Omega 4000 Juicer - Vegetable and Citrus Juicer w/ Pulp Ejection
- Product Review (submitted on September 20, 2011):
Outstanding, Superior to Jack LaLanne
bynjgreen Sep 26, 2007 8 Helpfuls 2 Comments Share
Pros Excellent design, fine materials that should endure long service, easy clean-up, delicious output,
Recommended it? Yes
The Bottom Line: This is an outstanding American made product that does what it is designed for, with perfection.
We just received our Omega 4000 Juicer. It's built with superior materials (stainless steel, solidly built screen, and non-brittle plastic; the spindle in our Jack LaLanne began crumbling several months ago and gradually disintegrated leaving no thread to hold the grater in place.) I think the difference in surface tension on these materials explains the much lower tendency to adhesion by fruit residue to cling to the interior parts. Cleanup and washing is so much easier and faster.
I'm also convinced it actually yields more juice. That's difficult to quantify because every piece of fruit has different dimensions and weight (I didn't weigh them). But using my standard 3 oranges per serving, I know after several days usage that I'm getting more juice! I think I found the reason: the pulp produced is much dryer! The Jack LaLanne was probably leaving more juice in the pulp that it ejects.
Juice quality is the same - absolutely delicious. If you've never had orange juice from a juice extractor, I recommend it, though it is more work. It's more work because it's necessary to remove the cortex, which eliminates acidity. But the other difference is probably the result of super-aeration by the centrifugal action. A great beginning for any day.
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