Masticating Juicers

Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor Review

December 26, 20160 Comments
Green Star GS-1000 Juicer

Green Star GS-1000

The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is a twin gear, heavy duty masticating juicer which has been designed to provide you with a juicer which will juice anything and everything you could dream of. Instead of having one auger, this juicer has two so that every last drop of juice is extracted from your produce. If you have made a lifestyle decision to improve your health and wellbeing, juicing with a Green Star is a step in the right direction.

The Green Star extracts juice from roots, fibrous stalks, leafy greens and other fruits and vegetables to provide a high juice yield, while avoiding heating the juice which will reduce its nutrient levels. It’s versatile too and can produce nut butters, baby food as well as ice creams and sorbets from frozen fruits. So if you are looking for a multifunctional option and would like to do more than juicing, you will have that option with Green Star.

The GS-1000 is the basic model in the Green Star Series and extra attachments are available from the Green Star website as is a range of recipes. The user manual is also publicly available at the following http:/greenstar.com/gs_manual.pdf, and it has a lot of detail about the juicer as well as cleaning and maintenance and of course, lots of recipes.

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Features of the Green Star GS-1000

    • The juicer has an automatic pulp ejection for continuous juicing and easier clean-up
    • It easily juices most fruits, herbs and vegetables
    • It can grind nuts and grains
    • The juicer can also work as a food mill for preparation of baby foods, sorbets and nut butters
    • It is easy to clean and assemble
    • Portable with balanced, sure grip handle for easy carrying

Motor

The motor runs at 110 RPM and its motor power is 190w. The low rotation speed is ideal for creating a high quality, nutritious juice.

Performance

The juice features Twin Gear Technology which has a powerful triturating action so that it cuts and juices all vegetables including a wide range of juicing capabilities which includes carrots, celery, leafy vegetables and wheatgrass. It also has a pocket-recessed area which allows for easy extraction from fibrous vegetables and herbs, as well as 3 sate points that cut strong fibers like celery. This ensures the juicer does not become jammed or clogged. The twin gears have a clearance of 4/1000 of an inch which is pretty close in anyone’s language.

Green Star GS-1000 Gears

GS-1000 Gears

It is these features though, which combine to gently extract more juice, leaving the ejected pulp very dry.  Because the juicer operates at 110 revolutions per minute, there is minimal heat build-up, which means less oxidation of the juice which allows you to receive the full nutritional benefits of the juice.

The Green Star Juice Extractor will extract juice from pretty much anything, from carrots and apples to wheatgrass and sprouts.

Versatility

If you wanted to, you can make your own nut butters, baby food as well as ice creams and sorbets from frozen fruits.

Materials

The materials used in the construction of the Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor includes  bio-ceramic material and while the makeup of this material is a trade secret, there are naturally occurring types of bio-ceramic material such as bentonite and diatomaceous earth which are both safe and used regularly in the food industry. The material UL, CE, and TUV are all certified as safe.

Type

The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is a twin gear, masticating juicer. Instead of having just the one auger, it has two, which provides twice the ability to extract the juice. This type of juicer typically operates at a slow speed and literally grinds the juice out of the produce, producing a high juice yield and a dry pulp.

Feed Type

This juicer has a square feed tube, although it is quite small like other masticating juicers. This means that there is always going to be a certain level of preparation required prior to juicing. The masticating process is facilitated by small pieces of fruit and vegetable matter, so a narrow feed tube will always be necessary.

Noise

Masticating juicers tend to be much quieter than centrifugal juicers and this one is no exception. So yes, it is very quiet when operating.

Pulp

The twin gear system combined with a powerful motor, results in a very high juice yield. This in turn means that the pulp is very dry.

Cleaning

The Green Star has approximately seven parts to clean however it’s easy to disassemble, easy to clean and easy to reassemble. The two gears are easy to clean and the screens will need to be scrubbed with the cleaning brush. Some customers have found it helpful to have a bowl of warm soapy water waiting to receive the necessary parts directly when you are finished juicing.

