Blenders Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of blender would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Does the job, but ...
Blender works quite efficiently, yes it is loud, but aren't they all?
The jug is a massive 2 litre capacity with a rather uneven surface to the sides. Whilst fine for smoothies and similar liquids which will pour out easily, we found that trying to use a spatular to get thick purees or dips out of the big container with so many surfaces was a bit of a pain. A small (say 750ml) jug with just four flat sides and no little indentations would be good for such tasks, but the smallest jug available for this model is 1.5 litre, which is a little disappointing.
Purchased in September 2019.
Cannot live without my most used appliance.
Optimum 9200A blender is used every morning. Cannot start my day without a delicious creamy smoothie. Great tasting soups sauces & anything else that requires mixing or grinding.Easy to use, clean & store.
Purchased in March 2016 at Online Froothie Australia. for $499.00.
The best ever high speed blender I’ve had. If you want the smoothest creamiest smoothies this is the blender for you. Frozen fruits ,vegetables , ice are not a problem they are blended with no lumps left. I make almond milk every couple of days I add raspberries and they simply disappear you can’t see the seeds everything is pulverised.
The only downside is the noise but with such powerful motor some noise is expected. I was a bit disappointed when it arrived due to the packaging not been perfect I queried Froothie and the excellent customer service staff profusely apologised and admitted that their QC had let them down. I fully support Aussie businesses and Froothie offers superior service I feel confident that if any issues arise I can count on getting a satisfactory solution.
Major improvement on smaller blenders
Great blender at less than half the price of some other name brands. Doesn't miss a thing including flax seeds (providing I load them with the water first). So efficient I seldom need to use the tamper. Needs to be loaded with a fair amount in the large jug provided. I have contacted Froothie who say a smaller jug is planned - some time away but I will buy one when it arrives. Froothie's response to my jug enquiry was swift and polite - I was impressed.
This is well worth the (promotional) price. Much better than the bullet type blenders which make you dismantle the blades from the jug and start again if first attempt doesn't pack down well. Also can hold at least twice as much as the bullets.
So far I've made green smoothies, fruit smoothies, whole fruit drinks (my dinner guests loved them) and one soup. Soup was a bit too well aerated but I have noted comments to use a slower speed when preparing.
Everything tried has turned out exactly as planned. The unit has a huge and powerful motor which I think will last forever in domestic use. If you have any need for a blender I strongly recommend that you buy this one.
Purchased in March 2019 at Amazon for $329.00.
Seriously great blender. Great value. Easy service from Froothie. Good delivery. Simple - excellent value for money.
Realise that people will want to see ongoing impressions of the Froothie 9200 blender so will likely update this review in the future. But I am highly impressed overall with this purchase. Tested it out today upon delivery with a simple spinach, cucumber, Greek yoghurt smoothie and it was excellent. Seriously good - extremely smooth - zero lumps. Can taste the healthy goodness and it feels great. Powerful motor is obvious. Cleans easily within the blender container itself just following the simple instructions in the book. Nothing to pull apart - nothing to get broken or lost during the cleaning process. Spotless. Its white colour design blending really nicely with my kitchen.
Makes some noise but not outrageous. Noise is expected from a blender.
Am replacing a Breville high end blender that lasted for about 14 years. Was not unhappy at all with the Breville but it was on the way out - had extensive use. The smoothie texture and taste from this Froothie 9200 is significantly better. The operation simple. The recipe book illuminates a highly extensive range of creative cooking options with this 9200 blender. And from many of the reviews I have read on this product, they say it delivers exactly and very well on what is said it will do. So IMO this 9200 blender is a bargain and well worth getting. Will likely update on some cooking creations later - looking forward to the soups. As well as condiments and nut butters that will be new for me in blenders. Five Stars and that is very rare from me. Especially after just one use. Very, very impressed.
Purchased in March 2019.
Makes such great textured smoothies
This is a seriously powerful machine. I got it for Xmas and so it was great for making ice blended smoothies for summer. Threw in frozen pineapples, mangoes, blueberries and for the smoothest coldest sorbet.
No gritty bits with this blender. Makes hot soups too but you need to blend it on low, to get rid of the micro bubbles.
Personally I prefer it for blending smoothies and sorbets than making hot soups, but to each its own.
I purchased this blender over 4 years ago and it's still going strong. Does a great job and simple to clean up. It's not great for small amounts (you probably need to do at least a cup of mixture) and sometimes I've had to add a little more liquid to get it blending. I haven't tried Vitamix etc so I don't know how it compares to them, but I know it's definitely much better than standard home blenders! I mostly do smoothies (with frozen fruits), nut creams, and soup veggies. The customer service from Froothie when I bought it was excellent - there had been a couple of issues but sorted out quickly and they more than made up for the inconvenience.
Excellent quality and worth the price
This blender is the best blender I have ever owned. I use it daily for smoothies and juices. It is used by all members of the family and the powerful blade and vortex makes it easy to clean (water and soap and a blend cycle - no scrubbing required). When I had an issue recently and emailed the company, I received a response within 10 mins. I have recommended this to many friends and family and have no regrets.
This is the best blender I have used so far!
Very satisfied with the powerful blending ability. Well-built and reliable every time I use it.
Cannot do without it for blending frozen fruits to make smoothies and making smooth pastes with chillies and capsicums for cooking. It is also much quieter compared to other generic machines.
Will definitely recommend it!
Optimum 9200A - CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT
I genuinely love my blender. I use it every day. The smoothies are the smoothiest you can ever imagine. Not a chunk passes through this baby. I make all types of things in my blender. Hummus, pasta sauce, soup, sorbet, and of course smoothies. Sometimes she needs a little help with the stick to get a thick mix going but we shouldn't persecute a girl for needing some help. She is red and beautiful. I love her.
