Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer vs Omega VSJ843 Comparison Review Leafy Greens
Alright, this is John Kohler with DiscountJuicers.com,
to do another exciting episode for you.
What we’re going to do today for you guys
is actually a juice off comparison, one of
my favorite things to do here on Youtube where
I compare two juicers head to head against
each other juicing the equivalent insane amounts
of produce to see which one will yield supreme.
Now, besides just juicing an insane amount
of produce, I also compare how the machines
work, how they’re similar and how they’re
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So with that being said, we’re going to
compare these two machines and if these aren’t
the two machines that you’re looking for
be sure to check out past episodes, I have
over 450 videos now on this Youtube channel
comparing different juicers against one another
so that you guys can get the exact, best juicer
In any case, today’s two juicers we have
today is the Omega VSJ843 over on this side,
this is a vertical single-auger slow juicer
and over on this side we have the Kuvings
whole slow juicer model V6000, this is also
a vertical single-auger juicer.
So you’re thinking, John, these are both
vertical single-auger juicers, how are they
Well, the main difference between them is
that on the Kuvings as you guys can see it’s
got a nice, wide, three inch feed tube so,
this makes feeding produce into the juicer
Over on the Omega, as you guys can see the
feed tube is much smaller, there’s the comparison
for you guys.
This one has only a two and a half inch by
one and a half inch approximately feed tube
so, that’s roughly half the size maybe a
little bit less than half the size of the
Kuvings whole slow juicer.
Now, a large feed tube is just one of the
many features that you may desire on a juicer,
there’s many different features and qualities
about a juicer and my hope by making these
videos is to teach you guys about them.
You know, as much as the wide feature is nice
because it allows you to put certain produce
items into the machine without cutting, other
ones will still require cutting and then,
the other thing is that even though it has
a big feed tube it doesn’t mean that the
yield, the performance and all this kind of
stuff is going to be the same as the VSJ843
on this side.
So, let’s get right into the comparison
of these two vertical single-auger juicers,
you guys saw the two feed tubes mainly this
one has a larger feed tube, this has a smaller
I do like that this is kind of like a smoke
plastic so you can kind of look through there
and kind of see what’s going on inside the
Next, we have the augers, the Omega VSJ843
has basically a dual blade on here that helps
kind of cut up the produce as it’s going
in to reduce it to a smaller size so it’s
On the Kuvings whole slow juicer there’s
just one nice, large auger with basically
no cutting area, you just put the produce
in there and it literally crushes those up
and breaks it down in the auger and then,
squeezes out the juice through the screen.
On the bottom of the VSJ auger, you see it’s
actually indented so you can actually stick
your finger in there, it is normal for pulp
to get collected in there once you start juicing
and when you’re done cleaning.
On the Kuvings whole slow juicer there’s
actually no indentation on the bottom, I do
really like the indentation on the bottom,
this gives basically a relieve for where the
pulp can go.
In the Kuvings whole slow juicer and other
juicers with a solid bottom I have seen sometimes
the pulp gets backed up in the machine, the
pulp will get underneath here and actually
jack the auger up and then make it hard to
disassemble the machine and then, the other
thing on the Kuvings whole sale juicer is
that they do have the teeth on the bottom
of the screen and that’s actually to drive
the wiping blade that goes around the screen.
On the Omega VSJ there’s actually these
two wings on the top that actually drive the
screen so there’s no teeth on the bottom.
I like that there’s no teeth on the VSJ
because it makes it easier to clean, the teeth
are more nooks and crannies that you guys
are going to have to clean.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at the juicing
screens, here’s a screen on the VSJ843 and
here’s the screen on the Kuvings whole slow
Look at these guys, you know, they look kind
of similar but they’re a little bit different.
Basically by looking at it, it looks like
on the first stage juicing the holes of the
VSJ, the holes are actually larger and on
the Kuvings they’re actually smaller and
then, on the second stage it looks like the
holes are, I don’t know, approximately the
Now, it looks like to me, that the area for
the juicing screen is probably a little bit
more on the VSJ which means it may get more
yield and the Kuvings actually has a little
bit less screen area.
Now, the main difference between these screens
is that actually if you look to the bottom
of the screen, this is basically kind of like
a funnel and the pulp is directed down to
the bottom of the screen.
