The Optimum 9200A 2nd gen and the 9400 Vortex blenders are our two of our most preferred and powerful blenders.
According to Product Review Australia, 2018:
The 9200A is the #1 Best Rated Blender in Australia
The 9400 is the #3 Best Rated Blender in Australia
Both blenders can easily make:
- Nut Butters
- Coconuts into coconut flakes/coconut butter
- Ice Creams
- Hot Soups
- Nut milks
- Kneading and more.
They are designed to last and outperform other blenders.
Here's a great comparison to Vitamix: http://www.froothie.com/optimum-vs-vitamix-vs-blendtec-comparison-review/
The Optimum 9200A – 2nd Generation also comes with an optional 10-Year warranty, and is a commercial-grade Vortex blender, therefore will last you many years without any issues.
The Optimum 9400 is also manufactured using the same high-quality durable parts.
The main difference is functionality:
Dial (9400) vs. Buttons (9200A)
The Dial allows for more finite control, while the buttons provide automatic timer functions which is great for smoothies and juices on the go.
The 6-blade assembly of both models is longer than any other blender, allowing for superior chopping, slicing and grinding capabilities perfect for domestic users.
The timer function of the 9200A – 2nd Generation is another great feature for busy users!
Below are some independent reviews of the Optimum 9200A and 9400: