I was recently given the opportunity to review the Froothie Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Vortex blender! Since I live with my sister, I always just used her Vitamix, but since receiving the Optimum G2.1, I’ve used it quite literally, every single day.
The Optimum G2.1 has become, without a doubt, the most popular gadget in my kitchen. Living as a high-raw, plant-based vegan, I need a high-speed blender – and Froothie goes beyond power when it comes to their blenders. I can make raw soups, banana “nice-cream,” raw nut butters (like almond butter or even sunflower seed butter!), and best of all, smoothies (which I practically live off in the mornings). I know without a doubt that this blender is going to get some serious use out of it!
Because I was so familiar with the Vitamix, using this blender was a good comparison point, and it really proved itself well. After all, the Optimum has a motor that is 2,835 watts. This, compared to the Vitamix, which has a motor of only 1,492 Watts. When I say powerful, I mean it!
I also really like the fact that the Optimum high speed blender comes with digital paneling and SIX pre-programmed settings (like fruit (smoothie), sorbet, grind, nut milk, soup and sauces). Of course, you can use the blender for basically anything you want to blend, even outside of these settings. This is because you can either hold down the pulse button, or set a speed and time you want to blend something at, and then let it work its magic.
The Froothie Optimum G2.1 blender is beautiful, too. It is sleek and shiny, and fits well aesthetically in just about any kitchen (to be honest, it made my kitchen look like it needed a renovation). Another plus about the Optimum blender is that it’s made from super light BPA-free plastic. This makes it easy to lift off the base, and also quite simple to rinse. The jug itself comes with a 6-blade assembly (compared to Vitamix’s 4-blade assembly). The two extra blades are situated under the main 4 blades, and allow the Optimum blender to suck ingredients down and create a blending vortex!
Using The Tamper
The tamper itself is quite easy to use, and is recommended for thicker mixtures you might be blending like fruit ice creams, nut butters, or thick sauces. The tamper basically helps improve the flow of food if the ingredients aren’t freely circulating. To use it, all you need to do is stick the lid firmly in place, and insert the tamper through the lid plug opening. While the machine is operating, and blending, you situate the tamper in one of the corners of the jug – this will propel the food straight onto the blades and help release any air pockets around the blade. This ensures a continuous flow of food through the blades, so that whatever you’re blending becomes creamy soft!
Cleaning The Blender
Cleaning the vortex blender is easy, too. If you’re making juices or smoothies, all you really need is a quick rinse. If you’re making something a little more advanced like soups, dips or nut butters, rinse out the jug, and then fill halfway with warm water. Add in a little bit of your favourite dish soap (literally, just one drop!), and then turn the appliance on high speed for about 30-60 seconds. Rinse and then dry. That’s it!
What Comes With The Blender?
The vortex blender also comes with a nut bag (which is super useful if you want to make nut milks), a tamper tool, user guide, and a 104-page recipe booklet with delicious creations.
To wrap it up, the Froothie Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Vortex blender features all of the following:
– Elegant and simple to use LED touchscreen panel
– Six automatic, one-push automatic programmes
– BPA free jug with lid and cap
– Wet and dry multi-purpose 6-blade stainless steel assembly
– Heavy duty tamper tool for better processing and mixing
– FREE nut milk bag (who doesn’t love free stuff?)
– FREE 104-page recipe book (with delicious recipes to boot)
– 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – includes RETURN postage!
– 10 year warranty on the motor and 5 year warranty on the parts
– 24×7 support and warranty (awesome support team, and very responsive!)
– International warranty
I’ve wanted a high speed blender for years, and I finally have one (now I don’t need to use my sisters all the time – haha). I am so impressed by this blender, and seriously hope it lasts me a lifetime (if it does, I would be quite surprised – considering my once-a-day smoothie habit!). If you’re in the market for a high speed blender, then I’d definitely recommend the Optimum G2.1.
Currently, the Froothie Optimum G2.1 blender is on sale for $349 USD – Not a bad deal!
I also did a video review of the blender review – so be sure to check that out! Visuals for me are the most important when deciding on purchasing a product, so I hope it can help you decide that this high speed blender is everything you need and more!
Don’t Stop There!
If you use the coupon code below, you will receive a $20 discount code off this awesome blender (Optimum G2.1), as well as the Optimum 9200 and 9400 High Speed Vortex Blenders, and also for the Slow Juicers Optimum 600 and 700!
Using the code is really simple! Just mention it when placing the order, by adding it in the special box on the order page.
Coupon Code: livelovefruit-Optimum-20
Disclaimer: All views and opinions are my own. This particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer. However, the manufacturer did give me the product for testing and review purposes.