Then, over on the Kuvings it’s like a funnel
but then there’s like a little ledge or
a lip on the bottom of this and there’s
a hole right here and if you notice on the
VSJ there is no hole.
So, what this hole does is actually after
the pulp gets ground up all the pulp has to
go through this hole and then through a secondary
hole in the bottom of the juicing bowl to
get ejected or pushed out of the juicer and
it’s a major blockage point I’ve seen
on many vertical slow juicers.
I would call this a first generation vertical
slow juicer, it has a hole on the bottom of
the screen and I do not recommend you guys
buy this after seeing the performance that
can be obtained with the machine without the
hole such as the Omega VSJ843 and the Slowstar
juicer are currently the only two juicers
that I’m aware that don’t have a hole
in the bottom of the screen, they back up
significantly less and work better based on
Finally, we have the automatic wiping blade
on both juicers.
Now, the Kuvings whole slow juicer actually
has three different wiping blades here that
are silicone material and then over on the
VSJ they don’t actually have two, the two
on these sides they’re actually just fake
they look like there’s something but there’s
not, they’re just molded plastic so that’s
going to be a bit easier to clean on the VSJ
since there’s less nooks and crannies.
In addition, in the bottom of the juicing
screens once again this has the little drive
gear, that’s going to drive the wiping blade
that drives this and then on the bottom of
the VSJ there isn’t any.
So, this means that there’s more nooks and
crannies on the Kuvings whole slow juicer.
And then, finally, down to the bowls, the
bowls are fairly similar, looks like the Kuvings
bowls may be a little bit larger I do not
recommend actually mixing juice inside the
Also, the Kuvings actually has this little
dry gear here that drives the screen wiper.
In addition, the bottom of this is actually
just totally flat, it’s not raised up so
this may mean you get more leakage on the
bottom and of course, on the back of this
there’s a little flap.
The job of this flap is to keep the pulp in
there inside the machine for as long as possible
before it gets ejected out so, always juice
with this flap in and when you’re cleaning
it pull it out.
The flap here is actually a lot larger, and
the hole on the bottom of the juicer is a
lot larger than on the Omega VSJ.
Of course, both have a little flap that you
can close to prevent drips and leaking on
your counter and also mix inside your juicing
So, that’s the Kuvings whole slow juicer
and over on the VSJ once again they have that
flap a little bit nicer design, it’s a bit
more clear, there’s not like a ring around
Then the outlet port on the Kuvings whole
slow juicer is a little bit more narrow, on
the VSJ it’s actually a little bigger, I
can get my pinky in there to kind of clean
it out when I’m done cleaning once again,
it has that little flap on the bottom, a little
bit smaller, less to clean.
Also it has a smaller hole where the halt
goes through so what this may mean, is that
it’s keeping the pulp inside the juicer
for a longer period of time before it gets
Also, on the bottom of this unit, instead
of this being flat straight across the board
it’s actually got a little trough it’s
kind of like a moat in a castle you know,
like the invaders can’t get across the moat
and invade the castle.
In this, there’s a juice moat so the juice
moat fills up with juice and the juice is
ejected and that way the juice and the extra
pulp won’t necessarily fall on the top of
the base of the motor like it may on the Kuvings
if the machine is not working properly.
So yeah, that’s basically how these two
work, all the different parts, the similarities
and the differences, before we get into the
next part I want to talk about the motor bases.
So the motor bases are fairly similar, let’s
see if we can pick this up, it’s kind of
heavy and this guy.
[grunts] They’re both kind of heavy, I think
the VSJ seems a little more heavier to me,
that being said, just per ratings the Kuvings
actually has a more powerful motor with more
twerk, I have put in whole carrots in this
and it just crunches it up.
On the VSJ whole carrots may stop it or you
will have to actually hit the forward to get
it to juice your carrots, if you’re going
to juice a lot of carrots you may not want
to get the VSJ and you definitely want to
watch the video I made of juicing carrots
in the VSJ to share with you guys my techniques
Final thing I want to say is the RPMs of both
these machines, seventy RPMs on the Kuvings
whole slow juicer and forty-three RPMs on
the VSJ so that’s almost half the speed
of the Kuvings, does this mean that it’s
going to take you longer to juice? does this
mean you’re going to get a higher nutrition
quality? with a higher or with lower RPMs?
