Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review

SUMMARY

Oster Pro 1200 is a combination of versatility and performance. It is affordable and comes with adjustable settings and a dual rotation blending system. The construction is sturdy and durable. This blender is highly recommended for kitchen chores.

OUR RATING

4.5/5

COST

$$

The Oster Pro 1200 is an excellent blender for beginners with an affordable price tag. It offers a wide range of great features that are easy to operate.

This Oster pro 1200 review article will discuss the features, pros, and cons of this amazing blender.

Oster Pro 1200 Overview

The Oster kitchen blender has an amazing history. Stephen J. Poplawski invented the world’s first blender ever. The blender went through so many alterations and owners with time and came out as the “Oster Kitchen Blender.”

Sunbeam Products finally bought the Oster in 1960 that releases different types of blenders as the Imperial series. The Oster is now a widely known brand.

Key Features of Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Functionality and Versatility

You must be more curious about this blender’s functionality when looking for an Oster pro 1200 review. We are going to review its functionality.

This blender covers an impressive area of blending.

Smoothie:

This blender makes a nice creamy smoothie from fruits and vegetables. It can even pulverize seeded ingredients (like- blackberries, strawberries) without leaving any seed residues. While blending, it might require some stirring to get rid of air pockets; however, overall, it does a pretty decent work!

Juice:

You cannot expect a classic juice from this blender. It separates the liquid from the fiber. If you love a smooth smoothie, which is also known as whole juice, you can rely on this blender.

Pureeing:

Plus point of this blender is it purees cooked or raw vegetables very well. It can deliver a perfectly smooth textured carrot puree.

Ice Crushing and Frozen Desserts:

The blender provides enough power to blend frozen ingredients or crush ice. You will be impressed by its ice crushing speed (just a few seconds).

Chopping/Food Preparation:

Switching on the pulse mode, use the single-serve or large pitcher to make a perfect salsa, hummus, shred vegetables, or salad for slaw. The low speed of the blender ensures quality chopping.

Soup/Hot Ingredients:

The blender doesn’t have any heating element. It cannot heat food by friction; however, it can handle boiling temperature food. Processing soup vegs coming straight from the oven is possible too.

Power and Motor Performance

The blender comes with a powerful motor of 1200 watt that is perfect for blending frozen fruits, ice, hard veggies, and more. This high-performance machine with a rotation speed of 19,000 RPM will get your job done with absolute ease.

When using the blender for a longer time or mixing a large portion of contents, follow this simple rule: Blend, pause, blend.

A mixture of fruits ready for blending using the Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Base Unit

The base unit is made of sturdy plastic added with a brushed nickel finish. It looks good and is easy to clean. Since the base unit is not too heavy, it might slightly skitter across the countertop during operation. Place it on a rubber mat to keep it in place.

Pre-program Settings

Whether you have a craving for a sweet or spicy dish, the Oster Pro 1200 Blender will fulfill your wish. With other standard blenders, you might find difficulties figuring out the exact functions for different recipes. Luckily, you won’t have to face that with this blender.

The blender has three pre-programmed settings that allow you to press a specific button for a particular task. In a mood for some spicy tomato salsa? Press the SALSA button! You also get button options for delicious milkshakes and smoothies.

Here’s a note: when you are using frozen ice-cream, make sure to melt it for a few minutes before pouring it. This way, it will work more efficiently.

Variable Speed Settings

There are nine buttons arranged in four rows in the blender. The controls are clearly labeled. This ensures that you won’t mistake the buttons’ functions, and those are easy to press.

Four-speed modes: Low, Medium, High, and Pulse work in both directions of the blade. This ensures that you press the stop button to stop the speed mode; however, the pulse mode will run until you press down the pulse button.

Blades

This blender features a well-designed blade system for quality results. The dual-direction technology ensures proper blend in both forward and reverse directions. With this feature, the ingredients flow down to the blades smoothly, and you get smoother and well-blended results.

The stainless steel blades are 3.5 inches, have 6 points, and are corrosion-resistant. The advantage of these blades is they are 50% larger than the older models.

Pros and Cons

PROS
+ Adjustable settings with preferred blend type: Smoothies, milkshakes, and salsa
+ Dual rotation blending system for even blending
+ Easy cleaning and dishwasher safe
+ Well-built and durable
+ Reasonable price
CONS
Not so stable on the counter
Might be difficult to close the lid after sometime

Technical Specification

  • Dimensions:  7 x 7 x 14 inches
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs.
  • Motor: 1200 watts
  • Color: Metallica Grey
  • Cord Length: 16”            
  • Pre-Programmed Settings: 3
  • Jar Weight: 3.5 lbs.
  • Removable Blade: Yes
  • Speed Control Buttons: Low, medium, high, and pulse
  • Warranty: 3 years (satisfaction

FAQ on Oster Pro 1200

How to clean the Oster Pro 1200?

Clean the stains from processing carrots or similar vegetables with baking soda. Rinse the stained parts properly and sprinkle with baking soda. Rub it with a soft and damp cloth and dry. Never use abrasive cleaners. Remember to remove the Adaptor from the processor bowl right before cleaning. Never immerse the Adaptor in water.

Does this blender have any serviceable part?

No, it doesn’t have any user-serviceable parts. Only authorized representatives should perform servicing. If your blender needs repairing, send it to an authorized OSTER Appliance Service Center.

Why doesn’t the appliance turn on?

1. Firstly, make sure the base is plugged in an active power receptacle.
2. Verify if the blinking light is active after the switching on/off button.

How to prevent liquids from leaking out?

Check if you properly assembled the sealing ring in between the jar and the blade.

How should I store the blender?

When you store the blender, always leave the lid open to get rid of any unpleasant odor. You should never keep the jar or other parts in a microwave oven. Do not store foods and drinks in the jar.

Our Verdict: Recommended!

Overall, Oster pro-1200’s work is quite satisfactory. The powerful motor of 1200 watts in this price range is quite impressive; you cannot deny that.

The product offers some flexibility. It allows you to make small single-serve drinks with the single-serve cup or produce large batches of smoothies using a pitcher. Any college student, cooks, and the homeowner will find it useful for their kitchen.

It might have a smaller jar, but it’s enough for residential uses. Blending smoothies for two to three persons is an easy task for this blender.

We hope that after going through this Oster pro 1200 review, you got a clear idea about the product. We recommend this product if you are looking for a regular kitchen blender that won’t make a dent in your budget.

Last but not least, Happy Blending!

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