Independent Blender Expert Reviews from reputable health and food experts, magazines and respected product review agencies
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Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Reviews
"A simple uncluttered touch interface is for many the unique selling point of the Optimum G.21 Platinum Series blender. Whilst this is a cutting-edge, effective and clean control input, the new sleek base design and jar, that from our experience resists the need for a tamper, are also important innovations. Furthermore, the powerful 2,611 watt motor, when coupled with that new jar design, works powerfully for you - creating a blender equipped for every task you put in it. This blender is thus destined for regular use at home or even within commercial premises……’’ To read more Click Here.
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Chris Mosler from 'thinly spread' :
"So – what else do you need to know before I share another soup recipe?
Things I REALLY like about the Froothie Optimum G2.1 Blender
- It’s really, really good at its job. It blends effortlessly and has transformed my cooking
- It’s simple with one jug which is easy to remove (no locking or twisting), a well fitting lid and easy to use controls
- I don’t have to remove the blades to clean it. One drop of washing up liquid, some warm water, switch it on and it is its own personal dishwasher – excellent.
- IT MAKES HOT SOUP (did I say that already?!)
Things I don’t like about the Froothie Optimum G2.1 Blender
- The name is a bit of a mouthful
- That’s it really
Struggling to think of anything else’’…..To read more Click here.
Chris Mosler writes Thinly Spread a vegetarian and vegan food blog. Her recipes have been featured on Great British Chefs, Superfood magazine and Tesco Living magazine. Chris has also spoken at various conferences and events.
Jacqueline Meldrum from 'Tinned Tomatos'
"Unlike the other Froothie blenders the G2.1
has a LED touch screen panel, which looks rather swish and is easy to use. This 6 blade power blender is suitable for home and commercial use. It has 6 preset buttons. The preset buttons allows the machine to vary the power it uses when it needs it. This means the motor will last longer. Like the other Froothie blenders, it's easy to clean. I just give it a quick rinse if I'm about to make something else and if I'm finished with it I pour some hot water from the kettle (about 12 cm) then a few drops of washing liquid and blend for a few seconds, then pour out the soapy liquid and rinse with fresh water. The outside just gets a quick wipe. It's one of the best things about my blender, well apart from it's convenience and power. What can I say? Loving it!......
To read more Click Here.
Jacqueline Meldrum is a food writer and recipe developer who writes vegetarian and vegan recipes on her blog Tinned Tomatoes. She also writes for Baby Centre UK, Great British Chefs and Readers Digest. Jacqueline was named top food blogger by Foodies 100 in 2013, by Vegetarian Living magazine in 2014 and was named a vegetarian and vegan blog you need to know about by The Guardian
Manjiri Chitnis from 'travels for taste'
"In the past five years, I have tried several blenders and food processors and never really had satisfying results. So I ended up buying many different types of blenders……..Fast forward to 2016 – When I was sent the new and shiny high-speed Optimum G.21 Platinum blender
to test and review, the very first thing I wanted to try was making an idli batter with a home made coconut chutney. I am delighted to announce that the results are really very satisfying. The 6 blade assembly makes it very easy to grind grains
so my soaked rice and urad dal mixture reached the right consistency in no time! To read more Click here.
Manjiri Chitnis moved from Mumbai to London a few years ago, but she stays close to her roots with her cooking and creates tasty traditional Maharashtrian fare and specialising in coastal cuisine. Manjiri is a guest blogger for Great British Chefs and her photos can be found in Foodista and Tastespotting.
Sus Davy from 'Rough Measures'
"A few weeks back I received something I have been lusting after for a while – A Froothie Optimum G2.1 Blender.
A hunk of a machine that can blitz in seconds, pulverise stones to mere dust, make hot soup, and tackle any nut butter. With a mega 2,611 watt motor (with a 10 year warranty) the Froothie Optimum
is something every kitchen needs. I have been waiting to use it for weeks, and now the time had come. It took mere seconds to blitz all my mix into the smoothest of smoothies….To read more Click Here.
Sus Davy writes Rough Measures where she shares her vegetarian recipes created on her canal boat. She created her blog as a challenge to herself and nourish herself through good nutrition. Sus was a finalist in the Organic Soil Association's Best of Organic Market Awards 2016.
Sarah Montgomery from 'plate to open'
"Introducing the new Froothie Optimum G2.1 Blender
, a sophisticated high quality blender that can grind nuts into butter and milk, make sauces and hot soups using friction heat, and even whip up smoothies and slushies. This silver machine touched down in my kitchen last month and I’ve been putting it through its paces with excellent results. It is so simple to use with its automatic 6 preset programs. The LED touchscreen lights up when the appliance is switched on. You then choose which program you want and hit start, it’s that easy. There is also a pulse button and you can choose manual mode by pressing the speed and time settings and pick your desired speed/time. I started first with a banana coconut smoothie and I’m delighted to report that the end result was delicious and satisfying…..To read more Click here.
Sarah is a food blogger from Northern Ireland, who creates recipes for her blog From Plate to Pen. Sarah likes to create simple recipes that anyone can follow. Her recipes can be found at Eat Your Books and Very Good Recipes.
