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The OPTIMUM 8200 V.S Nutribullet - Comparison & Review

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On July 9th 2014, Consumer Reports announced the following regarding the NutriBullet PRO 900: "we've judged the NutriBullet Pro 900 a Don't Buy: Safety Risk. If you already own the product, we suggest you stop using it." More information available here.

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The Nutribullet nutrition extractor has been advertised heavily on television, with focus on the product not being a blender, nor a juicer, but a “Nutritional Machine” able to produce a “Nutri Blast” by “extracting” the nutrients. They sell the products for a total of AUD$283.99 whereas the same product is sold in the United States for under AUD$100 (From Amazon). Unfortunately, due to Australia having different electrical voltage, customers are unable to buy the product from the US and have it shipped to Australia. In addition to this, the warranty is also voided by the Australian NutriBullet seller.

 

Australian company Optimum Appliances however, sell the globally recognised Optimum range of appliances, reviewed by many (including Choice and on Product Review Australia) as one of the highest-quality appliances on the market, able to outlast and outperform the NutriBullet nutrition extractor with the same tasks and more, whilst also extracting the nutrients for easier digestion and optimum nutrition. With our focus on quality as well as performance, Australia’s Optimum© has proven   to be a world class supplier of quality domestic and commercial blenders and juicers.

 

The Optimum Nutri-8200 extracts the nutrients of food, retains its fibre and breaks down the enzymes for easier digestion. Whilst the Nutribullet nutrition extractor claims to be able to perform certain functions similarly, there are many functions and tasks the Optimum Nutri-8200 can perform that the NutriBullet nutrition extractor cannot.

 

There are many functions and tasks the Optimum can perform which the NutriBullet nutrition extractor cannot. The main ones include :

- Freezing fruit into ice-creams & sorbet.

- Crushing Ice

- Making Smooth Nut Butters

- Creating & heating soups (By simply blending water and vegetables).

- Kneading Dough

- Grinding Hard Spices

- Chopping and Slicing for Food Prep

- Mixing Omelettes

- A Self-Cleaning Function

 

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WATCH THE OPTIMUM IN ACTION IN COMPARISON WITH THE NUTRIBULLET

  • A direct comparison of the Optimum 8200 and Nutribullet is coming soon.The comparison videos presented above feature the Optimum 9400 and the original Nutribullet. These videos are to simply to provide an indication of Optimum’s performance compared to Nutribullet. Although the Optimum 9400 is a superior model to the Optimum 8200, the motor power is the same at 2,238 Watts. For more information on the Optimum 9400 High-speed Vortex Blender click here (link to 9400 page)

 

Below is a factual comparison between the Australian-owned Optimum 8200 and the NUTRIBULLET 600 - TV Model:

 

 

THE OPTIMUM Blender

 

NutriBullet

 MOTOR (Max):

 

2,238 Watts

 

600 Watts

 Noise:

 

80dB

 

Not Disclosed

 Grade:

 

Domestic

 

Domestic

 Blade quality:

 

Stainless Steel

 

Stainless Steel

 Heat soup & freeze ice cream:

 

Yes

 

No

 Warranty:

 

5 years

 

1 years

 Jug gears:

 

Metal

 

Plastic

 Jug/Base coupling:

 

Metal

 

Plastic

 

Optimum V.S. NutriBullet - Verified third party testimonials

Is It Really The Best Blender?

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 10, 2015
If you are looking for a powerful, value-for-money blender that is family-friendly, this could be the blender for you. When I purchased my Optimum 8200 Blender from www.froothie.com.au, I was initially worried as it came with the wrong jug; however staff were so helpful and quick in sending out the right jug, as well as a free nut milk bag.

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Very easy to use-great-really can't live without it!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 10, 2015
I love my optimum high speed blender! Can fit so much more than my old nutribullet and does just as good as a job! It is so easy to rinse clean after r use. It seems is a lot stronger than my old nutribullet that barely lasted a year. But i use my optimum over our more times a day and still good as new after about a year.

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Amazing blender and service from Froothie

I originally thought a Nutribullet or Ninja would be what I would end up with but after reading review on those products I realised the quality is just not there and the price in Australian dollars is ridiculous.

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My favourite kitchen appliance!

I personally looked at getting the nutribullet, ninja and vitamix. Buying from an Australian owned and operated company with a 10 year warranty definitely helped me make the right decision. 30 day hassle free returns also means you have nothing to lose. Give it a go. It will quickly become your favourite appliance.

