Shopping for blenders can be confusing and overwhelming. While blenders come with standard settings, the Oster Pro 1200 Blender, like other blenders, comes with its signature features.
We evaluated the Oster Pro 1200 Blender and compared it to the Vitamix Professional Series 750, Oster LSTVB-103-000 Versa, and the KitchenAid Pro Line Series. We reviewed the Oster Pro 1200 features, performance, design and warranties to see how it stood against its competitors.
What Is the Oster Pro 1200 Blender?
The Oster Pro 1200 blender comes with power, speed variety, and style. It boasts 1200 watts of power and is equipped with seven-speed settings including three pre-program settings to cover all your blending needs. It comes with the dual direction blade technology. The extra wide 3.5″ blade system helps the ingredients flow to the bottom of the blades for chopping and grinding precision.
It’s sleek; low-profile compact designs make for perfect storage under most kitchen counters. The borosilicate glass jar is durable and can withstand temperature changes.
The Oster Pro 1200 Blender also sports easy-to-use smart and manual settings. You can choose between three pre-programmed setting: green/frozen smoothies, food chop/salsa, and milkshakes. It also features low, medium, high, and pulse buttons for manual manipulation.
When using the green/frozen smoothie settings, the blending on the Oster Pro 1200 Blender seems to fall short. The blending contained bits of greens. Luckily the manual settings allow you to fill in the gap resulting in a perfect blend. While the Oster Pro 1200 does not come with a soup setting, we used the manual buttons to create hot soup in minutes.
Cleaning the Oster Pro 1200 Blender is also relatively easy. The base is easily removable and the blade component unscrews allowing you to clean all the parts. Additionally, the dishwasher-safe blender has draining holes in the bottom which helps keep the jar from filling up with dishwasher water.
The Oster Pro 1200 blender is a sturdy yet lightweight that comes with a powerful 1200-watt base motor. The base comes with a powerful 3.5″ blade that spin backward and forwards and works with the powerful motor to meet your blending needs. The motor base holds the threaded jar bottom and blade in place with a locking lever, ensuring it stays in place while supplying the power needed to grind, blend, and liquify the ingredients.
The Oster Pro does not sport a touch-screen display, but it comes with three pre-program settings: green/frozen smoothies, food chop/salsa, and a milkshake. The manual controls are located below the pre-programmed settings. The pulse setting is under the manual controls and above the power on/off and stop buttons. The buttons have a simple layout out, making the Oster Pro 1200 blender intuitive to use even for the most novice user.
The Oster Pro 1200 blender also sports a sealing ring around the jar bottom ensuring none of the ingredients spill into its base. The 6-cup dishwasher safe boro class jar is durable enough to withstand thermal shock. The filler cup positioned on the lid serves two purposes. It serves as a 2-ounce measuring cup allowing you to add ingredients mid-stream. You can also remove the filler cup to allow steam to escape when blending hot foods such as soup.
- The Oster Pro 1200 Blender Plus Food Processor starts with 1200 powerful watts, and lets you use the blender and food...
- Blender and food chopper feature Smart Settings Technology and 7 speeds, including 3 pre programmed settings for one...
- Dual Direction Blade Technology blends in forward and reverse, allowing ingredients to flow down into the blade easier...
The Oster Pro 1200 Blender features a heat-resistant glass jar with a wide enough bottom to hold all the ingredients. While it does not have a touch-screen display, it is simple enough to use and has enough setting for you to get the desired texture. You can’t make nut butter since it has no tamper to push the ingredients down but otherwise, its features allow you to make smoothies, salsa, and much more.
The Oster Pro 1200 Blender peaks at an impressive 1200 watts; however, its continuous wattage maxes out at around 450 watts. The blender seems to strain when blending frozen fruit or ice cubes which causes concern for the motor. The blender seems to strain even more when making soups. Even with the apparent stress on the motor, it eventually delivers the desired results. The lifetime motor guarantee also gives you extra assurance on the blender performance.
The blender should easily fit under your kitchen counter. The blender lid includes a removal center part that doubles as a measuring cup allowing you to add additional ingredients while blending and an outlet for steams when making hot blends. While the design promotes an easy to clean blade assembly and jar, it is inconvenient and cumbersome to have to take the blender apart after every use.
The Oster Pro 1200 comes with a 3-year money-back guaranty and a 10-year warranty.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
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The Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender is a high-end, powerful, durable, smart blender full of smart features. You never have to worry about how long you need to blend because it comes with five preset modes including hot soups, smoothies, frozen desserts, purees, and self-cleaning.