Inclusions

You will receive the juicer, gears, a fine screen and a coarse screen, a glass juice pitcher, a cleaning brush as well as plastic and wooden plungers.

Benefits

Versatility – nut butters, baby foods and fruit ice creams and sorbets can be made as well as a full range of juices
Lots of Juice – High juice yield
Quality Juice – More nutritional value is extracted from vegetables
Dark Green Juices – Green Star is designed to extract green juices and can extract juice from almost all leafy greens, herbs, fibrous plants and grasses, sprouts, and tough/ stringy vegetables.
Maximum Nutritional Quality – A higher mineral content with concentrations of essential minerals, like calcium, iron, and zinc are 50%-200% higher in juice from Green Star. Without spinning and chopping on high speeds, heat and impact shock are virtually eliminated, significantly reducing oxidation, ensuring more of the delicate nutrients survive.
Better Tasting Juice – Some high-potency green juices are less palatable than others, but the taste better with Green Star’s magnetizing effect which mellows the taste of powerful juices, making them more palatable.

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 19 x 12.5 inches
Weight: 24 pounds
Item model number: GS-1000
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty

Pros

  • The Green Star is easy to clean, easy to dis-assemble and easy to reassemble
  • You have a lot of control over the juicing process
  • It makes very nutritious juices
  • It’s really good for wheat grass
  • The juicer has a high juice yield so you get your money’s worth from your produce
  • Having to slow down, do the chopping and preparation then wait for the extraction, is actually good for you.
  • It is very sturdily built
  • If you love frozen fruit ice creams, this machine is excellent

Cons

  • Some vegetables such as carrots can require a lot of downward force to push through the juicer. If you do not have a lot of physical strength, this could be a problem.
  • The off white plastic juicer parts tend to stain very quickly from carrots
  • The juicer can take a while to clean up all the parts, especially scrubbing the semi cylindrical filter screen inside and outside. There are approximately seven parts that disassemble easily, although you don’t need to reach into crevices in the main unit. One small screen requires serious scrubbing but the specialty brush supplied with the juicer does it well.
  • It is not so good with fruits
  • A lot of pre-chopping is necessary

User Ratings and Reviews

The customers that have left feedback for the Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor give it an average rating. This indicates its performance and functionality are good. A few reviewers left very negative reviews and the experience indicates that you should always identify what you want from a juicer before you jump in and buy one. It wasn’t the juicer that was a problem, rather, user expectations. Some users had issues with the juicer itself.

The common theme running through the positive reviews is that the juicer is functional and versatile. It can masticate a lot of different types of foods if you learn to use it properly and it is especially good with green vegetables, particularly wheat grass. Users also commented on how quietly the machine runs compared to other juicers they have used.

Users also commented that you really need to feel comfortable with assembly and disassembly, considering there are more parts to deal with. They also commented that you really need to determine what you want to juice, as well as be OK with lots of chopping and preparing which is required when using the Green Star. To read more about what users had to say about the juicer, you can read the reviews here.

Recommendation – Omega is probably a better choice

The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is available at the best price I’ve found online and if you are eligible, it also comes with Free Shipping. You really need to do some research and decide if your juicing needs are a good fit with this juicer. If so, customer feedback indicates for most of the users the juicer is a cautious buy.  I recommend also looking at the Omega line of masticating juicers, or if you are set on a twin gear juicer, then the Super Angel is an excellent choice.

Omega NC800 Juicer Review

December 18, 20160 Comments
Omega NC800

Omega NC800 Juicer

If you are familiar with Omega juicers, you will notice that the Omega NC800 Juicer is essentially a new improved version of the J8000 series, such as the J8003, J8004, J8005, J8006 Omega masticating juicers. The Omega NC800 has been designed as a horizontal masticating juicer with a multi-stage extraction process.

Like other masticating juicers, this Omega juicer works at a slow motor speed. This is how oxidation, heat build-up and excessive foam is prevented from forming in the juice. If juicing leafy greens forms part of your juicing regimen, the Omega can manage them with ease and is particularly well suited to fine produce such as wheatgrass.

