First let me say i’ve never owned a vitamix or any other top rated high dollar blender so i can’t really compare performance based on personal experience. What i can say however is that i’m absolutely loving this blender and i’m very satisfied with my purchase. Is it as good as another blender that costs hundreds of dollars more. I just couldn’t see spending that much money on a blender for fear of having a few strawberry seeds in my smoothie. I’m not quiet that refined at this point in my life. The blender itself seems like a sturdy made piece of machinery put together with metal. No plastics which was one of the things i liked when i was searching for a good one. It seems very durable and strong.
We ordered this blender and were fairly well satisfied. We used it daily for smoothies and had constant issues with it taking in air pockets. So in order to make it work we needed to add more liquids than we would like to. The drive gears broke on the jar and oyster promptly sent us a free replacement (thanks for good customer service). The new blender had the same size jar but much shorter (and has red handle). The power is the same but design to the jar is wayy better. So i would give that model 5 starts. Little hack we noticed: you can fit vitamix jars on this blender perfectly.
This blender is excellent for the jjsmith smoothies. Does require you to use the tamper but overall it gets a smooth texture. Here are the specifications for the Oster Versa 1400-watt Professional Performance Blender:
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- The power to blend everything, wth a professional 1,400-watt motor and 28,000 rpms
- Stainless steel blade spins at over 250 mph, thoroughly blending ingredients so recipes turn out perfect every time
- 64-ounce bpa-free tritan jar with no-mess spout and easy to read measurements
- Three programmed settings (Smoothies, Dips/Spreads, and Soup), pulse, and variable speed dial to instantly adjust speed as needed
- Includes a beautiful color cookbook with recipes to inspire you; 7 year warranty
Just a wonderful and awesome as the vitamix. . Seriously everything that i have used this blender for is the same as what can be done in the versea oster. I love my blender and a few of my neighbors now want to purchase this product as well. I have made soups, dips, chocolate mousse, mixed drinks, and etc, it can be loud but not as loud as the vita mix.
I don’t have other big blenders to compare this to. Just my other oster blender with about half the watts. Wife and i have been doing this smoothie diet, so it’s blending greens, flax seeds, and frozen fruit 2 to 3 times a day and never an issue. I have notices the pitcher has turned a bit cloudy, but it hasn’t affected the performance.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Creamiest soups ever
- Great Bang for the Buck in a high speed Blender
- This product works wonders for me, at $179.99 this item IS a steal!
My oster versa is over two years old and is used daily. It works as well as its counterpart which is over twice the versa’s price. One small design flaw is in the pouring spout. No mater how carefully you pour, there is always one drop that is left on the end of the spout and drips when you set down the container.
I use this about 3-4 times per week to make our favorite chocolate banana smoothies (no ice). It blends them to a creamy consistency, and is much quieter than my previous bar style oster (beehive style) blender. Cleanup is easy and it will never leak unlike the the other designs where you have interchangeable blades (which are bound to leak because the seals either wear out or the collar cracks). The variable speed knob (dial it up or down) is wonderful. I also like the one touch smoothie button. I can toss everything into the blender, cover it, press smoothie and walk away. It automatically changes speeds (slow to high) and then stops when finished on its own. Note, you can not wash any part of this in the dishwasher. I find that to be quick since i have a dish soap dispenser built in to my sink. I find that if i rinse it off with hot water as soon as i am done with it, to get all the bits out, i can do a quick swirl-swish wash of it with soap later with hot water (rinse very well). I turn it upside down to let it dry on my counter – half on and half off a glass board i keep on my counter. I think it’s actually easier to care for than my old glass interchangeable blade system.
Excellent motor and blending capabilities. Foster helped me out and i now have both 64 oz jars. I agree with some other posters, though, that the jar lids and seals need improvement.
Greatly resembles a vitamix to an extent. At a much better cost to the consumer. More importantly, pulverizes greens like spinach and kale, even raw carrots and apples, ten times better than the 2 other cuisinarts i had used before deciding to spend a bit more money on a blender.
If your anything like me you can relate to wanting the best, but not paying ridiculous prices. I do not make a lot of money, so what i spend is an investment and i put time and research into my decisions because *sings* ‘i work hard for my money’. Please know i spent a good week reading reviews and researching on blenders, slowly losing hope that i was going to find one that could give me vitamix quality blending without the price tag. I stumbled across this blender, read the specs, read the reviews, watched the youtube videos, and i was sold. Same power, same metal inner working parts, and same warranty as the vitamix. The comparison on you tube sealed the deal and i bought the blender. So fitting under upper cabinets may be a challenge. Nor does the loudness of the blender, it’s loud, again, a beast. I can not say that it beats out the vitamix because i don’t think it does in regards to water like viscosity that blender achieves, but unless your super picky then that small 1% difference won’t bother you a bit. I love this blender and i would buy it again if i had to but i don’t and i have owned it for several months now with no problems. Don’t get me wrong i don’t get grainy from any of the blends i have made. Everything has been smooooooooth.