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A machine that actually works

I was, I must say a little dubious when I unpacked this machine having previously owned a Nutribullet that just up and died after 3 months. My worries were unfounded. Wow wow wow..... what an amazing machine and well worth the money.

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Worth every dollar!!!!

Having previously owned a nutribullet I sold that to purchase my optimum blender 9400 and I am so glad I did. I have made so many delicious things I was always unable to do in the nutribullet and the speed and power is 1000x better. Couldn't recommend it anymore.

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Buy this one - MORE POWER!!!

Based on the research I did I quickly ditched the Nutribullet dream and decided I needed something better. As Jeremy Clarkson would say MORE POWER!!! We did so much research my husband became passiona te about getting a high powered blender and quickly became motivated to utilise it to increase our fruit and vegetable intake.

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wow..I just love it

I already had a NutriBullet and there's no comparison...why? Well for starters you can only run the bullet for a short time before it overheats... You can't put anything hot in it and it's much to small.

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Optimally Perfect

Believe the reviews, don't waste time and money on other products (I have tried a few including the Nutri Bullet and Ladyship), and be assured that whilst the Optimum Blender 9400 is amazingly priced in the mid range, it offers first class service and food preparation unrivalled by no other.

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Great for the whole family – and better than a nutribullet!

I was initially tempted by the concept of the nutribullet (which had lots of negative reviews when I looked into it), but am so relieved I went with froothie which is so much more versatile and appears to be of much higher quality (eg metal parts where nutribullet is plastic).

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Optimum 8200 is a "Rocket" compared to the Nutri-"bullet"

I personally believe this Optimum 8200 was a blessing in disguise as i did not know it even existed only came across an add while looking at reviews about the Nutri-bullet.....

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Awesome blender

Never eaten so much kale in my life. Truly blitz's it and u can't noticed very smooth. Check out other brands with their plastic bits the optimum 8200 has metal where it counts and I'm sure it will last for years and years.

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BIG powerful blender for very little price and the BEST decision I ever made.

After initially wanting to buy a Nutribullet I decided to do some research on it and came across the Froothie site quite by accident. After reading reviews looking at the quality components and features I decided that for the same price I could forego all the unnecessary freebies of frying pans and knife sets and pay what equates to a little amount of money for a top quality product.

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her name is winnie.

Its short for winning . I love this blender! I almost bought a nutribullet. . But so glad I didn't this thing is powerful its sturdy it literally tales less time to clean than to blend and I love her so much I have her a name.

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Awesome Blender

Purchased this blender after my Nutribullet motor blew up. Smoke came out of the unit and everything. This Blender is amazing and lightyears ahead of the Nutribullet and it even cost less. I've used it for smoothies so far but am excited about all my options :)

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Awesome blender. Has changed our lives.

We initially thought of a NutriBullet but all the reviews and specs made the optimum a better choice. And for half the price of a vitamix you can't go wrong.

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The OPTIMUM 8200 V.S Nutribullet - Comparison & Review

RRP: CA$460

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The Optimum 8200 includes:

  • UL, CE and FDA approved BPA Free jug
  • Wet and dry multi-purpose six-blade stainless steel assembly
  • Heavy duty tamper tool for improved processing and mixing
  • 104-page comprehensive hard-copy recipe book
  • Access to expert support team
  • 24x7 Support & Warranty
  • U.S. Warranty

For more information on parts and inclusions please Click HERE

ELECTRICAL:
Automatic blender functions, LOW, MED and HIGH speeds

JUG:
1.5L heat-resistant polycarbonate jug
Approved by FDA

WATTAGE 3 HP
VOLTAGE

220-240/50-60HZ

Product Dimensions 19*22*46cm
Product Weight 4.5KGS

    DOMESTIC FUNCTIONS

  • Fruit smoothies The Optimum is designed to make the best fruit smoothies, crushing ice and fruits in seconds

  • Green smoothies Kale, lettuce, celery, spinach, mints, cucumber, bananas or carrots, the Optimum will make sure your green smoothie is smooth and not fibrous

  • Grinding nuts and grains The Optimum's six-blade assembly allows it to easily grind whole grains, beans, rice and kneading bread dough ready for the oven

  • Crushes ice The three-Horse Power motor allows the Optimum to crush large quantities of ice in seconds, perfect for smoothies, slushies and ice cream

  • Nut butters Chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter, blmond butter... you name it! The Optimum will make the most delicious preservative-free nut butters, using only one ingredient

