Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 Review

Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0

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Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Fast
  • Powerful
  • Durable all-metal drive
  • Easy to use
  • 7-year limited warranty

Cons

  • Large footprint
  • Very tall, hard to fit under cupboards
  • Noisy
  • Many complaints about leaks
  • Many complaints about lack of replacement parts
  • Not recommended

Are you looking for a large, high-performance blender that will blend lots of smoothies from whole fruits and veggies all at one time? And also make more than just smoothies? The Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 blends smoothies, frozen drinks and desserts, shakes, dips and spreads, soup, nut milk, and much more. It also purées, chops, and grinds. It has a fast, powerful motor and large capacity blending jar to quickly take care of that large family or thirsty party.

 Name:  Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0
Price: See the Amazon link at the bottom of the page for current prices
Owners: Newell Brands
CEO: Michael B. Polk
Overall Rank: N/A

For more information on the Oster Company read the Wikipedia – Sunbeam Products article.


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NOTE: This product is no longer recommended due to a large number of complaints about leaking seals and lack of replacement parts.

Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 – Overview

The Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 is sturdily built. Older models came in black only. The newer model comes in black with red trim and a shorter, squatter blending jar. Both old and new jars have a large 64-ounce capacity. The unit has rubber feet to keep it from sliding around while blending.

Motor and Controls

The Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 is powered by a 1400-watt peak power motor that spins the blades at a very fast 28,000 RPMs.

There are 3 built-in preprogrammed speed settings, smoothies, dips/spreads, and soup. An 8-speed variable manual dial adjusts speeds from very low to fast for precise control. It also has a pulse control button.

The motor is protected from overloading and overheating and by internal protection devices. If the machine stops because of overload, you have to wait for 30 – 45 minutes before restarting. Better than having to buy a new appliance.

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All-Metal Drive

The drives of some blenders are made from plastic or a combination of plastic and metal. The Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 has an all-metal drive for strength, durability and longer life.

Blending Jar and Tamper

The Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 comes with a 64-ounce blending jar and tamper. Until the jar is properly seated in the blender base, the unit will not start. The newer container is shorter than the older models, 9-3/8″ vs 12-1/4″ which allows it to be stored assembled (17-5/8″)  underneath most kitchen cupboards. The jar has a 2-ounce center plug with measurement markings. The plug allows you to easily add ingredients during processing. And the tamper is made to fit in through the hole in the lid.

The lid is a very tight fit, some say too tight, but better tight than too loose. You don’t have to hold onto a tight lid like a loose one to keep it from coming off and splattering the blender’s contents all over your kitchen counter.

Components are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Blades
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The very sharp stainless steel blades are built-in to the base of the blender jar. This prevents leakage, a common complaint about other blenders. It also adds to the durability of the all-metal drive system. The blades spin at an incredible top speed of 250 mph.

Noise

Like all centrifugal type blenders, this one is loud. Most centrifugal blenders are noisy, but the Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 is noisier than many others.


Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 – Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • Large container – 64-ounces
  • Fast – 28,000 RPMs
  • Powerful – 1400-watts
  • All-metal drive components
  • Stainless steel blades built-in to base of blending jar
  • Easy to assemble, use, take-apart and clean
  • 7-year limited warranty? (Many complaints make the effectiveness of the warranty dubious).
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Cons:

  • Large footprint
  • 16″ power cord is very short, hard to find a place to put it near a power outlet
  • 17-5/8″ height may not fit under some kitchen cupboards, mine are 17-1/2″:(
  • Noisy
  • Negative comments about high failure rate, leaking seals, and lack of replacement parts. More than many other high-performance blenders.

What Is The Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 Used For?

The Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 is used for:

  • smoothies
  • crushed ice
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  • cocktails and other frozen drinks
  • ice cream and snow cones
  • purées
  • hummus
  • pesto
  • shakes
  • dips and spreads
  • hot soups
  • batters
  • syrup
  • fondues
  • nut butter
  • sauces
  • salsas
  • dressings
  • and more
How to make smoothies with your Oster® Versa Performance Blender

Who Is The Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 For Or Not?

Are you looking for a powerful, fast, family sized countertop blender that can handle pretty much anything you can throw into it? Then look no further, the Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 is all of the above. It is also versatile, well-built and will last a long time in your kitchen.

However, do you have a small kitchen or smaller, more individual needs? Then click on the link to check out my Blenders page to find what you are looking for.


Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 – Attachments & Accessories

The Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 comes with:

  1. 1400-watt power base with 3 pre-set program buttons, 8 manual variable speed dial settings plus pulse
  2. Large BPA-free, dishwasher-safe (64 oz.) blending jar with 6-prong inbuilt blade design
  3.  2 cookbooks in color – Fresh and Fit Recipes and Gourmet Cuisine
  4. 7-year warranty

Customer Reviews

There is only one Amazon customer review and it is 1 star out of 5. There are numerous complaints about leaks from the jar seal and lack of replacement parts on the Oster site.

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Oster VERSA Pro Blender BLSTVB-RV0 – Final Opinion

I no longer recommend the Oster VERSA Pro blender BLSTVB-RV0 due to numerous complaints about leaks and lack of replacement jars. My rating for this product is N/A.

Instead of this why not read about other recommended blenders. Click on this link to my page The Best Blenders Of 2017-2018.

If you want to learn more about this blender, click the image below to read about it on Amazon.

Oster VERSA Pro Performance Blender with Tamper 1400-watt, BLSTVB-RV0 by Oster

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