Omega VSJ843 vs Omega NC800 – Best Juicer for Green Juice Review

All right, this is John Kohler with Today we have another exciting episode for
you, and this is one I know many of you guys have been waiting for, I mean– We’re duking
down today here, on the Discount Juicers show on YouTube. And what we’re going to do today is, we’re
going to compare head to head the Omega NC800 versus the Omega VSJ843. I like, actually, that I sell all the major
brands juicers and get to test all the major juicers for you guys, to show you guys, what
is really the best juicer for you. Because the juicer I like might be a different
kind of juicer than what you like or what you need. Like, you know, I like a different kind of
car than you guys, I mean, there are so many different manufactures of cars, all the cars
get you to point A to point B, some of them will get you there in style, some of them
will allow you to hold things like a truck, or some of them will allow you to hold your
kids, the big old vans, or whatever. Juicer are like that too. They all juice, but beyond that, they all
have their little intricacies, their pros and their cons. And this is like, everybody always wants to
have this specific answer, “John what juicer should I buy?” I don’t know, watch my videos so you guys
can see me use and juice different things with the different juicers to find out which
juicers works the best, in addition, watch these specific videos that I make with each
specific juicer to learn some of its pros, some of its cons. Many of the juicers, also, don’t explain
everything in their instruction manual that I would like to have explained in their instruction
manual. So, even after the sell, or even before the
sell you can go and look at specific videos I make on how to use the machines properly. Because, if you follow the instructions in
the instruction manual, for many juicers, you’re not going to get the best results. The manufacturers should upgrade and improve
their instruction manuals so they include some more information that I share in my videos. Because literally, I’m in the front lines,
I’m in the ditchers, I’m using these Juicers each and every day. Today I used the Omega VSJ843 to make my breakfast,
and I used it the other day to make my lunch, and today I made pineapple juice with oranges
and some pomegranate aerials, and man that juice was delicious, you have to try that. And I would never in my right mind, unless
I didn’t have another juicer in the house, use the Omega NC800 to juice pineapples, oranges
and pomegranate seeds, it just won’t really work that well. So, let’s start off with actually how these
machines work, because how they work influences on the kinds of things they can juice, as
well as a pro and con in some cases. So, both these machines are made by Omega,
they’re one of the longest standing companies in the Juicing Industry. They’re 100% owned American companies, I
like this a lot, and both these machines have nice 15 yearlong warranty. So, either these machines you can’t go wrong,
these are the two top machines of their style from omega, at this time on the market, and
the have 15 year warranties. I want to really caution you guys against
buying some cheap imported, less expensive juicers, I know some of you could get that
cost less, but you guys know you get what you paid for. If you want the Mercedes don’t buy a Yugo,
or don’t buy a Hyundai. Get the Mercedes. Omega is one of the brands that’s literally
the Mercedes of the juicers, these are the highest end models, and in my opinion provided
to you, fit your juicer properly. I think of myself as one of those old-fashioned
shoe salesmen, back in the olden days when you had shoe salesman that actually pressed
you toe, measure your foot, you know. I want to be that kind of salesman guy for
the juicers, and explain you all the different pros and cons so you can figure out which
one is right for you. But anyways, 15 year warranties, you’re
going to be assure your investment in your juicers so you can invest in your health,
and increase your health will last for many years to come. Now, aside from the warranties, which are
the same, these machines are both what’s called single auger juicers. And Omega will classify this as a “Masticating
Juicer.” Masticate means chew. And the original masticating juicer was a
champion. I would not classify these as masticating
juicers, I would classify these as clod-pressed juicers, because literally without any heat
and with generating very little heat, much less than the champion as a matter of fact,
these juicers literally crush, squeeze and press out the juice at a cool temperature. This is especially true if you’re juicing
cold produce, because the colder produce you have, the colder your juice is going to come
out. And how this works is, they’re both single
auger, but they work differently. So, let me go ahead and take these guys apart
for you guys and show you how these works. So, this is what’s called a horizontal single
auger juicer, because the auger is running horizontally. And this right here, this is kind of like
your old-fashioned meat grinder, what happens is, this auger spins around, and it spins
around it basically chunks off a piece of the produce you put in, and it runs it down
this auger and it compress it into this little cone here. It literally presses and squeezes out the
juice. So, the way this works is, there’s two stages. The initial stage is, you have the crush on
the initial crush depending on what you’re juicing some juice comes out this first stage
screen. The second stage is a pretty distinct stage,