Cathy White from 'planet veggie'
"The Froothie Optimum G2.1
blender is beautiful. It’s sleek and shiny and has a touchscreen with six pre-set programmes for fruit, grinding nuts and seeds, soup, nut milk, sorbet and sauces. Wait! Did I say soup? It makes soup? Yes, it does make soup but it’s not a soup maker in the traditional sense as it doesn’t have any heating elements inside it; rather it creates heat by the friction of the blades. I haven’t tried it myself yet to make soup, but I’ve used it to blend soup made on the hob (recipes here
) and it’s resulted in the smoothest soup I’ve ever tasted…… To read more Click Here.
Cathy White writes at Planet Veggie, a food blog that concentrates on healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes. Her family friendly recipes can be seen in Foodgawker and finding Vegan.
Aimee Ryan from 'wall flower girl'
"I am so beyond excited to own the Optimum G2.1
I had heard so many great things about it but have to say it is even better than I hoped for. It’s powerful, easy to use, easy to clean and can be used for so many things! Not just smoothies and soups but sauces, nut milks, dough, ice cream and more. It also has a “grind” function for nuts, coffee beans and food prep. The possibilities are endless…As soon as I opened the instruction manual and saw there was a “nut milk” setting AND a nut milk bag – I knew exactly what I was going to try first. Nutella milk! Scroll down for the full recipe…… To read more Click here.
After a long illness Aimee Ryan decided to look at her diet and make changes. This inspires her blog Wallflower Girl which features plant-based recipes, As well as vegan recipes, Aimee also experiments with gluten-free, paleo,raw and low carb recipes. Aimee also created a cookbook of dairy free coconut milk ice cream recipes, which is called Coconut Ice Cream.
CMonica Shaw From Smarter Fitter
"I admit that I have always been a fan of the Vitamix’s simplicity. But the Froothie Optimum G2.1 is SLICK. The LED touch panel is, in two words, super cool…I’ve been using the Froothie Optimum G2.1 several times daily for the last three months. Andrew and I use it at least a combined 3 times daily for our pre- and post-workout smoothies. We also use it regularly to grind spices, hummus
baba ganoush, raw cheeses and cheesecakes,
the list goes on. Here we are making salsa macha,
a Mexican blend of spices and nuts – the Froothie Optimum G2.1 handles it with aplomb …… To read more Click Here.
Monica’s blog about learning to live a fit and healthy life through real food and clean, simple living. Monica has two ebooks out - Smarter Fitter Smoothies and Healthy Vegan Breakfast Salads. Monica is a regular contributor to Great British Chefs.
Tracy Sadler From Happily Raw:
"I've been using my Optimum G2.1 for prepping loads including, raw wraps, sweet banana crepes, super green spirulina pesto, sublime sunflower seed cheeze, delicious Chocolate, pear and fig cake and lots of other health inspiring dishes too….. Not only does it look super handsome on my kitchen worktop, at my workshops and on retreats, it's so simple and practical to use. This high quality blender has a digital LED display, with clearly set out preset options and Manual control too. The blender lives up to all your foodie needs, smoothies, nut milks, sauces and pestos, grinding nuts and making raw soups…… To read more Click here.
Raw Happy, aka Tracy Sadler is a raw food enthusiast, completing her Advanced, Superstar and Rockstar raw food courses with the renowned Kate Magic in Brighton and London, working with Explore Raw on her retreats in Portugal. Raw Happy hosts dinner parties, master classes, cookery schools, market and festival stalls in the uk. She has discovered many health benefits from following a predominantly raw vegan and high plant-based diet, including improved energy and digestion, clearer skin, and general vive for life.
Georgina Young from Greens of the Stone Age
"What I really loved about this Froothie blender was it’s simplicity and elegance on the worktop, and that there’s no need to click, twist, or turn the jug onto the base, which I don’t know about you, but it drives me insane! The jug simply sits in place (I think by use of a magnet but don’t quote me on this) and has a super easy pourable spout too so no mess afterward! It’s also relatively easy to clean and maintain unlike other food processors.... You can use this bad boy for pretty much anything – I’ve used it as a food processor to make my awesome Paleo and Vegan Nutella
, energy balls, cookie dough, soups, dips, to grind nuts into nut flours, and of course nut milk. I’ve also used it to make smoothies, nice cream, and of course my beloved cup of Bulletproof Coffee…… To read more Click Here.
Greens of the Stone Age, was founded by Georgina Young, a freelance writer and founder and editor of Primal Eye Magazine - the UK's 1st online Paleo magazine. She's a 30-something mother of 3, Paleo fitness enthusiast, with a penchant for 'Paleofying' literally anything. If she's not cooking you'll find her practising Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or training for her upcoming marathon. Greens of the Stone Age encourages modern men and women to take a more holistic approach to their lifestyle, ditching their old toxic ways for new fun, creative, and healthy ones.
Sandhya Hariharan From Sandhya’s Kitchen
"After carefully unpacking the powerful beast, I have just been admiring this Sophisticated Machine for a couple of days. I just could not take my eyes off it. But before I could actually cast my review, the Blender was put to a good test starting from Grinding dry spices to a curry gravy to a silken smooth Sauce. Yes, I made Basil Almond Pesto with my new toy…. The G2.1 Optimum Platinum Blender is Sleek, Smart, Seamlessly blending with my kitchen decor, Powerful and Sophisticated…… To read more Click here.
Sandhya is a London-based food blogger, who is obsessed about food photography and styling. Originally from India, Sandhya’s Kitchen is her one-stop gastronomical blog where she develops and shares vegetarian recipes coupled with candid photography.
