Stamford, CT Food for Thought:
Consumers are continuing to make convenience a priority in the kitchen, but they are not willing to sacrifice quality to achieve quick results.
“Fresh” matters to Americans, with 55 percent of consumers saying it’s important for food to be fresh, according to The NPD Group’s 19th Annual Report on Eating Patterns in America.
“Consumers are looking for ways to reduce the quantity of processed foods they consume,” says Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart. “Yet at the same time, they want to simplify their lives in the kitchen. Cuisinart’s SmartPower Duet™ addresses this focus on simplification while allowing home chefs to be creative with fresh ingredients.”
What do consumers look for in combination kitchen appliances?
The Cuisinart SmartPower Premier Duet™ (CBT-500FP) combines the best features of Cuisinart’s 600-Watt SmartPower Blender with the company’s hallmark food processor technology. To convert from one product to the next, consumers simply remove the top of the appliance; the base remains the same. Versatility is the keystone of this product, delivering twice the performance options in half the counter space.
As a blender, consumers reap the benefits of one of Cuisinart’s top selling models. The 600-watt SmartPower Premier Duet™ packs enough power to crush ice at any speed and handles a variety of culinary tasks such as blending, whipping and puréeing. As a food processor, consumers simply remove the blender jar and replace it with Cuisinart’s 3-cup work bowl. The workbowl has a convenient handle for easy maneuverability and the workbowl cover has a feed tube which allows for the addition of ingredients without interrupting processing. The food processor comes with Cusinart’s signature chopping blade and slicing/shredding disc. Home chefs will appreciate the ease of handling food preparation tasks such as chopping nuts, mincing onions and shredding cheese.
The blender jar has a generous 50-ounce capacity for ease of use when entertaining. A convenient pulse feature ensures that delicate ingredients are not over-processed. The blender also has a handy Count-up timer with a continuous beep after five minutes of blending time, so that recipes can be prepared with accuracy and consistently. The 3-cup capacity of the food processor is large enough to handle a ½ lb of meat or cheese, as well as other ingredients.
Cast metal and stainless housing are embossed with the Cuisinart logo and reflect today’s most popular design trends.
The SmartPower Premier Duet™ also comes with a recipe book that includes more than 38 recipes.
Just the Facts:
Suggested Retail Price: $194
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, kitchen textiles and scales. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.