Excerpt: Thankyou Oster! Finally, a company has come out with a ten speed blender that can cut through any ice blocks, and do it with ease! For the past five years, I have been searching for a blender that acutally obtains the capability of not jamming when I …
Summary: I purchased this in the stainless steel and black 6 months ago due to the reviews. It worked fine for awhile. then it began to smell on occasion like it was burning. 2 days ago it quit. When the glass jar is not on the blender it will run, but put the jar on it and it quits. I will not buy another Oster.
Summary: So I bought this to make drinks/smoothies with and so far it has done a beautiful job. The first time I used it there was a slight burning smell, but it has not happened since that first use. This blender is perfect for making drinks. I followed the instructions regarding the liquid to ice ratio (try to keep it floating) and using the ice crush setting was able to grind up the ice in seconds.
Summary: I saw a few negative reviews on this and I have to say I love this little inexpensive blender. I didn't expect it to shave ice the way it does. I use it mostly for crushed/shaved ice and mixing smoothies. Very happy with this product.
Summary: Really good blender, strong motor.It made bread crumbs and pulverized nuts when I didn't have a food processor.And at the end of that prep, it crushed ice for a cocktail. Also, it fits under my cabinets!
Summary: I accidentally broke my blender during a crucial cooking moment and rushed to Amazon to replace it - after scouring the interwebs for something affordable and classy, I happened upon this and I must say ... I like it more than the one I replaced! The buttons are clearly marked and the lid fits well, and it does just what it advertises. Perfectly happy with this one.
Summary: I have been using this blender for a few years now, mostly for making smoothies,but it has held up very well. I have never had any trouble with it (except when I didn't put the top on right and had smoothie all over the walls...wish I could have blamed Oster <vbg>!). The unit is so simple to take apart and clean, which is a bug reason why I like it so much. Also, this is a very reasonably priced unit for what you get. I would buy this again if I had to.