Oster BVLB07-Z Counterforms 3-Speed 2-in-1 Blender/Food-Processor Combo with 48-Ounce Glass Jar
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- Blender/food-processor combo with powerful 600-watt motor
- Stainless-steel 6-point-star ice-crushing blade; 48-ounce glass blending jar
- 3 speeds; low/high pulse; preprogrammed Frozen Drink and Food Chop settings
- Push-button control panel; all-metal drive system for durability; lid with food chute
- Measures 7 by 9 by 15-1/2 inches
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This unit CAN be compared to the "Oster BRLY07-Z00 600-Watt Fusion Blender" which has the same motor, power, and drive/blade sytem, and buttons, BUT are same but in a different base layout.
This "Counterforms" model has so far received good reviews, but the reliability will most likely be similar to the "Fusion" since it is actually the same motor,drive,and blade system with only a different base design.
Most Users reviewed the "Fusion" good as well.
The "Counterforms" is prob the best Oster model under a $100,
BUT you should not push either above mentioned models hard, because as others stated for the "Fusion":
"The "All Metal Drive" is half rubber and shears off after about 6 months of regular use."
Others state 2years and going strong, so it really depends how you use it.
I determined an average of 25% users had breakdowns, so it is low, but exists.
Nevertheless, I see this model as an excellent buy for the performance/features it has at only $60.85.
Since no blender today under $200 will last you more than 2years, and if this one doesn't last 1+yrs, then you can deal with warranty or just get another $60 new model a year down the road, so it balances out.
If you want a model that will last 3-5+years, now you have to spend $300-500! Think about it, why bother?
Also DO NOT buy ANY model weaker model than a 600W, which is approximately 0.8 HP.
Don't get me started on weaker motors having problems blending ice cubes and frozen fruits.
Also don't be mislead by other brand names having "terms" such as "peak power" !Read more ›
I did a lot of research and read lots of reviews, finally chose this blender when it was on sale at $50 from Amazon. First impressions, glass pitcher is sturdy but reasonably light, nice size, fits under my counters. I've used it for smoothies with frozen solid fruit and it does blend quite well. The low and medium settings are much quieter than my old Osterizer. But, the high setting is super loud and overpowering, the whole blender shakes across the counter and the lid rattles...I will stick to using low and medium. The pre-programmed cycles are a bit chintzy. It does a cycle on low, then reverses and goes to high power, again way too strong and vibrates all over the place.
My other complaint is that the pitcher doesn't settle well into the base. You have to jimmy it to get it to lock down. The plastic skirt around the blade unit is super cheap plastic and will probably break soon. The manual says this skirt is designed to help stand up the pitcher on the table top, but it doesn't really do anything useful and makes it more difficult to line up the pitcher with the base. I may just toss it, the blender works fine without it. The lid has a very small hole, only about 1 inch by 1/2 inch, so it's very difficult to add liquids or powders during blending. Solid foods have to already be diced up to fit through the hole. And the cap to the hole doesn't fit well, it slides off too easily and has flown off when I used high power. The pour spout on the pitcher is too wide and makes it difficult to pour into a glass accurately.
Overall, it does blend very well and is decently quiet on low and medium. It has some quirks that require getting used to. For $50, a good blender, but for $80 there's probably a better product out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The blades are very pointed and sharp and way up., They're dangerous. The extra collar on it makes it very bulky and hard to handle. An extra piece that serves no useful purpose. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ephraim R. Fortunato
It seems like a construction defect but I find that most things I liquify end up leaking out from between the base and the pitcher. I pretty much avoid using it for this reason.Published on January 1, 2014 by A.T.
Bought this during the Holidays and we've been using this pretty regularly and it's been working really well. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Jessica
I have purchased three of these blenders over the last 8 years (one for us, one for our son, and one for our vacation place) and all have worked well with nearly everyday use for... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by A. Matheny
After comparing other brands, we bought this Blender/Food Processor for soups and smoothies. It has met our objectives beyond expectations. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Joyce A. Ramirez
I needed a blender with powerful motor. I could not easily locate a 700+ Watt one in the local stores. So, after doing so much of research, I ended up with this product. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Supsreview