Everyone loves a good Juicer challenge. In this showdown we will be seeing the Kuvings B6000 vs Omega VSJ843QS. This is a battle between two very popular vertical slow juicers, so expect it to be a close match. Let’s get to know our contestants!
Overview of Kuvings B6000 Juicer and Omega VSJ843QS Juicer
Kuvings B6000 Juicer
Rating: 4.2 of 5
Dimensions: 9 x 8.2 x 17.6 Inches
Weight: 14.1 Pounds
Warranty: 10 Years
Speed: 60 RPM
Motor: 240 Watts
Omega VSJ843QS Juicer
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Dimensions: 17 x 14.1 x 10.8 Inches
Weight: 22 Pounds
Warranty: 15 Years
Speed: 43 RPM
Motor: 150 Watts
Comparison Review Video of Kuvings B6000 Juicer and Omega VSJ843QS Juicer
Kuvings B6000 Juicer vs Omega VSJ843QS Juicer
Kuvings B6000 juicer
First, the Kuvings B6000 juicer. An upright masticator, the B6000 has gained notoriety lately. It features a large feed chute. By letting the user place bigger pieces of fruits and vegetables in the juicer, the amount of time that must be spent chopping and cutting is lowered, making this feature a huge time saver.
Another important feature on the B6000 is the tap on the output. Not only are spills a pain to clean up, they also waste precious juice! By giving the owner control over when the juice is coming out, the tap is an extremely handy feature.
On the subject of cleaning, the B6000 comes with two different tools designed to clean it. These tools were extremely helpful in taking care of the machine, which can sometimes be a time consuming process when it comes to juicers. When taken into consideration with the prep time saved by the large chute the B6000 really works to save owners time.
With its 240 watt motor operating at 60rpm, the B6000 may seem less powerful than the standard 80rpm that most masticators operate out. This is by design, however, as the slower speed helps prevent oxidation and the loss of nutrients. The lower oxidation rate means that the juice can last longer in the fridge, saving you money. More is not always better! More is better sometimes though, and one thing owners report is that the juice yield from the B6000 motor is quite good.
Saving the best for last, the coolest feature of the B6000 is that it can do more than juice. Simply attached the blank plate and then drop in some frozen fruit and you are in smoothie town! It can also be used to create delicious chopped nuts for sundae toppings, or as table snacks. The B6000 is the only vertical slow juicer than can do this.
The B6000 is not without its drawbacks, however. Owners also found that it tended to create pulpy juice, which is common to this style of juicer. Some owners found that when using stringy produce the juicer could sometimes become jammed. Finally there were some issues with overheating, and the safety feature that cuts off the machine if it overheats was annoying to some owners.
Omega VSJ843QS Juicer
Facing the B6000 will be the Omega VSJ843QS. Like the Kuvings B6000, the Omega is a vertical slow masticator. The Omega has also gained a following lately, One of the Omega’s most notable features is its automatic cleaning function. The cleaning function works by running a silicone blade along the internal mesh, taking of the large pulpy bits that everyone hates dealing with.
Like the B6000 the Omega also supports an output tap, saving juice and avoiding a messy cleanup. When taken into conjunction with the automatic cleaning features, the Omega really does its best to try and save owners time and hassle on their end.
Another way that the Omega VSJ843QS tries to make life easier for the owner is with its quiet engine. The 1/5 HP engine operates at 150 watts of power, making it cheaper to run while also keeping down the noise. It seems as though the Omega team was keeping user-friendliness front and center when designing this juicer. Additionally, because the Omega is also a slow model it provides the same low level of oxidation that you can find in the B6000, enhancing the shelf life of your juice.
The Omega juicer also works in other ways to make sure owners get more bang for their buck. By using a super fine screen for its mastication process the Omega has a higher rate of extraction than other models. The fine screen also means that the Omega can produce a smoother juice with less pulp. The Omega also has a longer warranty than the B6000, 15 years as compared to 10. All of this only goes to shows how focused on designing a user-friendly product.
For all the good the Omega also received some criticism from owners. First of all, with a price range of $350-$400, getting an Omega will be a pretty good hit to your pocketbook. There were also issues with clogging, with users having to cut produce down into small pieces. The Omega is also rather bulky, weighing in at 22 lbs, it will be a commanding presence on your counter.
Each of the two juicers we are looking at today has their strengths and weaknesses. They also share a number of features, which means those features cannot really be used to compare the two. As a result, the tap, and low level of oxidation will not be deciding factors in this particular battle. Instead this is going to be a contest of performance against convenience.
The Kuvings B6000 wins out in the performance category. With its ability to do more than just juice the Kuving B6000 operates at a higher level than the Omega. Additionally, on the whole owners of the B6000 seemed to be more satisfied with the smoothness of their juice than did the owners of the Omega. Another point for performance going for the B6000 is the wide feed chute. Having the ability to process larger pieces is an impressive performance indeed.
The Omega is the more convenient model, with its ease of cleaning and longer warranty. The Omega is also incredibly easy to assemble out of the box, another advantage in this area. The Omega also is a bit cheaper to run with its lower wattage engine, and its automatic pulp ejector allows for continuous operation. Finally the Omega is quieter than the B6000, which makes it easier to operate whenever you feel the need to juice. This is not to say that the B6000 is bad though, with specialized cleaning tools and the wide feed chute, it certainly works for the owner as well.
In the end, the Kuvings B6000 is convenient and easy enough to use that its performance advantages outweigh the strong points of the Omega VSJ843QS, and ladies and gentleman, we have a winner! The Kuvings B6000 Juicer.