I wandered into Sur LaTable to check out immersion blenders after trying the mega heavy but impressive Bamix at Williams Sonoma. Still in the box is the $30 Cuisinart Smart Stick 200 Watts (more than my now defunct Braun).
Before I break it out, will this work on whole frozen strawberries? They did advise me not to use it for ice cubes.
Sure I'd love to have a Bamix but for $150? Should I spend the extra money for the Kitchenaid at $89-99? I'm not trying to make pesto, mayo, just smoothies and it's main use will be for making marinara weekly.