Oster BLSTET-C Ice Shaving Blender Review: Blenders are one of the most commonly used tools in the kitchen. They are also one of the most versatile ones, processing all kinds of foods ranging from drinks to condiments. While people generally love their blenders because they are so darn effective, but some wish that they have tools that they can use for specific ingredients. One of those special ingredients that some say require extra “special attention” is ice. The most common topping to just about any cold drink, the consistency of ice can make or break just about any drink. Just ask any hardcore fan of shakes or cocktails, and they would attest to that. Blenders, while being effective, may not always give consistent results with regards to iced concoctions. Now, Oster, one of the world’s leaders when it comes to food processors, has come up with a legitimate ice shaving machine. Introducing the Oster BLSTET-C Ice Shaving Blender.
This new product coming from Oster, the BLSTET-C is a blender that is dedicated to shaving ice, one of the most difficult products to process. So what makes this product tick? According to Oster, “you can enjoy a smooth, icy drink every day of the week” with this blender. Sure, you can have icy drinks using typical blenders, but the keyword here is the smooth part. This sounds like nirvana for those that want their iced condiments to be as finely processed as possible. So how does this ice shaving blender does it? The secret is a high-performance blade that is specifically designed for the purpose of shaving ice. Coupled with a high-performance motor, it is designed to cut through ice easily. Its glass jar that has a maximum capacity of 5 cups is also Thermal Shock tested, meaning that it can resist extreme temperature changes better than conventional glass. Additional equipment includes an ice hopper that allows you to mix perfect proportions of ice and liquid. And for your additional blending pleasure, you can program a certain time of blending, and by the time you return your ice is now ready to be mixed. Isn’t it great?
So what exactly is the justification for buying a dedicated ice shaving tool such as the Oster BLSTET-C? As said earlier, there are times that no matter how good your food processor is, there are certain ingredients (such as ice) that are so tough to process correctly. With this ice shaver, you’re going to have perfect crushed ice guaranteed. It is going to give your smoothies, shakes, and cocktails unparalleled smoothness consistently, something that you come to expect with a professional blender. Also, it looks gorgeous too, a perfect fit for just about any kitchen. The only obvious downside is the price. Are you willing to shell out 150 dollars for something that is dedicated only to crushing ice? Perhaps most people won’t.
With a price tag that is high enough to buy yourself a high-performance blender. Buying the Oster BLSTET-C ice shaving blender could be a tough one. But given its strong performance and Oster’s reputation for durability, this is a worthy investment for iced concoction connoisseurs.