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Do Not Buy Traditional Centrifugal Juicers






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The Optimum 500 is superior to the Optimum 400



The OPTIMUM 500 makes better quality juice, and is also able to make ice cream, nut butters, nut milks, baby food and more!
(Video recipes at the end of the page)

Do Not Buy Traditional Centrifugal Juicers

rrp : $430

  • Very little pulp!
    Health reasons made me research the pros and cons of different juicers and I must say from personal experience a slow juicer is the best all round. I have owned another more expensive brand slow juicer for 3 years and have not been happy with the performance. After using the Optimun 500 daily for over a week, I have noticed it"s quieter, quicker and produces less pulp and froth. It is easy to assemble and wash up and the quality of the juice is great. The machine is robust and the build quality is first class.

  • The best appliance in your kitchen
    Only wish I had the blender and juicer when I first got married (45 years ago). What a great way to feel healthy and full of energy. Just can't believe how well I feel. I can even see a brightness in my eyes! That sounds corny, but it's true! I am taking them both in the caravan when we travel north! My daughter in law can share them with me, our little grandson will love the juices, he has been on fruit juices since he was 6 mths old. He has never had a soft drink or lollie....and he is the sweetest boy!
    Reenie, Wurtulla

  • How does it get any better than cold pressed?
    Loving this new Froothie 500 juicer. I've used many cold pressed juicers and had another brand until this one and love how quick, quite and effortless to clean.
    Juice tastes first class
    Brock Lifetarian, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  • The appliance I now cannot live without...
    I bought this juicer a few of weeks ago based on quite a few hours of online research and found that this was the one of best slow juicers on the market in terms of build quality and the juice that it produces. Since bringing it home i've been making the most delicious green juices for myself and family. My children loooove their daily green "superhero" juice (despite refusing to eat kale/spinach in their meals...) so i'm delighted that they are now receiving all that extra goodness in their ... Read more

  • Quality juicer
    After using a cheap knockoff juicer of similar design, I was blown away by the quality of this juicer. It's motor is a quiet purr, it took half a water melon and half a cantaloupe like they were carrots with no sign of clogging, and produced a lot more juice than my previous similar build vertical single auger juicer (I usually get about 3 litres and it produced 4 litres). Also easier to assemble with a drop down instead of drop & twist to settle the bowl to the base.
    I appreciated being... Read more
    JaneH, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Luv my Optimum 500
    This is the best purchase I have made in a long time. Making nut milk is a breeze, so much quicker and simpler than the old method I was using. I am using my Optimum 500 nearly every day. It is so versatile, and love that it is so quiet.

  • Best decision I have made in a long time.
    I had been thinking about purchasing a juicer for sometime now after hearing of the benefits of juicing from my daughter, and am I glad I did. I had been a smoothie devotee prior to receiving my Optimum juicer but that soon changed. I am still trying different combinations to find my favorites but so far every one has been fantastic. The taste is beyond words, and the fruit icecreams are to die for. I have an abundance of frozen bananas so it gets a good workout. I love everything about it and cant believe I hadn't done this sooner. I love that it is so easy and quiet to use, and a breeze to clean with just a quick rinse and it's done. The videos on the Froothie site have really been helpful too. Read more
    Margie, Lennox Head

  • One of my best purchases ever!
    I have only had my Optimum 500 juicer for a couple of days and can already see how much fun I will have with it. Juices are so quick and easy to make, no juice is wasted and clean up is a breeze. Puréed dates with it this morning for baking, I couldn't believe how smooth the consistency was. Shall be trying fruit "ice cream" next. Customer service was great, I received it within 3 days of ordering it!
    Cathy Owen

  • You will not Regret!
    Not only am I saving in the long run... The optimum blender is so convenient/easy to blend and clean with amazing end results. I couldn't be more happier. Its so most important to have a healthy life style and the OPTIMUM blender helps you do so. Thank you for making my life easier!

  • Juicer to end all juciers
    WOW am i glad i came across the Optimum 500 Juicer, the whole family use it ...... all the time ........... and we really enjoy the great quality of the juice that it produces. Easy to assemble and use, which makes things really easy for everyone. Well worth it Thanks
    Rocco, Melbourne

  • Fantastic
    Love my Optimum 500 juicer. So versatile, just made pineapple ice cream, wow so creamy just like the real thing and so healthy. Have previously made banana and strawberry ice cream as well as my juices. I am yet to make some nut milk, but what a great machine. I bought a Yonana but haven't used it as my Optimum 500 does the same thing.
    Jenny Morris, Hebersham

  • Love the Optimum 500 juicer! Having used my daughter’s Hurom for over 3 years, I was keen on getting a similar juicer to continue juicing away after she has moved out of home. Well, after significant research, I opted for the Optimum juicer after seeing some great reviews and second to none service by Froothie
    After trialling this juicer for pretty much everything (kale, celery, spinach, beetroot, carrots, ice cream and almond butter) I can confidently review the product with a 5 star ... Read more