which is the grinding stage, so literally after the initial crush, the produce is round
for a period of time into small pieces. And then finally, on the second stage those
small pieces that are ground down also contains juice, they’re pressed through these little
holes here, when which case the juice comes out the bottom, and the pulp comes out the
front of the machine. I like this model, which is the latest Omega
horizontal design, because it has a nice large feed chute that’s significantly larger than
the previous model such as the Omega 8006; 8004; 8007; and 8008. And the other thing that makes this one different
is, this has an outlet adjusting knob here, it has different settings, from 0 to 5. You want to adjust this based on what you’re
juicing. So, if you’re juicing vegetables you’ll
always going to want to put this on a five, and if you’re juicing fruits, you’re going
to want to put it on a 1, or a 2. This basically keeps more back pressure, and
doesn’t allow the pulp to come out until its fully dry. This is also a learning challenge, because
if you’re trying to juice fruit, and you have it on five, it’s going to back up,
and it’s going to be a mess, and you’re going to be calling me, “John the juicer
is a piece of junk, doesn’t juice fruit.” Well, you might want to actually put it on
a 1, or even take it off, so that the fruit will juice well in here because I mentioned
earlier that the VSJ is the best juicer for fruit. So already, if you want to juice a lot of
fruit, get the VSJ. Do yourself a favor, don’t get the NC800. So, that’s how this guy works. This guy works at a low 80 RPMs, RPM stand
for Revolutions Per Minute, and that’s how fast this spins. If you’re a guy in the cars, you know RPMs,
because your engine runs several thousand up to ten thousand rpms, on motorcycles and
some four cylinder cars. But this runs at a low and slow 80 rpms. And then, the other thing about these machines
that’s a little bit different is that, the feed chute is smaller on the Omega NC800. But the cool thing is you do not have to pre-cut
the produce going in, such as celery, and leafy greens, some of the fibers get stuck
in the VSJ, they won’t get stuck in the Omega NC800. That being said, you do need to cut things
so that they will actually fit in the feed chute, so this can be a challenge when you’re
juicing fruit, and apples, and other things that you’re just going to have to cut down
anyways. The other thing about the Omega NC800 is that,
every item you put in there, this machine is for the most part not auto feeding. I’ll auto feed a few produce items depending
on what you’re putting in and how small they’re cut. But for the most part, you’re going to have
to sit in there and push each and every item into the NC800 to basically get the auger
to accept it, and start crushing It, and squeezing out all the juice, this is a pro and a con. The other thing about the NC800 is that, it
does more than just juice. it’ll also make things like nut butters
out of roasted peanut, because their high oil content and roasted peanuts, it’ll make
nut flours. I don’t say raw almonds because there is
not a lot of oil in there, once you’ve got the nut flour you can then add some oil, making
it more like, into a butter, and that’s with the black plates. Instead of having a juicing screen, they also
include -when you purchase the machine- a blank plate that has no holes, it basically
just crushes everything up. I’ve also used that attachment to make things
like salsa, I’ve also used it to make things like, frozen fruits sorbets. So, this is an excellent way to better your
diet, I mean, it’s called NC800, the NC stands for nutrition center, because it does
a lot more than just juice, it’ll also grind up minced garlic, coffee, and so many other
uses with the blank plate that the VSJ actually doesn’t have. The final thing I want to to really mention
about the NC800 is, take a look at this thing. It takes probably the double amount of counter
space, or has a larger footprint that the VSJ does. I mean, this thing is large, this is like
their latest model. But for some reason, the motor body area has
actually gotten bigger instead of shrink. I personally didn’t like that too much,
but that’s just how it is. It kind of cool, kind of like a puppy dog. But yeah, that’s pretty much it on the Omega
NC800. Let’s go ahead and move over to the Omega
VSJ843. his one’s called a vertical single auger,
so guess what? the auger runs vertically, instead of horizontally. We will take this guy apart here, and here
is the auger in this machine. It’s much different, let’s go ahead and
compare these guys side-by-side, so you guys can see those. I mean, the auger is much different, you can
basically see on the NC800, there’s a lot more time where the produce is getting crushed
down, because the auger is longer. In addition, on the NC800 there’s a distinc
grinding stage, where as on the omega VSJ, once the produce goes into the machine its
immediately crushed and the juice that’s crushed out is able to go through the holes,
So, this is a pro and a con. The other thing that’s really cool about
the VSJ is that there’s just this automatic wiping blade. This is kind of like the windshield wipers
on your car, basically this blade wipes down the screen and keeps your screen clean, so
that you get the maximum yield. And also, it makes cleanup a tad bit easier. So yeah, this machine instead of running at
80 RPMs, runs at a low and slow 43 RPMs which is really half the RPMs. Now, you might be thinking, “okay John,
you’ve said enough on your other videos up. The lower the RPM, the better the nutrient