Well, forty RPMs is not a big difference but
going from like eighty RPMs to like ten thousand
or twelve thousand RPMs that’s a big difference
and I believe that will significantly change
the quality of the juice.
The Omega VSJ843 has a fifteen year warranty
and the Kuvings whole slow juicer has a ten
year warranty so these are actually quite
long warranties, most inexpensive juicers
unfortunately have only a short ninety day
maybe one year warranty if you’re lucky
but the Omega leads the field with the longest
warranty in the juicer industry and that’s
something I like.
Next, let’s go ahead and reassemble the
machines they’re both super simple, super
easy, you can do it with your eyes shut once
you do it a couple times.
Both bowls basically sit on top of the machine
and you’re going to take your wiping blade,
put your juicing string in there and press
that all the way in.
Then, on the VSJ you basically just push that
in there and turn it, it kind of drops into
place and you’re going to then put your
auger in there and then line the top of the
auger up with the little recesses in the wiping
blade then, finally take the little orange
arrow here put it over on this side and then
line up the orange arrow with the other orange
arrow and it snaps into place.
If you’ve done that correctly the machine
will turn on.
See, for example, if you don’t have that
assembled correctly you can turn it on and
the machine will not come on so it’s very
important to assemble the machine correctly.
Over on the Kuvings it’s a similar process
just that you have a lot of different red
dots, the VSJ actually has no red dots to
Basically you’re going to take the wiping
blade and put it in the juicing screen first
off then, you’re going to take the red dot
there and line it up with the red dot on top
of the bowl, put that in place.
Then you’re going to go ahead and take your
auger slide that down in make sure it’s
fully seated down in the bottom then, finally
you’re going to go ahead and take the top
and you’re going to take this arrow and
align it over to the open and then go to the
close and then you’re all set.
When you assemble properly it’ll turn on
and there you go.
That seems a bit louder to me than the VSJ
over here, what do you guys think?
In any case, that’s how both juicers work
and you know this juicer’s probably better
for juicing if you’re going to juice like
tons of apples because you could just put
them whole, you don’t have to like you know
cut it into small bits like you will on the
That being said, the vertical juicers are
some of the best juicers for juicing a wide
variety of produce, items from fruits and
vegetables, different kinds of fruits.
I do recommend if you are juicing please juice
hard firm fruits also juicing hard vegetables,
leafy greens and so they each do fairly well
at all these different items.
That being said, on celery and greens such
as swiss chard and kale I do recommend you
guys cut those up before feeding them into
the Kuvings despite the large feed tube because
the fiber strings will get caught in the bottom
of that screen that I showed you.
I always recommend cutting similar produce
items in the VSJ that being said, if you’re
not juicing a large quantity juice you can
get away without pre-cutting those produce
items due to the design that there’s no
hole in the bottom of the screen, it may have
that little blade, the dual blade that’s
on top of the VSJ that’ll actually help
cut the produce up.
So, yeah, that’s how both these guys compare,
now I’m going to come back at you, we’re
going to get set up and do the actual juice
off where we’re going to juice one pound
of spinach in both machines.
So, now I’m all ready and set up to juice,
we have even four cup catch containers for
each juicer and we’ve got two pounds of
the baby spinach pre-weighed, earthbound greens,
I always encourage you guys to juice organic
greens whenever you can get it.
Then, the final thing we’re going to do
is we’re going to go ahead and take two
strainers because these two juicers may put
out different amounts of pulp in the juice
and I want to be able to strain out the pulp
and the foam just to get the actual juice
So, we’re going to go ahead and put one
strainer on each of the catch containers so
we can get a fair fight.
The other thing I’m going to do for you
guys is actually go ahead and time this juice
off session for each juicer so you guys can
see how long it takes to juice in each of
the machines, if one is faster or slower than
Now, I’m juicing straight leafy greens,
the name leafy greens is our most nutrient
dense food on the planet and that’s the
food that I encourage you guys to really ramp
up and to eat more of and this is really easy
when juicing in a juicer because you can take
a pound of greens and when you juice it, it
should turn into about a cup of juice on average
depending on what juicer you’re using.
