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Last updated: May 05, 2021
One of the easiest ways to access fresh juices is to have a juicer at home. This way, you can decide what herbs, fruits, or vegetables go into your juice. Consequently, buying an Omega juicer doesn’t seem like such a bad idea since the manufacturer is one of the top juicer producers in the industry.
There are quite a few promising products by this manufacturer, and to find out which are the best Omega juicers, our team reviewed fifteen top contenders. After that, we came to a five-item shortlist with the Omega NC900HDC getting the editor’s choice distinction. The motor of this model is something to write home about where power is concerned. The fact that it also offers quiet operation is another noteworthy feature. The other four products seem to be quite close to this one in features and benefits. Noteworthy is the fact that the order of the list is based on our opinions. Thus all mentioned products deserve consideration if you are to make an objective buying decision.
Nonetheless, our team spent quite a bit of time reviewing all these products. During the exercise, we considered several critical features of which power has been mentioned in relation to the editor’s choice. Add to this the type of juicer, weight, warranty, dimensions, and other features, all of which influence how you use the products. We endeavored to bring this information to you in a format that you will find easy to understand. As such, the table below ranking said products is for your benefit. Also, the section below it includes in-depth reviews of the products on our shortlist. Finally, you have a buying guide which, of course, advises you on how you can purchase the best Omega juicers.
The Omega NC900HDC is a masticating and horizontal option that you might want to look at as a potential purchase. Seeing as though it is our editor’s choice, you should expect quite a lot in terms of features and reliability.
Of course, most people will look towards the power provided by the device, and they have every right to do so. It has a 2 hp motor that powers the juicer as it takes on your veggies and fruits. Since this is a masticating juicer, you expect the process to be a bit slow. However, the juice yields are well worth the wait. This should also have the added benefit of low oxidation levels.
Additionally, expect as much retention of nutrients as possible. Also, due to the voltage requirements of the product, this tool will fit and work easily with your kitchen sockets. Moreover, if you don’t want noise in your kitchen as you prepare your juice, you are set to go with this product.
Once you have your fruits in the machine, you have five pressure settings to choose from. Of course, these will influence the yield as well as how fast your juice is processed.
Another interesting feature that you should take note of is the 80 RPM auger. A warranty is provided by the manufacturer as well, covering the purchase for up to 15 years. Another significant benefit is the automatic pulp ejection, which essentially makes cleaning this juicer a breeze.
What are its best features?
Comes with a 15-year warranty
Compatible with most sockets
Comes with a built-in handle
What could be improved?
The product seems not to perform as well with fruits as it does with vegetables
The Omega VSJ843QS is another masticating option as well. However, this is a vertical juicer hence differs from its predecessor on the list. Given its high price, most people expect a lot of benefits with this purchase, which they get.
To start us off in the features is the dual-edge single auger. This part does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to juicing your fruit and vegetables. However, it requires that you to plug it into your kitchen socket so that it can power up. Also, it needs only about 150W power to provide you with your beverage of choice.
Some people will, of course, be disappointed by the slow speed of the auger. However, if you are looking for maximum nutrition in your juice, you should learn to be patient.
Also, you don’t want any of your juice going to waste. The no-drip juice tap should thus be one of those things that you look forward to with this purchase. Perhaps one thing that can explain some of the extra cost is the mixing function.
The motor is also quite powerful. This explains how it can produce excellent and consistent results. You should also expect relatively high juice yields owing to the design of the machine.
This invention offers automatic pulp ejection as well. Of course, this happens after straining all the juice. You can also depend on the 15 years of warranty coverage by the manufacturer if you live in the USA or Canada.
Another great offering from the manufacturer’s lineup is the Omega J8006HDS. This tool features the same auger speed as the Editor’s choice. Another similar feature is the 2 hp motor of the device. Consequently, you are guaranteed a powerful machine that can handle most of the tasks you throw at it.