quality, and I would say yes, that’s accurate. But for me, going from 43 to 80 RMPs? not significant. Going from 80 rpm to 10.000 RMPs, or 80 RPMs
to 3600 RPMs, that’s significant. So, I wouldn’t say the nutrition is better
than this, is tough to say. It depends more on, in the case of this slow
juicers, on what you’re juicing, actually. But yeah, that’s how this guy works, an
auger that spins around. And what happens on this guy is that there’s
a little flap here, there’s no outlet control like a numbers 1 to 5, so in this case, this
is actually easy to use, because this little pulp that should be unplugged when cleaning,
and pushed in when juicing, basically keeps back pressure on the pulp and does not allow
it to come out until it’s fully juiced. In addition, one of the features I like on
this, is that it actually has this spout cap that you can close, you don’t get drips
on your countertop after you’re done juicing. In addition, you can do mixing in the bowl,
which I do not recommend, because it can lower you, because it can lower your yields. Let’s go ahead and assemble these guys. And basically, on assembly probably, and cleaning,
let’s talk about that for a minute. The NC800, much simpler to clean, for this
main reason right here. The hardest part to clear on any juicer is
the juicing screen, and the amount of holes on the juicing screen dictates to you how
difficult it is going to be to clean. A lot of the parts you can basically blast
hot water with a little scrub brush in your sink and it’ll blast off all the vegetable
and fruit residues. But the screen, even if you blast water on
this, the residues are not going to come out. You need to use a special nylon bristle brush
that has nice hard bristler, so think of it as an oversized toothbrush, it’s like extra
firm, to scrub out this screen. That takes the most amount of time to clean,
and check it out, I want you guys to look at the screen areas. That’s a total amount of screen space you’ll
have to clean. Much more screen area on the VSJ843. In general, the cleaning of the NC800 takes
me about a minute and a half, under two minutes, I’m pretty quick. And on the VSJ it takes me under three minutes,
so that’s about double the amount of time to clean, if you’re not as fast as me, add
a couple minutes to that. But basically, know that the VSJ would probably
take you a little more than double the time. So, it’s going to slow you down a little
bit. Assembly also is a lot easier on the NC800,
and as I mentioned before about instructions and on using the juicer, the NC800 is more
of like an idiot-proof juicer, for those of you guys who like idiot-proof things. If you have like, a wife, or husband, or girlfriend
using the juicer, you might want to get this, because you turn the juicer on, you put the
stuff in and it juices. With the Omega VSJ you have to be more concerned
about cutting things up, putting it in, fitting in the right order, otherwise, you’re not
going to get the best result. So yeah, this is something else you might
want to pay attention to. Now, the other thing is, the Omega VSJ is
not designed to do anything than juice. So, it will not make the nut butters, not
make the frozen banana sorbets, and make the sauces and all this kind of stuff, so if that’s
what you want, you’re out of luck on the VSJ, so you might want to lean more towards
the NC800, in this case. Let’s go ahead and assemble this guy, one
of the things I do like about the Omega VSJ, because it is the latest design, vertical,
single auger, juicer on the market, it’s very easy to assemble. Many of the other single auger juicers have
a little dot to line up, no dots on this, you just drop the screen in until it does
seats down all the way, then you put the auger in, you drop the auger down into the holes
in the wiping blade it locks into place, and you’re ready to go. Now, the other thing I like is that on the
Omega VSJ, it’s the only juicer that I’m aware of that has deleted like, an extra gear,
on the bottom of the juicing bowl. Many other vertical auger juicers have this
gear, which actually increases the noise, and also, is another thing that can be harder
to clean and can actually break on you. So, I like that this machine has deleted that,
and also, the thing with this machine is that this is the quietest, vertical, auger juicer
on the market I’ve tested to date. It’s super quiet, I mean, I could barely
hear myself when I’m running it. Let’s go ahead and assemble the Omega NC800,
really super simple, super easy to assemble. So, as you guys can see, you learned about
the different machines. Both these machines do not come and include
a strainer, which I think Omega should be including, so you have to get a standard strainer
sieve to strain out the pulp in the juice. That being said, the amount of pulp generated
in these juicers will be dependent on what specifically you’re juicing. Compared to other vertical juicers, the Omega
VSJ makes very little pulp in the juice, although it still does make some. And of course, the Omega NC800 may make some
pulp in the juice, primarily because the first stage screen are larger holes than the second
stage. Now, the other thing I want to mention is,
if you’re like thinking, “John, I want to make almond milk man, I want to make almond
milk.” Well, the Omega VSJ843 will make almond milk
better than the NC800. The NC800 will do that but it’s not going
to work so well, because of that, you know, the holes in the first stage of the screen. So, keep that in mind, I mean, once again,
all these juicers have their pros and cons, and I’m kind of sharing it with you guy,
