I do not normally write reviews, but i do use them for every amazon purchase i make. I was going to purchase the montel williams blender we all see advertised on tv because i wanted to start making fruit and vegetable shakes. I have never purchased such a high quality blender in my life.From the glass container, to the good quality metal build to the rubber feet that stop the blender from moving around the counter top, even the blade it comes with. This product is about a good a deal as you can get for the price. To the few people who have reviewed this product stating that it will not make vegetable shakes very well, i have made one every day for the last 2 months i have owned this blender. I put cucumber, carrots, spinach, red pepper and an apple in with a few cups of water and about 6 ice cubes and this thing works like a champ. I am expecting these people were too stupid to add water and ice cubes, put dry vegetables and fruit in and turned it on.This is the only explanation i can come up with.
My fiance and i received this as a wedding gift from our registry list. We use it every morning to make smoothies. This model has only two speeds/settings: on and off. I’m a simple person, and i believe that simplicity is the way to avoid most headaches. I’ve used many blenders in my lifetime, and the multiple speeds (puree, pulse, blend, crush, etc. ) all pretty much seem the same to me. There are distinguishable differences, but at the end of the cycle, they all pretty much chop whatever you throw in there. In my case, i almost always use it to chop/blend ice. While i have not put years of use into this motor, i have put a few months of quite rigorous use on it, and it works wonderfully. I just flip the switch on and blend for a longer/shorter period of time depending on the consistency i want, and it comes out perfectly. The only thing i would consider changing about this blender is to provide a retractable cord. The length is very manageable (about 3′), and it tucks away nicely, but being able to neatly store the cord when necessary would be a nice perk. This is a simple product with no bells and whistles, just an easy-as-pie on/off, and couldn’t be easier to clean.
The only thing that you need to watch is the lid when putting liquids in. I usually use the pulse when i blend liquids so the power is not constant, but the liquids push the lid up, even if there are only like 3 cups in it. I use a hotpad over it when blender hot liquids. I used to have kitchen aid blender and this is what i bought to replace it. I am very happy with my purchase overall and love what this unit looks like. It has a very industrial look about it. I would buy this product again in the future. It is also very easy to clean. Just be very careful around the blade unit.
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, Oster Professional Series Blender
I’m very happy with my blender; got it mostly for frozen drinks but also wanted to be able to use my oster mini food processor attachment that i had from an oster that burned up. Was a little hesitant to get another oster but after looking into other options and some ridiculous prices i decided to get the professional series one since it had a longer warranty than others in the price range and a stronger motor than my previous one. Works great, very simple to use without unnecessary buttons; frozen drinks come out nice and smooth without the smell of burning insulation i had with my previous one. If you have a refrigerator that dispenses crushed ice it’s a good idea to use it as it makes for quicker and smoother margaritas. And as far as motor noise it is as you would expect for a blender, maybe a little less noise than my previous one- if you can’t handle a few seconds of it , go ahead and spend a couple of hundred dollars trying to get a quieter one; all in all an excellent value. Update 2018- still going strong ; wow what a good product.
I bought this to replace a black & decker blender that failed–see my review for details. I wish i had bought an oster the first time. It has the look and feel and performance of a quality product made to last. All the functional parts are metal. Some plastic trim is colored to look like metal but its appearance remains good.
This blender is quick and powerful. I mix protein shakes for myself using whole carrots and frozen fruits. It only takes about 10 secs to mix an entire blender full. It crushes ice quickly as well. Was wonderfully surprised at how much power it has. Would give it a 5 star rating. Would highly recommed it for anyone.
My wife bought a cheap plastic blender from target. I used it once and was so annoyed i made her take it back. I then started to read about this oster blender. I had good luck with buying small appliances from amazon in the past, so i ordered it. This blender is very well constructed: all metal motor, thick rubber feet, thick glass container. It has two settings: on/off and pulse. Just a warning: when you use this blender it sounds like a jet engine spooling up. Let’s say i’m impressed, and that’s not easy to do. I followed a recipe for potato pancakes provided in a little cookbook that came with the blender. The instructions said to put a bunch of cubed raw potatoes in the blender with a whole onion. I thought, this blender is just going to spin or bog down, but it turned that stuff into batter very quickly.
