I wanna get a juicer for mostly celery, greens, and other veggies but theres too much info out there and i am getting a bit confused. i ve heard good stuff about the vertical omega and huron but not sure. please help if you know of juicers that oxidize less, that are good at extracting and separate the pulp better. thanx
In a rush, I often opt for making a quick juice with the Blendtek, later regretting it, as I have to chop the carrot, and other greens well, otherwise the high spinning just kills everything...then the squeezing is fun, but can be long, if there are soft fibers in the juice, such as pineapples, or mangoes.
So now, I use the blender only for smoothies, and the juicer for juices. Two different taste experience.
i guess it all gets "micronized" by a metal blade but isnt it a similar situation with a juicer? thats a completely dif topic but all juicing is a bit unnatural to me...
There are no blades and micronization in the Omega 8005 juicer. It is a thick stick putting pressure against a plastic housing. Slow turning, churning, and squeezing, like with your hands.
The centrifugal type juicers, such as the Breville and the Jack Lalanne, and of course the blender will chop the stuff very, very fast, and spin it to oblivion to squeeze the liquid out of it. Speed and cutting is the one that creates the degradation in quality. Mixing tons of air in also a downer. But hey! It's fast, painless to clean and inexpensive.
yogaranka....what about the green star? Is it closer to the Omega 8005 as far as speed and cutting? I don't think it's a centrifugal type, right?
The GreenStar Family of juicers, (I had the Green Power, The Green Star 3000, and Elite) are supposed to be the superlatives to the Omega single auger juicers. The Greenstar will give you more juice, less pulp, almost the same speed of juicing then the Omega 8005.
However, I found over the years, I can juice and clean up in almost half the time with the Omega versus the Greenstar. The Green Star has many crevices, sharp edges, heavy gears with intricate grooves full of fiber, so I spend way too much time disassembling, getting rid of the fibers, then washing the parts. With the Omega, I spend less than 5 minutes, snapping apart, with my hand giving a wipe to get rid of any fibers (so it will not clog up your sink), and rinse all the parts in warm water. No soap needed.
The Hurom/Omega VertHD juicers are similar, but again, more time spent getting rid of stuck fibers, cleaning than the horizontal machines...and I had many many times have my Hurom juicer leak, which is annoying to clean up.
Cutting wise, it is the same. The opening of the GreenStar Elite is a bit larger than the Omega 8005, just a bit. For both machines thick carrots, thick cucumbers, beets, apples will need to be sliced thin.
The best centrifugal type is of course the Breville, and no cutting needed at all!
Yogaranka I kinda decided I am getting the omega 8000s but what are the main differences between say omega 8006 and the omega vert ?
Thank you so much, Yogaranka, for writing all this info out for us...very helpful :)
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It's unnatural for sure. But for me it's a good way to use up dandelion, collard and spinach stems. Would be better to blend them I suppose, but I would often not get around to it and all the stems would rot and go to waste.
Yeah that works. I've done that. But now I have another Greenstar. I prefer it to any other method.
Quiet and easy to clean, two very good qualities of that juicer. If it did leafy greens without getting clogged up I think that juicer would be perfect. I wonder if chopping the greens up small would help like Yogaranka recommends for the Breville?
+ 1 on the omega, although i use it more for banana ice cream as of late. i haven't tried the blendtec through a strainer bag yet... i will try that.
Omega 8004 and 8006 are the newer models, white vs chrome. This style is slower, but definitely gives you the best quality juice with less foam and less pulp. I run the pulp through the juicer again to get a few more ounces.