The Oster VERSA blender is a powerful blender with a generous 1400 watt motor. This product is arguably one of the best blenders produced by the product manufacturer if the power of the motor, precision and solid performance it delivers are anything to go by. It can easily tackles many food items that other higher-priced blenders in its category cannot handle.
In order to assemble the product together right out of the box, the base unit has to be turned upside down and the foam sealing ring placed around the hole and then the blades can be attached. The plastic caps can now be screwed into position on the bottom of the container.
Next, the blades and the rest of the assembly can be attached to the base. The metal spindle of the blender projects through the hole in the middle of the plastic screw cap covering the blades and from this point, the rest of the parts can be coupled onto this assembly in the order specified by the comprehensive user manual in the product package.
When it comes to the issue of pricing, this product competes favorably with majority of the most popular blenders but is available at a fraction of their retail prices. The functionality and versatility of this blender makes it capable of blending any range of fruits and veggies, prepare smoothies, salsa, soups, sauces and also grind nuts.
With such a powerful motor, it goes without saying that the Oster VERSA professional performance blender will easily pulverize ice cubes. The 6-pronged stainless steel blades rotate at speeds of up to 250 mph to quickly crush and blend all ingredients uniformly to the desired level of finish.
This machine is so easy and intuitive to use especially with its pre-configured blending settings which help the user achieve the desired blending results without having to do any form of guesswork regarding the best speeds and timing to use when using this appliance.
It has 3 different settings configured into it which have been optimized for making smoothies, soups, and dips/spreads. There is also a pulse mode and a variable speed control settings knob located on its speed control panel. These serve to help to achieve consistency in blending and alter the speed of operation respectively.
In terms of durability, this product is up there with the best of them. This can be seen from the use of an all-metal drive in the architecture of the product. The use of metallic parts in constructing this machine will grant it a great deal of longevity in its service life and when many other blender which were made metal-plastic drives have packed up, this blender’s all-metallic drive will still be going strong.
For any unblended items remaining within the blending jar, the accompanying tamper tool accessory can be used to move such items closer to the stainless steel blades to further processing.
The complete product package includes a blending jar of 64 ounce capacity, two 20-ounce blending cups, a 5-cup capacity food processing bowl with a shredder, a tamper for stirring the blender’s contents, two cookbooks, a user manual and the product warranty booklet. The blending jar and the smaller-sized blending cups each have their own blades attachments which carry out the actual blending and grinding.
All of the plastic components of the blender are made with good quality BPA-free materials; these include the lids, blending jar and blending cups.
The blending jar is graduated with measurement markings for easy measurements of ingredients and it has a firm, non-slip handle.
The 64-ounce blending jar is made from a sturdy, see-through plastic which is covered by a snugly-fitting lid. This lid sits firmly on the jar to seal it up firmly. A feeder cap is placed within this lid through which other food ingredients can be introduced into the blender mid-blend.
- Product Model Number – BLSTVB-RV0-000
- Product Dimensions – 9.3 x 10.3 x 17.6 inches
- Product Weight – 11.8 pounds
- Product Shipping Weight – 13.8 pounds
- Variable Speed Controls – Yes
- Number of Speeds – 3
- Pulse Feature – Yes
- Speed – 28,000 rpm
- BPA-free – Yes
- Dishwasher-safe – Yes
- Manufacturer Warranty – 7 year limited warranty
- This is a durable product that is built to last
- It has an all-metal drive
- It is easy to wash after use
- Has multiple speed settings as well as a pulse mode
- It has a really strong motor
- It is a multi-purpose appliance
- Very user-friendly
- It comes with a 7-year warranty
- It has many plastic accessories which make storing them a bit cumbersome
- It is loud when in use
- The lid of the blender is not so easy to remove
- It is not dishwasher-safe
For such a product with a 1400 watt motor, the Oster VERSA Professional Performance Blender is a low-priced machine unlike some high-end blenders produced by Blendtec or Vitamix. This would be a solid alternative to any of the higher-priced blenders in the market.
The all-metal drive of the blender and the 7-year product warranty both inspire confidence in purchasing this blender.