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Omega VSJ843R Series Vertical Slow Juicer Review

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Omega VSJ843R Series

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The sleek Omega VSJ843R Series is the round versions of the VSJ843 line-up. In contrast, the Omega VSJ843Q Series is square or cube-shaped. It is available in a silver finish, the Omega VSJ843RS or in bold red, the Omega VSJ843RR.

This vertical slow juicer operates at 43 RPM instead of the standard 80 RPM. It features an all-new twin-winged auger, which makes it twice as efficient during operation.

The auger has been redesigned to work in conjunction with the Automatic Wiping System. This innovative design made it possible to remove the additional gear that has powered the AWS in previous models.

Using silicone wiping blades, the AWS wipes away excess pulp from the juicing mesh to allow for continuous juicing. The auger has a tighter fit tolerance that squeezes more juice.

The juicing screen has received a makeover and consists mainly of stainless steel mesh. The holes in the screen have been reduced in size, resulting in a less leftover pulp.

The one-fifth HP condensed motor only uses 150 watts and 120 volts of power during operation. The Omega VSJ843RS and Omega VSJ843RR weighs 22 pounds but doesn’t have a handle.

It takes up less space on the counter than the cube-shaped versions. If you have less space, this electric juicer is the better option. It will fit under the majority of kitchen cabinets.

The auger and plastic components of the screen are comprised of GE Ultem plastic, which is eight times stronger and extremely durable. It is BPA-free.

One complaint customers have about centrifugal juicers is they sound like a plane taking off out of their kitchens. With this juicer, it operates quietly enough to run while the household sleeps.

Pros

  • Smaller footprint than the VSJ843Q Series
  • Extra slow 43 RPM for maximum juice extraction
  • Dual-stage twin winged Ultem auger strains more juice and breaks down fiber to a palatable level for a smoother, nutrient-dense juice
  • Conveniently mix up to 16 oz (450ml) juice using the juice tap feature
  • Auto cleaning system
  • Quiet operation
  • 72 hours juice shelf life
  • BPA free construction
  • External pulp ejection for continuous juicing
  • Can process a wide variety of produce including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and even wheatgrass

Cons

  • Not as affordable as entry-level juicers
  • Prone to getting clogged, so you’ll have to cut your produce into small pieces
  • Masticating juicers are typically slow as extra preparation time is required because of the narrow feeding chute

Features

Is it Easy to Use?

This juice extractor is easier to assemble because the bowl only needs to be set in place on the base. Line the lid up, once it locks, you can safely turn it on.

Prior to juicing, cut fibrous and dense items into smaller portions. Cut celery into pieces shorter than an inch if you do not want the stringy fibers wrapping around the auger.

Hard vegetables like carrots need to be cut into sizable pieces, making it easier for the auger to crush them. Chopped carrots and celery also aid in moving softer items efficiently through the juicer.

This juicer self-feeds, meaning you rarely need to use the included pusher. If you’re going to use the pusher, firmly push down on the produce. Putting too many items in at once, then you risk jamming the juicer.

If this happens, turn the machine off. Reverse the auger to back up the items in the bowl to remove the obstruction. For best results, drop the items down the feed chute at a consistent pace without rushing the machine.

Is it Easy to Clean?

Thanks to the AWS, cleaning time is reduced. The silicone wiping blades wipe away most of the remaining pulp from the mesh holes. It practically cleans itself, making your job a snap!

Close the juice tap, fill the bowl up with water and flip it on. Let it run for a few minutes and then drain the water into the sink. After the water finishes emptying into the sink, put the parts into a sink full of warm, soapy water.

Use the brush to remove the remaining pulp out of the mesh screen. You can rinse the parts off and clean them later, but if you let pulp dry in the juicing screen, it will be hard to remove.

The underside of the auger needs to be rinsed as well. It will collect pulp underneath it, but it easily rinses away. Once everything is rinsed clean, set everything out to dry before putting the juicer back together.

Juice Quality

This juicing machine extracts juice slowly at 43 RPM. This method preserves the nutrients and vitamins in the juice. The juice maker produces a large quantity of full-flavored juice. All extracted juice results in some pulp.

You have a few options if you would like to remove the remaining pulp. Pour it through a sieve or back through the juicer. You can also close the juice tap and let the AWS clear out the remaining pulp that catches in the juicing screen.

If you do not have a sieve, don’t worry; the juicing screen is an excellent replacement. Drink your juice right away or store it for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. Create delicious batches and store them in an airtight container with a tight lid.

You can use glass, stainless steel or BPA-free plastic to store your juice. As long as the juice is kept cold, it will stay fresh.

What Kinds of Produce Can the Omega VSJ843R Series Juice?

All types of produce can be processed by this juice press—dense produce, leafy greens, and citrus fruits

Denser produce includes cilantro, yakon, celery, cauliflower, pineapple, pear, ginger, pumpkin, garlic, beets, watermelon, bitter gourd, sweet potato, fennel, pepper, asparagus, apple, coconut, carrots, turmeric, cucumber, and broccoli.

Leafy greens include pine tree needles, parsley, lettuce, beet greens, collard greens, wheatgrass, peppermint, spring onion, spinach, moringa, dandelion greens, cabbage, brussels sprout, kale, and basil.

Citrus fruits include lemon, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, orange, and lime.

Technical Specifications

TypeCold Press Juicer
Price$$$
Juice QualityHigh
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher Safe43 RPM, 1/5 horsepower
Pulp Ejection150 Watts
MotorYes
WattageExternal
Chute Size1.62 x 1.25 (oval)
BuildBPA Free Plastic
DesignVertical/Upright
ColorVSJ843RS – Silver
VSJ843RR – Red
Noise LevelLow
Warranty15 Years
Best for JuicingSoft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses & Leafy Greens
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

The Omega VSJ843RS and Omega VSJ843RR are great compact slow juicers. It won’t take much of your counter space. It’s great for making green juices or any juice recipe that you could find online.

One thing to remember about this Omega product is it doesn’t have any other food processing functions apart from juicing. You’ll find it in the brand’s horizontal masticating juicer line up.

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