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Cuisinart SMO-56 - Smooth Operator Blender Specifications
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INSTRUCTION AND
RECIPE BOOKLET
Cuisinart® Smooth Operator® Blender
SMO-56
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
IB-7737
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
15.Never leave your blender unattended while running.
16.When blending HOT liquids, remove measured pour lid (center
piece of cover) to allow steam to escape.
1.READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
17.Twist on locking ring firmly. Injury can result if moving blades accidentally become exposed.
2.To protect against the risk of electrical shock, do not put motor
base of blender in water or other liquid.
18.Do not use an extension cord with this unit. Doing so may result
in fire, electrical shock, or personal injury.
3.Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or
near children.
Regarding your cord set: A longer cord has been provided so that
you will have flexibility in positioning your Cuisinart® Smooth
Operator ® Blender near an electrical outlet. Exercise care when
using the longer cord, to avoid entangling or tripping over the
cord. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape
over the counter or tabletop, where it can be pulled on by children
or tripped over. Excess cord should be stored in the cord storage
area at the back of the blender base to avoid injury caused by the
longer cord.
4.Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking
off parts, and before cleaning or removing contents from blender
jar. Never put hands into the blender jar, or insert fingers into
dispenser tap hole, or handle the blades with appliance plugged
in.
5.Avoid contact with moving parts.
6.Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or
after the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in
any manner. Return appliance to nearest Cuisinart service facility
for examination, repair, and/or mechanical or electrical
adjustment.
7.The use of attachments, including canning or ordinary jars, not recommended or sold by Cuisinart may cause fire, electrical
shock, or risk of injury to persons.
8.Do not use outdoors.
9.Do not let cord hang over edge of counter or table or touch hot
surfaces.
10.Keep hands and utensils out of jar while blending, to reduce the
risk of severe injury to persons or damage to blender itself. A
rubber or plastic spatula may be used but must be used only
when the blender is turned OFF.
11.When blender is in ON mode, and LED lights are flashing or
glowing, do not touch cutting assembly, interfere with blade
movement, or remove blender jar cover. Accidentally touching a
speed button may activate the blender.
12.BLADES ARE SHARP. HANDLE CAREFULLY.
13.To reduce the risk of injury, never place cutting assembly on base
unless the blender jar is properly attached.
14.Always operate blender with the cover in place.
19.Wash the blender jar, locking ring with cutting assembly,
dispenser tap, dispenser plug and cover before first use.
20.WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
OR FIRE, DO NOT REMOVE THE BASE PANEL. NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REPAIR SHOULD BE
DONE ONLY BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
21.Always operate the blender with the dispenser tap or dispenser
plug in place.
22.Never place blade assembly on base unless assembled to jar.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
NOTICE
This appliance has a polarized plug (one prong is wider than the
other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet,
reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the
plug in any way.
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
INTRODUCTION
1. Place the gift box containing your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ®
Blender on a flat, sturdy surface before unpacking.
The Cuisinart® Smooth Operator® blender handles all of today’s
demanding kitchen tasks with style and grace; that’s what makes it
smooth. It holds 56 ounces, has 1500 watts of pulse power for
superior blending and has standout styling with brushed chrome
housing and stainless accents. The Smooth Operator® also comes
with a bonus dispenser tap which makes serving clean and easy;
the jar never has to leave the blender base! From dips to shakes to
smoothies and more, the Smooth Operator®'s simple five-button
control panel, powerful blending and incomparable versatility make
it a dynamic addition to any kitchen.
2. Remove instruction book and other printed materials from top of corrugated insert.
3. Remove corrugated insert containing dispenser tap, dispenser
plug, blending stick and measured pour lid.
4. Lift blender base from box.
5. Carefully lift out corrugated insert containing the glass blender jar
assembly.
To assemble the blender, follow the Assembly Instructions in this
booklet. Replace all corrugated inserts in the box and save the box
for repackaging.
Before using for the first time: Wash all parts according to the
Cleaning and Maintenance section in this booklet to remove any dust
or residue.
CONTENTS
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Use and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Helpful Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Easy Reference Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Do’s and Don’ts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
1.2-oz. Measured Pour Lid:
Allows you to measure and add
ingredients without removing
the cover.
2.Cover: Easy press-on cover
with tightfitting seal resists
leakage.
1.
2.
3.
3. 5 6-oz. Glass Jar with Handle:
Large capacity is great for
any size crowd.
4.Blending Stick (not shown):
Helps move ingredients when
preparing a thick mixture.
5.High-quality Cutting Assembly
with Patented Stainless
Steel Blades (not shown):
Strong enough for all blending
tasks, including ice crushing.
6.Removable Dispenser Tap:
Allows you to dispense drinks
with ease.
6.
8a.
8b.
9.
10.
Note: Blades are sharp...
handle carefully.
7.Dispenser Tap Plug
(not shown):
When dispensing is not desired, you can remove the dispenser
tap and replace it with the plug. This allows you to use your
blender for standard blender tasks.
8.Push-button Controls:
a. On/Off Buttons.
6.Screw the dispenser tap or dispenser plug onto the front of the
locking ring.
b. High and Low Buttons: Choose High or Low speed to blend the
ingredients to the desired consistency. Red LED lights will
indicate which speed you are using.
Helpful reminders
c. Pulse Button: Allows you to pulse at High to Low speeds, so
you can blend ingredients only as much as needed.
9.Heavy-duty Motor Base: It is so sturdy and stable, it will not
“walk” on your counter.
10.Slip-proof Feet: Prevent movement during use and damaging
marks on counter tops or tables.
7.Plug in power cord. Your blender is now ready to be used.
•Once the cover is in position, additional ingredients can be
added during blending by simply lifting the measured pour lid,
adding ingredients, and replacing the measured pour lid.
• Cover should always be in place while the unit is on.
•Warning: Do not place blender jar onto base while motor is
running.
11.Cord Storage: (not shown) Keeps countertops safe and neat,
conveniently storing excess cord.
•Do not twist locking ring from blender jar when removing blender
jar from base. Simply lift blender jar from motor base.
USE AND CARE
ASSEMBLY
•Boiling liquid or solid frozen foods (with the exception of ice
cubes or 1⁄2 inch [1.3 cm] pieces of frozen fruit) should never be
placed in the blender jar.
To use your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ® Blender, begin by
assembling the blender jar.
•Do not place ice, frozen foods or very cold liquids into a blender
jar which has come directly from a hot dishwasher.
1.Turn the blender jar (a) upside
down, and place it flat on a
sturdy surface.
(c)
•Do not place very hot liquids or foods into a blender jar which
has come directly from the freezer. Boiling liquids should cool for
5 minutes before being placed in blender jar.
(b)
•Follow Cleaning and Maintenance instructions in this booklet
prior to your first use.
2.Position the rubber gasket (b)
on the round opening on the
bottom of the blender jar.
