New The OPTIMUM 9400 – #1 Selling Commercial Blender!

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Part I Optimum 9400 VS Vitamix - Blender Comparison by FroothieTV

Part II Optimum 9400 VS Vitamix - Blender Comparison by FroothieTV

Part III Optimum 9400 VS Vitamix - Blender Comparison by FroothieTV

Part IV Optimum 9400 VS Vitamix - Blender Comparison by FroothieTV

Part V Optimum 9400 VS Vitamix - Blender Comparison Overview by FroothieTV

The Optimum 9400 - not just a blender by Elizabeth S

Goji Berry Ice Cream Recipe by Gregg Chapman

From Juice Pulp to Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls (made in the Optimum 9400 blender) by naturaljuicejunkie

Specification and comparisons

  • Powerful Industrial High Speed 3 Horse Power motor – The Most Powerful motor for any blender
  • Incredible speed of 44,000 rpm, able to freeze ice cream and heat soups
  • Variable Dial- 9 Speed Control Settings
  • Heat-Resistant BPA FREE Jug - Wet & Dry Applications
  • Approved by FDA, UL and the European Commission for Food Safety
  • High quality tamper tool
  • State of the art Two in One Stainless Steel blade cutting assembly - Crushes ice, nuts and fruits in seconds
  • Built-in sensor to detect over-usage; prolonging life of blender
  • Green Energy Consumption: Proprietary carbon brush motor only draws the power demanded
Motor:   2,238 Watts   1,500 Watts
Noise:   80dB   Not Disclosed
Grade:   Domestic & Commercial   Domestic
Blades:   6 Blade Assembly   2 Blade Assembly
Blade quality:   Stainless Steel   Stainless Steel
Jug applications:   One Jug Wet/Dry
(BPA Free)
  Separate Wet/Dry
(Many separate parts)
Jug Gears:   Metal   Plastic
Jug Base/Coupling:   Metal   Plastic
    The Optimum 9400   VITAMIX 5200
Motor:   2,238 Watts   1,492 Watts
Cooling Fan:   Iron   Iron
Grade:   Domestic & Commercial   Domestic
Blades:   6 Blade Assembly   4 Blade Assembly
Blade quality:   Stainless Steel   Stainless Steel
Jug applications:   One Jug Wet/Dry
(BPA Free)
  Separate Wet/Dry
(BPA Free)
Warranty:   10 years (Optional)   7 years
Automatic Torque/
RPM Sensor:
  Yes   Yes
High Quality
  Yes   Yes
Fuse Protection
(Addition to standard
Reset Switch):
  Yes   No

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Commercial functions

Crushes ice in seconds

The Optimum is a powerful commercial blender able to reach a very high speed. , crush ice in a matter of seconds to produce smooth drinks with a great consistency and no chunks.

Easy to repair and maintain

High-end durable components manufactured by one of the world's most renowned blender manufacturers allow the Optimum to withstand the heavy-duty use of your juice bar or cafe. In the unlikely event anything does go wrong, the spare parts are affordable and easy to find, and repairing the blender is simple and straightforward, unlike most other competitors. Please note repair centres are available around Australia if any urgent maintenance is required.

Effecient and durable propietary carbon brush motor

The Optimum's unique motor varies electricity consumption based on the power required. This allows the blender to outlast most competition with no breakdowns or hassles along the way.

6 blade stainless steel assembly

Equipped with Japanese-made blades, the Optimum can pulverize the thickest ingredients with no hassles and no struggle.

Intelligent overload protection

For extra durability, The Optimum has a built in sensor which automatically switches off the motor when excess usage is detected, prolonging the Optimum's operating life while pre-empting and avoiding breakdowns. If the blender should ever trip - simply switch it back on.


Used in juice bars, cafes and franchises around Australia and abroad, the Optimum has proven itself as a quality high-end commercial blender, gaining the confidence of business owners around the world. The Optimum's manufacturer is alsowell respected with over 30 years' experience in the industry.

Commercial Blenders Australia support

Commercial Blenders Australia specialises in setting up and developing juice bars and cafes around the world allowing us ample experience in the juice and smoothie industry. Being our customer and a proud owner of the Optimum, you will receive free smoothie recipes and invaluable advice on how to develop a juice bar and increase your sales.

  • Brand: Optimum
  • Product Code: The OPTIMUM 9400
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $691.00
  • Ex Tax: $691.00

Available Options

The Optimum 9400 includes:

  • FREE Nut Milk Bag
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – Includes Return Postage!
  • UL, CE and FDA approved Eastman Copolyester BPA Free jug with lid and cap
  • Wet and dry multi-purpose 6-blade stainless steel assembly
  • Heavy duty tamper tool for improved processing and mixing
  • Access to expert support team
  • 104 page comprehensive hard-copy recipe book
  • 24x7 Support & Warranty
  • International Warranty

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What makes a great Vortex blender is the quality of the parts used in the manufacturing process. Optimum prides itself for attention to detail, no inroads to cut costs jeopardising the quality and durability of the machine. This is demonstrated by the unrivalled 10-year warranty supported by Australia-wide service centres.

