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Omega's elite blender has trouble when the food gets tough

Even though Omega's flagship OM7560 blender has lots of power on paper it stumbles when crushing ice and making nut butter.

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Omega's OM7560 blender is designed to go head-to-head with premium appliances from Vitamix, Blendtec and KitchenAid.

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All the controls on the Omega OM7560 blender are manual. You won't find any fancy preset modes to blend smoothies, frozen drinks, soup and the like here.

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Here's a look down into the Omega OM7560 blender's blending jar. The steel blades are small compared with the height of the tall, slender jar. 

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The blade assembly is made from steel and interfaces with a steel socket on the blender base.

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One drawback of the Omega OM7560 blender's height is it doesn't fit underneath low kitchen cabinets. 

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The underside of the blender's base serves as a handy place to store its cord.

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Many ice cubes were left unscathed no matter how many pulses I made with the Omega OM7560 blender.

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Making smooth smoothies wasn't a problem. The Omega OM7560 Blender quickly liquefied our test mixture of orange juice and frozen strawberries. 

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The Omega OM7560 crushed dry almonds into powder without any trouble. But I was only able to make real nut butter after an hour of blending and pausing to stir by hand often.

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The leafy greens in our pesto recipe can be challenging for some blenders.

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Some blenders don't need extra help to whip up a batch of pesto. The Omega OM7560 did. That aid came in the form of tamping down spinach leaves periodically so the blades could grab them properly. I could make a proper pesto, but only after using the included tamping tool.

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Blending a big block of cheddar is a tough test for any blender.

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The Omega OM7560 managed to shred our test cheese block. I did have to give the blender jar a few shakes during the process.

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Whipping up whipped cream was a simple affair. The Omega OM7560 Blender managed to do the task in nine pulses at high speed.

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