OUR OPTIMUM 9400 PROFESSIONAL HIGH SPEED BLENDER REVIEWS :
Christine Baily from ‘Advanced Nutrition Ltd’ :
"The Optimum 9400 is designed to bring professional level specification into your own home. I use my blender several times daily and it comes with me on my nourishing cookery days. This is one of the most powerful blenders on the market and I have really put it through its paces. Whether you want to make super healthy smoothies, dips and spreads, soups, desserts, nut milks, nut and seed flours, nut butters, instant healthy ice cream and sorbets this will do it all for you!
Christine is a qualified leading Nutritional Consultant, Chef, Journalist and Media Expert. During her extensive training she gained a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Nutrition Centre CNELM. She is also qualified to MSc level and holds at PGCE for adult training and lecturing. An experienced Food and Health Writer Christine regularly contributes to national and local Magazines and Newspapers on Food, Health, Nutrition and Fitness. She has appeared extensively in the media including radio and television. She is author of several health and recipe books.
Becca Pusey from Amuse Your Bouche :
"So let me tell you a bit about the Optimum 9400 blender. It happily stands up against its main competition - Blendtec and Vitamix - and in fact outperforms them in many categories. For example, it can spin faster than both, and has more blades - which means it takes no time at all to get a perfectly smooth result. It took just seconds to get my banana smoothie nice and creamy!
Becca writes the popular vegetarian blog Amuse Your Bouche. As well as writing delicious veggie recipes for her blog, Becca has worked with some big brands such as The Yogurt Council, Aunt Bessie's and Waitrose. Becca also regularly features on Great British Chefs.
Shaheen Sutton From 'Allotment2kitchen':
"I do have a blender from a well known designer brand, and often make spreads and dips such as Hummus but noted in comparison that it did not offer the same creamy smooth bit-free that I got from the Optimum 9400. The other thing I noted immediately is that majority of the blenders that I have used in my life would take a good 10-15 minutes in reaching the point of creamy smoothness, as well as a lot of stopping and scraping down of the blitzed vegetables from the sides. The time was massively reduced with the Optimum 9400 blender.
Shaheen started her veggie and vegan blog to feature the recipes she made using vegetables from her allotment. Since then she has run her own cafe, been named one of the Top Veggie Bloggers in the UK by Vegetarian Living Magazine and was a runner up in this year’s Great Vegan Bake Off.
Debbie Walsh from ‘Maple Spice’ :
"Now, if you have been following my blog for a while you have probably also noticed a distinct lack of smoothie and beverage recipes. This is not down to not liking smoothies, I love them, I just haven't had a good enough blender to get the perfect consistency I like.
Until now that is. The lovely folks at Froothie sent me their Optimum 9400 to review and folks, I am in love! "
Debbie is a Canadian food blogger who lives in Ireland. Her vegan blog is very popular and she won third place in The Vegan Woman's Top 10 Vegan Blogs. Debbie has featured in The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and the Irish Independent.
Elizabeth Atia from ‘Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary’ :
"This morning I used it to blend soaked cashews into a creamy purée to make into vegan cheese (an experiment – I will report back on this!) and as I type I’m sipping on my deliciously smooth liquid breakfast of 2 whole carrots, 2 whole apples, a handful of spinach, a slice of lemon and water/ice to thin. It took a matter of seconds to make and there are absolutely no lumps whatsoever."
Elizabeth is a Canadian living in Shetland with her family here she blogs family recipe using local seasonal produce. Elizabeth was a finalist in this year’s BIB Awards and is ranked third in the UK by eBuzzing Gastronomy. Elizabeth writes for A Taste of Shetland and 60 North Magazine. Her work can also be found on i’i Shetland and 750g le mag.
Emma Potts from ‘Coconut & Berries’ :
“Consider a high-powered bender as an investment in your health!… Other Things I like about it are the jug is BPA-free, it’s easy to clean, comes with a tamper (perfect for blending ultra-thick purées), it even has little cable clips which means it’s neat and tidy on the countertop. I use my blender every single day! You CAN probably get along just fine with a basic blender for most things but it may not blend vegetables like kale or fruit like dates as smoothly as you’d like. A high-powered blender also opens up a lot of fun possibilities so you can’t help but eat healthily!”
Emma blogs the most beautifully shot vegan dishes on her popular blog Coconut and Berries. Emma's work has featured on Blog Her and Crumbs Magazine.
Jane Sarchet from ‘The Hedgecombers’ :
"The Pulse function is a good way to keep control over what you are processing and to not 'over process'. For example, if you popped some peanuts into the jug and wanted them rough ground for a Thai style salad dressing, due to the power of the blades within no time you'd have peanut butter! Instead, whizz the peanuts in bursts using the pulse and you have complete control over the texture of the nuts. Overall verdict, rather impressed with my Froothie…"
Jane blogs from Cornwall about her attempts to live a self-sufficient life, raising animals and growing fruit and veg. Janie has worked with ad developed recipes for some big brands including Twinings Tea, Baking Mad, Jordans Cereal, Lakeland, Whittard of Chelsea, Dotcomgiftshop, Heggies, The Great British Florist, Ronnie Sunshines and Gousto.
