by the included 30-ounce jar. However, it makes a grainy blend with stubborn ingredients like leafy greens and can't crush ice cubes, so it can't handle every smoothie recipe. On the plus side, it's easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
4.8 Ice Crushing

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender can't crush ice. It doesn't feel well-built and even after a few minutes of blending, its blades can't break ice cubes down.

Pros
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
8.8 Soups

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is excellent for soups. It's meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan, and its cordless design is great for kitchens short on plugs. Unfortunately, it won't make a completely smooth soup or sauce with fibrous vegetables like broccoli, but things like cooked carrots and potatoes are easier to process. It's also not very well-built, and its blending arm isn't dishwasher-safe, but it's very easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Can hot blend.
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
5.9 Professional Use

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is sub-par for professional use. It's not well-built, and while its cordless design lets you move around your kitchen easily with it, you only get about 20 minutes of blending from one charge. It's meant for hot blending but doesn't make a completely smooth blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables. It's not suitable for crushing ice or making nut butter. However, it comes with a beaker you can use for blending.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
  • Lightweight design.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Sub-par build quality.
  • 5.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 5.6 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 6.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 4.8 Ice Crushing
  • 8.8 Soups
  • 5.9 Professional Use
  1. Updated Mar 08, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Feb 23, 2023: Compared the blender's charging method with the Crux Artisan Series Cordless Immersion Blender.
  3. Updated Sep 06, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Feb 22, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 16, 2021: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is available in a few different colors: 'Black', 'Grey/Black', and 'Silver'. We tested the 'Silver' variant, but we expect the other color variants to perform similarly to our model. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If your model is different or you come across another variant, please let us know, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Hand Blender is a battery-powered immersion blender advertised to last for around 20 minutes of continuous use. It's not as well-built as the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender but is lighter. Like most cordless immersion blenders we've tested, it doesn't completely liquify fibrous ingredients like kale. The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is much quieter when it's running and makes silkier smoothies and soups.

If you're still looking for a blender, check out our recommendations for the best immersion blenders, the best blenders, and the best budget blenders.

KitchenAid KHBBV53

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is better than the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100. They're both cordless, but the KitchenAid can make a much smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables, resulting in better-blended broccoli soups and blueberry smoothies. It's significantly quieter when it's running. On the other hand, the Cuisinart is lighter, so you might find it less tiring to use. It also comes with a whisk attachment that can help with making whipped cream or hollandaise sauce. 

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The All-Clad KZ750DGT has a better overall blending performance than the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100, but the Cuisinart is battery-powered, so you're free to move around your kitchen with it. It also comes with a beaker and a whisk you can use for blending. 

Braun MultiQuick 7

The Braun MultiQuick 7 and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your needs. The Braun is much sturdier and makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables. It's more capable of processing thick mixtures like nut butter. It also comes with a bigger variety of attachments, including a food processing bowl. On the other hand, the Cuisinart is battery-powered, so you don't need to worry about finding an outlet near your stove.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender

The Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender has a better blending performance than the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100, so it can make smoother soups or smoothies with fibrous ingredients. However, the EvolutionX is battery-powered, which you might find more convenient. It comes with a whisk attachment and it's quieter when it's running.

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 is a battery-powered immersion blender, so you might prefer it over the Vitamix Immersion Blender if you want to move around your kitchen without worrying about a power cord. The blenders perform similarly when blending recipes like pureed vegetable soup, but the Vitamix is capable of tougher blends like nut butter.

Braun MultiQuick 9

The Braun MultiQuick 9 and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths. The Braun is sturdier, quieter, and more capable of tough blending tasks like making nut butter. However, the Cusinart is cordless, which you might find more convenient, especially if your kitchen is short on outlets.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 and the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender are both battery-powered blenders and perform quite similarly. The EvolutionX makes a much smoother blend when you're working with bigger batches of fibrous ingredients, like a big pot of broccoli soup. On the other hand, you might find the Cordless model's design more convenient. It has a better build quality.