3.Turn the locking ring with cutting
(a)
assembly (c) upside down, and
place the blade end in the blender
jar opening. Engage threads by
twisting the locking ring clockwise
until tightened. Make sure locking
ring is tightly fastened to blender jar. Once assembled, turn the
blender jar right-side up.
Note: Blades are sharp... handle carefully.
4.Push the cover onto the top of the blender jar. Twist the
measured pour lid into the cover, or place the blending stick into
the cover.
5.Place the blender jar on the motor base so that the handle is
positioned to the back of the blender.
OPERATION
1.Place the motor base of your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ®
Blender on a flat, sturdy surface. It is important that the surface
be clean and dry. Assemble the blender by following the
assembly instructions. Once the jar is assembled and is in
position on the motor base, plug the Cuisinart® Smooth
Operator ® Blender into an electrical outlet.
2.Add all necessary ingredients to the blender jar, and replace the
cover. You may use the blending stick or measured pour lid when
blending. The blending stick helps to keep frozen ingredients
moving without having to remove the lid. You may add more
ingredients by lifting the measured pour lid or blending stick and
dropping ingredients through the fill area. Replace the measured
pour lid or blending stick after adding ingredients. Do not place
hands into blender jar with blender plugged in.
Quick Reference Guide
To activate blender Press ON – The blender is in ON mode.
To begin blending Press desired speed button.
To change speeds Press desired speed button.
Note: To remove blender jar cover, lift edge of cover upwards.
Lifting measured pour lid will not remove cover.
To pulse In ON mode press PULSE, then press and
release desired speed button as needed.
3.START BLENDING: Press the ON
button. The red LED indicator light will
illuminate, indicating that the blender is
turned on but no speed has been
selected.
To stop blending (and deactivate blender)
Press OFF button.
To stop blending (in high or low speeds)
Press HIGH or LOW button.
To stop blending (in PULSE mode)
Release button.
Note: Add liquid ingredients first, then follow with solid
ingredients. This will provide more consistent blending and
prevent unnecessary stress on the motor.
4.CHOOSE BLENDING SPEED: Press
HIGH or LOW button to determine the
speed at which you would like to blend
the ingredients. Both the On indicator
light and the activated speed indicator
light will glow. The blender will now be
functioning at the desired speed. It is possible to switch speeds
without pressing the OFF button, by simply pushing the other
speed button.
5.TO PAUSE OR STOP BLENDING PROCESS
a. To Pause Blending Process: Push the button corresponding
to the speed at which you are currently blending. For example:
If you are blending on HIGH speed, push the HIGH speed
button and the blender will stop blending, but the unit will
remain on.
SPEED SELECTION GUIDE
Refer to this guide to choose the best speed for your desired result.
Ingredient/Recipe Reconstituting frozen
Low
juice concentrate Smooth and full-bodied
Mayonnaise Low Thick and creamy
Salad dressings and emulsified
Low or High Completely blended Nuts (shelled,
½ cup or less at a time)
Low Pulse to chop
Coarse to fine
Heavy or whipping cream Low – pulse
Thick creamy topping
Speed Result
Bread, cookies or crackers Low – pulse,
(add ½” pieces, 1 cup or
then blend
less at a time)
Coarse to fine as desired
b. To Stop Blending Process: Push the OFF button when you
are finished with your recipe and would like to turn the blender
off.
Low – pulse/blend Uniformly fine
6.PULSE MODE: The pulse mode allows you to create a burst of
power for quick, efficient blending. To use the pulse function,
push the ON button and the red LED indicator light will illuminate.
Push the PULSE button, and the pulse LED indicator light will
blink. Push and release the desired speed button. Repeat as
desired. You determine the duration of each pulse. While pulsing,
the LED indicator light will glow. The pulse function can be used
to break apart larger pieces of food or to control the texture of
food when chopping. The pulse function is also effective in
starting the blending process when you do not want continuous
Smoothies, shakes, health drinks
High Smooth, creamy and thick Baby food/fruit and vegetable purée
High Smooth and creamy Frozen cocktails High Thick and slushy
Hard cheeses Low-pulse, then blend Coarse to fine
Grating/chopping citrus zest (add 1 to 2 tsp. sugar
or salt from recipe)
Spices Low or high pulse, then blend
Coarse to fine
Ice pulse or continuous Coarse crush to snowy
power, or when processing items that do not require an extended
amount of blending.
7.To dislodge food: Use a rubber or plastic spatula to help
remove food lodged around the cutting assembly. Do not use
spatula until you have turned the blender off. Replace the
cover and measured pour lid and continue blending, if necessary.
Make sure spatula is not inside the blender jar before blending.
8.Using dispenser tap: Place cup or pitcher under the
dispenser spout. Turn blender on and then press LOW – pull
down the dispenser tap and stir contents with blending stick as
ingredients are dispensing. If there is difficulty with dispensing,
try dispensing on HIGH.
Note: It is highly recommended NOT to dispense hot ingredients
through the dispenser tap.
9.WHEN FINISHED BLENDING: Press the Off button and unplug
the blender from the electrical outlet. Never remove the blender
jar from the motor base until the blender is off. Do not twist
locking ring from blender jar when removing jar from motor base.
Simply lift blender jar from motor base. Do not place hands into
blender jar with blender plugged in.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Always unplug your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ® Blender from the
electrical outlet before cleaning. The blender is made of corrosionresistant parts which are easy to clean. Before first use and after
every use, clean each part thoroughly. Periodically check all parts
before reassembly. If any part is damaged or blender jar is chipped or
cracked, DO NOT USE BLENDER.
Remove the blender jar from the motor base by lifting straight up and
away. Twist off the locking ring with cutting assembly by turning
counterclockwise.
Remove the blender jar cover and the measured pour lid or blending
stick. Wash in warm, soapy water; rinse and dry thoroughly, or place
in upper rack of dishwasher. The blender jar must be washed in
warm, soapy water and rinsed and dried thoroughly. The blender jar
can also be placed upside down in the dishwasher, and the dispenser
tap and the plug can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Finally, wipe the motor base clean with a damp cloth to remove any
residue, and dry thoroughly. Never submerge the motor base in water
or other liquid, or place in a dishwasher.
Tip: You may wish to clean your blender cutting assembly as follows:
Squirt a small amount of dishwashing liquid into assembled blender
jar and fill halfway with warm water. Run on LOW for 15 seconds.
Repeat, using clean tap water. Empty blender jar and carefully
disassemble parts. Wash locking ring with cutting assembly and
gasket in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry all parts thoroughly.
Cleaning Dispenser Tap
To disassemble dispenser tap for cleaning:
1. Remove the dispenser tap
from the locking ring by
unscrewing the entire
dispenser tap counterclockwise.
2. Remove the cap from the
dispenser body by unscrewing
it counterclockwise.
