Smart Kitchen: Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review

This Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review will discuss the power capabilities of the Oster Pro Blender and Food Processor, the durability of the components, ease of cleaning, as well as whether or not it is worth it to buy. 

Does it Crush Ice Well?

Is it just another over-priced blender or a great kitchen appliance?

Is it easy to use? Is it loud?

Above all – is the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Blender and Food Processor worth the money?

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Quick Links to Info On This Page

Features of the Oster Pro 1200
What Comes With the Oster 1200 Pro
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review
More Consumer Reviews
High Quality or Cheap Blender?
Bottom Line Thoughts
Smoothie Recipes
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Features of the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor

  • Offers Smart Settings™ Technology and 7 Speeds including 3 preprogrammed settings for the most common blender creations
  • Dual Direction Blade Technology for extra blending power to chop and grind with precision, and an extra wide 3.5” blade system that allows ingredients to flow down into the blade easier for faster and smoother results.
  • 1200 power watts and 900 watts of ice crushing power plus a pulse feature to help blend with precision. Sleek and modern design, metallic grey finish and compact footprint 7” x 7” x 14” will look great in your kitchen • Legendary All-Metal Drive system offers durable metal-to-metal connection which allows you to blend up to 10,000 smoothies. • Product includes 6-cup dishwasher safe Boroclass® glass jar withstands thermal shock and 5-cup BPA-free food processing bowl, stainless steel slicing disk and chopping blade
  • Sleek and modern design, metallic gray finish and compact footprint 7” x 7” x 14” will look great in your kitchen
  • Legendary All-Metal Drive system offers durable metal-to-metal connection which allows you to blend up to 10,000 smoothies.

Blenders get a lot of hype, and I’ve had my share of both good and bad ones so I wanted to see if you could get a great blender that lives up to some of the higher end ones without spending those big bucks. 

What comes with the Oster Pro 1200

Included is:

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  • Extra large 8-cup BPA-free TRITAN™ Jar that’s dishwasher safe and impact and temperature resistant
  • A 5-cup BPA-free food processing bowl

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  • Stainless steel slicing disc
  • Chopping blade

The blender jar is not glass, it is a plastic type material. I don’t mind this all too much, but I do prefer a glass jar for those times I am making something hot. 

[highlight]Note: All of the parts of the Oster 1200 blender BPA free, and the cups/bowls, as well as blades, are dishwasher safe.[/highlight]


BONUS ==> This Recipe Guide is not included with the purchase of your blender, but just for reading my Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review you get to download it for free!


Oster Pro 1200 Blender Review

Lightweight

The Oster Pro packs a powerful punch, yet is lightweight. I was actually quite surprised at how light the base was. I’ve had another brand before that had suction cups on the bottom of the base because it was so heavy (and loud). 

Noise Level

This one is loud (as most blenders are), but it really isn’t bad compared to others I’ve had. The sound really hasn’t bothered me at all while using this. 

Ease of Use

This blender was incredibly easy to use. In fact, the smart settings make it super simple to blend up just about anything without having to think about it. The only thing I noticed was that there wasn’t a soup setting. Not that all blenders have that setting, I just was making soup and started looking for a button that would save me the trouble of deciding which setting to use. 

For my Easy Butternut Squash Soup, all I ended up doing was starting out on Low Speed, then moving up to Medium once I was sure nothing was going to splash out the top and burn me. It worked like a charm and my soup was ready in minutes!

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The smart buttons that are included are Green/Frozen Smoothies, Food Chop/Salsa, and Milkshakes. For any other items, you simply use the Low, Medium, or High speeds as it fits, or you can also use the Pulse option. Once you get going it is actually really easy to figure out.

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Ease of Cleaning

My husband is the one most worried about this, probably because he usually does the dishes. 🙂

One thing that I didn’t really think about until trying this blender, is that the base is removable. The blade housing unscrews and this makes it much easier to really clean all the components. In blenders I’ve previously owned, the bottom did not come off so I didn’t even realize this was an available option – but I love it! 

The biggest thing I noticed with the blender jar is that there are little drainage holes in the bottom part. This is an amazing feature because if you put it in the dishwasher, it isn’t going to be full of water once the dishwasher is done (I’m sure you’ve been there before).

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Pros/Cons

For me, the pros are that it is lightweight, it includes both a blender bowl and food processing bowl so I’m saving space in my small kitchen by not having to have two separate appliances, and the big one for me is that it crushes ice just like the big dogs. 

The cons are that the blender jar is a plastic material. I’d prefer glass, however, I’ve only had the blender for a few weeks now so I may update this to a pro if I find that it holds up well over time.

Another con, though, is that some of the plastic parts don’t feel well made. One example is the food processing blade. The bit of plastic that the blade is housed in feels sort of flimsy. I’m hoping it holds up and my fears will be put to rest, but I simply need more time with the product. 

Overall a great product at a great price. This Blender is one I’d recommend.

High Quality or Just Another Cheap Blender?

While this model is brand new to the market, the previous version of this same blender gets great reviews, and people are in love with the overall quality for the price. I’ve had other Oster products in the past, including this Oster Hand Mixer that I absolutely love, but how does the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor rate?

Since this product not only has a blender jar, but also a food processor, the price point for getting two appliances in one is reasonable. But the best part is that it actually works really well, and does what some of the pricier products out there can do. 

If you are looking for a blender that can withstand some heavy use, crush ice, make smoothies for healthier living, then look no further. 

Oster Consumer Reviews

Consumer reviews of the previous model – as the new one gets more reviews I’ll update.

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My Bottom Line Thoughts

I highly recommend the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor to anyone who wants a versatile kitchen appliance that can be used for a number of things such as making baby food, cocktails, shredding vegetables, making smoothies, salsa, and almost anything else that requires heavy duty blending. oster pro 1200 blender review

Having an appliance that does two jobs is an amazing benefit, especially if you are already short on storage space. 

A good blender and food processor is an important investment for any modern kitchen. A low-quality, poorly made device can be more hassle than it is worth because it will be difficult to clean and care for, and not particularly effective. You won’t have any of those issues with the Oster.

[highlight]If you are struggling to justify the price of some of the highest-end blenders, this is a really great compromise because you aren’t sacrificing quality, and it can do everything that most people would ever want to do with a blender or food processor. [/highlight]

 

Smoothie Recipes

Smart make-ahead smoothies — put ready to go smoothie packs in the freeze, then pop in your blender whenever you are ready!

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I just made this amazing butternut squash soup trying to use up some of the seasonal squash we are given every year, and it was amazing! The blender did a great job and the soup tasted really good – even if you don’t normally like eating squash by itself, this soup is one you might like!

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See the full Butternut Squash Soup Recipe <== 

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I received this product as compensation for this blog post from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Please check final Amazon prices before purchasing as prices do tend to change often.

 

 

Jesica H

My name is Jesica and I'm happy to 'meet' you! I'm just living life and loving every minute of it! I try to not let things hold me down or hold me back, I just live! Here at The Mommy Bunch, I offer solid advice on all things parenting, household, and living life as a working mom.

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