The health benefits of juicing are well known and wide-ranging. A fresh pulp-free serving of newly pressed juice has a scent and taste that is a magical start to the day. A masticating juicer outperforms the other common type of juicer known as a centrifugal juicer. A masticating juicer is able to extract large amounts of juice from all types of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens without breaking down the vital nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes that are destroyed by friction, heat, and oxidation caused by a centrifugal juicer. The masticating juicer is typically far more expensive, like the well known and raved about Omega J8006 that not only creates high yield juicing but can do a huge range of food processing. Through 52 hours of testing different models, we discovered the VonShef Professional is an incredible alternative to the well-known Omega J8006. Utilizing similar technology to protect the nutrients and allow for extended storage the VonShef Professional masticating slow juicer creates a nearly identical glass of juice... with only a few compromises at a much lower price.
The Omega J8006 is one of our top juicers, it has diverse functionality that goes far beyond epic juicing abilities. In fact, we found it was the best wheatgrass juicer and generally the best juicer for greens. Along with creating a very healthy, nutrient rich, and great tasting glass of juice it can ground up nuts to make fresh nut butters, extrude pasta, make baby food and more. While this is amazing, you end up paying for these extra functionalities even if you are just looking to get your juice on. If you believe you will find yourself wanting to do a whole lot more than create fresh great tasting juice then the Omega may be the best juicer on the market, but if you don't need your cold juicer to make pasta... save some cash and get the VonShef.
The Vonshef has a regular and a premium model, we are recommending the premium model because it is only a tad more expensive but a more powerful motor prevented clogging when juicing the leafy greens. This is the best cold press juicer for the money. The most amazing aspect of the Vonshef is its high-end functionality at such an incredible price. Being a true slow masticating juicer it makes juice without introducing high levels of oxidation, which means the juice can be stored for up to 72 hours. In our testing, it had no trouble noshing through all of the strange fruits, chopped vegetables and leafy greens we threw at it. Bottom line this is our pick as the best juicer machine because it stands up to the big name brands but with an astoundingly low price.
80 revolutions per minute may sound slow for a juicer, because it is. This low speed is critical in how a masticating juicer functions. A centrifugal juicer spins higher than this and risks damaging the nutrient profile, enzymes and other healthy aspects of juicing.
The Vonshef professional also operates at 80 RPM for that slow methodical grind that separates the juice from the pulp without causing damage to the healthy aspects of the juice. Creates a glass of juice that looks and tastes like it was hand squeezed!
A wonderful feature of a slow masticating juicer is the reduced heat and lower oxidation of the ingredients when processing. This allows you to store the juice for up to 72 hours. This low heat is why the Omega is often called the best cold press juicer.
Just like the Omega, the Vonshef technology makes it one of the top juicers by allowing for cold pressing at low heat and low oxidation which means the juice retains its many health benefits staying fresh for up to 72 hours.
The Omega does more than juice... Turn peanuts & almonds into butters, extrude pasta, grind up coffee beans, herbs, and of course, you can juice any type of fruit, vegetable or leafy green. Well known as a wheatgrass juicer it excels as one of the best juicer for greens.
The Vonshef Professional was built to primarily Juice fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens. Endless juicing recipes can be created. It also does a great job with nuts, herbs and coffee beans. No pasta extrusion or making nut butters.
The slow speed of a masticating juicer allows for approximately 20% more juice than a centrifugal juicer. The Omega performed exceedingly well on all fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens. Notably for leafy greens, there was a slightly higher yield than the Vonshef.
When compared head to head with the much more expensive Omega model the VonShef Professional juiced nearly the same amount in all categories of fruits and vegetables. Again, for the price this juicer really earns the title for best juicer machine.
Real talk, juicing can get a bit messy. After all the testing we did we became much more proficient at the assembly, dismantle and cleaning of these top juicers. The Omega J8006 has several parts but is simple. Total cleaning time 5 mins, and it's all dishwasher safe.
An almost identical process gets easier after you have done it 2 or 3 times. The VonShef comes with a helpful cleaning brush and takes just about 5 mins to clean as well with all the parts being dishwasher safe. This is an easy to clean juicer.
The Omega J8006 creates far less noise than a typical blender but has some considerable vibration to it. We set down a towel to prevent the vibration and lower the noise level. Something to consider if you are juicing early in the morning and others are still sleeping.
The Vonshef is much quieter than a centrifugal juicer, those things are notoriously loud. It was also a tad quieter than the Omega and did not have any of the vibration. This does not have an impact on the quality of juice, but nobody likes that loud assaulting blender noise. WOOOORRRRRRLLLLLLLL...