Viking Blender Review

The Viking blender has comparable features to much less expensive blenders. However it does not seem to have as many breakage reports, making it a good buy.

The Viking blender is a good standard basic kitchen blender, although a bit pricy for what you get. We don’t see many breakage reports so the quality seems to be good. In terms of features and engine power the Viking matches up to what you would see with some of the cheaper blenders in the $50 range. However the Viking is about 3 times as expensive. The good thing about it is that it seems to be more durable and of higher quality than the cheap blenders, which tend to break very quickly and easily.

Viking Blender

Viking Blender

The Good

  • Easy to clean – the blades separate easily from the jar for easy cleaning, and the jar is dishwasher safe.
  • Good Pitcher – a strong glass pitcher shaped to create a blending vortex
  • Precise control – the knob on the front is easy to operate and offers a high, low, and pulse setting.
  • Stable – the unit does not bounce around

 

The Bad

  • Poor quality plastic lid – the lid is a little flimsy not of the highest standard
  • Expensive – certainly not the most expensive blender on the market, but comparing the Viking to other blenders with similar features, it is a bit overpriced.

 

Models

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
VBLG
4.0
20+

 

Viking produces one countertop blender model, the VBLG professional. It also makes one hand blender model, the VHB professional hand blender.

 

Features

The Viking blender features a professional grade, high torque, 390 watt motor with an electronic mixing sensor to keep the speed continuously smooth, and 300 grade stainless steel blades. The 40 ounce glass jar connects to the base with an interlocking system to prevent the motor gears from stripping and being damaged. The Viking also produces a cyclonic blending action as a result of its blade shape and tempered glass carafe design. The cyclonic blending circulates the fluid rapidly in the jar, which results in more efficient blending.

It is also very easy to disassemble the jar and blade of the Viking machine for cleaning. The Viking is very stable due to the rubber feet on the bottom of the die cast metal base. It has 2 speeds and a pulse function.

 

Features Table

Price $120.00 – $165.00
Capacity 40 ounces
Number of Speeds 2
Jar Material Glass
Power 390 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 17.75 inches, Length: 7″, Depth: 8″
Weight 11 pounds
Warranty 1 year
Colors White, black, stainless grey, red
Ice Crusher No
Pulse Function Yes
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes No
Cord Storage No

 

 

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:

Owners like the strong motor and say that the Viking is up to the most difficult of blending tasks. They also like the simplicity of features; there is just one knob on the front of the machine that has settings for off, pulse, low speed, and high speed. Owners say these knob settings seem firm as they click into place for each setting. They also say it is a very solid feeling machine. This blender is working well for making a healthy smoothie.

Oster 12 Speed Blender Review

The Osterizer blender 12 speed model may not be up to the quality standards of old Osters but for a blender under $40 it offers some basic features and is not that bad of a buy.

Although certainly not up to the quality standards of the “old, classic” Oster blenders that you may remember from your childhood, the Osterizer blender 12 speed model is very inexpensive and offers some good basic features. I certainly would not expect it to last as long or offer the power and versatility you can find from some of the other higher rated more expensive blenders you’ll see on this site. But for about $35 you get a basic, working blender that can take care of some of your simple blending tasks. As with most blenders we’ve found, you pretty much get what you pay for.

The Osterizer blender has 12 speeds, which is cool, and it’s designed to liquefy soup, whip cream, mix drinks, blend batters, chop nuts, and stir up party dips. So it should be able to take care of most of the basic blender tasks that you’d expect to use it for.

If you’re on a tight budget, then the Osterizer is a good choice, just don’t expect it too last very long or to blend up ice chunk free smoothies.

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The Good

  • 12 speeds – you’re sure to find one that fits for any blending task you are working on.
  • Nice pitcher – the glass pitcher is nice and sturdy and dishwasher safe
  • Inexpensive – this blender is very affordable

 

The Bad

  • Low quality – there were many reports of this blender breaking after just a short time.
  • Hard time with ice – you may find some larger than desirable ice chunks in your smoothie.

 

Models

There is currently one model of the Osterizer 12 speed blender. There are several different colors offered for this model, each of which has a different number associated with it.

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
Oster 12 Speed Osterizer Blender Model 6642
3.0
10+

 

Features

The Osterizer 12 speed blender features a cube design that is very compact and looks good on your countertop. The glass jar is dishwasher safe and scratch resistant, and offers measurement marks in both ounces and liters. The plastic lid has a 2 ounce removable measuring cup in the middle. The blades are stainless steel and are driven by a 450 watt motor. There is a pulse function and a grate button, which can be used for easily cleaning the glass container.

 

Features Table

Price $35.00 – $40.00
Capacity 40 ounces
Number of Speeds 12
Jar Material Glass
Power 450 Watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 12.8 inches, Length: 10.4″, Depth:7.2″
Weight 10 pounds
Warranty 1 year
Colors Black, white, blue, red, grey, almond
Ice Crusher Yes
Pulse Function Yes
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes No
Cord Storage No

 

 

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:

Users like the 12 speed options. Some say that for a cheap blender this is a good buy.

 

Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:

Owners wish that the other parts, other than the glass jar pitcher were dishwasher safe as well. There were several reports of engine failure, burning smells and breakage. These reviewers who also owned classic older Oster blenders for years, say that they sure don’t make them like they used to. There was a report of the plastic cap in the middle falling down into the blender and getting grinded up. Several owners also say that the Osterizer blender is just not that powerful, and leaves small ice chunks when blending smoothies.