The commercial-grade Optimum is sponsored and used by various organisations and franchises, having appeared on various media channels including Channel 7, Channel 9, USA Herald, Indy Posted and Segment gaining recognition as one of Australia's most respected brands.

The Vortex blender comes with a unique No Questions Asked 1-Month Money Back Guarantee.

The most important component of a Vortex blender is the power of the motor. The Optimum 9400 has an extraordinary 3 Horse Power motor able to easily withstand the toughest ingredients and outlast most other domestic blenders. The Optimum can quickly and easily emulsify fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and ice into a silky smooth texture which can be used to make soups, ice cream, nut butters and sauces. At a ground-breaking speed the Optimum 9400 can also be used to grind grains and crush ice.

For Commercial Use, unlike other purely domestic blenders, the powerful commercial-grade motor of the Optimum 9400 can easily withstand the heavy-duty use of juice bars and cafes. At 2,238 Watts, making smoothies and milkshakes is a simple easy task for this durable commercial Vortex blender. The Carbon Brush self-compensating motor makes for not only an efficient use of energy, but also a quieter blending experience that cannot be offered by most other high performance blenders. What's more is that because the motor cools better, it also lasts longer.

The Optimum's blade assembly, a custom-alloy assemblage of special stainless steel manufactured to its finest in Japan and Taiwan, 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. This component is one reason Froothie offers clients the option for a 10-Year Warranty, supported by Athena Solutions Pty Ltd as well as the manufacturer Optimum Appliances Australia.

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 80-85 decibels, a very important feature when being used in a family home or a quiet café/restaurant.

The Vitamix TNC 5200, as well as other Vitamix models, is a high-quality blender with a very strong reputation. Competing with such a brand on a global stage is difficult to say the least, especially for a new entrant in the industry.

To counter this disadvantage, Optimum© has teamed up with globally recognised manufacturers to create a truly unique and powerful blender, while also providing clients the best assurance possible: A 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked, with free return postage. This has led to tremendous success for the Optimum brand with demand highly exceeding all expectations.

At the top of this page you will see a factual comparison between the Vitamix TNC 5200 and the Optimum. It is for you to decide which blender to purchase. If you have any questions we will be more than happy to offer you honest advice, simply call us on 1300 309 900 or contact us here. We can assure you of one thing: Anything the Vitamix can make, whether that is a hot soup, a green smoothie or smooth nut butter, the Optimum can also achieve with no hassles.

Trusted by juice bars and cafes around the country, including franchises such Wendy's and Gloria Jeans, the Optimum Vortex blender has cemented its position as a durable commercial appliance manufactured by world-class factories (ISO9000 and ISO9001 certified) using the highest-quality parts.

The Optimum is equipped with a self-compensating energy-efficient motor which can reach a power of 2,238 Watt and a staggering speed. The hammer-forged stainless steel 6-blade assembly is perfect for crushing ice in seconds to make the best smoothies and milkshakes. The motor is self-compensating, leading to reduced electricity consumption allowing the Vortex blender to withstand the heavy duty use of cafes and juice bars. To protect the motor from over-heating, the Optimum is also equipped with a shut-off switch ideal for juice bars seeking a long-lasting reliable blender.

The Optimum factory is based in Taiwan, Australian-owned; more information here: Most parts are made in-house, with some parts imported from Europe and assembled by hand with precision technology and attention to detail. Each Vortex blender is tested for 5 minutes before being sent to Froothie for sale to customers, ensuring strict Quality Control measures.

Optimum Appliances has also teamed up with 3rd party manufacturers with decades-long reputations responsible for manufacturing parts for some of the industry's most-respected brands.

All manufacturers make use of state of the art equipment and engineering, with most parts being of either German, Taiwanese or Japanese origin. So much is certainly evident within the high grade stainless steel used for several of the Optimum's components, as well as in the self-compensating and highly energy efficient motor.

While you will see many similar copy-cat blenders, the Optimum is a high-quality machine manufactured using high-quality parts designed to withstand domestic as well as commercial use.

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 Commercial Blenders Australia 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.

Commercial Blenders Australia is also in the process of launching our very own online health store, selling everything you need to lead a healthy and happy life, whether some chia seeds for your smoothie or raw organic olives for your meal, or how about some beautiful raw chocolate for dessert?

For juice bars and cafés, Commercial Blenders Australia is the perfect partner to help you establish a successful juice or smoothie bar (including vans and carts). Having worked with some of Australia's most recognised franchises; our expertise and supply network will prove to be a great asset for your business.