Kavey Favelle from ‘Kavey Eats’ :
"The reason power blenders such as Vitamix and Froothie’s Optimum 9400 are great for making custard is that you can throw all the ingredients in to the blender jug, switch on and gradually ramp up the speed to its highest setting. Simply leave the blender running for several minutes; the speed of the powerful blades generates enough heat to cook the custard. Believe me, after 7 minutes, our custard was steaming hot! And because we had confidence in the power of the blades, we dropped the solid pieces of white chocolate straight into the hot custard and blended again. The Optimum 9400 blades broke the chocolate down quickly and the heat melted and combined it thoroughly into the custard base."
Kavey loves travelling around the world and learning about different cuisines and her blog reflects her travels with a diverse range of recipes. Kavey has featured in Morrisons Magazine and has appeared on The BBC's A Question of Taste.
Kellie Anderson from ‘Food to Glow’ :
"Being a fairly methodical person I really wanted to make sure that I had run it through its paces before I passed on my assessment. And I wanted to do a couple of side by side challenges against my Vitamix to see how my two machines compared.
For my head-to-head challenges I made today’s smoothie, a double batch of beetroot and cashew hummus, some frozen yogurt and sunflower seed butter. Both machines performed very well – as would be expected of high level machines. But there are a few points that may tip the balance in the Froothie’s favour:
3. ease of blending
4. blending time
Kellie is an American living in Scotland. Kellie is a health educationist and nutrition adviser at the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Although Kellie is not vegan she mainly eats a vegan diet and that is reflected in her healthy recipes.
Louise Carruthers from “Crumbs and Corkscrews” :
"Helping me along the road to smoothie heaven is my new little friend; he’s been part of the family for a couple of weeks now and he’s fitted in just fine. Welcome Optimum 9400 ! He sounds a bit like a Transformer, a Good Guy Autobot of course; but actually he’s a super duper blender from Froothie, and I love him!
Whilst the Optimum can handle everything from strawberries to paving slabs; I’ve been mainly blitzing fruit, some protein shakes and indulging in my caffeine addiction with skinny caramel frappuccinos. They’ll all be coming up soon. But I also want to but the Optimum to the test with a load of other things it can do including:"
Louise loves cake and baking, but she counters that with Weight Watchers. Louise’s recipes can be found on Gourmandize UK, Disney Baby and Yahoo Shine.
Michelle Minnaar from ‘Greedy Gourmet’ :
"In the meantime I’ve also received a Froothie Optimum 9400 machine. Preparing Curd in the old-fashioned way is a pain. Suddenly life became much easier with the Froothie. It's a matter of peeling the kiwis, separating the eggs and measure out the ingredients and placing everything in the jug. You'll end up with the maximum setting of 10. This is when you leave the machine alone to work it's magic for a full 5 minutes and stare in wonderment how you lived without one for all these years. What I found particularly fascinating is how the contents start to heat up after a few minutes, thus cooking the eggs.
Michelle is a food writer and photographer from South Africa who know lives in London and blogs recipes using the freshest of ingredients.
Monica Shaw from ‘Smarter Fitter’ :
"As many of you know, I’ve been a devoted user of the Vitamix for years, so when the opportunity came along to try out the Froothie Optimum 9400 Blender I felt a little bit like I was cheating on an old and very dear friend. But I decided to have an open mind and see what this new kid on the block could do. A few weeks ago I stashed away my Vitamix and replaced it with the Froothie to see how it worked for my daily blending needs.
Daily? That’s right. I’m a pretty heavy blender user – I make smoothies for breakfast every day and often (at least once per week) use the blender for other tasks such as pureed soup, custard for ice cream, almond milk and cashew gravy. So far it's been a stellar performer and performed at least as well as the vitamix. If it excels in one area I'd say it's noise: the Froothie is noticeably quieter than my Vitamix. I also like the clear jug.
Monica’s blog about learning to live a fit and healthy life through real food and clean, simple living. Monica has two ebooks out - Smarter Fitter Smoothies and Healthy Vegan Breakfast Salads. Monica is a regular contributor to Great British Chefs.
Nayna Kanabar from ‘Simply Food’ :
"Froothie have come up with a powerful mean machine called Optimum 9400 which will blast any ingredient and blitz it to a delicious purée in moments, furthermore it crushes ice like it cutting through butter, it chops, grates, grinds and whips and you can use it with wet or dry ingredients in it without buying a separate jug. It also makes instant ice creams for the summer and warm soups for the winter so you can make use of it the whole year around."
Nayna is one of the UK's most popular vegetarian bloggers. She blogs easy veggie recipes and is ranked in the top 50 food blogs in the UK by Foodies 100. Nayna's recipes have appeared in The Metro, The Evening Standard and Eat In magazine.
Nazima Pathan from ‘Franglais Kitchen’ :
"At first glance this sturdy blender with its 2 litre capacity is similar in appearance to the Vitamix, but in fact the engine is more powerful and slightly quieter (a big bonus!). For us though, the best thing is the blade – the Froothie blender has a 6 blade assembly, 4 facing up and 2 down. Why is this good? because when you are only blending small quantities, you get more a more efficient chopping of the ingredients than blenders with only upward facing blades (Vitamix included)."
Nazima and her husband write Franglais Kitchen as a team. They love creating global recipes. They hold supper clubs and run a food consultancy where they work with food producers and restaurants in the UK and internationally. Franglais Kitchen also contribute to Flavour on radio Cambridge 105.
