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A really decent blender and excellent customer service
This is a good blender with useful speeds and functions which you actually use. I make smoothies and nut butters with it and it always works out well. Mostly I really appreciate the customer support Froothie provides; they are always quick to respond, friendly and extremely helpful answering query about your product and how to best use it / fix it. I have found the large jug size really useful, as it means I can make batches of smoothies to freeze for later, and also large batches of nut butter.
Purchased in December 2020.
Still in love after 4 years
I've had this blender for 4 years now and was devastated when I dropped the jug on my kitchen floor and it cracked (luckily without a smoothie in it). Wouldn't want another blender and the wonderful team at Froothie helped me purchase a newer jug which seems bigger and better than my initial one. So easy to clean too and still the most powerful at blending smoothies and making home made hummus.
Loved this Blender
I purchased this blender 5-6 years ago and I love it, it has never missed a beat until now, sadly it has just burnt it's motor out. I am gutted and proof that nothing lasts for ever. I probably have nothing to complain about as it was used if not daily ( sometimes 3-4 times ) it was definitely used weekly. I'm just guttered that something I love has now died and I'm up for another $300 odd dollars. I am however fully aware that if I had of kept buying cheaper blenders over the 5-6 year period it would have cost me a lot more. Oh well as th...ey say " out with the old and in with the new ". Photo's of the jug show the burn mark's. Update: Once I scrolled through Froothie's website I discovered I could buy a new motor instead of purchasing a whole new unit. Feeling excited I asked hubby to pull it apart to look at the motor. On doing so he discovered that the motor wasn't burnt out at all and was working perfectly fine. I showed him the jug and the smell was horrific ( burnt smell ). Hubby believes it was the bearing's in the blade unit that had burnt out as you couldn't turn the blades, SO it gets even better, all I have to do is purchase this replacement part for $90. WoW how many blenders ( or any small appliance ) has replacement parts. I am very happy with this and will be ringing Froothie first thing Monday morning to discuss this with them.
Purchased in February 2014.
After a year of solid use I am still in love
My dearest Optimum 8200 where do I start? You have opened up a new universe of smoothie recipes and made me realise I have been drinking subpar smoothies my whole life. I love that I can throw whole carrots in and 30 seconds later I have a healthy carrot cake smoothie. And then I can make cashew cheese for dinner and nut butters for snacks. It is a bit on the loud side but after a year of solid use the noise fades into the background. As a dedicated vegetarian for years and new devotee to a vegan lifestyle I could not have made the transition without this blender. Would highly recommend.
Purchased in January 2020.
A powerful beast
I was blown away at the Optimum 8200 ability to make peanutbutter and dressings and smoothies in a hurry. I like the fact that I can just press a button and walk away to attend to the kids or anything, and the blender will continue for 35-90 seconds and then stop by itself. It is so easy to clean too.
Purchased in December 2020 at Froothie for $275.00.
Fantastic blender but not happy with the colour. I purchased the red from photos but it it’s more a deep maroon/brown colour. A bit disappointed by this but otherwise a fantastic product.
Great blender from a Melbourne based company
I previously had a Nutribullet that broke down after 4 years and and wanted a blender with an open top to add ingredients in while blending and also needed a little more power as the Nutribullet struggled with ice and making curry pastes. After much research i ended up getting an Optimum 8200, which is their base model. It can be a little loud, but i feel like that is an example of its power more than anything.
It is a great choice, solid build quality, super powerful, large capacity and during the buying process i had amazing customer service.... It rips through making pesto, smoothies, soups, cocktails and blends ice easily. I mostly use it for making curry pastes, ice cream bases, chunky nut butters and pesto. If you are looking for a more powerful blender get an Optimum branded one. Also they are Melbourne based, so it supports local jobs. Highly recommended!
Purchased in June 2020 at Froothie for $255.00.
Our family can't live without this blender!!
We have had this blender for over 4yrs, when the blade jammed and wouldn't work anymore! Our family loves this blender and its used everyday, as it makes the best smoothies. Fortunately it was still under warrantly and the level of customer care recieved from Athena was fabulous from the first initial call until the part arrived! This type of customer service is rare these days.
Now we are back to making the best smoothies and the family is happy again!
Love this blender, we use it all most everyday : milkshakes, crushing nuts, fruit smoothies and could not live without it. I have had cheaper blenders and they just don’t compare
Purchased in January 2015 at Froothie.
The device itself is built with high quality materials. The jug is excellent and easy to clean and use - no worrying about smashing it. Lid is easy to get on and off and clean. Can blitz anything in seconds. It is VERY loud - so if this as issue for you, keep that in mind. You only need to blend for short periods of time though, so I can look past that. My blender came with a few accessories. I haven't used it a great deal but I've made smoothies and thick/runny sauces no problem. I wish the spout could pour faster - apart from that I can't fault this device so far after 1 year. It is very well priced compared to other blenders that do the same thing.
Purchased in September 2019 at Froothie for $255.00.
Wish I had bought this sooner!
I've been looking for a blender months, specifically to make green smoothies, so I read dozens of reviews and watched videos comparing ! with Y or Z. It HAD to process kale efficiently and not leave chunks. Finally, I found the Froothie Australia website and looked through their offerings. They had a couple, so off I went to read reviews of them. I settled on the Optimum 8200 because it claimed to process kale smoothly. Went back to the Froothie site and it was on special!
Kale score? I'd give it a 9.9/10 (I discard the stalks) My...