As you can see by the specifications above, as well as the quality of the parts, the Optimum is a true one-of-a-kind appliance and Froothie is proud to be the sole distributor of the product in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Singapore. Optimum’s growth as a globally recognised brand competing with the likes of Vitamix and Blendtec has been astonishing, having teamed up with some of the industry's best manufacturers to design an affordable quality machine able to withstand the sophistication of a kitchen and the beating of a juice bar, lasting customers a lifetime and providing juice bars with a reliable machine for making constantly smooth drinks.

Customer reviews


Choosing the right blender: Optimum vs Vitamix vs BioChef

Dargan Vitality

We then did the taste test. Both BioChef and Vitamix were grainy and the taste mad itvery hard to sip. The Optimum 9400 was blended very well and mixed the flavourswell giving a smooth, easy to swallow drink. For us the winner by farwas the Optimum 9400. We were blown away by the Optimum 9400 for anoutstanding Green Smoothie. If you were to invest in this blender, I can assureyou, you will not regret it.


Elizabeths Kitchen Diary

I am in love with this machine! It’s got curves reminiscent of a 1950′s classic car. Its deep metallic red colour is so alluring that I want to get out the wax and start buffing it while Frank Sinatra croons in the background. The knobs and switches remind me of a vintage radio; as if at any moment it may break into song.



I have had a lot of questions regarding the different models of Optimum Blenders. As many of you know I am and have been a massive fan of the Optimum Blenders for some time. They have three models, the 9200 - 2nd Generation , 9400 and 9900, and I have had a review on the differences on The Raw Food Mum for some time, however the biggest question I am asked is “Which blender do I recommend”? and it is for this reason I wanted to write a new review on the 9400, and explain why it really is the perfect blender for domestic use.

Optimum 9400 Blender Review

Food For Thought

Blender Reviews: Hi for those that don't know me, I'm Samantha Baird owner of food for thought. I constantly get asked for my recommendations on which blender I choose so thought id put pen to paper and share my experiences.

Being a food coach I am consistently doing food preparation demos for work and home use. Let’s say my blenders get a good work out several times a day. This year I have seen myself through a few of these costly items, so here is my report:

One of my first blenders the Breville, it did the job some of the time. I found if I put basic banana and rice milk with a bit of honey it was fine, as soon as I added some greens or dates – things got lumpy :( If you’re a smoothie lover like me lumps are a no no. This blender failed when I added ice, one blitz and it died.

Philips 1000W Compact 3-in-1 Setup 3.4L Bowl Food Processor. A lower cost option, the food processor component of this machine is good. Although this blender can’t handle ice either and once again struggles to blend to a smooth consistency. It is unable to perform most of the tasks given to a high speed blender.


Optimum 9400 v.s. Vitamix

Choice Magazine

Side-by-side comparison We've put both blenders through their paces. Read our side-by-side comparison of their features, performance and ease of use, or go straight to our verdict. Features Vitamix The Vitamix is said to make healthy living easy and claims to replace 10 kitchen appliances. It can juice, cook, freeze, blend, chop, grind and also has a self-cleaning system. It has a heavy-duty, commercial-quality 1200W motor, two-litre jug capacity, variable speed control and weighs almost 5kg. It has a tamper tool that allows you to push food into the blades without jamming the tool and damaging the unit. With this tool you can stir the ingredients without stopping the unit.

Optimum 9400 Blender vs Ninja Blender Comparison (Videos)

Hey Dude!

Have you been wondering what sort of Blender to get?

Should I get a Ninja?

Should I get a Nutribullet?

Should I get a Blendtec?

Should I get a Vitamix?

Should I get an Optimum?

It's been 5 years since I started blending and let's just say I have used my fair share of blenders.

I did a mini video series with Zane from Realistically Raw You on the FroothieTV channel where we compared the Optimum Blender to the Ninja, Nutribullet and Vitamix Blenders.

After trying and comparing the Optimum head to head with other blenders, I've come to some interesting conclusions.

Every Time... the Optimum 9400 has come out on top. Even against the Vitamix. And I'm being totally honest here too!

In this weeks video series we compare the Optimum 9400 to the Ninja Blender you see on the TV commercials.

Is the Ninja Blender really what they say it is? Watch the videos below to find out.

Optimum 9400 Blender Vs Ninja Blender Part 1 of 3:




Let me tell you a bit about the 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! PLUS there’s even a 1-month money back guarantee, so you can just try it out for a month if you’re still not entirely convinced!



