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Well….. maybe not gravel….. but lately I have thrown a few avocado pits into the mix, and that’s close (Avocado pits, by the way, contain 60% of the nutritional value of this awesome fruit).
I have been smoothing stuff together for decades now, and have been mostly satisfied with the efficacy of the blenders because it was ice, some fruit, and some powder essentially – not too much trouble for the department store blenders of the day. Then I started learning a little more about nutrition and things changed.
I realized I needed a blender upgrade when I started putting whole raw almonds in my smoothies, and unfortunately when I drank it down the small unblended bits would get caught in the back of my throat.
That being said, and not being a pleasant experience, I’m still kind of a frugal guy. All I was seeing out there were these $200+ devices with most of them not even having glass containers. So, I thought I would take a chance on the Oster 16-Speed Precise Blend 200 since it looked extremely sturdy and it did indeed have a thick glass container.
I make smoothies everyday in the morning usually, and I have had this particular blender for nearly 17 months now and everything is still in perfect working order. I seriously do put in cut up avocado pits, and they’re even hard on the knife, but the horsepower and all-metal-drive on this Oster do its thing and purees the pit perfectly, along with the whole raw almonds.
Oster has also perfected the bottom blade section so that it does not leak or degrade after time. For clean-up, just rinse it out and blend some soapy water for 20 seconds or so.
I am completely happy with this Oster and wanted to pass this on to those needing a well built and well performing blender that costs well below the price of the higher-end brands – I mean, they’re smoothie makers, what else could these gimmicky-named, heavily-marketed machines possibly do to charge that much more?
Please feel free to comment or ask me questions.
To your health!