3. Squeeze cap and stopper
together and slide the lever
off the stopper pin.
Remove the rubber gasket. Wash in warm soapy water, rinse, and dry
thoroughly.
4. Remove the cap from stopper
and stopper pin. The stopper,
pin and spring are tightly fitted.
Do not separate.
Place the locking ring in the upper rack of the dishwasher or wash in
warm water. Disassemble dispenser tap from locking ring (see
diagram and instructions at right).
5. Clean all parts in warm
soapy water, dry thoroughly
and reassemble in the order shown.
CAUTION: Handle the locking ring with cutting assembly carefully. It
is SHARP and may cause injury. Do not attempt to remove blades
from locking ring.
To assemble the dispenser tap after cleaning:
1. Make sure all parts are dry.
Dispenser Lever
Cap
Stopper Pin Hook
Stopper
Dispenser
Body
2. Place the cap over the stopper pin. Squeeze the cap and stopper
pin together so that the pin is showing through the cap. Slide the
dispenser lever onto the stopper pin hook and pull up.
• When chopping fresh herbs, garlic, onion, zest, bread crumbs,
nuts, spices, etc, make sure the blender jar and cutting assembly
are completely dry.
3. Screw the cap onto the dispenser body by screwing clockwise
until the cap and dispenser body are evenly squared.
• If food tends to stick to the sides of the blender jar when blending,
use blending stick and pulse in short bursts.
4. Now you are ready to attach to the dispenser tap to the locking
ring for use.
• Pulses should be short bursts. Space the pulses so the blades
stop rotating between pulses.
• Always use blending stick with cover in place.
DO’s and DON’Ts WHEN USING
YOUR BLENDER
Don’t:
Do's:
• Don’t place locking ring with cutting assembly onto motor base
without the blender jar attached.
•Make sure the electrical outlet is rated at the same voltage as that
stated on the bottom of the blender motor base.
• Always use the blender on a clean, sturdy and dry surface.
• Always add liquid ingredients to the blender jar first, then add
remaining ingredients. This will ensure that ingredients are
uniformly mixed.
•Cut most foods into cubes approximately ½ inch (1.3 cm) to 1 inch
(2.5 cm) to achieve a more uniform result. Cut all cheeses into
pieces no larger than ½ inch (1.3 cm).
• Don’t store food or liquids in your blender jar.
• Do not attempt to mash potatoes, knead heavy dough, or beat
egg whites.
• Don’t remove blender jar while unit is on. Keep the blender jar
cover on the blender jar while blending.
•Don’t twist locking ring from blender jar when removing blender
jar from motor base. Simply lift blender jar from motor base.
• Don’t overblend foods. Blender will achieve most desired results
in seconds, not minutes.
• Use the measured pour lid to measure liquid ingredients such as
alcohol. Replace measured pour lid or blending stick after
ingredients have been added.
• Don’t overload blender. If the motor stalls, turn the blender off
immediately, unplug the unit, and remove a portion of the food,
then continue.
• Use a rubber or plastic spatula as needed, only when the blender
is turned off. Never use metal utensils, as damage may occur to
the blender jar or cutting assembly.
• Don’t use any utensil, other than the blending stick provided,
inside the blender jar while the motor is on. Note: Blending stick is
to be used only with cover in place.
• Place cover on firmly. Always operate the blender with the
cover on.
• Don’t use any container or accessories not recommended by
Cuisinart. Doing so may result in injury.
•Make sure locking ring with cutting assembly is tightly attached to
blender jar.
• Don’t place hands inside the blender jar or insert fingers into the
dispenser hole when blender is plugged in.
• Always remove locking ring with cutting assembly, rubber gasket,
dispenser tap and dispenser plug before cleaning.
• Don’t add boiling liquids or frozen foods (except ice cubes or ½inch pieces of frozen fruit) to glass blender jar. Boiling liquids
should cool for 5 minutes before being placed in blender jar.
• When scraping the blender jar with a spatula, remove the food
from the sides of the blender jar and place food in the center of
the blender jar, over the cutting assembly.
Recipe TIPS
The simple recipes that follow include some
Cuisinart favorites as well as some creative
combinations that are sure to please your
friends and family. Thanks to the superior
ice crushing power of the Smooth
Operator® Blender, you’ll also be able to
make delicious frozen drinks.
Chopping Nuts: Place ½ cup shelled nuts
in the blender jar and cover blender. Set
on low and pulse until desired chop is
achieved. Pulse fewer times for coarsely
chopped nuts. For best results process
small amounts, ½ cup or less.
Bread, Cookie or Cracker Crumbs: Break
or cut bread, cookies or crackers into
pieces 1⁄2-inch or less in size. For best
bread results, use day-old bread (drier
bread works best). Place bread, cookie or
cracker pieces in blender jar. Set on low
or high and pulse to chop, then blend
continuously until desired texture of crumbs
is achieved. For best results, process 1 cup
or less at a time.
Crushing Ice: Add up to 10 standard ice
cubes to the blender jar. Cover. Press the
Pulse button, then press the high button,
using short bursts,10 times, or until cubes
are the consistency of snow. Turn blender
off. Pulse fewer times if coarsely chopped
ice is desired.
Grating Fresh Citrus Zest: For best
results, blender jar and cutting assembly
must be clean and dry. Remove zest from
fruit in strips, using a vegetable peeler; use
a sharp knife to remove the bitter white pith
from the underside of the zest. Cut strips in
half. Process no more than 8 strips at a
time (zest of 1 medium lemon). Add strips
and 1 teaspoon sugar or coarse salt (from
recipe) to the blender jar. Cover blender jar.
Set on low; blend for 15 to 20 seconds.
Turn blender off.
desired, add 1 tablespoon sugar and 1
to 2 teaspoons of vanilla or other flavoring.
Consistency with be that of a thickened
but not fluffy whipped cream and is most
appropriate for topping desserts or coffee
drinks.
Baby Food: Combine ½ cup cooked
vegetables, fruit or meat with 3 to 4
tablespoons liquid (water, milk, fruit juice,
broth, or cooking liquid) in the blender jar.
Set on Low or High. Blend for 15 to 20
seconds until a smooth purée is reached.
Add more liquid as necessary and process
further until desired texture is reached. For
“junior” type foods, set on high and use the
pulse function. Always consult with your
pediatrician/family physician concerning the
best foods for your baby and when to
introduce new foods to his/her diet.
Puréeing Hot Mixtures: When using the
blender to purée hot mixtures such as
creamed soups and baby foods, strain the
solids from the liquid, reserving the cooking
liquid. Allow hot foods to cool slightly
before blending to prevent steam buildup,
which may cause the lid to lift up from the
blender jar. Place the cooked solids in the
blender jar along with ½ to 1 cup of the
reserved cooking liquid. Pulse to chop,
then blend until desired consistency/purée
is reached.