so you guys can weight out what’s more important to you. Do you want to be able to make frozen fruit
sorbets, or nut milks? I don’t know. I own both machines. So, if I’m doing one thing I could use this
one, if I’m doing the other I can do this, and that might be the best choice, so you
guys can have the best of both worlds. Some other differences with this machines
in general, based on my experienced, which I’m going to back up in a minute when we’re
going to do our juice off, is that the ** Omega works the best, it’s the best juicer on
the market at this time, it’s easy to clean, easy to use, long warranty, for juicing things
like wheatgrass and sprouts. It also does fairly well at juicing hard vegetable,
I mean, in my test with the older model, vertical juicer by Omega, actually, it beat the vertical
Omega VRT400 in a yield test when juicing both carrots, and cactus fruits, which actually
ground up the cactus fruit seed, which is rare to have on a juicer, so that can put
the nutrition from the seeds into juice, which change the flavor, but increase the nutrition. So, that’s how well this thing works, it
grinds up very well, makes the pulp fairly dry, and this is one of the easiest juicers
to clean. So, if that’s your criteria, you might want
to go for this. Now, over to the VSJ, of course it has its
benefits too. I kind of prefer the VSJ myself, more than
the NC800, for a few facts. Number one, it tends to juice fruits better
than the NC800. The NC800 if you’re trying to juice fruits
such as Pineapple, it’s going to back up, it’s going to clog, it’s not going to
work well for you, and you’re going to be cursing me out, I don’t want that to happen. So, if you want to juice fruits, you want
to get the VSJ843. I do have specific videos on how to juice
pineapples in the Omega 843. Now, on juicing something like carrots in
the Omega VSJ, it does work well, it does make a little pulp in the juice, compared
to other vertical juicers. But the VSJ, because it has a different gearing,
runs at a lower RPM, I have noticed it does have some challenges juicing carrots, you
need to cut them into half or quarters, and not just drop them in the little auto-feed,
you’re going to have to let them go in, let the juicer take off a chunk and pull it
out, like I do on a video showing you how to specifically juice carrots in the VSJ,
if that’s what you want to do. One of the things I do like about the VJS
is that It juices fruits quite well, like I said, and it’s auto-feeding, that in itself,
right there, for me, it’s huge. I really dislike having to push. putting the item in the hopper there, in the
[Inaudible], and push it in, and sit there, lace my time, push on produce into the juicer. I got far too many other things to do, tend
on my garden, talk with my girlfriend, hang out with my girlfriend, you know, do something
else in life other than pushing stuff in the juicer. And that’s why I really like the VSJ, myself
personally, because I can chop things up, chop and drop, drop it in the juicer, the
juicer auto-feeds, and the juice comes out. I could worry about just chopping, dropping,
chopping, dropping, and it’s working on its own. Whereas on the NC800, you have to put something
in there, push it in, and you know that can take quite a bit of time. So yeah, both of these machines have their
pros and cons. Of course, you guys can see the footprint
size, if the footprint size is important to you, you’re going to want to get the VSJ,
it takes far less counter space than the NC800. Although these are many of the differences
between these machines, part of the main difference, is the yield difference, and you’re wondering,
“John, how much does this yield– So, now I have some homegrown collard greens
from my garden, these are off my beautiful collard trees that grow 365 days a year to
produce beneful amounts of weeds for me to juice. Literally, for free. I know that’s one of the things you guys
get into juicing. It gets mighty expensive, you know, buying
greens every week to juice. Because, about one pound of greens turn into
about one cup of juice, and you know, a bunch of greens, depending on where you live, organic
ones, anyways, it can cost you two, three, even four dollars in some places. But, I wanted to let you guys know that you
guys could easily grow a garden no matter where you live, and even if that means you’re
growing microgreens, and sprouts, and wheatgrass inside your home, if you live in an apartment
in New York City, if you’re interested in learning how to grow your own food, you’re
going to want to check out my other YouTube channel, I teach you guys how you can grow your own
food easily there. So, you could actually start juicing it and
getting the health benefits out of some of the best food in the world, homegrown stuff. Anyways, now we have the green picks– Go
ahead and do a weigh-in. So, as you guys can see over on the Omega
NC800 side, we have the beautiful collard greens, and it weighs in at approximately
10 ounces. All right, now over to the Omega VSJ843 side,
we once again, have some beautiful collard greens, and once again, weighs in at exactly
10 ounces. All right, so we have a fair fight. Let’s go ahead and get juicing. So, we’re going to go ahead and juice in
the Omega NC800 first, let’s go ahead and move this to the side, here. Turn this juicer on, running at a low and
slow 80RPM. I really like the low RMP juicers, they’re
much quieter than the high-speed machines, in addition, the low speed machines have a
much more gentle extraction process on your juices, and produce a higher level of nutrients