Some juicers produce less and some juicers
will hit that one cup mark so, it’ll be
interesting to see how each of these two juicers
juice the leafy greens.
That being said, I encourage you guys if you
guys want to juice strictly or only leafy
greens you want to get a horizontal single-auger
juicer instead of a vertical single-auger
In general, those juicers juice the leafy
greens better than the verticals that tend
to make more foam in your juice.
I do recommend generally if you’re juicing
straight greens to also juice something like
carrots or celery with it in the vertical
single-auger juicers and rotate so, put a
little bit of spinach, a little bit of carrots,
a little bit of spinach, a little bit of carrots
until you’re done.
that works definitely better than just tying
to feed it straight greens like I’m doing
today, it actually may back up some vertical
So, I guess, without further ado let’s go
ahead and get juicing I think I’m going
to go ahead and first juice in the Kuvings
whole slow juicer so let me go ahead and set
up the stopwatch on my phone.
Alright, we’re going to go ahead and press
start and we’re off.
Now, we’re going to rip this top off and
get juicing with Kuvings whole slow juicer
Alright, due to the nice large feed tube we
can just take big handfuls of spinach and
put it in although, sometimes the spinach
will overflow since they don’t have a nice
funnel to catch it like the Omega VSJ843 does.
As you guys can see I’m just putting the
spinach handful by handful it’s actually
fairly easy nothing has really started juicing
yet, oh I see some juice starting to come
out, starting to drip out.
Think what we’ll do for you guys is we’ll
speed this up so you guys don’t have to
sit here and watch me get all this spinach
Alright, looks like we’re back down to the
last bit of spinach for the Kuvings whole
slow juicer, last full pieces there.
So, pretty much I got all of this spinach
out and what we need to do now is just use
the pusher to push the spinach in because
all the spinach is basically just sitting
in the feed tube so when you’re doing that
make sure to push slow and steady, don’t
just try to cram it in there as fast as you
can, give the machine some time to work.
As you guys can see over on this side the
pulp is coming out and we got plenty of juice
coming out along with some foam, I’ll go
ahead and push some more into the juicer.
This works significantly better if you’re
alternating spinach with some celery or something
like that or spinach and carrots.
Alright, I think we’re done we basically
pushed as much as we can into the Kuvings
whole slow juicer and just looking down the
shoot there I see some spinach that actually
didn’t totally get sucked in into the juicer
and that’s just due to part of the design.
this has happened when I’ve juiced many
different things in the Kuvings whole slow
I’m going to continue to try to like ram,
push up and down and finally it looks like
it probably accepted virtually all the spinach,
at least all the spinach is out of the feed
tube and it’s actually getting sucked in
the machine, I still see some pulp at the
top it’s actually not getting sucked in.
Once you put all the produce in any vertical
single-auger juicer you want to let it run
for a little bit maybe another thirty or sixty
seconds until it’s fully able to juice everything
you’ve put into it, I mean, the main way
to know is if you see juice coming out of
the pores which I’m still seeing and actually
the pulp is still moving so we’re going
to go ahead and continue to let this run just
a little bit more.
Alright, so to me it looks like the pulp has
stopped coming out of the juicer although
it’s still dripping, I mean I could continue
for another five minutes and let it drip but
we got to cut this up at some point so let’s
go ahead and take a look at the time.
Looks like five minutes and nineteen seconds,
let me go ahead and stop, and reset that and
I’m going to go ahead and go over to the
Let’s go ahead and turn off the Kuvings,
continue to let that drip.
Now, we’re going to go ahead and juice in
the Omega VSJ843.
Technically the VSJ843 is a little bit newer
juicer than the Kuvings whole slow juicer.
Alright so let’s go ahead and hit start
and let’s get juicing.
I’m going to go ahead and take handfuls
of the spinach and put it into the Omega VSJ,
take care to just put smaller handfuls because
the feed tube is not quite as large, the large
feed tube really helps when you’re juicing
large things like apples and pears, tomatoes
and carrots, might take a little extra time
to feed in the spinach but we’ll see if
it’s worth it after we juice in the VSJ.
So, I’m going to go ahead and fast forward
this until I’m about done.
Alright, we’re down to the last handful
of greens going into the Omega VSJ843 and
Finally, we’ll need to use the pusher to
push the greens into the VSJ843 nice and gently
As you guys can see lots of juice coming out
through the Omega VSJ843 screen.
