Oster 8-Speed Blender, Black
- 700 Osterizing watts of power, Exclusive All-Metal Drive system for extra durability
- Pulse feature, Easy to use and clean
- Dishwasher safe glass jar, Leak proof lid, 90Degree thermal shock tested
- Ice Crusher Blade, 5 cup Jar Capacity, 8 Speeds
- Available in White, Black and Red
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Color Name: Black
A blender that’s anything but basic. The large capacity, 5-cup glass jar is dishwasher safe and has been thermal shock tested so you can pull it out of a steamy dishwasher and safely make a frosty cold beverage right away. The stainless steel “ice crusher-Inch blade does just that so you get smooth frozen drinks every time.
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Guess what... I get this blender and turn it over. The base says "450 watts max". Yep, it's the same power as my old one. So I read the box. There are asterisks beside "700 Osterizing watts" that say it is "their measure" of the blending power. So... they just made it up???? They reinterpreted a completely objective and scientific measurement of watts into their own new self-serving form of measurement?
Note how (as of when I wrote this) Amazon does NOT provide that key information!!! They just reprint the 700 watts power.
This is totally misleading advertising and I am frankly really annoyed. 250 watts is a HUGE difference! It represents 55% more power!
Shame on Amazon and shame on Oster. For heaven's sake, be honest with us and let us make informed decisions.
Whilst the thing isn't the status symbol a KitchenAid is (it's ugly, but okay) it does a better job! The old blender would often leave big chunks of fruit that got caught under the blades, whereas this has a conical shaped jug funneling the contents down to the very sharp blades. As others said it crushes ice extremely well and even has a glass jar, unlike the Vitamix.
The only thing I doesn't tackle is seeds from the likes of blackberries and the buttons and base feel cheap and plasticy. But that's to be expected at the price and at four or five blends in, I'm very impressed. I just hope it's as reliable as the KitchenAid.
I've been using this blender for a few months now, mainly to make smoothies. It's really good with soft fruits like bananas and berries. It tends to leave the green smoothies that I've tried to make a bit chunky. Also harder fruit like apples or vegetables like carrots do not blend well. I've blended boiled veggies in their own water to make soup and got pretty smooth results.
I've also made hummus in it, but overfilled the jug, so there were some chunks of chickpea and an occasional sesame seed left it in. The blender did get hot while I was making the hummus, so instead of pushing my luck, I unplugged the blender and waited 20 minutes or so for it to cool down before blending again. I think the trick to this blender is ensuring that there is enough liquid to help everything keep moving around the blades and enough space for stuff to move around.
For the cost and for a student like me, I think it is a pretty good blender. Some of your tougher veggie and fruit smoothies may remain a little chunky, but as far as I'm concerned, a little chewing never hurt anyone! :)
Most recent customer reviews
i did a lot research before buying this blender as it was going to be my very first one and i think i made a good decision of buying this. very powerful and solid. Read morePublished 2 days ago by musha
I really love my new Oster 8 Speed Blender! I still have a Black & Decker 12 Speed ice crusher for over 14 year still works but couldn't pass up Oster 8-Speed Blender because of... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Cathann Smith
For the price, it's a great blender. Use it at least once a day to mix my smoothies for after my work out. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer Owen EC
Certainly not the best blender I have ever owned... Not very powerful, but does its main job (soup) well. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Pascale L.