Stuart Vettese aka ‘Cakeboi’ :
"As the machine has a very powerful motor, it won’t burn out like other cheaper alternatives. Have a look at the specifications of the optimum 9400 macine compared to the Vitamix, another blender on the market.
The Optimum 9400, which is available at a special introductory price, also has a 10 year extended warranty so you can be rest assured you will be using it for years to come. The cost is really good value when you consider cheaper models won't do a fraction of the things a 9400 will and it is considerably less expensive than other high-end blenders which can retail up to £600. "
Stuart is a Scottish blogger who just loves to bake. He has recently ventured into the world of smoothies and raw bakes, which he is having great success with. Stuart is sharing a stage with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood at this year's Good Food Show and is ranked in the top 30 gastronomy food blogs in the UK.
Marie Rayner from ‘The English Kitchen’ :
"I am trying to eat healthier lately and so I decided that I would just throw some frozen berries into the Optimum 9400 along with some milk and a bit of honey, plus some vanilla. A milk shake has to have vanilla! I also added a bit of lemon juice to keep the colour nice and pink. In less than two minutes I had the most delicious, creamiest milkshake I have ever eaten. No kidding! It had a beautiful thick texture. Just look at that . . . and the taste. It was seriously delicious! I haven't enjoyed my breakfast so much in a long time and I absolutely loved the fact that I was drinking/eating something which was quite healthy and yet seemed totally luxurious!"
Marie Rayner is an award winning artist, writer, food blogger, and recipe developer who aims to dispel the myths surrounding English Cookery on her blog The English Kitchen. As a Canadian Ex Pat now living in the UK, you will find on her page a delightful mix of the traditional and the new with a distinctly North American twist. Her recipes are based on seasonal eating with the use of fresh ingredients and simple methods of cookery designed to save time and money, with the ethos that cooking can be fun, delicious and healthy with a little bit of naughty thrown in for good measure.
Laura Scott from ‘How to cook good food’ :
"This pumpkin, kale and coconut soup was made in my Froothie Optimum 9400, a blender with powers to make soup of the most velvety smooth texture''.’’ I have been road testing my Froothie now for a couple of months and have been so impressed with it. The biggest change, not only for me but my children have been the amount of smoothies we have been making. It has encouraged us all to increase our daily fruit intake and is also the perfect way to use up any pieces of fruit that are looking a little sad in the fruit bowl"
Laura Scott is an ex-chef who now develops family recipes from her kitchen in Surrey. Laura is also a cookery tutor who runs pop-up bake clubs at home for both children and adults. Laura has developed recipes for many top brands including John Lewis, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Knorr.
Elen Rivas :
"I recently added the Optimum 9400 to my kitchen and have fallen in love with it! As an avid juice and health fanatic, this piece of equipment has become indispensable.
In my quest to get my two young girls living a healthy lifestyle, I have found that the Optimum blender has made smoothie making fun and simple. We start each day with a smoothie and the girls love to get involved. The blender is simple to use and even simpler to clean.
Having used blenders for years, I can happily say this is by far my favourite"
Elen Rivas is a model, TV personality and ambassador for PETA. Elen is a charity fundraiser and raises awareness in health, fitness and lifestyle on Twitter and Instagram.
Ren Behan :
"My second secret bug-fighting weapon has been my Froothie Optimum 9400 – a power blender that I’ve been trying out recently to make blended soups, smoothies and homemade raw dips and nut butters……..I’ve also found that since the Froothie Optimum 9400 can handle raw ingredients, including vegetables, nuts, seeds and all kinds of fruit, you are literally only ever a few minutes away from a cup of something tasty and nutritious in the form of a soup or smoothie. My little girl has discovered a love of soy milk (which she calls soil milk!) so I’ve also been making lots of milkshakes and smoothies with frozen bananas and a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa……
So, I’m very happy with my Optimum 9400 and there are still many more recipes to try''.
Ren specialises in family food and Polish recipes. Her recipes are featured on the Jamie Oliver website, BBC Good Food Magazine, The Good Food Channel, Morrisons magazine and Delicious magazine. She is a member of The Guild of Food Writers and writes for Great British Chefs.
Vanessa Almeida from ‘Essential Vegan’ :
"The Optimum 9400 blender is sensational, I can do so much with it, which is awesome. I was used to another super powerful blender and I could compare both quite well. Let’s start with my review:
- The Optimum 9400 has six blades instead of the regular 4 that you can find in most super powerful blenders and that makes everything you blende smoother and creamier.
- You can do toppings and filing for cakes, nut butter, nut milk, green juices, smoothies, cheesecake and even bread. I’ve once done a soup in less than 10 minutes and it was super hot. I know how crazy is that.
- The powerful motor has 3 high speeds which allows you to do ice cream and soups.
- The jug is Heat-Resistant BPA free with 2l capacity.
- The blender also has a Built-in sensor to detect over-usage; prolonging life of blender''
Vanessa Almeida is a vegan chef who had her first cookbook called ‘Essential Vegan’ published in 2012. Since then she has published her recipes on her blog as well as working at food markets and running pop-up vegan cafes. Vanessa also runs vegan cookery classes.
