5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 04, 2016
This vortex blender is fantastic! Easy to clean, chops, blends, purees perfectly. Recently I mistakenly purchased teff seeds rather than flour - no problem with my Optimum as I just tipped them in the jug and a few seconds later, I had flour!
5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 30, 2016, viewed 177 times
My wife is a full-time post-grad student and I work a busy office job so we have little time to cook. On top of that, we can't afford some of the vegan products sold in the grocery stores here in New Zealand. After owning and selling our beloved Vitamix Pro 500 we thought we'd never be able to afford one again and wouldn't ever lower our standards. Then a friend showed us her Optimum blender and explained that it's everything you need in a high-powered blender but at about half the cost of Vitamix and Blendtec…
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jun 23, 2015
I've owned a magic bullet for 2yrs and use it almost daily. My little boy loves smoothies (and me) so was keen to hide all sorts of good vegies in there but disappointingly lots of lumps - even bananas. Much research into this blender and saw in comparison to Vitamix it was rating much higher (and Froothie are having an end of financial year sale - yes). Made my first green smoothie today (kale , apple, carrot, pineapple & mint). I'm not kidding in 20secs it was blitzed to smitherines,,,not one lump. My son didn't appreciate the sound but wow, I'm so impressed. Seriously one happy camper :)
Froothie Optimum blenders and slow juicers are absolutely the best quality you could ever expect to buy! …I have the Optimum 9400 Blender + the Optimum 400 slow juicer.
If you were thinking if buying the Vitamix blender.... I suggest that you reconsider and opt to buy the Froothie Optimum blender if your choice instead. You only need to watch one of the many FROOTHIE TV demo videos on youtube, to see what these powerful blenders can do and make! Icecreams, nut butters, smoothies, soups, freshly ground flours, bread dough... the list just goes on and on! Super easy to clean and store under bench in cupboards if you so chose to. Or keep on bench top and display proudly! …Vitamix, Nutribullet etc, just can not compare to Froothie, full stop!
I could not live without my Optimum blender... I was searching for a vitamix and found this instead and it has been the best blender ever! I use it every day, several times a day. I love how it is heavy duty and blends even the heaviest of smoothies and frappes. Chops nuts, makes breadcrumbs, makes soup.... It's totally 'da bomb' ... I've had it three years now and still going strong:) Awesome Read more…
As much as we love our Vitamix it is a high price point item for those starting out on a healthy journey with their families and this was my concern as I promote raw food for families. For some families purchasing a blender over a $500 price point is just not going to happen, which means that entering the world of green smoothies and raw food can be a bit limiting. I wanted to find a blender that I could stock in my online store that matched the Vitamix with quality and a blender that families could actually afford. I also wanted to make sure that by putting my name behind something .. that these blenders would cut it especially knowing how we use them! HERE ARE FEW MORE REASONS WHY I LOVE THE OPTIMUM BLENDERS ….
The Vitamix and Optimum both allow you to create endless amounts of healthy, nutritious foods. Their powerful motors allow them to handle heavy loads better than most standard blenders. In comparison to the blenders we’ve tested, the Vitamix is up there with the better scoring models, and would make our What to Buy list. Following the re-test of the Optimum, it too would make our What to Buy list
It is every bit as good as claimed. We bought this to replace our Vitamix. We haven't been disappointed with our purchase and have found it better than our Vitamix.
Performance wise, they were on the same level. If anything, the Optimum 9400 slightly out performed the Vitamix. We were actually quite impressed
Before you go out and spend a $1000 on and in my opinion a inferior blender the American Vitamix you should do yourself a favor and try the 9400 Beast you wont be disappointed especially at half the cost and twice the warranty.
I spent hours each night studying YouTube videos and it came down to 2 blenders,Vitamix or Optimum.At the end of the day the optimum 9400 looked to be the superior machine so I purchased it!! Literally the best thing I have ever spent my money on!!
I personally looked at getting the nutribullet, ninja and vitamix. Buying from an Australian owned and operated company with a 10 year warranty definitely helped me make the right decision.
I was looking at getting a Vitamix to start my journey to good health. After doing some research I stumbled upon Froothie and the Optimum 9400. Saw the videos and specifications and decided I would bite the bullet and buy one. It is a fantastic machine!