I LOVE it - I cannot tell you how much healthier we have all eaten since receiving this machine. As much as I like fruit I simply wasn't much of a fruit eater. Now we are flying through fruit and I feel a lot better for it as well. What I really love is that I can just peel an orange and throw it in, before I would have to use just orange juice in my smoothies now I get all the benefits of the WHOLE fruit. Oh, and you don't even have to core a pineapple... I certainly will never be buying fruit juices ever again :-)



One reason that I jumped at the chance to try out the Optimum 9400 blender, is that my daughters both love smoothies. My existing blender can only make 'lumpies' so I generally spend around £5 per week on ready-made cartons of fruit smoothies. I'd love them to drink more smoothies, as I think it's a great way to get 1 or 2 extra portions of fruit (or veg!) into their diets. The great thing about homemade smoothies, is that you can use seasonal ingredients to keep costs down and you can omit any ingredients you don't like.

The Optimum 9400 Froothie maker

a review

I was delighted to be asked to become a Brand Ambassador for Froothie, who sell the award-winning Optimum range of professional and domestic juicers and blenders.

One reason that I jumped at the chance to try out the Optimum 9400blender, is that my daughters both love smoothies. My existing blender can only make 'lumpies' so I generally spend around £5 per week on ready-made cartons of fruit smoothies. I'd love them to drink more smoothies, as I think it's a great way to get 1 or 2 extra portions of fruit (or veg!) into their diets. The great thing about home made smoothies, is that you can use seasonal ingredients to keep costs down and you can omit any ingredients you don't like.

Whilst certainly not cheap at a RRP of £329, the Optimum 9400 is an excellent piece of kit for health-conscious vegetarians, vegans and raw food enthusiasts. In a domestic kitchen, it can be used to make smoothies, hot and cold soups, slushies, sorbets, dairy-free nut and seed milks/butters plus much more. In fact it has around 15 functions - do check it out on this YouTube clip to see it in action!


Optimum 9400 Blender Review

Kimmithgone Hemp Seed Oil

As many of you know by my pictures on Instagram and on The Raw Food Mum Facebook page we use a blender daily and sometimes 6+ times a day to make smoothies, raw ice cream, nut milk, raw pates, raw soups the list goes on..

On my search for an Australian Owned company that supply quality and affordable blenders I discovered the Optimum Blenders. So I contacted Optimum and asked if I could try one, having never used one before as we had used our trust Vitamix for the last four years..


Christine Baily from 'Advanced Nutrition Ltd'

Christine Bailey 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.

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!See full review


Jacqueline Meldrum from 'Tinned Tomatoes'

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.

I have the Optimum 9400 blender and Optimum 400 slow juicer. I use at least one of them every day for juices, smoothies, soups, sauces and desserts. I love their power, the quality of the result I get and they are so quick and easy to clean. Before I start cooking I always stop to think "Can I speed this up with my Froothie?See full review


Becca Pusey from Amuse Your Bouche

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.

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!See full review


Shaheen Sutton From 'Allotment2kitchen'

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.

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.See full review


Debbie Walsh from 'Maple Spice'

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.

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!See full review


Elizabeth Atia from 'Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary'

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.

This morning I used it to blend soaked cashews into a creamy puree 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.See full review


Emma Potts from 'Coconut & Berries'

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.

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 purees), 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!See full review


Jane Sarchet from 'The Hedgecombers'

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.

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...See full review


Kavey Favelle from 'Kavey Eats'

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.

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.See full review


Kellie Anderson from 'Food to Glow'

Kellie is an American living in Scotland. Kellie is a health educationist and nutrition adviser at the Maggi's Cancer Caring Centres. Although Kellie is not vegan she mainly eats a vegan diet and that is reflected in her healthy recipes.

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: 1. cost 2. quietness 3. ease of blending 4. blending timeSee full review


Louise Carruthers from 'Crumbs and Corkscrews'

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.

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 includingSee full review


Michelle Minnaar from 'Greedy Gourmet'

Michelle is a food writer and photographer from South Africa who know lives in London and blogs recipes using the freshest of ingredients.

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.See full review


Monica Shaw from 'Smarter Fitter'

Michelle is a food writer and photographer from South Africa who know lives in London and blogs recipes using the freshest of ingredients.

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.See full review


Nayna Kanabar from 'Simply Food'

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.

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.See full review


Nazima Pathan from 'Franglais Kitchen'

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.

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).See full review


Stuart Vettese aka 'Cakeboi'

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.

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.See full review


Marie Rayner from 'The English Kitchen'

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.

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!See full review


Laura Scott from 'How to cook good food'

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.

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 See full review


Elen Rivas

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.

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


Ren Behan

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.

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 See full review


Vanessa Almeida from 'Essential Vegan'

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.

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 blenderSee full review


Aine Carlin

Aine Carlin is the founder of vegan food blog 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.

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.See full review


Kate Hackworthy from 'Veggie Desserts'

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.

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.See full review

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