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Comparing Low RPM Juicers by John Kohler One of the most frequently asked questions we have been receiving

lately, is which is better, the champion, omega 8001, Samson, Green Star or green power juicers? This article will shed some light on the newest style juicer to hit the market- the single auger juicer. I will also try to compare this juicer to the other low rpm juicers that we offer. If you are not familiar with the types of juicers available on the market, you might want to read the article, The Best Juicer, before reading this article. This article deals with the lower rpm machines, which generally produce a higher quality juice (nutrients) than some of the juicers with a higher RPM. The higher quality juice does come at a cost.. Read on to learn more.. The champion juicer has been around for 25+ years. Its a very good machine, and very durable. They are practically built like tanks, with their steel cased motor. While the juicer does work at a much higher RPM than the other two juicers we will be discussing, this is an advantage when performing certain tasks, that we will mention more about below. The champion does have only a few parts to clean, so we rate it as "easy" to clean for the sake of this comparison. While the champion will not juice wheatgrass, it does do a decent job on most vegetables, except leafy greens and celery- the strings get caught around the cutting blade, and leafy greens seem to come out in big pieces.. On the flip side, it probably juices fruits better than the other two juicers mentioned in this article. For best results, SLOW

down with the champion. You will need to constantly use the PUSHER to push the food into the machine, if you don't, the food will come back up at you up the spout. Push food in at a slow rate, and let the juicer take its time. Pushing too much food in, too rapidly will cause it to back up, and kick out the pulp faster, resulting in less yield. Due to the higher RPM and friction caused by the champion, we feel this is the lowest quality juice produced of the three machines in this article. Basically, the Samson and the Lequip Omni are horizontal single auger juicers are very similiar units in design. The Lequip Omni includes the Cold Press Oil Press attachment that will allow you to make your own flax oil and other seed oils. The Samson does offer a optional (about $100) oil press. Currently the Samson with a 10yr/5yr warranty and the Lequip Omni with a 10 year warranty. When juicing with these machine, it is very important to pre-cut your produce into small pieces for best results. We also recommend alternating soft and hard produce when feeding the juicer. (for example, if you are juicing apples and carrots, cut them up into "cubes", and feed some apple, then some carrot, then some apple, then some carrot, until its all gone). We feel this juicer is the easiest to clean of the juicers in this comparison. A special brush is included to assist cleaning of the screen, which is the

most difficult part to clean. This machine produces the pulpiest juice of all the juicers mentioned in this article, and its advised to use the strainer that comes with the machine. (especially when juicing hard veggies, such as carrots and fruits). The samson is an "upgraded" model over that of the visor. It features some redesigned parts, such as the auger and juicing nozzles, it also has an improved juicing screen as well as a user replaceable fuse located in the bottom of the unit. The lequip visor is the newest singler auger juicer to be

sold on the market. The visor has an offset feed chute (which assists in "self feeding" of produce into the machine) as well as the juicing screen has smaller holes than the Samson. The Newest style Single Auger is the Solo Star, Solo Star II, and Omega 8003/Omega 8005 has the same single auger design, but has dual juicing screens, for "better yield" according to the manufacturer, and in our tests, that looks to be accurate. The Omega 8003 is the same as the Omega 8005 except for the color. The 8003 is white, and the 8005 has a chrome look. Of the dual stage juicers, the Omega 8003/Omega 8005 is easier to clean. The new Omega 8006 Juicer is identical to the Omega 8005 and the Omega 8004 is idendical to the Omega 8003 Juicer except it has a new 8x stronger auger and 15 year warranty. The all-new vertical single augers are new on the market. They take the horizonal

single auger design, and make it vertical, so the machine has a smaller foot-print on the countertop. It also include the 8x harder auger, and a innovative automatic cleaning system, which you can think of windshield wipers for the juicing screen to keep it clean while you are juicing. This is our favorite style juicer yet. It produces a higher yield on most produce items than the horizontal single auger. One negative is that there is no blank plate included, so you can not homogenize with this machine (see comments below). The two brands are The Hurom Slow Juicer and Omega Vert VRT330, which are virtually identical, except the hurom has a built-in-handle and the Omega Vert does not. Both have a 10 year warranty, and are made in the same factory. Want to know about the differences between them? Read this to learn more about the vertical auger juicers. As you may know the Green Star is the "new and improved" model of the Green Power juicer. This juicer is more "forgiving" when juicing a wider variety of produce than the single auger unit above. Its housing has been reinforced, and there is a 5 year warranty on the machine instead of 2 years. For this reason, we recommend the Green Star over the green power juicer. This juicer has the most parts to clean of the juicers in this comparison. (click here to see a comparison of the Green Star and green power) Before I begin, one of the nice things about all these units mentioned in this article (that is not applicable to the centrifugal ejection or centrifugal machines) is that once the pulp