Grinding Hard Cheese: Cut cheese into
½-inch pieces; remove all outer hard rind.
Place cheese in blender jar. Set on low.
Pulse to chop cheese, 10 to 12 times, then
blend until desired grind is reached. For
best results, grind no more than 3 ounces
of cheese at a time.
Grinding Spices: For best results, blender
jar and cutting assembly must be clean
and dry. Add ¼ to ½ cup of spices/seeds/
peppercorns to blender jar. Set on low or
high; pulse to break up, then blend for 20
to 40 seconds. Turn blender off.
Whipping Cream: If possible, chill blender
jar and cutting assembly in refrigerator for
15 minutes. Add 1 cup heavy or whipping
cream to blender jar. Cover jar. Set on low
and pulse (1-second pulses) 20 to 30 times
until cream is thickened. (Do not overblend
– bits of butter will begin to form.) If
NOTE: It is highly recommended NOT to
dispense hot ingredients through the
dispenser tap.
Keep ice cubes made of juices, yogurt, milk
or fruit purées on hand, and use instead of
plain ice when making smoothies and frosty
beverages, to prevent diluting the drink.
For quick cleaning, add 1 cup of warm
water and a drop of liquid dishwashing
soap to the blender jar. Cover and blend
on low or high for 30 seconds or more as
needed. Discard the soapy water and rinse
blender thoroughly before the next use.
Keep your blender out on the counter within
easy reach and you will be surprised how
often you will use it.
recipes
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Smoothies, shakes,
frappés, frozen
beverages
Note: The riper the fruit, the sweeter the
smoothie.
Fresh Fruit Smoothie
Layers of fresh fruit blend in just seconds
to make this all-fruit smoothie.
Makes six 8-ounce servings
½
cup orange juice
1cup cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
¾
cup pineapple chunks,
cut into 1-inch pieces
(fresh or canned, drained)
1
cup navel orange segments,
cut into 1-inch pieces
1cup strawberries, hulled and halved
¾cup mango chunks, cut into 1-inch
pieces
1medium banana, cut into ½-inch slices
1
cup ice cubes (about 6 standard)
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar. Layer the ingredients in the blender
jar in the order listed. Place cover with
blending stick on the blender jar. Press On.
Turn blender on high and process for 25 to
30 seconds until smooth. Press Off once it
is smooth, if not dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 101 (4% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 2g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 10mg
• calc. 35mg • fiber 4g
Taste of the Tropics
Smoothie
Makes 5 cups
2
cups pineapple (fresh or frozen), cut into 1-inch pieces
1mango, cut into cubes
(about 1 to 1½ cups)
1
cup frozen papaya
1
frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
cups orange/peach/mango juice blend
5
ounces dark rum (optional)
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
Mocha Banana Smoothie
Makes 4 cups
2
6
3
½
1
6-8
frozen bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
ounces lowfat coffee yogurt
tablespoons chocolate syrup
teaspoon espresso powder
cup vanilla soymilk
ice cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Nutritional information per 1⁄2-cup serving:
Calories 70 (12% from fat) • carb. 14g • pro. 2g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 25mg
• calc. 41mg • fiber 1g
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 70 (4% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 2mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 1g
Breakfast Banana Berry
Smoothie
This meal-in-a-smoothie is a perfect
start to the day.
Makes 3½ cups
1
1
1
1½
½
1
frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup fresh strawberries
cup frozen berries
(raspberries or strawberries)
cups orange juice or soymilk
cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
tablespoon protein powder
(soy or whey)
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 70 (5% from fat) • carb. 12g • pro. 5g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 11mg
• calc. 79mg • fiber 2g
Power Berry Antioxidant
Smoothie
Makes about 5 cups
1
1¼
1
3½
2
1-2
cup frozen blueberries
cups fresh strawberries, quartered
cup frozen raspberries
cups orange juice
tablespoons protein powder
tablespoons wheat germ
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 92 (7% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 6g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 3mg
• calc. 79mg • fiber 2g
Sunshine Smoothie
This smoothie is the next best thing to being on
the beach!
Makes 4½ cups
2
10
cups frozen pineapple, cut into
1-inch chunks
2
frozen bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup frozen peaches
2
tablespoons cream of coconut
1½cups orange/peach/mango juice blend
(orange juice may be substituted)
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 77 (12% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 1g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 3mg
• calc. 9mg • fiber 1g
Cran-Raspberry Lemon
Smoothie
Makes 5 cups
½
1½ 1
2
cup frozen cranberries
cups lemon sorbet
cup fresh or frozen raspberries
cups orange/peach/mango juice blend (orange juice may be substituted)
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense smoothie: With blender on
high, place a cup or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
smoothie is dispensing.
Note: This smoothie is on the tart side. If
you prefer a sweeter smoothie, just add a
tablespoon or two of sugar.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 85 (1% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 3mg
• calc. 12mg • fiber 1g
Watermelon Strawberry
Cooler
This cooler makes a sweet, refreshing treat.
Makes 4 cups
1½ 2
4
cups strawberry sorbet, softened
tablespoons fresh lime juice
cups fresh watermelon, cut into cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense cooler: With blender on low,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as cooler is
dispensing.
down the dispenser tap and stir contents
with the blending stick as drink is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 25 (4% from fat) • carb. 6g • pro.1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 7mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 1g
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 68 (5% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 6mg
• calc. 10mg • fiber 1g
Cucumber Melon Agua
Fresca
The ultimate refreshing drink
on a hot summer day.
Makes 4½ cups
2½ 1½
2
2
1
½
½
8
cups cucumber, peeled,
seeded and chopped
cups honeydew melon, cut into cubes
tablespoons lime juice
tablespoons fresh mint,
roughly chopped
½-inch piece fresh ginger,
peeled and chopped
cup apple juice
cup water
ice cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
Frozen Rum Punch
Makes 5 cups
1
1
1
¾
1½ ¼
8
cup frozen pineapple, pre-cut chunks
cup canned pineapple in juice
cup mango sorbet
cup rum
tablespoons grenadine
cup lime juice
(approximately 4 limes)
ice cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense punch: With blender on high,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as punch is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 91 (1% from fat) • carb. 14g • pro. 0g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
• calc. 7mg • fiber 1g
To dispense: With blender on high, place a
cup or pitcher under the dispenser tap. Pull
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Campari Grapefruit
Slushy
Once you acquire a taste for this slightly bitter
beverage, it will become a favorite flavor.
