The Oster Pro 1200 blender is a 1200-watt blender with a glass pitcher and to-go smoothie cup. It has seven settings, as well as three pre-programmed options for making a variety of recipes. Even the best blenders will struggle with crushing ice, but users say this blender can turn ice to snow in as little as six pulses.
Oster Pro 1200: Main features
The modes on offer with the Oster Pro 1200 include a food chop/salsa mode, a mode for milkshakes, and a green or frozen smoothie setting. You can turn the dual direction blades onto low, medium, and high settings, and there's also a pulse option. Typically you can turn to the best food processors to create salsa and chop food, and you can check out our food processors vs blenders guide to find out the key differences, but one of the major perks of the Oster Pro 1200 is that it can double up as a food processor for those who want more versatility. You can buy a food processor attachment with this blender, which slices, chops, and shreds foods for more versatility. It comes with a stainless steel slicing disk and chopping blade, which can be used interchangeably on the Oster Pro base.
With a 24-ounce capacity, the Oster Pro 1200 smoothie to-go cup has a large enough capacity to create three cups of soups and smoothies. Its glass pitcher offers twice this, with a six cup capacity. Both are dishwasher safe. While many of the blenders we reviewed, such as the Cuisinart Hurricane, come with specific settings to create hot soup, the Oster Pro 1200 does not. That being said, the glass pitcher means you can add hot soup ingredients and blitz away without worrying about breaking it, making it a more budget option for those who want to create soup.
Oster Pro 1200: User reviews
Some users report that if you don't line up the base with the blade attachments perfectly on this blender, it will leak. While this isn't a problem if you do it correctly, it is a lot more high maintenance than some more expensive models.
Another user said that the Oster Pro 1200 works just as well as the Ninja Professional, which is a significantly more expensive option. However, you cannot buy the smoothie cup or pitchers individually, so if you want more you may struggle. If you do have any problems, Oster covers this blender for three years, with a ten year warranty on the Duralast all metal drive. Users who have had to claim on this warranty have reported that Oster has great customer service and will replace your blender if need be.
Should you buy the Oster Pro 1200?
If you want a budget blender, the Oster Pro 1200 is a great and versatile option. It has a relatively bulky base when compared to its smoothie to-go cup, but this is necessary because of the large glass pitcher it comes with. The three year warranty on this blender is one of the best we've seen, but it can be more fiddly to use thanks to its specific alignment needs.
There are some great settings on offer with the Oster Pro 1200, but it doesn't have a hot soup option. For this you can expect to pay significantly more, but the glass pitcher can take hot soup ingredients and blitz them into a smooth soup in seconds.