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* Please note: The Hurom Juicer and the Omega VERT VRT330 does not include a "blank" plate that is ment to be used to make nut butters, baby foods and frozen sorbets. We have used the small hole screen to successfully perform these functions. That being said, if you do this, do this at your own risk. The warranty may not be valid if you do something the juicer was not intended to do. Now we will discuss how each of the machine handles certain types of produce. Please note: the results in this article, are our results, and your results may vary depends on the methods you use when juicing, and the quality of your produce (i.e.: old produce, soft, hard, etc.). When juicing Carrots:

The Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Green Star, Green Star Elite and the Champion, in our opinion seemed to juice carrots the best. When juicing carrots in the Omega

8003/8004/8005/8006,Samson juicers and Lequip Omni, we felt that we didn't get a whole lot of juice, and that the screen seemed to clog up fairly quickly. We had to stop the machine to clean the screen several times when we juiced 5 pounds of carrots. When juicing carrots with the Solo Star 2, it produced more juice than the other single auger juicers we have tested. Summary: We recommend the Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Green Star, Green Star Elite or Champion if you want to juice mostly carrots.. If you want to juice carrots with a horizontal single auger, the Solo Star 2 would be our choice. When juicing Celery: The Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Omni , Solo Star 2 and the Green Star, Green Star Elite juiced celery the best. When juicing celery with the Champion juicer, the long strings in the celery stalk tend to get wrapped around the high speed blade. The Omega 8001/Samson/Lequip Visor, Solo Star and the Green Star just crush the celery without any problems. Summary: We recommend the Omega 8003/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Omni or Green Star if you want to juice celery. When juicing wheatgrass: The Solo Star 2, Samson, Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006 and Lequip Omni will juice wheatgrass about as well as a dedicated wheatgrass juicer (after all the design is almost the same). The Green Star, Green Star Elite while it will juice wheatgrass, it does tend to create some excess foam when juicing wheatgrass. The Omega VRT330 and the Hurom Juicer do a good job at juicing wheatgrass, but it is makes loud sqweeking sounds when juicing wheatgrass alone. The Champion will not effectively juice wheatgrass in sufficient quantity, and we do NOT recommend the champion for juicing wheatgrass. Summary: We recommend the Solo Star, Samson or Lequip Omni if you want top quality and yield of wheatgrass juice. If you want to juice wheatgrass the Green Star juicer will juice wheatgrass, as most other fruit and vegetable juicers will not. When juicing leafy greens: The Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Solo Star 2, Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006, Samson Lequip Omni, and Green Star, Green Star Elite juicers will juice leafy greens about the same. The champion is not as effective when juicing leafy greens. If you want to juice leafy greens (without any other produce) we do not reccomend the Omega VRT330 or Hurom juicer as the yield will not be as high as the Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006. Summary: We

recommend the Green Star, Green Star Elite, Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Solo Star, Samson, Omega 8003/8005 or Lequip Omni for juicing leafy greens. When juicing fruits: Due to the consistency of fruits, the Green Star, Solo Star, Omega

