Cuisinart\u2019s Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender is a complete blending solution package that includes the motor base and multiple BPA-free containers of varying sizes. The Cuisinart Hurricane Compact is indeed compact but certainly powerful enough to tackle whole fruits, frozen ingredients, or chopping chores. Although the Cuisinart Hurricane is not among those listed in our best blender buyer\u2019s guide, it is nevertheless a great choice if your needs include both individually portioned beverages as well as other blending chores. If big blender performance is better for your intended uses, then consider the Ninja Professional BL610 Professional Blender or the Oster Versa Pro.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Cuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender\r\nThe Cuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender is a flexible solution for blending everything from smoothies to baby food. It delivers big blender performance in a smaller form factor. Bigger than \u201cbullet\u201d style blenders, but smaller than larger monster sized blenders.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Cuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender is a straightforward and powerful blender. A simple wheel control for pulse, low, and high settings. Thus, essentially a two-speed blender with pulse. In addition to a 32oz. jar, it comes with two 16oz travel cups with locking lids \u2013one double walled the other single walled\u2014and an 8oz. chopper cup. All made of BPA-free Tritan plastic. The Hurricane is smaller than a full-sized blender which some will like because it doesn\u2019t take up so much counter space. Others find the diminutive size disappointing. Left-handed threads sealing containers to the blade base are annoying to some -- we\u2019ve all been taught \u201crighty-tighty, lefty-loosey\u201d but the Hurricane is the opposite.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Hurricane is an extremely basic design. A simple wheel controls everything. Turn the wheel to high or low and let it run, or toggle the wheel to \u2018pulse\u2019 for short blade turns, such as for chopping. The main sticking point for many users appears to be the way containers screw onto the base by using a left-handed thread, i.e., turn counterclockwise to tighten. Left-handed threading is designed to mitigate any chance of motor torque loosening the seal. Seems reasonable, but many owners find that this is the main downside of the Hurricane. [Cuisinart may be acknowledging this area as problematic\u2013there are reports of Hurricane blenders being delivered with right-handed threads which implies different motor rotation.] Despite its name, it\u2019s simply a compact blender and not really a \u201cjuicer.\u201d As with most blenders, prolonged operation attempting to truly \u201cjuice\u201d ingredients can prematurely burn-out the motor.\r\nValue\r\nThe Cuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender is a good alternative to a single serve bullet style blender. You get the same convenience of single portioning, plus other containers for when you need to blend more or chop ingredients, and an extra blade comes in handy, too. But it\u2019s still not the same as a traditional high capacity blender. The Hurricane is priced reasonably and with the numerous add-ons to enhance its usefulness, it\u2019s a good compromise that you can keep on the countertop full time. Still, if all you\u2019re ever making is that daily smoothie for yourself then the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is tough to beat.\r\nCuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender Wrap Up\r\nThe Cuisinart Hurricane Compact Juicing Blender is made by a household name vendor and comes with many add-ons \u2013even dishwasher safe \u2018smoothie straws\u2019 perfect for thick smoothie concoctions. It\u2019s a good everyday blender in any kitchen, one that\u2019s small enough to keep out ready for use at any time. It\u2019s super simple to use and blends your favorite nutritional ingredients well.