Makes about 6 cups
6
½
¼
6
pink grapefruits, cut into sections, reserved with juices
cup Campari®
cup Grand Marnier®
ice cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense slushy: With blender on high,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as slushy
is dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 73 (1% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 0g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg
• calc. 9mg • fiber 1g
Peach Raspberry Grand
Margarita
½
2
½
cup tequila
tablespoons fresh lime juice
cup orange juice
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense: With blender on high, place a
cup or pitcher under the dispenser tap. Pull
down the dispenser tap and stir contents
with the blending stick as drink is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 144 (0% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 2mg
• calc. 8mg • fiber 2g
Mocha Mudslide
Makes 5 cups
2
2
1
¼
¼
2
cups coffee ice cream
cups chocolate ice cream
cup reduced fat milk
cup Kahlúa®
cup vodka
tablespoons Irish cream liqueur (optional)
Makes 3½ cups
2
¾
1
¼
12
cups frozen peaches
cup frozen raspberries
cup raspberry or peach sorbet
cup Grand Marnier®
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense: With blender on high, place a
cup or pitcher under the dispenser tap. Pull
down the dispenser tap and stir contents
with the blending stick as drink is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 211 (45% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 4g
• fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 59mg • sod. 61mg
• calc. 119mg • fiber 0g
Super Veggie Juice
Get your veggies for the day on the run in this
quick, fresh vegetable juice.
Makes about 4 cups
1½ ½
½
1
1
3
2
3
4-5
cups V-8® juice
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
red bell pepper, roughly chopped
(about ½ cup)
celery stalk, cut into small dice
cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
tablespoons fresh parsley
teaspoons lime juice (about ½ lime)
dashes Tabasco®
ice cubes
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
Peppermint Stick
Milkshake
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense juice: With blender on high,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as juice is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 18 (7% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 176mg
• calc. 18mg • fiber 1g
Chocolate Cookies and
Cream Shake
Makes 4 cups
3
1½
10
cups chocolate ice cream
cups lowfat milk
chocolate sandwich cookies
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense shake: With blender on high,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as shake is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 189 (41% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 4g
• fat 9g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 20mg • sod. 136mg
• calc. 113mg • fiber 0mg
Makes 5 cups
3½
2
½-¾
1-2
DIPS, SAUCES, and
DRESSINGS
cups vanilla ice cream
cups lowfat milk
cup peppermint candies, crushed
drops peppermint extract (optional)
Chunky Hummus
For this hummus variation the chickpeas
do not get puréed all the way.
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 25 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense shake: With blender on high,
place a cup or pitcher under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick as shake is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 184 (29% from fat) • carb. 30g • pro. 3g
• fat 6g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 24mg • sod. 70mg
• calc. 124mg • fiber 0g
Makes about 1 cup
1
1
¾
2
2
1
4
small scallion, roughly chopped
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
teaspoon kosher salt
tablespoons tahini
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
15-ounce can chickpeas
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Attach dispenser tap to the blender collar.
Place the scallion, parsley, and salt in the
blender. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On and pulse on high
10 to 15 times. Scrape the sides of the
blender jar and add the tahini, lemon juice,
and chickpeas in the order listed and pulse
on high about 10 times. Scrape sides of
blender jar and blend on high for about 25
to 30 seconds. Add the olive oil in a steady
stream through the opening in the blender
jar lid while blending on high for 20
seconds. Once hummus has reached
desired consistency, press Off.
Transfer the hummus to a bowl and let
stand for 30 minutes before serving, to
allow flavors to develop. Hummus will keep
covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Nutritional information per ¼-cup serving:
Calories 122 (66% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 3g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 248mg
• calc. 32mg • fiber 2g
Ancho Chile Sauce
A perfect all-purpose sauce for Mexican dishes.
Makes about 2 cups
Black Bean Dip
Makes about 1¾ cup
½
1
½
1
½
¼
½
teaspoon olive oil
small garlic clove, smashed
sweet red bell pepper, chopped into
½-inch dice (about 2 to 3 ounces)
16-ounce can black beans
teaspoon chipotle peppers
cup fromage blanc
teaspoon salt
Attach dispenser tap to the blender collar.
In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil over
medium heat. Add the garlic clove and
chopped red pepper and sauté for about 5
minutes, until the peppers are slightly
browned. Add contents of pan to the
blender jar along with the black beans,
chipotle pepper, fromage blanc, and salt.
Place cover with blending stick on the
blender jar. Press On, pulse on high 10
times. Blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds.
Once ingredients are puréed, press Off.
Transfer to a small serving bowl. Dip may
be used immediately as a spread for
tortillas and quesadillas or covered with
plastic and refrigerated for an hour to set
up to a more dip-like consistency.
Nutritional information per 1⁄4-cup serving:
Calories 51 (8% from fat) • carb. 10g • pro. 5g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 384mg
• calc. 17mg • fiber 3g
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6
1
1
1
1
¾
¼
1
2
1
dried ancho chiles
tablespoon olive oil
large shallot (about 3 ounces), roughly chopped
garlic clove, chopped
jalapeño, seeds removed, roughly chopped
teaspoon salt
cup white wine
cup chicken stock
tablespoons honey
tablespoon lime juice
Reconstitute chiles: place them in a bowl,
and pour boiling water over them so that
they are completely covered. Invert a plate
to cover bowl, keeping the chiles
submerged. Allow the chiles to sit until they
soften, about 30 minutes to an hour. Once
soft, remove all seeds and stems, and
reserve.
In a 3½-quart sauté pan, heat the olive oil
over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic,
jalapeño, and a small pinch of salt. Stir and
sauté until softened and slightly browned,
about 5 minutes. Stir in reserved chiles and
heat through for about a minute. Stir in
white wine. Scrape any bits that are
clinging to the bottom of the pan. Allow
wine to reduce to almost nothing. Add the
chicken stock, bring to a boil and then
reduce to a simmer for about 10 to 15
minutes.
Place contents of pan into the blender jar
and add remaining salt, honey, and lime
juice.
Place cover with blending stick on the
blender jar. Secure the cover tightly with a
dishtowel and your hand. Press On and
blend on high for 30 to 40 seconds. Press
Off once it is smooth. Serve chile sauce
immediately or keep in refrigerator for up to
a week.
Nutritional information per ¼-cup serving:
Calories 49 (30% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 1g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 275mg
• calc. 10mg • fiber 0g
Romesco Sauce
This sauce of Spanish origin is delicious
served with grilled chicken, vegetables,
or even grilled seafood.
Makes about 2 cups
3
4
1
1
3
1
1
⁄3
½
2
2
¼
½
tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
medium tomatoes (about 5 ounces each), sliced in half
large sweet red bell pepper
(about 7 to 8 ounces), sliced in half
shallot (about 2 ounces) unpeeled
garlic cloves, unpeeled
cup white bread cubed
(about 1" cubes, crust removed)
cup roasted almonds,
roughly chopped
teaspoon paprika
tablespoons sherry vinegar
tablespoons sherry
cup chicken or vegetable stock
teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Lightly coat a baking sheet with 1
tablespoon of olive oil and place the
tomatoes, pepper, shallot, and garlic cloves
on it. Roast for about 35 to 40 minutes until
all vegetables are blistered and soft. Place
the pepper in a small mixing bowl and seal
tightly with plastic wrap (leave for about 30
minutes). Remove and discard skins and
seeds from tomatoes and skins from both
shallot and garlic. Reserve.