in the juice that it’ll store and last much longer, in my opinion. Ok, turn this baby on. The cool thing is, about the Omega NC800,
is that we can literally take each leafy green, and then roll it up, and just drop it in the
machine, and this juicer is just going to take it, and really, pretty much, almost auto-feed
it in, you can see the stem is getting stuck there, a little bit. We’re just going to go ahead and feed one
leaf after the other, and let the machine literally tear it up, no cutting, or prepping
of the produce is required. The other thing I want to mention to you guys. You guys will need to use a pusher, and I
do not recommend sticking anything into the juicer, aside from the pusher. Don’t stick your fingers in there, your
kid’s fingers, your dog’s paws, knife, forks, spoons. I’ve had multiple customers, and multiple
ex-girlfriends stick utensils in the machine, which then damages the utensil and more importantly,
damages their machine. And when you damage the machine because of
your own fault, guess what? It’s not covered in the warranty, so you’re
going to have to buy a brand-new auger, and those augers can get, actually, quite expensive. So yeah, you’re going to want to pay attention,
and always use your juicer properly. Make sure you follow all the instructions
located in the instruction manual. All right, so as you guys can see, this is
immediately juicing on us. We got this set to five, most back pressure
to create the most amount of juice. And I want to let you guys to know that, besides
just the leafy greens we’re juicing, and all the juice in the leafy greens, right? A big part of the juice that’s coming out
of the juicer right now, is actually in the stem. The stem is full of fibers, I mean, if you
get a closer I’m pulling up these fibers off for you, guys. These are just some fiber strings in there,
and besides the fibers, the cell walls that are full of the nutrients, or water, in there,
and this juicer is extracting all the nutrients from there. Take a look at this pulp, here. We got this dry pulp, and you can see the
fiber is literally just coming out of the machine, they’re literally wrung dry. That’s why I say, the Omega NC800, probably
the best juicer on the market that I’ve tested for sprouts, and leafy greens, and
things like wheatgrass, you know, for a multi-purpose juicer, at this time. Let’s go ahead and continue to juice our
collard greens in the Omega NC800. Now, I want to let you guys I know many of
you guys are like, really wanting to be juicing leafy greens, and some of you guys might not
even know the benefits of leafy greens, right? So, the collard greens are in the Brassica
family, this is also the same family as broccoli, and cauliflower, and cabbage, bok choy. And there’s been studies that show that
the Brassica greens, the cruciferous vegetables, have basically really good antioxidants and
nutrients in them that can help fight disease. There’s been studies that show it can help
with things like cancer, and enhance your immune system. The leafy green is one of the most efficient
items in the American diet today. If you get a juicer and you do nothing else
than to juicer some greens -you don’t have to juice this many, because this is a lot
of greens, and I’m used to them- In my opinion, you’re going to be a lot healthier because
of it. The nutrient that you need the most in your
diet, and in your life, is the nutrient you are not getting. And I know Americans do not eat enough leafy
greens in their diet. My goal every day is to eat two pounds of
leafy greens, and yes, that’s actually quite a bit. But right here, I’m using 10 ounces plus
10 ounces, and I’m going to be drinking all this stuff. That’s 20 ounces of leafy green. That’s almost a pound and a half right there. All right, so you guys can see I’m pushing
in the greens, and you can see there’s a few leaves and stuff stuck that’s not getting
fed into the juicer, that we’re not able to push with our pusher, and I know you guys
might be tented, “I can stick a fork, or a knife down there and push in.” Well, don’t do it. Try to use another piece of the produce, you
know, roll it up to try to like, finagle that thing in there. Because if you put something else in there
it’s going to break. You’re going to break something, it’s
not good All right, so let’s see if we can get that
guy sucked in. All right, we got it all in, thanks god. This is going to be more of a fair test, because
there’s nothing sitting left in the auger. All right, let’s go ahead and put this last
leaf in, we’re going to go ahead and put the stem in down, just a little bit at a time,
let it kind of stuck in there, and hoping it’s going to draw that whole thing in,
so it all gets juiced. All right, as you guys can see, it got sucked
in. we’re getting out that last piece of juice
in the Omega NC800, the pulp is coming out this end. I mean, this juicer is simply amazing, this
is some of the driest pulp I’ve seen ever on any machine. I’m wringing it out and it’s like, my
hand is moist, but there’s no juice coming out of it. This is very efficient. All right, once you’re done juicing in the
Omega NC800, you don’t want to immediately turn the machine off. If there’s juice dripping out, you’re
going to want to let it run for 30 seconds more, to let juicer the extract all the juice
out. Once you’ve let it run for a little bit,
we’re going to go ahead and turn it off. And one of the things I like to do sometimes,
is to actually tip it backwards, and you guys can see, right? We’re draining us some of the juice that’s
stuck in the screen area. So, this is going to increase our yield a
