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Oster MyBlend Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 14, 2020 at 09:27 am
Oster MyBlend Picture
5.5
Multi-Purpose
7.1
Smoothies (Single Serving)
5.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.3
Ice Crushing
2.6
Soups
4.6
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
250 W
Hot Blending
No

The Oster MyBlend blender has a 20-ounce main jar with a unique sports bottle design, and it comes with a to-go lid to help you bring your smoothies on the go. Unfortunately, the narrow shape of the main jar makes it difficult for the blender to fully blend fibrous ingredients like kale, resulting in a leafy, foamy smoothie. It also struggles to crush ice and make almond butter, and it can't hot blend. On the upside, it comes in lots of eye-catching colors, so it's easy to find a color that matches your home decor.

Our Verdict

5.5 Multi-Purpose

The Oster My Blend is disappointing for multi-purpose use. It's decently well-built, and its 20-ounce main jar is ideal for making single serves. However, it struggles to crush ice, make spreadable almond butter, and blend leafy ingredients into smoothies. It's decently easy to clean by hand, and its components are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
  • Struggles to fully blend fibrous ingredients like kale.
7.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Oster My Blend isn't bad for making smoothies and protein shakes. The narrow shape of its main jar can push leafy greens like kale away from the blades, resulting in a foamy blend with chunks of kale. On the upside, it's easy to clean liquid messes like smoothies by hand, and you can even wash the jar and the lids in your dishwasher.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Struggles to fully blend fibrous ingredients like kale.
5.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.3 Ice Crushing

The Oster My Blend is acceptable for ice crushing. Its narrow main jar makes clumps of crushed ice, which may not be ideal for making frozen drinks on a hot day.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
2.6 Soups

The Oster My Blend can't hot blend ingredients, so it isn't suitable for soups.

4.6 Professional Use

The Oster My Blend is sub-par for professional use. Its 20-ounce main jar isn't large enough for making large batches of food, and it doesn't have the most durable build. It struggles to make spreadable almond butter and crushed ice, and it can't hot blend. On the upside, its components are dishwasher-safe, so it's easy to clean.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Small capacity main jar.
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
  • 5.5 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 5.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 4.3 Ice Crushing
  • 2.6 Soups
  • 4.6 Professional Use
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Oct 14, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Oct 06, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width 5.1" (13.0 cm)
Depth 4.4" (11.2 cm)
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Oster My Blend is a personal blender with a small, compact design. You can easily store it on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard, and you can also remove the jar from the motor base to make it easier to store.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Oster My Blend has a decent build quality. It's mostly made of plastic, which seems solid and durable. However, the plastic on the motor base transmission seems a bit thin, so it may not be very sturdy.

2.1
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
20.0 oz (591 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A
Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

This blender comes with four sharp blades. They aren't removable, but you can put them in the dishwasher for an easy clean.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

The blades are attached to the lid, which screws on the jar for a tight seal. This blender also comes with a to-go lid, which has an open/close spout for drinking, and a hook to attach it to your backpack.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)

The power cord isn't very long, but it should still reach most outlets. There isn't a stowaway compartment to hide the cord when it's not in use. If you're looking for something portable, you may prefer a battery-powered model like the PopBabies Portable Blender.

Design
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Sport bottle (main jar)
  • Spill-proof drinking lid
  • Blade assembly
  • Motor base

Performance
7.5
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
5.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
8.0

The Oster My Blend is middling for smoothies. It makes a foamy, leafy smoothie with lots of unblended kale bits in around three minutes, following the manufacturer's recommendation that we only run the blender for a minute at a time and let it rest for another minute. Also, the narrow main jar keeps fibrous ingredients like kale from reaching the blades, so you may have to shake the jar to get them incorporated. If you're looking for a small personal blender that makes a better smoothie, take a look at the BlendJet 2.

6.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
4.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
7.5

This blender doesn't have an additional jar.

5.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
5.0
Crushed Ice Texture
5.0

The Oster My Blend is acceptable for crushed ice. The main jar is quite narrow, and the crushed ice tends to clump together. When you remove the ice from the jar, it still has a clumpy texture that may not be ideal for frozen drinks.

