Masticating Slow Juicer
Masticating slow juicers work much differently than their faster counterparts. This juicer, which shares many common features with other Omega juicers, spins about 80 times per minute. That’s a lot slower than centrifugal juicers which can rotate over a thousand times per minute.
Omega NC900 Slow Juicer
The purpose of a slow masticating juicer is to avoid heat and oxidation, reduce foam, and extract as much juice as possible. By chewing (masticating), the blades crush the fruits and vegetables releasing the juice in a very slow fashion.
An added benefit of this slow operation is that your juicer will operate very quietly. This is perfect if your family is sleeping while you juice in the early morning.
Perfect For Leafy Greens
Both juicers in the Omega nc-800 vs nc-900 feature the GE Ultem Auger that is eight times stronger than other plastics. That makes it perfect for juicing greens. This is a big bonus for a lot of health conscious shoppers.
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Though still small compared to Breville feed chutes, the feed chute for both the Omega nc800 and nc900 has been increased in size compared to other models; J8006, J8005, J8004, J8003. This is a bonus. I came across some customers that complained about the size of the chute in previous Omega models.
2 Stage Extraction
Omega NC800 Slow Juicer
The first stage of the extraction process is the crushing the vegetables and fruits using that powerful auger. Once crushed, the juice is strained against the mesh screen. The juice flows to a container. Before the pulp is automatically ejected, it is squeezed. This process ensures that you are yielding as much juice as possible.
Multi-Purpose kitchen Appliance
I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances that serve multiple purposes. Our Instant Pot pressure cooker is also a slow cooker and a rice maker among other things.
The Omega slow juicers aren’t just for juicing. You can make pasta and grind coffee. And it can also be a food process.
Size and Appearance…
Both juicers in the Omega nc800 vs nc900 measure 14.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 15.5 inches. That takes up a decent amount of space, sure. But considering the different things that you can do with either machine, the dimensions are relatively small. The fact that they can also operate as a food processor and grinder means that you’ll save a lot of counter space.
And, they aren’t bad looking machines.
Appearance is the only thing that separates the two Omega juicers. The nc800 is available in silver or red while the nc900 is clad in chrome. In my opinion, any choice is a good one. They all look good.
Pulp Pressure Adjustment
The pulp pressure adjustment gives you more control over the processing of your juice. Instead of using the same amount of pressure for all fruits and vegetables, you will have five different pressure settings. You might use number five for harder vegetables like carrots and one for watermelon. I’ve read that the process is more of an art than a science. But from most accounts, it seems like it’s pretty easy to figure out.
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