little bit. We’re going to go ahead and stop that, we’re
going to go ahead and move this aside, since we don’t need it anymore. And now, we’re going to go ahead and move
this guy over, and we’re going to juice our 10 ounces of leafy greens in the Omega
VSJ843. Now, unlike the OmegaNC800, we can’t just
take the leafy greens and drop them in the machine, I would never do that. Well, you could do that, but you’re going
to have some problems because all these fiber strings in here -much like the celery strings
that get stuck in your teeth- will basically plug up the ejection port, and then this machine
stop working properly. It won’t be able to feed out the pulp, it’s
going to back up on the inside machine, and basically, you’re going to get a lot of
pulp in the juice, and your yield is going to be greatly diminished. So, this is not and inherent challenge, or
problem with the Omega VSJ, it’s with all vertical slow juicers, no matter what brand
you get. I do encourage and recommend you guys, chop
up all your leafy greens before putting them in any vertical juicer. I do not recommend cutting them up for the
NC800, because actually, that might not be as good, because it really thrives on crushing
everything up and squeezing out the juice at the same time. So, to expedite the process of cutting up
the greens, what I like to do is, I like to stack my leafy greens like I’m stacking
a deck of cars. So, I’m stacking all the leafy greens up. One leaf on top of the other, and it helps
if the leaves are all flat, as these mostly are, and we’re just going to stack all these
guys up. All right, so we got a big stack of collard
greens right here. Once we got them all stacked, one of the things
I like to do is try to roll them up, sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t. Once we got them into a fatty there, a fat
roll, then we’re going to take the knife, and then I just like to cut them. So, I like to cut them into eight inch pieces,
or as close you can get to that as possible. We’re going to start off with the sock in
first. We’ll just come up into little, small pieces. This does not take actually that long. End up being mindful of your fingers when
cutting this kind of precision work. And if you’re noticing, “John, how come
you’re using a white knife man, is that plastic?” Well no, I don’t like to use a plastic knife,
this is actually sharper that a stainless-steel knife. This is a ceramic knife. So, I like to use the ceramic knives in my
kitchen to cut and prepare my produce, to oxidize the food lees, also, they remain sharper
for longer. I am not a knife sharpener gurus dude that
sharpens my knifes, so they would tend to be dull. But, with the ceramic knives, literally one
of the benefits is that you do not have to sharpen them nearly as much as a steel knife,
because they keep their edge much longer. That being said. Yes, they are a bit fragile. All right, I’m just going to go ahead and
finish cutting these all up. This is also a really good technique to use
to cut your leafy greens into a salad. This is called a Chuffing Odd, it basically
makes nice, long, small strips out of them into smaller bite size pieces, which we need
to do for us, as well as the Omega VSJ843. All right, so once we got it cut in that direction,
then I like to maybe, come back and cut across them in this way to make a little bit smaller
pieces for the VSJ to deal with. All right, that looks like we’ve cut them
up enough. Now, we’re going to go ahead and turn the
VSJ on, and we’re just going to ahead and simply take handfuls of leafy greens and drop
them in. This is what I like about the Omega VSJ, as
you guys can see I just dropped in the produce, and it’s literally working in auto-feeding. If you guys notice, the noise level of the
VSJ is much more quiet than the NC800, but not that much, these are still some very quiet
juicers. And much more quiet than those high-speed
machines that I’ve been describing before as an airplane taking off in your kitchen. That being said, those style machines, the
high-speed machines, basically do leafy greens the worst out of any juicer. These machines are lightyears ahead of the
high-speed machines when juicing the leafy greens. it’s going to make a much higher
yield. That being said, the slower machine to be
used to a high-speed machine, if you’re getting a slower machine, I mean, be prepared,
they all make more pulp in the juice. So, if you don’t like pulp in the juice
because that’s what you’re used to with the high-speed machine, which tend to make
little pulp in the juice, you’re going to want to buy a strainer, especially with these
two Omega juicers that do not include a strainer. Which I think they should. All right, so as you guys can see, this is
juicing quite well, the pulp is coming out. The machine is doing and incredible job grinding
up all the fibers and getting out all the pulp. And this is going to be definitely, really
interesting to see, which juicer reigns supreme in this juice off. All right, so I’m continuing to feed my
leafy greens into VSJ. It’s also very important when juicing in
either these machines, you know, take your time. Don’t just keep cramming stuff in the VSJ
as fast as you possibly can to be done with juicing as fast as you can, because overloading
your juicer is not a good idea. When you overload it, its got too much produce
in there, it can’t work on it effectively. It may not get as half yield, it also may
back up or clog on you. So, I’m putting the produce in there at
a slow and loosely pace. Now, in general, I don’t necessarily recommend
juicing straight greens. Straight green juices are very harsh on the
