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

Below is a factual comparison between our Optimum 9400 model and a lower quality blender in the market dated 27/1/2016. This comparison has been thoroughly conducted, reviewing the key components of both blenders. We have respect for our competitors: the below information is a comparison of the parts that make up the blender, aimed at promoting customer awareness, enabling you to make a better advised choice.

Optimum 9400

lower quality blender

Weight difference

Optimum machine more stable and use premium quality material to manufacture blenders

Blender jug weight difference

Optimum use high quality BPA free Tritan co-polyester with 109C deflection temparature.

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

Other - Standard injection moulded plastic handle, low cost and uncomfortable for high volume use..

Optimum - Transparent jug – can see real colour of the blending content

Other - tinted jug

Blade assembly

Optimum use high quality SUS420 stainless steel.

Cheap brands Partial stainless steel construction with mild steel fixings..

Optimum use stainless steel.

Other - Partial stainless steel construction with mild steel fixings.

Optimum – NMB bearings Higher cost and longer life construction to minimize wear and stop rust, advanced rubber seal for watertight operation

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

Optimum use stainless steel washer with square fitting. It will hold the knives properly and avoid blades becoming loose after sometime

Other – have no such a construction

Power cord

Optimum use 1mm high quality power cord - durable

Others- use .75mm low quality power cord

Optimum – properly vulcanized.

Other brands - bad vulcanizing and power cord had been stretched.

Optimum – power cord will not stretch out easily (plastic cordgrip clamp used) and has space to wind when not in use.

cheaper brands – could stretch easily and no space to wrap the power cord

Optimum 0 High quality overload switch covered with silicone rubber to avoid rick of electric shock

Other – no protective cover

Motor

Optimum- Used ferrite cores to absorb high frequency EMI/RFI noise

Other - No Ferrite cores

Optimum has a bigger motor.

 

Optimum- has EMC board installed as per AU/NZ compliance requirement.

Other cheap models- no EMC filters. Just the control PCB

Optimum use metal fan

Cheap brands – use plastic fan

Optimum use metal fan

Cheap brands – use plastic fan

Optimum – use metal clamps to hold coils

Other brands – use cable ties

Speed torque function

Optimum – 4 wire design to support real time automatic speed control function

Other – has no real time automatic speed control function.

 

 

Below is a factual comparison between our Optimum 9200A (2nd Gen) model and a lower quality blender in the market dated 27/1/2016. This comparison has been thoroughly conducted, reviewing the key components of both blenders. We have respect for our competitors: the below information is a comparison of the parts that make up the blender, aimed at promoting customer awareness, enabling you to make a better advised choice.

Material Comparison

Optimum 9200A (2nd Generation)

lower quality blender

Weight difference

 

Optimum machine more stable and use premium quality material to manufacture

Blender jug weight difference

 

Optimum use high quality BPA free Tritan co-polyester with 109C deflection temperature.

Optimum - Transparent jug – can see real colour of the blending content
Other - tinted jug
Optimum - Superior handle design allows for comfort use in all situations, perfect for high volume use.
Other - Standard injection moulded plastic handle, low cost and uncomfortable for high volume use..

Blade assembly

Optimum use high quality SUS420 stainless steel.
Cheap brands Partial stainless steel construction with mild steel fixings..
Optimum use stainless steel
Other - Partial stainless steel construction with mild steel fixings.
Optimum – NMB bearings - higher cost and longer life construction to minimize wear and stop rust, advanced rubber seal for watertight operation
Other - Low cost with short life of blade assembly, any water not cleaned from bearing will cause it to seize.
Optimum use stainless steel washer with square fitting. It will hold the knives properly and avoid blades becoming loose after sometime
Other – have no such a construction

Power cord

Optimum use .075mm high quality power cord – more durable
Other- low quality
Optimum – properly vulcanized.
Other brands - bad vulcanizing and power cord had been stretched.
Optimum – power cord will not stretch out easily (plastic cordgrip clamp used) and has space to wind when not in use.
Other cheaper brands – could stretch easily and no space to wrap the power cord

Motor

Optimum- has top rubber mount to absorb vibration.
Other - no rubber mounts
 
 
Optimum has a bigger motor.
Optimum- has EMC board installed as per AU/NZ compliance requirement.
Other cheap models- no EMC filters

Housing screws

Optimum use stainless steel screws
Cheap brands – use metal screw
 
 

Quality Standard

Manufacturers

At Optimum® we use the very best manufacturers available for the production of our high quality blenders, slow juicers and food processors, along with our world-class exclusive factory in Taiwan. We subject our suppliers to the highest quality approval audits before introducing a product. Our manufacturing facilities are ISO9001:2000 approved and products have achieved UL, CE, EMC and IEC Accreditation.

Optimum is an established brand, and our factories have a combined knowledge and reputation of over 120 years in the industry. We continue to drive quality throughout our business, and to bring the product up to our exacting standards. At Optimum® we employ a skilled sourcing team to work with suppliers in mutually beneficial relationship, by working closely with our suppliers our joint aim can be more focused on ensuring quality products.

 

Quality First

We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding and superior performing range of products. We prefer to focus on excellent quality both in products and services, than compete on price alone. We are confident in our ability to provide better warranty terms than other products on the market, to allow our customers to make an informed choice based on excellent reliability and cost.

We are proud that our product quality with its wide variety of options and our superior customer service continue to enhance our brand. We continue to grow our list of satisfied consumers. We are committed to helping make your day a little smoother, more creative and full of flavor, through the innovative style and function of our blenders, juicers and food processors.

Our focus on quality and durability has meant that each appliance is manufactured with precision, fully tested at our factories before being dispatched to our distributors, and tested again before being sent to customers. Our After-Sales support is unmatched, with plans to launch the world’s first online service center offering customers instant support over the life of their blenders.

 

Product Testing

Any new manufacturers are required to supply all certification of their business and quality processes, and are stringently vetted in all aspects of business before becoming approved suppliers. Updated reports are required to provide new CE and EMC for Optimum® every 2 years.

Our stringent requirements require that they conduct this testing with a globally recognised lab and certification partner to ensure the best quality standards are maintained. Additionally our suppliers update us with ISO9001 audit information yearly to ensure they are conforming to the highest quality checking standards within their own processes.

Our attention to detail is immaculate, from the smallest of screw, to the motors in our appliances or the packaging. Everything is methodically planned, sampled and tested before the product is launched into the marketplace.

 

Approvals

We require that Quality Standards and Safety testing is carried out by SGS. SGS are one of the largest and most respected global standards compliance businesses and perform thorough and unbiased reporting on all products. No expense is spared to ensure our products are not only high quality but also are safe for any markets throughout the World.

 

Comparison

We invest significantly in competitive analysis of the market place, we run controlled comparisons between competitor products and ours, even down to taking the motors apart and testing aspects such as the resistance and continuity. Unlike many of our competitors, the results of these tests are based on actual performance in an operating environment.

 

Support

Starting with our top class customer service, Optimum® only engages primary distributors who have their key focus placed on customer service and support We are so committed to customer support we perform random checks including the use of mystery shoppers, testing their ongoing commitment to customer service and their knowledge of our products.

We are also able to provide industry-leading warranties on our products. This confidence comes from unsurpassed quality of build and very minimal returns for defects. Where manufacturing defects are found, we perform a thorough investigation process that will uncover the issue and ensure it is instantly rectified.

 

Continuous Improvement

We are not only committed to improving our brand, we let it speak for itself in the products we sell. The promises we give are justified by the quality of the products and the dedication of our team. Continual improvement is our business, not simply a department or policy.

 

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