  • Nut milks Mix the nuts with some water, blend, filter, and serve for a natural dairy-free bowl of milk and cereal

  • Ice cream from frozen fruits The Optimum turns your favorite fruits into a fat-free, preservative-free, beautiful guilt-free bowl of ice cream

  • Hot soups The same blender which can make frozen ice cream can also make steaming hot soups from all natural ingredients in less than 10 minutes! This is achieved with the Optimum 's incredible speed , allowing the blender to heat the contents through friction heat

  • Spreads and dips Whether you prefer a silky-smooth hummus dip or a chunky tomato salsa, the Optimum is here to help, offering you a range of dips and spreads to choose from

  • Fresh fruit juices The Optimum is able to easily blend whole fruits and vegetables, unpeeled and uncut, creating a healthy juice full of fibre. Best of all... nothing is wasted, so cleaning is quick and easy

  • Cocktails Cocktails can be prepared shaken, stirred or blended with ice for a frozen treat in seconds

  • Omelettes The same way the Optimum can make a steaming hot soup, the friction of the blades can also cook beautiful omelettes in minutes!

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  • Introduction

    Optimum Appliances, leader du marché des blenders avec les Optimum 9200 et 9400 – deux des blenders avec la plus haute qualité au monde, a lancé un blender domestique plus abordable afin de rivaliser avec les concurrents bon marché..

  • Motor

    The most important component of a Vortex blender is the power of the motor. The Optimum 8200 has a 3 Horse Power motor able to easily withstand the toughest ingredients and outlast most other domestic blenders. The Optimum can blend fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, ice and fruits into a smooth texture which can be used to make soups, ice cream, nut butters and sauces. At a very high speed the Optimum can also be used to grind grains and crush ice

    You can view the various functions of the Optimum blender on the supplier’s website here: http://www.optimum-appliances.com/domestic-buyers.html

  • Blades

    The Optimum's blade assembly, a custom-alloy assemblage of special stainless steel manufactured to its finest in Japan, was purpose built for a quicker, smoother and more effective synthesis of ingredients. While most blenders have a 2 or 4-blade assembly, the Optimum consists of a unique 6-blade assembly, allowing it to blend even the thickest of foods. An additional 2 down-angled blades are designed to prevent any dense foods from getting jammed and creating a vacuum at the bottom of the jug.

    The assembly is securely bolted to a shaft which connects to the bottom blade gear - a feature which then acts as the point of connection for the drive socket when the fully assembled jar and blade set is placed atop the Optimum motor. The six blades are a multipurpose assemblage allowing the Optimum's user to combine both wet and dry ingredients with both ease and efficiency. This superior and multi-faceted blade extends the capabilities of the Optimum far beyond the realms of other competitors, and makes for an otherwise unmatched blending experience.

  • Durability

    La majorité des blenders ont des moteurs ventilés qui fonctionnent en permanence à puissance maximale, les amenant souvent à une surchauffe et à un épuisement prématuré. L’Optimum bénéficie d’un moteur avec un système de balais à charbon breveté, augmentant la durée de vie du moteur d'une dizaine d'années au lieu de quelque mois. Cette caractéristique permet à Froothie d'assurer une garantie de 10 ans pour ses clients, en collaboration avec Athena Solutions Pty Ltd et le fabricant Optimum Appliances Australia.

    En plus de ces caractéristiques, afin prolonger la durée de fonctionnement de l’OmniBlend, un capteur intégré éteint automatiquement le moteur lorsqu’il détecte une utilisation excessive. Ce système évitera les pannes survenant lorsque les moteurs surchauffent. Une caractéristique de protection contre la surchauffe supérieure comparée aux systèmes de protection thermique de la plupart de blenders à usage commercial. Cela permet de faire un mixage en continue sans avoir à attendre que le moteur refroidisse une fois qu'il a chauffé. Et son moteur révolutionnaire avec un système de balais à charbon est idéal les usages domestiques ou commerciaux.

    Des tests démontrent, qu’à puissance égale, l’Optimum est un des mixeurs les plus silencieux du marché, avec un niveau sonore entre 83.8 dB, un point important lorsque l’on utilise cet appareil tout au long de la journée ou dans des lieux publicstels que les bars ou les restaurants. Un couvercle insonorisant récemment introduit peut de réduire davantage le niveau de bruit de 50%, soit moins de 40 décibels, ce qui fait de l’Optimum le dispositif le plus silencieux du marché !