palates, especially if you’re not use to them. And so, in most cases you would not make a
straight green juice. You would make a green juice with other things,
so for example, you juice three-quarters of the glass in carrot juice and one-quarter
of the glass in leafy greens. That’s a fairly good mixture. If you don’t want to do carrots, because
you believe they’re too high in sugar -which I believe carrots, while they do contain some
sugar, have plenty of other phytochemicals, and phytonutrients that are quite beneficial
for us- You can do like, celery, cucumbers, you know, three-quarters of your glass, and
then you quarter your glass with the leafy greens. You can also add some apples in there too,
to make it a little bit sweeter if the leafy greens are too harsh for you. That being said, if you have never juiced
leafy greens before, I always recommend you guys start small, and then increment. So, start off by juicing all carrots, and
lie two leaves of kale, or swiss chard, or whatever, collard greens. You’re going to drink it, “Oh. Yeah, I can handle that.” Because you’re going to taste mostly the
carrots, tastes good. Then slowly add leaves, like at three leaves,
four leaves, until you’re like, “Oh, man. That starts to taste kind of gross.” Right? Then back off a little bit, and just keep
it at the point where you’re just kind of like, “Oh, yeah. Okay. I can handle carrots with four leaves.” Keep that up for like a month, and then finally,
after a month of doing that, your taste buds have gotten adapted to juicing that much leafy
greenish, and then increase it by one leaf. So, then you go from four leaves, to five
leaves. And yes, that’s just one extra leaf, but
overtime if you continue this process, and keep adding more greens, one day you’ll
be able to juice greens straight like I am today. All right, so we’re just feeding the rest
in. The Omega VSJ has done an amazing job, basically
auto-feeding in, and juicing all the leafy greens as you guys can see the pulp is still
slowly coming out. Now, it’s even more important to leave the
VSJ on, after putting that last produce in, than even the Omega NC800. Because it runs at half the RPMs, 43 RPMs. And the main thing you’re looking for is,
when the pulp stops coming out, then the machine has stopped juicing. So, I can see ever so slowly, the machine,
and the pulp is still coming out very slowly, so we’re going to leave this machine to
run just a little bit longer. I’m going to go ahead and get some measuring
glasses, and our strainer, to find out which juicer made the pulp, and of course, more
importantly, which juicer made the most yield. All right, I think this machine has stopped
running, let’s go ahead and turn this guy off. And finally, we’re going to go ahead and
tip this machine up to see if we’re getting more juice out of it. All right, looks like there’s no juice coming
out, so that’s definitely a good thing. We’re going to go ahead and close up that
stopper. Now, the thing I’m going to do next, though
this guy’s still even dripping juice out of it, ever so slowly. We’re going to go ahead and remove the juice
pitcher, there. We got all the little juice on that juicer. Oh, you’re going to see some foam. Now, the foam would be minimized if you juiced
like say, carrots, or celery, or cucumber in with the greens and stuff, and alternated,
so did some leafy greens, some celery, some leafy greens, or some cucumbers. All juicers will create some level of foam,
so I want you guys to be aware of that. We’re going to go ahead and take our funnel,
here. Put the funnel over the cup. Take identical strainers on both sides. We’re going to go ahead and pour our juice
through the strainer. And pour this around the strainer, to get
all the delicious juicer strained through without any of that extra pulp that may be
appearing in the juice. All right. So, we’re going to go ahead and tap this
guy down a bit. Make sure we get all that juice out. I guess there’s a little bit of residual
left in there, we’re just going to have to deal with it. We’re going to go ahead and shake the strainer
around a little bit. Looks like its doing up pretty good, not a
whole lot of pulp in there. Still got a few drips in there, we’re going
to set this guy down right here. Let’s shake our strainer down a little bit,
get all the juice off of it. All right, let’s go over to the Omega VSJ
side, once again, brand-new identical strainer set on our pitcher, there. Go ahead and put our pitcher of the VSJ, collar
green juice and pour this guy in there. All right, I’m trying to get and even distribution
of the juice through the strainer. This would be very interesting to see. Which juicer is better. All right, last bit
Once again, shake this strainer down. All right, looks like we got most of that
stuff out of there. Put the strainer down. I want to show you guys the strainer’s and
what was left in each one. This is the Omega NC800, and this is the Omega
VSJ, as you guys can notice, basically the VSJ– Um, they probably made about equal amounts
of pulp, maybe the NC800 made a little more pulp. But the thing is, the VSJ created a lot, and
I want to say, a lot more foam. Like, minimally, three times the amount of
foam that the NC800 did. And that’s just the way this machine operates. All the vertical juicers, when juicing leafy
greens, there’s more space In between the apparatus and the screen, and it tend to create
more foam on leafy greens specifically. On fruits, this does not necessarily happen. So, if we tap that down, we got most of the
juice into the glass. Now, if you look at this. Just by looking at it side by side you’re
