Oster® Versa™ Performance Blender
The best blender for the money!
Every home should have one of these, and thanks to BB&B and their 20% off and quick delivery it's closer than you think! Used a couple of times daily mainly for very green smoothies, even with flax seeds added it makes everything smooth and silky. Never thought I'd be drinking that many vegetables, it's not hard to fill the half gallon jug and enjoy! By far, the best blender for the money!
November 4, 2014
So far, so good
I bought this to replace a $25 Osterizer that was 15 years old and on its last leg. I make smoothies daily and the Versa powers right through them in a fraction of the time it took with the old one. The pre-programmed Smoothie setting actually works! With the old blender, I would frequently end up with chunks of frozen fruit that it missed but so far that hasn't happened with the Versa. The motor did produce a burning smell at first but that seems to be going away the more I use it.
My only real complaint (and the reason I gave a 4-star rating instead of 5) is the lid. It has a flimsy rubber gasket that holds the lid in place while the blender is running. Because it's so flimsy, it has a tendency to move around and sometimes even curl up as you're putting the lid on or taking it off. That makes it difficult to work with. If they could improve the lid design, this would be a 5-star product. That said, I would still recommend the Versa to anyone who wants a great blender at half the price of a Vitamix.
September 8, 2014
This product exceeded my expectations. I had read that it was noisy but this is the quietest blender I have owned. You can control the noise by controlling the speed. It's a great product with features similar to a Vitamix and at half the price. The bottle was taller than I expected.
July 30, 2014
Great job Oster !
This blender is to me and big upgrade after been thru a Cuisinart and a Kitchen aid, i had this blender over a month now and is been working very good, you can do anything with ease and fast, in this blender you can actually can see how it pulls everything towards the blades to get mix and the cleaning is very simple, so far very happy !!
April 14, 2014
Finally - A Great Blender
My old Waring which I'd loved finally died so I've been trying to find one I like just as much without forking over $400+. First bought the KitchenAid 5-speed, and it sounded like it was about to blow up every time I turned it on, and was horrible at making pesto. Basil and olive oil everywhere, instead of staying at the bottom like with the Waring, and took forever to puree it. It also smelled like burning rubber the 5 or so times I used it. Then I bought Waring NuBlend - they stopped making the model I'd had - and liked it less than the KitchenAid. it was as noisy, and even worse at making pesto. Couldn't even blend a simple smoothie well. I decided to try this Oster Versa for about $200 after the first 2 blenders at $100/ea were duds, and am very pleased with the noise level and performance. Love the dial knob in place of buttons or toggle, and it feels and looks like a well-made piece of machinery, not like the first 2 which were plastic pieces of junk. The only drawback is the height of the jar, but I didn't want the shorter version because of the red accents.
April 2, 2014
Great blender blends everything with a smooth texture
February 9, 2014
SUPER DUPER BLENDER!
Super blender!!!! Made my first green drink using kale, spinach, carrots, celery, cucumber, lemon, ginger root, & apples. NO PROBLEM! Nice and smooth. Add as much or as little water to your desired consistency. Cannot wait to try a V8 type drink, soup....and whatever else we can conjure up. Have used it every day since purchase. Since I have always wanted a Vitamix, but they always seem to be just out of my price range, stumbling across this blender was a great find. Researched this blender and Watched video comparison with a Vitamix with seemingly equal results. Thank you Oster for making this blender, GREAT price, for a GREAT machine.
January 13, 2014
Excellent option in my kitchen
I don't want to waste my money in others well known very expensive blenders. This is perfect. Everything you blend it comes out liquefied.
Oster should sell a glass jar for this one! It would be great!
June 20, 2014