Updated 12 May 2017

Optimum

G2.3 Platinum Series Blender

Snapshot: The Optimum G2.3 Platinum Series Blender has 8 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

G2.3 Platinum Series Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2400

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Test results

Overall score
75
Ease of use
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at making soup.
  • Very good at pureeing frozen fruit, crushing ice and chopping carrots.
  • Very good at making a green smoothie, nut butter and sorbet.
  • Very good at grating parmesan cheese and milling almonds.
  • OK at blending kale.
  • Lightweight plastic graded jug (BPA-free).
  • Jug can be placed on unit in any position.
  • Has 5 pre-programmed functions.
  • Spatula, tamper, and rotating dry jug.
  • Count-down timer for pre-programmed functions.

But

  • Controls are angled so you may need to bend down to see them.
  • Jug is large (so can be awkward to wash in a sink).
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Difficult to scrape out load as narrow base area can trap food.
  • Unit can jolt on the bench when processing heavy ingredients or mixing for an extended time.
  • Jug sits loosely on unit and can be unstable.
  • Liquid can be pushed up into the lid, so can drip when being removed.
  • Noisy on high speed.
  • Noisy cooling fan.

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
$2400
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
6.5
Nut butter
8.0
Sorbet
8.0
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
8.0
Raw soup
9.0
Dry milling
8.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
47 x 19 x 24
Noise (dB)
73
Watts (W)
1000
Blender weight (kg)
5.5
Jug weight (kg)
1.1
Jug capacity (L)
2.00/1.00

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
8 - also has specific “task” buttons (such as smoothie, soup, ice crush)
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
Lifetime warranty on motor. Not suitable for making dough.
Availability
-