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A Tale of Two Cyclomatics
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Post# 1094089   10/22/2020 at 19:27 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Osterizers, that is.  Swimmin' pools, movie stars.


On my first thrift store visit since March, I came across a gold model 874 Cyclomatic with 1,200 watt motor.  Everything worked, so I decided to snag it since the Cyclomatic I already own has a finicky timer and when I last had it apart, a wire disconnected and it's been blowing fuses ever since.


I prefer the look of my kaput Cyclomatic, a model 672 with 825 watt motor, and it's much heavier than the model 874.  I don't know if it's the solid metal case that adds the weight or if there are other more substantial components on the 672, but I think it looks more TOL with its chrome case.


One thing I noticed when checking the 874's operation was that after the Cyclomatic timer stopped, so did the blending.  On the 672, when the time runs out, it defaults to continuous operation.  Did Oster change the way the Cyclomatic feature worked by the time the 874s were being produced?  I think I prefer the default to continuous operation better.


There are also extra buttons and switches on the 874 that IMO only complicate what should be a simple operation. 


I have a couple of questions:  Are the timers on these interchangeable?  Is there any advantage to the extra controls on the 874?


I still would like to restore the 672 to proper operating condition, but I'm stumped about the wiring and a previous thread I launched about that got a reply from only one member. 


I've attached pictures of both.  Yes, they are sideways.  There is no way to defeat the flawed browser algorithm that thinks it knows better re: pictures taken with a phone (in this case an iPhone).  Suggestions are welcome if anyone knows how to fix this.


If anyone would like to share pros and cons about these two blenders, dates of manufacture, etc., y'all come back at me now, hear?

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Post# 1094257 , Reply# 1   10/23/2020 at 20:16 by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
I wish

I had something more useful to say about the motors, but I have only been interested in using an Osterizer or Blendor, with or without alcohol.

They are good for saucemaking, and for dissolving gelatin --1 packet orange Jell-O. 1 11 ounce can of mandarin the syrup, add it to the cold water. Dissolve the Jell-O in boiling water, in the blender jar on low, ramping up to high. Stop, uncover, scrape down. Add the syrup with cold water to make up.
Pour into appropriate size dish, add the oranges, stir, cover and refrigerate.

Note: Also good with fresh orange juice from the carton instead of cold water. Some rather like the addition of shredded carrot(s). This is how I would make this with the small 3 ounce box.


Post# 1094374 , Reply# 2   10/24/2020 at 16:05 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Thanks Lawrence,


I'm planning to make date shakes and the Cyclomatic function will be a big help with that, even though the dates are plumped before adding to the blender.   Combined with the "Fusion" blade, I should have shakes ready to pour in a jiffy.


I also have avocado smoothie mix that I need to use up, but that's just basic blending (I plump boba for the smoothies but that gets added after blending).  The Osterizer carafes hold more than my rocket ship style Waring Blendor, which lives on the bar.  It has a different type of blade than is commonly found on Warings,  and it crushes ice like nobody's business.

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