Smooth Operator® Party Blender
September 2005 Food for Thought:
Keeping a Healthy Focus on the Ingredients in Your Smoothie
Smoothies can be a great way to ensure you get your daily serving of fruit, but most smoothies contain excess fat, sugar and calories. The best solution for maximizing the nutritional benefits of smoothies is to create them at home, where you have more control over the ingredients. The basic concoction can be as simple as mixing fresh fruit with skim, low fat or soy milk, and fresh juice. Even when your favorite fruits are out of season, you can add frozen fruit; just be sure there is no sugar added.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Blender:
The Cuisinart Smooth Operator® (model no. SMO-56) has a powerful 500 watt motor and the ability to reach 1500 watts of pulse power -- just the thing for creating the ultimate smoothie or power shake.
Specifically designed for entertaining, Cuisinart's Smooth Operator® boasts a generous 56-ounce blender jar with removable parts that are dishwasher safe.
The Smooth Operator® has a tap that is mounted on the front of the blender carafe for dispensing directly into each glass without making a mess. The simple-to-use push button controls with LED indicators offer on, off, high, low and pulse functions. Another convenient feature is the dispenser plug, included with purchase, which can easily replace the tap for basic blending that does not require dispensing through a tap. The blender also has a blending stick that interchanges with a 2-ounce measured pour lid. Storage is made simple due to the push-in cord storage.
The combination of power and convenience in Cuisinart's new blender yields increased versatility for consumers. Home chefs have the ability to create fresh fruit smoothies as well as a host of other recipes including soups, salsa and nut butters.
The Cuisinart Smooth Operator® features brushed chrome housing with stainless accents for contemporary appeal.
Just the Facts:
Suggested Retail Price: $120
Availability: October 2005
Warranty: Limited three-year
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware, and kitchen accessories. The company, based in Stamford, Connecticut, manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, "Savor the Good Life®." These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, cutlery, hand blenders, hand mixers, coffeemakers, toasters and toaster ovens, as well as food processors, electric teakettles and scales. Cuisinart's website is www.cuisinart.com