  • The Optimum vs. Other Models

    The Optimum 8200 is a great affordable blender, able to perform many of the functions you would expect from a high-speed blender. The Optimum 8200 however does not include many of the parts that make the 9200 - 2nd Generation and 9400 models our best-selling products. It is designed purely for domestic use, does not include the automatic Torque Control available with blenders such as Vitamix or other Optimum models, and will not have the same durability or performance as the 9200 - 2nd Generation and 9400 models.

    As an affordable alternative, the Optimum 8200 will definitely live up to expectations rivalling other similarly priced blenders, and is a great value-for-money blender. For a comparison between the various Optimum blender models, please click here (available in the last paragraph)

    Below are some links for independent reviews of the Optimum blender:

    1. -          http://www.productreview.com.au/p/optimum 9200 - 2nd Generation.html
    2. -          http://www.productreview.com.au/p/optimum-9400.html
    3. -          http://kimmithgone.com/the-art-of-blending/
    4. -          http://www.therawfoodmum.com/optimum 9200-9400-9900-blender-review-2/
    5. -          http://omnomally.com/2013/10/08/optimum-9200-blender-review/
    6. -          http://www.healthyeah.co.nz/1/post/2013/11/optimum-9400-the-blender-review.html
    7. -          http://perthrawfoodies.com.au/category/blender-reviews/
    8. -          http://www.froothie.com/pdfFiles/2013_10_20_VitaEasyReviewFinal.pdf
    9. -          http://www.productreview.com.au/p/froothie.html

  • What You Can Make

    Fruit smoothies - The Optimum is designed to make the best fruit smoothies in both domestic and commercial environments, crushing ice and fruits in seconds

    Green smoothies - Kale, lettuce, celery, spinach, mints, cucumber, bananas or carrots, the Optimum will make sure your green smoothie is smooth and not fibrous

    Grinding nuts and grains - The Optimum's 6-Blade assembly allows it to easily grind whole grains, beans, rice and kneading bread dough ready for the oven

    Crushes Ice - The commercial-grade 3 Horse Power motor allows the Optimum to crush large quantities of ice in seconds, perfect for smoothies, slushies and ice cream

    Nut butters - Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter... you name it! The Optimum will make the most delicious preservative-free nut butters, using only one ingredient

    Nut milks - Mix the nuts with some water, blend, filter, and serve for a natural dairy-free bowl of milk and cereal

    Ice cream from frozen fruits - The Optimum turns your favourite fruits into a fat free, preservative free, beautiful guilt-free bowl of ice cream

    Hot Soups - The same blender which can make frozen ice cream can also make steaming-hot soups from all natural ingredients in less than 10 minutes! This is achieved with the Optimum 's incredible speed , allowing the blender to heat the contents through friction heat

    Spreads and dips - Whether you prefer a silky-smooth hummus dip or a chunky tomato salsa, the Optimum is here to help, offering you a range of dips and spreads to choose from

    Fresh Fruit Juices - The Optimum is able to easily blend whole fruits and vegetables, unpeeled and uncut, creating a healthy juice full of fibre. Best of all... nothing is wasted, so cleaning is quick and easy

    Cocktails - Cocktails can be prepared shaken, stirred or blended with ice for a frozen treat in seconds

    Omelettes - The same way the Optimum can make a steaming hot soup, the friction of the blades can also cook beautiful omelettes in minutes!

    Food Prep - Ditch the knife! Chop and slice in seconds with your Optimum, saving time and energy for a perfect meal

    Dough - After grinding flour, use the same jug to knead fresh dough ready for the oven

    Dressings - Make salad dressings in seconds, full of flavour and fresh ingredients

    Self-Cleaning - No need for a dishwasher, some water and soap, the Optimum cleans itself in 20 seconds


  • Our Promise

    Once you make the decision to purchase a blender, whether it is an Optimum or otherwise, our relationship with you does not end there. Blenders are a unique and sophisticated appliance, and to make the most of it you must receive the appropriate advice and recommendations.

    Our support team here at Froothie will always be a phone call away, Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm. We are in the process of expanding our support centre to cater for the growing demand, and our team will soon be available 7 Days a Week 9am-9pm.

    For more information on what makes the Optimum blender better and more durable than most competition, click here

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  • Summary

    If you are looking for a lender to rival the popular Vitamix and Blendtec, we would recommend the Optimum 9200 - 2nd Generation and 9400. However if you are seeking a blender to outperform the lower quality Ninja or NutriBullet, then the Optimum 8200 is the way to go!

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