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Oster Pro 1200 Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Oster Pro’s 1200-watt motor and innovative features provide a clear edge over the more basic Black and Decker, particularly for tasks that go beyond basic blending.

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Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Oster Pro 1200 Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Overall Verdict

If your blending needs go beyond the basics and you value a no-frill blender, the Oster Pro 1200 is the clear choice over the Black and Decker. 

Equipped with a 1200-watt motor, the Oster Pro handles a wide range of ingredients with relative ease and smoothness, from tough nuts and seeds to fibrous greens and ice cubes. The Black and Decker’s 550-watt motor, on the other hand, struggles with most blending challenges. It performs adequately only with fresh, soft ingredients for basic smoothies or purees.

The user experience also differs notably between the two. The Oster Pro enhances the user experience with its user-friendly interface, including intuitive controls and an additional blending cup for added convenience. In contrast, the Black+Decker Crush Master has been noted for issues like the challenge in removing the lid and the stiffness of its control buttons.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%UsabilityOster Pro 1200 Blen...Black and Decker 10...7.37.17.47.86.56.46.37.0
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Pros & Cons

  • Good value for the money
  • Well-organized control buttons 
  • A lot easier to clean and assemble than many of its rivals
  • Excels at preparing green smoothies, almond butter, and crushed ice
  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • Lackluster capability in making frozen fruit smoothies 
  • Gimmicky control panel
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.5 x L7.3 x W7.6 inches
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
Weight
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
48 ounces
48 oz
Motor Power
1200 wattages
550 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$82.85
$33.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.1
6.4

Smoothie

9.0
7.8
The Oster Pro motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Smoothie Test
The Oster Pro motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Oster Pro smoothies blended for 30 seconds, a full minute, and 1 minute and a half.
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Blender Smoothie Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
Blending Time
1 mins 30 seconds
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
4.5
The Oster Pro motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Oster Pro motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a Oster Pro blender, spread on white paper.
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Black+Decker Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
5 mins
5 mins
Result
Chunky
Chunky

Protein Shake

8.5
8.2
The Oster Pro  motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute 49 seconds.
The Oster Pro  motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute 49 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Oster Pro, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Protein Shake Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
2 mins 30 seconds
Result
Slightly Smooth
Slightly smooth

Almond Butter

8.3
7.8
The Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
The Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on white paper.
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Almond Butter Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
3 mins 30 seconds
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
0.0
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER Ice Crushing Test
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Coarse
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
79% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.4
6.3

In the Box

A display of the Oster Pro blender and its accessories, including the user manual, 24 oz cup with lid, and carton box, on a table.
Unboxing the Oster Pro 1200 Watt Blender
A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
14.5" (36.8 cm)
15.8" (40.1 cm)
Width
7.6" (19.3 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
7.3" (18.4 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
6.0
A close up of the Oster Pro motor base and container
The Oster Pro Motor Base and Container
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container

Blades

8.0
7.0
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
6 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

The Oster Pro Motor Base
The Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the underside of the Oster Pro’s motor base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 V
120 Volts
Rated Power
1200 W
550 Wattages
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
4.5 oz (128 g)
2.5 pounds
Cord Length
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
NaN ft (NaN m)

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 48-oz container showing the height and diameter in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Material
Glass
Glass
Capacity
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
48 oz
Weight
3.2 oz (91 g)
3,5 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to large batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

Oster Pro 1200 Blender Lid
A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
Material
Plastic
 Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

8.0
6.0
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
Oster Full-sized Blender Min Speed
Oster Full-sized Blender Max Speed
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
4,546 RPM
13,003 RPM
Max Speed
16,006 RPM
18,373 RPM
Presets
Yes
No
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.0

Ease of Blend

7.5
7.0
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 24-oz cup showing the height and diameter in inches.

Noise Level

7.1
6.5
The Oster Pro blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
Max Level
99.7 dB
102.5 dB

Assembly

8.5
6.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.0

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