Updated 12 May 2017

Optimum

9200A (2nd Gen)

Snapshot: The Optimum 9200A (2nd Gen) benchtop blender has 3 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

9200A (2nd Gen)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$995

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Test results

Overall score
84
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our frozen fruit-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Excellent results in our kale test.
  • Excellent results in our nut butter test.
  • Excellent results in our sorbet test.
  • Excellent results in our dry milling test.
  • Excellent results in our parmesan cheese test.
  • Very good results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Very good results in our green smoothie test.
  • OK results in our dough test.
  • Controls with indicator lights are OK to use.
  • Lightweight plastic (BPA-free) jug.
  • Jug can be placed on the unit in any position.
  • Has tamper.

But

  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).
  • Jug can be unstable when it’s heavily loaded and on the unit.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Difficult to scrape out load as narrow base area can trap food.
  • Blade housing sits too high so some food is left unprocessed.
  • Unit can jolt on the bench when processing heavy ingredients.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale (60%) – regular blenders.
Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale, nut butter, sorbet (60%) – super blenders.
Ease of use (40%)

For our tests we pureed soft frozen fruit (some older models pureed soup), crushed ice and chopped carrots. We made a green smoothie (a combination of English spinach, pear, kiwifruit, cucumber, mint, celery and water) and blended kale. For super blenders we also made nut butter, sorbet from frozen fruit, dough and almond meal, and grated parmesan. In the latest batch of super blenders we made hot soup from raw ingredients. The dough, parmesan, dry milling and soup scores don’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$995
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
10.0
Nut butter
10.0
Sorbet
10.0
Dough
6.0
Parmesan cheese
10.0
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
10.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
51 x 20 x 22
Noise (dB)
77
Watts (W)
2611
Blender weight (kg)
4.1
Jug weight (kg)
1.1
Jug capacity (L)
2.00

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
3
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
froothie.co.nz only.

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