|Photograph courtesy of Froothie UK|
Finely grinding many foods, especially fruit, vegetables and nuts enables the body to more easily absorb any available nutrients. Whilst my old blender was useful for making basic smoothies, it wasn't very efficient at grinding up anything course. This meant, when making smoothies with goji berries for instance, I'd end up with a reddish bitty sludge at the bottom of the jug that wasn't desperately appealing. I was also unable to make 'green' smoothies. I tried with some of our home grown kale once and it was just not meant to be - coconut water with large pieces of kale was rather hard to drink.
The Optimum 9200, on the other hand, is a high speed super blender with a 2,611 watts motor and a scary top speed of 44,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). The jug which is made of ultra strong, heat-resistant polycarbonate has a 2 litre capacity and can take both wet and dry ingredients. The blades are stainless steel and very sharp.
It has automatic blending options, which means you don't have to hover over your morning smoothie when there are so many other things to be done. It can be set to low, medium or high speed and includes a pulse function. It can blend pretty much anything and can be used to make smoothies, nut butters, ice-cream and even soup. Handily, the jug has measures, for cups, fluid ounces and litres, so can cope with pretty much any measurement you care to throw into it. I have the rather smart black model as shown above, but white, red and silver models are also available.
The quibbles are on the cleaning front. I'd heard that it was a synch to clean and all that you needed to do was put some water in the jug with a dash of washing up liquid and blend. This works to a point, but of course doesn't clean the top or lip of the jug. Whereas I used to just dunk my old blender in the washing up bowl along with everything else, it is best not to get the bottom of this jug wet. So cleaning the jug overall is a little awkward. I must stress, this hasn't put me off using it. I am super excited about its capabilities and will continue to use it on a regular basis.
In fact I am a Froothie Ambassador. This means Chocolate Log Blog will get plenty of posts showing some of the things I make in The Beast. It also means that if you buy an Optimum 9200 using this link, I will gain a commission. Any purchase made includes a one month money back guarantee, including postage and a six year warranty. It is currently on offer at £329, normal price £429.
I was sent a Froothie Optimum 9200 Blender to try out in my kitchen. I was not required to write a positive review and as always, all opinions are my own.