Rated 2 out of 5 by ciderguy Confused about using 8 cup jar with ice blade, etc
I've only had this item for about 2 weeks but just started using it about a week ago. I bought the ice blade (which was included so now I have two) as well as the milkshake blade but I am terribly confused. It seems that the additional blades can't be used with the full 8 cup jar, but only with the 20 ounce Blend 'N Go cups? I didn't see that listed anywhere yet I can't find a thing on the Internet nor in any literature nor product reviews.
Had I known this in a advance I would have paid more for a different blender. When making smoothies for four it's frustrating to have to make them four times over. I've made smoothies for myself using the ice blade and milkshakes using the milkshake blade and I've been pleased. That's the only reason that I gave it a two star rating.
There may be larger jars that the specialized blades will fit but I've not seen them. I am really disappointed with this purchase and couldn't recommend to anyone needed more than a blender for one.
If I simply missed something in my research, I do hope that someone would correct me!
June 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doogerzan Awesome Blender, but not quite a Vita-Mix
This is a very powerful blender. I have used it daily to make fruit and protein smoothies. It does well blending ice and fruit. Afterwards, it can be cumbersome to clean at times as you have to unscrew the blade assembly from the blender jar. The settings are straight forward and I like just pushing the smoothie button and the blender operates for about 1-2 min before auto-shutting off. I also like that there is a reverse blend function. The low profile jar fits well under cabinets. The Versa package I received came with 2 personal containers and a food processor. The personal containers are functional, but too difficult to clean. The food processor is a nice addition. Overall this is a great blender, but it cannot not quite compare to a Vita-Mix. The Versa lacks the power, ease of clean up, and blender jar with a built in blade assembly. *** Disclaimer *** I received this product as a sample to test and review.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Excellent blender and good value
Due to a stringent diet required post surgery, we decided to get a new blender because our old one was, well, old and underpowered.
We tried a Ninja 'AutoIQ" model but didn't like the design or results.
After additional research, I thought the reversing motor/blade option on some Osters made sense. JCP had this model on sale AND offered a coupon so the price was very attractive.
In the past couple weeks, we have used it daily to make juices and soups. It has performed flawlessly. Solid foods are reduced, as required by the diet, to smooth, drinkable liquids which provide quality nutrition.
Years ago we had a Vitamix and sold it because it was a pain to use -- unblended food often got caught at the bottom while the blades whirred uselessly away and we had to open it up to stir/agitate the contents. For a lot less money, the Versa makes it easy to get similar and possibly better results.
Clean-up is easy. We just rinse the residue off, refill the jar with water, run it and then let the parts drip dry.
We have not yet tired the food processor feature but will update this review after trying it.
The warranty is worth mentioning as well. 7 years!
The combination of performance and fair price make the Versa an excellent value -- highly recommended!
February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linda G Good machine great price
I bought this machine for over 6 months and make delicious smoothies and ice cream almost everyday. Definitely recommend it. And when I call customer service, it responds right away. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mande1868 All-in-One and very user friendly
This blender is a great accessory to the kitchen! It's all in one versatility and user friendly operation make this an appliance you can't do without. Great recipe guide and the personal use 20oz bending cups make smoothie and frozen drinks a family's go to snack, just add your ingredients, put on the blending blades, hit a button and the blender does the rest.
Accessories include, a standard blending container, a food processor with both grating and chopping options, and two personal use my cups. Everything worked flawlessly, even when I had a problem with the personal use cups blade attachment, the seal was ruined, zoster was quick to replace the gasket with an upgraded piece.
I received this blender as a sample product and am very happy with it. This would be the option I'd purchased if I was looking for a great value performance blender.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by m_degeorge32 Very Powerful
I received this blender as a sample to test the product. I thoroughly tested the product and found it to be so versitle and powerful. It pureed things that I have had trouble getting smooth with other blenders that I have used. With the different attachments it works as a blender and a food processor and makes the absolute smoothest purees and smoothies. There are even individual to go cups that you can make smoothies in to go. There are a lot of pieces as a result of this versatility, but managing storage on this is definitely worth it! I highly recommend this product to others as you will be able to have one appliace do the work of two or three and do it very well!
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Breezewoman Great service!
I would just like to commend Oster for standing behind their products. I have owned Oster appliances for many years and less than a year ago purchased the Oster Versa. While blending today the rod in the base which causes the blades to spin broke off. I called the company and within 30 minutes got confirmation that the company would be sending me a free new base without having to return the old one. Within an hour I had email confirmation that my order had been processed. This is why I always use Oster products because they stand behind their products! Thanks Oster!
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeonaVISA SO much in one machine!
I was in the market for a high end food processor when I got offered to receive this one as a sample to try and let me tell u it's fantastic! It's high powered and the blender attachment alone does better than expensive Farberware blender ... The food processor attachment is my favorite kitchen tool now! Powerful, easy to use and easy to clean! My teenagers love the single serve smoothie attachments and use them daily! For the price of this ONE machine u are getting a kitchen tool that can replace several others u have right now! More counter space!! Yay!
April 25, 2014