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HealthMaster Elite Blender vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Health­Mas­ter Elite and Oster Pro 1200 are both pow­er­ful and ver­sa­tile blender that sold at the price of under $100. How­ev­er, if the Health­Mas­ter Elite is a rel­a­tive­ly new machine on the kitchen appli­ances mar­ket and sup­port­ed by pro­fes­sion­al and tempt­ing adver­tise­ments. But Oster Pro 1200 is just well-known for its dura­bil­i­ty and qual­i­ty for a few gen­er­a­tions of Americans.

Read our review to find out which of these two machines is worth cus­tomer consideration.

HealthMaster Elite Blender

HealthMaster Elite blender

The Health­Mas­ter Elite is equipped with pow­er­ful 1200 watts motor which rotates blades at 22,000 RPMs. Still, this very nice machine has a major con­struc­tion fault. The poor design of the retain­er nut makes it loos­en­ing quite soon and crack­ing of the bot­tom of a container.

The con­tain­er is also made not from very good qual­i­ty mate­r­i­al and tends to break and crack. And most impor­tant, the replace­ment for a con­tain­er is very expen­sive and maybe almost equal to the price of a new machine.  How­ev­er, the blade qual­i­ty is very good and well-designed which able to effi­cient­ly process the tough­est ingredients.

This machine’s dig­i­tal con­trol pan­el that equipped with 8 speeds, an ice cycle, and a pulse func­tion that gives a user good con­trol over the blend­ing process and allows them to cre­ate a large vari­ety of recipes. The machine is tru­ly ver­sa­tile and able to per­form the fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Process decent drinks from soft and tough ingre­di­ent and thus suit­able for green smooth­ies, how­ev­er, it may take about 2–3 minutes;
  • Crush and shave ice in drinks and make deli­cious frozen desserts, snow cones, ice cream, and alco­holic frozen drinks like mar­gar­i­tas or Pina Cola­da from pure ice cubes;
  • Han­dle hot liq­uids and makes a hot soup by heat­ing liq­uids via fric­tions up to 201F (94 C);
  • Chop food to pro­duce sal­sa, dress­ings, coleslaws, grat­ed cheese, and crumbs;
  • Able to make a bit crunchy nut but­ter;
  • Purees raw and cooked food for dips, spreads, and baby food;
  • Grinds herbs, cof­fee beans, and mills bak­ing qual­i­ty flours from any type of grains;
  • Designed to knead dough and mix bat­ter.

This machine comes with 3 months’ only lim­it­ed war­ran­ty for the machine and life­time for the motor. How­ev­er, this war­ran­ty is use­less because the com­pa­ny tends to avoid ser­vic­ing their products.

Oster Pro 1200 Blender

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The Oster Pro 1200 comes in two mod­els that have iden­ti­cal tech­ni­cal para­me­ters but dif­fer by the extra attach­ment includ­ed – (1) pack­age with a large jar and sin­gle-cup attach­ment and (2) 2‑in‑1 with the pack­age with the main jar, a sin­gle cup, and food proces­sor attach­ments. Both mod­els are equipped with a pow­er­ful 1200 watts motor and 19,000 rpm blade rota­tion speed. The motor is sol­id and durable with all met­al parts blade assem­bly and blade to motor dri­ve cou­pling. The blender also comes with two oth­er extra remov­able blade sys­tems for per­son­al blender and food proces­sor attachments.

The gad­get is equipped with 64 oz. lab-qual­i­ty shat­ter and tem­per­a­ture resis­tant glass jar, poly­car­bon­ate 24 oz. sin­gle-serve cup and 40 oz. food proces­sor bowl (the pack­age with food proces­sor attach­ment ONLY). All the con­tain­ers are made from qual­i­ty mate­r­i­al and durable.

The machine has three speeds (Low, Medi­um, and High), pulse func­tion, and 3 pre-pro­grammed set­tings (Green/Frozen Smooth­ies, Food Chop/Salsa, and Milk­shake). Such selec­tion of speeds and pro­grams allows to per­form a vari­ety of tasks:

  • Make good qual­i­ty smooth­ies from soft and tough ingre­di­ents, so it is suit­able for mak­ing green smooth­ies also;
  • Crush ice well in drinks and also able to shave ice cube for mak­ing frozen desserts, snow cones, and frozen alco­holic drinks;
  • Designed to blend hot liq­uids and suit­able for mak­ing bul­let­proof cof­fees but do not heat liq­uids with fric­tions;
  • Able to make good qual­i­ty nut but­ter and nut milk;
  • Puree well-cooked and raw ingre­di­ents and make a vari­ety of deeps and spreads;
  • Chop veg­etable for such recipe as sal­ad dress­ings, mari­nades, coleslaw and other;
  • Grind cof­fee and herbs, mill bak­ing qual­i­ty flours;
  • It does not knead the dough but can mix bat­ters.

This machine has a 3‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty on all parts and a 10-year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty on the all-met­al gears. The Oster cus­tomer ser­vice has a very good rep­u­ta­tion for resolv­ing consumer’s issues.

