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Oster BCBG08
 
Price range:
$64.99 - $85.24
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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 icon23 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Full Size Blender
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Loud, unreliable blender
7/6/2014
Pros
Good Pitcher
Cons
Auger Failure
Drive Gear Failure
Drive Shaft Failure
Loud
Best Uses
Comment:
This blender was used 1-2 times daily for over 12 months to make fruit smoothies. It was consistently difficult to get a reliable connection between the motor drive shaft and the auger. The auger started leaking after 6 months and had to be replaced. The drive shaft stripped after 12 months and I dispose of the unit. It is also extremely loud. I would not recommend this blender. I bought a Ninja to replace it and so far so good after 1 month.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Not Good for Icy Drinks
7/1/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Precise Control
Cons
Not Powerful
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this blender a few years ago to make icy drinks and have been disappointed with it all along. From the first day this blender has sounded like the motor isn't mounted correctly and that it's going to fail. Every now and then the motor seats correctly (or whatever is wrong goes right for a very short time) and the blender sounds like a blender should, not like metal grinding. <br /><br />When I make my smoothies, it doesn't matter if I put the ice in first or last, as the liquid thickens air gets trapped at the bottom and the spinning blades no longer blend the liquid. I have to stop the blender and stick a spoon down to the bottom of the pitcher to release the trapped air before the blender will work again. As the ice gets crushed and the smoothie gets thicker this problem happens within just a few seconds of turning the blender on. I'm online today looking for a replacement blender.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(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.
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, Accessories, Jar weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Blenders models like the Oster BCBG08 are reviewed on Convenience, Durability, Ice crush, Icy drinks (Smoothies), Puree, Weight (lbs.), Noise, 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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