It sounds like the hellspawn of a vacuum cleaner demon and a chipper shredder and could probably mince concrete if you tried. It makes for super creamy soups, though. Is is more than a kilowatt of power spinning whirring blades of decimation +2 at 28,000 rpms. When you put soups in there it even breathes smoke. (well, steam, but it is still impressive). And it always has to take it just past your comfort zone. You hit the soup button and it starts chip and chopping away. Then it kicks it up a notch and you are all ‘whoa, that is insane. I hope that soup doesn’t come flying out of there because it is hot and it would cover everything like 16 bean napalm’.
I read a lot of reviews for this blender and i was really torn between three top contenders. Vita-mix (of course) a professional waring blender and this oster. The other big name because there were things i didn’t like about them, though for just plain power i’m sure they are in the same ball park. The waring one would have been a top choice because of it’s speed and power. It spins at about 2x the speed of the others at top speed and the reports are pretty solid about nothing surviving that beating. So if fast smooth is our goal it’s probably the one. But it carries a much shorted warrantee time than any of the others and that sent up a red flag. Between the vita-mix and the oster, vita-mix (at least the 7500 series) has some definite advantages, but that came at over 4x the price. Why might one spring for the $$$ one?. Well the oster has a soft start. That is fine 99% of the time but ‘pulse’ doesn’t really do what you expect it to do because it ramps up and doesn’t just hit speed. So for instance things like making a chunky salsa would be a lot better in the vita-mix. It’s not a big deal most of the time but it’s kind of a ramp rather than a pulse.
I’ve used the versa daily for about the last year to make smoothies, and occasionally homemade dressings, and to grind flaxseed. Best blender i’ve used, almost a different appliance compared to even a kitchen aid blender. Daughter says it makes smoother smoothies than her ninja.
Great machine, the warranty it’s outstanding. The motor it’s very strong. We had the device replace twice for issues on the blade bearing.
Pros: powerful engine that quickly and thoroughly blends frozen items. The engine makes a lower pitch when blending. (higher tin pitches make me crazy). Con: i would say it is big compared to my previous blenders.
I don’t write product reviews but felt compelled to write one for the oster versa. I absolutely love this product. Mine arrived a few days ago and has truly changed the way i cook. I had been considering getting a vitamix 750 series but just couldn’t bring myself to give up almost $700 for a blender.Then i got an email from amazon about the oster versa. I searched the internet for reviews and saw nothing but good feedback, not to mention the blender i’ve been using for the past several years is an oster that has performed faithfully. I can’t imagine the vitamix doing anytthing more than what the oster does at literally a fraction of the cost. If i had a complaint it would be that the cookbook isn’t extensive enough. The recipes in it are delicious, especially the thai barbecued chicken.
I read every review out there about the various emulsifiers available and was dismayed to realize that what i needed could cost upwards of $500. 00 for an appliance with these specifications. I looked up oster because i still have a working blender that was given to me as a gift in around 1970. I made baby food and all kinds of things over the years with it. So i looked to see if oster had an emulsifier and all reservations fell away when i was given a 7 year warranty on this product, just like the competing expensive company. 00, amazon was offering an instant coupon and i had a few amazon points, which brought the price down to 237. 00 and i think it was shipped free on amazon prime. This was not a casual purchase. For health reasons, i had been using a juice extractor to make juice combinations with healing qualities and the combinations were working for me.
The difference that using a *real* blender makes is significant. I’d been making smoothies on a very underpowered, cheap blender. I was often chewing bits that didn’t blend all the way. This has dramatically resolved that issue– blends are very smooth and consistent. The oster versa with the tall jar is much taller than i expected, mostly because the base is much taller than i expected, being used to much cheaper, older blenders. I saw comments from other reviewers saying that it doesn’t fit under cabinets, and i disregarded them, to my own chagrin. It doesn’t fit under my cabinets, but it’s really not that big of a deal to me.
Now, i tried to look for the best blender within my budget without sacrificing quality and taste, and the oster versa did not disappoint. I am mostly using this product to create supplemental dietary green smoothies, so for me it’s very important that this machine should break down things like; kale, cilantro, bok choy, celery, parsley, apple, pear, berries, etc. All the while maintaining the most liquid and uniform consistency possible. I’ll say that this machine did not let me down, it took moments to shred all sorts of veggies and fruits (including water/fruit juices) with the greatest of ease, and the taste to me was phenomenal. Pros:-it’s high performance motor cuts down greens incredibly well. -very easy to clean and maintain-the noise was a lot lower than i had expected, it’s loudest is comparable to that of the bullet, to me it sounded less. -close to perfect uniform consistencycons:-if you choose not to add ice or frozen fruits/vegetables, your green smoothies may come out warmer if you prolong high speed setting usage-is larger than where my counter meets my cupboard, this machine is pretty tall for a blender. So far weighing out the pros and cons, i would say i can sleep easy knowing that i had purchased this product for the long-haul. If i do need to report any long-term uses with the oster versa, i’ll be more than inclined to update this review.
I really like my new versa blender. Especially i love the knob that allows me to adjust the speed instantly. It has a lot of power and so blends well. The downside is that it’s base is large requiring more space and it is tricky to set the pitcher onto it at times.
Works well and no issues to date. Note that it is really loud however.