Updated 12 May 2017

Optimum

9400

Snapshot: The Optimum 9400 benchtop super-blender has 8 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

9400
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$879

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Test results

Overall score
79
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our soup-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Excellent results in our green smoothie test.
  • Very good results in our kale test.
  • Very good results in our nut butter test.
  • Very good results in our sorbet test.
  • OK results in our dough test.
  • Controls are easy to use.
  • Lightweight plastic jug.
  • Jug can be placed on the unit in any position.
  • Blended soup can be heated (only to a warm temperature).

But

  • Just OK results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Jug can be unstable when it’s on the unit.
  • Unit can jolt and vibrate when mixing a heavy load or mixing for an extended time.
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).
  • Jug is plastic (so may stain).
  • Liquid can be pushed up into lid so may drip when removing lid.
  • Blade housing sits too high in jug so food can become trapped.
  • Not dishwasher safe.

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. We measured noise blending kale on the highest setting.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$879
Price surveyed
July 2018
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
8.0
Nut butter
8.0
Sorbet
8.0
Dough
6.0
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
53 x 20 x 25
Noise (dB)
86
Watts (W)
1500
Blender weight (kg)
4.8
Jug weight (kg)
1.0
Jug capacity (L)
2.00

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
8
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Removable blade and housing
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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