I’ve made a smoothie every morning. i like the design and the fact that the blades aren’t attached to the cup and come off like I’ve seen on some other personal blenders. its very powerful, i load it up with all kinds of fruits and veggies even ice and haven’t had any issues. I’ve seen a few complaints on here, but so far i have none! i got the blue one, but its not really blue, its black on the base and the bottle is blue. and i intend to buy a few more bottles. my only gripe is that there’s no glass bottles. I’m big on not using plastic, but you can’t get everything!
Things I really like about this blender:
– It is cheap! I like that this is under $40 and works amazingly well as long as you add crushed ice from a fridge ice dispenser and not the giant half moon cubes. If you do add whole cubes, it works best to add a little more liquid than normal and give the bottle a shake mid blend.
– It has a small footprint and is light weight, this would be great for a tiny kitchen, RV or someone with limited mobility who can’t lift a large glass jar on a full size blender. You do have to twist the bottle to activate the blades, but it was easy to do with little resistance.
– This would be a great gift for the health nut in your life. I make blended coffee drinks in mine, but my body-builder cousin would love this for his protein shakes.
– It is perfect for a dorm room, the bright colors insure there is probably a shade any 19 year old could like. I would have loved one of these in college, I would have told my parents it was for smoothies, and then enjoyed margaritas on the weekends ;D
– I really do like blending my mocha in the same cup I drink from to save on time and dirty dishes. After a quick rinse, I use it to keep ice water handy throughout the day; 4-5 of these means I am well hydrated.
I like to make protein smoothies in the morning for a quick breakfast. I thought this blender would be perfect for blending on the go and since the price was so reasonable I gave it a try. The blender blends very well. I typically use frozen fruit in my smoothies and it blended them without a problem. My only issue with the blender is the lid that comes with the cup. The lid has a very poor design. It is very wide at the top and the way the opening on the lid is lined up, liquid pools on the top and drips down on the back side of the cup. If it came with a better lid, this would be a 5 star product. Oster needs to rethink the lid design.
Are the blades stainless steel?
Yes the actual blades are stainless steal but they are permanently attached to the plastic piece that screws onto the sports bottle that blends.You can’t take those blades apart like the traditional Osterizer/Oster blades.I don’t recommend this unit if you intend to make baby-food because it leaves bigger pieces of veggies it doesn’t produce a creamy smoothies.oh and this unit doesn’t have an on/off switch.there is a slot in unit/motor portion that the plastic outer portion of the blades/cover activates the on/off action when you push down and simultaneously slightly turn the bottle while in unit.also the blade that comes with sports bottle is too small to be interchanged with the traditional Oster full-size blender blades with separate base.
Can I put ice in my blender?
Yes, absolutely . The only tip i have is if it is having trouble blending take the blades off and shake the prod around a bit. if it is too full it creates a sort of vacuum other than that it works perfect with ice or frozen fruit.
How quiet is this blender?
It may be small but it’s not quiet. Sounds like a very loud pencil sharpener.
Has anyone tried to put peanut butter or any other kind of nut butter? Does it work OK?
It’s a pretty powerful lil blender. I don’t think peanut butter would slow it down. I put peanuts in mine all the time.
What are the dimensions of base?
The dimensions are: 5 x 5 x 7. ( L x W x H), It’s a triangular shaped base. The widest distance across is 5 1/4 inches from the top of the triangle to the bottom of the triangle.