Aine Carlin :
"The Froothie with the optimum 9400 has seriously revolutionised some of my recipes, particularly my nut based dishes that benefit from having a silky smooth texture. I like to say my cashew creams and cheeses are now 'next level' smooth thanks to its unmatchable power. It even took centre stage at my Husband's Mexican themed birthday party thanks to some particularly awesome frozen margaritas - people still talk about them today."
Aine Carlin is the founder of vegan food blog peasoupeats.com
and author of award winning cookbook 'Keep it Vegan'
. Her passion for simple, straightforward recipes that are full of flavour has quickly become her trademark, with dishes like Macaro-no Cheese and Rosemary & Pear Stuffed French Toast hailing the way forward for easy plant-based cooking. With her laid-back attitude and accessible recipes, she aims to demystify veganism and bring it to the masses.
Kate Hackworthy from ‘Veggie Desserts’ :
"You’ve heard me talking about my new high-speed blender for a few months now. I rarely accept review products so I wanted to give it a really thorough test before posting an actual review of it. Well, I can definitely say that owning my Froothie has been amazing. A whole new world of healthy eating has been opened up to me''
Kate has a rather unusual blog. Kate makes healthy desserts from vegetables. This year Kate won Best Food Blog in the UK National Blog Awards, was listed as one of the Top Bloggers of the Year by Top Sante Magazine and was named Jamie Oliver's blog of the month in February.
OUR NEWEST ARRIVAL: MOST POWERFUL HIGH SPEED VORTEX BLENDER : OPTIMUM 9200A NEXT GENERATION REVIEWS :
Kate Magic - Kates Magic Bubble Website :
"I actually think the Optimum 9200A Next Gen is the best blender I have ever used. It makes light work of everything, it's super quick and super easy to use. I thought the Optimum 9400 was good, but this takes it to another level! I recommend Froothie to all my clients, over all the other high-speed blenders on the marketplace."
Globally renowned raw food expert Kate Magic has over two decades of experience of raw eating and is the Creative Director of the Raw Living and Kate’s magic Bubble website. The author of four raw lifestyle books, Kate tours internationally giving talks and workshops on raw foods which showcase her unique blend of fun, down-to-earth practicality and spiritual wisdom. She is also mother to three teenage boys whom she is raising on a raw vegan diet.
Slinky Studio :
“The flagship ability of the OPTIMUM 9200A (2nd GEN) blender is in makingsmoothies that achieve a high standard of consistency at speed… It also pulls off a palatable price tag in comparison to offerings from Blendtec and Vitamix at £429 …”
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Charlotte - Clean Eats Charlotte Website :
"I have had this blender for a few weeks now and I am absolutely loving it. I have spent a lot of money over the past few years trying to find a blender that was multi-functional and was able to do everything that I needed in order to be creative in the kitchen. I have already successfully made delicious banana ice creams, nut milks and soups with this blender and I can honestly say when I first switched it on I was blown away by its power! It made me jump initially! It really can shred up anything and make it into a fine liquid.…."
is a food blogger and recipe developer who is keen to inspire a healthy, happy lifestyle with a desire to make food as yummy and as close to nature as possible. Her blog is called Clean Eats Charlotte, which is listed as one of the top UK blogs on taste.co.uk. Her recipes are packed full of clean wholefoods and superfoods.
Choclette Cacao – 'Tinandthyme Website :
"It has automatic blending options, which means you don’t have to hover over your morning smoothie when there are so many other things to be done. It can be set to low, medium or high speed and includes a pulse function……….. I’ve put it through its paces a few times and conducted a number of tests, all of which it passed with flying colours. When I made a raw chocolate and goji berry smoothie, it was impossible to detect even a tiny bit of goji berry. Our kale blended to a fine green juice and a couple of other ingredients I wasn’t sure about had similarly successful results. I will be posting some of the things I’ve made in due course…."
Food loving vegetarian
blogger with a sweet tooth but eating a lot of healthy stuff too. Experimenting with unusual foodstuffs and creating recipes are two of my food passions. I specialise in recipes that have some sort of chocolate element, be they savoury, raw, vegan, vegetarian, healthy or just plain indulgent. I'm also passionate about my home county of Cornwall and try to use as much local produce as possible. Chocolate Log Blog was one of the top five food blogs in Cornwall Today (Jan 2014) and currently ranks as #9 in the UK according to e-buzzing Gastronomy.
Lorna Hall - ‘Eat Myyy Thoughts Website :
"Lorna is a nurse and lifestyle blogger, who writes about food, health and sustainability. She also creates plant-based recipes. In addition to running her own blog, Eat Myyy Thoughts, she also contributes health-related blog content to talkHealth, one of the UK's leading online social health communities. Her recipes have been featured by the Health Bloggers Magazine, the Feed Feed and the Mealz healthy eating platform, among others.….."
Eat Myyy Thoughts
is a blog created by Lorna Hall (BMedSci (Hons) MNurs RN) which focuses on nature as the key to physical and mental wellbeing.