When the vegetables are almost cool, heat
1 teaspoon of olive oil in a 3½-quart sauté
pan over medium heat. Toast the bread
cubes gently until slightly golden, about 3
minutes. Stir in roasted tomatoes, shallot,
and garlic and heat gently.
Remove skins and seeds from pepper and
roughly chop. Stir pepper in with the
almonds and paprika and heat for about 1
minute. Add the sherry vinegar and the
sherry, scraping up any bits that are stuck
to the bottom of the pan. Reduce liquid by
half. Add the stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Place contents of pan into the blender jar
plus the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive
oil, salt, and pepper. Place cover with
blending stick on the blender jar. Secure
the cover tightly with a dishtowel and your
hand. Press On. Blend on high for 20
seconds.
Press Off once it is smooth, and adjust
seasonings accordingly.
Serve immediately or place in container to
store in refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutritional information per ¼-cup serving:
Calories 173 (47% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 4g
• fat 9g • sat. fat 1g • chol 0mg • sod. 108mg
• calc. 27mg • fiber 2g
Rustic Tomato Sauce
Makes about 8 cups
1
1
2
2
4 1
1
4
½
2
3
½
¼
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
onion (8 ounces), peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
carrots (4 ounces each), peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
ribs celery, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
cloves garlic, peeled
teaspoon dried oregano
teaspoon dried basil
roasted red bell peppers, cut into
1-inch pieces
cup dry white wine
(such as vermouth)
tablespoons tomato paste
15-ounce cans recipe-ready diced tomatoes with juice
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a 3½-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil
over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots,
celery, garlic, oregano and basil. Cover
loosely and cook until the vegetables are
softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the roasted
red peppers, wine, tomato paste, and
tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat
and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, loosely
covered. Uncover and simmer for 15 to 20
minutes longer to thicken. Turn off heat and
let sit 5 minutes.
Strain the solids from the liquids, and return
the liquid to the saucepan. Place the solids
in the blender jar with ½ cup of the cooking
liquid. Cover the blender jar. Press On and
Pulse. Pulse 10 times to chop. Use a
plastic spatula to scrape the sides of the
blender jar. Blend on high for 30 to 40
seconds, until smooth, and press Off.
Return the puréed tomato mixture to the
liquid in the saucepan and reheat gently
over medium low heat. Add salt and
pepper.
Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator
for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 48 (17% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 1g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 194mg
• calc. 26mg • fiber 2g
Springtime Chèvre
Dressing
This elegant dressing is wonderful on grilled
vegetables and grilled chicken and is fantastic
on warm potato salad or baked potatoes.
Makes 2½ cups
¼
½
16½
2
2
2
½
cup nonfat yogurt
cup buttermilk
ounces chèvre
scallions, roughly chopped
tablespoons fresh parsley
teaspoons lemon juice
teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
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Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 30 to 40 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense dressing: With blender on low,
place a serving bowl or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
dressing is dispensing.
Nutritional information per 1-ounce serving:
Calories 36 (79% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 1g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 5mg • sod. 93mg
• calc. 21mg • fiber 1g
Basic Vinaigrette
Creamy Dill Dressing
This basic vinaigrette is perfect for a
crisp green salad. You may add herbs or
use flavored vinegars.
cup buttermilk
cup sour cream
cup light mayonnaise
cup fresh dill, packed
tablespoon + 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
tablespoon chopped shallot
teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 20 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
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Serve dressing immediately or keep in
refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information per 1⁄4-cup serving:
Calories 179 (68% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 12g
• fat 14g • sat. fat 9g • chol. 36mg • sod. 277mg
• calc. 235mg • fiber 0g
Makes about 3 cups
1
¾
½
2
⁄3
1
1
¾
To dispense dressing: With blender on low,
place a serving bowl or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
dressing is dispensing.
Makes about 11⁄2 cups, and can be doubled or
tripled
1 2 ½ 1
½
2
⁄3 2
⁄3 garlic clove, peeled
tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
cup wine vinegar
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup extra virgin olive oil
cup vegetable oil
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place the garlic in the blender jar and cover
jar. Place cover with blending stick on the
blender jar. Press On and pulse. Pulse 5
times on high to chop the garlic. Add the
mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Turn the
blender on high and blend for 10 to 15
seconds. With the blender running, add the
oils in a slow, steady stream, taking about
20 seconds, then blend for 20 seconds
longer until completely emulsified.
Press Off once it is emulsified, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense dressing: With blender on low,
place a serving bowl or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
dressing is dispensing.
You may change the basic vinaigrette by
using different flavors of the vinegar,
mustard or oil. Try using fresh lemon juice
and a little honey for a honey-mustard
vinaigrette. Add fresh herbs, sun-dried
tomatoes, or pesto for other flavor changes.
Nutritional information per tablespoon:
Calories 109 (97% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 0g
• fat 12g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 86mg
• calc. 1mg • fiber 0g
SOUPS
Avocado and Cucumber
Soup
The perfect soup for a hot summer day.
If you have extra-large avocados reduce the
number of avocados to 2. This soup can also
double as a delicious sauce.
Makes 5¾ cups
3
1½
6
½
6
1
avocados
cups cucumber, peeled, seeded,
and diced
tablespoons fresh lemon
juice (about 2 lemons)
cup lowfat plain yogurt
ice cubes
cup water
3
1½
tablespoons fresh cilantro
(or your favorite fresh herb)
dash hot sauce
teaspoons kosher salt
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 20 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense soup: With blender on low,
place a serving bowl or pitcher underneath
the dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser
tap and stir contents with the blending stick
as soup is dispensing.
Serve soup immediately or keep in
refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information per ¼-cup serving:
Calories 45 (73% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 1g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 94mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 0g
Creamy Spinach and
Watercress Soup
Makes 6 cups
½
2
1½
¼
1
tablespoons unsalted butter
cups leeks, white and pale green parts only, washed and chopped
(about 7 to 8 ounces of leeks)
tablespoons unbleached flour
cup white wine
medium-small potato (about 6 ounces), cut into 1-inch dice
5¼
1
1
¼
¾
¼
cups chicken or vegetable stock
10-ounce package frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
bunch watercress, washed
and roughly chopped
teaspoon nutmeg
teaspoon kosher salt
cup heavy cream
freshly ground black pepper
Place the butter in a 31⁄2-quart sauté pan
over medium low heat. Stir in chopped
leeks and sweat with lid on for about 10 to
15 minutes. Once leeks are very soft, add
flour and stir over heat for about 3 minutes.