Purchased in June 2020 at Froothie for $398.00.
This 8200 blender supposes to last 5 years ONLY
I bought this blender in mid of 2015 I've only used for my smoothie daily, then just under three years it had problem of smelling rubbering inside the jug and also it produced black powder outside the jug. Then I logged a job to Froothie and they sent me a new blade, I replaced it. And now the machine again is producing the same problem and it is unbelievable very loud noise, and my warranty is just over. Does this machine suppose to last 5 years? While I have had other cheeper blender still running fine.
Purchased in June 2015 at Froothie.
I love this blender. It makes the perfect smoothie, soup, juices and ice cream. It is very powerful and I always end up with the perfect smooth texture when I use it. It is very sturdy and. Also bc easy to use and clean. customer service is quick and helpful.
Purchased in February 2020.
Excellent blender, simple, reliable, very easy to clean.
Bought this over the phone from Froothie (hunting for the Optimum Appliances website was a pain in the butt). Ordering was easy, very helpful chap and delivered when they said it would be with full tracking. No issue and I'm usually wary of ordering online or by phone so pleasantly surprised. The blender itself is first rate. Had 3 blenders over the years, two that were OK (the second from Woolworths and it was cheap but very good, but glass body that broke when dropped from the cupboard) and the last from the usual retailer you would imagine a...nd it was awful. It blended without issue but dismantling the thing for cleaning was like taking an engine apart. It was cheap, to be fair, but how hard can it be to design something that simple? Refused to pay ludicrous prices for a blender so hunted around. Read reviews here. Ummed and aaahed but decided on this model. Fantastic. Simple. Plastic body. Cleans in 15 seconds, literally. Easy to operate. Just works. A pleasure to have (not something I would usually say about a kitchen appliance). Use it for shakes, soups and preparation mainly. A cracker. Also, importantly, you can get spare parts for it so it can be repaired if needed (eg: bearing replacement on the blender blade). Not that I have but noted it when doing the research on the product ahead of purchase (yes, I should get a life). Any issues? No. The main power switch is protected by a plastic splash guard and it makes it a little cumbersome to turn on and off but no great issue. The speed buttons are fine but of the flat press type. Not my favourite but again they are practical and splash proof. The drive train engages with an interesting noise (rumble) but nothing too disturbing. Highly recommended. I have no association with Froothie or Optimum etc and have spent way too much time on this review but there you go. (Read the instruction manual before you use it.. especially re liquid temperatures. No issue but be aware to get the best results).
Purchased in January 2020 at Froothie.
Surprisingly sturdy construction and good quality.
Easy to assemble and clean. Happily no leaks as was the case with my old blender. Does the heavy lifting of a food processor.
I'm very pleased with this purchase and recommend it to anyone looking for good quality.
Purchased in April 2020 at Frothies for $251.00.
Questions & Answers
I have purchased the froothie machine can u blend any mince in them or other meats?? Can u cook meat
In with soup as well??
Hey Lee, yes you can mince meat in the blender also. See this video for example https://youtu.be/NZf0_wc6Dlo :)
You can make soups as well in the blender. Heat is created due to the friction of the blades. Please ensure that the content in the jug is max 65°C.
If you would like to cook or steam as well I recommend you to look at the Froothie Evolve https://www.froothie.com.au/evolve-blender
can I mince meat?
Hello Demonte, you can definitely mince meat. Here is a video showing the process in the Optimum 9200A: https://youtu.be/taSxV3wOWVo
It is very important to not overload the blender and always blend smaller quantities. Using the tamper is key as well :) If you need more tips and tricks let us know :)
Can you make protein balls with dates
Alex from Froothie International Team.
You can definitely can :)
Check out Lisa's video here https://youtu.be/_cRlQ9Wgx_8
And do let us know how it turned out ❤️
If there is anything else I can assist you with just let us know, we're one click away, simply open a ticket here https://athenasolutions.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.
Thank you for being part of the Froothie family ❤️
Fyi not a very impressive link. I am wanting an example of all ingredients in not just msging the paste then have mixing.
I have ask Lisa the recipe and here it is:PROTEIN BALLS INGREDIENTS:
1 cup (about 10) Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup raw nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
pinch of sea salt
1 Scoop of plant protein powder of your choice
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
Start by blending nuts and seeds into the blender with the 20-sec preset function, add dates and protein powder blend until everything is well combined, roll into bite-size balls, and put in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Hope this helps
Get an answer from our members and Optimum Appliances representatives
One of the more lower-priced offerings from Froothie’s Vortex Blender range, the Optimum 8200 retails for $339.
This blender is equipped with the same six-blade assembly and 2 litre jug capacity as the two top-rated blenders from the same brand (the Optimum 9400 Gen 2 and the Optimum 9200A). It has a 2,238-watt motor and a 3 peak horsepower.
The Optimum 8200 is a powerful blender for the price. However, if you’re looking for a commercial-grade blender, the Optimum 8200 only has domestic functions.
On the plus side, it can perform this list of functions: make smoothies, grind nuts and grains, crush ice, make nut butters, nut milks, ‘nice’ cream from frozen fruit, soup, spreads and dips, fresh juice (with unpeeled and uncut fruits and vegetables) and cocktails.
|Number of Blades||6|
|Number of Speed Settings||3|
|Dimensions||460 x 190 x 220 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Red, White, Silver, Black|
- GTIN13: 9353511000337, 9353511000344, 9353511000351 and 9353511000368
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