I have now used the blender for all the recipes I made with Vitamix. I am pleasantly surprised and unequivocally convinced the Optimum 9400 has the same result and build quality as the Vitamix. The longer blades were also very effective for grinding, and with the additional speed the job was done quicker than my Vitamix in some cases (note I never purchased the Vitamix dry jug which could have a similar result when grinding to the Optimum). Smoothies both had the same great texture, everything blended in seconds.
I had always wanted to buy a vitamix but am so glad I found the Optimum instead. It is more powerful (my friend has one for me to compare), also easy to use and clean.
Excellent value for the price (for something that, in my opinion, beats the Vitamix in every way), and it does the job.
I am so pleased with our Optimum 9400. I researched for 2 years before choosing the the Optimum over the American made Vitamix. There's no comparison between the two blenders. The quality surpasses all blenders of its kind.
I am thrilled with my Optimum 9400, it is fast efficient and makes the worlds best smoothies. In my opinion this is the absolute best quality machine for the money, I think it is a much superior blender than the Kitchen Aid, Vitamix, Magimix and the Breville models in the same or higher price category.
Sturdy, great on-par (if not better) alternative to Vitamix
Decided to look for Vitamix and came across this. After comparing and reviewing, found the Optimum 9400 is in par of not a little better so decided to give it a shot. Chat to them online, manage to get a small freebie and received the goods promptly. They seem to be really efficient in their customer service.Tried it and boy it works.
I came across the froothie website and saw that it looked the same and can do all the same things, and that is has even has more impressive specifications than a Vitamix. This is a quality product that is designed to last as it actually allows you to select a 10 year warranty on it (I chose a 5yr warranty). I really love this machine and it is just so easy to clean and maintain - you just basically rinse it out and there are no hidden areas that trap food - so simple. Everything that is said about it is true.
This blender is exactly what I was after and for an amazingly affordable price- the fabulous staff on the live chat at Froothie answered all my questions on the spot and helped me choose the best option for my home use. Relief after many hours of searching the internet and trying to compare to other brands like vitamix to no avail. I use it every day!
Cheaper than Vitamix but no loss in ability.
I have been holding out for a vitamix but a friend told me to buy this one. When i received my 9400 I made my daily green smoothy as was really happy. Tasted delicious and blended smooth. I am trying to go more raw vegan so I make dips, sauces, and lots of banana ice cream. ( frozen bananas only - so yummy )
I needed a blender as my kenwood was not belnding the kale up finely enough for the green smoothies I like to make so I did a lot of research looking at vitamix, ninja etc etc. I finally ended up settling on this one due to the manufacture and also the price.)
I spent a while searching and comparing different products on the market, even considering the Vitamix and the Blentech (Both reputable brands). I luckily stumbled across a few Youtube clips and forums showcasing an Australian blender range by Froothie… Thank you Froothie, the product is simply awesome. The exceptional design, quality and power of the Optimum 9400 at an affordable price makes it hard to beat. I can quite confidently say the blender is on par if not better than the leading blenders on the market. If anyone is looking for a great quality Australian owned blender with excellent customer service then I highly recommend the Optimum 9400 by Froothie.
I researched the Vitamix and the Ninja Kitchen System, but then came across the Optimum 9400 and was super impressed, it also seemed to have the best reviews so I purchased one from Froothie while it was on sale for nearly half price
If you want a blender that rivals vitamix but at a fraction of the cost....this is your answer!! Get on to it peoples, you won't regret it!!
I am a hard working professional and was tossing up between a vitamix and one of these. It wasn't until I compared the specifications I realised that I was getting MORE for LESS. This machine works harder, is equally durable, and is quieter that your $1,000AUD + vitamix machines.
It does everything a Vitamix can do, and more. It has become one of the most used appliances in our house, along with the kettle and the toaster!
Like many others I'd had my eye on a Vitamix for a long time but couldn't justify the expense. The Optimum fit my budget and is a great product, I couldn't be happier.
The blender is about 1/2 the price of the leading brand (Vitamix) that many of my friends own and as far as I can tell is quieter and a better blender.. So less money, Australian owned and a better blender..
