Optimum Appliances, leader in the blender industry with two of the world’s highest quality Vortex blenders the Optimum 9200 and 9400, has now introduced a more affordable domestic Vortex blender aimed at rivalling less expensive competitors.
The most important component of a Vortex blender is the power of the motor. The Optimum 8200 has a 3 Horse Power motor able to easily withstand the toughest ingredients and outlast most other domestic Vortex blenders. The Optimum can blend fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, ice and fruits into a smooth texture which can be used to make soups, ice cream, nut butters and sauces. At a very high speed the Optimum can also be used to grind grains and crush ice
The Optimum's blade assembly, a custom-alloy assemblage of special stainless steel manufactured to its finest in Japan, was purpose built for a quicker, smoother and more effective synthesis of ingredients. While most blenders have a 2 or 4-blade assembly, the Optimum consists of a unique 6-blade assembly, allowing it to blend even the thickest of foods. An additional 2 down-angled blades are designed to prevent any dense foods from getting jammed and creating a vacuum at the bottom of the jug.
The assembly is securely bolted to a shaft which connects to the bottom blade gear - a feature which then acts as the point of connection for the drive socket when the fully assembled jar and blade set is placed atop the Optimum motor. The six blades are a multipurpose assemblage allowing the Optimum's user to combine both wet and dry ingredients with both ease and efficiency. This superior and multi-faceted blade extends the capabilities of the Optimum far beyond the realms of other competitors, and makes for an otherwise unmatched blending experience.
While ordinary blenders have a fan motor that runs at maximum power at all times, leading to rapid motor burn out, the Optimum uses a proprietary carbon brush motor optimised to only use the power demanded - so you get a motor life of decades rather than months.
In addition to such feats, the Optimum's motor has an overload protection fault switch, ensuring that the motor is protected against overload damage. This goes above and beyond the overheat protection thermos found on most commercial grade blenders, as it means one can continue blending without having to first wait for the motor to cool down after overheating and switching off. And with a technology unrivalled by other high performance blending machines, the Optimum's Carbon Brush motor is the ultimate in blending motorisation for both those who are interested in its use within a commercial setting and/or a personal one.
Recent tests have also shown the Optimum to be quieter than competition with a noise level of only 83.8 decibels, a very important feature when being used in a family home or a quiet café/restaurant. A newly introduced sound cover can further reduce the noise level by an additional 50% to under 40 decibels, making the Optimum the industry's quietest blender!
The Optimum 8200 is a great affordable blender, able to perform many of the functions you would expect from a high-speed blender. The Optimum 8200 however does not include many of the parts that make the 9200 and 9400 models our best-selling products. It is designed purely for domestic use, does not include the automatic Torque Control available with blenders such as Vitamix or other Optimum models, and will not have the same durability or performance as the 9200 and 9400 models.
As an affordable alternative, the Optimum 8200 will definitely live up to expectations rivalling other similarly priced blenders, and is a great value-for-money blender. For a comparison between the various Optimum blender models, please click here (available in the last paragraph)
Below are some links for independent reviews of the Optimum blender:
Fruit smoothies - The Optimum is designed to make the best fruit smoothies in both domestic and commercial environments, crushing ice and fruits in seconds
Green smoothies - Kale, lettuce, celery, spinach, mints, cucumber, bananas or carrots, the Optimum will make sure your green smoothie is smooth and not fibrous
Grinding nuts and grains - The Optimum's 6-Blade assembly allows it to easily grind whole grains, beans, rice and kneading bread dough ready for the oven
Crushes Ice - The commercial-grade 3 Horse Power motor allows the Optimum to crush large quantities of ice in seconds, perfect for smoothies, slushies and ice cream
Nut butters - Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter... you name it! The Optimum will make the most delicious preservative-free nut butters, using only one ingredient
Nut milks - Mix the nuts with some water, blend, filter, and serve for a natural dairy-free bowl of milk and cereal
Ice cream from frozen fruits - The Optimum turns your favourite fruits into a fat free, preservative free, beautiful guilt-free bowl of ice cream
Hot Soups - The same blender which can make frozen ice cream can also make steaming-hot soups from all natural ingredients in less than 10 minutes! This is achieved with the Optimum 's incredible speed allowing the blender to heat the contents through friction heat
Spreads and dips - Whether you prefer a silky-smooth hummus dip or a chunky tomato salsa, the Optimum is here to help, offering you a range of dips and spreads to choose from
Fresh Fruit Juices - The Optimum is able to easily blend whole fruits and vegetables, unpeeled and uncut, creating a healthy juice full of fibre. Best of all... nothing is wasted, so cleaning is quick and easy
Cocktails - Cocktails can be prepared shaken, stirred or blended with ice for a frozen treat in seconds
Omelettes - The same way the Optimum can make a steaming hot soup, the friction of the blades can also cook beautiful omelettes in minutes!
Food Prep - Ditch the knife! Chop and slice in seconds with your Optimum, saving time and energy for a perfect meal
Dough - After grinding flour, use the same jug to knead fresh dough ready for the oven
Dressings - Make salad dressings in seconds, full of flavour and fresh ingredients
Self-Cleaning - No need for a dishwasher, some water and soap, the Optimum cleans itself in 20 seconds
Once you make the decision to purchase a blender, whether it is an Optimum or otherwise, our relationship with you does not end there. blenders are a unique and sophisticated appliance, and to make the most of it you must receive the appropriate advice and recommendations.
Our support team here at Froothie will always be a phone call away, Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm. We are in the process of expanding our support centre to cater for the growing demand, and our team will soon be available 7 Days a Week 9am-9pm.
For more information on what makes the Optimum blender better and more durable than most competition, click here.
If you are looking for a lender to rival the popular Vitamix and Blendtec, we would recommend the Optimum 9200 and 9400. However if you are seeking a blender to outperform the lower quality Ninja or NutriBullet, then the Optimum 8200 is the way to go!
Optimum 9400 vs 8200:
The Optimum 9400 is a higher quality appliance to the Optimum 8200. Below is a summary of the differences:
- The Optimum 9400 has a faster and more powerful motor. This leads to quicker blending and better consistency for thick contents
- The longer blades of the 9400 also allows it to chop, grind and slice more effectively
- The 9400 has an iron cooling fan for the motor vs. plastic for the 8200
- The 9400 also has a metal plate at the bottom of the jug instead of plastic
- The 9400’s bearings have more seals and better quality ball bearings, leading to increased longevity and the ability to be used commercially with no issues
- The Optimum 9400 has one of the industry’s most advanced PCB Boards for the motor equipped with Automatic Torque Control, meaning the motor will automatically change power based on what you are blending, leading to better performance and increased longevity
The Optimum 9400 is rated #1 Vitamix competitor by Choice Australia and Product Review Australia, and is our most popular model
The 8200 is a great affordable blender, easily outperforming the likes of NutriBullet, Breville and Sunbeam
Independent reviews of the Optimum blenders here: https://www.froothie.co.nz/optimum-blender-reviews/