6.0
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
3.0
Nut Butter Texture
8.0

The Oster My Blend is mediocre for almond butter. After about eight minutes, it produces a dry, crunchy butter with unprocessed almond chunks, so it's not the easiest to spread on toast. During the one-minute cooldowns, you may need to shake the jar to get the unprocessed almonds closer to the blades. The blender may also start to get warm to the touch towards the end of the blend.

7.7
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
89.8 dB
Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The manufacturer recommends that you run the blender for only a minute at a time, then stop the blender and let it rest for another minute before continuing to blend.

Note:The manufacturer claims that the blade's speed is 4000 RPM. However, because of the blue color of our jar, our tachometer light can't read the blade RPM, so we can't confirm the speed at this time.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

This blender doesn't have any programs or modes.

6.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Oster My Blend is decently easy to clean. For liquid messes like smoothies, you just need soap and water to clean it. However, with stickier messes like almond butter, you may need to use a long brush to clean out stuck-on messes near the blade assembly base. The jar and the lid are also dishwasher-safe.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Oster MyBlend comes in lots of different color variants, including Blue, Pink, Orange, Green, Red, Silver, and Black. We tested the Blue variant, and you can see the label for the model we tested here. We expect the other color variants to perform similarly.

If you come across another variant of this blender, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Oster MyBlend is a personal blender that comes in lots of eye-catching colors. Its main jar is designed to be a sports bottle, so you can make a smoothie, remove it from the motor base, screw on a to-go lid, and bring it with you to work. However, due to its narrow shape, the blender struggles to fully blend fibrous ingredients, make almond butter, and crush ice. If you're looking for more blenders, see out recommendations for the best blenders and the best blenders for smoothies.

NutriBullet Pro

The NutriBullet Pro is a better overall personal blender than the Oster MyBlend. The NutriBullet makes smoother almond butter and a better-blended smoothie. It also comes with an additional jar. However, the Oster can crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet.

BlendJet 2

The Oster MyBlend is better than the BlendJet 2 for most uses. The Oster makes silkier smoothies with fibrous ingredients like kale and comes with a sealable lid for its jar. It's also much better at processing thick mixtures like nut butter. On the other hand, the BlendJet 2 is a portable, battery-powered blender. It's easier to clean by hand and better built.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Oster MyBlend and the Magic Bullet Mini have different strengths, and you may prefer either. If you like to add fibrous ingredients like kale to your smoothies, the Magic Bullet will make a silkier blend. It also comes with a small additional jar that you can use to blend small amounts of sauce or dip. The Oster has a sportier design and can be used to crush ice without liquid in the jar. It's harder to clean by hand, but all of its components are dishwasher-safe. 

Magic Bullet Essential

The Magic Bullet Essential is better for smoothies than the Oster MyBlend. It does a better job processing fibrous ingredients, meaning it can make a silkier drink. The Oster is a sturdier blender with a slightly bigger capacity. Unlike the Magic Βullet, you can use it to make crushed ice, but it's not ideal for that purpose. It also comes with a resealable lid, so you may prefer it if you want to take your drink to go.

Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101

The Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101 is better for single-serve smoothies than the Oster MyBlend. The Magic Bullet comes with a couple of jars you can use for personal-sized smoothies and makes a silkier blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. It's better for making nut butter and easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the Oster has a better build quality. You can use it to crush ice without adding liquid to the jar, although it doesn't make snow-like crushed ice.

BELLA Rocket Blender

The Oster MyBlend is a better personal blender than the BELLA Rocket Blender. The Oster is better-built, and it can process almond butter, unlike the BELLA. However, the BELLA comes with an additional grinding cup, and it makes a better-blended smoothie.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better overall blender than the Oster MyBlend. The Breville is better-built, and it comes with an additional jar. It also does a better job making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The Oster MyBlend is a more versatile personal blender than the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express. The Oster is better-built, and it can crush ice, unlike the Magic Bullet. However, the Magic Bullet makes a better-blended smoothie.

PopBabies Portable Blender

The Oster MyΒlend is better for most purposes than the PopΒabies Portable Βlender. It takes less time to make a smoothie and can make crushed ice with an okay texture. Its jar has a flip-top lid, and it's much easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the PopΒabies is a battery-powered blender that's more portable, which some may prefer. It's also a bit quieter when it's running.

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