In addition to producing an excellent yield, the juicer can also be used to make other natural food items such as baby food, healthy snacks such as pure fruit ice creams, as well as nut butters, soy and almond milk.

Features of the Omega NC800 Juicer

Design – a horizontal juicer, silver in color with continuous juicing and automatic ejection of pulp
Type – masticating juicer
Motor – features an 80 RPM rotation speed that is typical of masticating juicers. The low speed ensures that foam does not form in the juice and also prevents oxidation and heating of the juice.
Extraction – features a ‘Dual Stage’ extraction process whereby produce is tightly compressed and then ground and pressed via the auger.
Feed Chute – is wider than the upright Omega masticating juicers and means less chopping and preparation time for users
Juice Yield – is high as evidenced by the resultant dry pulp
Settings – there are 5 adjustable settings available and you can use these in conjunction with the various produce types for maximum juice output.
Pulp – is dry, indicating efficient performance of the juicer and a high juice yield. This is a good thing because you will receive good value from your produce.
Juice Quality – is good with high output and little or no foam. There is also very little or no pulp evident.
Cleaning – is easy. Customers really liked this feature and felt it made a difference to their motivation to juice on a regular basis.
Inclusions – 6 x nozzles and 2 x juicing screens

Specifications

Measures: 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
Weighs: 20 pounds
Item No: NC800 HDS
Warranty: 15 Years

What’s Great About the Omega NC800 Juicer?

  • Very easy to clean
  • The screen area is small and it’s easy to remove pulp from
  • Parts are wide which helps with ease of cleaning
  • Comes with a reverse button
  • Has a 15 year warranty
  • Well designed
  • Great value for regular juicing
  • Excellent juice quality
  • Doesn’t clog or jam up with produce
  • Operates quietly
  • Little or no foam
  • Juices leafy greens very easily
  • Comes with 5 juice output settings
  • Wider feed chute than vertical masticating Omega Juicers
  • Pulp is dry, indicating efficient juicing performance

What’s Not So Great

It’s necessary to use the ‘pusher’ rather than rely on self-feeding for propelling produce down the feed chute. This did not result in customers having a bad opinion of the juicer.

Customer Feedback and Reviews

The Omega NC800 Juicer is rated very highly by customers. Things they like about it include its easy clean features, quiet operation, horizontal design, juice output and quality, wide feed chute, reverse button, as well as the addition of five output settings. Customers are also impressed with the 15 year warranty. To read more about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Recommendation

The Omega NC800 Juicer is available online and you can find their most competitive price for it here. Customers like the horizontal aspect of the Omega masticating juicer as well as the wider feed tube however the best feature was its easy to clean functionality. As one customer pointed out, the fast clean up makes a difference between juicing and not juicing. In my opinion, based on the price, the reputation of Omega Juicers, the capability of this machine  and the tremendous feedback from customers, this juicer is highly recommended.

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Instructions for Use of the NC800

http://www.omegajuicers.com/media/manuals/Omega_NC800_NC900_Manual_2013VerA.pdf

 

Nutriteam HD 7700 Low Speed Juicer Review

December 16, 20160 Comments
Nutriteam HD 7700 Masticating Juicer

Nutriteam HD-7700 Masticating Juicer

The Nutriteam HD 7700 Low Speed Juicer is an upright masticating juicer with a double sided auger. It is a similar product to other upright juicers, but is however, significantly cheaper. Juicer machines can be costly, particularly masticating juicers, but customers have been pleasantly surprised with the Nutriteam. What it provides, is a quality product that features high levels of performance and functionality.

Who Needs the HD 7700?

Anyone who is looking for an efficient, well-made masticating juicer that doesn’t take up too much space on their countertop will appreciate this particular juicer. It is also perfect for anyone who is looking for a bargain while at the same time, not sacrificing efficiency and quality.

Juicing aficionados who are looking for a juicer that provides a high juice yield will also find the Nutriteam HD 7700 to be a desirable machine. It has a 200 watt motor and a very low 47 rpm auger speed as well as a double edged auger that speeds up the processing of produce by cutting it twice as fast. For people who want to use a masticating juicer, but have found it to be slow going, the Nutriteam solves this problem too.