It includes a BPA-free 64-ounce container big enough to cook family-size recipes. It boasts a 2.2 horsepower motor, stainless steel blades and 1,440 watts of power to process your ingredients and give you professional results. This blender comes with a powerful motor base, low-profile 64-ounce container, cookbook, starter guide, and tamper.
The Vitamix Professional 750 comes with 10-speed settings to meet your blending, crushing, and chopping needs. It comes with a BPA-free and estrogenic and androgenic activity-free blending jar. The pre-programmed modes allow you to “set it and forget it.” You can trust it to deliver the quality results you find in restaurants.
The Vitamix Professional 750 comes with 10-speed settings to meet your blending, crushing, and chopping needs. It comes with a BPA-free and estrogenic and androgenic activity-free blending jar. The pre-programmed modes allow you to “set it and forget it.” You can trust it to deliver the quality results you find in restaurants
The Vitamix blender is a lot more sleek and stylish than its made-for-the-household siblings. It comes with a smooth, metallic base with rounded controls which are laid out for straight-forward seamless use.
The Vitamix comes with a 7-year warranty which aligns with the standard warranty offers.
- Powerful: 1100 watt motor for blending perfect smoothies
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The Oster BLSTVB-103-000 Versa is part of Oster’s professional series blender. It comes with an 1100-watt motor which is powerful enough to crush ice and grind grains and seeds. It offers enough versatility to make soups, smoothies, and sorbets at just the texture.
This blender comes with a BPA-free, Eastman Tritan jar is designed to push the ingredients down to the blade producing a professional result every time you use it. It features a 5-cup food processor and two Blend-N-Go 20-ounce cups that can double as water bottles. This durable blender also comes with a 7-year warranty.
The Oster Versa features a powerful motor that blends recipes such as smoothies, juices, and nut butters. It includes a recipe book to help you maximize your blender. That along with the 8-cup BPA free jar and additional accessories gives you plenty of value for the cost.
The Oster BLSTVB performs really well with most foods. It comes with removable blades for the 64-ounce pitcher, 20-ounce cups, and for the food processor attachment. While it can make nut butter, it is not able to knead dough.
The Oster BLSTVB has an easy-to-use control panel. The tamper allows you to make nut butter. However, the blades are a bit challenging to assemble.
The Oster BLSTVB comes with an impressive 7-year limited warranty and a lifetime guarantee on the motor parts.
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KitchenAid delivers performance and style with the KitchenAid Pro Line Series. Like the Vitamix, they come with 11-speed settings, preset cleaning cycles, and pulse and start/stop switches. Few home blenders can compete with the Pro Lines 1800 watts and 3.5 peak horsepower.
Made with die-cast metal, you can get the standard KitchenAid Pro in pearl white and onyx black. The KitchenAid Pro Line Series comes with a large, single-walled 60-ounce dishwasher-safe, BPA-free blending jar with an innovative multi-function flex-edge tamper. You can push ingredients down into the blades and use it as a spatula to scrape the sides during blending.
The Pro Line Series also offers an upgraded Pro Line Thermal version. It comes in eye-catching colors: candy apple red, imperial black, and medallion silver and has features not available on the standard Pro Line.
You get a 56-ounce wider, stronger, double-walled jar for additional insulation during blending. It heats up soups much faster and keeps it hot longer. It also comes with Adapti-Blend recipe programs not available on the standard version which includes Smoothies, Juices, and Soups. Each blender comes with an impressive 10-year limited warranty which out bests most of its competition.
The KitchenAid Pro Line Series comes with two pricing level options. While the upgraded version comes with pre-programmed options, we expected more features for the price.
The Pro Line does not handle food as easy as we thought it would with its 3.5 peak horsepower. Expect to use the tamper to push the food down toward the blades below.
The KitchenAid Pro Line is stylish and compact. It is relatively easy to clean. The one drawback is the design calls for frequent use of the tamper.
The blender comes with a 10-year warranty which is better than most of its competitors.
The Oster Pro 1200 is not the most powerful blender, but it performs well enough for the pricing. It is well-built and comes with an array of settings. These settings make up for its lack of power by allowing you to use its blending combinations for the output you want.
When you buy this product, you get both a blender and food processor, all in one kitchen appliance. This is a great addition to your kitchen without incurring additional costs of buying two different appliances for two different functions.
We give the Oster Pro 1200 Blender a 4-star rating for its class. If you love to make smoothies or you are an occasional blender, you can’t go wrong with the Oster Pro 1200.