This item is out of stock. Omega offers the and model 10 yr warranty. They will juice most fruits including the skin and vegetables. This 3" wide feed chute makes it easier to use the juicer with less cutting of produce to fit into the feed chute. Whether you're a strong athlete or suffering from arthritis, these Latch Arms will make it very easy to use this juicer on a daily basis. Centrifugal Juicers The centrifugal juicer design is one of the oldest juicer designs. Second, the juicer is better at juicing a wide variety of produce, such as leafy greens, hard vegetables and fruits.
Choosing a juicer is much the same. You must match the juicer to what you intend to do with the juicer. There are several "styles" of juicers available on the market today.
Some are better suited for juicing certain kinds of produce than others. There is no "perfect" juicer that will perform every juicing operation with equal quality. Please evaluate your needs carefully before purchasing an appliance. This article is based on our experience, and is accurate as possible, if you have any questions, please visit the FAQ.
The juicing method that is effective for one may not work while juicing the other. Fruits, have soft cell walls, and therefore require a gentle extraction method. Apples, pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple are some of the fruits that can be juiced peel and all.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, have a bitter outer rind, and juice from a "whole" orange would be too bitter to drink. It also contains indigestible chemicals. One solution is to grate away the outer rind the orange coloring on the orange - it is best to leave the white "pith", as valuable nutrients are contained within the white area.
The more common method, is to slice the fruit in half, and then using a "reamer" style juicer or a citrus press to press out the juice. Even better than buying organic is growing your own produce. Vegetables on the other hand have fibrous, "tough" cell walls, requiring more aggressive mechanical juicing action than fruit. Due to their low acid content, it is recommended that vegetable juices be consumed within 15 minutes of their preparation, since it has been demonstrated that enzyme activity in juice 30 minutes may be less than a fresh juice.
When apple or carrot juice turns brown, it has oxidized and the nutrition has lessened. This is because the juice has been heated to deactivate all the enzymes. The enzymes are one of the key reasons why making fresh juice with your juicer can be so beneficial.
Other benefits are some of the phytochemicals, phytonutrients and antioxidants that can be lost during commercial processing. I will attempt to explain they various styles of juicers on the market today, how they work, and a brief overview of their advantages and disadvantages.
Centrifugal Juicers The centrifugal juicer design is one of the oldest juicer designs. This juicer uses a grater or shredder disc and a strainer basket with straight sides to hold the pulp in the machine. The shredder disk is at the bottom of the basket, which revolves at a high speed rpm. The produce is put into the top of the machine, and it pressed through a chute, hits the spinning shredder disc, while the produce is being shred, juice is released.
Generally this style juicer can make quarts before the juicer must be stopped, and the pulp must be removed before further juicing can take place. This is not a continuous juicing appliance. The two centrifugal juicers we sell are the Omega and Omega These machines use stainless steel baskets and ball bearing induction type motors. The Omega offer a 10 year warranty, and the Omega offers a 15 year warranty. This style juicer tends to inject air into the juice so it reduces the nutritional content and oxidizes the juice.
The centrifugal ejection style juice is the next juicer we will be explaining. This juicer operates much the same way as the centrifugal juicer above operates, except for the sides of the basket is slanted. This allows for the basket to be "self-cleaning", so there is no need to stop the juicer and empty it out.
The pulp is ejected out of the machine, usually into a collection bin or basket, that can be lined with a plastic bag to collect the pulp, and then easily discarded. This style juicer is the noisiest of all the juicers. Centrifugal Ejection Wide Feed Chite Juicers Much like the centrifugal ejection juicers, above, except it has the addition of a large feed chute which is 3" in diameter, which allows the user to juice without cutting the produce.
There are benefits and drawbacks to the large feed chute. The units we offer with the large feed chute are: To read more about the advantages and drawbacks of the wide feed units, click here.
They are good for juicing most fruits and vegetables. This style juicer creates a less nutritious juice than the slow juicers. The Champion Juicer first grates, then masticates or chews the pulp to further break down the cell-wall structure, and then mechanically presses or squeezes the pulp to extract the juice. The Champion uses a powerful 1, RPM motor and requires moderate strength to operate. It is definitely not a machine for a physically limited person.
It can juice almost every type of vegetable efficiently, including leafy vegetables. By blocking off the juice spout with the blank or solid plate , the Champion can be used as a homogenizer to make such foods as raw applesauce, tomato sauce and baby food. It can make peanut butter or other nut butters.
It also makes wonderful ice cream-like desserts from raw frozen bananas and other fruits. By assembling the Champion without the blank or juicing screen, it can be used as a grater or to make shave ice. The Champion's motor is manufactured by General Electric and its juicing parts are constructed of stainless steel and nylon; it has been manufactured since the 's. It is best for juicing most fruits and vegetables. Plastaket also manufacturers a more powerful version of the Champion juicer, its the Champion Commercial model.
The difference is that it has a bit more powerful motor. The look of the machine is the same, as well as all the external parts. Due to the way the Champion juicer works, it tends to oxidize the food more than the slow juicers, below.
The press juice, its a two step process: The Norwalk and Pure Juicer are electric two step juicers that combines grating and pressing operations into one unit, with this machine, the vegetable or fruit is first grated by a revolving cutter into a linen cloth lined tray, which was then placed into a motor-driven hydraulic press.
A good substitution for the Norwalk juicer, would be to use the Champion Juicer as a grater, and then the Welles press , which are operated manually that squeeze the juice out of the produce. This type of juicer juices fruits especially soft ones better than other types of juicers.
Single Auger Horizontal Juicers Cold Press Slow Juicer This juicer produces juice by using a single auger that basically crushes the produce into the walls or screen of the juicer, and in the process extracts the juice. It runs at 80 RPM, so there is little oxidation. The single auger style juicer has been on the market as a dedicated wheatgrass juicer for many, many years now.
Just recently, a new design of the machine allows the single auger style machine to juice wheatgrass as well as other vegetables and fruits. There are several brands of single auger juicers. This new single auger machine juices wheatgrass about as well as a dedicated wheatgrass juicer and does an excellent job juicing leafy greens. It will juice fruits and other vegetables about as well as the twin gear juicers below. We found that this type of machine was not as effective at juicing carrots, as the twin gear units.
Fruits and non leafy vegetables need to be cut into small "cubes" for best results when using this juicer. We find that the single auger juicers, do not produce a high yield when juicing carrots, so if you want to juice alot of carrots, this is not the juicer for you.
It only has to be put on finger tight. No tools are needed to change or clean this system. Your new juicer will stand on a dozen evenly spaced feet. These feet are variable in height, which will help the unit keep from walking across your counter top. Yet soft enough to give the juicer traction while not marking up your counter surface.
The cantilever style Latch Arms were a first in the industry. This allows for easy assembly and disassembly. Whether you're a strong athlete or suffering from arthritis, these Latch Arms will make it very easy to use this juicer on a daily basis. The chute of this juicer is large enough to accommodate large pieces of fruits and vegetable. The larger chutes of other juicers normally slow down the motor when too large of an item is pushed down.
The Omega Model carries a ten- 10 year warranty. It makes it easier to juice citrus, but is not required to juice citrus. Filters are not recommended for juicing fruits. Please read this informative article for further information. Customer Reviews of this Product not a great fruit juicer December 1, easy to clean December 22, Beware - not all it's cracked up to be January 7, Durable February 12, durable but gets the shakes April 17, omega May 15, Not please over long term.
August 21, ok January 29, Best machine, here's why: This design is one of the oldest juicer designs, and we believe is "outdated". We Pay Shipping on Select Items.
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