This is but one more reason why this juicer has very little vibration. 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. People who are primarily interested in leafy green and vegetable juices as well as wheatgrass, should seriously consider a horizontal single auger such as the Omega NC or Solostar 4. Click on image to enlarge. The cantilever style Latch Arms were a first in the industry. They also run at a lower RPM than the standard vertical single augers.
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. For best results when using this machine, the hard and soft produce needs to be "alternated" when feeding into the juicer. Dual Stage Single Horizontal Auger Juicers Cold Press Slow Juicer This juicer works like the single auger style juicer above, but upon the initial crushing of the produce, juice is directed through the stage one juicing screen into the juice cup.
The crushed produce continues its way through the machine to the 2nd stage, where there is a finer holed screen to further obtain more juice. With the single stage auger juicers above , the juice is only produced in this second stage. In our tests, this style juicer produced more juice and worked better than the single auger juicers. There are two brands that sell the dual stage single auger juicers.
Omega offers the and model 10 yr warranty. The Omega models are identical except for the color. The is white, and the is a chrome color. The Omega and are the upgraded versions of the and They include a 15 year warranty, as well as an 8x harder auger.
The latest version the dual stage single auger is the Omega NC that is easy to clean and gets a higher yield than previous Omega models. We found that this type of machine was more effective juicing than the single auger style juicer. This juicer runs at 80rpm. This has several benefits: First, the juicer takes up less counter space. Second, the juicer is better at juicing a wide variety of produce, such as leafy greens, hard vegetables and fruits.
Third, total juicing time takes less time because the juicer can feed itself instead of you having to push produce into the juicer. The Omega VRT 10 year warranty , Omega VRT 10 year warranty Omega VRT 15 year warranty were the first generation of this style machine that has a pulp ejection hole in the bottom of the screen that can have a tendency to clog.
The second generation of this machine eliminated the pulp ejection hole in the bottom of the screen which minimizes clogging and the need to pre-cut produce into smaller pieces so it does not clog this hole. They also run at a lower RPM than the standard vertical single augers. The Slowstar 10 year warranty is the most versatile, most powerful and the lowest cost. The Omega VSJ 15 year warranty comes in a square and round design as well as different colors. It is a bit easier to clean than the Slowstar juicer, but does not include an attachment to make fruit sorbets and nut butters.
Although it is a little easier to clean and produces less pulp in the juice. We prefer the Slowstar overall due to its lower cost and versatility. The difference with this model vs all previous vertical slow juice extractors is the addition of a 3" wide feed chute.
This 3" wide feed chute makes it easier to use the juicer with less cutting of produce to fit into the feed chute. This style machine has all the pros and cons of the Single Vertical Auger style juicers. We find the c model works better, jams less, and extracts a higher yield than the b model.
Kuvings owns the patent on wide feed chute slow juicers and other machines may be poor-performing knock-offs. The screws turn at a low rpm. It is very similar to two gears in a automobile transmission that mesh together. Basically, the produce is pushed with some force into the two gears, which first shreds, and then squeezes the produce. These machines are best for juicing vegetables since these machines rely on the fibrous cell wall to push the pulp through the machine.
The quality of the juice produced with these machines can be compared to the quality of the hydraulic press above. These machines are not for the"faint" or "frail" hearted as some pressure is needed to feed the produce into the machine. These juicers truly give "the best of both worlds" but there is one drawback: They can be as much as two to three times the price of the Centrifugal or Mastication Juicers.
While these juicers are best for juicing vegetables, the Green Power and Green Star machines have a fruit attachment available to help it better juice fruits. We have successfully juiced hard apples, hard pears, watermelon with rind, and citrus successfully with these twin gear machines.
We do not recommend these juicers if you want to juice a significant amount of fruit. We recommend the Green Star Elite , which is the latest design that uses 3 unique pressing stages. How loud are the juicers? The noise level of the juicers are all different. A good rule of thumb: I have personally juiced with the Green Power while my roommate was sleeping, and it didn't bother them. I would never try that with any of the other juicers, as they are much louder!
Read our article, "How loud is that Juicer in the Window" for the results of our juicer decibel testing. Omega has built this same basic style juicer for over 40 years. The Classic Looks of the Model will look attractive in any kitchen, either home or business.
The Model is stylish, durable, dependable, efficient and very easy to clean. Its no wonder this unit has such a loyal following and continues to lead the industry. The operation of this machine is based on several industry leading designs. These brushless motors have very few moving parts that rub together which make them very dependable. The Omega Model can be used with optional non-bleached cellulose fiber filters. These filters will give you a true pulp free juice and let you clean up in seconds.
If the filters are not used the clean up is still easy, but takes a little more time. There will also be some pulp in the juice if the filters are not used, but the same amount as most other juicers. The stainless parts are comprised of a heavy gauge Surgical Stainless Steel. All of the Stainless parts are either polished or sandblasted to make the unit look nice and at the same time make it easy to clean. Each one of the baskets is hand balanced, just like the wheels on your car, to achieve virtually no vibration while juicing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
The Basket is very open so it is easy to clean. The large Stainless Steel Bowl is polished on the outside to a mirror like finish.
The inside has a sandblasted finish and is very open so it is easy to clean. The Stainless Steel Blade efficiently chews up fruits and vegetables without wearing down. When you hold the blade you'll appreciate its weight knowing how durable it will be. The blade has a plastic ring on the outer edge of its underside that has little feet.
These feet help the blade float. The floating of the blade will let the motor keep up its Rpm's while you push down on your fruit or vegetable. This is but one more reason why this juicer has very little vibration. The little white knob that holds the blade in place is called the Spring Clutch Nut. This Spring Clutch Nut allows the blade to float.