Noteworthy is the fact that the power requirements are the highest so far. As such, you may have to contend with higher utility bills. Nonetheless, this is necessary to power the dual-stage juicing system.
That being said, this is a masticating, horizontal juicer. It might be more sluggish than some of the centrifugal competition from other manufacturers. However, this is intentional on the manufacturer’s end. As a result, you get to keep most of the fruit nutrients in your juice.
There is also the factor of the three pressure settings. Of course, you can use this to dictate how much of the juice is squeezed out.
The body of this machine is also one of its key selling features. It features durable stainless steel construction; hence may be a little harder to break. There are however, plastic components as well.
Also, it will push out the pulp automatically once it is done juicing. Once this is done, you may need to clean it in your sink, at which point the detachable components will come in handy. Also, the quietness in operation might be a huge factor in whether you choose to make this purchase this or not.
Another low-speed horizontal juicer makes it onto our list in the form of the Omega NC800HDS. Reading the features listed above will inform you that this is a masticating device. As such, it is designed to give as much nutritional output from fruits and veggies as possible.
However, how much juice comes out of each fruit is up to you, given that you have variable pressure settings. A 2 hp motor is as well at the heart of all the machine’s operations. Also, this tool uses a single auger for the bulk of its work. That being said, it can reach a maximum of 80 rotations per minute.
Like most of its predecessors, this machine is quiet even as you put it through the paces. Also, it weighs 19.4 lbs, which is quite hefty in comparison with some of the other options. Nonetheless, the inbuilt handle should serve to make lifting it a lot easier.
Where warranty terms are concerned, the manufacturer does give you a 15-year cover.
What are our favorite features?
Comes with a 15-year warranty
Features a built-in handle
Powerful motor provides enough torque for juicing feature
This product gives the Omega VSJ843QS a run for its money, where vertical juicers are concerned. The product weighs 18 lbs and also comes with a built-in handle.
Concerning functionality, the heavy-duty auger seems to be quite effective. Also, you have the option of both a coarse and fine screen. Of course, you will use either of these two depending on the result you want from the juicer. However, the coarse screen tends to produce more pulp.
Additionally, a no-drip juice tap has been incorporated. As such, you will find it much easier to put your juice into drinking cups as you prepare it. Since this is a household product, it works relatively well with most 110-120V rated sockets.
This is also a 2-in-1 tool once you take into account the mixing function. Moreover, it features the same 15-year warranty that other models mentioned above have.
What stands out?
Comes with a 15-year warranty
Comes with a built-in handle
Offers a no-drip tap
What cons did we manage to find?
A lot of prep time is required since you need to cut your fruits into tiny pieces
The pulp shoot can get clogged from time to time
Things to Consider
You might find it hard to choose between the different Omega juicers. Realizing this, we have come up with a buying guide of sorts that makes it easier for you to make your selection.
If you paid attention to the reviews above, you would have noticed that Omega produces some high-quality juicers. You are also guaranteed high nutrient intake when you use these products to prepare your juices. As such, it makes sense to consider Omega if you want to purchase a juicer for your kitchen.
Features to consider while choosing an Omega juicer
The basis of any review of products is the features presented by the different models. As you will learn in the section below, these features dictate how you use the product and the juicing results to expect from them. As such, pay close attention to the features explained below.
The types of juicers are mostly differentiated by how the machine works. One of the main distinctions is between masticating and centrifugal juicers. Unfortunately, our list doesn’t contain any centrifugal options.
With regards to how they work, the centrifugal juicer uses a blade to make juice. Of course, it achieves this by slicing the fruits and vegetables. As such, these juicers need their blades to rotate quite fast. A range of between 3000 and 8000 RPM is to be expected. They also have components that separate the juice from the pulp.
On the other hand, the masticating option grinds fruits to a pulp. This strains the juices out of them and into a collection container that you can then drink from.
Just as the name suggests, the twin gear juicer has two gears positioned very close together in the machine. These gears are the focal point of the machine. Their job is to rotate all the while grinding the fruits or veggies in the machine. By doing this, they can extract juice from various materials. At the end of the process dry pulp is pushed out of the machine.
