Omni Blender $259

Omni Blender

Author
  • Performance
  • Versatility
  • Quality
  • Value
The Omni V Blender is the “best bang for the buck” 3 horse power blender made in China to compete with the American made and assembled big boys – Vitamix and Blendtec.
Pros
  • 3 horsepower
  • 7 year limited warranty
  • Stainless Steel Blades
  • 30 Day Return
Cons
  • New on the market
  • Made in China
  • Not BPA-Free

Omni Blender Review

A new competitor in the performance blender market, the OmniBlend was introduced to the US about a year ago. This JTC, made in China, power blender boasts 3 horsepower and the ability to blend anything at all. For those wanting power behind their blender but don’t want to spend the $400 + for the more popular Vitamix and Blendtec now have an option for $250.

Performance

You want power for a “low” price? Then the Omni Blender is what you are looking for. Claiming to be a “best bang for the buck – 3 horsepower blender” it sounds too good to be true. Looking at the details, OmniBlend states that their 950 Watt motor at maximum “represents a little less than 1.5 hp”. According to their documentation, the highest 3 horse power 2238 watts can only be measured when the motor shuts down due to overload. Well – is this a 3 horsepower blender? You decide.

What the Omni V Blender does well is blend. Regardless of what the real horsepower is, this blender can blend with the best of them. Crush ice? No problem. Want to make a fruit smoothie? Simple. The multi-purpose blade with it’s 6 knives can blend anything whether it be wet or dry.

Controls and Design

The Omni offers a soft touch keypad control with a plastic cover. It essentially has 7 buttons: 3 speeds, 3 set timer settings and a pulse. Nothing special here. If you can get your blending done in the 35, 60 or 90 seconds that the timer buttons offer then they are helpful. Otherwise is a push button process among the three speeds.

Warranty

A word about the “7-year” warranty advertized. It is limited. It only covers the motor and keypad – blade and jar is 1-year. Also if you want to exercise your warranty be prepared to jump through hoops and in order to be awarded the “qualified warranty claim”. If it is deemed that the issue is user error or abuse – it’s not covered. You get what you pay for.

Omni Containers

The Omni Jar and Containers are your standard 64 oz. size. They are not BPA-Free. They are a Food-Grade Polycarbonate that has been tested by Bayer Pharmaceutical and deemed “below critical dangerous levels according the the FDA. Included with your container is a plastic tamper tool, “for safety”.

UPDATE: Omniblend now offers BPA-Free containers.

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