Add white wine and reduce until just a
touch remains. Stir in potatoes and add
chicken/vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and
then reduce to a simmer until the potatoes
are soft, approximately 20 minutes. Once
potatoes are soft, stir in spinach and cook
for about 3 minutes. Stir in watercress,
nutmeg, and salt. When watercress is soft,
stir in heavy cream. Bring to a low simmer
for 3 to 4 minutes.
Place contents of pan in blender jar. Place
cover with blending stick on the blender jar.
With your hand and a dishtowel FIRMLY
securing the blender lid, press On. Blend
on low and then high for 30 seconds.
Press Off once it is smooth. Serve soup
immediately or keep in refrigerator for up to
5 days. If reheating, check seasoning as
flavors may need to be brightened up with
a little lemon, salt, and pepper.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 74 (41% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 3g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 11mg • sod. 330mg
• calc. 49mg • fiber 1g
Sweet Potato Soup
This simple yet satisfying soup makes
a perfect meal on a cold wintry night.
Makes about 5 cups
½
1
1
1
¼
2½ 3
½
¼
tablespoon olive oil
teaspoon unsalted butter
shallot, sliced (about 1 ounce)
3-inch piece of leek, white part only, cleaned and sliced
cup white wine
pounds yam or sweet potato, about 6 cups, ½-inch dice
cups chicken stock
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon ground nutmeg
Place the olive oil and butter in a 3-quart
sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the
sliced shallot and leek. Stir to soften, then
cover pan and allow the shallot and leek to
sweat and become very soft, about 10 to
15 minutes. Uncover and stir, allowing any
liquid to evaporate. Add the white wine and
stir until completely evaporated, about 3
minutes. Add sweet potatoes and stir. Add
chicken stock (add more stock if the
potatoes are not completely submerged),
salt, and nutmeg and simmer until potatoes
are very soft, about 25 minutes.
Place contents of pan in blender jar. Place
cover with blending stick on the blender jar.
With your hand and a dishtowel FIRMLY
securing the blender lid, press On. Blend
on low for 10 seconds. Switch to high and
blend for an additional 20 to 30 seconds,
until soup is completely puréed.
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Press Off once it is smooth. Taste and
adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve
immediately.
Nutritional information per 1⁄2-cup serving:
Calories 131 (9% from fat) • carb. 27g • pro. 2g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 228mg
• calc. 41mg • fiber 4g
Roasted Parsnip and
Apple Soup
Makes 6 cups
2½
2
¼
1
1
1
¼
3
1
tablespoons olive oil
pounds parsnips, cut into
1-inch rounds
teaspoon salt
tablespoon unsalted butter
shallot (about 11⁄2 ounces), minced
medium apple, cut into 1-inch dice (about 6 ounces)
cup white wine
cups chicken or vegetable stock
cup 1-percent milk
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a mixing bowl, toss together 1½
tablespoons olive oil, parsnips, and salt.
Place on baking tray and roast for 30 to 35
minutes. The parsnips should be slightly
browned and soft – be careful not to get
them too dark.
While parsnips are roasting, heat the
remaining tablespoon of oil and the butter
together in a 3½-quart sauté pan over
medium-low heat. Add the shallot and
sweat for about 3 minutes. Add the apple
and cover. Apple should soften in about 8
to 10 minutes. Once apple is soft, stir in the
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parsnips. Add the wine and reduce until
just a touch remains. Add chicken/
vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce
to simmer for about 5 to 8 minutes to
ensure all vegetables are tender.
To dispense soup: With blender on low,
place a serving bowl or pitcher under the
dispenser tap. Pull down the dispenser tap
and stir contents with the blending stick as
soup is dispensing.
Place contents of pan into blender jar. Add
milk. Place cover with blending stick on the
blender jar. With your hand and a dishtowel
FIRMLY securing the blender lid, press On.
Blend on low and then high for 30 seconds.
Press Off once it is smooth.
Serve soup immediately or keep in
refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutritional information per 1⁄2-cup serving:
Calories 164 (53% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 3g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 35mg • sod. 48mg
• calc. 107mg • fiber 2g
Serve soup immediately or keep in
refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information per 1⁄2-cup serving:
Calories 117 (33% from fat) • carb. 18g • pro. 3g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 4mg • sod. 174mg
• calc. 59mg • fiber 4g
DESSERTS
Chocolate Cherry
Bread Pudding
Two-Berry Summer Soup
Makes about 5 cups
1
1
1
2½
8
½
2
cup fresh strawberries
cup frozen strawberries
cup frozen raspberries
cups lowfat vanilla yogurt
ounces crème fraîche
cup water
tablespoons superfine sugar
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover with blending stick on
the blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on
high and process for 20 to 30 seconds until
smooth. Press Off once it is smooth if not
dispensing immediately.
For a warm dessert, mix and assemble this
bread pudding ahead of time and bake while
dinner is being served. Top with sweetened
whipped cream.
Makes 8 to 12 servings
3
6
¾
¾
6
1
½
½
¾
tablespoons unsalted butter
cups firm bread cubes*
cup semisweet chocolate chips
cup dried tart cherries
large eggs
12-ounce can lowfat evaporated milk
cup sugar
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
cup heavy cream
sweetened whipped cream for topping
Dairy-Free
Chocolate Mousse
Butter a 2–quart shallow baking dish (9 x 9inches square or equivalent) with 1
tablespoon unsalted butter and place inside
a larger shallow baking pan. Melt the
remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and toss
in a large mixing bowl with bread cubes,
chocolate chips, and dried cherries.
Place the eggs, evaporated milk, sugar,
vanilla, and heavy cream in the blender jar.
Place cover with blending stick on the
blender jar. Press On. Turn blender on high
and process for 10 seconds until smooth.
Press Off. Place mixing bowl with bread
cubes under the dispenser tap. With blender
on low, pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick to dispense
all of the egg mixture over the bread.
Pour mixture into prepared pan. Let the
mixture stand for 45 minutes, or cover and
refrigerate up to 12 hours (if refrigerated, let
come to room temperature for 30 minutes
before proceeding).
Ten minutes before baking, preheat oven to
325°F. Place the baking pans in the oven
and carefully pour hot water into the larger,
outer pan until the water comes up the sides
of the inner dish by 1 inch. Bake for 60 to
70 minutes; bread pudding will be puffed
and custard will be set. Remove from oven
and allow the bread pudding to rest for 20
to 30 minutes on a rack before serving.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
*Bread pudding is best made from day-old
or slightly stale bread. Challah bread is an
excellent choice.
Nutritional information based on 12 servings:
Calories 343 (30% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 14g
• fat 16g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 139mg • sod. 74mg
• calc. 117mg • fiber 4g
This rich chocolate mousse is so good
no one would know that it is actually has
health benefits!
