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Oster 8 Speed Blender ~ Milkshake Blade Included
Color Name: Stainless SteelChange
Price:$29.99
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2011
Color Name: Stainless Steel
Picked this up at Costo the other day. I have been reading reviews on other blenders and ended up just going for this one, because no news is good news maybe? Any way I have made smoothies for the past 3 days and a late night pina colada. It blends ice well, it doesn't leave chuncks of fruit, and it doesn't require me to hold down the blender or stop and push things down. I have not used the milkshake part and I probably wont, so I can't say how that part of this blender works. Good luck blender shopping!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2012
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
Bought as a christmas present for a friend. My only disappointment is the base isn't actually metal as I was hoping for durability. Should be perfectly fine as long as it isn't dropped.

As for Power, we've mainly used it for margarita's, and it blends ice like it's no big deal. I am thinking about buying a second one for myself so I'll have an amazing blender when I have parties at my own place. (my cheap plastic one no longer satisfies me after using this.)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2012
Color Name: Stainless Steel
Picked this up at Costco last week.

This blender does a fantastic job with smoothies. It makes short work of even big pieces of frozen fruit, leaving a perfectly smooth product. The only thing I've had trouble with is fresh spinach in smoothies - it left a few tiny pieces. All in all, though, it's cheap and makes fast and perfect smoothies.

There is a slight hot oil smell if you leave it on for too long, but that is normal (it's just the oil burning off the moving parts as the machine breaks in). It's the worst the first time you use the machine and improves with each use, and it doesn't start until my smoothies are done anyway.

It's a great little machine!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
The blender came and is just as described. It works very well and I am very impressed w/the heavy glass versus plastic container. It doesn't really lock into place, but it doesn't seem to be an issue. Cleans very well in the dishwasher and does a pretty good job.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
I love this blender, use it for smoothies, making my husbands favorite chili, and shakes! It washes up easily and blends perfectly, has many settings for whatever your need may be! I recommend this to anyone looking for an all purpose blender!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2013
Color Name: Stainless Steel
As one of the other reviewers mentioned, this blender is (or at least was) available at Costco, which is where I purchased it last year. I don't use it much, so it's taken me a year to decide if I like the product or not. In this case, not so much.

First off, the motor is incredibly loud. I would not run this with a baby in the room. Seriously, not only would it scare the bajeebies out of a little one but I used to work in the field of deafness/audiology and am quite certain the decibel level of this motor is dangerous for still developing eardrums. I'm not being overly dramatic. People don't realize how many household objects can do damage to an infant's hearing and this one tops the list with its extremely loud motor.

Also, I agree with the reviewer who indicated that the blender doesn't handle frozen fruit well. My fruit smoothies include almond milk, yogurt and frozen fruit. The almond milk and yogurt provide enough liquid (and I always add those first) so that the frozen fruit shouldn't constantly get jammed up in the blade, but it always does. This requires that I hold onto the lid and rock the whole blender back and forth on the counter while using it and stop a few times and unjam the fruit to get the blender to continue to...uh...BLEND!! I never understood why blenders have such narrow bases, anyway. It seems like that standard design makes this sort of unjamming inherently necessary for many things you're blending, no matter the model. However, this model seems worse than my old blender. This blender has worked well for pureeing soups and pulverizing small quantities of nuts and grains and such, but it's a bit of a hassle for frozen fruit. I haven't tried to crush ice in it yet and am surprised at the reviews saying it crushes ice well, based on my experience with a cup or so of frozen fruit.

Finally, the other serious flaw is that if you don't crank the plastic blade holder onto the glass carafe extremely tightly, the blade holder will loosen during blending (presumably b/c the motor is so powerful) resulting in your blended mixture oozing out or completely draining out onto your counter when you lift the glass carafe off the base. The carafe and the blade holder will have separated completely or at least separated enough that losing the contents of the carafe is inevitable....and a big mess. The only solution - crank the blade holder onto the carafe so tightly that you will struggle to get it off when you're ready to clean up. Not a great option, either way. All things considered, I would not recommend this blender.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2012
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
This is a great item at a great price. So happy with it. Great quality. Brand new, all original packaging. Works like a charm. Fast shipping
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2012
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
A great blender at a great price. Perfect for any drinks with ice. Leaves no chunks!! I make smoothies with fruit and ice and they are smooth! I would recommend this blender.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2013
Color Name: Stainless SteelVerified Purchase
I burned up my last blender (an older Hamilton Beach) making bean dip. I am hard on a blender. I like to make margaritas. This thing can do it all. I was surprised at the performance for the cost. It didn't even complain. The pitcher is glass and all the parts wash up well in the dishwasher. We bought another one for our oldest son.
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on November 15, 2013
Color Name: Red
I just bought this blender to replace my old Oster (motor died). I would rather pay for a cheaper blender and wait for it to die than pay $300 for something I barely use. It works great. Just pureed some butternut squash soup in it the other night. And since I had an old Oster, now I have two of the glass containers. Works well for its price.
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