Anyone who values high quality juice needs this juicer machine because it produces juice in a heat free environment that facilitates the preservation of high levels of phytonutrients and enzymes. With green juices maintaining their popularity, this juicer remains an excellent choice because of its ability to juice leafy greens with ease while at the same time, ensuring a high juice yield.

Features of the Nutriteam HD 7700

Design – Upright and compact with a small footprint – saves on counter space required for juicing
Type – Masticating juicer
Motor – is powerful at 200 watts
Operating Motor Speed – is 47 rpm which is slower than other comparable brands
Auger – is double edged and made from Ultem. Customers also thought that the double edged auger processed their produce more quickly than other masticating juicers
Juice Yield – is high as a result of the efficiency of the double edged auger
Pulp – is dry, indicating excellent efficiency
Cleaning – the auto cleaning system removes pulp while juicing is occurring. Other than this, a cleaning brush is supplied to assist with removing pulp from the screen
Materials – auger and screen are made from Ultem plastic

Included with the Juicer

  • Main juicing unit
  • Extracting bowl for juice
  • Juice screen for extraction
  • Bowl type attachment for mincing
  • Cleaning brush
  • Instruction manual – detailed, including a juice recipes

Specifications

Measures: 9 x 8 x 18 inches
Weighs: 15 pounds
Item No: HD-7700
Warranty: 10 years motor, 1 year parts

Nutriteam HD-7700 diagram

HD-7700 features

What’s Great About the Nutriteam HD 7700 Juicer?

  • Small footprint for countertop
  • Very competitive price
  • High juice yield
  • Quality, powerful motor
  • Easy to clean
  • Dry pulp
  • Retains maximum phytonutrients
  • Operates quietly
  • High juice quality – juice color is more saturated
  • Double sided auger creates efficiency by facilitating faster processing
  • Excellent for leafy greens
  • Vertical design
  • Just as good as the Omega vrt330 but cheaper
  • Quality materials used for auger and screen

What’s Not so Great

  • No negative feedback to date

Customer Feedback and Reviews

At the time of writing, customers have left mostly excellent reviews for the Nutriteam HD 7700 Low Speed Juicer and they give it an excellent rating. Things they like about it include its above average functionality and performance as well as its price point when compared to vertical juicers of similar quality. Customers are also impressed with its high juice yield, quality construction, powerful motor, quiet operation and the high quality juice it produces. To read more about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Our Recommendation

The Nutriteam HD 7700 Juicer is available online and qualifies for free shipping, you can find the lowest prices for it here. The high level of functionality and lower price point impresses customers who feel that this juicer is a good value. Based on customer feedback, we are pleased to recommend the Nutriteam as a great buy.

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Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor Review

December 2, 20160 Comments

Breville BJE510XL Extraction JuicerThe Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor is a powerful, centrifugal juice extractor which comes with five speeds for greater variety and choice during the juice extraction process. The 900 watt motor is can produce an 8 oz glass of juice in 5 seconds. It includes variable RPM settings to cater to soft as well as more dense fruits and vegetables. This leads to the machine being described as a “smart juicing system”.  In reality, it means that your are receiving excellent juice extraction.

Part of the Breville BJE510XL unique charm is its ability to increase power to the cutting disc when there is a load on the machine. This can happen with beets, carrots or apples. The machine is able to do this via a built-in smart chip and the result is more juice through more efficient extraction. This juicer is said to be the most versatile juicer on the market today as it handles hard and soft fruits and vegetable with ease. The lower speeds are particularly effective for leafy vegetables like spinach or for soft fruits like bananas or cantaloupes.

One of the design features which users find very helpful, as well as improving the overall performance of the machine, is that the feed chute is located precisely over the top of the centre of the cutting disc. This provides excellence balance, improved extraction and fantastic juice.  Users love this juicer because of it great features, versatile performance and reliability. Most of all, they love the juice it creates.