Of course, the last thing we need to do is,
we need to let the VSJ843 run while it’s
still flowing that means the machine’s still
working and we’re going to just wait for
it to juice a little bit more.
Alright, so it looks like the pulp has pretty
much stopped flowing out of the VSJ843, we’re
going to go ahead and turn this off.
Took about six minutes on the VSJ843, I think
feeding in the produce took probably about
similar amounts of time, just maybe letting
the machine run, looks like the VSJ wants
to keep kicking out a little bit more pulp
than the Kuvings so I’ll let it run a little
Let’s go ahead and turn that baby off.
Okay, so the next thing I want to do is actually
compare the pulp that came out of the machines
for you guys.
So, this is the pulp that came out of the
Kuvings whole slow juicer, this is the pulp
that came out of the Omega VSJ.
To you on the camera probably looks fairly
similar, let’s go ahead and get it on my
hand and here’s my hand and here’s me
squeezing it so you can see all the juice
that’s dripping out, there’s a few drops
Now, we’re going to do the same with the
pulp from the VSJ, as you guys can see I’m
squeezing the pulp out my hand in very few
drops so it looks like the VSJ just from the
pulp being squeezed was more efficient and
let’s see if that actually works out to
be more efficient when we compare the yields
on both machines, let’s go ahead and move
these guys over.
So, first we should strain it out, I do want
to say that the Kuvings since I juiced first
in that it had some time to settle out a little
bit whereas the VSJ just got done juicing
but hasn’t had time to settle out.
Looks like the VSJ actually made a little
bit more foam than the Kuvings whole slow
juicer but it looks like the Kuvings whole
slow juicer you know by looking at the bottom
it’s a little bit darker.
Looks like the Kuvings made more pulp I can
easily feel this because the weight of this
strainer is heavier and the weight of this
strainer is a lot lighter.
So let’s go ahead now and do a close up
for you guys on the juice yields.
First, let’s go ahead and take a look at
how much the Kuvings whole slow juicer made
and if we look very closely, look at the little
marks, looks like we got just under 275ml
maybe a line or two under that and if we go
ahead over to the Omega VSJ843 let’s see,
looks like we got just about 275ml we also
got a lot more foam on the Omega VSJ843 which
is actually quite interesting.
So, as you guys just saw the Omega VSJ843,
it literally won by a hair, it made a little
more juice than the Kuvings whole slow juicer
although, it definitely had a lot less pulp
in the juice but it did make more foam.
Once again, every juicer has their pros and
cons and one of the reasons why I make these
videos for you guys, is to show you guys what
happens when you juice equal amounts of produce
in both machines.
Now, I do want to let you guys know that horizontal
single-auger juicers such as the Omega NC800
by Omega would do a far better job juicing
these leafy greens because they would not
make as much foam.
Now, we’re going to go ahead and try the
100% spinach juice here from the Kuvings whole
slow juicer, it tastes like spinach juice,
actually kind of strong.
Next, we’re going to go ahead and try the
Omega VSJ843 spinach juice.
I mean, they both taste strong I have to dilute
that down with some apple juice or something
But, as you guys could see both these vertical
single-auger juicers juice the spinach just
I do want to let you guys know that I did
compare these juicers previously in another
video, I’ll put a link down below if I remember,
where I juice cucumbers in the same exact
juicers and the Omega VSJ actually made more
yield than the Kuvings whole slow juicer in
that video also.
I always like to tell you guys each juicer
has their pros and cons you know, in this
case I’m going to have to declare the winner
It’s not clean cut because the yields were
so close, the juicing time amazingly on the
leafy greens took a similar amount of time,
just due to the fact that you had to put them
all in the feed chute and shove them into
the juicer with the pusher so that wasn’t
I mean, this machine does actually cost the
same amount as the Kuvings whole slow juicer
but you also get a five year extra warranty
and in general, based on my experience this
juicer will put less juice in the pulp or
less pulp in the juice and in general make
a little bit higher yield than the Kuvings
I mean, the Kuvings actually has on it, basically
a little bit less hassle because you have
to cut things less as long as they’re not
long pieces of kale or collard greens or swiss
chards with the strings in it or the celery.
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