like, “But John, the Omega VSJ blew away the NC800, because it made a lot more.” But, actually let’s go ahead and do a close-up
for you guys, on the exact juice each one made. All right, so as you guys can see. There’s close-ups on each of the glasses. Now, you guys can definitely see the amount
of foam, when I’m more on a close-up shot, on the Omega NC800. Basically, the juice is up to the three-ounce
mark, and the foam takes it a little bit past 3.5 ounces of juice. Now, yes. All the bubbles will bubble off it, and it
will add to the juice content, because the foam is juice plus air. And over on the VSJ side we’re seeing actually
that the juice mark pretty much is up to 3.5 ounces, and the rest pretty much is foam. The other thing that I want to note, that
you guys can’t really see, is the particulate in the juice itself, so I may take an additional
strainer out a finer pulp. Although we did strain the pulp, the sieve
mesh on the strainers are actually fairly large, in my opinion. And it looks like to me, that the VSJ did
make a lot of more finding particle sizes of pulp in the juice. You guys can see that if I go very close up
you can see little speck in the juice. And on the NC800, if you guys look closely,
it’s pretty much just plain juice, there are not a lot of specks. So, that specks might be making up for some
of the yield difference. All right, so the juice has been settling
a bit, and I want to go ahead and further shrink down with a finer sieve to see if my
assumption is accurate. We’ve got two finer mesh sieves. We’re going to take the juice, once again,
from the NC800. Pour it through this fine mesh sieve here. And yes, we’re definitely getting some pulp
leftover on the VSJ. Looks like we even got a little more juice
out of the NC800 in the cash cup. Just a few more drops. Now, we’re going to go ahead and filter
out the VSJ juicer, so I’m expecting to see significant more amount of pulp. It’s getting a much more challenging time
getting through the sieve there. Let’s see if there’s any more juice over
in this collection jug, as well. All right, we’re going to go ahead and let
these guys drain out, for just a little bit. See what we got. All right, so after adjusting for all the
pulp, I can definitely say that the Omega NC800 made less fine particulate pulp then
the Omega VSJ, easily. Probably by like, half as much pulp. So, even though we strained it in a larger
sieve, I went down to a smaller, finer sieve, and we filter out twice as much pulp in the
Omega VSJ. So, that does account for some of the yield
increase, in addition, the VSJ juice is still far frothier, or have more foam in it than
the– The strainer additionally helped to strain out more foam. But there’s still some foam in the juice,
there. But, despite the second straining, the VSJ
actually still made a little bit more juice. Let’s go ahead and pour it back into our
measuring cups to see how much it made. We’ve strained out all the extra pulp. Now, let’s do a close-up. All right, so as you guys can see, the Omega
NC800, now, after accounting for the fine particle pulp in the juice, made over 2.5
ounce of juice. And over on the VSJ, wow. It made over three ounces of juice, total. So, this is very telling. Wow. So, that was actually quite unexpected. I didn’t think that the VSJ was actually
going to be superior to the NC800 in juicing the leafy greens. Because man, I mean, in general if we feel
these pulps, wow. Yeah, the VSJ pulp does feel a tad bit dry. It’s incredible what Omega has done to take
the VSJ to be literally the most efficient, vertical, slow juicer on the planet. Now, yes. It does leaves double the amount of pulp than
the Omega NC800, and it does create more foam, which means more oxidation to your juice. But in the end, it does juice more. This goes to show that each juicer is going
to perform a little bit different, depending on the exact produce you’re putting in. If we would have juice like, carrots with
the greens, the winner may have been a little bit different. So, yeah. In this juice off, we’re going to have to
declare the winner the Omega VSJ843. Made over a half ounce more of juice than
the NC800. Last thing, we’re going to go ahead and
try our juice. Wow. You guys don’t want to be drinking this
stuff straight. That’s nice and strong. All right, hope you guys enjoyed this episode
learning the differences between the Omega VSJ843 and the Omega NC800. In the end, I want to encourage you guys to
purchase the juicer that’s going to serve you best. If you like the auto-feeding like I do, if
you want a higher yield and don’t mid the extra foam, or pulp. Then go with the VSJ. Beware that the VSJ is better at juicing fruits,
but it will stall out on some carrots, so be sure to check my past videos on that. If you want to be able to do the multifunction
uses that the Omega NC800 offers, such as making nut butter, and frozen sorbets, and
making salsas, grinding up your coffee beans, mincing garlic. Definitely you want to go with the NC800. It’s a very versatile machine, because it
allows you to do to more than just juice. It’s also really good for the leafy greens,
as well as the vegetables, and it’s the only way I would be juicing sprouts and wheatgrass. If you do sprouts and wheatgrass in the VSJ
it will likely get stuck in the ejection port, unless you cut them up small like I did with
the collard greens. So yeah, once again. Every juicer has it’s pros and cons, no
matter which of these Omega juicers you’re going with, I’m sure you’ve got some of
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