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Broke Oster blender jar ....again

mocro Sep 21, 2011 09:40 AM

Today I dropped my Oster Professional Series (PHT2) beehive blender jar on a brand new (thank heavens tempered) glass floor inset and lost the jar. The last time this happened a wayward peach pit ended up inside the blender and when I turned it on it, the jar and contents exploded - just before a dinner party! Therapy helped me recover from that clean-up.

So now I need a replacement jar and I called Goodman's. They're backordered on the precise replacement (glass, round) and I wondered if I should order square? I only use the blender for breakfast smoothies (with ice) so is the square easier to pour than the round?

Next, should I consider getting a plastic jar? The glass has such a better look and I can put it in the dishwasher without a problem, but wondered if there's any real difference between glass and plastic?

Lastly, I've had the blender for 5 years. Is there an upgrade that's a workhorse with ice that I should consider instead of just buying a jar ($12 + shipping). Thanks so much.

  1. John E. Sep 23, 2011 01:06 PM

    I'd check out Goodwill and other thrift stores for a replacement jar. Are all the Ister jars interchangeable from model to model? (Do they have the same drive mechanism?) I know you could buy a used blender with a jar for less than the price of a replacement jar.

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    1. re: John E.
      mocro Sep 24, 2011 09:35 AM

      That's a good idea, John, thanks.

    2. r
      ricepad Sep 23, 2011 11:48 AM

      After breaking two glass jars, our latest replacement is a plastic jar. It's much more durable, lighter, but is uglier and feels cheap. We don't expect we'll be breaking it as easily as the glass ones, tho.

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      1. re: ricepad
        mocro Sep 23, 2011 12:08 PM

        Thanks, Rice. I keep this on the counter so I just cringe at the thought of plastic. I'll just go w/the glass and will be more careful. Anyone have an opinion at square vs round? Maybe round easier to scrape stuff out of?

      2. s
        sueatmo Sep 22, 2011 05:51 PM

        I don't know if the square is better for pouring. I have an approx. 12 year old Oster that has a square glass container. I really have only been using it a great deal in the last few weeks, because I started making smoothies. When the motor burns out, I'll upgrade to a more powerful blender. If all you use a blender for is smoothies, why not look into a dedicated smoothie maker?

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