The Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick Hand Blender is one of my “go to” kitchen appliances. It’s so versatile and easy to use that I'd swear it was designed by a working mom! With this one tool, you can chop, grind, mix or blend right in the cooking pot while the food is still hot. This is a huge deal — because it reduces recipe prep time and cuts down on dirty dishes. In the short time I’ve had it, I’ve used it to puree soup, whip up homemade mayonnaise and chop nuts. The results have been great, and it’s nice not having to drag out a food processor, blender or stand mixer for smaller jobs.