If you like to eat healthily every day, among the easiest ways you can achieve this is by owning a blender. Making yourself a delicious smoothie each morning helps you to start your day, the right way.
In the past, blenders have been bulky, noisy, and difficult to wash up (trying to get in around the blades without cutting yourself). Even if you owned one, it seemed like an effort to use, especially if you just want a quick smoothie in the morning.
When we saw this personal blender from Oster, we thought it could be just the solution we were looking for at making morning smoothies quicker and easier. As such, we reviewed it below to see if it really is as good as it looks.
Oster specializes in manufacturing and providing quality kitchen appliances to your home. Their brand promise is to deliver performance, versatility, and durability.
This blender is perfect for smoothie enthusiasts who are constantly on-the-go. This blender is designed to make single-serve smoothies for people who want to stay healthy and don’t have the time in the morning before leaving the house for the daily commute to work, or running errands.
The Oster My Blend package will arrive in a box that includes the blender base, a travel style sports bottle, a blending lid with blades, and a regular sports cap to screw on and take the smoothie out with you. Also included is an instruction manual with smoothie recipe ideas.
Upon unboxing, here are the things we found out about the Oster My Blend Blender:
Among the best things about this blender is that you can blend your drinks or smoothies directly in the sports bottle, which you can take out of the house with you. Not only does this save time from decanting your smoothie into another container, but also it means less washing up! The only thing that you have to wash is the small blade attachment.
You can then reuse your sports bottle throughout the day to stay hydrated by just giving it a quick rinse and filling it up with water. Thus, this also saves you from bringing a separate water bottle with you.
The lightweight sports bottle is made of dishwasher-safe, BPA-free plastic, and comes in four different colors. The sports bottle matches the color of the blender base, making it an attractive addition to your kitchen. It holds approximately 20 ounces of liquid, which is the perfect single-serving size and fits easily into your bag or rucksack.
The appliance is very easy to operate with just one, single touch button that you hold down to blend. You just have to add all of the ingredients to the sports bottle, cap it with the blending attachment, and place it upside down onto the blending base that houses the motor. Blend, remove, and then replace the cap with the travel sports cap. That’s it! You’re ready to go.
The blender has 400 watts of power which is a lot for such a small machine and is perfect for making fresh fruit smoothies. It also means that it can crush ice to help keep your smoothie cold for longer. If the appliance happens to overheat, then it has a built-in resettable fuse which will automatically revive the motor in under 15 minutes.
It’s also really streamlined (measuring just 15.25 x 5 x 5 inches), meaning it will fit on almost any countertop, even if you have a small kitchen.
With a three-year satisfaction guarantee, and a one-year limited warranty, Oster provides you with peace of mind should there be a problem, or if you’re not completely happy with their product.
The Oster My Blend Blender comes with recipe ideas within the instruction manual. The best way to get the most out of it is to try out all of their recommended recipes to see which ones you like the best and which are the easiest and quickest to make to suit your busy lifestyle.
Once you have finished your morning smoothie, you can also make use of the bottle for the rest of the day by rinsing it out and refilling it with water to help you stay hydrated all day long.
We compared the Oster My Blend Blender to a somewhat similar product, which is the Cusimax Bullet Blender, to see how they matched up.
The Cusimax Bullet Blender caught our eye as it also works in the same way as the blender from Oster. You blend straight in the bottle, change the lid, and go. However, the Cusimax blender comes with two different bottle sizes (20oz and 14oz) which is not just nice, but also perfect if you live with someone else so that they can make a takeaway smoothie too.
The Cusimax blender is also made to a high standard with BPA-free plastic and is easy to operate with just a simple one-touch button. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and an 18-month warranty.
That being said, the Cusimax blender is quite a lot more expensive than the Oster My Blend Blender, so we were disappointed that it didn’t really offer anything different to the Oster product apart from the extra bottle. It’s also powered by a lower motor at just 250 watts, so it may not be quite as good at blending and crushing ice as the Oster blender.
Clearly, this was an easy win for the Oster My Blend Blender. We found that extra bottles are available on online selling platforms, so if you have a larger household, then you can just buy extra bottles for each family or household member, at a cheaper combined price than the Cusimax blender.
The Oster blender also has a more powerful motor for more effective blending, as well as a longer customer satisfaction guarantee. We also love the recipe book that comes with it.