In our testing, the vertical single auger juicers we sell at Fresh And Alive yield about 25% more juice than horizontal single auger and twin gear juicers from Omega, Tribest, Samson, and others. That adds up to a lot of money over time with regular juicing! (With any juicer, you get best results when you alternate feeding soft and harder produce; the harder produce helps create back pressure in the juicer that allows soft produce to be squeezed better.) Based on our testing, vertical auger juicers are the de facto best household juicers for the money because they juice a wide variety of produce well, much more quickly than horizontal auger or twin gear juicers. In our tests, the vertical auger juicers we sell juice in 1/3 the time of the horizontal single auger and twin gear juicers from Tribest, Omega, and Samson, and are much faster to use and clean than the $2,600 Norwalk juicer. That means what used to take 45 minutes to juice now takes 15 minutes! Twin gear juicers are also a time-consuming nightmare to clean, with many little parts to clean and wear out. This is why we only sell certain vertical auger juicers. We use what we sell!
Centrifugal juicers with a high-speed spinning basket like you commonly see in juice bars and restaurants produce juice fast, but they oxidize juice massively, destroying some antioxidants, nutrition, and healing value. Centrifugal juicers also do not juice leafy greens very well, and in general produce less juice with much wetter pulp, which costs you a lot more for produce in the long run. (Restaurants don't mind, they just pass the cost on to you.) Centrifugal juicers are also very time-consuming to clean since they have a very large screen that gets very clogged with pulp fiber that must be wire-brushed to remove.
If you're new to juicing and not sure if you'll stick with it long term, or if you're on a tight budget, we recommend the VRT370HDS. It juices any type of produce, yields as much juice as quickly as more expensive juicers, produces about 25% more juice in 1/3 of the time of twin-gear and horizontal single auger juicers, is as easy to clean as other vertical auger juicers, but doesn't have the minor features like a juice outlet cap (for filling with water to help self-clean when done juicing). Since the pulp passes through a hole in the juicing screen on the VRT370HDS, it is easier to clog than the Omega VSJ843 and Tribest Slowstar juicers. If you're an experienced juicer and/or are seeking long term quality, you may want to look at the Omega VSJ843 with 15-year warranty. It has a significantly different design that makes cleanup significantly easier. The Tribest Slowstar SW-2000-B and 2020-B (same juicer, different colors, with 10-year warranty) are comparable but can also mince/homogenize food to make sorbets, baby food, nut butters, minced garlic, and more. The Slowstars also do not bog down as the Omega VSJ843 can do with stiff produce.
Q: What's the difference between the Omega VRT370HDS, VRT350, VRT350HD, and VRT400HDS?
A: The VRT370HDS has a stronger 1/4 horsepower, 200 watt motor vs. a 1/5 HP, 150 watt motor for the other three. The discontinued VRT350 was the original design with a polycarbonate juicing screen that tended to crack after a few months of regular use juicing leafy greens. Omega then released the VRT350HD with a screen made of Ultem® Polyetherimide (PEI) plastic that is 8 times harder than the original polycarbonate. That solved the screen cracking problem. The VRT370HDS is essentially identical to the VRT350HD except for the VRT370HDS's stronger motor. The VRT400HDS has slightly different styling of the motor base. The juicing assembly is almost identical to the VRT370HDS except the 400HDS has a cap to close off the juice outlet port and the pulp outlet and juice outlet on the 400HDS are slightly larger for better pulp ejection. The wiping blade, auger, and screen on both juicers are identical. The juicing bowls are not quite identical but are interchangeable; the VRT370HDS bowl twists to lock onto the motor base, the VRT400HDS bowl simply sits on the base. If you're juicing a lot of greens or stringy produce like celery, the pulp can build up pressure against the base and lid in the juicing assembly making it hard to remove the juicing assembly from the base when done. This is easily remedied by reversing the motor while removing the juicer lid. Since the 400HDS juicing assembly does not lock into the base, this issue does not occur with it.
See the "Videos" section for a comparison of these juicers.
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