Rated 4 out of 5Â by Charles441 Quality product but cumbersome
We upgraded blenders to the Oster Beehive for the sole purpose of making better quality and blended shakes. Our current blender was very cheap and does not blend evenly. The Oster is a much higher quality product, durable and strong. It has a powerful blending mechanism and strong blades. However, it is a bit cumbersome to use, and my significant other routinely goes back to the old blender because of ease of use and ease to clean.
The Oster is heavy, so cleaning the glass is cumbersome. Also, I already cut my finger accidentally cleaning the blades, which wouldn't happen on the cheaper product.
Overall, this is a solid product but not the easiest to clean and use.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mnlady63 Love this Blender!!
I'd been looking to replace an old Oster that broke after several years use. I was not willing to spend more than $75, but wanted to find something that would hold up to daily use. After reading the reviews on several options, and getting a recommendation from a friend, I decided on this one. I was not disappointed!! The speed at which it chopped up frozen fruit was amazing. (My other Oster never chopped this good.) I expect to be able to use this for years.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bethlehemMike Very Powerful Blender
I had an Oster blender before but it was only 450 watts which did a good job. I use the blender every morning to make a breakfast smoothie with lots of rock, solid frozen strawberries. I use a regular-mouth mason jar which fits the base of the blender and can be used to blend in instead of the larger blender jar so I can take it right with me with less mess (cool trick I learned on through the internet). And I am notorious for over-filling the 24oz. jar so there is little to no mixing room. And STILL, this blender mixes everything completely smooth with no problem. Amazing! It does give off a slight burning smell but I have had it only two weeks and it seems to be dissipating. I am very happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend this blender.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by NA1947 Eh -
I was not as impressed with the power of this blender as the other reviewers were. My first attempt at making a smoothie (with frozen strawberry chunks) was less than perfect. I had to add lots more liquid than I typically did with my older blender (also an Oster) in order to get the berries to even begin to blend. I also had to stop and scrape frequently to get the job done. I was disappointed.