So I thought a Vitamix was my only option if I wanted a machine to last more than a year or two at the most. I am just over the moon with my Optimum - not only can it blend anything that the other high powered blenders can, it does it at a realistic price, has a 10 year warranty, and the service that I received from Brian was right up there with the best I have ever received as a customer
As I mentioned to the Froothie team I was sceptical and ready to be biased against the Optimum, I have wanted a Vitamix for years but put off by the price.All I can say is I am delightfully and totally sold. This machine does everything it states and then some - silky smooth green smoothies, Amazing nut cheeses and raw desserts, easy nut milks, yummy nut butters
We purchased an Optimum 9400 about 2 months ago and used it daily since. I would have preferred a Vitamix, but at double the cost it is not good value for money.
I've been through a fair few blenders in my time and there have been some highs and lows. There was the shall-not-be-named Briscoes blender that catapulted smoothie all over my kitchen as I lifted the jug from the base. The blender that obliterated my spatula. The one that shimmied across the bench when it was on so you had to keep all hands on it. These blenders suited my banana berry smoothie habit just fine, but when I discovered green smoothies, plant-based and raw meals, I felt an upgrade was in order.
I had a nutribullet that blew up after 1 month. After extensive research (including looking into buying a vitamix) i purchased the Optimum 9400 … My friend has a vitamix and the quality is identical. As an added bonus it is actually quieter than the vitamix! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a blender.
I have been searching for a high speed blender for some time, but was unable to afford a Vitamix - which is so much touted. I read a review about blenders on Wellness Warriors blog and from there I learnt about the Optimum 9400. I followed up through Froothie and found this particular model on sale. I can honestly say it is all it says it is. I am delighted with it and now make creamy smoothies on a daily basis. Plus nut butters, nut mylks, pesto, etc. I do not regret my decision at all and I sincerely highly recommend this Optimum high speed blender.
Originally I was thinking of purchasing the Vitamix but luckily hubby came to the rescue as usual and saved us not only money but also kickstarted our health with the Optimum 9400! We love the Optimum 9400 so much that we decided to purchase my parents one for my dad’s 60th this year, let’s just say they can’t stop raving about it. It’s so easy to use and assemble, and washing up is just a r inse away! Thanks Optimum for an awesome product!
I use this blender for smoothies, soups, sauces and desserts, and am most impressed by the speed and power, as well as by how well it handles regular use. It's easy to clean, and, after six months, shows no signs of wear and tear. It's the only blender I've used that deals well with berry seeds, and completely blends tomato skin, ginger and other root vegetables (thick carrots and raw beets). If you can afford it (and it's so much cheaper than a Vitamix, with), I highly recommend the Optimum 9400.
I bought the Optimum 9400 as a separate blender to my Thermomix instead of buying a second bowl, and I'm so glad I did. Initially, I did a raw food course and embraced a 'real' food way of eating. It's not enough to mash the food- all the goodness such as vitamins, minerals etc need to be retained to keep your body healthy on a cellular level. The same applies to healing your body, and I believe the Optimum cuts food without bruising. I use it all the time for smoothies (better than a Thermomix and equal to a Vitamix), and for dips, dressings, sauces, shredding, milling, batters - and the list goes on. It saves heaps of money - no more store-bought goods with artificial flavouring, chemicals, anti-fungal, anti-goodness rubbish. The Optimum 9400 is a fantastic appliance.
My previous blender just couldn't do the job properly and I had to return it to the store twice for replacement parts. Not willing to spend the $1200 or so on a Vitamix, I researched online and found the Froothie Optimum 9400 for a fraction of the price and a great performer. I love it's large jug capacity, it is easy to assemble, clean and use and especially blends my green smoothies perfectly in no time at all. I received great service, ordered it online Thursday and it was delivered Friday. Thank you Froothie for making my life easier :)
Blend your way into a lifestyle of AWESOMENESS with this fantastic blender! If you're looking for a blender with great build quality, RAW POWER, ease of use - and HALF THE COST of a Vitamix - the Optimum blender is THE blender for you! You will NOT regret this purchase! :)
After many months researching blenders, my final decision was either a Vitamix or Optimum 9400. It came down to quality and price - Optimum won. Being a Mum of five children, healthy eating and living is vital. My whole family use the Optimum with ease. From sauces to nut butter's, nut milk's, smoothies, soups, chopping and making my own flours. I love it! I'd be lost without it...
