"As the old saying goes: you pay for QUALITY and QUALITY lasts the test of time" - Justin Chellis, Ayr, Queensland.

Comprehensive Comparison: Optimum, Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja and Nutribullet

 

 

 

OPTIMUM 9400

Optimum 9200 - 2nd Generation

Vitamix 5200

Blendtec HP3A

Ninja Mega Kitchen Series

Nutribullet

APPLIANCE SPECIFICATIONS:

 

             

 Motor

 

2,238 Watts

2,611 Watts

1,380 Watts

1,560 Watts

1,500 Watts

600 Watts

 Control and setting

 

10 Speed

3 Manual & 3 Timers

10 Speed Variable

4 Speed & Various Automatic

4 Speed

1 Speed

 Automatic blending options

 

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

 Intellegent overload protection

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 High quality
insulation/windings

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Cooling fan

 

Iron

Iron

Plastic

Iron

Plastic

Plastic

Fuse protection

 

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Pulse capability

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

JUG SPECIFICATIONS:

 

           

Jug base/coupling

 

Metal

Metal

Metal

Metal

Plastic

Plastic

Jug gears

 

Metal

 

Metal

Metal

Metal

Stainless steel

Plastic

Automatic Torque Control

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Motor Fan

 

Metal

 

Metal

Plastic

Metal

Plastic

Undisclosed

Jug application supplied

 

One jug wet/dry

One jug wet/dry

Separate jug wet/dry

One jug wet/dry

Separate jug wet/dry

Wet only

Jug material

 

Eastman TritanCopolyester BPA-Free

 

Eastman TritanCopolyester BPA-Free

Eastman TritanCopolyester BPA-Free

Eastman TritanCopolyester BPA-Free

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Jug quantity

 

2 liter jug

2 liter jug

2 liter jug

1.9 liter jug

Multiple jugs

0.6 liter jug

Certified

 

BPA certified

BPA certified

BPA certified

BPA certified

BPA certified

BPA certified

Blade design

 

6 blades

6 blades

4 blades

2 blades

2 & 6 blades

Various

Cleaning recommendation

 

Hand wash recommended

Hand wash recommended

Hand wash recommended

Hand wash recommended

Hand wash recommended

Hand wash recommended

FUNCTIONALITIES:

 

           

Grade

 

Domestic & commercial

Domestic & commercial

Domestic

Domestic & commercial

Domestic

Domestic

Fruit/green smoothies

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Grinding nuts and grains

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Prepare nut butters

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Create ice cream and frozen fruits

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Crushes ice

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prepares nut milks

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Creates hot soups

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Kneads dough

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

PURCHASE DETAILS:

 

           

Comprehensive warranty

 

10 years (optional)

10 years (optional)

7 years

7 years

5 years

1 year

Nation-Wide Service Centres

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Colours

 

Black, white, red & silver

Black, white, red &silver

Black, white, red &stainless steel

Black, white & red

Black

Grey

Money back guarantee

 

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Depends on Seller

Depends on Seller

No returns accepted (RawBlend Australia)

No returns accepted (Myopure Australia)

Product RRP United States

 

USD $730 (Amazon)

USD $825 (Amazon)

USD $444.49 (Amazon)

USD $388.24 (Amazon)

USD $179.80 (Amazon)

USD $99.99 (Amazon)

Current Price Australia

 

AUD$891

 $579 (Froothie)

AUD$791 (Froothie)

AUD$995

 $795 (RawBlend)

AUD$878  (Myopure)

AUD$614  (Television Only)

AUD$283.99  (Television Only)

 



What makes Optimum the Highest Quality & Best Performing Blender?

 

 

Material Comparison

 

Low Quality Blenders

 

Optimum 9200 - (2nd Gen) Vortex Blender

 

 

 JUG Construction

 

 

 Blade Mounting

 

Mild Steel / Low Quality Stainless

Prone to rusting due to being used in liquid.

 

Stainless Steel

Will not rust and improves life span of blade unit, reduces food contamination.

 Jug Molding

 

Many Scraps and Burrs

Inferior injection molding, creates scraps and shavings and creates sealing issues.

 

Clean Injection Mold

Smooth surface, one injection point only, decreases chances of plastic burrs breaking seal.

 Jug Build

 

Plastic Handle Design

Standard injection molded plastic handle, low cost and uncomfortable for high volume use.

 

Comfort Handle Design

Superior handle design allows for comfort use in all situations, perfect for high volume use.

 Jug Base Plate

 

Plastic Plate

PVC plate with brass fitting,degrades over time, issues caused by steel and brass contact over long period.

 

Coated Stainless Plate

Durable coated stainless steel plate with machined fitting. Coated one piece construction allows for greater lifespan.

 Blade Assembly

 

powder metallurgy

Partial stainless steel construction with mild steel fixings.

 

Stainless Steel

Complete stainless steel assembly to prevent rust and be more durable with longer life span.

 Blade Bearing

 

NBK Bearing

Low cost with short life of blade assembly, any water not cleaned from bearing will cause it to seize.

 

NMB bearing

Higher cost and longer life construction to minimize wear and stop rust, advanced DD seal for watertight operation.

 

 

 Electric Motor Assembly

 

 

 Output Shaft

 

8 mm Square

Less surface area allows drive socket to strip out easier.

 

8mm Braced

More surface area allows greater grip for the drive socket.

 Drive Socket

 

All Plastic

Small diameter mixed with all plastic design has shown reduced lifespan and difficulty in replacing. Also suffers from requiring balancing.

 

Metal Hybrid

Superior fastening, perfect for commercial applications allowing drive sockets additional and advanced lifespan.

 Power

 

3.0 HP (950W Rated Working Power)

High HP but low output at only 950W, most 3HP units are 1500W nominal output.

 

3.5 HP (1800W Rated Working Power)

High HP with high rated working power, harnessing the highest power available to the motor.

 Stator Size

 

35 mm

Smaller stator, gives less electric field for motor to generate drive

 

40mm

Gives more surface area of magnetic field to spin motor.

 

Optimum vs. Vitamix Comparison Videos:

Result Summary

The Optimum 9200A (2nd Gen)'s performance is superior to the Optimum 9400

 

 

  • Part I: Hummus Comparison

  • Part II: Green Smoothie Comparison




  • Part III: Peanut Butter Comparison

  • Part IV: Flax Seeds Comparison

 

 

  • Optimum v.s. Vitamix v.s. Thermomix - Caren's Corner Review

  • Examples of what the Optimum 9200A Vortex Blender can make




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