Today I dropped my Oster Professional Series (PHT2) beehive blender jar on a brand new (thank heavens tempered) glass floor inset and lost the jar. The last time this happened a wayward peach pit ended up inside the blender and when I turned it on it, the jar and contents exploded - just before a dinner party! Therapy helped me recover from that clean-up.
So now I need a replacement jar and I called Goodman's. They're backordered on the precise replacement (glass, round) and I wondered if I should order square? I only use the blender for breakfast smoothies (with ice) so is the square easier to pour than the round?
Next, should I consider getting a plastic jar? The glass has such a better look and I can put it in the dishwasher without a problem, but wondered if there's any real difference between glass and plastic?
Lastly, I've had the blender for 5 years. Is there an upgrade that's a workhorse with ice that I should consider instead of just buying a jar ($12 + shipping). Thanks so much.