Oster Kitchen Appliances and More!
Oster and Osterizer Kitchen Appliances and Parts and More!
The Oster 12 Speed Blender is a popular kitchen appliance. I’m an Oster fan, but will admit that I always thought, “12 Speeds, no one really uses or needs them all.”
Well, maybe not if all you do is make blender drinks as I did primarily in college and shortly there after (and it does that very well), but if you cook a lot then you will appreciate all the speeds.
In general for coarse blending you start at a slow speed and then gradually move up through the speeds. Simply starting at a high speed doesn’t work well; the contents try to explode out the top like a volcano erupting. Funny maybe when making blender drinks in college, but not when trying to blend salad dressing right before guests arrive for a multi course eating extravaganza!
Oster makes several 12 speed blenders and their most popular is the highly rated Oster 6684 12-Speed Blender . It’s currently under $50 at Amazon.
It’s a powerful 450 watt countertop blender with a speed control that allows continuous and smooth blending through its 12 speeds. It’s dishwasher safe, has an “All-Metal drive system,” a stainless steel ice crushing blade perfect for blender drinks and smoothies, and a pulse option. The glass jar holds 5 cups and the lip has a convenient measuring cap. At about 7 inches by 11 inches by 15 inches it fits easily on most counters and can be put away when not in use. It's available in several colors.
It also comes with a 1 year limited warranty, and Oster Blender Parts are readily available should you need them. Although perhaps not as ruggedly built as my mother in laws Oster Blender from 50 years ago, these still have a reputation for long life, and with the hard work and sometimes abuse they may receive it’s good to know that parts like a new blade or jar or maybe a special milkshake blade are easily and readily available.
Reviews are very positive on this model. J. Hupman from Savannah, Georgia says “Look no further. This blender is AWESOME!” in their 5 star review (click here to read their review). They also comment that their Hamilton Beach blender left little pieces of ice when making blender drinks but this one does not.
There are other choices in an Oster 12 speed blender as well, but this one is the most popular by far. Other ones include the Oster 6811 which seems very similar, the Oster 6889 which includes a food processor attachment, and the poorly reviewed Oster 6641 Cube 12-Speed Blender designed for ice.
The more I learn to cook, the more things I do with my blender. For a great many kitchen uses they are simply indispensable!