Omega Juicer (model 1000)

The Omega Juicer range has been around for over 40 years and like the ever popular Champion Juicer the Omega 1000 is a testament to a great initial design.

Omega 1000 juicerThe Omega 1000 is a centrifugal juicer that operates at about 3600 RPM and is capable of juicing vegetables and fruit. It is not suitable for juicing wheatgrass or greatly efficient at juicing leafy greens. Centrifugal juicers work by feeding the produce down upon a cutting blade to break the fibres of the produce after which the pulp is spun at high speeds in the pulp basket so that the juice is extracted by centrifugal force.

The Omega juicer range look stylish in a timeless design. The Omega 1000 is surgical stainless steel (polished and brushed effect) and white plastic and at 12" high by 10" wide fits easily onto the kitchen worktop.

The rubber feet that are attached to the base of the machine to protect your worktop and to help to stop the juicer 'walking' along the worktop when in use. As with other non pulp ejecting centrifugal models the machine will start to walk across the desktop when the basket fills up and is not emptied. This means you must stop the machine and empty the basket typically after around every 4 fluid ounces of juice has been made. Certain types of produce (soft produce such as oranges or peaches) tend to cause walking of the juicer more than harder produce (such as carrots).

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Assembly of the juicer parts if fairly straightforward and only takes a minute. The latch arms securely lock the assembled parts together so the juicer is ready to operate and they require very little effort to fix in place. These latch arms have been adopted by many other juicer manufacturers since the original Omega design.

Although the Omega 1000 is capable of peeled citrus fruits in its default format there is also an optional citrus press attachment available to buy separately which uses transforms the juicer into a citrus press operating at 250 RMP which can quickly juice unpeeled, halved oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons.

The removable stainless steel parts (including pulp basket and shredder blade) of the juicer are dishwasher safe. With time the white plastic parts may become discoloured due to the effects of the juices (beetroot anyone?) but these can be soaked overnight in water with washing up liquid.

The most difficult task of cleaning a centrifugal juicer is removing pulp fragments from the pulp basket mesh. A toothbrush is ideal for this but the process can be made even easier by using optional cellulose fibre filters that fit in the pulp basket and let the juice through but trap the pulp before it comes into contact with the basket mesh. These optional filters also have the effect of filtering more of the pulp out of the juice so the juice is extremely pulp free.

With the Omega 1000 the pulp is not ejected as on some centrifugal models such as the L'equip mini pulp ejector. Because the pulp is retained in the pulp basket the pulp is subject to centrifugal force for a longer time so more juice can be extracted. It also means that the juicer does not have to operate at such a high speed as pulp ejecting juicers that must have extremely high speeds to force the pulp up the basket walls so it can be expelled. The slower RPM benefits the juice quality as less air is introduced into the juice when compared with pulp ejecting models and so less oxidation of nutrients occurs.

The Omega 1000 comes with a 10 year warranty which shows the confidence that the manufacturers have in the reliability and durability of their juicer.