Makes six ½-cup servings
12
1
½
1
ounces semisweet chocolate
cup chocolate or vanilla soy milk
tablespoon pure vanilla extract
14-ounce package silken tofu,
cut into cubes
Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Place soy milk, vanilla, melted chocolate,
and tofu in blender jar in order listed. Place
cover with blending stick on the blender jar.
Press On. Turn blender on high and process,
stirring contents with blender stick for 25 to
30 seconds until smooth. Press Off once it
is smooth if not dispensing immediately.To
dispense mousse: With blender on low,
place a custard cup under the dispenser
tap. Pull down the dispenser tap and stir
contents with the blending stick and dispense
one custard cup full of mousse at a time.
Cover cups with plastic and refrigerate until
set, about 8 to 12 hours.
Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 361 (50% from fat) • carb. 38g • pro. 6g
• fat 20g • sat. fat 9g • chol. 0mg • sod. 9mg
• calc. 71mg • fiber 9g
Mango Coulis
This sauce makes a delicious dessert topping,
especially on ice cream and sorbet.
Makes 3½ cups
¾
¾
4
cup water
cup granulated sugar
cups cubed mango (approximately
3 medium mangoes)
Place the water and sugar in a saucepan
and bring to a boil. Remove from heat
when sugar is dissolved (about 2 to 3
minutes after the mixture comes to a boil).
Allow to cool.
Attach the dispenser tap to the blender
collar.
Once simple syrup is cool, place it in the
blender jar with the cubed mango. Place
cover with blending stick on the blender jar.
Press On. Turn blender on high and
process for 15 to 20 seconds until smooth.
Press Off once it is smooth, if not
dispensing immediately.
To dispense coulis: With blender on low,
place pitcher under the dispenser tap. Pull
down the dispenser tap and stir contents
with the blending stick as coulis is
dispensing.
Nutritional information per ¼-cup serving:
Calories 72 (1% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 0g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg
• calc. 5mg • fiber 1g
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Crêpes
Makes about 16 crêpes
1½
1
3
2
¼
1
cups whole milk
cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
large eggs
teaspoons sugar
teaspoon salt
tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
additional melted butter
Combine milk, flour, eggs, sugar and salt in
blender. Blend until smooth, occasionally
scraping down sides of blender, about 2
minutes. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter
and blend 30 seconds. Cover and refrigerate
crêpe batter in blender container at least 1
hour and up to 4 hours.
Reblend batter for 15 seconds. Heat nonstick
skillet with 8-inch-diameter bottom over
medium-high heat. Brush with melted butter.
Pour 1⁄4 cup of batter into skillet, tilting
skillet quickly to coat bottom evenly. Cook
until top of crêpe appears dry and bottom
is golden, loosening edges of crêpe with
spatula, about 45 seconds. Turn crêpe
over; cook until brown spots appear on
bottom, about 30 seconds. Transfer to
plate. Top with plastic wrap. Repeat with
remaining batter, brushing skillet with more
butter as needed. As crêpes are cooked,
layer as directed, between sheets of plastic
wrap. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover
with plastic wrap plastic; chill.)
For serving immediately, cover the crêpes
with aluminum foil and keep them warm in
a preheated 200˚F oven. For serving later,
wrap them in plastic wrap in quantities
intended for each use and slip them into
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a self-sealing plastic bag. Refrigerate the
crêpes for up to 3 days, or freeze them for
up to 2 months.
Nutritional information per crêpe:
Calories 61 (33% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 3g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 40mg • sod. 53mg
• calc. 30mg • fiber 0g
Brown Sugar &
Cinnamon Caramelized
Apples
Makes about 16 servings
¼
½
4
1
1
cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
cup (packed) light brown sugar
large apples (about 1½ pounds), peeled, halved, cored, each half
cut lengthwise into 6 slices
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Add brown sugar; stir 1
minute. Add apple slices and lemon juice;
cook until apples begin to release juice
and syrup forms in skillet. Sprinkle with
cinnamon and cook, turning apple slices
frequently, about 3 to 4 minutes. Apples
should be tender but still maintain their
shape.
(Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at
room temperature. Rewarm before using.)
Use to fill crêpes. Top with vanilla or
caramel ice cream, or slightly sweetened
whipped cream.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 67 (34% from fat) • carb. 12g • pro. 0g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 7mg • sod. 2mg
• calc. 9mg • fiber 1g
NOTES
NOTES
NOTES
LIMITED THREE-YEAR WARRANTY
This warranty supersedes all previous warranties on Cuisinart Smooth
Operator ® Blenders. This warranty is available to consumers only. You
are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ® Blender that
was purchased at retail for personal, family, or household use. Except as
otherwise required under applicable state law, this warranty is not available
to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners. We warrant that
your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ® Blender will be free of defects in material
or workmanship under normal home use for three years from the date of
original purchase. We suggest that you complete and return the enclosed
product registration card promptly to facilitate verification of the date of
original purchase. However, return of the product registration card does
not eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain the original proof of
purchase in order to obtain the warranty benefits. In the event that you do
not have proof of purchase date, the purchase date for purposes of this
warranty will be the date of manufacture.
®
If your blender should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we
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obtain warranty service, please call our Consumer Service Center toll-free at
1-800-726-0190 or write to:
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150 Milford Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
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return address, daytime phone number, description of the product defect,
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order. (California residents need only supply proof of purchase and should
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NOTE: For added protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart® product
that is being returned, we recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery
service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for in-transit damage or for
packages that are not delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products are
not covered under warranty.
Your Cuisinart® Smooth Operator ® Blender has been manufactured to strict
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warranties exclude all incidental or consequential damages. Some states
do not allow the exclusion of or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
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California law provides that for In-Warranty Service, California residents
have the option of returning a nonconforming product (A) to the store
where it was purchased or (B) to another retail store which sells Cuisinart®
products of the same type. The retail store shall then, according to its
preferences, either repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent
repair facility, replace the product, or refund the purchase price less the
amount directly attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the product.
If either of the above two options does not result in the appropriate relief to
the consumer, the consumer may then take the product to an independent
repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished.*
Cuisinart and not the consumer will be responsible for the reasonable cost
of such service, repair, replacement, or refund for nonconforming products
under warranty.
California residents may also, at their preference, return nonconforming
products directly to Cuisinart for repair or, if necessary, replacement by
calling our Consumer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190. Cuisinart
will be responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement, and shipping and
handling for such nonconforming products under warranty.
Before Returning Your Cuisinart Product
If you are experiencing problems with your Cuisinart® product, we
suggest that you call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-726-0190
before returning the product for servicing. Often, our Consumer Service
Representatives can help solve the problem without having the product
serviced. If servicing is needed, a Representative can confirm whether the
product is under warranty and direct you to the nearest service location.
*Important: If the nonconforming product is to be serviced by someone
other than Cuisinart’s Authorized Service Center, please remind the servicer
to call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the
problem is properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with the correct
parts, and to ensure that the product is still under warranty.
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