Best Omega Juicer – Reviews and a Comparison Chart

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 by Garrick Dee

BestOmegaJuicersOmega is one of the best juicers right now thanks to the combination of quality, warranty and price.

It isn’t the cheapest extractor in the market. But when combine all the factors that make a great product, Omega has most of these points checked.

Which one of these models is the best?

That would depend on your needs. And today I’ll help you by enumerating 4 of the best omega juicers in the market.

I’ll be differentiating their features and what types of produce they work best with to help you make the right decision.

Spec comparison

Rank
1
2
3
4
Model
Feed chute (size)
Oval/Crescent

Size: 2.25” x 1.25”
Oval

Size: 2” x 1.5”
Circular

1.5" in diameter
Oval/Crescent

Size: 2.25” x 1.25”
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
43
80
80
80
Ultem auger
Ultem strainer
Blank plate attachment
Can be used on the following ingredients
Vegetables
Fruit
Nut butter
Sorbet
Chops / Mince food?
Warranty
15 years on the whole juicer
15 years on the whole juicer
15 years on the whole juicer
15 years on the whole juicer
Motor
150 watts
Gear reduction motor that is equivalent to a 2HP motor in terms of torque
Gear reduction motor equivalent to 2hp in terms of torque

150 watts 60 Hz
Single phase induction type
(equivalent to 2HP in terms of torque)

150 watts 60 Hz

Our Pick: Omega VERT VSJ843QS (Square Version)

The VERT VSJ843 is the latest and arguably the best omega juicer in the market right now.

It boasts of having the slowest rotating motor in their product line at just 43 rpm.

Better auger design

It also introduced an improved auger design with two chopping blades instead of one found in the older VERT series.

These two blades does a better job “grabbing” fruits and vegetables as it is being fed through the chute. You will not need to use the pusher as much.

More improvements

Other improvements include a finer strainer that will result in lesser pulp inside your juice. This means you won’t need to strain as much pulp as before.

John Kohler discuses the differences between the VSJ843 and the VRT…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ2ZjXWN4HY

The main differences include the auger, screen and motor.

In terms of oxidation, 43 rpm vs 80 rpm isn’t a lot. The slower speed translates to a more quiet operation for the VSJ843. It also has more screen area which means better yield but it’ll be harder to clean.

More free flowing

Also Omega removed the small hole under at the bottom of the screen which means one less choke point for the pulp and a better flow.

This design will less likely clog but you’d still need to chop fibrous stuff like celery.

Lastly, the VSJ843 was able to extract more juice with less foam thanks to larger screen area.

Pros

  • A really slow juicer rotating at just 43 rpm
  • Improved auger and tighter strainer tolerance will extract more juice
  • Double blade auger allow this to have a better auto feeding feature
  • Long 15 year warranty

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • It’ll be very hard to make pure wheatgrass shots using this
  • You still need to chop fibrous greens like celery

It comes with a new juice bowl. You won’t find any gears underneath that older variants have. The new bowl utilizes the auger itself to spin the cleaning blades.

This feature allows a better flow for the pulp coming from the feed chute down to the pulp ejection port and there will be less chance of clogs.

Also if you look at the wiper blades you won’t find the small hole where the pulp goes through – again this improves flow. Instead Omega designed it to be totally tapered without any indentations at the bottom.

All these design improvements mean better efficiency and more extraction plus less pulp build-up inside the juice bowl. This equates to easy clean up at the end.

Bottom line: The Omega VERT VSJ843QS bottom line is one of the best omega products you will find in the market right now. With its new auger, bowl and wiper design, expect more extraction with lesser pulp build-up inside which means easier clean up. It isn’t cheap but certainly worth the investment if you’re looking for a juicer for the long term.

For Leafy Greens: Omega NC800

Omega NC800

If you’re into juicing green leafy stuff or fibrous stuff like spinach, kale, celery or collard greens, there’s no better juicer in the market right now to do it efficiently than the Omega NC800.

In a lot of ways this machine is an Omega 8006 on steroids.

What do I mean?

Well everything is bigger – feed chute, auger, strainer and even the motor.

Better yield

Plus it comes with one feature that allows it to extract even more juice from the old 8000 series juicers (around 25% more).

Omega calls this the adjustable end cap that basically allows you to adjust how much backpressure you want.

The more back pressure, the more yield. But you will have to push produce down harder through the feed chute – that’s the downside.

Comparing two Omega juicers

John Kohler compares the Omega NC800 vs VSJ843…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCK1WSQk2w

Surprisingly, the VSJ843 did squeeze out more juice from the collard greens which is an impressive feat. But you’ll have to note the extra step needed for this to happen which is a lot of chopping.

