Oster Pro 1200 – Two Products in One

OVERALL RATING

  • CAPACITY 87%
  • EASE OF USE 92%
  • APPEARANCE 95%

PROS

– 7 Speed settings to choose from
– Dual Direction Blade Spin
– Dishwasher safe Boroclass glass
– Pulse feature for added control and precision
– 10 Year DURALAST All-Metal Drive-Limited Warranty
– Includes Extra-large capacity 24 oz. smoothie cup

CONS

– Very loud during food processing
– Disappointing 6-cup total capacity

Everyone can appreciate having a good quality food processor in their kitchen. Preparing smoothies and soups out of fresh ingredients is essential to keeping your health in perfect condition. Not to mention the benefits of experiencing the freshness of flavour of foods prepared this way. There are so many models on the market which offer pretty much similar performance at drastically different price points. Choosing the right one for your needs might prove to be a daunting task. Luckily for you, we are here to help you make up your mind.

You should always keep in mind that these types of devices are intended for general use. You always need to know in advance what you require before deciding on a single model. If you plan to prepare soft foods and ingredients only, then you might not need a high-powered model such as this one. However, if you intend to crush even the hardest ingredients and foods – then this food processor is a perfect choice.

The Specifications


  • DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10.1 x 10.1 inches

  • WEIGHT: 5 pounds

  • POWER OUTPUT: 1200W

  • CAPACITY: 8 cups

Take this into consideration before your purchase

This product ticks so many boxes when it comes to overall functionality and convenience. If you are looking for a top performance food processor then this one is a great choice. Its compact size and lightweight make it easy to move around and place in storage when not in use.

The downsides that are very apparent include a low 6-cup capacity and a very loud motor. While the loading capacity might not be that big of an issue, we can’t get around the noise factor. The strong motor is as loud as it is powerful so this is an understandable trade-off. Users who have sensitive hearing and stress related health issues should definitely avoid this product.

The positive aspects of this appliance include seven-speed settings, efficient blade system, high quality of all parts and a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Features


Oster Pro 1200 Blender is a great performing 2-in-1 food processor. It comes with the great feature set and strong processing performance. Let’s go into more details on its full specification.

Smart Settings Technology is the standout feature of this device. It comes with a total of 7 available speed settings that cover most of the food types that you will be processing. There are three pre-programmed ones which are convenient since they cover the most common foods. Whether you want to prepare smoothies, soups or simply chop ingredients to small pieces, this device has got you covered.

Powerful motor rated at 1200 watts ensures that you can process all kinds of foods and ingredients with ease. Out of that immense processing power you have 900 watts available in case you need to crush ice. We really tried to test the limits of this powerful device and were not disappointed with results. You can rest assured that this appliance will cut, chop and shred anything you put in it. The immense power of the motor is apparent by the unpleasantly loud noise that it makes during operation. We can’t say that we are surprised by this. When you have a powerful motor, you can expect it to be very loud. This is a tradeoff necessary in order to get the best food processing performance possible.

Dual Direction Blade Technology in a combination with the Pulse feature makes this device a pleasure to use every time. We got consistent results no matter the food type. The blade system measures unusually wide at 3.5 inches in diameter which allows ingredients to get processed efficiently. The combination of these blades and such a powerful motor allows amazing performance with consistent results each and every time. We were pleasantly surprised to see chunks of ice getting pulverised very fast. We can’t say that it was unexpected given the power rating of the motor unit.

Design and build quality are superb and this device definitely makes a statement with its sleek appearance. The use of silver and black two tone colour paint scheme makes it easy to fit in a wide variety of kitchen designs. The button positioning isn’t all that convenient and makes you bow down the first couple of times until you get used to their functions. After that, usage becomes easy and intuitive. The included large capacity 24 oz. smoothie cup is a great addition to what is already a feature rich product. We only wish it featured an O-ring seal which would prevent accidental spills.

The 10 Year DURALAST warranty covers the All-Metal Drive components and definitely adds a confidence level regarding the durability of the unit. Rest of the plastic parts are covered under the standard one-year limited warranty.

The Pros And Cons


Just by looking at the spec sheet, anyone can get easily impressed with what this product has to offer. The few downsides are not important enough and are not able to diminish its great value in any way.

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PROS

– Strong performance on all types of foods and ingredients

– Smart settings Technology with 7 Speed settings to choose from

– Dual Direction Blade Spin cuts efficiently no matter what

– Dishwasher safe Boroclass glass

– Pulse feature for added control and precision

– 10 Year DURALAST All-Metal Drive-Limited Warranty

– Comes with a useful Extra-large capacity 24 oz. smoothie cup

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CONS

– Very loud during food processing at higher speed settings

– 6-cup total capacity means slower food processing

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The Conclusion


This is the most powerful food processor on our test and best of all is that it is also a 2-in-1 type of device. All of this performance and a great set of features are available at a very reasonable price. If you can get over the noise and a smaller cup capacity this is a very tempting product. We feel that it will satisfy the requirements of both beginner and experienced users.