If you’ve hopped on the cold pressed juice wagon like most health fanatics, you’ve probably also noticed a huge dent in your wallet too – with one bottle of cold pressed juice costing on average around $10 per 16 oz. bottle. It hasn’t been easy getting your hands on an affordable juicer with some of the cold pressed or ‘masticating’ juicers ranging up to $2000.
All that has changed now with Omega’s masticating juicers starting at around $229 for the 8003 Nutrition System Juicer and up to $459.95 for the Omega Low Speed Juicing System VSJ843QS. Though that might seem like a huge investment (because it is…in your health) it’s totally worth it whether you are an avid juicer or not. Think about it this way — if you buy juice only 30 days a year from a juice bar, you’ve pretty much already paid off the juicer by juicing at home, plus with these machines you can make your own nut milks – like almond and hemp milk – at approximately 25% the cost of buying in the store.
The Omega Low Speed Juicing System VSJ843QS has become my daily juicer and in the long run it has saved me a lot of money. I used to use the Jack LaLanne as my daily juicer and contrary to popular belief, the Omega cold press juicer actually yields more juice than that of a centrifugal juicer.
What’s the difference between Centrifugal and Masticating (cold press) juicers?
Centrifugal Juicers are the most common juicers used at home and throughout most juice bar’s. They use a speedy metal blade to grate, shred, and spin–extracting the juice through a mesh filter.
The centrifugal force against the produce produces heat and oxidation of the fruit or vegetable, which can break down and damage vital nutrients and enzymes. The centrifugal juicer also keeps a lot of the pulp and fiber from the produce (which can be seen as a less desirable feature for cleanses, depending on who you ask).
Cold-Press Juicers use tons of pressure to essentially crush and press the juice from the produce. This helps to keep nutrients and enzymes intact (by not producing heat). It also produces less pulp (some experts say this is better for your health).
I’ve noticed the Omega juicers are much more quiet than most centrifugal juicers, presses out more juice per fruit and/or veggie and can also process nuts, hemp and coconut to make “milks” (unlike centrifugal juicers). Cold-pressed juice from an Omega juicer also keeps fresh for 72 hours (without any other pasteurization). (Centrifugally pressed juice only last for about 24 hours in the fridge).
Things that I love about the Omega VSJ843QS Juicer:
- Low speed 43RPM squeezing juicer system – the lower the speed, the less heat, the more nutrients. The new motor rotates at 43 revolutions per minute (RPM), approximately 50% the speed of the original vertical masticating (low speed) juicers.
- The auger breaks down the pulp to a super smooth, palatable level.
- This gentle squeezing action keeps healthy enzymes intact; reduces heat build-up, delays the oxidation process, and increasing the juice’s shelf life.
- Juices wheatgrass and makes nut milks.
- Automatic pulp ejection, so you can juice continuously.
- The new AUTO-CLEANING is ingenious. After you are finished juicing, it minimizes the cleanup process.
- The vertical design is compact and has contemporary, clean and stylish look.
- It has a Juice Flap and Mixing Function.
- Super easy assembly and disassembly.
- Reverse Mode incase food gets stuck. If you use a centrifugal juicer than you know what I’m talking about. If you juice too much produce at one time the pulp can get stuck and prevent the juicer from working. The Omega system keeps the screen clear, increasing the machines efficiency.
- Quiet Operation Due to Squeezing Slowly
- With a 15 Year Warranty, you’re totally covered!
I believe the Omega VSJ843QS is one of the best at-home cold pressed juicers on the market. If you want to make a worthwhile investment in your overall health and intend on juicing often, the VSJ843QS is a superior choice.
For more information visit www.omegajuicers.com.