Pros

  • Excellent yield especially from leafy greens
  • Capable of making wheatgrass shots
  • Very easy to assemble, disassemble and clean
  • Larger feed chute means less precutting fruits
  • 15 year warranty

Cons

  • This is a very expensive juicer
  • Large foot print
  • Not as self-feeding as a vertical juicer so you will need to use the pusher a lot

When you combine all these features – the larger feed chute, larger auger, screen and long warranty the NC800 (and 900) is perhaps the best horizontal auger juicer in the market right now.

Not only will it make green juice, it can also make sorbets, baby food and grind coffee beans.

It basically doubles as your food processor so you really don’t need to buy one so in essence it saves you money.

The best part about the NC800 is the price, for the same amount of money you’ll pay of the 8006, you can buy the NC800.

Bottom line: The Omega NC800 is hands down the best option for you if you want to make green juice and do it efficiently. The large feed chute, horizontal auger design and the adjustable end cap allow this machine to extract juice from even the fibrous leafy greens out there- that includes celery, collard greens and yes, wheatgrass.

Old Reliable: Omega 8006

If the Omega NC800 is too big for your kitchen then you can opt for the 8006 with its smaller foot print.

What I like about this machine is that it is very easy to use, unlike vertical auger juicers like the Omega VRT that has a steeper learning curve this machine almost has none.

Shallow learning curve

Once you know how to assemble and disassemble this, everything else comes naturally.

This machine is very easy to use. There’s no need to cut fibrous greens like celery. Just stuff leafy greens inside the feed chute and let it do the work.

Do you want a green juice with celery and kale?

No problem, just feed everything in stalk first and watch the auger crush it against the strainer and watch the green elixir flow from below.

Pros

  • Very easy to use and clean
  • Smaller footprint than the NC800
  • Long 15 year warranty
  • Great for making green juice

Cons

  • Small feed chute means a lot of chopping (only when you’re juicing fruit)
  • No adjustment knob
  • Still expensive (if the price is too high for you budget please consider these options)

Some potential issues

If there is a downside, it’s the small feed tube which is a big reason why I didn’t rank this higher than the NC800.

At only 1.5 inches in diameter, you have to cut apples into eights just to fit it inside. And since this is a horizontal auger juicer you will need to use the pusher… a lot.

This can be an issue if you have joint issues like arthritis. But outside those issues this machine is a keeper if you ask me.

Bottom line: This is a bestseller for good reason. It’s as reliable as a Ford truck, has a long warranty and very easy to use and clean. And it’s got a smaller footprint compared to a NC800 that allows it to fit in smaller homes.

A Sleek VRT:  Omega VRT400 HD

Omega VRT400

The Omega VRT400 used to be the flagship vertical juicer of Omega before the VSJ843 showed up.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider this.

One thing I like about this is the sleek design that is a lot smaller than the square shaped VSJ.

But unfortunately that’s the only feature that I like when you compare it to the other models here.

The features of the VRT400 are pretty standard in the world of vertical auger extractors – 80rpm auger, Ultem auger and strainer.

Pulpy juice

It also comes with a strainer that you’ll eventually need because this juicer will produce a pulpy juice.

I hope that Omega had lowered their price for the VRT400 in Amazon. But unfortunately it still remains at the $300 range which is a little bit too much when you consider the improvements made the VSJ843.

Pros

  • Small footprint
  • Long warranty (15 years)
  • Comes with a strainer
  • Has a juice stopper that prevents drips

Cons

  • Juice that comes out has a lot of pulp – you will need a strainer when using this
  • Steeper learning curve
Bottom line: The VRT400 isn’t really a bad option for the price if you don’t mind not having the bells and whistles of the VSJ843. It has a smaller foot print and a lot cheaper than the newer Omega but will perform almost as well.

Conclusion

In terms of quality, performance and warranty it is hard to beat the value that Omega brings to the table and if you’re in the market for one these are the best options out there.

To summarize, the latest Omega VERT VSJ843QS is the latest vertical slow juicer that comes with an improved auger and screen design that allows better flow of pulp. It’s also more than a hundred bucks more expensive than the Omega VRT.

If you like to juice lots of leafy greens like collard greens or celery then the Omega NC800 is a no-brainer option. But if that’s took expensive then go for the 8006.

Lastly, for those just looking for a basic slow juicer that won’t take up too much space, go with the Omega VRT.

If you’ve used any of these products, I’d like to hear your experiences about it in the comments section below.


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