 

Features of the Breville BJE510XL Juicer

Motor

  • The extractor comes with a powerful 900 watt motor and 5 speeds ranging from 6500 rpm to 12500 rpm

Performance

  • The Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor is a high level performer, capable of producing 8 oz of juice in five seconds
  • It is also reliable and durable
  • Comes with a back-lit control panel for ease and efficient use of the controls

Materials

  • Stainless-steel covered body
  • Stainless-steel micro-mesh filter and cutters
  • Engineering-grade polymers

Type

This Breville juicer is a centrifugal juicer. These work by forcing the juicing item onto centrally located spinning blades that essentially finely grates the produce and then the contents are thrown outward onto a spinning screen (spinning at a thousand or more revolutions per minute). This forces the juice through the screen while the pulp is held back, eventually slides up the angled screen and is thrown over the top and into a holding bin, thus the juice is separated from the pulp.

A characteristic of a centrifugal juicer is that it has an incredibly fast extraction rate and its large screen will make the juicing of pulpy fruit easy and fast. However, it’s worth noting that extremely pulpy (i.e. bananas) and very soft fruits would do much better by simply tossing them into a blender. This is because the extraction process in a centrifugal juicer happens too fast to extract much juice.

Feed Type

The juicer comes with a circular feed chute, which measures 3 inches in diameter and this makes it possible to place whole fruits and vegetables in there without the need for peeling, cutting and slicing beforehand.

Output

Output is at the rate of 8 oz of juice in five seconds

Pulp

The pulp which results from the extraction process is dry, which indicates that the juicer is operating efficiently. Very soft fruits will produce a wetter pulp – mostly because this juicer is very powerful and soft fruits are forced up over the top of the screen before much juice can be extracted.

Cleaning

It has dishwasher safe parts so you can place parts like the juice jug and the detachable spout in there for very easy cleaning. The filter device should be cleaned with the brush provided.

Accessories Included

A juice jug and froth separator, detachable spout, and cleaning brush are all included. The detachable spout allows you to direct the juice straight into a glass. The cleaning brush is helpful in removing pulp.

Product Details For The Breville BJE510XLBreville bje510xl control panel

Dimensions – 16-4/5 x 15-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches
Motor – 900 watts with 5 speeds
Item model number: BJE510XL
Warranty – 1 year limited warranty

Pros

  • Separate Receiver for pulp – if you place a small garbage liner in the pulp bin, all the pulp is neatly contained and is very easy to dispose of
  • Reliable performance
  • Powerful motor equals fantastic versatility
  • Great extraction and dry pulp
  • It runs quietly compared to other juicers
  • Easy To clean

Cons

  • Probably too powerful for really soft fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes. The very soft fruits will slide over the top of the screen before much juice can be extracted from them.
  • Leafy greens (including wheat grass) are another problem for any centrifugal juicer. These are best done in a masticating juicer. Juicing aficionados would advocate that it’s best to have both a centrifugal juicer as well as a masticating juicer to eliminate this issue.

Customer Reviews

This is a very popular juicer, as evidenced by the the number of customers who have left reviews. They have given the BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor an outstanding rating. There were a few customers who had issues, but surprisingly few, considering the large number of reviews. Many hundreds more people have read the reviews and marked them as being helpful. To see what customers have to say, you can read the reviews here.

Price

The Breville BJE510XL is available online at Amazon and if you are eligible, comes with Free Shipping, if you qualify. You can check the current price here.

Recommendation

Customers and users love the juicer because of it’s value for the money. Additionally, this is a quality juicer which does its job well. Quite simply, it makes great juice with a minimum of fuss and clean up afterwards. It comes highly recommended based on the many positive comments and experiences which users and customers have generously provided.

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Kuvings NJE3580U Masticating Slow Juicer Review

August 24, 20160 Comments
Kuvings NJE3580U Masticating Juicer

Kuvings NJE3580U

The Kuvings NJE3580U Masticating Slow Juicer is an efficient juice extractor with a focus on preserving juice nutrients by operating by minimizing heat build-up. Its low speed also ensures minimal oxidation. A masticating juicer also provides a high juice yield so that you end up with more juice from your produce. This is an advantage if you like to use organic produce that can often be expensive.