I got this blender to make smoothies. Juice and (often frozen) fruit mixed together. This blender destroys everything you put in it. The problem is it’s only got two speeds: (1) destroy and (2) super-destroy. Sometimes you have to turn the blender off to let the ingredients settle, so the edge of the blade will actually contact them, instead of them continuously bouncing off the top of the insano-blades. It’s not a big deal and you only have to turn it off for a split-second, but even the slowest speed is too intense for some pieces of frozen strawberries. A slower second speed, or a third speed would make this blender perfect. This blender is very attractive and is easy to clean. I don’t think this part of the review makes sense with the title, but you should know i’ve put more thought into this blender’s performance and my review than merely its murderous and explosive instincts.
I’ve owned it for two years and treated it with total kid gloves for the first year (dropping in ice when the blender was already on, washing after every use) and still do, but it managed to withstand the fumblings of an extremely sloppy roommate who filled the whole thing with ice before turning it on (notorious for breaking the motor). Still pristine, the blade is still sharp, motor still running smoothly. Great for smoothies (i still drop in the ice after the blender is on, just to be on the safe side) but don’t follow the recipes they include with the blender — there’s no need to add sugar or honey if you use fresh fruit. 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup apple juice + 1 banana + large handful strawberries = all you need for a perfect smoothie. And great for soups (potato leek, ginger squash). Plus it is a totally sweet lookin’ blender.
Absolutely fantastic blender. Yes, it is a little loud but it is not like it is on for hours at a time – more like 10 to 20 seconds. This blender helps you attain a good consistency very quickly. We have made frozen mixed drinks, smoothies, milk shakes, etc. We have only had the blender for one month, so i cannot yet comment on longevity. Anything you buy can break, so i guess it how it works while you have it. We narrowed our choice to this and waring, and since both blenders received great reviews we decided to save some money with this one. We think we made the right choice.
Seriously, this blender is amazing. I mainly use it for making protein shakes, and no amount of peanut butter can stop the blade from spinning. With the cheap blender i had before, peanut butter would stay globby and it would clog up the blender. This oster blends all hard foods in a couple of seconds and leaves everything nice and smooth. The blender comes apart easily in a few pieces and is simple to clean by hand or in the dishwasher. However, the blender is extremely loud. You can’t hear the tv or anyone talking when it’s on; the sound even scared my cat at first. Regardless, this blender is so efficient that you don’t need it on very long to do its job correctly, so the sound isn’t much of an issue.
This is the best blender out there. I purchased it in 2009 and it’s still alive and well. I wish i had purchased a back-up, since this higher quality is non-existent today.
5 stars, really but it’s better than a 3 so i had to put 4. This is certainly a powerful blender. Sometimes i wonder if it’s going to fly off the kitchen counter the second you turn it on. I thought i wouldn’t care that there’s only and on/off button but after using it a few times, it kind of bothers me. The second you flip the switch it’s like going from 0-60 immediately and sometimes i just want to gently mix things, not pulverize them. I was surprised when i made a smoothie with almond butter that the blender didn’t smooth out the almond chunks into the mix. That was kind of the point of buying this particular model in the first place. Instead i got a smoothie with a weird gritty feeling. Overall it’s a great blender and the styling is really nice. It’s very sturdy and not cheap looking/feeling at all.
I owned one years ago and it was a war horse that finally gave out after much use. I replaced it with a fancy osterizer that had a million settings, none of which i ever used. It was pretty useless at chopping ice. My kids love this one for making smoothies and noticed that there were only 2 settings, on and pulse. I told them that was all they would need. Very skeptically they made their first smoothie and were amazed at the power and short time it took to process their iced drinks. Amazon’s price was fantastic – $63. I checked elsewhere before buying and couldn’t find it under $89.
Boy does this thing ever whip things together. A bit loud, but it does exactly what you want it to do. No lumps, no left over fruit floating around, no chunks of ice. On and off, no frills, just doing its job. After wasting money on a cuisinart, this thing is a welcomed addition to my kitchen.
