Choosing the best cold press juicer is an important decision if you’ve finally decided to make crucial changes to your diet and lifestyle. But finding a good juicer, one that can handle daily use isn’t always easy. Enter the Nc800HDS by Omega. This juicer is affordable, easy to use and versatile. More importantly, it does its job right and quickly. In addition to extracting juice from fruits and veggies it can also extract juice from nuts, so you can also enjoy homemade nut milks.
Read on to learn more about this popular model by Omega.
Overview and Features
This juicer can efficiently handle mashes and grinds and will squeeze every drop of juice out of your fruits and veggies, leaving behind dry pulp. While the process may be much slower compared to centrifugal juicers, once the process is complete you’re left with juice that has retained its nutritional value, and is loaded with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
This juicer has a slower process rate due to the eighty RPMs. This slower spinning process helps to prevent oxidation and minimizes foam. With lower quality juicers, foam is an ongoing problem and one that can end up costing you a fortune over a period of several months. A higher foam content means less juice. Obviously, you will need to use more fruit to make up for this lower yield. This can lead to a higher percentage of waste, which will end up costing you more.
What it Can Do
This juicer by Omega features a more efficient juicing process, one that will extract every last drop of juice from your greens, veggies, and fruit. Most juicers in this price range will struggle to extract juice from leafy greens such as kale, but this juicer can process large batches of kale without stalling or clogging. It’s also perfect for extracting almond and soy milk or it can be used to prepare baby food.
Ease of use is a big selling point for any juicer. Fortunately, this model has a reputation for being very beginner-friendly. Since the juicer does a great job of squeezing all the juice out of fruits and veggies, clean up is also easier. The automatic pulp ejection chute helps to prevent clogs by pushing the dry pulp out of a chute in order to make room for incoming fruits and veggies. Additionally, dry pulp is much easier to clean up compared to wet sticky pulp.
This juicer utilizes masticating technology to extract juice from fruits and veggies. When compared to a centrifugal juicer that uses blades to cut and churn up produce during the extraction process, this model is much more efficient in how it extracts juice. Instead of using blades to cut up the fruit and veggies to extract the juice, this masticating juicer relies on a powerful auger to squeeze and crush the produce. This results in less foam, better flavor, and juice that’s very nutrient dense.
Many people who have tried both masticating and centrifugal juicers have agreed that masticating juicers are the most efficient way to extract juice. This process results in a very high juice yield, leaving behind pulp that’s dry, which equals less waste.
Since this is a masticating juicer it means that are less moving parts compared to centrifugal juicers. This results in less noise during the extraction process. The average juicer is about as loud as a blender, which can make it difficult to use late at night or early in the morning. But this model is different. Its lower noise level means you can juice whenever you want and without the fear of waking up the whole household.
Ease of Use
This juicer is easy to use and set up. The large two inch by one and a half inch feeding chute makes it easier to feed larger chunks of produce into the juicer, which means you can spend less time prepping the fruits and veggies. Since this model tends to struggle with juicing softer fruits, we recommend alternating with hard pieces of veggies and fruit. If you want your juicer to produce an even higher yield, you will need to learn how to adjust the settings in order to increase or decrease the tension. In order to adjust the machine for a higher yield of juice, adjust the settings on the end cap. For softer fruits and veggies the dial should be switched to one, and up to four or five for harder produce.
This juicer has several removable parts which should be washed by hand in warm soapy water right after you finish juicing. The included nylon brush helps you to easily remove pulp from the mesh screen. If you want to wash the parts in the dishwasher, you can. These parts are also top shelf safe, however, there have been some reports that pieces have melted with dishwasher use. To learn how to deep clean your juicer, click here to read our article on how to clean juicer. This article will discuss what to look for in terms of mold growth, limescale, and mineral deposits and what you can do to keep your juicer working in optimal condition.
Dual Stage Mastication
Dual stage mastication allows the machine to successfully extract juice by crushing the fruits and veggies, then pushing the pulp tightly against the mesh screen. This extra step works to further separate the juice from the pulp in order to produce juice that’s rich in enzymes, nutrients, and vitamins.
Not only can this machine help you prepare fresh squeezed juice, it can also work as a food processor, coffee grinder, pasta maker, and homogenizer. As a food processor it can chop veggies, fruits, fish, and meat. This grinding and mincing ability will also allow you to prepare soups, sauces, salsas, and marinades. Additionally, it can also process soaked beans and rice and produce a puree-like consistency.
If you love eating frozen desserts, you can also use this machine and make your own treats by adding frozen fruits and yogurt.
The included nozzles can be used to create your own pasta, allowing you to choose between flat or long noodles. The nozzles with the larger opening can be used for breadsticks. The juicer even allows you to grind your own coffee beans, which is a huge plus for any coffee lover.
So, what type of produce can this juicer handle? This model is powerful enough to process all types of fruits and veggies including citrus fruits, leafy greens, hard produce, nuts, and beans.
In terms of hard produce, the juicer works well for:
Leafy greens include:
- Dandelion greens
- Beet greens
- Collard greens
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Large feed chute
- Slow RPMs
- Dual stage mastication
- Five adjustable extraction settings
- Handle for easier pouring
- Quiet operation
- The Price
- Slow extraction process
The juicer is made up of BPA-free parts and features a chute design that’s an inch bigger than what you’ll find on the Aicok slow masticating juicer, one of Omega’s top competitors. The juice also comes with five settings for pressure, which improve the juicer’s extraction efficiency based on the type of fruits or veggies you choose. The quiet motor is the sound equivalent of a two HP motor. The Ultem stone auger is said to be eight times stronger than the auger used in competing models. The auger will work to crush and tear leafy greens, nuts, and carrots at a slow rate of just eighty RPMs. This will reduce the risk of oxidation and minimizes foam.
The juicer also comes equipped with a heavy-duty stainless steel juicing screen, and a built-in handle that’s designed to make pouring and moving this juicer much easier. However, this is a large juicer so you may need to clear off some serious counterspace in order to accommodate it.
If you’re looking for a powerful, affordable, and efficient juicer, then this model can deliver. This beginner-friendly, economical juicer minimizes waste while producing juice that’s packed with important nutrients. The proof is in the dry pulp. A great buy for the experienced juicing enthusiast or anyone in need of a juicer that can save them serious cash on produce every week, we gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five.