Oster may be better known for their retro-styled blenders, but the company is attempting to claw its way into the 21st century with the launch of this, the Oster eLume Touchscreen blender. Topped by a 6-cup capacity glass, dishwasher-safe jug, the blender's most obvious departure from tradition is the backlit touchscreen control panel.
It actually makes more than a little sense to use a touchscreen rather than rotary or push-button controls, before you accuse Oster of pandering to the latest interface fetish. Since the display is flat and crevice-free, it's easy to wipe clean and keep free of old food that could present a future hygiene hazard.
Otherwise it's a pretty standard blender, albeit one powerful enough to crush ice and frozen drinks. Oster even give you some pre-programmed settings for common tasks, and the all-metal mechanism promises lengthy employment in your kitchen. Now, to find a touchscreen kettle.
The Oster eLume Touchscreen blender is available now, priced at $69.99.