Review: The Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender
As an ambassador for Froothie UK, I get to try out all their latest kit, so… Here I am introducing another great blender – the Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender!
What is vacuum blending?
It’s just like regular blending, but in vacuum blending, the air is drawn out in order to reduce oxidation.
What is oxidation?
When chemicals in food are exposed to oxygen in the air, their chemical composition changes. The food becomes discoloured and begins to break down.
(You know when you slice an apple and it starts to go brown?)
This is oxidation.
Not only does it not look as good, but the food also starts to lose its nutritional value.
Here’s a little video to show you the benefits of vacuum blending…
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First Impressions of the Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender*
The base of this blender looks like a launch pad; like you’ll be sending your smoothies into outer space! (I suppose, with its vacuum technology, it is a bit like sending your smoothie into outer space, but that’s beside the point…) It’s certainly very fancy looking.
(And, no, I haven’t left a questionable item on my dining table. That’s the tamper.)
The Good Bits
- It has a fancy LED display.
- Like all Optimum blenders*, it’s really easy to clean.
- You can choose between regular and vacuum blending.
- It has 4 easy preset functions: a smoothie function, a veg & fruits function, a ‘nuts’ function and a soup function. For more information on functions, see the product page* on the Froothie UK website*!
(Note: on the Froothie website, the official images have a ‘soy milk’ function where the ‘soup’ function is in real life. The soup function is also not listed on the list of functions on the website. I’m not sure why, but when I find out, I shall update you!)
- It makes good nut butter. (Unlike the Optimum Nutri Force Extractor.)
(Note: You can’t use the Vac 2’s vacuum technology for this function.)
The Not-So-Good Bits
- It has a very annoying bleep. It’s a very high-pitched bleep. It’s not so bad if you’re using a preset function, but if you’re setting your own time and speed… my God!!
- I’m also not mad keen on the all the packaging inside. Don’t get me wrong, I know that they have to protect the product from becoming damaged. I know it has to be done. But from the point of view of someone who buys almost everything second hand, all the plastic bags and polystyrene was a little stress-inducing!
The Best Bits
- It makes for more aesthetically pleasing smoothies and milkshakes.
My dairy free banana and walnut milkshake, for example, kept its creamy colour for longer!
- One jug does everything – smoothies, nut butters, soups… the lot! No need to change the jug.
(Unlike my Optimum G2.3!)
- By blending in a vacuum environment, nutrients are preserved and freshness retained until you open the lid, so it’s great for making things in advance.
The Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender has a RRP of £499.00 but (at the time of writing) you can get yours for £399.00 in the Froothie ‘New Year New You’ sale. Just use my affiliate link* and don’t forget to quote “2592 FREE AMBASSADOR DELIVERY” in the comments section for free delivery!
You also get a 30 day trial, with money back guarantee, plus 5 years warranty as standard.
And if you liked this review, feel free to catch up with my reviews of other Froothie UK products, like the Optimum Nutriforce Extractor, the Optimum 9200A, the Optimum G2.3 and the Optimum Multifunction Pressure Cooker Pro!
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Note: This blender was given to me by Froothie UK for the purposes of review.