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Oster BCBG08
 
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$49.99 - $83.17
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Summary: This Oster blender was Very Good in overall performance, and has
  • Pushbutton controls
  • glass jar
  • removable blade
  • 6 cup capacity and
  • 8 claimed speeds
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Community icon21 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Full Size Blender
User Reviews
User Reviews

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Adequate though LOUD
7/1/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Cons
Not Powerful
Unstable
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this one because of the CR review and low price. Looking at CR's reviews, those of CR readers and reviews elsewhere, I don't see any blender that I expect would be clearly better even at $400+. <br /><br />We use it primarily to make smoothies. As others have noted, you have to baby it a bit. If you put frozen fruit in and let it rip, you'll most likely wind up with a burning rubber smell. We find it best to let the frozen fruit defrost in the fridge overnight (a tip we gleaned from Alton Brown) or to defrost the fruit a bit in the microwave. <br /><br />The base tends to wobble, so we are afraid to leave it unattended. <br /><br />Every minute or two, the blades start to slip uselessly through the nascent smoothie, and we have to stop the blender and stir. <br /><br />It is LOUD. Cover your ears. CR gives it the same noise rating as the $450 Vitamix, Breville and Hamilton Beach models. Are those really as loud? <br /><br />Pros: It makes very good smoothies even though you have to baby it to get there. The glass pitcher is sturdy and well constructed. It doesn't leak. The base stays clean. The pitcher and blade assembly are easy to clean. <br /><br />If there seemed to be something better on the market, I might buy it even though this is less than a year old. There doesn't appear to be.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent Blender
9/25/2011
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Great ice crush
Powerful
Precise Control
Stable
Works well
Cons
Best Uses
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Milkshakes
Smoothies
Comment:
I make smoothies and milkshakes every day and my previous blender konked out on me. After doing a LOT of research to find a high-quality yet reasonably priced blender (read: not an expensive, over-the-top professional blender) I decided on this one. Seven months later is is still going strong. It crushes ice with ease and blends easily. I have recommended it to several friends who, after buying it, are also thrilled with its performance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
A Workhorse
8/16/2011
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Powerful
Stable
Cons
Best Uses
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Small Kitchen
Comment:
I have used this blender everyday for a smoothie brunch (lots of ice) for over a year now without a single problem.<br />There must be a serious difference between units being shipped out if other reviews are to be believed.<br />I happened upon this one by accident needing a cheap one to tide me over until I purchased another expensive model. However, this one out performs my last $150 Cuisinart hands down. And with the price under $40, I can toss this one out and purchase another (if it ever does go bad) and still be ahead in the blending game.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Oster BCBG08 is part of the Blenders test program at Consumer Reports. The Oster BCBG08 Blenders features and specs include Plastic jar, Pulse, Removable blade, Stainless-steel jar, Controls, Glass jar, Jar weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Blenders models like the Oster BCBG08 are reviewed on Convenience, Durability, Ice crush, Icy drinks (Smoothies), Puree, Noise, Weight (lbs.), Overall score. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Oster BCBG08 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Oster BCBG08 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Oster BCBG08.
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