  • Got that JUICE GLOW :-)
    YAY - My Optimum 500 Slow Juicer has arrived!
    I am very happy with the quality of juice it produces, just the right amount of 'slow' for high nutrient intake yet enough speed to keep me move'n & shak'n in the kitch'n! I love how it can juice soft fruits like Mango, which adds a nice touch of creaminess to my fruit juice. The taste it produces by far outweighs any other juicer I have previously used (juice addict for a few years now!)
    Am loving it's versatility, to not only make delicio... Read more

  • Best Juicer Yet!
    As a raw foodie, you can imagine that I blend and juice ALOT! The Optimum 500 Juicer is the best juicer I have used yet.
    It is easy to put together - just line up the dots!
    As a slow juicer it maintains as many nutrients and enzymes possible as there is NO heat, but it still juices quickly and efficiently! It is so so so quiet compared to a centrifugal juicer!
    Once you are done, just pull it apart, use the cleaning brush included and rinse it with water - EASY as pie to clean! AND... Read more
    Kisane Appleby, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Love this Juicer
    This juicer is awesome! Finally a juicer that extracts the juice and leaves dry pulp, from soft fruits, leafy greens to hard veges, this juicer doesn't hesitate to produce healthy, cold pressed juice. Leaving all those wonderful nutrients intact :-) Super quiet, easy to clean and put together. The whole family love it. Great price too. Highly recommended A++++
    Sarah, Whakatane, New Zealand

  • My juicing addiction
    As I had been a very good girl Santa brought me this juicer! It has been getting a mighty workout ever since. My husband, toddlers and myself just love it. It juices easily, quickly and quietly! My 4 year old loves to help and has learnt so much about different vegies & nutrition in the process! Priceless!! As my toddlers do help I have had to use the rev button and it was easily unstuck and returned to juicing well. Can't imagine my life without my juicer :) thankyou
    Skye, Port Campbell, Victoria

Your Purchase Includes:

  • Juicer
  • Tofu box
  • Cleaning brush
  • Large hole and small hole strainers
  • Unique design no hole strainer for making ice cream and nut butters
  • Juice tap
  • 2 x 1 litre juicer jugs
  • Access to expert support team
  • International Warranty
  • Price match promise
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – Includes Postage!

Juicer Specifications:

  • Low speed (rpm), to minimise oxidation and produce a longer lasting juice
  • Extraction Type: Slow Squeezing Cold Press
  • Speed: 65 RPM
  • Product Weight: 6.5 KG
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 KG
  • Shipping Dimensions: 39*32*33 cm
  • Wattage: 150 W
  • Voltage: 220-240V
  • Auger & strainer material: ULTEM
  • Motor Type: Induction motor
  • Jug Application: 2 x 1 L each (Juice & Pulp)
  • 10 year warranty on motor, 5 year warranty on parts
  • Durable state of the art juicing capabilities including - soft and hard fruit and veggies, wheatgrass, some nuts and soybeans

The Optimum 500 Extractor Series Juicer is an everyday cold pressed slow juicer that is great for all your personal and family needs. For more details click here

Dual stage juicing that effectively juices:

  • Soft fruit e.g. oranges
  • Hard Fruit e.g. apples
  • Soft Vegetables e.g. kale
  • Hard Vegetables e.g. carrot
  • Some Nuts e.g. cashew
  • Wheatgrass
  • Soybeans

Other functions include:

  • Makes Ice cream from frozen fruits e.g. banana
  • Makes Nut Milks with soft nuts
  • Makes Soymilk from soybeans
  • Makes Tofu
  • Makes Baby Food

Benefits of the Optimum 500 Slow Juicer:

  • Able to juice greens, herbs and grasses (with a high yield)
  • Good to juice fruits AND vegetables, including soft varieties
  • Cold pressed, to produce a superior juice
  • Low speed (rpm), to minimise oxidation and produce a longer lasting juice
  • Upright design allows gravity to assist in the juicing process
  • Juice tap to reduce froth and foaming
  • Less waste than centrifugal juicers
  • Child friendly with no sharp blades
  • Space saving design
  • Auto pulp ejection for continuous automatic juicing
  • Built in reverse function eliminates clogging for continuous juicing
  • Easy to clean with only 5 parts which need a quick rinse or wash
  • Low noise!

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  • Optimum 500 Intro & Comparison

    The Optimum 500 is superior to the Optimum 400

  • Introduction

    With the immense success of the Optimum blender range, Optimum Appliances has worked with some of the world’s most reputable manufacturers to come up with a high-quality, durable juicer with lower speed and better extraction then competitors.

    The design, testing and approval process has taken Optimum over a year. Each part was designed to compete with the world’s best brands, and designed to last longer, equipped with a comprehensive 10 Year Warranty on the motor. At $499, the Optimum slow-juicer is an expensive item, however we can assure you this appliance is well worth the investment.

