- Performance (60%)2.3
- Design (25%)6.1
- Usability (15%)4.6
- Performance (60%)3.9
- Design (25%)6.6
- Usability (15%)7.0
The Oster blender produced protein shakes with a consistency comparable to other low-powered blenders. It left a somewhat gritty texture due to partially intact dried berries, but it mostly blended oatmeal and almonds into a smooth liquid form. In contrast, the PopBabies blender resulted in disappointing outcomes with chunky and inconsistent shakes, even after blending for 30 seconds longer.
For processing frozen ingredients, the Oster blender is a better choice than the PopBabies, which has a lower-powered motor and mediocre blade design, making it only suitable for blending fresh and soft fruits. However, neither blender performed well in blending leafy greens, leaving behind significant amounts of coarse pulp that indicated a lack of complete nutrient extraction.
It's also important to note that neither blender is designed for heavy-duty tasks like crushing ice. For better results, consider opting for a more powerful blender designed specifically for these tasks.
Pros & Cons
- The cordless design allows for blending on-the-go.
- It is pretty useful when it comes to making small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
- The battery is easy to charge.
- It is affordable but better than its competitors at blending frozen fruits.
- The light-duty motor works consistently for basic tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, whole-food sauces, and more.
- Its usability allows for an enjoyable blending experience.
- There is a built-in, resettable fuse, which will revive the motor in 15 minutes if it overheats.
- It’s inadequate for blending tough ingredients like frozen fruits and raw nuts.
- The cup’s small capacity limits the quantity of ingredients.
- Food must be cut into very small pieces before blending.
- The low cost of the blender is reflected in its flimsy construction.
- The cup’s small opening makes it messy to add ingredients.
- The need to shake the blender during operation
- The blending jar is somewhat difficult to clean due to its narrow design.
- The small circumference of the jar’s opening makes adding powders and fruits quite messy.
- This blender is not ideal for quick fibrous meals.
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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.