The Kuvings juicer is also very versatile and is something that health conscious individuals can take advantage of, particularly anyone who doesn’t like processed food. There are four different sized nozzles for extruding your own pasta as well as nozzles for grinding, mincing and crushing ice. Try it with frozen fruit for pure home-made ice cream.

Customers like this juice extractor and found it easy to use and clean. It also uses little counter space because the design is compact and includes an internal storage compartment for the 5 foot cord. Many people find it easier to leave out because they use it regularly for juicing as well as the other functions, such as crushing ice and grinding coffee and nuts.

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Features of the Kuvings NJE3580U

Design – a single auger model that produces a high juice yield without losing nutrients through oxidation
Motor – 170 watt motor is heavy duty, reliable, quiet and operates at 80 RPM – perfect for fibrous produce.
Juice Yield – is high with juice not subject to oxidation which has the effect of reducing the nutrient value in the juice
Pulp – is dry as a result of the high juice yield
Auto Feeding – produce is pulled through the juice extractor for continuous juicing. Using a pusher is not necessary.
Materials – hard plastic is UL certified
Assembly – is easy and the parts all fit together easily
Nozzles – there are seven provided so that you can process in a variety of styles, not just juicing. There are 4 x pasta nozzles as well as one each for crushing and grinding and mincing.
Juicing Screw – is heavy duty for easier juice extraction with less foam being produced
Power Switch – operates in a forward and reverse direction. Operating in reverse mode will help to prevent clogging.
Pulp Ejection – is automatic and allows for continuous juicing up to 30 minutes
Storage – is easy and convenient by way of a handle that makes it easy to lift and move. It also comes with a dust cover and an internal cord organiser.

Specifications

Measures: 14.5 x 11.5 x 13 inches
Weighs: 17 pounds
Item No: NJE-3580U
Manufacturer site: Kuvings.com
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty

Kuvings NJE3580U Gear

Kuvings Gear Detail

What’s Great About the Kuvings NJE3580U Masticating Slow Juicer ?

  • Pulls food through into the feed tube
  • High juice quality
  • Can make pasta and baby food
  • Reasonable juice yield and better than a centrifugal juice extractor so you get more juice from your produce
  • Perfect for vegetables and wheat-grass
  • Prevents juice oxidation
  • Easy to pull down and clean, then reassemble
  • Dry pulp
  • Operates quietly
  • Excellent value for the money
  • Simple to operate

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What’s Not so Great

  • Feed tube is small so lots of chopping is required for prep
  • All plastic

Customer Feedback and Reviews

The Kuvings NJE3580U is highly rated with customers that have purchased the juicer. Things that impress them include its competitive price, quiet operation, good juice yield and simple operation. Customers also like its compact design and nutrient rich, high quality juice.

The feed tube is small though, so lots of chopping prep is required. However, customers are happy to trade off the inconvenience for high quality juice. To read more about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Recommendation – Buy

The Kuvings NJE3580U Masticating Slow Juicer is available from online retailers, is competitively priced and comes with Free shipping. You can find the lowest Amazon prices for it here. Customers were pleased with the performance of this juicer and felt it provided good value for the money. Based on customer feedback, we are pleased to recommend it to you.

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Omega VERT Slow Juicer VSJ843 Review

July 14, 2016
Omega VER843 Vertical Masticating Juicer

The Omega VERT Slow Juicer is a vertical power house that produces high quantities of juices of the highest quality. Juices made using this juicer are foam free and feature reduced heat build-up that acts to delay the process of oxidization, which causes a reduction in the nutrient quality of the juice. Without oxidization, the juice retains its full quota of nutrients and nutrition rich enzymes. The shelf life of your juice is also increased.

This is brought about through a combination of the juicer’s squeezing system and a slow motor speed. The low RPM is much lower than earlier models of vertical masticating juices manufactured by Omega. The result is that it is possible to create a plethora of fruit and vegetable juices, green juices, nut milks, as well as frozen fruit sorbets and smoothies.

