Convenient, personal-sized blender with 250-watt motor and sport bottle
Designed to blend perfectly-sized smoothies for one, the Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend Blender comes with its own travel sport bottle, is easy to clean, and compact for small kitchen counters. Despite its small size, the blender has a strong motor (250-watts), so it blends both fresh or frozen fruit for your favorite drinks. This review will highlight some of the My Blend’s strengths and weaknesses.
20 oz. sport bottle
The unique thing about the Oster My Blend’s design is that the blender jar is also your 20 oz. sport bottle with a carry hook and lid. When you’ve blended your drink, you simply pop it out of the motor base, take out the blade, and snap on the lid. This saves you the trouble of finding a separate bottle or glass, and saves water when it comes time to wash everything out.
The My Blend blender is powered by a 250-watt motor that’s able to crush ice and frozen fruit. Though it’s a weaker motor than some other compact blenders you might find, it’s definitely strong enough to blend 20 ounces of veggies and fruit into a delicious drink.
Sometimes you overestimate how long to blend, and your blender overheats. This can really damage your motor over time, causing it to burn out. The My Blend has a built-in, resettable fuse for just this purpose. If the blender overheats, the fuse kicks the motor back to life after fifteen minutes.
The Oster My Blend is a very convenient blender. The blender jar is also your cup, so you never have to worry about having a clean water bottle or glass after you’ve made your smoothie. This saves you time, especially in the mornings when you’re rushed and don’t necessarily have other clean cups available.
Easy to clean
Cleaning your My Blend BLSTPB-WBL is very easy. The blade comes out of the bottle for easy rinsing, and the bottle itself is dishwasher-safe so you don’t even have to worry about sticking paper towels or sponges down the mouth. The base wipes off easily with a clean rag.
Because the My Blend is meant for single-servings, it’s compact. It fits easily on small counters and cupboards. Unlike bulky blenders that have heavy bases, the My Blend is light and easy to move around the kitchen if you need to make space for something else.
Has trouble with frozen/solid ingredients
While the Oster My Blend can blend ice and frozen fruit, it isn’t very good at it. The more solid ingredients you add, the less effective this blender is. You risk overheating it, which is where the resettable fuse comes in handy. When blending frozen fruit, don’t add too much at once and don’t expect a totally silky-smooth consistency.
The Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend complete with a travel sport bottle is a great personal smoothie blender. It works best with fresh fruit and veggies because of its wattage power, though it can handle a small amount of ice and frozen fruit if necessary. It’s easy to use and clean, and affordable, so it’s a great gift idea for athletes or students who love smoothies.