Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control is the gadget that often promoted as the best cheaper alternative to Vitamix. It is the well-built machine with a sleek design but has fairly weak motor to compete with reputable commercial type blenders. However, there are really good alternatives to Vitamix appeared on the market recently. The Oster 1400 Pro is the one of best among them. Here we will compare technical parameters and performance of Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere and Oster VERSA 1400-watt to decide if any of these machines could be a substitute to the expensive commercial type heavy duty blenders.
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Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender
The Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control available in 3 colors – stainless steel BBL605XL, cranberry red BBL605CBXL and black sesame BBL605BSXL. All the color machines are absolutely identical but the stainless steel model the most popular one even the sesame black is the cheapest.
It comes with very good quality 48 oz. Tritan copolyester jar, inbuilt into jar excellent surgical quality stainless steel blade and all-metal blade assembly. This construction is typical for the high-end blender type and makes it easy to use and clean. This machine also equipped with 5 speed and 2 pre-set programs that allow the user some flexibility over blending.
But Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere has only 750 watts motor what clearly not enough to perform the functionality of a high-end blender and more suitable for $50 machine.
So the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender is designed to perform following functionality tasks:
- Smoothie, only from soft ingredients and it hardly can produce quality green smoothies, it will not pulverize nuts and small seeds in the drinks also;
- Crushes ice with enough liquid added, it also able to shave ice cube into the snow cone consistency but with considerable efforts, the cubes must be small in sizes and the machine should be stopped every 10 seconds for mixing content, otherwise, the motor will be overheated and trigger automatic shut-off system;
- Chops vegetables and fruits for salsa, marinades, prepare mayonnaises and various mixes recipes;
- Grinds coffee beans and mills soft grains like oats.
It is clear that the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control is able to perform only light duty tasks and it is clear that the 750 watts motor are two weak for challenging task like preparing ice cream, heating soup from frictions and even blend proper puree. Although, the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control nicely build with the good quality pitcher and blade but it has weak motor does not allow to perform hard duty task. It also reflected in very short 1-year Limited warranty.
Oster VERSA 1400-watt Professional Blender
The Oster VERSA 1400 Pro comes in two packages with low profile container BLSTVB-RV0-000 and high profile container BLSTVB-000-000. It is very well made and sturdy blender with powerful 1400 watt motor. The drive spline and blade assembly are all made of metal and very well constructed. It is equipped with a premium quality temperature and stress resistant Tritan copolyester 64 oz. jar. The blade system inbuilt permanently into container what typical for the heavy duty machines. The blades are stainless steel and good quality. The machine comes with the tamper what is the invaluable tool for the heavy duty blenders to help processing stubborn blends.
As any other machine with the inbuilt blade, the Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro is easy to use and clean. It also comes with the control panel that is equipped with 8-speedeed dial knob, a pulse mode and 3 pre-set programs (Smoothie, Soup and Dips/Spreads), what allow to experiment with the wide range of recipes. The powerful motor, tamper, pulse function are the typical attributes of all heavy duty machines. So, the Oster VERSA 1400-watt Prois able to perform following tasks:
- Smoothie from soft and hard ingredients and thus able to make excellent quality green smoothies and protein shakes;
- Nut milk is no problem to make for this gadget;
- Crushes ice in smoothies easily and able shave ice to the snow cone consistency for producing frozen desserts, ice creams, and sorbets;
- Purees with no efforts any cooked and raw vegetables using the Dips/Spreads pre-set program or the manual control dial knob;
- Chops soft and hard vegetables, minces garlic, ginger, and other vegetables;
- Hot soup could easily produce from the scratch via blade friction to a steaming temperature, also handles hot food and is suitable to make bulletproof coffee;
- Nut butter is no problem for this machine with the use of tamper help;
- Grinds with not efforts coffee beans, chia seeds and other tiny seeds and able to mill baking quality flour from hard grains like rice.
Oster VERSA 1400 Pro backed by a 7-year limited warranty what confirm its high quality and durability.
Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control and Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro Blenders Differences and Features
|Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control||Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro|
|Motor||750 watts with all-metal motor to the blade couplings but plastic base unit socket;||1400 watt with all metal blade to drive connections;|
|Blades||Surgical quality stainless steel blade and all-metal assembly that is semi-permanently inbuilt into pitcher;||All stainless steel blade assembly inbuilt into container (non-removable);|
|Containers||48 oz. top quality shatter-proofed rounded shape Tritan copolyester container;||64 oz. premium quality stress and temperature resistant Tritan copolyester container;|
|Using & Cleaning||Easy to assemble for using, very easy to operate and clean;||Very easy to set up for running and simple in operation. Very easy to clean with self-cleaning process;|
|Control panel||5 speeds, pulse function, and 2 pre-set programs – Ice Crush and Smoothies;||8 speeds, pulse mode, and 3 pre-set programs – Smoothie, Soup and Dips/Spreads.|
|Warranty||1-year Limited warranty. Not very responsive Customer Service, which good at replacing the unit, but charge the extra fee for returning it.||7-year Limited warranty with very helpful Customer Service.|
|Performance||Making good quality:|
Not able to handle:
|Produces high quality:|
Not able to make:
|Dimensions||Compact footprint is 6.5 x 8 inches, profile height is 17 inches with 48 oz. pitcher on the top of the base unit. Fits under standard 18 inches kitchen cabinet. Weight is 8.4 pounds.||Footprint is 9.3 x 10.3 inches, profile height is 17.6 inches for short container and 20.5 inches with the tall container. Fits easily under typical kitchen cabinets. Weight is 11.8 pounds.|
How to Choose Between the Two Blenders
It is clear that theOster VERSA 1400-watt Pro Blender outperform the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender in all the blending tasks. Although, Breville has very good quality blades, equipped similarly to the commercial type machine with Tritan copolyester quality container but comes with very low power motor what makes impossible for this machine to compete with high-end blenders. While the Oster copycats all the best features of blenders like Vitamix and Blendtec such as powerful 1400 watts motor, the tamper that makes much easier to process thick mixes and remove air pockets and can perform almost all task high-end blenders do.
Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control cannot make decent green smoothies from tough and leafy ingredients but Oster makes it without efforts. The Breville is rather light duty blender which excels only at the job like salsa, marinades, mayonnaise and salad dressing while Oster is more than capable to make nut butter. The Oster also makes excellent baking quality grain flours while Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control is able to grind only coffee beans and soft grains like oats. The low capability motor also makes quite challenging for Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control to crush or shave ice while Oster shave performs without any efforts.
And the last one, the Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro Blender comes with very sound 7 years limited warranty while the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control has only 1-year warranty what indicates it rather the low durability.
The Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro Blender is a much better-built machine with good durability and could be the real substitute for high ends blender while the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control does not perform even closely function the heavy duty gadget usually does and more comparable with light duty machine which costs usually under $100. So, the Oster VERSA 1400-watt Pro Blender is real finding for those customers who are looking for Vitamix alternative at the cheaper price but capable delivering the performance similar in quality to this high-end blender.