8003/8004/8005/8006, Lequip Visor and Samson can "back" up when juicing softer fruits, since hard fiber is needed to push the pulp through the juicer.. Therefore, if you want to juice mostly fruits, the Omega VRT330 or Hurom Juicer would be a better choice. In our tests, The Green Star, Solo Star and Omega 8003/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Omni all juiced watermelon (with rind and seeds), fine. The Green Star also juiced hard Fuji apples with no problems. The Samson and Lequip Omni juiced about 5 cups of tangerine juice without incident (I peeled the tangerines first).. If I want to make more, I would have to stop and clean the screen, since it was clogged, and in the end, it produced a fairly pulpy juice, due to the clogged screen.. If you want to make a fruit/veggie combo juice, such as carrot, spinach, and apple, be sure to feed a few pieces of apple, then some carrot, then some spinach, and then start over with the apple.. (alternate them for best results). As a side note, I reccomend blending fruits instead of juicing them, or just enjoying them whole!. Summary: We recommend the Omega VRT330 or Hurom Juicer if you want to juice mostly fruits. The Green Star, Solo Star and Omega 8003/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Omni will juice fruits to some extent, but don't expect a whole lot when juicing them alone. If doing combo drinks, remember to alternate fruits and vegetables. When juicing Combo drinks (i.e.: carrot, apple, spinach, parsley juice) All the juicers performed fairly well when juicing a combo drink. Remember to alternate the produce as it is being fed into the machine. (feed some apple, then carrot, spinach, then parsley, then apple, carrot, spinach, parsley until it has all been juiced). Alternating will produce the best results. Summary: All the juicers performed fairly well on this combination. When juicing sugar cane: To the best of my knowledge no other company at this time has tested which "household" juicer will juice sugar cane. There are dedicated sugar cane juicers that cost thousands of dollars that are designed to juicer sugar cane on a commercial level. We have successfully juiced sugar cane in the Omega 8003/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Omni. Be sure to slice off the hard outer husk, and slice them into long, thin strips. I would not recommend the Omega 8003/8005/8006/Samson/Lequip Visor for solely juicing sugar cane (as in commercial use), but for occasional, household use, it should be fine. Its very important to

REMOVE the juicing nozzle otherwise it will cause excess stress on the machine. The champion and Green Star will not effectively juice sugar cane. Summary: We recommend the Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006, Lequip Omni or Samson for occasional juicing of sugar cane. The other juicers will just not do it. When making frozen fruit sorbets: One of my favorite "treats" to make is to make frozen fruit sorbets with these juicers. Of the juicers we offer, only the juicers listed in this comparison will make frozen fruit sorbets. Basically you take frozen fruits, and feed them through the juicer. Instead of assembling the juicer with the "juicing screen", you put in a "blank plate" or "solid plate" in its place. Instead of juicing, the fruit is pulverized into a very fine texture, and comes out the consistency of "frozen yogurt" out of the machine at a frozen yogurt shop. But remember this is 100% fruit, with NO additives, and 100% delicious.. I generally will freeze peeled RIPE bananas, and have them ready to homogenize. Strawberries, pineapple, mango, raspberries and blueberries, cantaloupe are some of my other favorites to homogenize. All the machines make frozen fruit sorbets to a very nice and "creamy" consistency. The Omega VRT330 and Hurom Juicer are not designed to make frozen fruit sorbets. Summary: You can't go wrong with any of the three machines on this one. They all do fine. The Solo Star, Omega 8003/8005/8006, Lequip Omni and Samson seem to get the sorbets a bit more "fine" then the champion or Green Star.. The champion seems to "fluff" them up since it runs at a higher rpm and introduces more air into the sorbet.. When making nut butters: While all of these machines say they will make "nut butters", people instantly think of "creamy" peanut butter purchased from the store. Well I don't want to let you down, but that isn't the consistency that the machines produce... They produce a very chunky peanut butter.. When using ROASTED nuts... and the champion does it better than the other two, due to the higher RPM. I have tried making RAW almond butter in the Champion- it turned out fairly well.. In the Solo Star, Samson/Lequip Omni/Omega 8003/8005/8006 and in the Green Star, it basically turned the almonds into powder.. not quite a butter.. Why did that happen? Well most RAW nuts do not have a very high percentage of OIL contained within them. So ROASTED nuts work best, if that's what you are into.. If making raw nut butter, you may have to add some oil to get it to form a "butter" consistency, but don't expect the "store bought consistency"- they use commercial high powered machines to make that stuff... The Omega VRT330 and Hurom Juicer are not designed to make nut butters.