Meghan from naturallymeghan.com :
"The Optimum 9200A Next Gen is a high-speed blender which creates delicious fruit smoothies with ease, but it doesn't stop there; I've made green smoothies and banana ice cream in it, and this blender has managed it all perfectly. My previous blender didn't cope with frozen ingredients and tougher greens very well, so I'd usually end up with annoying lumps of frozen fruit or unpleasant bits of kale in my smoothies; the Optimum 9200A, however, has no difficulty with those things at all so I end up with ultra smooth drinks every time. That's not all it does though - it also has the ability to grind nuts and grains for flour, crush ice and make nut butters, hot soups, spreads and dips! Before discovering this blender I'd been toying with the idea of buying a Vitamix for a few months (well, a year actually!) but the Optimum 9200 actually rivals the Vitamix Pro 500 in terms of performance…."
and I'm a smoothie-loving vegan foodie with a passion for creating delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes. When I'm not experimenting in the kitchen I enjoy practising yoga and pilates, upcycling vintage furniture and posting pictures of my breakfast on my Instagram account (@naturallymeghan)!
Natasha Lipman aka “Nutritiously Natasha” :
"One of the reasons I love my blender so much is because it’s so simple to clean. I have very little energy, and while I do think making sure I eat well is important, if I don’t have the energy to make something and then clean up, I’m just not going to do it. Here, all I need to do is throw my ingredients into the large 2l jug, blend, pour and enjoy. To clean, all I do is fill halfway with warm water, add a squirt of Ecover washing up liquid and blend on high for about a minute and then rinse. I’d highly recommend the Froothie Optimum 9200A blender for anyone who’s looking to get some serious blending action going on in the kitchen – it’s such a versatile piece of equipment and performs so many functions, that it is definitely invaluable to me…."
is interested on how food can improve health. She blogs at Nutritiously Natasha and also writes for the Huffington Post and has featured on various BBC programmes. She is currently training to be an Integrative Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Kip Dorrell aka “The Messy Vegetarian Cook” :
"I switched to using a high performance blender about five years ago, and while it can seem expensive to lay out so much dosh I believe it’s a worthwhile investment if you use a blender frequently, if you want to make day to day kitchen tasks easier (the smoothest hummus you’ll ever eat, easy veggie chopping, fast smoothies), and if you’re keen on making better tasting variations of products you would otherwise buy (nut butters and non dairy milks are a cinch).
The bar was high for me since it’s not my first time owning a high performance blender, but my first impressions of the Optimum 9200A are great. It does everything my other blender does and it’s so quiet. Gone are the days of questioning if it’s appropriate to make a smoothie or soup at 2am (I live in a block of flats) when I wake up starving and don’t want to wait until real people hours to eat…."
is a freelance graphic designer, food and recipe writer, and self confessed messy cook. In addition to contributing to various publications, Kip is the blogger behind Messy Vegetarian Cook, where she showcases her plant based recipes and writes about vegan travel and food finds around the world.
Karn Burns-Booth :
"……So, what is a Froothie? Well, it’s a pretty neat and awesome bit of kit! I was sent a Froothie OPTIMUM 9200A NEXT GENERATION blender (RRP: £429)
, although if you buy one now, you can save a WHOPPING £100 and secure one of these amazing machines for only £329! The list of what you can do and make in one of these blenders is astounding…….. So far, I have made a curd and this sauce in my Froothie, and both have turned out well – with the curd being an absolute winner, as the machine cooks the eggs as it blends – that recipe will be on Lavender and Lovage in a few days. But back to today’s recipe – as you can see from the photo collage above, I simply chucked all the ingredients in the large 2 litre Froothie jug, blended the sauce for UNDER a minute and voilà, I was rewarded with a spicy, creamy and delicious enchilada sauce for all my Mexican cooking…"
is a free-lance food & travel writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a passion for local, seasonal ingredients. She is a member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers and regularly contributes to a variety of print publications and online recipe sites, as well as creating bespoke recipes for numerous major brands and supermarkets in the UK and Europe. Key brands Karen has worked with are: McCormick
, Organic UK
, Cath Kidston
, Churchill China
, Le Creuset
, Le Parfait
, John Lewis
, Celebrity Cruises
and many more. Karen specialises in preserving, baking, seasonal fare and healthy low-calorie recipes having recently lost weight on the 5:2 intermittent diet. In addition to writing for her own site, the award winning “Lavender and Lovage
” blog, she also writes for Great British Chefs and runs a seasonal cookery school in SW France. When she is not in the kitchen she can be found travelling the world with a camera and notebook, searching for new ingredients and recipe inspiration.
Emmanuelle Moss :
"I am thrilled to share with you the new Power-house Optimum 9200A Next Generation blender, what a find it is! It ticks all the boxes of durability, power, and efficiency with a sleek design, a must have for all those wanting to bring raw into their kitchen. The best part is that the 9200 has an extra-added bonus of being half the price of leading blender brands! Explore the fun in creating healthy, delicious, vibrant foods from smoothies, nut milk, cocktails, soups, ice cream, nut butter and cheesecake, the list is endless! What a difference a high performance blender makes to your life."
Emanuelle Moss is a board certified nutritionist since 2003, a raw food chef with her own Raw Food Brand : Ready Raw and a Wellness Coach. She discovered her calling in life to be of service in empowering others to restore their body’s wellbeing by encouraging their ‘intestinal garden’ to flourish through eating pure, living plant food medicine.
Gregg Chapman aka “Raw Food Didge Dude” :
"I am amazed by the power of the new optimum 9200A Next Generation, what a beast – Without any shadow of doubt this is an amazing blender – highly recommended. I have tried so many different recipes and they are all brilliant !!!! I will be publishing new ones on my website, so please check them out at :http://www.rawfooddidgedude.com.
