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Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Choose the Oster Pro 1200 for affordable, basic blending, or opt for the Vitamix E310 Explorian for unparalleled performance and a comprehensive warranty in diverse blending tasks.

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Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Overall Verdict

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The choice between the Oster Pro 1200W and the Vitamix E310 Explorian hinges largely on your budget.

The Oster Pro is a fine match for those who are budget-conscious yet still seek efficient blending capabilities. It shines in simple, basic tasks like crushing ice, preparing green smoothies, and making almond butter but finds its limits with tougher blends like frozen fruits.

Conversely, the Vitamix E310 Explorian sits in the higher-end bracket, offering outstanding performance across a broader range of tasks, including those that challenge the Oster Pro. Its superior blending abilities, coupled with a lengthy 7-year warranty, make it a worthy investment for those who rely heavily on a blender for diverse culinary tasks.

Pros & Cons

  • High-quality components ensure longevity and reliable performance.
  • The meticulously designed container coupled with sturdy stainless steel blades promises smooth and consistent blending outcomes.
  • The inclusion of a generous 7-year warranty, which surpasses the standard warranty length for blenders.
  • Designed to safely blend hot ingredients directly in the container
  • Rapid and potent acceleration for efficient blending every time.
  • 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
  • The container’s lack of a locking mechanism onto the base impairs stability during use.
  • Lackluster capability in making frozen fruit smoothies 
  • Gimmicky control panel

Key Specs

Dimensions
H17.4 x L7.7 x W8.9 inches
H14.5 x L7.3 x W7.6 inches
Weight
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Capacity
48 oz
48 ounces
Motor Power
1500 wattages
1200 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$322.58
$82.85

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.8
7.1

Smoothie

10
9.0
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Green Smoothie Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it are two distinct smoothie samples spread on white paper while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute.
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of a Vitamix smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Green Smoothie Video
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.
Blending Time
1 min
1 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.8
0.0
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 20 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a Vitamix E310 blender spread on a white paper.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
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.
Blending Time
1 min 20 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky
Suction

Protein Shake

9.9
8.5
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Protein shake Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute 20 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Vitamix E310, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Protein Shakes Video
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.
Blending Time
1 min 20 seconds
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Slightly Smooth

Almond Butter

9.5
8.3
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Almond Butter Video
The Vitamix E310 is beside a white plate containing almond butter and a spatula, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 1 minute and a haft.
A sample of almond butter created with a Vitamix E310 blender spread on a white paper.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Almond Butter Video
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.
Blending Time
1 mins 30 seconds
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
10
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Crushed Ice Video
The Vitamix E310 is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Crushed Ice Video
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.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
0% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
10
7.4

In the Box

A display of the Vitamix E310 blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, and user manual, on a table.
Unboxing the Vitamix E310
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

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the Vitamix E310 blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Height
17.4" (44.2 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
8.9" (22.6 cm)
7.6" (19.3 cm)
Weight
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
7.3" (18.4 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

10
7.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 motor base and container
The Vitamix E310 Motor Base and Container
A close up of the Vitamix E310 motor base and container
A close up of  Vitamix E310 container’s bottom
A close up of the Oster Pro motor base and container
The Oster Pro Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
8.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
The Vitamix E310 Blades
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
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
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
6 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close up of the Vitamix E310 Motor Base
The Vitamix E310 Motor Base
A close up of the Vitamix E310 Motor Base
A close up of the centering pad of the Vitamix E310 motor base
A close up of the concealed power cord under the Vitamix E310’s 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
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 V
Rated Power
1500 Wattages
1200 W
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
7 pounds
4.5 oz (128 g)
Cord Length
4,1 feet
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
Extra Feature

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Vitamix E310 blender container showing the height and diameter in inches.
The Vitamix E310 Blender’s 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.
Material
Plastic
Glass
Capacity
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
Weight
2.1 pound
3.2 oz (91 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to medium batches
Small to large batches

Lid

The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
The Vitamix E310 Two-Part Lid
The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Lid
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Lock Mechanism/ Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Lid plug

Control Panel

10
8.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 control panel
The Vitamix E310 Control Panel
A close up of the Vitamix E310 control panel
TheVitamix E310 blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
TheVitamix E310 blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
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
Activation
Speed dial and Switch
Press-button
Min Speed
1,411 RPM
4,546 RPM
Max Speed
22,514 RPM
16,006 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

The Vitamix E310 tamper is on a table
The Vitamix E310 Tamper
The Vitamix E310 tamper is on a table
Displayed on a table is the Vitamix E310 blender, complete with its accompanying tamper.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
7.8

Ease of Blend

9.0
7.5
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 24-oz cup showing the height and diameter in inches.

Noise Level

7.0
7.1
The Vitamix E310 blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
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.
Max Level
100.2 dB
99.7 dB

Assembly

9.0
8.5

Cleanability

9.5
8.5

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