Whether you're making your morning smoothie or blending up beverages for a party, the Oster Pro 1200 Blender helps you get the job done. This brushed-nickel blender features settings for smoothies, milkshakes and chopping veggies for salsa as well as a pulse option and low, medium and high speeds - making sure you get the right consistency no matter what you're making. You'll love whipping up new creations and old favorites with this blender.
Very shiny plastic casing that feel and looks cheap but is probably sturdy enough. Nice button placement - the programmed choices ramp up and down the speeds etc. Seems to make great milkshakes. Not sure about smoothies. VERY noisy....even on towel base. Feel the need for hearing protection or to walk away while it is doing its thing. Also powers off when finished and not accessed for a few minutes (good feature). I chose the model with the glass container (very solid)
So far this blender has done a great job with my protein smoothies-they come out great. However, I dont understand the purpose of some of the settings. For example, I notice NO difference between the "smoothie" and the "milkshake" settings (on the taste/texture) of my shake. I see that the blades move differently, but can't find a difference in the way my shake comes out. Truthfully, I make mine using the medium/high settings. I have read from other users about how loud it is; I "ignored this as I have always used Oster blenders and expected them to be loud as they were blending , but I will admit that this one is louder than normal. However, my shakes come out great, so I am willing to forgo this issue. i LOVE the fact that the main jar is glass...I know this makes it weigh more, but I cant stand the plastic jars - I find glass so much easier to keep clean.
We got this blender to make smoothies. We love that it has a smoothie button for that reason. We put fruits, vegetables, ice, yogurt, protein powder in and we have a smoothie in a minute or two. The only downside is that the smoothies aren't as smooth as ones I've gotten from the smoothie places. This blender never seems to get all the chunks out. So, there are always pieces of spinach, carrots, dates, etc in the drink. The smoothies are still pretty good and I didn't want to spend hundreds for a Vitamix. So, I'm satisfied enough with what we got for what we paid.
blends well, sturdy looking, glass container -- all good, EXCEPT!: I tried to make a smoothie w/ whole dates, & the pcs. fell below the blades so that they did not get cut up. Same thing happened when I tried to blend pcs. of cantaloupe. That was using the "smoothie" function, which pulses at first, so that pcs. can be thrown upward to get blended in. Oh, well. Sending back.
1 reply from Oster Brand Team team - 2 months ago
We apologize for the inconvenience the blender has caused to you. Here at Oster, we strive to make trusted household appliances that exceed expectations. We would love to turn this experience around for you. Please contact us at our toll free number 1-(800) 334-0759. For your convenience, our Consumer Care Department is available Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, EST. We look forward to assisting you!
Nice blender but no replacement parts are available including seal. Parts have been unavailable for years so clearly intended by Oster. Buy with understanding that if any part gets lost or broke you buy a whole new blender.
1 reply from Consumer Care team - 3 months ago
We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint you. We would love nothing more than to correct this issue and restore your faith in Oster. For direct assistance, please feel free to call us at (800) 334-0759. You can reach us between the hours of 9am-6pm EST Monday-Friday. Our product specialist will be happy to assist you.