    Say hello to the highly-anticipated Optimum 500 (Extractor Series)

    This heavy duty, efficient, versatile, masticating juicer in a vertical design makes nutritionally potent juice in just a few minutes. The no heat, less friction juicing of the Optimum 500 Juicer is proven to keep more vitamins, minerals and enzymes intact in comparison to high speed juicers. More Living enzymes means that juice created in the Optimum is better for your health and vitality. Not only can you create delicious fruit and vegetable juices the Optimum 500 allows you to create your own nut milks, soy milk, ice cream, tofu and much more

  • Product Specifications

    With over a year of designing and testing this product to perfection, below is a list of what makes it a world class juicer:

    • Makes more than just juice, see Domestic Functions
    • Slow speed – Only 65rpm!
    • Designed to last, high-quality SGS approved parts
    • Induction Motor designed to last, 10 Years Comprehensive Warranty
    • User friendly
    • Easy to clean (Self Cleaning function)
    • Low Noise, as low as 30dB
    • Ingredient flavour preserved, due to the slow speed of only 65rpm
    • More nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes
    • Less separation & 35% more juice than centrifugal juicers
    • Safety sensor
    • CE and SGS approved

  • Why A Slow Juicer

    The Optimum 500 operates via a masticating (chewing) method to produce a high quality juice. In contrast to the tearing extraction and high speeds of centrifugal juicers, slow juicers function at lower speeds and gently compress fruit and vegetables to ‘press’ out their juice, with the Optimum being the best on the market at only 65 RPM.

    The auger action crushes and presses the food, releasing its deep-seated nutrients and enzymes. Richer coloured juice containing large amounts of vitamins and minerals is a result of the phytonutrients being opened during this process. Oxidization and separation is reduced due to the integrity of the cells of the ingredients in this method.

    James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch Filmmakers "FOOD MATTERS" & "HUNGRY FOR CHANGE" state that: "Vertical cold-pressed masticating juicers are the most superior type of juicer! Cold pressed juicers extract 35% more juice out of your fresh produce meaning real savings from the first day you use it!"

    Nutritional tests* (between a cold press and centrifugal juicer) revealed that cold press juicers extract up to 42% more vitamin C, up to 60% more vitamin A and yield between 35 - 50% more juice.

    * Test results from Michelson Laboratories,Inc., Korean Food Research Institute (KRFI), and internal labs.

    A high-quality cold press juicer such as the Optimum 500(also known as a masticating or slow juicer) will definitely produce a superior quality juice and allow you to extract more from your fruit and vegetables (in comparison to a centrifugal), not just in juice yield (saving money the long term), but also through the preservation of the vital enzymes and nutrients, and the fresh tasty flavours.

    PROS of the Optimum 500 Slow Juicer

    • Well-suited to juicing leafy greens, grasses, sprouts and herbs
    • Higher juice yield
    • Juice lasts longer with enzyme integrity keeping for up to 72 hours
    • Lower speeds means less heat is generated, preserving more nutrients and enzymes
    • Minimal juice separation and foaming
    • Squeezing action is quiet.

  • Why Juice

    There are many reasons why you should think about adding fresh juice, especially vegetable based juices to your daily eating plan.

    Variety is the spice of life. Juicing allows you to consume a large range of fruits and vegetables that you may not enjoy eating whole and in larger quantities. You can easily reach the minimum daily servings of fruits and vegetables (2+5) by adding daily fresh and delicious juices.

    Nutrient absorption improve longevity. A large percentage of the population has a limited ability to absorb nutrients from fruits and vegetables due to impaired digestion due to age, allergies or even continued unhealthy eating habits. Pre-made juices are usually pasteurized and therefore contain minimal nutrients. Fresh juices carry live nutrients and minerals direct to the blood stream in less than 20 minutes.

    Health benefits abound. Green juices are highly alkalising, helping to improve energy, digestion and mental clarity. Juicing alkaline foods can also help to maintain the bodies natural pH allowing clearer skin, overall health and wellbeing. When you’re serious about your health, consuming the highest quality, nutrient dense foods should be your first priority and something not to be compromised.

    HOW YOU SAVE MONEY - Sourced from Food Matters

    Let's use an example. If you juice $100 a week worth of fresh vegetables and fruits through a cold press juicer vs. a centrifugal juice you can extract 35% more juice meaning $35 saved!

    So, if you're juicing for a year with a cold press juicer you can save up to $1,820!!! (Meaning you’ll pay for your juicer many times over with the savings alone!) This is because cold press juicers produce a much dryer pulp than centrifugal juicers, meaning that the highest possible amount of nutrients are extracted and there is less overall waste. Cold pressed juicers operate at lower speeds (Optimum 500 is only 65RPM), keeping heat generation to a minimum. This not only produces a superior tasting juice with minimal foam and separation, but it also means that the beneficial enzymes and nutrients are retained. This is what benefits the body and your longevity.

  • How it works

  • The Optimum 500 Part by Part
  • Homemade Hummus
  • Celery, Apple & Carrot Juice
  • Berry Sorbet
  • Cashew Milk
  • Banana Whip Ice Cream
  • Detailed Assembly
  • Baby Food

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