Readers of my blog requested that I should compare Food Processors from Oster. As I am mainly using my Cuisinart Food Processor I asked friends to let me test their models. Luckily, I got most of the recent Oster models to test. Below you can find the outcome of the tests. As in my recent post – side by side comparison table of 9 Food Processors – I am going to focus on the technical factors such as the weight of the item, the easiness to use it and the intuitive design, my own rating and the rating other customers have given the processor.
1) Oster Pro 1200 2-in-1 Blender & Food Processor
My top pick is the Oster Pro 1200. The main advantage is that the model is on the one hand a blender and on the other hand a food processor.(2-in-1) You can change the mode by putting up either the blender or the attachment for the food processor. This model is typically used by sport(wo)men.
The processor comes with 7 speeds and 3 pre-programmed settings. Oster calls this technology “Smart Settings Technology” as it supports the blender and also the food processors. The engine uses a blade that can go into both directions to chop and grind without losing precision. What I specifically like on this food processor is the extra wide blade system. Ingredients flow down into the blade for easier, faster and smoother results.
You can process the usual vegetable-ingredients with the Oster Pro 1200 and even crush ice with the 1200 power watt motor. For fast washing the 6-cup work bowl is dishwasher safe.
I have noticed on other food processor models that cheap materials are used, which can cause long term effects on health. The Oster Pro 1200 is BPA-free and the Boroclass withstands cold and hard therminal conditions.
I recommend this processor to anyone, who like to have both a blender and a food processor. By buying the Oster Pro 1200 you can save a couple of bucks!
2) Oster FPSTFP1355
My second pick is the FPSTFP1355 from Oster. The food processor has a 500-Watt Motor with 2 Speeds and a Pulse Control button. The buttons are, as seen on the picture, on the front and are extremely intuitive.
In particular I like the 5 inch wide food chute and the pusher. In the test I could add the largest ingredients within this food processor.
The processor comes with a large work bowl and several knifes. You can chop, shred, slice and knead with this processor. I noticed that it is extremely robust. However, if there are any problems with this processor, there is a 1-Year Limited Warranty from Oster.
The Oster FPSTFFP1355 is my second pick as it does not has the same functionality as #1, but is still an extremely well made product. Compared to the Oster Pro 1200 the FPSTFFP1355 is also much cheaper.
3) Oster Oskar 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor
One of the most unique food processors on the market is the Oskar 2-in-1 Salad Preparation Processor and Food Processor. As with the above picks you can quickly and easily slice, shred, chop, grind and puree ingredients. However, the Oskar is unique in a way that you can attach a flow-attachment that allows you to shred your ingredients directly into your salad bowl. So the preparation of a quick salad bowl is just a button away.
The spherical bowl and blade design ensures even and efficient processing for perfect slices. Both, the blade and the work bowl, can easily be removed and cleaned in the dish washer.
Another gimmnick I really like with this processor is the unique food pusher. You can take it apart to slice thin ingredients or put it together to press larger ingredients into the food processor. Finally, what makes this processor unique is the compact size, which makes it easily storable.
Within all the listed advantages you might wonder, why we put the Oskar from Oster as #3 on the list. Compared to #1 it has less functionality and compared to #2 the food processor does not have an as strong engine as the other models. Still it is one of the best food processor models from Oster and in particular well suited for salad lovers.
I know that some of you like in particular small food processors as they only use it for making baby food. Hence, I found one model from Oster, which was manifactured in particular for this. Below you can find my short review:
1) Oster 3320-051 Mini
The 3-Cup large food processor mini food chopper from Oster has a stainless steel S-blade and comes with two speeds. You can processor your ingredients using two speeds, high and low. During processing you can add water or oil without stopping the engine or removing the lid.
However, customers are not very satisfied with this model as it seems to be not very robustly built. Still you can claim warranty if there are some issues with the processor.
After asking several friends and customers about this food processor model I noticed that some are extremely satisfied and some do not like it at all. I found out that baby food is extremely easy to make with such a small processor, BUT processing larger ingredients and larger masses is a horrible use-case for this small processor.