Optimum G2.6 Platinum Series Review

With a 2400 Watt motor, the OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender is one of the most robust blenders we’ve used so far. It’s a great option for both commercial and home settings. It’s also easy to clean and you can just chuck it in the dishwasher for a more thorough clean.

OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Review

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  • Powerful motor
  • Large 2L capacity
  • Various speeds and settings
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Jug can be placed on base in any direction
  • Tamper tool for improved processing and mixing


  • Heavy and difficult to move around
  • Jug does not lock into base
  • Lid can be difficult to put on and remove

Review Summary

The OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender is highly-rated on ProductReview.com.au with a 4.8/5 rating out of over 100 reviews, so we were really excited to get our hands on one to try it out. Froothie (the Australian distributor of Optimum products) positions the OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender as one of their most powerful blenders to date, great for both professional and home cooking, so we put it to the test.

Overall, if you’re looking for a blender with a large capacity and powerful motor, the OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender is a great one to consider. Read our review to find out what we liked and what we weren't fans of with this Froothie blender. 

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Key features

  • 2,400 watt motor
  • Large 2L BPA-free jug with lid and cap
  • Vortex blender designed to ensure all ingredients get blended
  • Six automatic programs
  • Ability to manually set time and speed
  • Imperial and metric measurements
  • Includes blender accessories (tamper tool, measuring cup and removable jar pad)
  • Six stainless steel blades
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Self-cleaning function
  • Sensor to avoid overheating
  • Hot soup function

The OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series stands out as one of the best blenders on the market because of its powerful motor. It’s got six stainless steel blades and has a vortex container design that helps to ensure all your ingredients get blended up.

OPTIMUM G2.6 controls

There are preset programmes that you can activate with one touch, making it hassle-free, but you also get the option to manually adjust the speed and time if you need to.

Overall, it’s a pretty versatile machine that does the job.

What we like about it

The main thing we love about the OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender is its powerful motor, making it both a great home and commercial blender. No surprises there, given that is its main selling point.

We found it to be the most robust machine we’ve tried so far. We made fruit smoothie recipes and the OPTIMUM G2.6 blended the frozen fruits up quite quickly with the end result having a smooth consistency. It also works effectively on grinding nuts and grains to make up nut butters, dips and spreads.

Its large 2 litre capacity was also a plus for us. This is especially useful when it comes to needing to prepare for bulk meals, making something up for a larger family or using for a commercial setting.

We also love that the jug can be placed onto the base in any direction. While not a deal breaker, it can be a bit cumbersome when blenders require its jug to be placed on the base in a specific spot, so not having to do that made things just that little bit more convenient.

OPTIMUM G2.6 in the kitchen

What we weren’t huge fans of

The OPTIMUM G2.6 Platinum Series Blender is quite a big and heavy machine. We found that it was quite a hassle to move around and it takes up a decent amount of benchtop space due to its large footprint.

This might be a dealbreaker for those who prefer keeping their kitchen appliances away in the cupboard while not in use. However, if you’re not fussed or use it frequently enough that you have a dedicated space for it, this wouldn’t be a massive issue. We imagine this also wouldn’t be too much of an issue in a professional kitchen where it would most likely be in regular use without being moved much.

We also found it a bit difficult to put on and remove the lid. It was quite stiff and took a bit of effort. However, this could be due to the fact that it’s a new machine, and the material may require a bit of usage to soften up over time.

OPTIMUM G2.6 comparison Breville the Fresh and Furious

The OPTIMUM G2.6 on the left, compared to the Breville the Fresh and Furious

Lastly, due to its shorter jar base, we found that the jar could be easily knocked over. This is more of an issue as it doesn’t have a lock position for the jar to stay clicked onto the base. In comparison, we’ve used the Breville the Fresh and Furious blender, and because of its taller jar base, the lack of a lock position wasn’t an issue as it was more stable in that respect.

The Hot Soup preset

We thought we’d cover the Hot Soup preset separately, because it’s quite an interesting feature for a blender to have. According to Froothie, the Hot Soup preset will allow you to blend and make up soups without having to heat it up separately.

OPTIMUM G2.6 soup

We tried out this function to test it out. It’s really convenient given that you can prepare all the ingredients at a separate time and make a fresh batch of soup later on. The friction from the blades of the blender allows the optimum serving temperature to be reached while the ingredients are being blended. The only thing that we thought was a hassle was that you’ll still need to precook all your ingredients before blending for this preset to work. However, this is a great feature if you prefer prepping your soup ingredients well in advance (when they’re no longer hot from being cooked) and if you like soups with smooth consistencies.

If you’re looking for a specific blender that can cook the ingredients as well as blend, the Instant Pot Ace Nova Cooking Blender is another option to consider. Rather than just warming up the ingredients, it has the ability to cook them as well.


If you’re looking for a powerful and reliable blender for everyday use and big batches, the OPTIMUM G2.6 is an excellent choice. Sure, the price is steep compared to other products in the market, but not many will be able to match the specs of this beast. One of the things to keep in mind is that this product doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that other blenders will offer (auto-cleaning function is an example), but if you’re not big on additional features and you just need a pure blender that does the job very well, it comes highly recommended.

A special positive note in regards to customer service: during our review we have been in touch (anonymously) with Froothie and they were able to answer all the questions promptly. They also seem to care a lot since they are very involved in the community through productreview.com.au.

Are there other options to consider within the same brand? Yes, the OPTIMUM 9200A (2nd Gen) when on sale costs less than the G2.6, while offering more power, albeit without touch controls and with less preset options overall, but for those set to find the most powerful machine out there, that’s another good option to consider from a good and reputable company.