You as well have horizontal vs. vertical juicers. However, these two are sub-categories of masticating juicers. The Omega NC800HDS is an example of a horizontal juicer while the Omega VRT400HDS shows you how a vertical juicer should look.
In addition to the differences in outlook and design, the main difference is in how the products work. Both products use augers to push the produce against a screen to strain the juices. In a horizontal device, the vegetables, fruits, and herbs will be pushed horizontally.
In a vertical option, the screen is below the auger. As such, the produce will be pushed downwards. Vertical juicers are as well newer and more complicated in design than their horizontal counterparts.
More power is always welcome in a juicer since it means the tool will be more efficient at its job. Nonetheless, that extra power may come at extra cost or even consume more energy. This will likely raise your utility bills, so you should be mindful of that.
Masticating juicers are among the most expensive options in the market. People still love them due to the taste and retention of nutrients in the juices they produce. However, if they break easily, they will require you to spend lots of money to repair or purchase new ones. As such, choosing a durable product will help you save your money in the long run.
Due to their slow processing speeds masticating juicers like the Omega VSJ843QS are not known for noise. As such, this is not something you have to worry about with any of the products mentioned above.
As you will likely need to move your juicer from time to time, it might help if the product is light. If this is a key area of concern for you, the Omega J8006HDS is ideal since it only weighs about 14 lbs.
A feed chute is also one of the major components of any juicer. It will often determine how much produce you can feed to the machine at a time. Also, it influences how big or small you cut the fruits and veggies during the preparation stage. Consequently, you should make your purchase decision with these things in mind.
Ease of use
You should also pick devices that are relatively easy to use and don’t require much attention. In this scenario, vertical masticating juicers take the cake. This is because the competition needs you to keep pushing the produce so that you ensure it is squeezed properly by the auger.
Ease of cleaning
Generally, horizontal juicers tend to be easier to clean than their vertical counterparts. This is brought about by the latter having more complicated construction.
You should as well make it a point to check the warranty terms for the different juicers you consider buying. However, you might not need to with regards to the above list since all models feature 15-year coverage.
Some models come with extra features. An example is the Omega VRT400HDS with its no-drip tap. This makes it easier to collect the juice from the device. Another example is the mixer that comes with the same product. These add a bit of value to your purchase. Consequently, you should always look for additional features in any potential purchases. This way, you get to choose the best option out of the bunch.
Omega juicers can handle both fruits and vegetables. However, you need to avoid juicing anything that has very little liquid but a lot of fiber. Examples include coconuts, grains, and sugarcane. If you don’t you risk damaging the machine.
Cleaning an omega juicer requires you to disassemble all detachable parts. After that scrape out all pulp remains into a bin. You can then rinse each of the disassembled parts using running water.
You will also need to deep clean the juicer every once in a while. For this, you need dish soap that you mix with water in your sink. After that, you can soak the non-electric parts of the juicer for an hour or so.
Next, you need to use a brush to clean them. One area you should be keen on is the screen. Always clean this immediately after use. Also, don’t leave any particles or juice on the screen. If you do, they will be much harder to remove later on.
These materials can also lead to the degradation of the screen. Finally, make sure all elements are dry before reassembly.
The Omega NC900HDC seems like one of the best choices where Omega juicers are concerned. It ticks the right boxes with regard to power consumption and output. Also, the ability to adjust pressure should come in handy for some juicing projects.
Next up, the Omega VSJ843QS is an excellent vertical masticating juicer. It as well comes with a built-in mixer adding to its value. As such it is no surpise that it is expensive. We also have another product that ranks quite high on our list in the form of the Omega J8006HDS.
The editor’s choice beats the J8006HDS in ratings by having more pressure settings and needing less power to work. Other than that, the two are quite similar. Needless to say, you might have to pick one option out of the five provided by our team. If you’ve read the writeup above you are unlikely to go wrong.