Wouldn't go without my blender, whips through frozen fruit and ice with ease, makes the smoothest smoothies, blends all veggies effortlessly, it doesn't like dates though, had trouble trying to munch them up, so a few at a time is ideal.
I've had mine for about 3.5 years, very reliable and easy to use and clean!
Would highly reccomend this product!
What a beauty!
Love this machine. Use it at least once a week, producing great blended soups and silky smooth smoothies. Optional power settings are fantastic. Would love a smaller jug for blending smaller quantities as it is difficult to extract every last drop of liquid, Scrooge that I am! Couldn't be happier with it.
The Pride and Joy of my kitchen
Having done my research and seeing the products available amongst "Super Blenders" I decided on the Optimum 9200A and have been absolutely thrilled with its performance and the results of the "creations" I have tried thus far.
The quality of the machine is evident, and the power (watts etc), is what one would hope for and expect from a "Super Blender". This was an investment for me, and definitely worth it.
There are a few things in life I enjoy including a nice coffee from a proper coffee machine, a well- made cast-iron and enamel Casserole dish, and this "Super Blender" is certainly one of my "Pride and Joys" which I keep on my kitchen bench and enjoy using every day!
Best blender I've ever used
Love this blender. Does everything it says it does. If I feel like some ice cream I just put my frozen bananas in and it whips me up some ice cream in seconds. I'm also loving the hot soups straight out of the blender. Couldn't be happier with this product.
A solid blender
This blender was worth the money. It blends down vegetables to such a fine quality that the kids don't know they have kale or baby spinach in their "hulk banana milkshake". Ours is used on an almost daily basis, and we have had it for about 8months. We recently have had a problem with the base of the jug, which the company responded to quickly, sending out a replacement blade and tool to repair it. Very happy with the product and service. Only loses one star for the plastic of the jug. Despite being strong plastic, it has discoloured and the surface has scratched over time. It does get a lot of use though, and we have bought a replacement jug for it, which I am also glad we had the option to do; one for shakes, and one for sauces.
Can't Imagine My Life Without It!
I was nervous about spending the money at first, but buying this blender has turned out to be the best value for money kitchen appliance I have ever purchased. I make smoothies, batters, soups, nut butter, frozen fruit ice cream, you name it. It does it all with ease. Previously I had only used a blender for making milkshakes and protein shakes based on strength of machine, but this baby has opened up a whole new world of cooking for me and use it on a daily basis. It comes with an excellent cook book full of great ideas to get you started. The sales and service team at Froothie are helpful and wonderful to deal with and the machine arrived quickly. I have been so impressed with the quality of the machine and the ease of transaction that I have gone on to buy other Froothie products, all of which I am equally happy with.
worth every cent
Originally ordered the 8200 which turned out to be nil stock, so I upgraded to the 9200A. After my old faithful Kambrook it was like landing on a new planet. Only had it for a few days yet, but so far I cannot speak highly enough of it. Made a fruit icecream today and it was to die for, thank you Froothie
I returned my 9200a 2nd gen blender
I returned my Froothie Optimum 9200a 2nd gen blender.
Below is a list of things that I saw and felt about the 9200a blender
1 - The feet mark the counter top ... that should never happen, which is a big one
I had to buy stick-on feet from Bunnings.
2 - Thin rubber/plastic feel base plate that the blender jug sits on and cannot remove it for cleaning.
3 - Thin jug too narrow when blending the 2 ltr contents, The contents did not look like they were circulating very well.
4 - Thin rubber/plastic feel lid and does not seal properly it would spray out the sides.
5 - Tamper cheap looking plastic ..saw/cut marks on flange area and sharp not finished off.
6 - Thin power cord ... not as thick/heavy duty as I thought it would be.
7 - Jug has no curve on the inside bottom below the blades for circulation around the blades
8 - Maybe advertise that it is 1800 watt max power.. I was expecting more grunt behind it that was one of the main reason I bought the 9200a ... the other reason was the blades spin at 49,000 rpm.
9 - The spout is a bad design on the jug ... get down to the last little bit of pouring and it is all over the place, it should have a curve in the spout so it keeps the liquid in the center.
The blender made a tinny, rattling sound when it was on high.
I bought the optimum 9200a 2nd gen because it does 49,000 rpm.
I would have kept the blender but the jug, tamper quality was so bad.
I paid 3 times the price of my old luvele com8 blender I was expecting a better quality blender.
I was shocked and felt ripped off when I got the 9200a and opened the box.
If they swapped the jug and tamper with a better design and quality.
The blender would be good not excellent .. It would be a very big improvement.
More user friendly.
I can not comment on the quality of the things I can not see such as the internal parts, etc.
only the things I could see and touch.
Froothie copied vitamix for the jug design, it is just a cheap poorly designed jug why don't they come up with their own design ... become their own market leader instead of copying someone else.
Froothie did do the right thing so there were no complaints about that.
Give it a try
I wasn't too sure about the blender so I took the opportunity to try it with the 30 day money back guarantee. I must say it is a very powerful blender and can do so many things. Their online support is very responsive and helpful too. However, it wasn't suitable for us due to personal reasons and we returned it within 30 days. The return process was straightforward and easy, at no extra cost. 5 stars to Froothie and the blender!
I love mine to pieces!
I have had this for quite a few months now. Not once have I been disappointed with it. I find excuses to use it. Powerful machine, well built, looks great on my counter top. I hope it will last a long time. My neighbour is now wanting this same blender and she will be lucky to purchase it in May, as they are offering lifetime warranty this month only. Mine has 5 year warranty and I couldn't afford the extra $110 for 10 year warranty which makes me sad, but hope I won't need that, as the blender is designed to last. If you are still thinking about making the purchase, please pull the trigger! You won't regret it.
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