Summary: The champion, with its higher RPM, and friction causing heat, seemed to

produce the smoothest almond butter in our tests, followed by the Solo Star, Samson, Lequip Omni and Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006 juicer.. Summary: In summary, all of these units are great juicers, as long as you purchase the juicer to MEET your needs. (I wouldn't recommend a Green Star, Solo Star, omega 8003/8004/8005/8006/Lequip Omni/Samson juicer if you want to juice 80% fruit, for example).. On the other hand, if you want to juice 80% leafy greens, I would without reservation recommend the Omega VRT330, Hurom Juicer, Solo Star 2, Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006 Lequip Omni, Samson, Green Star, Green Star Elite Juicer.. depending on the secondary factors that may be important to you. Depending on your needs, we would make the following recommendations: The best juicer is one that meets your budget, and suits your individual needs. Every person has different needs and uses for the juicer they will purchase. Based on the following factors, we make the following suggestions: Factor Price Purchase Suggestion Omega 8003 or Champion (least expensive)

Want to juice mostly Solo Star 2, Lequip Omni, Samson juices wheatgrass wheatgrass best of these units. Solo Star 2, Lequip Omni, Samson, Omega 8003, Want to juice mostly Omega 8004, Omega 8005, Omega 8006 or Green leafy greens Star or Green Star Elite juices leafy greens the better than the champion. Wants to juice mostly fruit The Omega VRT330 and Hurom Juicer extract a higher yield from fruits in our tests. Read this article about juicing fruit

Want to juice a wide The Omega VRT330 and Hurom Juicer design variety of vegetables offers greater flexibility when juicing fruits and and fruits Want the most Vegetables Green Star and Green Star Elite utilizes

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Bioceramic and magnetic technologies which help pull out more nutrients from produce.

Want to store juice for Green Star and Green Star Elite manufacturer the longest period of advertises can store juice up to 72 hours with time. minimal nutrient loss Omega 8003, 8005, 8006, Lequip Omni or Green Style Star (If you like the sleek look) Samson or Champion (for a more square, classic look) Takes up least amount The Omega VRT330 is a vertical juicer and has a of counterspace Ease of Cleaning smaller "footprint" than other juicers. The Omega 8003, Omega 8004, Omega 8005 , Omega 8006 has the least parts to clean. The Omega 8003 has a built in folding handle, and is the most compact. Omega 8004 and Omega 8006 has the longest warranty of 15 years on the whole unit.

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Please note, although these Juicers (Solo Star, Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006, Lequip Omni, Samson and Green Star) juicers oxidize the juice the least, for best results: We believe that juice should be consumed right after they are produced for the maximum nutritional and enzymatic value. Which do you currently use? Well working with the juicers, we are quite lucky to have both the single auger style (Lequip Omni/Samson/Omega 8003/8004/8005/8006) and twin gear style (Green Star, Green Star Elite), a Champion, and a centrifugal ejection unit available to use. Generally, I will use the centrifugal ejection machine to juice carrots, since its easier to clean, quick and does a fairly good job. If juicing wheatgrass or leafy greens, I will generally use the single auger juicer or the Twin gear unit, depending on what's clean.. I mostly blend my fruits or eat them whole.. I do have an orangeX juicer to juice citrus.. When traveling, I have been taking the Single auger juicer, since its lighter and smaller to pack. When making bananna ice cream, the champion is the only juicer to use.. Lately, our favorite juicer is the Omega VRT330 juicer. It juices everything we put into it, it is easy to clean, and provides a excellent yield. Not Sure on which Single Auger Juicer??

Be sure to look at our head-to-head test where we test the newest Single Auger Juicers to find out which one produces a higher yield.. Which Single Auger do you prefer and why? We prefer the Omega 8003/Omega 8004/Omega 8005/Omega 8004/Omega 8006 model, since its a dual stage single auger juicer, in our tests, it extracts more juice than its single stage predecessors. The Omega 8003/Omega 8004/Omega 8005/Omega 8004/Omega 8006 model also is easier to clean since it has less parts than the other single auger style juicers. I would choose the Omega 8004/Omega 8006 over the 8003/8005 since it has a 5 year longer warranty, and 8x harder auger. Whats the difference between the Omega 8003, Omega 8004, Omega 8005 and Omega 8006? The Omega 8003 and 8005 are identical except for the color. The 8003 is white and the 8005 is chrome/black. The 8004 and 8006 are identical except for the color. The 8004 model is white and a redesigned shape as well as 8x harder auger and 5 year longer warranty (15 yrs total) than the 8003. The 8006 model is chrome and has a redesigned shape, as well as 8x harder auger and 5 year longer warranty(15 yrs total) than the 8005.