Independent Food Experts & Nutritionist 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.see full review
"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 …"
Popular culture lifestyle product review website.see full review
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.…"
Charlotte 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.com.au Her recipes are packed full of clean wholefoods and superfoods.see full review
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.see full review
Lorna Hall - ‘Naturally-Bee Website
"Anyway, I am pleased to announce that with the Optimum 9200 , pesto-related catastrophes and grainy-tasting smoothies are a thing of the past! …….So far in my optimum 9200 I have made Smoothies (my favourite of which is pineapple & passionfruit, which I will share below!), Humus, Hot soup (from raw ingredients), plus, it can also make other dips and spreads (including nut-butters), desserts and dressings. And it can grind grains to make flour. But this blender can do both dry and wet ingredients in the same container, rather than you having to faff about with separate ones…."
Naturally Bee is a blog created by Lorna Hall (BMedSci (Hons) MNurs RN) which focuses on nature as the key to physical and mental wellbeing.see full review
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…"
I'm Meghan 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)!see full review
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…"
Natasha Lipman 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.see full review
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…."
Kip Dorrell 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.see full review
"……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: $791), although if you buy one now, you can save a WHOPPING $312 and secure one of these amazing machines for only $479! 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…"
Karen Burns-Booth 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, Maille, Cath Kidston, Churchill China, Le Creuset, Le Parfait, Tala, John Lewis, Celebrity Cruises, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Sainsbury's, Tesco 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.see full review
"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.
April-Tui Buckley from 'Simplify Your Health'
"The Optimum 9200A Next Generation, is the latest model and this is again another fantastic kitchen gadget. I have given it some pretty serious challenges, including making a cake! And, like the previous blender I reviewed, it delivers every time. I particularly wanted to show readers just what this is capable of, so much more than just smoothies.
First things first, lets look at the specs and what this new machine can do….."
The Balanced Vegan is a blog created by April-Tui Buckley, a passionate foodie hoping to inspire others to reconnect with food and navigate their way through the overload of nutrition information. Born in New Zealand, April-Tui has had a passion for health and wellness since her mid teens, becoming vegetarian 25 years ago at aged 14 and then progressing to a complete plant based diet. Originally trained as an aromatherapist, she holds a Diploma in Nutrition and recently completed the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate with Cornell University and the T Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies. This year she also studied Urban Agriculture. The goal is to simplify what she has learnt to help ordinary people live a more natural, balanced and healthy life. The Balanced Vegan encourages you to reconnect with your food via your kitchen and home garden. Recipes are designed to show you how easy & enjoyable cooking and making your own food can be and how simple it is to achieve optimum health and wellness.see full review
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.see full review
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.see full review
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.see full review