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Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Feb 26, 2024 at 09:23 am
Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings Picture
8.1
Multi-Purpose
7.9
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.2
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
7.5
Ice Crushing
8.3
Soups
7.8
Professional Use

The Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings is a budget-friendly full-size blender. It comes with a 48oz glass jar with a 2-part lid, along with a 24oz personal jar with a resealable to-go lid. Unlike the similar Oster Pro 1200, it has 'Texture Select' settings, which lets you select the thickness of the recipe you're blending.

Our Verdict

8.1 Multi-Purpose

The Oster Master Series Blender is great for multi-purpose use. It does a good job of blending small or big batches of fibrous ingredients for recipes like smoothies and soups. Some blenders are easier to use for thicker recipes, but they can produce smooth, spreadable nut butter without too much work. It can also make snow-like crushed ice, although it can only handle six ice cubes at once, while many full-size blenders can crush 12.

Pros
  • Makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes small batches of snow-like ice.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Takes several minutes to blend fibrous ingredients.
7.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Oster Master Series Blender is very good for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a 24oz personal jar that's a good size for personal smoothies or shakes. While the automatic blending programs don't produce the best results, running the blender manually for a few minutes makes a mostly smooth blend with difficult ingredients. Unfortunately, the manual doesn't specify if this jar is dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Personal jar included.
  • Makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes small batches of snow-like ice.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Takes several minutes to blend fibrous ingredients.
  • 'Smoothie' program doesn't produce the best results.
7.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Oster Master Series Blender is decent for multiple servings of smoothies. The 48oz jar is somewhat small for a full-size blender, but if you use its full capacity, it does a decent job of blending fibrous ingredients like kale or fruit. It makes a mostly smooth blend, but you have to blend manually for several minutes after the automatic smoothie program is over, and it helps to stop the blender and scrape the jar's walls a few times.

Pros
  • Makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes small batches of snow-like ice.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Takes several minutes to blend fibrous ingredients.
  • 'Smoothie' program doesn't produce the best results.
7.5 Ice Crushing

The Oster Master Series Blender is good for crushing ice. While it can only handle about six ice cubes at once, it makes snow-like crushed ice with its 'Pulse' mode with only a few chunks left over. However, some full-size blenders can process about twice as much ice at once, so it's not the best choice if you plan to make a lot of crushed ice for cocktails or blended drinks like slushies.

Pros
  • Makes small batches of snow-like ice.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Limited capacity for ice crushing.
8.3 Soups

The Oster Master Series Blender is great for soups. You can use the 48oz glass jar to blend hot ingredients, although you have to remove the center piece of the lid to do so, unlike blenders like the KitchenAid K150. They also recommend not blending more than four cups (about 33oz) of hot liquid at once. However, it does a decent job of blending fibrous ingredients like broccoli and kale in soups.

Pros
  • Makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Takes several minutes to blend fibrous ingredients.
  • Limited capacity for hot blending.
7.8 Professional Use

The Oster Master Series Blender is good for professional use. It has a good build quality and a reasonably versatile performance. It can make small batches of snow-like crushed ice, spreadable nut butter, and mostly smooth blends with fibrous ingredients. However, it's not the fastest blender, and with thicker recipes, you have to stop the blender to stir and scrape the sides of the jar.

Pros
  • Makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Makes small batches of snow-like ice.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Takes several minutes to blend fibrous ingredients.
  • 8.1 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 7.5 Ice Crushing
  • 8.3 Soups
  • 7.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated Feb 26, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Feb 21, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Jan 26, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jan 15, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender comes in 'Grey' and 'Chrome.' We tested it in 'Grey,' and you can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you come across another variant, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Oster Master Series Blender is a budget-friendly blender with a glass jar. Like the Oster Pro 1200 and the Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar, it has a 48oz main jar and a 24oz personal jar. It has more options for automatic blending since you can choose between three thickness settings for smoothies. While it does a decent job with most recipes, it's not that powerful and takes a while to blend fibrous ingredients or thicker recipes like nut butter and hummus.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best blenders for smoothies, the best blenders under $100, and the best budget blenders.

Oster Pro 1200

The Oster Pro 1200 and the Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings have a similar design since both come with a 48oz main jar and a 24oz personal jar. The Pro 1200 has a better blending performance, especially when it comes to blending fibrous fruits and vegetables. However, the Master Series blender is much quieter when it's running.

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function

The Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings is better than the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function for most purposes. The Oster is sturdier and more versatile since it does a much better job of tougher blending tasks like crushing ice and making nut butter. It also comes with a 24oz personal jar intended for single-serves. On the other hand, the Hamilton Beach can make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients in less time.

Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar and the Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings are similar blenders. Each comes with a 48oz glass jar and a 24oz personal jar. However, the Black+Decker makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables. It's also quieter. On the other hand, the Oster is better built because it uses metal gears on its jar and base.

Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function

The Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings is better than the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function. The Oster is sturdier and comes with a 24oz personal jar in addition to its 48oz main jar. It's much more versatile since it can handle tougher blending tasks like crushing ice or making nut butter. However, the Hamilton Beach makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients in recipes like smoothies and soups.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
14.8" (37.5 cm)
Width 7.3" (18.5 cm)
Depth 7.7" (19.5 cm)
Weight
6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

It's on the small side for a full-size blender. It's not very heavy, which is nice if you plan to store it on a shelf or in a cupboard.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Oster Master Series Blender is well-built. The motor base is made of plastic, but the gears on the base and jar are metal. The jar's base is easy to screw on and feels sturdy. The buttons are well-labeled and covered in plastic, so they're easy to wipe clean. There's a locking lever on the motor base meant to prevent you from accidentally detaching the blade assembly from the jar while it's on the motor base, but it feels flimsy. Aside from gravity, there's also nothing locking the jar onto the base, and it wobbles a bit while the blender is running.

6.5
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
48.0 oz (1,420 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)

The jar's 48oz capacity is on the small side for a full-size blender but still big enough for multiple servings of smoothies or soup. There's also a 24oz personal jar for single-serves.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
Glass
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main jar is made of glass, like the Oster Pro 1200's. Like that blender, the lid and other jar are made of plastic. The glass jar can go in the dishwasher, but unfortunately, the manual doesn't say if the personal jar is dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

It comes with one blade assembly that works with both jars. Its six blades are sharp enough that you'll probably want to use a brush to clean them. To remove the blades from the main jar, twist off the blade collar (Threaded Jar Bottom) and remove the gasket (or 'Sealing rings'). The blades can go on the top rack of a dishwasher, while the gasket can go in the utensil basket, according to the manual. Unfortunately, the manual doesn't say if the blade collar is dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

There's a 2-part lid for the main jar. You can remove the filler cap when pouring in more ingredients or blending hot ingredients. The cap holds 2oz, so you can also use it as a small measuring cup.

Also included is a resealable lid for the personal jar, so you can bring a smoothie with you on the go. However, its plastic hinge makes a loud cracking sound when you flip it open, making it feel cheap.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
2.9 ft (0.9 m)

The power cord is long enough to reach a nearby outlet, but the blender doesn't have a place to wrap it up when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings
  • 48oz glass jar (6-Cup Dishwasher Safe Boroclass Glass Jar)
  • 24oz personal blender (Blend-N-Go Smoothie Cup)
  • Blades
  • Blade collar (Threaded Jar Bottom with Locking Lever)
  • 2-part lid for the main jar with 2oz filler cap
  • To-go lid for personal jar ('Smoothie Cup Drinking Lid')

Performance
7.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
8.0

The Oster Master Series Blender is good for small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use the 'Texture Select' setting 'Thin' and the 'Smoothie' blending program, it runs for about a minute and a half and produces mediocre results. However, running the blender on high speed for another minute results in a much smoother blend. You still get some grains in the final result, but they're small and uniform.

7.2
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
7.5

It's decent for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. Once again, using the 'Thin' texture setting and the 'Smoothie' blending program, the blender runs for about a minute and a half, resulting in a disappointing, grainy blend. However, if you run it for several more minutes and stop the blender a few times to scrape the walls, it does a good job of processing fibrous elements, so it can make a big batch of kale smoothies with a pretty smooth texture.

8.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.0
Crushed Ice Texture
8.0

It's great for crushed ice. Like the Oster Pro 1200, it can't handle a full batch of about 12 ice cubes at once. Using that much ice jams the blades, and not all the ice cubes get crushed. However, with six at once, it quickly makes snow-like crushed ice using the 'Pulse' button. There are only a few small chunks left over.

7.8
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
6.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.0

It's good for nut butter. It's not the easiest process since you have to manually adjust the speed and stop the blender a few times to remove the lid and scrape the jar's walls with a spoon or spatula. Still, it's not overly tedious, and after several minutes of blending, it produces mostly smooth, very spreadable nut butter.

7.4
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
91.4 dB

It's quite loud, so the noise can become irritating if you're standing near it. The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass jar has similar features and is much quieter when running.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
7,200 RPM
Max Speed
14,000 RPM
Power
504 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has a fairly narrow range of blending speeds. Its maximum speed is slower than the Oster Pro 1200 and Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar's, which can affect a blender's ability to blend fibrous ingredients.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
3
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
5
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

The Oster Master Series Blender has simple, well-labeled controls. There are three manual speed settings: low, medium, and high. There's also a separate button for pulse mode, which is useful for breaking up bigger chunks like ice cubes. There are two 'Food Modes' or blending programs: 'Smoothie' and 'Food Chop.' You can modify them with three thickness options: 'Thin,' 'Medium,' and 'Thick.' When finished, these programs will stop the blender automatically, which you might find more convenient than watching the blender and stopping it manually. However, when blending fibrous ingredients with the 'Thin Smoothie' combination setting selected, you need to add some manual blending time at the end to get the best results.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's very easy to clean. The blades are removable from the jar, so you don't have to reach into the bottom of the jar to clean them. They're quite sharp, so you probably want to use a brush to clean them. There are also quite a few parts to the blender once it's disassembled, like the gasket and blade collar. Overall, it doesn't take too long and isn't too difficult to clean.