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HealthMaster Elite and Oster Pro 1200 Blenders Differences and Features

 Health­Mas­ter Elite BlenderOster Pro 1200 
Motor1200 watt with faulty retain­er nut at the bot­tom of the pitcher;1200 watt with all-met­al blade assem­bly and motor to the blade couplings;

 

Blades

Qual­i­ty stain­less steel blades per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt into the container;All remov­able blade assem­blies for the main jar, sin­gle-serve cup, and food proces­sor blades; the main jar blade sys­tem is not nec­es­sary to remove after each use;
Con­tain­ers60 oz. poly­car­bon­ate con­tain­er made from low-qual­i­ty plas­tic that fair­ly eas­i­ly brakes and cracks;64 oz. lab-qual­i­ty shat­ter and tem­per­a­ture proofed glass con­tain­er, poly­car­bon­ate 24 oz. sin­gle-serve cup and 40 oz. food proces­sor bowl;
Using & CleaningVery easy to assem­ble for use, how­ev­er, the con­trol pan­el requires some learn­ing how to use, very easy to clean with the self-clean­ing pro­ce­dure, not dish­wash­er safe;Not very dif­fi­cult to assem­ble but the machine has a lock­ing mech­a­nism for a main jar and lid so needs some non-sig­nif­i­cant efforts; all parts of the machine are dish­wash­er safe and could be cleaned with hands or in a self-clean­ing way;
Con­trol panelDig­i­tal with 8 speeds, pulse func­tion, and pre-set Ice program;Has 3 speeds, pulse func­tion, and 3 pre-set programs;
War­ran­ty3 months Lim­it­ed war­ran­ty for machine and life­time war­ran­ty for motor; Man­u­fac­ture try to avoid ser­vic­ing unit and do not hon­or the warranty;3 years Lim­it­ed war­ran­ty on all parts and 10 years for the motor with good rep­u­ta­tion cus­tomer service;
Per­for­mance
  • Makes qual­i­ty smooth­ies includ­ing green ones;
  • Crush­es ice well with and with­out liq­uid added, suit­able for mak­ing snow cones, frozen desserts, and drinks;
  • Designed to heats liq­uids via frictions;
  • Makes nut but­ter and nut milk;
  • Purees cooked and raw food;
  • Chops and dice veg­eta­bles for sal­sa, sal­ad dress­ing, and others
  • Grinds herbs and cof­fee beans, mills bak­ing qual­i­ty flours;
  • Kneads dough and mix­es batter.;
  • Pro­duces good drinks from soft and tough food;
  • Crush­es and shaves ice, pro­duce snow cones, frozen desserts, and oth­er frozen treats
  • Chops and minces all type of vegetables;
  • Puree swell raw and cooked food;
  • Han­dles hot liq­uids but does no heats them via friction;
  • Able to pro­duce nut but­ter and nut milk;
  • Mills grains bak­ing qual­i­ty flour grind cof­fee beans and herbs;
  • It does not make dough but mix­es batter.
Dimen­sionsThe foot­print is 8.25 x 9 inch­es, pro­file height is 19.75 inch­es with the pitch­er on the top of a base unit. Does not fit under a stan­dard kitchen cab­i­net. The weight is 10 pounds.The foot­print is 8.5 inch­es x 10.2 inch­es, pro­file height is 14 inch­es with the 6 cup con­tain­er on the top of the base unit and lid on a place. The weight is about 10 pounds.

How to Choose Between the Two Blenders

Both Health­Mas­ter Elite and Oster Pro 1200 blenders are equipped with the 1200 watts motor, a good range of speeds con­trol, and show almost equal qual­i­ty per­for­mance. They both pro­duce excel­lent qual­i­ty of drinks includ­ing green smooth­ies, crash and shave ice well, make slight­ly tex­tured nut but­ter, able to pre­pare a vari­ety of recipes such as sal­sa and dips and spreads, and mill bak­ing qual­i­ty flours. Yet, Health­Mas­ter Elite is a slight­ly more ver­sa­tile blender and designed to heat liq­uids via fric­tion and knead the dough while the Oster is not able to per­form these tasks.

How­ev­er, the major dif­fer­ence in these machines is their reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty. Oster Pro 1200 is a very well made gad­get with qual­i­ty com­po­nents and has a decent aver­age life expectan­cy of over 5 years. While the Health­Mas­ter Elite comes with a sig­nif­i­cant fault in retain­er nut design and crack­able con­tain­ers mate­r­i­al what makes this machine not last­ing with an aver­age life expectan­cy of 1–1.5 years.

In addi­tion, Oster has a decent 3 years for parts and 10 years for motor war­ran­ty and very good cus­tomer ser­vice. While Health­Masetr Elites comes with only 3 months on parts and a life­time motor war­ran­ty which is usu­al­ly not hon­ored by manufacturers.

Summary

The cus­tomers who are look­ing for a sol­id and durable machine that is able to per­form well typ­i­cal blender tasks must choose the Oster Pro 1200. While those who have a faith in flashy com­mer­cials and charmed by the ver­sa­til­i­ty of mul­ti­task­ing gad­get will go for Health­Mas­ter Elite. But the Health­Mas­ter cus­tomers should be pre­pared that the gad­get can die pre­ma­ture­ly and the cus­tomer ser­vice will avoid per­form­ing war­ran­ty obligations.

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