Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Oster Pro 1200 Blender. LINK to Oster Pro 1200: http://amzn.to/2z9Zky0 It measures 14.25 inches tall, 7.25 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The cord length is 30 inches. It looks sleek in brushed nickel.
The jar is glass and holds 6 cups or 1.25 liters. The jar lid has a cap which also serves as a 2 ounce measuring cup. The stainless steel blade is supposed to move forwards and in reverse for even blending. We’ll test that out in a minute. The blade is 50% larger than Oster’s previous models. So this should be an improved average priced Oster blender. The All metal drive is generally more durable than plastic drives. Oster offers a 10 year warranty on the all metal drive. A 24 ounce blender cup and lid are included with this unit. This same model is available with a food processor attachment for about $30 more.
The base has an on/off button, stop button and Pulse which is best to crush ice and chop food. Select speed from low, medium or high. And the 3 pre-programmed settings smoothies, food chop and milkshakes. After a cycle is finished, the unit will automatically turn off.
When you first get the unit, wash the removable parts in warm soapy water and dry.
To put the unit together, place the sealing ring over the blade and put inside the jar bottom. The bottom is threaded so make sure to turn it correctly. Place the jar in and turn the bottom clockwise to tighten. Place the jar straight down. The cap goes into the lid. The lid seems to sit snugly.
Liquids go in the jar first. Let’s try a green smoothie. 1 cup ice, ½ cup water, 1 banana, 1 cup chard, 1 cup of yogurt and apple pieces with skin on.
Always put your hand on the cover while using the blender. Press the power button and the light will blink so you can start using the blender. We’ll use high speed.
If you don’t use the blender for several minutes, it’ll turn off automatically.
You can blend hot liquids, just make sure you take the filler cap off and start on a low speed. Don’t fill hot liquid over the 4 cup or 1 Liter level. Press the off button, lift the jar straight up.
Let’s try using the smoothie cup. Pour in 1 cup milk, ½ cup blueberries, frozen banana cut up and tsp of honey. I always keep overripe bananas in the freezer, there’s no waste and they are perfect for smoothies. Remove the blade assembly from the jar and screw it on the cup. Don’t blend hot liquids in this cup. Put the cup straight down. Hold the cup while blending. I’ll try smoothie setting. Of course the blender is loud like most blenders.
To clean, turn the blender off and unplug. The jar is dishwasher safe. Turn the bottom counterclockwise to remove. The jar lid, filler cap and blade are top rack dishwasher safe. The sealing ring should be put in the bottom basket of your dishwasher. Of course you can hand wash everything in warm soapy water. The base can be wiped down with a damp cloth and dried.
This Oster did a good job on both smoothies and is a decent value at this affordable price. I hope you found this review helpful. Please subscribe for reviews of products you use every day before you buy. I’ll see you next time. Thanks for watching