The Omega VERT Slow Juicer also features a newly designed dual-edge auger that has a tight fit tolerance. This works to break down fiber in the juice so that it is smooth and nutrient rich. It also works to reduce heat build-up and oxidation. Pulp is automatically ejected and an automatic cleaning system is also part of the new design. This ensures the screen stays clear and works efficiently.

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Features of the Omega VERT Slow Juicer

Design – is vertical and compact with a contemporary look

Type – a vertical masticating juicer for high quality and quantity juice production

Motor Speed – is currently the lowest available from Omega and features a motor which rotates at forty three revolutions per minute. Omega has calculated this is around half the speed of their earlier model vertical masticating juicers. This means higher quality and quantity of juice.

Color – silver, white or red providing a contemporary look that will suit all kitchen decors

Suitable For – squeezing soft and hard fruits and vegetables including leafy greens and wheatgrass. It’s also perfect for nut milks.

Squeezing Action - is gentle and keeps healthy enzymes intact. It also helps to reduce heat build-up, delays the oxidation process, and increased the juice's shelf life. It works together with the new dual-edge auger to achieve this.

Dual-edge Auger - The tighter fit tolerance of the new dual-edged auger results in straining more juice and it also breaks down fiber for a smoother juice which is full of nutrients. Ultimately, a higher amount of juice is produced that is foam free and enriched with quality enzymes.

Pulp – is very dry and automatically ejected so that juicing can continue uninterrupted

Cleaning – is automatic by way of an auto-cleaning system. It ensures the clean-up process is easy and quick.

Made In – Korea as are all Omega juicers these days. Quality is considered to be very good

TIP - do not use hot water on the screen during cleaning as it can make the pulp more difficult to pass through

Omega VER843

Specifications

  • Measures: 17 x 14.1 x 10.8 inches
  • Weighs: 22 pounds
  • Item No: VSJ843QS
  • Warranty: 15 year warranty

What’s Great about the Omega VERT Slow Juicer?

  • Well made, fast operation
  • Can do other things while the juicer is operating
  • Self feeds, load it up and go
  • The stopper prevents pulp from accumulating on your counter top
  • Perfect for greens, soft and hard fruits and vegetables
  • Don’t really need to use the pusher
  • A little chopping up of fruits and vegetables is required, the same as with other juicers
  • Cleanup is fast and easy
  • Makes a lot of pure juice with the least amount of pulp
  • There is a noticeable lack of foam
  • Operates quietly
  • Has a wide auger with low RMP

What’s Not So Great

  • Hot water on the screen during cleaning can make the pulp more difficult to pass through

Customer Feedback

Many people have left feedback for the Omega VERT Slow Juicer and they are very favorable in their comments. Things they like about it include its quiet operation, fast and thorough performance, as well as the amount of foam free juice produced and the squeezing method of juice extraction. They are also impressed with the continuous method of juicing and the way the pulp is prevented from creating a mess on your countertop.

To read about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Our Recommendation

The Omega VERT Slow Juicer is available from online retailers and the most competitive price for it can be found here. Customers love this juicer for the reasons outlined above and are pleased with its performance, functionality and price. Customer feedback is always an indicator of the performance of a product and in this instance consumers are united in their praise of the product. Based on customer feedback we have no hesitation in recommending the Omega VERT Slow Juicer as a reliable, functional and above all, high performing juicer.

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Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer

July 3, 20160 Comments
Omega 8006

Omega 8006

The Omega 8006 Masticating Juicer has a powerful motor which operates at a steady 80 rpm. Fruits and vegetables have their juice slowly ground and extracted, complete with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The second step in the juice extraction involves separating the pulp from the juice. This dual process results in pulp free juice, a high level of juice extraction with dry pulp and automatic pulp-ejection.

This juicer also comes with four feet for stabilizing purposes, features heavy duty construction, yet performs quietly with no heat build up. There is no foaming or clogging to contend with and the unit is easy to operate and clean. You need to be aware that the Omega does not produce juice at a high speed and there is a requirement that fruit and vegetables be cut up into small pieces prior to being fed into the feed tube. So there is the matter of preparation and production time to consider.

