Oster BVCB07-Z Review
This Blender comes with 7 different selectable modes.
The Oster BVCB07-Z is a multipurpose blender that many swear by. It has a reputation of being efficient, dependable and reliable with durability and enough speeds to perform any crushing, blending or mixing task. Oster as a brand has been around for over 50 years, making top notch blenders, and this model is a relatively newer addition to the success of the company’s many well received models from the yester years.
Its high quality, durability and simple cleaning instructions make this a definite must-have even if you possess a Vitamix or Ninja, besides its lower cost factor. One might even suggest this to be a great gift for a wedding, a birthday, or a house warming. While the BVCB07-Z has a lot of horsepower in its motor, it is simply a blender that is meant to do certain jobs and not all jobs. However, the case, the thoroughness of its design, simplicity of operation and inexpensive nature is more than enough to melt a few hearts.
About the Oster BVCB07-Z
Ease of Use:
With the 7 speed mode selection blending, mixing, grinding, crushing, and chopping your food ingredients, your next home cooked meal is made to order. Fruits and vegetables can be chopped, minced, ground, or blended together in this wonderful contraption. It is also good for placing cooked food inside and blending them together to make purees, soups, dips and more. With the Oster BVCB07-Z, it all is surely just an ingredient away from being done. And because of the Frozen Drinks button it is even easier to mix frozen fruit, vegetables, ice and liquids together to prepare marvelous drinks. Finally, the 6 cup sturdy glass jar makes it easier to entertain large groups at once.
Motor and Horsepower:
While the powerful 600 Watt motor on this Oster will not last a good five years, taking good care of it does prolong its life, as documented by many owners on Amazon. One of the main things that makes this blender special is the dependability in its brand and the pre-selected modes. Many people buy blenders to make smoothies and handle other food processing needs. This blender seems to have the available horsepower to get any job done. And being a basic household brand name, Oster has with the BVCB07-Z gone out of its way to ensure a more powerful motor.
Noise and Space:
It has a loud and powerful engine, make no mistake of it. You would have to get used to the roar of the engine. It may not be heard loudly from another far off room or from outside, in the garage, but at close range it may seem pretty loud. After a week though, we managed to tune the sound of the roaring engine out so well to a point where it felt like a murmuring hum. Its average size makes it comfy in an average to large sized kitchen. Maybe a small, possibly less powerful model would fit into a smaller kitchenette. It can also be easily dismantled and stored in the cabinet.
Options and Features:
This appliance comes with 7 different selectable modes. There are manual speeds of slow, medium, and high. These three speeds are used for most ordinary mixing and food processing needs. It would not be advisable to use any of these three manual speeds to chop ice or any other hard substance. For that, the Oster BVCB07-Z comes with pulse speed of low and high. These two modes are used to pulse ice and to crush other substances that are too hard or firm for the three basic modes. Additionally, there are some buttons that are pre-programmed for selected usages – they are the Food Chop button and the Frozen Drinks button. These pre-programmed modes are for the frozen fruit juice and smoothie enthusiasts.
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Warranty & Service:
This is not a commercial grade blender and does not have much of a warranty outside of the one year warranty that comes standard with its purchase. The one year warranty has to be activated upon purchase and the Oster BVCB07-Z has to be registered by the warranty and the user in order to begin the year. An additional warranty can be purchased through the distributor for addition years of protection against damage.
The blend has many functions to meet the needs of the consumer that purchases it. It is sturdy and of a nice size. Its motor is reported to be loud, most likely because of its crushing capabilities, speeds, and size something we were fine with. Cleanup is rather simple although it needs frequent rinsing. Assuming that you maintain the Oster BVC07-Z, it ought to last a good 5 years. Overall, it is a good buy for a mid-sized household that doesn’t mind the noise and appreciates additional features such as pulsing frozen drinks.
Features and Specifications:
- A powerful 7 speed, 600 watt motor with a pulse option that can crush ice.
- The glass jar is scratch resistant and dishwasher safe with a 6 cup capacity that can easily withstand wide temperature fluctuations as well as thermal shock.
- For durability that lasts it has a Drive that is ALL Metal.
- Has a “Ice Crusher” blade that is stainless steel, assured to get the job done right every time.
- One touch pre-programmed options, reversible blending motor.
- One Year Warranty standard cover from manufacturer.