Crux Artisan Series Cordless Immersion Blender

The Crux Artisan Series Cordless Immersion Blender is a better battery-powered immersion blender than the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 for most purposes. The Crux has a much better build quality, it's quieter, and its blending arm is dishwasher-safe. It's more comfortable to use since the Cuisinart's power button makes it awkward to hold. However, the Cuisinart makes a much smoother blend with stubborn ingredients like leafy greens, so you may still prefer it if you want to make smoother soups and smoothies. 

Bamix The Original

The Bamix The Original and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths. The Bamix is a much sturdier and quieter immersion blender. However, the Cuisinart is battery-powered and makes a smoother puree with stubborn fibrous ingredients like kale and broccoli. It also comes with a whisk attachment and a beaker you can use for blending.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Height
16.2" (41.2 cm)
Width 2.4" (6.0 cm)
Depth 2.5" (6.3 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
8.1" (20.7 cm)

The long blending arm is detachable, so when it's not in use, you can store it in a spacious drawer. It's lighter than the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender.

5.5
Design
Build Quality

It has poor build quality. The blades and blade guard are stainless steel, but the motor base and transmission are made of plastic, which doesn't feel very premium. Also, the metal rod that helps the shaft attach to the motor base feels wiggly and may be more prone to breaking.

There are battery status indicator lights and a micro-USB port on top of the handle. The charging port has a flimsy rubber cover that doesn't easily fit into place. The position of the power button on the front of the handle makes it a bit awkward to hold down while blending. If you want a better-built cordless hand blender, check out the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender.

10
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
N/A
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

Since it's an immersion blender, you can blend in any container and aren't limited by the beaker's capacity. However, it comes with a 30-ounce jar that you can use for blending.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No

The beaker is made of plastic and isn't dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
2
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

There are sharp blades fixed to the bottom of the blending arm. The arm isn't dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No Lid Included
Lid Closing Type
No Lid Included

This blender doesn't come with a lid for its beaker.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.3 ft (1.0 m)

It's a battery-operated blender. It has a micro-USB to USB-A charging cable that plugs directly into the motor body to charge the blender. This is unlike the Crux Artisan Series Cordless Immersion Blender, which comes with a charging stand that holds the blender and charges it at the same time.

According to the manufacturer, the battery provides roughly 20 minutes of continuous runtime and takes up to two hours to completely recharge. You can't use the blender while it's charging, so the battery life can be limiting if you have a lot of ingredients to process, but it won't be an issue for the occasional smoothie or pot of soup.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • Blending shaft
  • 30 oz beaker
  • Micro-USB to USB-A charging cable
  • AC power adapter (charger)
  • Whisk attachment
  • Instruction and recipe booklet

Performance
5.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
4.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

It's not good at processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use it for something like a single-serve kale smoothie, it takes a while and produces a grainy drink. Since it's an immersion blender, you have to move it up and down in the container and hold down the power button constantly.

5.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
4.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

It performs very similarly with big batches of fibrous ingredients. It doesn't leave any big leafy bits of kale behind but makes a grainy blend and processes the ingredients much slower than the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System.

2.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
2.0
Crushed Ice Texture
2.0

It can't crush ice. The blades don't blend the ice cubes, even if you hold the blender at an angle.

2.6
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
2.0
Nut Butter Texture
3.0

It's not good for nut butter, even compared to other battery-powered immersion blenders like the KitchenAid KHBBV53. It can break most of the nuts down into a paste but never creates a vortex, and you need to clean the blades frequently with a spatula or knife. After around 10 minutes of work, the nut butter has big chunks left over and isn't spreadable.

6.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
96.4 dB

It's on the loud side for an immersion blender, especially compared to battery-powered models like the KitchenAid KHBBV53 and the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender, so you might find the noise gets annoying after a few minutes of blending.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
13,800 RPM
Max Speed
13,800 RPM
Power
N/A
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The Cuisinart EvolutionX has one speed setting, so you can't adjust the blending speed to suit your recipe or start at a low speed to avoid splatters.

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

There's a lock button that you need to tap and release before holding down the power button to blend, which acts as a safety feature to stop it from activating accidentally. If you want to simulate a pulse mode, you can hold down the lock button and repeatedly press and release the power button.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's very easy to clean. You can easily rinse liquid ingredients off the shaft with water. Even if you used it for something sticky like nut butter, clean-up is fairly easy. You can rinse it under hot water and use a sponge to remove any film from the blades.