I am a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. I also train Students and Teachers in Schools, Universities and Colleges the art of meditation and stress management. I also see clients for private didgeridoo sound therapy sessions, Neuro linguistic programming and energy psychology.
My Raw food Journey started when in 2013 we purchased the optimum 9400 blender. We were just about to invest in a Vitamix machine but then discovered the Australian owned Optimum distributed by Froothie. Well of course being an Aussie and an Ambassador for all things Australian, we had to invest in the Optimum, from there Raw Food Didge Dude was born and Raw Food and Healthy eating became vital to support my physical body to function to enable me to do my work.
Poppy Velosa from ‘Bunny Kitchen’ :
"My new Froothie 9200 is the sixth blender I have owned in less than 2 years. I’m not kidding……...This thing is a game changer. I use it so much each day and even plan my meals around what I can use the blender for! It is not just a smoothie machine – this incredibly durable and powerful machine can do so much. I use it to chop vegetables, make nut milks and creams, make date paste, grind flours, mix cake batter, even to knead bread dough and of course the most deliciously creamy smoothies in seconds. And no gradual placing ingredients, just dump it all in, press one of the really simple to use pre-programmed speed buttons (20, 35 & 45 seconds) or speed settings (high, medium, low & pulse) and voila, creamy smoothie ready to pour whilst you do other things. It’s truly a pleasure. There is no need to pre-soak nuts or seeds for blending and the specially designed blade means everything will be blended and nut butters can be whipped up in the same jar without need for a special attachment. The speed creates so much friction heat that you can actually cook ingredients in it without a special heating element! How cool is that? Simply add fresh ingredients like ripe tomatoes and seasonings and blend for a few minutes to have hot tomato soup ready! And as a bonus, it even cleans itself! Simply add hot water and a drop of dish soap and use on the 20 second function then rinse!"
Poppy Velosa is the writer of Bunny Kitchen, a vegan blog ranked in the top 50 UK blogs by the Foodies100 index and has been featured in vegan cookbooks. Poppy is a passionate animal activist and student veterinary nurse with a special interest in natural remedies and works as a part time wildlife care supervisor in a wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Poppy has been vegetarian since she was six years old and believes that vegan food should be simple and delicious and always nourishing and this way it becomes more accessible to everyone. Poppy enjoys developing new recipes, practicing food photography and baking.
"To say I’m in love with The Optimum 9200A Next Generation blender doesn’t award it sufficient status. Allow me to explain … Previous to its incarnation at Fermented Foody HQ, I owned another high-speed blender from a different brand. One that I broke. Ta Da! (I’m fairly clumsy. Shhh. Don’t tell Froothie!) Replacement due, I was lost without my kitchen ‘go to’ and decided a ‘backup’ blender for was needed for the future. This new gadget quickly became my Number 1 Kitchen baby. So in love are we, she follows me around the house, sings to me, makes me cups of herbal tea, weeps when I leave her alone, greets me at the door with homemade ice cream (made by her own sweet blades) and generally does the job of being my IBKFF. (Indispensable Best Kitchen Friend Forever.) Okay. I lied. She doesn’t make ice cream on her own. Or any of the other stuff I just made up. She does perform magic though. She’s so clever, efficient, speedy and beautiful. (‘Scuse me. I need to go have an emotional sniffle)…. "
Sarah Jackson is a food writer committed to creating both fermented and also ‘gluten, cow’s dairy and refined sugar free’ recipes. Sarah’s kitchen adventure began when she closed her events business to share the good news about the benefits of fermented food and drink. This extended to taking eating habits back to basics, making everything from scratch with great ingredients and doing it in the simplest and speediest ways possible. Ridiculously yummy sugar free kefir ice cream, pink sauerkraut, raw fermented fruit sauce, scrumptious flatbreads, oil free hummus and salad dressings are just the beginning ..Currently writing a new diet book with a leading naturopath, Sarah keeps busy filling the pages of her blog with fresh weekly content, including her ‘tongue-in-cheek’ fitness updates. Her enthusiasm for food and health - alongside a whacky sense of fun - makes for a blog with a difference!
Tash from “akitchencat” :
I’m in love with my new blender,[…] who I’ve since named Optimus because he’s red and strong, has been a very welcome change to my breakfast habits too. With the price of cereal being exorbitant and supermarket variety bread being the fluffy white mystery loaf, I’ve been enjoying breakfast smoothies every day – I can’t get enough of them, especially when they’re perfectly smooth and almost juice like.
Tash is a former MasterChef Australia contestant, an avid kitchen gadget collector and recipe book hoarder.
Tiana, the coconut queen:
Three words. BEST BLENDER EVER! I just had to get that off my chest.[...] My life changed when I received my Optimum 9200A 2nd Gen Vortex Blender
in August 2015. I used it right away and made a smoothie
. My previous blender would have sputtered and struggled to chop through even the easiest of ingredients. But the Optimum 9200A
took exactly 35 effortless seconds and the smoothie was so smooth – not a lump in site![...] My Optimum 9200A makes my day-to- day life so much easier. I am an extremely busy person and always on the go so having a blender that is quick to use, easy to clean, and performs at its best every single time, is ahhhh-mazing!
Tiana, the coconut queen, is a lover of everything coconut – coconut milk, cream, butter, water, oil, coconut meat! She loves to cook with it, blend it into our smoothies, and even use it in beauty products.
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