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Features of the Omega 8006

Motor

  • Unlike centrifugal juicers which come with high speed motors, the Omega 8006 comes with a low speed 80 RPM motor.
  • The low speed motor ensures that there is no foaming, clogging or heat buildup which could compromise the juice.
  • The low speed motor also produces considerably less noise than other juice machines.
  • The auger can be reversed in the event of something becoming lodged in the mastication extraction tube.

Performance

  • The Omega 8006 is known as a high yield juicer because it extracts the maximum amount of juice from the produce.
  • This juicer uses a dual action juicing process.  First, the fruits or vegetables are ground into a pulp.  Then the juice is extracted from the pulp. It is this process which enables all the nutrients to be extracted from the fruits and vegetables.  It also ensures that you end up with pulp free juice.
  • The juicer comes with an auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing. There is no need to stop to clear out pulp between various insertions of produce.

Materials

  • The Omega juicer has a newly designed auger which is a translucent black. This is a material that is called ULTEM.

Type

  • This juicer is a masticating juicer, which means the fruit or vegetable is literally crushed in an auger (a big screw) and then compressed, so that the juice flows through a small screen in the bottom, while the pulp is pushed forward where it gets ejected at the far end.
  • A characteristic of a masticating juicer is that is has a very slow extraction rate and it is also  known for its special ability to juice green leafy vegetables. With a masticating juicer there is absolutely no chance of leafy greens sticking to the side of a spinning centrifugal juicer basket and throwing it out of balance. The typical slow, grinding process of the masticating juicer is suitable for all fruits and vegetables and will produce a concentrated juice without nutrient loss.

Feed Type

  • The Omega 8006 has a circular feed tube, however it is quite small and measures 1.5 inches in diameter.  This means that fruits and vegetables need to be cut up into small pieces before being fed into the juicer.  The nature of a masticating juicer is one of literally grinding out the juice and this process is facilitated by using small pieces of fruit and vegetables.  Hence the narrow feed tube.

Output

  • Output tends to be slower because of the mastication process, however the juice extraction level is high.

Pulp

  • The pulp produced by the Omega Masticating Juicer is usually quite dry.  This is because of the slower juicing process and the method of extraction, although the pulp from soft fruits may be wetter.

Cleaning

  • Components are detachable for easy cleaning.  The clean up involves cleaning the shoot the food comes down, the auger, the screens and the collector bins – either or both depending upon what you are doing.

What is included?

  • The package includes the juicer, screens, auger and collector bins

Product Details

Product Dimensions – 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
Motor – 150 watts with 5 speeds
Item model number – 8006
Warranty – 15 year warranty

Pros

  • The warranty has been increased from 10 to 15 years.
  • It runs very quietly with the low rpm motor
  • It produces exceptionally dry pulp
  • The 80 rpm auger results in less oxidation which in turn, results in less of a brown color in apple juice for example.
  • Very easy to use and clean up afterwards
  • Quality materials

Cons

  • Some people don’t like having to cut up the vegetables and fruit first and find the grinding extraction to be slow. This is really just a characteristic of a masticating juicer. If you want speed, you are better off with a centrifugal juicer.
  • Some customers ran the juicer without anything in it and encountered a problem with the auger which produced a fine white powder. Please note, the juicer must have something in it before you turn it on. This is more of a user issue rather than a design fault in the juicer.

Customer reviews

The Omega 8006 is a popular juicer and customers have give this juicer an outstanding rating. This indicates that customers are very happy with their purchase and the nutrition filled juice it creates. To read what customers had to say, you can read the reviews here.

Price

The Omega 8006 is available online. The best price I found includes free shipping, if you qualify. To check for the most recent price, you can see it here. This is a great savings off the current list price.

Recommendation – Buy

This is a another excellent juice maker and the majority of customers have left reviews. Again, a few people had issues, mostly with plastic shavings from the auger, however, the best advice here seems to be that it is a good idea to listen to the Omega reps and do not run the juicer without anything in it. Any manufacturer who can push out the warranty period by 5 years has produced a winner and if you are in the market for a masticating juicer, this is one of the best.

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