It is very sad that Oster put its name on such a piece of crud. I have used a 10-speed Oster blender for 18 years ... it was a work horse and would be on my counter now had not the blender jar fallen on my tile floor. When I looked for a replacement it was $14.95 plus shipping (Amazon.com) but Target had a new Oster 10-speed for $17.99 (normal $19.99). No Brainer, Right? Thus, I bought this model and found out what a piece of junk it is. The noise level is extreme, it must exceed 90dB - (the noise level of a leaf blower - really!) The vibration is so intense you can not take both hands off of the unit.
Recommend this product?
What happened to quality control at Oster, or Target for that matter? But then again, you get what you pay for. But wait, on a positive note, the plastic blender jar worked fine.
Amount Paid (US$): 18