Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro Blender

Last updated date: January 16, 2019

DWYM Score
6.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro Blender placed 12th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Countertop Blender for a detailed review of all the top countertop blenders.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
202 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Icy drinks performance was excellent. Puree performance was excellent. Ice Crush performance was very good.
- Consumer Reports
Fantastic smoothies, great at crushing ice, silky-smooth purees
- Tech Gear Lab
The Cuisinart gave us better results than we expected from even our local smoothie shops, completely chopping kale into microscopic bits. It also crushed ice and successfully powdered almonds and oats — outperforming even the formidable Vitamix in the blueberry almond oatmeal challenge. We particularly liked the Cuisinart’s churning power. Unlike many blenders, there were no hiding spots for powder to get stuck in, so our smoothies got their full protein-punch without any surprise pockets of dust.
- Reviews.com
The flat controls are easy to wipe down for maintenance.
- Top Ten Reviews
What experts didn't like
This model had no discernible flaws in its performance.
- Consumer Reports
Blade showed signs of wear and tear
- Tech Gear Lab
While it wasn’t the loudest blender we tested (that prize went to the Blendtec), we weren’t overly fond of the Cuisinart’s slightly shrill tone. It’s not a dealbreaker by any means, but it may be annoying to hear every morning.
- Reviews.com
Other machines are better at crushing ice.
- Top Ten Reviews
The Cuisinart Hurricane Pro is by no means a bad blender, but with a price point that’s on par with our Best Overall winner, this machine looks mediocre in comparison.
- Reviewed

From The Manufacturer

Cuisinart CBT-2000 3.5 Peak Hurricane Pro Blender, Gun Metal

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vitamix 750 Blender
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
2. Vitamix 5200 Blender
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
3. KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender/Food Processor
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Ninja Professional Blender
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Oster Pro Blender
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Ninja Nutri Pro 900 Blender
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Dash Chef Series 64 Blender
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Nutri Ninja Countertop Blender
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Cleanblend Commercial Blender
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3
11. Blendtec Classic Blender
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 6
12. Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro Blender
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Countertop Blenders

From shakes to smoothies and beyond, a blender can become one of your most prized appliances. If you’re determined to get healthier, a blender can become an essential tool, helping you make nutrient-rich smoothies. But it’s also great for blending margaritas for your summer pool parties or making shakes for the kids.

There’s no shortage of criteria to consider when you’re shopping for your next blender. Durability is important, but you also want to make sure it can handle every challenge you send its way. If you plan to make frozen drinks, for instance, you’ll need a blender that can easily crush ice into small bits. But a blender with a motor strong enough to tackle those tasks comes with a few downsides as well.

One issue is noise. Some blenders are quieter than others, but the ones that get high marks for tackling every challenge are often the loudest. You’ll also pay a premium for the blenders that can handle a wide range of recipes. But there are blenders that are less expensive and also capable of making the drinks and shakes you’ll enjoy most often.

When you aren’t making tasty concoctions, you’ll need to store your blender. If you have a gigantic kitchen, you may have counter space to store it in a corner somewhere. But most homeowners want to tuck it away. It’s important to pay close attention to size and weight to make sure it will be easy to slip under the counter when it’s not in use.

Of course, even as you’re considering all of those things, you’ll probably still be concerned about price. Some blenders may seem to have a hefty price tag but once you read everything it will do, you’ll decide it’s well worth it. It can help to be honest from the start about the types of recipes you’ll make with your blender. By cutting out luxuries like mixing cake batter, you may be able to save money.

DYWM Fun Fact

It all started with the Waring blender. In 1936, musician and bandleader Fred Waring came up with a brilliant idea for a new kitchen appliance. Looking for a way to prepare the healthy meals and snacks he needed for his ulcer, he met an entrepreneur named Frederick Osius, who happened to be looking for a use for a motor he’d invented. Eager to create a device to help Waring, the inventor went home and worked on his blender until it hit the market in 1937. The original Waring blender sold for $29.75, with Fred Waring as its promoter. There was an earlier type of blender that was much more expensive and far less popular called an Osterizer, and it sold in Wisconsin starting in the ’20s.

The Countertop Blender Buying Guide

  • It’s hard to beat the Vitamix line of blenders, assuming you’re willing to pay a much higher price for a professional-grade blender. Both the Vitamix 750 and 5200 can expertly handle any task you send their way, whether you’re blending sorbets, ice cream, or frozen drinks.
  • One thing that puts the Vitamix 750 above the 5200 is the five preprogrammed settings. It also has pulse mode, while the 5200 does not.
  • The secret to powerful blending is in the motor. The Vitamix 750 comes with a 2.2 horsepower motor, while the Vitamix 5200 has a 2 horsepower motor. Although the Oster Pro Blender’s motor isn’t quite as strong, it can hold its own against other blenders that are much more expensive. The KitchenAid’s 5-speed blender has a sufficient motor to handle smoothies and basic chopping, but it can burn out if you work it too hard.
  • Another consideration when choosing a blender is recipe availability. The Vitamix and KitchenAid blenders come with a few recipes, but you can also find blender recipes specific to those brands online. Although you can always pull up general recipes that work with any blender, it’s nice to have some that are customized to the appliance you own.
  • If you want to store your blender under the counter when not in use, the Vitamix 750 and Oster Pro are likely the best options. Both have low-profile pitchers that make it easy to slide into shorter shelves.
  • Clean-up time is an important consideration as well. The Vitamix blenders aren’t dishwasher safe, so plan on handwashing after every use. However, the KitchenAid blender is dishwasher safe. The control panel on the KitchenAid is also designed to be easy to clean.
  • You don’t want to wake the entire house up just to make a breakfast smoothie. For a less noisy option, consider the Oster Pro Blender, which is among the quieter in its range. The Vitamix blenders, although extremely powerful, are also very loud.