The Omega VRT350 vertical juicer isn’t a cheap juicer but as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for”.
You can get one for $380 with free shipping and if that’s way outside of your budget then take a look at Omegas 8000 series of horizontal masticating juicers (J8003, J8004, J8005, J8006) which start at $230. If your budget is lower than this you’re probably looking for a centrifugal juicer.
This is a great masticating juicer and it uses a single auger to slowly crush and squeeze the juice out of produce. It creates juice of a noticeably higher quality than centrifugal juicers with less oxidation and damage to key enzymes found in fruits and vegetables. Anyone making the transition from a centrifugal juicer will immediately notice the flavors are clearer and sharper than centrifugal made juice.
The Breville BJE200XL is currently the lowest priced juicer on offer from Breville. It sells at around $100 and is of course a centrifugal juicer. This model seems to get mainly positive reviews. Indeed Breville juicers seem to be well respected on the whole which adds to their already good reputation in the kitchen appliance market.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the juicer used by Joe Cross in his movie” Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. That was the Breville JE98XL which is a bit more expensive, selling for around $150 online. It too is a centrifugal juicer although it comes with a more powerful motor and dual speed control.
These are some of my favorite juicer recipes. I am always experimenting with new ingredients and combinations and so should you!
One thing I should say is to keep it simple when starting juicing. You will get to know which flavors you like, which ones you don’t but can handle in small amounts (for me it’s beetroot) and which ones make you want to vomit (for me it’s asparagus).