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It takes on sturdy foods like coffee beans, chunks of kale, and frozen strawberries well in our tests. The powerful 1HP motor can also crush ice and make smoothies. It has 4 preprogrammed settings and 3 manual ones for total blending control. Its 50-ounce BPA free Tritan jar is large enough for family sized blending. It looks and feels like glass but is shatterproof and won’t dent if you drop it. It has a comfortable grip, and the blender arm and whisk are dishwasher-safe.
While the Crux is a better immersion blender than the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 for most uses, it still struggles to process fibrous ingredients like kale. It doesn’t create a smooth puree, and the bits of kale get stuck in the blade bell. It does a better job with thick mixes, though, and is quieter and easier to hold.
The Crux is cordless, but the power button and unlock button on the blending arm have to be pressed at the same time to start it. This makes it harder to accidentally start it, but it isn’t as easy to use as a blender with a separate power and unlock button. It is slightly lighter and has a more comfortable grip than the Cuisinart, but it’s a bit less durable. It isn’t as versatile as a conventional plug-in hand blender, though. It can’t be used in a pitcher or bowl, and it has no low speed setting to reduce splatter.