Oster® Beehive Blender
I was so excited to use my new blender but when I took it out of the box the stand was not level, making it wobble. Not wanting to have to bother with returning it based on what was mostly a cosmetic defect, I went ahead and started blending my food. The blender was so loud I couldn't hear the person standing immediately next to me. For all the noise it was making my food didn't seem to be especially well blended either. I couldn't see myself using something so loud or wobbly and returned it the next day.
October 22, 2014
does not have enough choice of speeds.
Has only one speed and pulse, therefore somewhat unsatisfactory.
October 21, 2014
My family has had Oster blenders for a very long time and they work great for many many things. I have seen friends use other blenders but they don't work as good as this one. Also, if you ever need parts replaced, just get online and you can buy any part you need separately.
October 14, 2014
Like this blender for smoothies
Basically what I use a blender for is smoothies. This one does what I need and it's easy to clean without a whole mess of buttons for stuff to get stuck in. It's loud but that doesn't bother me at all. Pulverizes the ice and frozen fruit just fine. I used it to grind oatmeal into a finer flour consistency and it handled that as well. It was an almost top pick on a Good Housekeeping article, they liked the same blender but slightly different model blender container that wasn't round and people on other sites said stuff got stuck in that one so I went with this.
September 30, 2014
Glad I purchased this product
I love making smoothies and shakes with it. It is loud and sometimes I have to stop it to stir the product. Easy to clean and store.
August 18, 2014
Great Blender at a Great Price!
I needed to replace my old blender, which had stopped working after more than 15 years. I read reviews for the Beehive Blender and decided to give it a try. My old blender was very basic, and so is the Beehive, but it is also well-made and stylish. I like the heavy glass cup and stainless base. There are only two settings, but that's all I need. It seems with blenders that there are really expensive models with lots of settings, and much more basic ones, with not a lot in between. This model is well-priced and seems sturdy enough to get a lot of use. I've only made smoothies with it so far, but it blends easily and crushes ice very well. Very happy I bought it!
August 6, 2014
Blender is extremely loud. You really can't stand next to it while it's running. It doesn't really have a low setting and it constantly over-blends things.
August 3, 2014
Only buy all metal gears on blenders!
This is my third blender in ten years; the plastic teeth wear out and it almost costs as much to replace the parts on the motor and carafe as to buy a new one. That's why I went with this model--all metal where it counts. Unfortunately, the 'retro' design is not really true. The 'beehive' has such a weird finish it looks plastic and the handled carafe doesn't fit the original style. Disappointing but tired of returning things.
July 21, 2014