After reading others reviews was a bit reluctant to purchase this item. It blends almost anything (go easy on ice) very quickly and fast, like a bartenders blender. I didn’t give it five stars because the glass container is a bit smaller so doesn’t hold as much liquid as other blenders.
I bought this blender based on all the glowing reviews here. I am happy with the blender. It can handle the smoothies i make every morning without burning out and without requiring 2 minutes to blend like my old dead blender did. Here are the problems with it:(1) it leaks from the bottom of the base. I tried to fix the problem by tightening up the bottom plastic base but ended up putting a radial crack in it. I can still use it and surprisingly it doesn’t leak as much. I can’t put it into the fridge with its contents because i will end up with puddle after an hour or two. (2) i put the glass part (with the blade assembly) into the dishwasher every night. I would take it apart, but i found that i had difficulty getting it back together without leaking. (3) the base will un-tighten itself if you don’t ensure the glass catch is next to one of the two metal catches.
I bought this blender for my wife to replace our dying unit. She absolutely loves this thing. There are no fancy button options like you will find on most household blenders. The control is merely a 2-stage on-off switch. It’s spring loaded so you have to hold it to the on position and releasing pressure will let it shut off quick. At first we thought this would be a pain in usage until we saw how fast this blender will pulverize anything you can throw at it. It can reduce the most stubborn solid to liquid in mere seconds.
I got this to make smoothies. My wife uses a lot of ice in her recipes, so i needed something substantial to get the job done. This blender is quite powerful, and if you run it too long, the blending motion will actually start to warm up the ingredients. Overall, this is a good step up from the 29. I didn’t feel the need to go to 499. 00 for a vita-mix, but i wanted something more durable than the garden variety blenders i’ve had before. Excellent blender, no frills, good build, a bit noisy.
We’ve had this blender for about a year now. If you’re buying it to make smoothies, forget it. I agree with other reviews about smoothies. We load it with chucks of frozen strawberries, blueberries, peaches, plain ice, etc. Add a little juicy juice and/or yogurt. . Wow, the power is unbelievable. However, if it can’t grab the frozen items, it can’t blend. Since it only has 2 speeds (basically 1, since the pulse button is the almost the same speed), it just can’t do the job. The blades spin so fast, it whips the bottom items into whip cream while leaving the items above the blade stuck in place.
I bought this blender in 2009 and under 3-4x a week usage, it’s still going strong with not one problem in 2017. I think that speaks to the quality. I have used it many, many times to make smoothies and it easily crushes ice cubes and makes the most wonderfully smooth frozen drinks. I wanted to buy another one for a gift for someone, but alas, it is not available.
One thing i was really disappointed with is that i still have to stir my smoothies and daquiris atleast once to get it all blended. I was hoping at this price that i could just flip the switch and walk away. I almost went with 3 stars because of that. Once you get that first stir in, the blender blends with confidence. I am happy with the purchase.
I use a blender every morning for breakfast smoothies and nearly every afternoon to puree the vegetables that i am tossing in the dinner or soups. This blender is by several magnitudes the best blender within this price range on the market. If you are only making smoothies for 2 people, or you only need a blender a couple of times a week, this blender is not only efficient, and fast, it is also durable and reliable. The manufacturer has replacement parts, should you lose a piece – because is is very unlikely that anything on it is going to break. I have had other oster blenders that lasted for 20 years – using them on average a couple of times of week. I had tried another blender brand (villaware) it was pricey, it leaked, and there were no replacement parts (i didn’t lose them, they leaked early on). Because i use blenders so much, and for so many years, i did recently upgrade to one of those horribly expensive other models. But, that is only because i needed the capacity. If you don’t need the capacity, and you don’t need your blender to make soup and ice-cream and grind your wheat, go ahead and get this one, because it makes delicious, fast, very smooth fruit and vegetable drinks. I would like to offer this suggestion for those smoothies.
Some had lots of buttons with lots of selections that mostly didn’t work that well. This blender has only one button (switch) that either pulses or blends. It is so powerful that it crushes ice easily and makes perfect mixed drinks, which is what i use it for. I have two of these blenders, one for the kitchen and one for the wet bar.