The new, innovative Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender is a truly revolutionary appliance set to pave the future for the blender industry. When removing air from the jug prior to blending, oxidation and the destruction of nutrients is eliminated, creating smoothies which stay fresh, full of flavour and nutritious. The Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender is the must-have healthy living solution to make the best of every meal.
With the Optimum quality-assurance, you can be guaranteed of the same stellar, high-quality appliance as the rest of our internationally loved range of high-speed vortex blenders. We always strive to develop the healthiest options to suit our consumers’ needs and the Vacuum Blender is the perfect solution for their increasingly fast-paced lifestyle.
Powered by first-of-its-kind Vacuum Blending Technology, the Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender is a groundbreaking appliance designed to improve food quality, preservation and shelf life. Vacuum technology eliminates the oxidation process by drawing the air (oxygen), which can lead to the destruction of nutrients in food, out of the blending jug so you can enjoy maximum benefits.
Longer Shelf Life
Vacuum technology allows you to blend ahead of time and enjoy the same benefits and great taste as you would from a freshly blended smoothie.
Retains Freshness & Preserves Nutrients
By blending in a vacuum environment, the nutrients are fully preserved and freshness is retained until you open the lid.
Eliminates Discolouration & Oxidation
Exposure to oxygen, or oxidation, compromises the quality, texture and taste of the resulting smoothie. In a vacuum, the smoothie is finer, smoother, and protected from separation and discolouration.
Maximises Nutrient Intake
By preventing the oxidation process, nutrients in fresh ingredients are fully preserved to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from every smoothie.
The blade assembly in your Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender combines the highest quality materials with ingenious design elements which allow the machine to outperform its competition.
Forged from premium-quality stainless steel, the custom-alloy blades in your Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender can cut through the hardest of ingredients. While most domestic blenders offer two (or occasionally four) blades, your Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender contains six: enough to blend thick foods like nut butters, into a smooth, silky consistency.
Two of the blades are also precisely angled to prevent dense foods from getting stuck and to create a vacuum in the blending jug. They’re longer than in the original Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender, which means they can handle more difficult domestic functions, such as chipping or grinding thick foods. The multi-faceted edge on each blade allows you to effortlessly combine wet and dry ingredients in a single blending mix – saving you time and energy.
Faster & Higher Nutrient Absorption
Nutrients are absorbed more quickly by the body, as digestion is reduced. The use of raw ingredients also increases the amount of nutrients your body absorbs.
Improve Eating Habits
By nourishing your body with vital vitamins and minerals from real foods, you will feel fuller, longer; this will reduce hunger pangs and impulse eating.
Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes
Blending retains fibre in fruits and vegetables, which can help prevent spikes in your blood sugar.
Easily Incorporate Superfoods
Upsize your nutrition easily by adding superfoods, such as maca, spirulina, chia seeds, flax seeds and protein powder in your smoothie.
Increase Your Vegetable Intake
Easily incorporate greens, such as spinach, kale and other vegetables into your smoothie for a tasty, wholesome meal.
Quick Meal Preparation
Easy, quick and packed with nutrients, a smoothie is the perfect meal for the busy urban dweller.
Optimum® is an Australian-owned brand which manufactures premium quality blenders and other appliances for the global market. From start to finish, the products are crafted to comply with strict quality control benchmarks. Every Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender is extensively tested before being considered ready for sale to Froothie customers.
Optimum® also teams up with third-party parts manufacturers who have decades-long reputations for quality, and who supply some of the world’s most respected appliance brands. All manufacturers use state-of-the-art equipment, materials and design to create the premium quality motors, blade assemblies and other components within Optimum® appliances.
The benefits of being a Froothie customer extend well beyond purchasing your Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender. We know you’ll love your new blender’s simplicity at the touch of a button. When you’re ready to experiment, we’ll be there to offer guidance and support to help you get the most out of your appliance.
That’s why we ensure our support team are there for you if you need them. The Froothie Support and Warranty System is available 24/7, allowing you to request assistance at anytime of the day.
Additionally, as a Froothie customer, you get a unique 1-month trial period when you buy an Optimum VAC2 Vortex Vacuum Blender. If you’re not satisfied with your new blender for ANY reason, contact Froothie within the 30-day period. We will fully refund your money without question and even pay the shipping fee so you can return the blender at no cost to you.